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Lassonde professor advances research in predicting cancer treatment outcomes

Lassonde professor advances research in predicting cancer treatment outcomes

The quantitative MRI biomarker developed in this project can predict whether a patient’s tumor is likely to be controlled by stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) or if the treatment is likely to fail. Predicting the success of cancer treatment strategies is paramount for clinicians to provide the highest standard of care to patients. While predicting these treatment […]

Heat motion ‘sloshes’ Pacific Ocean and shifts weather forecasts

Heat motion ‘sloshes’ Pacific Ocean and shifts weather forecasts

A study out of the Lassonde School of Engineering discovers new ways the Pacific Ocean is circulating, which may hold the key to better predicting the impact of El Niño and La Niña. For years, scientists have been trying to understand variations in El Niño and La Niña to accurately predict year-to-year disruptions to weather […]

Find out how Lassonde’s K2I Academy is creating opportunities for youth at the next Scholars’ Hub @ Home

Find out how Lassonde’s K2I Academy is creating opportunities for youth at the next Scholars’ Hub @ Home

For the Oct. 6 edition of the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series, Lisa Cole, director of programming for the Kindergarten to Industry (K2I) Academy at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering, will host a discussion about how the academy is creating opportunities for youth. Diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is critical; it enables the design of […]

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 […]

New partnership to advance fight against global financial crime and support equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM

New partnership to advance fight against global financial crime and support equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM

The funding from Scotiabank provides $980,000 to support critical research into global financial crimes and security. It will be named the Scotiabank Lassonde Financial Crimes Research Initiative. At a time when financial markets, technologies and products have become more complex and financial crimes are increasing, Canadian universities can play a critical role in addressing the […]

New Lassonde EDI fund supports initiatives that reduce barriers and promote equity, diversity and inclusion

New Lassonde EDI fund supports initiatives that reduce barriers and promote equity, diversity and inclusion

The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University has introduced a new equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) funding initiative to promote a culture of EDI at the school while helping to remove systemic barriers for faculty, students and staff in academia. This initiative, spearheaded by the EDI Sub-Committee and the Lassonde Research Office, supports the development and […]

Lassonde showcases cutting-edge research at its 2021 undergrad research conference

Lassonde showcases cutting-edge research at its 2021 undergrad research conference

The Lassonde School of Engineering held its sixth annual Undergraduate Summer Student Research Conference, virtually, on Aug. 17. Over the summer months, more than 80 undergraduate students worked alongside Lassonde faculty members on a variety of research projects, from virtual reality and molecular simulations to investigating other planets. During the conference, students presented their final […]

Fighting pollution with nature's tools and faith in interdisciplinary solutions: Professor Satinder Kaur Brar

Fighting pollution with nature's tools and faith in interdisciplinary solutions: Professor Satinder Kaur Brar

York University Professor Satinder Kaur Brar has been passionate about chemistry since her first exposure to the subject during her high school days in India, but it wasn’t until her master’s studies at the National Chemistry Lab in Pune that she had an “A-ha” experience that significantly altered her career path. While earning her master's in organic […]

CFI awards more than $1.5M in research infrastructure funding to York University

CFI awards more than $1.5M in research infrastructure funding to York University

Researchers at York University will receive more than $1.5 million in funding from the Government of Canada as part of a $77-million investment to support 332 research infrastructure projects at 50 universities across the country. Announced on Aug. 11 by Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, the contribution comes from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) […]

Lassonde postdoctoral Fellow earns award for research that improves drinking water

Lassonde postdoctoral Fellow earns award for research that improves drinking water

Pratik Kumar, a postdoctoral Fellow in Professor Satinder Kaur Brar’s lab in the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, has won an award for his work on improving the quality of drinking water. Kumar was recognized with the International Water Association Young Water Professionals Canada Award for his research focused on developing a biofilter capable […]