Participants had the chance to meet Dr. Mack and ask her any questions about science through a guided discussion. They were also paired one-on-one with physics major undergraduate mentors throughout the event. Dr. Katie Mack gave an insightful lecture on the ultimate fate of the cosmos.
The FWiP team updated the Department's mental health resources to provide tools and raise awareness about the importance of a healthy mindset.
During the last mental health month, we organized a self-care Physics Paint Night for our undergraduate students to decompress and paint about everything physics.
The Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CCUWiP) is a national conference gathering physics students and professionals from across the country. Last January, together with FWiP, York's Department of Physics and Astronomy supported the participation of eight undergraduate students in CCUWiP.
We ran the Observatory Workshop to admire the greatness of our universe! The workshop included a solar observing session at York U’s Allan I Carswell Observatory and interactive hands-on astronomy activities including building dry-ice comets and cereal-box spectrographs. The participants were also given the opportunity to participate in astrophysics lectures given by professionals in the field.