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Faculty of Science Dean Rui Wang honoured with Top 25 Canadian Immigrant award

Faculty of Science Dean Rui Wang honoured with Top 25 Canadian Immigrant award

Rui Wang, dean of York University’s Faculty of Science, has been named one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2022. The award program, now in its 14th year, recognizes inspirational immigrants who have made a positive impact on their communities since arriving in Canada. This year’s winners were chosen from a list of 75 […]

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 […]

Astrophysicist Sarah Rugheimer appointed new Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy

Astrophysicist Sarah Rugheimer appointed new Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy

On July 1, Associate Professor Sarah Rugheimer began her appointment as the new Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at York University. Rugheimer is an astrophysicist interested in understanding how to detect life on exoplanets by looking for atmospheric biosignatures (i.e., atmospheric evidence for past or […]

Lakes in hot water, climate change creating a cauldron of issues

Lakes in hot water, climate change creating a cauldron of issues

Media Release from July 18, 2022 As intense heatwaves grip the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Portugal, at times exceeding temperatures 40C, as well as parts of North America and Asia, lakes around the world are feeling the heat from climate change, which is creating a cascade of ecological and environmental issues. Northern-most lakes are […]

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 of Science Dean Rui Wang elected president of Canadian Council of Deans of Science

Faculty of Science Dean Rui Wang elected president of Canadian Council of Deans of Science

York University Faculty of Science Dean Rui Wang has been elected as the new president (2022-24) of the Canadian Council of Deans of Science (CCDS). The CCDS is a national association of senior academic leaders who have responsibility for post-secondary science faculties and schools at Canadian universities. CCDS aims to facilitate national discussion of issues […]

Study finds rate of immune/autoimmune adverse events after COVID-19 vaccine low

Study finds rate of immune/autoimmune adverse events after COVID-19 vaccine low

Media release from July 5, 2022 As fear of vaccine related adverse events is one of the main reasons for vaccine hesitancy, the authors of a new study published today in Frontiers in Immunology reviewed recent medical literature to see how often adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) occur. The researchers, who focused on three COVID-19 […]

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 […]

Schulich Leader Scholarship recipient joins York Science in fall 2022

Schulich Leader Scholarship recipient joins York Science in fall 2022

With the help of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship program, graduating high school student Neill Botushanski is headed to York University this fall to begin his studies in the Faculty of Science’s actuarial science program. He is among 100 incoming undergraduate students from across Canada to receive the 2022 Schulich Leader Scholarship for undergraduate education […]

Graduating students receive Faculty of Science medals for high achievement

Graduating students receive Faculty of Science medals for high achievement

The Faculty of Science congratulates the recipients of its Gold and Silver Medals, presented to undergraduate students graduating with outstanding achievements. The Faculty’s Gold Medal goes to the student(s) with the highest GPA, and the Faculty’s Silver Medal goes to a student who has combined the highest degree of academic achievement with the greatest contribution […]