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York chemistry professor awarded Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award

York chemistry professor awarded Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award

Assistant Professor Christine Le in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, has received the 2022 Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award to support her organic chemistry research program. The award will provide her with seed funding to develop reaction toolkits that pharmaceutical companies could use to create a variety new fluorine-containing compounds that can then be […]

Professor Bridget Stutchbury a finalist in Nature Inspiration Awards

Professor Bridget Stutchbury a finalist in Nature Inspiration Awards

York University Professor Bridget Stutchbury has been named one of five finalists in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Nature Inspiration Awards in the “Adult” category for her work on saving Canada’s most vulnerable animals that are at risk of extinction. Stutchbury, a Distinguished Research Professor in biology at the Faculty of Science, is among five […]

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; […]

Two students receive Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award

Two students receive Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award

Congratulations to Science students Ashlyn Nguyen and Gurnoor Kaur Brar for receiving a Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award from York University. They were among 10 recipients of the award, which recognizes their leadership at York University and their contributions to the growth, development and vitality of the York community. Nguyen has demonstrated proactive leadership […]

Faculty of Science Dean Rui Wang honoured with Top 25 Canadian Immigrant award

Faculty of Science Dean Rui Wang honoured with Top 25 Canadian Immigrant award

Rui Wang, dean of York University’s Faculty of Science, has been named one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2022. The award program, now in its 14th year, recognizes inspirational immigrants who have made a positive impact on their communities since arriving in Canada. This year’s winners were chosen from a list of 75 […]

York students excel in STEM Fellowship data science competition

York students excel in STEM Fellowship data science competition

A team of York University students placed in the top three in the STEM Fellowship Inter-University Big Data Challenge, an inquiry-driven experiential learning program focused on data science skills. The competition brought together 213 teams representing 69 universities from all over the world. The York team was the only team representing the University that made […]

Faculty of Science Dean Rui Wang elected president of Canadian Council of Deans of Science

Faculty of Science Dean Rui Wang elected president of Canadian Council of Deans of Science

York University Faculty of Science Dean Rui Wang has been elected as the new president (2022-24) of the Canadian Council of Deans of Science (CCDS). The CCDS is a national association of senior academic leaders who have responsibility for post-secondary science faculties and schools at Canadian universities. CCDS aims to facilitate national discussion of issues […]