- Thilo Womelsdorf (Biology) and his collaborators at York, who received $33M from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund for their Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) program.
- Amro Zayed (Biology), who received the Entomological Society of Canada’s C. Gordon Hewitt Award for outstanding achievement by an early-career entomologist.
- Jorg Grigull (Mathematics & Statistics) and John McDermott (Biology) on a Mitacs-Accelerate grant for their high-throughput sequencing project, in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur.
- Former PhD student Chunhua Shan (supervised by Huaiping Zhu, Mathematics & Statistics), who recently accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Toledo.
Ron Pearlman (Biology) was featured in yFile about a recent book chapter he co-authored with his postdocs on ciliate reproduction.
The Department of Biology launched a YouTube contest inviting students and researchers to submit short videos for a chance to win prizes. Some of the submissions will be featured on the Faculty of Science YouTube channel.
The Observatory, Science Explorations, and Let’s Talk Science at York led a number of science activities and events for Science Literacy Week.
YFile profiled the Faculty’s new Integrated Science Program.
Postdoc Sylvia Marie Nickerson (Science & Technology Studies) published an article about Coxeter geometrical models in the September issue of Notes of the Canadian Mathematical Society.
Examining the effects of climate change and species invasions on Ontario walleye populations: can walleye beat the heat? – Diversity and Distributions, 2016
- MSc graduate Thomas Van Zuiden, supervised by Sapna Sharma (Biology), found that climate change and species invasions are harming popular native fish in Ontario lakes.
IN THE MEDIA
Marshall McCall (Physics & Astronomy) spoke to The Globe & Mail about York’s donation of seedlings from a descendent of Newton’s apple tree to the National Research Council.
Paul Delaney (Physics & Astronomy) spoke to CTV News about the Space X explosion, finding the Philae lander, and Elon Musk’s plan to colonize Mars in the next 10 years. He also spoke to various radio outlets about these news items, including Newstalk 610 CKTB and AM900 CHML.
Dean Ray Jayawardhana was quoted in the Toronto Star Insider’s Guide to Colleges and Universities.
Oct 1-Nov 7: York Science and Toronto Public Library present The Fascinating (and Sometimes Scary) World of Infectious Diseases featuring talks by Kathi Hudak (Biology), Hanna Jankowski (Math & Stats), Dasantila Golemi-Kotra (Biology), Jean-Paul Paluzzi (Biology) and Gerald Audette (Chemistry).
Oct 17: Ada Lovelace Day at York lecture: How men in STEM can be allies to women, by Bryan Gaensler (University of Toronto. Bergeron Centre, Room 125. 12:30-1:30 pm.
Oct 19: Science education signature event: A Mind for Numbers with Prof. Barbara Oakley (Oakland University)
Oct 26: York Gairdner Lecture: The Transformative Genome Engineering CRISPR-Cas9 Technology: Mechanism, Evolution & Applications, by Emmanuelle Charpentier (2016 Canada Gairdner International Laureate, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology). N940 Ross Building, 1:30-2:30 pm.
Oct 27: Ada Lovelace Day at York event: Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Steacie Science & Engineering Library, room 021 (basement via the library), 10 am-5 pm.
Nov 2: York Science Forum, Hacking the Genome: The Brave New World of Gene Editing. Design Xchange (234 Bay Street), 7 pm. Tickets are free, but registration is required. More info at http://science.yorku.ca/forum