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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 […]

Three York Science professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

Three York Science professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected three York Science faculty members as part of the Class of 2022. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the arts, social sciences and sciences. Congratulations to Professor Jianhong Wu, who was elected to the rank of Fellow, Academy of Science; […]

Professors Jianhong Wu and Jane Heffernan appointed York Research Chairs

Professors Jianhong Wu and Jane Heffernan appointed York Research Chairs

Congratulations to Professors Jianhong Wu and Jane Heffernan, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, for joining the York Research Chairs (YRC) program – the University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program that recognizes outstanding researchers. They are among the ninth cohort of researchers to be appointed since the establishment of the program […]

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

Media Release from September 7, 2022 Five-year project aimed at ensuring vulnerable and at-risk populations are included in disease outbreak management and policies At a time when the risk of emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases (ERIDs) is increasing, an international team led by York University successfully competed to receive a CAD7.25 million grant from the […]

Twitter shows lower-to-middle income countries have higher unemployment post pandemic

Twitter shows lower-to-middle income countries have higher unemployment post pandemic

Media Release from August 24, 2022 Lower-to-middle-income countries still struggle with high unemployment rates after COVID-19 lockdowns and economic restrictions, unlike higher-income countries such as Canada, finds a new study led by York University with the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. This is opposite from the 2008-2009 global economic crisis when higher-income countries suffered more […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seyed Moghadas receives President’s Research Impact Award

Seyed Moghadas receives President’s Research Impact Award

Congratulations to Professor Seyed Moghadas, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, for receiving the President’s Research Impact Award, announced at the York University Research Awards Celebration on April 19, 2022. The event recognized the contributions of researchers from all Faculties and schools, and in areas including Indigenous knowledge, Black scholarship, global health, vision science, and space […]

Fully re-opening could lead to spring resurgence of COVID-19, new modelling suggests

Fully re-opening could lead to spring resurgence of COVID-19, new modelling suggests

Media release from March 31, 2022 Re-opening to pre-pandemic levels will lead to a resurgence of COVID-19 infections, peaking in late March or April, new modelling research from York University has found. In addition, the researchers found that without more robust PCR testing availability, the number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario and Canada are more […]

Projecting COVID’s trajectory all in day’s work for leading York researcher

Projecting COVID’s trajectory all in day’s work for leading York researcher

Using his expertise in mathematics and statistics, Professor Jianhong Wu is working to model the future impacts of COVID-19 and its variants. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Faculty of Science mathematics and statistics Professor Jianhong Wu has been working non-stop with both federal and provincial agencies and a National Modelling Task Force to project the spread of the disease and […]