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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 […]

York students EXPLORE dark matter in Germany

York students EXPLORE dark matter in Germany

In late August, nine undergraduate students from York University packed their bags and flew across the pond to join students at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany for the “Astrophysical Laboratories of Fundamental Physics” summer school. The summer school was the culmination of a larger initiative called EXPLORE: EXPeriential Learning Opportunity through Research and Exchange, which […]

Webb reveals a galaxy sparkling with the universe’s oldest star clusters

Webb reveals a galaxy sparkling with the universe’s oldest star clusters

Media Release from September 29, 2022 Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), researchers from the Canadian NIRISS Unbiased Cluster Survey (CANUCS) team, including York University, have identified the most distant globular clusters ever discovered. These dense groups of millions of stars may be relics that contain the first and oldest stars in the universe. […]

York chemistry professor awarded Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award

York chemistry professor awarded Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award

Assistant Professor Christine Le in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, has received the 2022 Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award to support her organic chemistry research program. The award will provide her with seed funding to develop reaction toolkits that pharmaceutical companies could use to create a variety new fluorine-containing compounds that can then be […]

York researcher joins Nagoya University’s Research Center for Materials Science as visiting professor

York researcher joins Nagoya University’s Research Center for Materials Science as visiting professor

In October, Thomas Baumgartner, chemistry professor in the Faculty of Science at York University, will join the renowned Research Center for Materials Science at Nagoya University in Japan as a visiting professor. Baumgartner will collaborate with researcher and organic chemistry Professor Shigehiro Yamaguchi on exploring organic fluorescent compounds for biosensing applications. Their work will build […]

Professors Jianhong Wu and Jane Heffernan appointed York Research Chairs

Professors Jianhong Wu and Jane Heffernan appointed York Research Chairs

Congratulations to Professors Jianhong Wu and Jane Heffernan, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, for joining the York Research Chairs (YRC) program – the University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program that recognizes outstanding researchers. They are among the ninth cohort of researchers to be appointed since the establishment of the program […]

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 […]

Undergraduate Research Conference features stellar summer research from across York

Undergraduate Research Conference features stellar summer research from across York

On August 18, the Faculty of Science hosted its annual Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Conference. It was the first time since 2019 that the event could be held in-person. Buzzing with undergraduate researchers, faculty members and staff, the conference was an opportunity for recipients of NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Awards (USRA), Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards […]

Twitter shows lower-to-middle income countries have higher unemployment post pandemic

Twitter shows lower-to-middle income countries have higher unemployment post pandemic

Media Release from August 24, 2022 Lower-to-middle-income countries still struggle with high unemployment rates after COVID-19 lockdowns and economic restrictions, unlike higher-income countries such as Canada, finds a new study led by York University with the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. This is opposite from the 2008-2009 global economic crisis when higher-income countries suffered more […]

York students excel in STEM Fellowship data science competition

York students excel in STEM Fellowship data science competition

A team of York University students placed in the top three in the STEM Fellowship Inter-University Big Data Challenge, an inquiry-driven experiential learning program focused on data science skills. The competition brought together 213 teams representing 69 universities from all over the world. The York team was the only team representing the University that made […]