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Schulich Leader Scholarship recipient joins York Science in fall 2022

Schulich Leader Scholarship recipient joins York Science in fall 2022

With the help of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship program, graduating high school student Neill Botushanski is headed to York University this fall to begin his studies in the Faculty of Science’s actuarial science program. He is among 100 incoming undergraduate students from across Canada to receive the 2022 Schulich Leader Scholarship for undergraduate education […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jane Heffernan elected President of Society for Mathematical Biology

Jane Heffernan elected President of Society for Mathematical Biology

Congratulations to Professor Jane Heffernan, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, for being elected as the next president of the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)—the largest and only international society in its field. Her position commences in summer 2022. Heffernan is an international leader in infectious disease modelling, tackling important questions related to the spread of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Acquiring the skills to succeed at university

Acquiring the skills to succeed at university

Having taught high school earlier in his career, Andrew Skelton saw first-hand the gaps between a graduating student’s experience and the demands of a university education and set out to bridge them. “There are big changes in study skills, life skills and learning skills and students need to acquire the ability to reflect and adjust,” said Skelton, […]