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UN SDG

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations 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 (UAP). We highlight some of the initiatives and projects taking place in the Faculty that tackle key societal challenges aligned with the UN SDGs. SDG 3: Good Health […]

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 […]

New gift from alumnus Earle Nestmann supports undergraduate research in science

New gift from alumnus Earle Nestmann supports undergraduate research in science

Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science will have more opportunities to participate in paid summer research positions thanks to a generous gift by alumnus Earle Nestmann. Nestmann’s gift of $200,000, matched by the Faculty of Science for a total of $400,000, will create the Earle Nestmann Undergraduate Research Award (ENURA) program to support paid […]

York researcher joins Nagoya University’s Research Center for Materials Science as visiting professor

York researcher joins Nagoya University’s Research Center for Materials Science as visiting professor

In October, Thomas Baumgartner, chemistry professor in the Faculty of Science at York University, will join the renowned Research Center for Materials Science at Nagoya University in Japan as a visiting professor. Baumgartner will collaborate with researcher and organic chemistry Professor Shigehiro Yamaguchi on exploring organic fluorescent compounds for biosensing applications. Their work will build […]

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 […]

A collaboration with a York researcher is changing the ‘forever’ of tattoos

A collaboration with a York researcher is changing the ‘forever’ of tattoos

What is the science behind semi-permanent tattoo technology? Faculty of Science chemistry Professor Chris Caputo’s research is revolutionizing this form of personal expression in new and interesting ways for a Canadian startup. A York University research team is collaborating with Inkbox, a Toronto-based startup that uses semi-permanent tattoo technology, to better understand the science behind their […]

Projecting COVID’s trajectory all in day’s work for leading York researcher

Projecting COVID’s trajectory all in day’s work for leading York researcher

Using his expertise in mathematics and statistics, Professor Jianhong Wu is working to model the future impacts of COVID-19 and its variants. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Faculty of Science mathematics and statistics Professor Jianhong Wu has been working non-stop with both federal and provincial agencies and a National Modelling Task Force to project the spread of the disease and […]

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 […]

Acquiring the skills to succeed at university

Acquiring the skills to succeed at university

Having taught high school earlier in his career, Andrew Skelton saw first-hand the gaps between a graduating student’s experience and the demands of a university education and set out to bridge them. “There are big changes in study skills, life skills and learning skills and students need to acquire the ability to reflect and adjust,” said Skelton, […]