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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 […]

How immune are you after one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine?

How immune are you after one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine?

What level of immunity against COVID-19 do you have after being vaccinated or contracting the virus? Faculty of Science professor Jane Heffernan is receiving a $200,000, one-year grant from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to understand the rate of immunity in both of these scenarios.  The project is part of the NRC’s Pandemic Response Challenge program, designed to […]

Faculty of Science professor leads international research collaboration to fight COVID-19 in Africa

Faculty of Science professor leads international research collaboration to fight COVID-19 in Africa

Media Release from November 30, 2020 York University partnering with organizations in Africa to use local data, AI and modelling expertise to manage pandemic Researchers from York University are joining with organizations across Africa to predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide modelling that will help national policymakers from across Africa manage the […]