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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 […]

Astrophysicist Sarah Rugheimer appointed new Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy

Astrophysicist Sarah Rugheimer appointed new Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy

On July 1, Associate Professor Sarah Rugheimer began her appointment as the new Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at York University. Rugheimer is an astrophysicist interested in understanding how to detect life on exoplanets by looking for atmospheric biosignatures (i.e., atmospheric evidence for past or […]

Lakes in hot water, climate change creating a cauldron of issues

Lakes in hot water, climate change creating a cauldron of issues

Media Release from July 18, 2022 As intense heatwaves grip the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Portugal, at times exceeding temperatures 40C, as well as parts of North America and Asia, lakes around the world are feeling the heat from climate change, which is creating a cascade of ecological and environmental issues. Northern-most lakes are […]

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 […]

Clues to bee health found in their gut microbiome

Clues to bee health found in their gut microbiome

Media Release from June 15, 2022 The local environment plays a pivotal role in the health and diversity of the gut microbiome of wild bees which could help detect invisible stressors and early indicators of potential threats, say York University scientists in a new study. Piloting a new frontier of metagenomics, the researchers sequenced whole […]

Jane Heffernan presents at Parliamentary Health Research Caucus

Jane Heffernan presents at Parliamentary Health Research Caucus

On June 8, Professor Jane Heffernan from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics presented at a Parliamentary Health Research Caucus luncheon entitled Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation. She was one of three Canadian health researchers and innovators invited to the event to share their research with parliamentarians and special guests. The luncheon […]

Two new observatory domes coming to York U will improve night sky viewing

Two new observatory domes coming to York U will improve night sky viewing

Media release from June 8, 2022 State-of-the-art, remote-controlled domes will replace old ones from the 1960s Two new state-of-the-art domes will replace the original 1960s domes at the Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory at York University, opening the night sky for better viewing of planets, stars, nebulas and more. Preparation for the new domes is […]

Academic Leadership Team

Academic Leadership Team

Rui Wang, Dean scidean@yorku.ca Professor Rui Wang has been the dean of the Faculty of Science at York University since January 2020. Previously, he was interim vice-president of Research and Innovation, as well as the inaugural deputy provost Markham at York University. Before joining York, he was the vice-president of Research at Laurentian University in […]

Jane Heffernan elected President of Society for Mathematical Biology

Jane Heffernan elected President of Society for Mathematical Biology

Congratulations to Professor Jane Heffernan, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, for being elected as the next president of the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)—the largest and only international society in its field. Her position commences in summer 2022. Heffernan is an international leader in infectious disease modelling, tackling important questions related to the spread of […]