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Clues to bee health found in their gut microbiome

Clues to bee health found in their gut microbiome

Media Release from June 15, 2022 The local environment plays a pivotal role in the health and diversity of the gut microbiome of wild bees which could help detect invisible stressors and early indicators of potential threats, say York University scientists in a new study. Piloting a new frontier of metagenomics, the researchers sequenced whole […]

Jane Heffernan presents at Parliamentary Health Research Caucus

Jane Heffernan presents at Parliamentary Health Research Caucus

On June 8, Professor Jane Heffernan from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics presented at a Parliamentary Health Research Caucus luncheon entitled Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation. She was one of three Canadian health researchers and innovators invited to the event to share their research with parliamentarians and special guests. The luncheon […]

Two new observatory domes coming to York U will improve night sky viewing

Two new observatory domes coming to York U will improve night sky viewing

Media release from June 8, 2022 State-of-the-art, remote-controlled domes will replace old ones from the 1960s Two new state-of-the-art domes will replace the original 1960s domes at the Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory at York University, opening the night sky for better viewing of planets, stars, nebulas and more. Preparation for the new domes is […]

Academic Leadership Team

Academic Leadership Team

Rui Wang, Dean scidean@yorku.ca Professor Rui Wang has been the dean of the Faculty of Science since January 2020. Previously, he was interim vice-president of Research and Innovation, as well as the inaugural deputy provost Markham at York University. He was the vice-president of Research at Laurentian University in 2015-2018 and the vice-president of Research, […]

Jane Heffernan elected President of Society for Mathematical Biology

Jane Heffernan elected President of Society for Mathematical Biology

Congratulations to Professor Jane Heffernan, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, for being elected as the next president of the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)—the largest and only international society in its field. Her position commences in summer 2022. Heffernan is an international leader in infectious disease modelling, tackling important questions related to the spread of […]

York Science Highlights

York Science Highlights

Community Input Shapes New Strategic Plan We launched our new 2021-2025 Strategic Plan after extensive consultation with our community of faculty members, staff and students, as well as with internal and external advisory boards. The Dean’s Office hosted discussions with stakeholders through several meetings, including a virtual Town Hall and virtual retreats, and solicited feedback […]

Research Spotlights

Research Spotlights

Using Mathematics to Tackle the Pandemic During the COVID-19 pandemic, mathematical modelling has been an essential tool for researchers and policy advisors to simulate and predict spread and illness by the virus and the impact of various public health strategies and interventions. Our researchers in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics have been leaders in […]

2021 Annual Review

2021 Annual Review

"This Annual Review demonstrates our commitment to our students, and our vision to foster discovery, engage community and inspire a better future for us all. I hope you enjoy reading it. On behalf of the Faculty of Science at York University, thank you for your friendship and support as we push the boundaries of discovery, […]

A message from Dean Wang on National Administrative Professionals Day

A message from Dean Wang on National Administrative Professionals Day

Dear Faculty of Science community, On this National Administrative Professionals Day, I would like to acknowledge and thank our administrative and support staff in the Faculty of Science for all that they do. Our dedicated, service-oriented administrative professionals provide essential support to faculty, researchers, staff and students – allowing our Faculty of Science community to […]

Peter Backx receives CIHR grant for atrial fibrillation research

Peter Backx receives CIHR grant for atrial fibrillation research

Congratulations to Professor and Canada Research Chair Peter Backx, Department of Biology, for receiving nearly $750,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Program, for his project “Understanding the Causes of Atrial Fibrillation.” The program is designed to fund ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health […]