The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected three York Science faculty members as part of the Class of 2022. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the arts, social sciences and sciences.
Congratulations to Professor Jianhong Wu, who was elected to the rank of Fellow, Academy of Science; and Professors Sandra Rehan and Sapna Sharma, who were elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
Jianhong Wu, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Jianhong Wu, a renowned mathematician, has made foundational contributions to the global dynamics and bifurcation theory. His novel mathematical models have pioneered several research fields. His disease modelling research provides critical insights of mechanisms behind complex patterns and accurately forecasts disease trends. His leadership has profoundly contributed to the paradigm shift toward using interdisciplinary modelling extensively in health planning and firmly establishing Canada as a global leader in mathematical epidemiology.
Sandra Rehan, Department of Biology
Sandra Rehan is an international leader in the molecular ecology and behavioural genetics of bees. Rehan’s research combines comparative genomics and socio-demography to provide critical insights into the diversity, decline and sustainability of wild bees. Rehan is advancing our understanding of the causes of wild bee declines by developing comprehensive wild bee population genomic and disease ecology models. These results will ultimately be used to implement critical conservation strategies.
Sapna Sharma, Department of Biology
Sapna Sharma has transformed the understanding and study of how lakes worldwide respond to climate change, including rapid ice loss, warming water temperatures, degrading water quality, and changing fish distributions. She reinvigorated the field of winter limnology using big data and cutting-edge statistical analysis. She is a remarkable science communicator, generating millions of media impressions by clearly conveying complex research and as founder of SEEDS, an outreach program for refugees.
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