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York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

Media Release from September 7, 2022 Five-year project aimed at ensuring vulnerable and at-risk populations are included in disease outbreak management and policies At a time when the risk of emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases (ERIDs) is increasing, an international team led by York University successfully competed to receive a CAD7.25 million grant from the […]

Study finds rate of immune/autoimmune adverse events after COVID-19 vaccine low

Study finds rate of immune/autoimmune adverse events after COVID-19 vaccine low

Media release from July 5, 2022 As fear of vaccine related adverse events is one of the main reasons for vaccine hesitancy, the authors of a new study published today in Frontiers in Immunology reviewed recent medical literature to see how often adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) occur. The researchers, who focused on three COVID-19 […]

Jane Heffernan presents at Parliamentary Health Research Caucus

Jane Heffernan presents at Parliamentary Health Research Caucus

On June 8, Professor Jane Heffernan from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics presented at a Parliamentary Health Research Caucus luncheon entitled Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation. She was one of three Canadian health researchers and innovators invited to the event to share their research with parliamentarians and special guests. The luncheon […]

Seyed Moghadas receives President’s Research Impact Award

Seyed Moghadas receives President’s Research Impact Award

Congratulations to Professor Seyed Moghadas, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, for receiving the President’s Research Impact Award, announced at the York University Research Awards Celebration on April 19, 2022. The event recognized the contributions of researchers from all Faculties and schools, and in areas including Indigenous knowledge, Black scholarship, global health, vision science, and space […]

Fully re-opening could lead to spring resurgence of COVID-19, new modelling suggests

Fully re-opening could lead to spring resurgence of COVID-19, new modelling suggests

Media release from March 31, 2022 Re-opening to pre-pandemic levels will lead to a resurgence of COVID-19 infections, peaking in late March or April, new modelling research from York University has found. In addition, the researchers found that without more robust PCR testing availability, the number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario and Canada are more […]

Projecting COVID’s trajectory all in day’s work for leading York researcher

Projecting COVID’s trajectory all in day’s work for leading York researcher

Using his expertise in mathematics and statistics, Professor Jianhong Wu is working to model the future impacts of COVID-19 and its variants. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Faculty of Science mathematics and statistics Professor Jianhong Wu has been working non-stop with both federal and provincial agencies and a National Modelling Task Force to project the spread of the disease and […]

Faculty of Science Return to Campus Guidance

Faculty of Science Return to Campus Guidance

Dear Faculty of Science Community, As indicated in the January 20th announcement by York University President Rhonda Lenton, the University has received advice from Public Health officials that it can safely proceed with the phased return to campus that was temporarily postponed earlier this year. This approach is being adopted to ensure an orderly transition to […]

Best of YU 2021

Best of YU 2021

As we look towards a new year, here are our 10 most memorable highlights from 2021: #10 Dean’s Special Advisory Board We launched our inaugural Dean’s Special Advisory Board to drive success and strengthen our collaboration with industry and community. FSc held a virtual public event to introduce board members to our community, including Board […]

Air pollution decrease in India during COVID-19 lockdown not as high as originally thought

Air pollution decrease in India during COVID-19 lockdown not as high as originally thought

Media release from November 16, 2021 Observational data shows air pollution in India decreased drastically in the first COVID-19 lockdown when emissions from vehicles naturally declined, but York University researchers say those numbers only tell part of the story – blue skies and an absence of visible smog can be deceiving and hide pollutants that […]

New network to model emerging infectious diseases officially launches with kick-off event

New network to model emerging infectious diseases officially launches with kick-off event

The One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections/Réseau une seule santé sur la modélisation des infections (OMNI/RÉUNIS) officially kicked off with a virtual celebratory launch on October 14. The event took place virtually over Zoom, where more than 100 network members who helped develop the modelling network were invited to celebrate in the launch and […]