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An augmented/virtual reality revolution is just beginning, says Faculty of Science professor

An augmented/virtual reality revolution is just beginning, says Faculty of Science professor

Chemistry Professor Kyle Belozerov uses virtual reality (VR) in his classroom. In this insightful Q-and-A, he considers the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in understanding the complexities of our modern world. Kyle Belozerov, an assistant professor of chemistry (teaching stream) and trained biochemist, sees the world through a futuristic lens. He has […]

York chemistry professor awarded Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award

York chemistry professor awarded Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award

Assistant Professor Christine Le in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, has received the 2022 Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award to support her organic chemistry research program. The award will provide her with seed funding to develop reaction toolkits that pharmaceutical companies could use to create a variety new fluorine-containing compounds that can then be […]

York researcher joins Nagoya University’s Research Center for Materials Science as visiting professor

York researcher joins Nagoya University’s Research Center for Materials Science as visiting professor

In October, Thomas Baumgartner, chemistry professor in the Faculty of Science at York University, will join the renowned Research Center for Materials Science at Nagoya University in Japan as a visiting professor. Baumgartner will collaborate with researcher and organic chemistry Professor Shigehiro Yamaguchi on exploring organic fluorescent compounds for biosensing applications. Their work will build […]

Hovig Kouyoumdjian announced as new Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy

Hovig Kouyoumdjian announced as new Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy

We are pleased to announce that Professor Hovig Kouyoumdjian has been appointed as our new Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy (AD-CP), effective September 1, 2022. The AD-CP is a new role in the Faculty and will act as an integral part of our senior leadership team. The AD-CP will provide leadership and direction for matters […]

New gifts support student learning in the Faculty of Science

New gifts support student learning in the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce more than $137,000 in new gifts from donors to support student scholarships and learning. The gifts will primarily support undergraduate and graduate students during their studies at York University. The following awards and funds have been created: The Hélène Massam Memorial Prize for Excellence in Statistics, created […]

New funding expands use of VR technology in undergraduate chemistry teaching

New funding expands use of VR technology in undergraduate chemistry teaching

Faculty of Science chemistry Professors Kyle Belozerov and Derek Jackson have received new funding to expand the use of virtual reality (VR) technology in chemistry courses to help students understand the structure and function of biological molecules at a deeper level. The duo are among a group of new enthusiasts at York University to incorporate […]

Faculty hosts first in-person open house since start of pandemic

Faculty hosts first in-person open house since start of pandemic

On Saturday, May 14, the Faculty of Science hosted an in-person open house at the Life Sciences Building. It was the first time since 2019 that high school students could visit the campus to learn more about the Faculty of Science. Nearly 200 visitors, including students who received admission offers for 2022-2023 and their family […]

A message from Dean Wang on National Administrative Professionals Day

A message from Dean Wang on National Administrative Professionals Day

Dear Faculty of Science community, On this National Administrative Professionals Day, I would like to acknowledge and thank our administrative and support staff in the Faculty of Science for all that they do. Our dedicated, service-oriented administrative professionals provide essential support to faculty, researchers, staff and students – allowing our Faculty of Science community to […]

Science faculty, staff and student achievements celebrated at annual event

Science faculty, staff and student achievements celebrated at annual event

The Faculty of Science recently hosted its annual Honours & Awards Ceremony over Zoom to celebrate the students, staff and faculty members who had received awards and scholarships for their teaching and research excellence, academic achievements, and extracurricular involvement. The celebration recognized awards adjudicated from Sept. 1, 2020, to Aug. 31, 2021. More than 110 […]

A collaboration with a York researcher is changing the ‘forever’ of tattoos

A collaboration with a York researcher is changing the ‘forever’ of tattoos

What is the science behind semi-permanent tattoo technology? Faculty of Science chemistry Professor Chris Caputo’s research is revolutionizing this form of personal expression in new and interesting ways for a Canadian startup. A York University research team is collaborating with Inkbox, a Toronto-based startup that uses semi-permanent tattoo technology, to better understand the science behind their […]