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Monkeypox spreading to urban wildlife could lead to repeated outbreaks, shows mathematical modelling study

Monkeypox spreading to urban wildlife could lead to repeated outbreaks, shows mathematical modelling study

Mathematical modelling research in the Faculty of Science, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada, shows that it would become difficult to control monkeypox (MPX) outbreaks in a metropolitan area if the virus were to spill over into wild animal hosts, such as rodents. MPX can spread human-to-animal and animal-to-human, and a range […]

Symposium focuses on diseases that jump from animals to humans

Symposium focuses on diseases that jump from animals to humans

The 2022 Canada-China Symposium on Modeling, Prevention and Control of Zoonoses, organized by the Canadian Center for Disease Modeling at York University, took place Nov. 11 to 16 and examined how zoonotic disease spreads through humans. The “2022 Canada-China Symposium on Modeling, Prevention and Control of Zoonoses,” which took place from Nov. 11 to 16 […]

Data science program ready to blossom

Data science program ready to blossom

Data science will be in full bloom at York University with the introduction of a new undergraduate program from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This field uses computing skills and statistical reasoning to generate valuable insights from data. York’s data science program has been in the planning stages for a few years as Department […]

New professors join Faculty of Science ranks

New professors join Faculty of Science ranks

New faculty members Charlotte de Araujo, Kohitij Kar, Allysa Lumley, Daniela Monaldi, Gloria Orchard, Balint Radics, Kelly Ramsay, Sarah Rugheimer and Jennifer van Wijngaarden are joining the Faculty of Science. “It is my pleasure to welcome our new faculty members to the Faculty of Science,” said Dean of Science Rui Wang. “Our Faculty is committed […]

Prestigious accolade for York Professor Jianhong Wu

Prestigious accolade for York Professor Jianhong Wu

Faculty of Science Mathematics and Statistics Professor, Jianhong Wu, has been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Seventy-one new Fellows were elected to the academy for 2022 in recognition of their exemplary contributions to health sciences. In total, 129 nominations were submitted. Election to fellowship in the academy is considered […]