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Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry students showcase their research at provincial conference

Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry students showcase their research at provincial conference

Undergraduate students from this year’s CHEM4000 and BCHM4000 Research Project Course travelled to Western University on Saturday, April 6 to present their senior thesis projects at the 52nd Southwestern Ontario Undergraduate Chemistry Conference. York’s Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate students Juan Valencia (Wilson Lab), Arman Parham (VandenBoer Lab), Kristina Gremi (Hili Lab), Samin Tavokoli (Johnson Lab), […]

The life aquatic: a game changer for frog vision, but little difference between night and day, York-led study finds

The life aquatic: a game changer for frog vision, but little difference between night and day, York-led study finds

Media release from April 4, 2024 Ancestral legacy and continued present-day advantages may explain why diurnal frog species kept genes adapted to night vision Frogs display a remarkable diversity of species as a whole, but does the same hold true for their visual abilities? A new study led by York’s Faculty of Science sought to […]

Don’t look up: how to safely view upcoming solar eclipse

Don’t look up: how to safely view upcoming solar eclipse

It might be April Fool’s Day, but the sun’s brightness is no joke, insists Elaina Hyde, an assistant professor in York University’s Faculty of Science and director of York’s Allan I. Carswell Observatory. Looking directly at the sun is never safe, she says, but that is especially true during a solar eclipse, like the one […]

York scientists among world’s top two per cent of researchers

York scientists among world’s top two per cent of researchers

Twenty-six Faculty of Science researchers, including current and emeriti, are among the top two per cent most cited researchers worldwide, according to data compiled by a team at Stanford University. The impact of a researcher’s work isn’t measured solely by its findings, but by how it inspires – and advances – the work of others. […]

Inaugural GNL project brings students together

Inaugural GNL project brings students together

The COVID-19 pandemic made student mobility and exchange programs challenging, but Hugo Chen, director of international collaborations and partnerships for York University’s Faculty of Science, found a way to provide students with a global engagement opportunity nonetheless, by turning to globally networked learning (GNL). Now, post-pandemic, the GNL initiative – his Faculty’s first – is […]

Mathematicians pilot open-access homework platform for students

Mathematicians pilot open-access homework platform for students

Thanks to the availability of WeBWorK, an online open educational resource (OER) provided to students at no cost, homework shouldn’t be as stressful as usual for the hundreds of York University students enrolled in the Linear Algebra (MATH 1025) course this term. WeBWorK allows them to practise solving challenging problems as often as they’d like […]

Faculty of Science innovates with assist from AIF

Faculty of Science innovates with assist from AIF

Making chemistry courses and labs more engaging and accessing science lab spaces – regardless of physical ability – are becoming easier to accomplish, thanks to Faculty of Science initiatives sponsored by Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) grants. In the Department of Chemistry, Tihana Mirkovic, an assistant professor, and Hovig Kouyoumdjian, an associate professor who is also […]

Faculty of Science responds to industry needs in the chemical and bioeconomy sectors

Faculty of Science responds to industry needs in the chemical and bioeconomy sectors

To meet the changing needs of the chemical and bioeconomy sectors, the Faculty of Science is offering several new educational opportunities to ensure people working in science-related positions have the best possible education to meet evolving industry demands. The Faculty has recently introduced two new biotechnology programs at the Markham Campus – the Master’s in […]

One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts annual meeting and lab opening ceremony

One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts annual meeting and lab opening ceremony

The One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections, Canada's pioneering national modelling network on One Health, and the Centre of Disease Modelling (CDM) hosted their hybrid Annual Meeting 2023-2024 on February 20-21, 2024, at the inaugural CDM OMNI-RÉUNIS Lab located at York University. The event served as a platform to disseminate the collective work, research […]

Canada Research Chair renewed for Professor Steven Connor

Canada Research Chair renewed for Professor Steven Connor

Congratulations to Biology Professor Steven Connor, whose Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the Synaptic Basis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders was renewed. Connor will use his CRC to focus on investigating how specific brain proteins facilitate the transmission of information between brain cells. The research aims to further understand how those proteins influence neural circuit […]