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Teaching and Learning

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 […]

2+3 = A great opportunity for international students at the Faculty of Science

2+3 = A great opportunity for international students at the Faculty of Science

Organizers of one of the Faculty of Science’s best kept secrets, the 2+2/2+3 Undergraduate International Collaboration Education Programs, anticipate exponential growth, thanks to recent agreements signed with five international partners. The 2+2/2+3 program is an initiative that allows students from participating universities to spend their first two years of post-secondary education at their home university […]

Department of Science, Technology & Society new courses foster discovery, expand career pathways

Department of Science, Technology & Society new courses foster discovery, expand career pathways

Courses in the Department of Science, Technology & Society (STS) have always been popular among science and non-science students. Now STS is offering a more diverse roster of courses and major and minor options, opening the world of science to more students from other disciplines. One of the newest courses, Science, Technology and Racial Social […]

Data science program ready to blossom

Data science program ready to blossom

Data science will be in full bloom at York University with the introduction of a new undergraduate program from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This field uses computing skills and statistical reasoning to generate valuable insights from data. York’s data science program has been in the planning stages for a few years as Department […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

Teaching and learning are the cornerstones of our students’ success, and of the Faculty as a whole. Our goal is to provide our students with a high-quality education and the knowledge, skills, and credentials they desire to successfully transition into rewarding and impactful careers. Learn about our teaching & learning initiatives, available resources, how our […]

Teaching & Learning Team

Teaching & Learning Team

Quick Links Committee on Teaching and Learning Upcoming and past events CoTL membership Teaching and Learning team Teaching network Excellence in Teaching Awards Nominate a TA Nominate a faculty member Previous awards Introducing the Teaching & Learning Team in the Faculty of Science Dr. Tamara Kelly I teach first-year biology (ecology and evolution), second-year genetics, […]

Faculty of Science Teaching Network

Faculty of Science Teaching Network

We often hear from instructors in FSc that they have questions about certain areas of teaching and learning, but they do not know who to turn to. This page lists colleagues in the Faculty of Science at York, and the topics they are interested in chatting over coffee, virtually or in-person. It also provides links to […]

Prof Dawn Bazely receives provincial award of excellence

Prof Dawn Bazely receives provincial award of excellence

York University Professor Dawn Bazely, Department of Biology, was among 30 recipients of the Minister of Colleges and Universities’ Awards of Excellence. The awards, which were launched in 2020, recognize the leading work of Ontario’s faculty and staff during the pandemic. More than 675 nominations were received. Bazely is a professor in the Department of […]