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Monkeypox spreading to urban wildlife could lead to repeated outbreaks, shows mathematical modelling study

Monkeypox spreading to urban wildlife could lead to repeated outbreaks, shows mathematical modelling study

Mathematical modelling research in the Faculty of Science, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada, shows that it would become difficult to control monkeypox (MPX) outbreaks in a metropolitan area if the virus were to spill over into wild animal hosts, such as rodents. MPX can spread human-to-animal and animal-to-human, and a range […]

NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program

NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program

Details Opportunity Name Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program Agency Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Value Up to $1,650,000 Indirect Costs Ineligible Duration 6 years Deadlines Letter of Intent (LOI) Internal NOI submission to ORS 03-20-2023 SPORT Committee Feedback Early April 2023 Application due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for full review 04-17-2023 […]

SSHRC 2023 Insight Development Grants

SSHRC 2023 Insight Development Grants

Details Opportunity Name Insight Development Grants Agency Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Value $7,000 – $75,000 Indirect Costs Ineligible Duration 1 to 2 years Deadlines Application due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for full review 01-19-2023 Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for mandatory review 01-26-2023 Final application and fully signed ORS checklist […]

Buzzing with excitement: researchers return in person for 11th annual BeeCon

Buzzing with excitement: researchers return in person for 11th annual BeeCon

After two years of virtual conferences, BeeCon returned to York University in a hybrid format. More than 400 attendees participated in the two-day conference hosted by the Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (BEEc). BeeCon is a free, annual conference that brings together bee biologists on a global scale to discuss bees, collection methods, […]

Imperial Research Grant

Imperial Research Grant

Details Opportunity Name Research Grant Agency Imperial Oil Value Up to $25,000 Indirect Costs TBD Duration 1 year Deadlines Application due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for full review 12-01-2022 Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for mandatory review 12-08-2022 Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review 12-13-2022, by 9:00AM Application due at agency  12-15-2022 […]

Symposium focuses on diseases that jump from animals to humans

Symposium focuses on diseases that jump from animals to humans

The 2022 Canada-China Symposium on Modeling, Prevention and Control of Zoonoses, organized by the Canadian Center for Disease Modeling at York University, took place Nov. 11 to 16 and examined how zoonotic disease spreads through humans. The “2022 Canada-China Symposium on Modeling, Prevention and Control of Zoonoses,” which took place from Nov. 11 to 16 […]

Driving community change with data science

Driving community change with data science

Bo Cheng (BSc '17, Faculty of Science; MMAI '20, Schulich School of Business) Manager in Data Science, Rogers Communications It was curiosity that led Bo Cheng to enrol in the specialized honors degree in biophysics at York University. Now, he’s a manager in data science at Rogers, where he leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence […]

Course for non-science majors focuses on understanding how everyday materials work

Course for non-science majors focuses on understanding how everyday materials work

Mysteries of Everyday Materials is an intriguing course offered by the Faculty of Science that teaches students about materials such as sunscreen and non-stick coatings. Ever since Ravinder Singh took the Faculty of Science course Mysteries of Everyday Materials (NATS1830), taught by Stephanie Domenikos, he has been a strong believer in wearing sunscreen. “I was […]

2+3 = A great opportunity for international students at the Faculty of Science

2+3 = A great opportunity for international students at the Faculty of Science

Organizers of one of the Faculty of Science’s best kept secrets, the 2+2/2+3 Undergraduate International Collaboration Education Programs, anticipate exponential growth, thanks to recent agreements signed with five international partners. The 2+2/2+3 program is an initiative that allows students from participating universities to spend their first two years of post-secondary education at their home university […]

Department of Science, Technology & Society new courses foster discovery, expand career pathways

Department of Science, Technology & Society new courses foster discovery, expand career pathways

Courses in the Department of Science, Technology & Society (STS) have always been popular among science and non-science students. Now STS is offering a more diverse roster of courses and major and minor options, opening the world of science to more students from other disciplines. One of the newest courses, Science, Technology and Racial Social […]