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New gifts support student learning in the Faculty of Science

New gifts support student learning in the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce more than $137,000 in new gifts from donors to support student scholarships and learning. The gifts will primarily support undergraduate and graduate students during their studies at York University. The following awards and funds have been created: The Hélène Massam Memorial Prize for Excellence in Statistics, created […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Democratizing Science: Conversing with the public about the cosmos

Democratizing Science: Conversing with the public about the cosmos

Story by Deirdre Kelly in Fall 2021 York University Magazine A newly appointed assistant professor in the Department of Science & Technology Studies, Jesse Rogerson (PhD ’16) is an astrophysicist who believes in bringing science back down to earth. His astrophysical area of expertise is quasars – supermassive black holes at the centres of very […]

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 […]

Faculty of Science’s new fund supports students taking summer courses remotely

Faculty of Science’s new fund supports students taking summer courses remotely

The Faculty of Science has launched a newly created $50,000 fund to help its students succeed in remotely delivered summer 2020 courses. Dubbed the York Science Summer Student Success Fund, or S4F, the initiative will provide up to 1,000 students with a $50 discount when purchasing required or recommended textbooks for their summer term courses.

Science student and faculty members’ achievements celebrated at annual ceremony

Science student and faculty members’ achievements celebrated at annual ceremony

The Faculty of Science hosted its annual Honours & Awards Ceremony on Jan. 29 to celebrate the hard work and achievements of faculty and students. Certificates were presented to graduate and undergraduate students for both academic excellence and extra-curricular involvement, as family members in the audience cheered.