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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 […]

Grads innovate skincare with cutting-edge technology

Grads innovate skincare with cutting-edge technology

Anna Kotova and Ksenia Timonina, former York University PhD students, converge science and cosmetics in their venture Agenek – a gene diagnostic skincare company that leverages emerging technology in innovative ways. The root of Agenek – which offers personalized skincare reports and recommendations – began at York during Kotova and Timonina’s graduate studies in the […]

Four Science alumni on York’s Top 30 Alumni Under 30 list

Four Science alumni on York’s Top 30 Alumni Under 30 list

Congratulations to our alumni Katrina Carver (BSc ’22), Pablo Gonzalez (BSc ’22), Adrian Leva (BSc ’16), and Brian Serapio (BSc ’18) for being named among York University’s Top 30 Alumni Under 30 for 2024. Launched in 2021, York’s Top 30 Alumni Under 30 program seeks to highlight the success and diversity of the University’s young […]

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 […]

2023 York Science Highlights

2023 York Science Highlights

Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals The Faculty of Science rises to the York University-wide challenge to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as outlined in the University Academic Plan 2020-2025. Below are highlights of initiatives and projects taking place in the Faculty that tackle key societal challenges aligned with the UN […]

2023 Research Spotlights

2023 Research Spotlights

Scientists solve longstanding antimatter mystery As Newton observed, an apple falls from the tree and hits the ground. But what would an antimatter apple do? That was the question an international collaboration with Professor Emeritus Scott Menary, Department of Physics & Astronomy, set out to answer. Ultimately, the team was testing Einstein’s General Theory of […]

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 […]

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. […]