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Dawn Bazely awarded RCIScience Sandford Fleming Medal for outstanding science communication

Dawn Bazely awarded RCIScience Sandford Fleming Medal for outstanding science communication

University Professor Dawn Bazely in the Faculty of Science joins the ranks of illustrious Canadians like Nobel Laureate John Charles Polanyi and astronaut Chris Hadfield as the recipient of the 2022 Sandford Fleming Medal for excellence in science communication from the Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience). The selection committee was unanimous in its decision, […]

Faculty of Graduate Studies names Sapna Sharma recipient of Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

Faculty of Graduate Studies names Sapna Sharma recipient of Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

Faculty of Science Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, Sapna Sharma, received the 2022 Supervisor of the Year award from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) at a council ceremony on Dec. 1. FGS bestows the award annually on an individual who has demonstrated outstanding support for postdoctoral scholars at York University, exceeding general […]

Simons Investigator in Aquatic Microbial Ecology Awards

Simons Investigator in Aquatic Microbial Ecology Awards

Details Award Name Simons Investigator in Aquatic Microbial Ecology Awards Agency Simons Foundation Value Up to $1,750,000 Duration 5 years Deadlines Internal deadline 11-30-2022 Agency deadline 12-02-2022 Background The purpose of these awards is to support recently tenured, outstanding investigators in the field of microbial ecology in marine or natural freshwater systems, who will advance our […]

Liber Ero Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Liber Ero Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Details Award Name Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program Agency Liber Ero Value $75,000/year stipend + $15,000 annual travel and research budget Duration 2 years Deadlines Internal deadline 10-24-2022 Agency deadline 11-01-2022 Background This post-doctoral fellowship seeks to support early-career scientists to conduct and communicate world-class research that informs conservation and management issues relevant to Canada. For instance, post-doctoral […]

New gift from alumnus Earle Nestmann supports undergraduate research in science

New gift from alumnus Earle Nestmann supports undergraduate research in science

Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science will have more opportunities to participate in paid summer research positions thanks to a generous gift by alumnus Earle Nestmann. Nestmann’s gift of $200,000, matched by the Faculty of Science for a total of $400,000, will create the Earle Nestmann Undergraduate Research Award (ENURA) program to support paid […]

2023-24 York-Massey Fellowships

2023-24 York-Massey Fellowships

Details Award Name York-Massey Fellowships Agency York University and Massey College Deadlines Deadline (CV and letter due to SIRI at avogus@yorku.ca) 01-09-2023 Background The Fellowship provides for a shared office space in the College for a period of eight months during the academic year, and the status of a full Senior Resident of the College. […]

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 University Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award

York University Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award

Details Award Name Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award Agency York University Deadline Deadline (nomination letter due) 06-01-2023 Background Recognition will be given to one Postdoctoral Supervisor who has demonstrated exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University, exceeding general supervisory expectations. One Postdoctoral Supervisor will be honoured with the Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year […]

Professor Bridget Stutchbury a finalist in Nature Inspiration Awards

Professor Bridget Stutchbury a finalist in Nature Inspiration Awards

York University Professor Bridget Stutchbury has been named one of five finalists in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Nature Inspiration Awards in the “Adult” category for her work on saving Canada’s most vulnerable animals that are at risk of extinction. Stutchbury, a Distinguished Research Professor in biology at the Faculty of Science, is among five […]

Three York Science professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

Three York Science professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected three York Science faculty members as part of the Class of 2022. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the arts, social sciences and sciences. Congratulations to Professor Jianhong Wu, who was elected to the rank of Fellow, Academy of Science; […]