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Mike Wessinger shares with graduands the secret to success

Mike Wessinger shares with graduands the secret to success

Mike Wessinger, co-founder and executive Chair of PointClickCare, the most widely used cloud-based health-care software provider in long-term and post-acute care, spoke to Faculty of Science graduands about his path to success, and offered advice on how they might navigate their own way to a life of accomplishment. Wessinger shared with graduands that a question […]

Science researchers receive more than $8 million from NSERC Discovery Research Programs

Science researchers receive more than $8 million from NSERC Discovery Research Programs

Congratulations to 33 researchers in the Faculty of Science who have been awarded a total of nearly $8.3 million from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants, Discovery Launch Supplements, and Sub-atomic Physics Discovery Grants programs. This latest NSERC funding was announced by the Government of Canada on June 14. […]

Unexpected diversity of light-sensing proteins goes beyond vision in frogs

Unexpected diversity of light-sensing proteins goes beyond vision in frogs

Media Release from June 17, 2024 York U prof fills gaps in current understanding of opsins responsible for circadian rhythms This Thursday marks the first day of summer in the Northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year. Living beings have evolved over many millennia to react to varying amounts of sunlight exposure, governing everything […]

New, renewed Canada Research Chairs advance neuroscience at York U

New, renewed Canada Research Chairs advance neuroscience at York U

Congratulations to Faculty of Science Professor Jeffrey Schall for his appointment as a Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Translating Neuroscience, and Professor Joel Zylberberg for the renewal of his Tier II CRC in Computational Neuroscience. They were among 121 new and renewed CRCs at 39 institutions across Canada announced by the Government of […]

PhD graduate Jennifer Porat earns Governor General’s Gold Medal

PhD graduate Jennifer Porat earns Governor General’s Gold Medal

Congratulations to PhD graduate Jennifer Porat, who has received one of this year’s Governor General’s Gold Medals, which recognize the outstanding scholastic achievements of graduate students in Canada. She is among three recipients at York. Porat earned a PhD in biology following the completion of her bachelor of science degree at York University. Both degrees […]

Mike Wessinger to receive honorary degree during Faculty of Science Spring Convocation

Mike Wessinger to receive honorary degree during Faculty of Science Spring Convocation

During the Faculty of Science Spring Convocation ceremony on June 14, 2024, Mike Wessinger will receive an honorary degree from York University. He is among eight individuals receiving honorary doctorates during the 2024 Spring Convocation ceremonies at York in recognition of their contributions to community building, advocacy for social justice and philanthropy. Wessinger is the […]

Black hole wind is speeding up, new study finds

Black hole wind is speeding up, new study finds

Media Release from June 11, 2024 Work by York astronomer and research colleagues in U.S. may provide clues into development of surrounding galaxies Clouds of gas in a distant galaxy are being pushed faster and faster out among neighbouring stars by blasts of radiation from the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s centre, a discovery […]

Canada announces $6.1M for York-led international research collaborations

Canada announces $6.1M for York-led international research collaborations

Media Release from June 3, 2024 Three New Frontiers in Research Fund-International grants, with additional $3.2 million from partner countries, to support climate change adaptation and mitigation research in Global South, Scandinavia and Canadian Arctic Today, the Canadian government announced the 2023 results of the New Frontiers in Research Fund grants (NFRF), including $6.1 million […]

York University’s Faculty of Science holds annual Advisory Board meeting

York University’s Faculty of Science holds annual Advisory Board meeting

Changes to Board composition announced The Faculty of Science held the 3rd annual meeting of its Dean’s Special Advisory Board on Thursday, May 30, 2024, to discuss and advise on pressing issues relevant to science education, including industry demand for science programs; equity, diversity, and inclusion; challenges and opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship, and the […]

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 […]