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York U researchers’ revamped AI tool makes water dramatically safer in refugee camps

York U researchers’ revamped AI tool makes water dramatically safer in refugee camps

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. 

The world’s smallest lecture hall launches at York U to tackle a macro problem across the globe

The world’s smallest lecture hall launches at York U to tackle a macro problem across the globe

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 […]

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 […]

Researchers develop novel way to prevent waterborne infectious diseases at refugee settlements

Researchers develop novel way to prevent waterborne infectious diseases at refugee settlements

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.

York U a 'living lab' for auto magnate Frank Stronach's prototype electric cars

York U a 'living lab' for auto magnate Frank Stronach's prototype electric cars

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, […]

York's 2022 Schulich Leaders share passion for entrepreneurship

York's 2022 Schulich Leaders share passion for entrepreneurship

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 […]

York U’s Lassonde School of Engineering receives $1M for summer STEM program

York U’s Lassonde School of Engineering receives $1M for summer STEM program

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, […]