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Hovig Kouyoumdjian announced as new Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy

Hovig Kouyoumdjian announced as new Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy

We are pleased to announce that Professor Hovig Kouyoumdjian has been appointed as our new Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy (AD-CP), effective September 1, 2022. The AD-CP is a new role in the Faculty and will act as an integral part of our senior leadership team. The AD-CP will provide leadership and direction for matters […]

New funding expands use of VR technology in undergraduate chemistry teaching

New funding expands use of VR technology in undergraduate chemistry teaching

Faculty of Science chemistry Professors Kyle Belozerov and Derek Jackson have received new funding to expand the use of virtual reality (VR) technology in chemistry courses to help students understand the structure and function of biological molecules at a deeper level. The duo are among a group of new enthusiasts at York University to incorporate […]

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 […]

Prof Dawn Bazely receives provincial award of excellence

Prof Dawn Bazely receives provincial award of excellence

York University Professor Dawn Bazely, Department of Biology, was among 30 recipients of the Minister of Colleges and Universities’ Awards of Excellence. The awards, which were launched in 2020, recognize the leading work of Ontario’s faculty and staff during the pandemic. More than 675 nominations were received. Bazely is a professor in the Department of […]

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, […]

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 […]

Professor Tamara Kelly appointed as Pedagogical Innovation Chair in Science Education

Professor Tamara Kelly appointed as Pedagogical Innovation Chair in Science Education

Biology Professor Tamara Kelly has been appointed as the Faculty of Science’s inaugural Pedagogical Innovation Chair in Science Education (PICSE), effective Sept 1, 2021, for a term of three years. In her role as Chair, Dr. Kelly will support the celebration and recognition of pedagogical excellence within the Faculty and lead pedagogical innovation efforts in […]

Professor Paula Wilson receives President's University-Wide Teaching Award

Professor Paula Wilson receives President's University-Wide Teaching Award

YFile story from September 14, 2020 Four exceptional York University faculty members who have demonstrated enthusiasm and innovative approaches to teaching have been named the recipients of the President’s University-Wide Teaching Awards (PUWTA). This year’s recipients are: Professor Paula Wilson in the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science; Michael Boni, an assistant professor in the School […]