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Holes in the ozone not only inspired the world to fix the issue, it also impressed a then eight-year-old Cora Young who went on to become an atmospheric chemistry professor. Listen to the documentary by former York University SciComm resident Molly Segal on CBC's What on Earth @ 27:32

Prof Trevor VandenBoer talks to CBC's Quirks & Quarks about the nitty-gritty of fog droplets & the surprising variability of fog off the Atlantic coast where he spent time this summer as part of an international team aboard a ship converted into a mobile lab

York University, Town of Newmarket sign five-year MOU to advance shared goals and demonstrate commitment to positive change

York University, Town of Newmarket sign five-year MOU to advance shared goals and demonstrate commitment to positive change

NEWMARKET, ON – Sept. 14, 2022 – Today, York University President Rhonda Lenton and Newmarket Mayor John Taylor signed a new five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – a clear commitment to advance shared goals and create positive change in Newmarket. The signing ceremony was held in the Town of Newmarket Council Chambers and marks the […]

Study: Even smartest AI models don’t match human visual processing

Study: Even smartest AI models don’t match human visual processing

York University study highlights how deep-network models take potentially dangerous ‘shortcuts’ in solving complex recognition tasks TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2022 –  Deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) don’t see objects the way humans do – using configural shape perception – and that could be dangerous in real-world AI applications, says Professor James Elder, co-author of a […]

Etobicoke resident wins York University free tuition contest

Etobicoke resident wins York University free tuition contest

Last week on impulse Samadhi Rankothge took a call from an unknown caller. To her surprise, it was not a persistent duct-cleaning company or another "CRA arrest warrant" scammer, but a York University representative calling to congratulate her on winning free tuition for the year. “I was so surprised by that call,” says Rankothge, still […]

“A space where students feel included, that’s just the beginning point. If we don’t sustain that with a rigorous curriculum that helps them understand the world around them and change the world around them...then it is just a fluffy start to the year,” Prof Vidya Shah tells the Toronto Star

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

Five-year project aimed at ensuring vulnerable and at-risk populations are included in disease outbreak management and policies TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2022 – At a time when the risk of emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases (ERIDs) is increasing, an international team led by York University successfully competed to receive a CAD7.25 million grant from the International Development Research […]