York University has been awarded more than $3.2 million for two projects to prepare students for careers in industries that require inter-disciplinary training and are central to Canada’s economic future: space robotics for exploration and applied biotechnology for environmental sustainability. The two projects are among only 13 selected from across Canada to receive up to $21.45 million […]
In May, the Lassonde School of Engineering welcomed 62 undergraduate student researchers for the seventh annual Lassonde Undergraduate Research Awards (LURA) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA) programs. The students will be working on various research projects alongside Lassonde faculty members for the duration of the […]
Plastics are durable, lightweight and versatile, making them suitable candidates for use in a wide spectrum of products. They are essential to the daily lives of many Canadians. Despite their benefits, challenges related to the end-of-life of these materials remain to be addressed. This is especially important given the impacts of plastics on freshwater and […]
The Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation (VPRI) is launching a call for a new research initiative. The Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Research Clusters initiative was created to strengthen interdisciplinary research in areas of strategic importance to the University. The program will provide funding to selected research clusters to support globally leading research excellence that will offer world-class […]
Two York University professors have received Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants. The grants were awarded to Professors Gunho Sohn of the Lassonde School of Engineering and Faculty of Science Professor Derek Wilson, York Research Chair in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease and director of the Centre […]
New research from the Faculty of Science suggests that influencing male mosquitoes’ reproductive capacity may, one day, hold the key to improved pest control strategies. Impeding some of the world’s most deadly viruses, spread by mosquitoes, could possibly be within reach, this research suggests. Mosquitoes (specifically, Aedes aegypti) carry a variety of pathogens causing diseases including Zika, […]
Can temporary or semi-permanent tattoos look as good as the real thing? Faculty of Science chemistry Professor Christopher Caputo thinks so and is hard at work with his team to produce a new range of colours. Caputo recently received a $450,000 Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) […]
On April 2, a team of York University researchers led by psychology Professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell, associate vice-president research and the director of the Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt (O.U.C.H.) Lab, was awarded a $1.5-million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, and the Natural Sciences & […]
Lassonde research brings to light how hacking, via compromised devices, has facilitated an easier way for cyberattacks to take place. In this Brainstorm Q-and-A, Professor Natalija Vlajic calls for manufacturers, government and end-users to combat this serious threat.
New research from York University looks at rising mercury levels in predatory fish in Ontario and tries to untangle the web of causation to better assess how changing environments are impacting wildlife and, ultimately, people consuming fish.