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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, […]

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 […]

Science professors receive grants for teaching and learning projects with indigenous focus

Science professors receive grants for teaching and learning projects with indigenous focus

Congratulations to Professors Tamara Kelly, Paula Wilson, and Amenda Chow and Pamela Sargent for receiving grants from the Indigeneity in Teaching & Learning Fund (ITLF), provided by the Office of the Vice Provost Academic, York University. The goal of ITLF is to encourage faculty members to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and perspectives in York’s teaching and […]

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 […]

International symposium on infectious diseases features York expertise

International symposium on infectious diseases features York expertise

The Canadian Centre for Disease Modelling (CCDM) based at York University was one of the co-organizers of a virtual symposium on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases that took place Sept. 14 to 18. The event drew an international cohort of more than 300 researchers, public health experts and students. The CCDM 2021 China-Canada Symposium on […]

Stellar first-year students get feet wet as summer researchers

Stellar first-year students get feet wet as summer researchers

Supported by a York Science Scholars Award (YSSA), 19 top first-year students participated in their first summer research experience as a university student this year. The YSSA program provides awards of $10,000 to high-achieving, passionate science students entering the Faculty of Science. Half of the award is an entrance scholarship and the other half pays […]

Professor Jane Heffernan elected to Royal Society of Canada

Professor Jane Heffernan elected to Royal Society of Canada

Congratulations to Jane Heffernan, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, for being elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The College consists of mid-career leaders who provide the RSC with a multigenerational capacity to help Canada and the world address major challenges and seize new […]

New partnership with Shenzhen University aims to establish joint degree program, enable collaboration and exchange

New partnership with Shenzhen University aims to establish joint degree program, enable collaboration and exchange

York University and Shenzhen University, China, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the goal of establishing a joint degree program in Applied Mathematics and furthering pathways for student exchanges, research, and cooperation between the two institutions. The MOU includes a joint Sino-foreign collaboration and pathway initiative, along with provisions for cooperative research, joint project development, and the development […]

Faculty of Science researchers recognized with York Research Chair appointments

Faculty of Science researchers recognized with York Research Chair appointments

Four Faculty of Science researchers have been recognized with York Research Chair (YRC) appointments for the term of 2021-2026. Mathematics & Statistics professor Nantel Bergeron and Biology professors Chun Peng and Amro Zayed had their Tier 1 YRCs renewed. Physics & Astronomy associate professor Ozzy Mermut was appointed as Tier 2 York Research Chair in […]