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That sinking feeling: Are ice roads holding up under January’s unseasonable warmth?

That sinking feeling: Are ice roads holding up under January’s unseasonable warmth?

Media release from January 12, 2023 Vital winter ice road infrastructure may be cracking and sinking under the load of an unseasonably warm start to the new year across Europe and North America, a trend York University Associate Professor Sapna Sharma and team has detailed in a recent study. The research warns that ice roads, […]

Dawn Bazely awarded RCIScience Sandford Fleming Medal for outstanding science communication

Dawn Bazely awarded RCIScience Sandford Fleming Medal for outstanding science communication

University Professor Dawn Bazely in the Faculty of Science joins the ranks of illustrious Canadians like Nobel Laureate John Charles Polanyi and astronaut Chris Hadfield as the recipient of the 2022 Sandford Fleming Medal for excellence in science communication from the Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience). The selection committee was unanimous in its decision, […]

Faculty of Graduate Studies names Sapna Sharma recipient of Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

Faculty of Graduate Studies names Sapna Sharma recipient of Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

Faculty of Science Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, Sapna Sharma, received the 2022 Supervisor of the Year award from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) at a council ceremony on Dec. 1. FGS bestows the award annually on an individual who has demonstrated outstanding support for postdoctoral scholars at York University, exceeding general […]

Best of YU 2022

Best of YU 2022

As we wrap up the year, we highlight our standout moments of positive change in 2022. #10 Enhanced opportunities for undergraduate research and success Fifty-five students from Science and across the University attended our annual Summer Undergraduate Research Conference to present their summer research projects and network with their peers. The Faculty of Science also […]

Buzzing with excitement: researchers return in person for 11th annual BeeCon

Buzzing with excitement: researchers return in person for 11th annual BeeCon

After two years of virtual conferences, BeeCon returned to York University in a hybrid format. More than 400 attendees participated in the two-day conference hosted by the Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (BEEc). BeeCon is a free, annual conference that brings together bee biologists on a global scale to discuss bees, collection methods, […]