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STS Seminar Series looks at social pharmaceutical innovation for rare diseases

STS Seminar Series looks at social pharmaceutical innovation for rare diseases

The second talk of the 2021-22 Science and Technology Studies (STS) Research Seminar Series takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and features Conor Douglas, assistant professor in York University’s Department of Science and Technology Studies. His talk is titled “Social Pharmaceutical Innovation for Rare Diseases: Towards a Conceptual Definition and Research Program.” According […]

Event explores mathematical lessons from industry and academia

Event explores mathematical lessons from industry and academia

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Science are hosting a special lecture on Thursday, Oct. 7 featuring Dhavide Aruliah, senior vice-president of education and inclusion at OpenTeams Inc. Aruliah will share his perspectives on building a professional career based on a mathematical education – in […]

International symposium on infectious diseases features York expertise

International symposium on infectious diseases features York expertise

The Canadian Centre for Disease Modelling (CCDM) based at York University was one of the co-organizers of a virtual symposium on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases that took place Sept. 14 to 18. The event drew an international cohort of more than 300 researchers, public health experts and students. The CCDM 2021 China-Canada Symposium on Modelling, Prevention and […]

Stellar first-year students get feet wet as summer researchers

Stellar first-year students get feet wet as summer researchers

Supported by a York Science Scholars Award (YSSA), 19 top first-year students participated in their first summer research experience as university students this year. The YSSA program provides awards of $10,000 to high-achieving, passionate science students entering the Faculty of Science. Half of the award is an entrance scholarship and the other half pays for […]

Recipients of the Provostial Fellowships announced

Recipients of the Provostial Fellowships announced

Professors Burkard Eberlein (Schulich), Sapna Sharma (science), Cheryl van Daalen-Smith (health, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies) and Qiang Zha (education) have been appointed York University Provostial Fellows. Appointed for one year, each of the recipients will work to enhance collegial capacity at an institutional level to advance the priorities of the University Academic Plan (UAP) […]

The Royal Society of Canada elects five York professors into its ranks

The Royal Society of Canada elects five York professors into its ranks

Five York University professors have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). They are: Philip Girard, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School; Jennifer Hyndman, associate vice-president research and a professor in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS); Michele Johnson, associate dean of students and […]

How artificial intelligence and big data are fighting COVID-19 in Africa

How artificial intelligence and big data are fighting COVID-19 in Africa

A collaboration led by York University researchers in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health is using artificial intelligence (AI) to define public health policies and interventions to contain and manage the spread of COVID-19 in Africa. With a scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines in […]

Meet the inaugural recipients of the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars

Meet the inaugural recipients of the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars

York University has announced the four inaugural recipients of its new Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars: Godwin Dzah, Don Davis, De-Lawrence Lamptey and Ruth Murambadoro. This two-year award, valued at $70,000 per year, seeks to address underrepresentation in many disciplines and fields by providing Black and Indigenous scholars with the ability to dedicate their time to pursuing […]

Next Scholars' Hub @ Home event looks at immunity and COVID-19

Next Scholars' Hub @ Home event looks at immunity and COVID-19

Those who enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research will not want to miss the next Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series event that will look at COVID-19 immunity generation in infected and vaccinated hosts. Brought to you by York University's Office of Alumni Engagement, the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on […]

York U planetary scientist puts Mars lake theory on ice with new study that offers alternate explanation

York U planetary scientist puts Mars lake theory on ice with new study that offers alternate explanation

For years, scientists have been debating what might lay under the Martian planet’s south polar cap after bright radar reflections were discovered and initially attributed to water. But now, a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, led by planetary scientists from the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, puts that theory to rest and demonstrates […]