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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 […]

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 […]

Faculty of Science student serves on PM’s Youth Council

Faculty of Science student serves on PM’s Youth Council

Haleema Ahmed, a second-year student in Faculty of Science, is part of the Prime Minister of Canada’s Youth Council and provides input into government programs and initiatives. She’s also a freelance writer with an impressive list of published stories. In between attending classes, studying, and volunteering, Haleema Ahmed is busy serving as a member of […]

York students EXPLORE dark matter in Germany

York students EXPLORE dark matter in Germany

In late August, nine undergraduate students from York University packed their bags and flew across the pond to join students at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany for the “Astrophysical Laboratories of Fundamental Physics” summer school. The summer school was the culmination of a larger initiative called EXPLORE: EXPeriential Learning Opportunity through Research and Exchange, which […]

Webb reveals a galaxy sparkling with the universe’s oldest star clusters

Webb reveals a galaxy sparkling with the universe’s oldest star clusters

Media Release from September 29, 2022 Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), researchers from the Canadian NIRISS Unbiased Cluster Survey (CANUCS) team, including York University, have identified the most distant globular clusters ever discovered. These dense groups of millions of stars may be relics that contain the first and oldest stars in the universe. […]

An augmented/virtual reality revolution is just beginning, says Faculty of Science professor

An augmented/virtual reality revolution is just beginning, says Faculty of Science professor

Chemistry Professor Kyle Belozerov uses virtual reality (VR) in his classroom. In this insightful Q-and-A, he considers the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in understanding the complexities of our modern world. Kyle Belozerov, an assistant professor of chemistry (teaching stream) and trained biochemist, sees the world through a futuristic lens. He has […]

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 […]

Hovig Kouyoumdjian announced as new Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy

Hovig Kouyoumdjian announced as new Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy

We are pleased to announce that Professor Hovig Kouyoumdjian has been appointed as our new Associate Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy (AD-CP), effective September 1, 2022. The AD-CP is a new role in the Faculty and will act as an integral part of our senior leadership team. The AD-CP will provide leadership and direction for matters […]

Undergraduate Research Conference features stellar summer research from across York

Undergraduate Research Conference features stellar summer research from across York

On August 18, the Faculty of Science hosted its annual Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Conference. It was the first time since 2019 that the event could be held in-person. Buzzing with undergraduate researchers, faculty members and staff, the conference was an opportunity for recipients of NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Awards (USRA), Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards […]