YORKwrites 2009 Highlights Science & Engineering
Faculty, Students Alumni and Staff were on hand November 3rd at Steacie Science & Engineering Library to congratulate each other on their recent accomplishments.
As a regular fixture of YORKwrites, images of recent York research, publication and creative work were presented on the big screen throughout the evening and the Bookstore provided a range of York authored books for sale. As a special treat, David Clink from the Bronfman Business Library read from his book of poetry. This year, over 40 Science and Engineering faculty members and grad students provided their poster presentations for an impressive display.
Students from the York University Rover Project made a splash as they and their championship model rolled through the Library gates, accompanied by their advisor, Dr. Regina Lee. The team talked about the new rover they will develop for the 2010 University Rover Challenge as fascinated guests peppered the team with questions.
President Mamdouh Shoukri, Dean Walter Tholen and AVP Research Michael Siu were present to congratulate those whose output raises the profile of York University.
“We owe York authors a great debt, said Shoukri, “it is through their work, scholarly, scientific professional or creative that the wider world learns about…the research, the creative thinking, the pursuit of academic excellence that defines us as a university.”
Walter Tholen commented on how much Steacie Science & Engineering Library has been part of his life as a scholar and teacher at York. Tholen commended John Dupuis, Steacie staff and librarians for their leadership in making the Steacie Library an inviting space for faculty and students. “and more importantly, for keeping close contact with every Science department and apprising us of the changes that are taking place…(in scholarly publishing).” York University Libraries is at the forefront of developments in scholarly communications, making it a natural home for a gateway to discover the diverse scholarship of the York community.
As Professor Paul Delaney so aptly put it in his Toast to the Authors “despite our various learning endeavours one common theme defines us…our love of learning and our urge to communicate our findings with others.”
Paul Delaney, Director of the Division of Natural Sciences with Jochen Rudolph, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, and John Dupuis, head of the Steacie Science & Engineering Library)
...more photos from the Science & Engineering Flickr site.