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‘Ghostly’ neutrinos provide new path to study protons

‘Ghostly’ neutrinos provide new path to study protons

Scientists have discovered a new way to investigate the structure of protons using neutrinos, known as ‘ghost particles’ Media Release from February 1, 2023 Scientists are that much closer to understanding protons today after using a novel technique involving a high-energy neutrino beam to precisely measure their size, which could change how these kinds of […]

Similarities between COVID-19, cold and flu symptoms could lead to higher infections

Similarities between COVID-19, cold and flu symptoms could lead to higher infections

Media release from January 19, 2023 York University researchers say assuming you have COVID-19 and isolating may decrease influenza and COVID-19 infections, and help an already stressed health-care system Feeling sniffly, congested or have a sore throat and don't know if it's a cold, the flu or SARS-CoV-2? Researchers at York University say before heading […]

The One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts Annual Meeting

The One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts Annual Meeting

The One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections (OMNI-RÉUNIS) and Centre for Diseases Modelling (CDM) hosted their Annual Meeting 2022 on December 19, 2022, to share the work, research outcomes and training initiatives led by network members over the past year. The link to the archive of the Annual Meeting is now available. Professors Hélène […]

York promotes Sustainable Development Goals, inclusive insurance at Consortium of Excellence

York promotes Sustainable Development Goals, inclusive insurance at Consortium of Excellence

York professors played vital roles at the Consortium of Excellence for the 17 Goals (C-17), which serves as the hub for academia, industry and governments from around the world to promote and achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Spearheaded by the Risk and Insurance Studies Centre (RISC), the consortium is a recently […]

That sinking feeling: Are ice roads holding up under January’s unseasonable warmth?

That sinking feeling: Are ice roads holding up under January’s unseasonable warmth?

Media release from January 12, 2023 Vital winter ice road infrastructure may be cracking and sinking under the load of an unseasonably warm start to the new year across Europe and North America, a trend York University Associate Professor Sapna Sharma and team has detailed in a recent study. The research warns that ice roads, […]

Chemists at York University create more sensitive rapid antigen test

Chemists at York University create more sensitive rapid antigen test

New research by a team at York University addresses limitations of current rapid antigen tests, reducing the potential for false-negative results. Rapid antigen tests, like the COVID-19 home test, use a technology called lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA), where a biological sample is placed on a strip of paper-like membrane and flows along this membrane to […]

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 […]

Best of YU 2022

Best of YU 2022

As we wrap up the year, we highlight our standout moments of positive change in 2022. #10 Enhanced opportunities for undergraduate research and success Fifty-five students from Science and across the University attended our annual Summer Undergraduate Research Conference to present their summer research projects and network with their peers. The Faculty of Science also […]