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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 […]

Grads innovate skincare with cutting-edge technology

Grads innovate skincare with cutting-edge technology

Anna Kotova and Ksenia Timonina, former York University PhD students, converge science and cosmetics in their venture Agenek – a gene diagnostic skincare company that leverages emerging technology in innovative ways. The root of Agenek – which offers personalized skincare reports and recommendations – began at York during Kotova and Timonina’s graduate studies in the […]

Two faculty members receive 2024 Canadian Association of Physicists Fellowships

Two faculty members receive 2024 Canadian Association of Physicists Fellowships

Congratulations to Professors Eric Hessels and Wendy Taylor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, for being named Fellows of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP). Launched in 2022, the CAP Fellowship Program recognizes its members who have made significant contributions in physics research, in physics teaching, in the advancement of technology, or in service to the […]

2023 York Science Highlights

2023 York Science Highlights

Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals The Faculty of Science rises to the York University-wide challenge to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as outlined in the University Academic Plan 2020-2025. Below are highlights of initiatives and projects taking place in the Faculty that tackle key societal challenges aligned with the UN […]

Scientists receive provincial funding in support of innovative research projects

Scientists receive provincial funding in support of innovative research projects

Congratulations to Faculty of Science researchers Deborah Harris, Ozzy Mermut and Amro Zayed, who have received a total of nearly $500K from the Ontario Research Fund in support of their innovative research projects related to neutrinos, biophotonics, and honey bees, respectively. They were among 18 faculty members at York University to receive research funds in […]