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PhD graduate Jennifer Porat earns Governor General’s Gold Medal

PhD graduate Jennifer Porat earns Governor General’s Gold Medal

Congratulations to PhD graduate Jennifer Porat, who has received one of this year’s Governor General’s Gold Medals, which recognize the outstanding scholastic achievements of graduate students in Canada. She is among three recipients at York. Porat earned a PhD in biology following the completion of her bachelor of science degree at York University. Both degrees […]

Mike Wessinger to receive honorary degree during Faculty of Science Spring Convocation

Mike Wessinger to receive honorary degree during Faculty of Science Spring Convocation

During the Faculty of Science Spring Convocation ceremony on June 14, 2024, Mike Wessinger will receive an honorary degree from York University. He is among eight individuals receiving honorary doctorates during the 2024 Spring Convocation ceremonies at York in recognition of their contributions to community building, advocacy for social justice and philanthropy. Wessinger is the […]

Royal Society of Canada Nominations

Royal Society of Canada Nominations

Details Award Name RSC FellowshipRSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Agency Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Value N/A Deadlines Faculties notify ORS of their intent to submit a nomination 08-15-2024 Internal nomination files due to SIRI 09-11-2024 Full application due to SIRI 11-27-2024 Agency deadline 12-01-2024*  Interested applicants must contact sciapps@yorku.ca ASAP so that FSc […]

Science students recognized with thesis, dissertation prizes

Science students recognized with thesis, dissertation prizes

Congratulations to York Science graduands Jennifer Porat (PhD, biology) and Nina Garrett (MSc, biology) for receiving dissertation and thesis prizes from York University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) for their outstanding contributions to the local and global community. The prizes, valued at $2,000 for doctoral dissertations and $1,000 for master’s theses, are given out every […]

Two faculty members receive 2024 Canadian Association of Physicists Fellowships

Two faculty members receive 2024 Canadian Association of Physicists Fellowships

Congratulations to Professors Eric Hessels and Wendy Taylor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, for being named Fellows of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP). Launched in 2022, the CAP Fellowship Program recognizes its members who have made significant contributions in physics research, in physics teaching, in the advancement of technology, or in service to the […]

Scientists receive provincial funding in support of innovative research projects

Scientists receive provincial funding in support of innovative research projects

Congratulations to Faculty of Science researchers Deborah Harris, Ozzy Mermut and Amro Zayed, who have received a total of nearly $500K from the Ontario Research Fund in support of their innovative research projects related to neutrinos, biophotonics, and honey bees, respectively. They were among 18 faculty members at York University to receive research funds in […]

The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research

The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research

Details Award Name The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research Agency The Royal Value $100,000 Deadlines Application due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for full review 06-28-2024 Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for mandatory review 07-08-2024 Agency deadline 07-15-2024 Questions should be directed to research.awards@theroyal.ca. Background The prestigious Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research is awarded […]

2023 Annual Review

2023 Annual Review

JUMP TO: York Science Highlights Honours & Awards Research Funding Research Spotlights Teaching & Learning Students Community & Alumni A Message from Dean Rui Wang I feel intensely proud to look back on 2023 and reflect on what we achieved together as a Faculty. There were many special moments and accomplishments for us. We continued […]

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), […]

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. […]