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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Data science program ready to blossom

Data science program ready to blossom

Data science will be in full bloom at York University with the introduction of a new undergraduate program from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This field uses computing skills and statistical reasoning to generate valuable insights from data. York’s data science program has been in the planning stages for a few years as Department […]

York Science symposium brings community together to learn about where the pandemic is heading

York Science symposium brings community together to learn about where the pandemic is heading

On October 17, some of York’s most esteemed disease modellers in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics came together for a community event featuring talks and a Q-&-A session about the COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious diseases. Organized and hosted by the Faculty of Science, the inaugural Scientists on Science Symposium, entitled “Where is the […]

Faculty of Science launches Community 2022 initiative

Faculty of Science launches Community 2022 initiative

This week, the Faculty of Science formally launched its Community 2022 initiative, which is aimed at helping faculty, staff and students reconnect in person and support the return to a more robust on-campus presence. “At the beginning of this term, we conducted a survey asking our community to outline what supports they most needed to […]