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Don’t look up: how to safely view upcoming solar eclipse

Don’t look up: how to safely view upcoming solar eclipse

It might be April Fool’s Day, but the sun’s brightness is no joke, insists Elaina Hyde, an assistant professor in York University’s Faculty of Science and director of York’s Allan I. Carswell Observatory. Looking directly at the sun is never safe, she says, but that is especially true during a solar eclipse, like the one […]

York scientists among world’s top two per cent of researchers

York scientists among world’s top two per cent of researchers

Twenty-six Faculty of Science researchers, including current and emeriti, are among the top two per cent most cited researchers worldwide, according to data compiled by a team at Stanford University. The impact of a researcher’s work isn’t measured solely by its findings, but by how it inspires – and advances – the work of others. […]

Inaugural GNL project brings students together

Inaugural GNL project brings students together

The COVID-19 pandemic made student mobility and exchange programs challenging, but Hugo Chen, director of international collaborations and partnerships for York University’s Faculty of Science, found a way to provide students with a global engagement opportunity nonetheless, by turning to globally networked learning (GNL). Now, post-pandemic, the GNL initiative – his Faculty’s first – is […]

Mathematicians pilot open-access homework platform for students

Mathematicians pilot open-access homework platform for students

Thanks to the availability of WeBWorK, an online open educational resource (OER) provided to students at no cost, homework shouldn’t be as stressful as usual for the hundreds of York University students enrolled in the Linear Algebra (MATH 1025) course this term. WeBWorK allows them to practise solving challenging problems as often as they’d like […]

Faculty of Science innovates with assist from AIF

Faculty of Science innovates with assist from AIF

Making chemistry courses and labs more engaging and accessing science lab spaces – regardless of physical ability – are becoming easier to accomplish, thanks to Faculty of Science initiatives sponsored by Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) grants. In the Department of Chemistry, Tihana Mirkovic, an assistant professor, and Hovig Kouyoumdjian, an associate professor who is also […]

Faculty of Science responds to industry needs in the chemical and bioeconomy sectors

Faculty of Science responds to industry needs in the chemical and bioeconomy sectors

To meet the changing needs of the chemical and bioeconomy sectors, the Faculty of Science is offering several new educational opportunities to ensure people working in science-related positions have the best possible education to meet evolving industry demands. The Faculty has recently introduced two new biotechnology programs at the Markham Campus – the Master’s in […]

One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts annual meeting and lab opening ceremony

One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts annual meeting and lab opening ceremony

The One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections, Canada's pioneering national modelling network on One Health, and the Centre of Disease Modelling (CDM) hosted their hybrid Annual Meeting 2023-2024 on February 20-21, 2024, at the inaugural CDM OMNI-RÉUNIS Lab located at York University. The event served as a platform to disseminate the collective work, research […]

Canada Research Chair renewed for Professor Steven Connor

Canada Research Chair renewed for Professor Steven Connor

Congratulations to Biology Professor Steven Connor, whose Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the Synaptic Basis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders was renewed. Connor will use his CRC to focus on investigating how specific brain proteins facilitate the transmission of information between brain cells. The research aims to further understand how those proteins influence neural circuit […]

Professor Mark Bayfield receives $900K from CIHR to study RNA-binding protein function in gene expression

Professor Mark Bayfield receives $900K from CIHR to study RNA-binding protein function in gene expression

Congratulations to Professor Mark Bayfield, Department of Biology, for receiving more than $920,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for the project “Regulation of gene expression by the La and La-related proteins.” He was one of five researchers at York to receive funding in the latest CIHR Project Grants competition – a program […]

Safe solar and eclipse viewing tips and tricks ahead of the main event on April 8

Safe solar and eclipse viewing tips and tricks ahead of the main event on April 8

Media advisory from March 7, 2024 Your mother probably told you to never look at the Sun or you would go blind, but that is particularly true when it comes to the upcoming solar eclipse, says Elaina Hyde, director of York University’s Allan I. Carswell Observatory (AICO). Hyde, an assistant professor in York’s Faculty of […]