Innovative York University conference to focus on how interdisciplinary collaborations can help shape a more just, equitable, healthy and sustainable future
A team of researchers from York University’s Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and Lassonde School of Engineering have revamped their Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) with multiple innovations that will help aid workers unlock potentially life-saving information from water-quality data regularly collected in humanitarian settings.
York University is launching the world’s tiniest lecture hall to spur action on the giant problem of microplastics, and anyone on the planet can step inside. The micro-lecture hall is part of a new art installation that will be unveiled at Vari Hall and the Glendon Centre of Excellence. An exact replica of a theatre-style […]
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 […]
Waterborne illness is one of the leading causes of infectious disease outbreaks in refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) settlements, but a team led by York University has developed a new technique to keep drinking water safe using machine learning, and it could be a game changer.
A fascinating fact was discovered by a York University-led research team that explored bacteria’s quorum-sensing trait, a sophisticated form of co-operation, using which bacteria can regulate gene expression according to their population density.
In the spring of 2021, when auto magnate Frank Stronach announced his intention to launch a tiny three-wheeled electric commuter car to reduce greenhouse gases, ease traffic jams and solve parking problems, York University’s Prof. Andrew Maxwell saw an opportunity. What if York U’s campus became a "living lab" to test the prototype SARIT (Safe, […]
Incoming students at Lassonde School of Engineering and Faculty of Science both found ways to flourish during COVID-19 pandemic. TORONTO, June 29, 2022 — With the help of the Schulich Leader Scholarship program, two graduating high school students from the Greater Toronto Area are headed to York University this fall to begin their studies. Hannah […]
TORONTO, May 25, 2022 — The Lassonde School of Engineering’s kindergarten to industry (k2i) academy at York University has received $1 million from the Ontario’s Ministry of Education in support of a summer work-study program for high school students from racialized backgrounds. Thanks to the grant, k2i’s summer STEM program, Bringing STEM to Life: Work-Integrated Learning, […]