There will be an exciting announcement honouring Professor Emeritus Allan Carswell and his generous support of the Faculty of Science, on Thursday September 14. Faculty and staff will receive the invitation by e-mail soon.
Biology alumnus Ron Watson has made a provision in his will to leave a bequest of $200,000 to assist Science students in need.
Paul Delaney (Physics & Astronomy) received the 2017 Klumpke-Roberts Award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, joining an illustrious group of past recipients including Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov and Helen Sawyer Hogg.
Graduate students in Derek Wilson’s (Chemistry) lab have been sweeping up awards to attend conferences and for their presentations at these events.
Recent PhD graduate Martino Lupini (Mathematics & Statistics) received the Franco Montagna prize from the Italian Association for Logic and Applications for the best doctorate in logic and its applications.
Graduate student Andrei Nikolaev (Chemistry) was the inaugural recipient of the Mamdouh and Susan Shoukri Graduate Award from York University.
Incoming Science student Kezia Johnson received a prestigious Schulich Leaders scholarship.
The basic reproduction number (R0) of measles: a systematic review – The Lancet Infectious Diseases
- Jane Heffernan (Mathematics & Statistics) and co-authors
Sampa Bhadra (Physics & Astronomy) was appointed as a TRIUMF Affiliate Scientist.
Ilijas Farah (Mathematics & Statistics) published “Simple nuclear C*-algebras not isomorphic to their opposites” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
The Actuarial Science program in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics has been named an “Advanced Curriculum Actuarial Program” by the Society of Actuaries. This status allows our students to receive reimbursements for some professional exams, and the Society will sponsor two events on campus annually.
Georges Monette (Mathematics & Statisticss) and former faculty member John Fox taught a week-long workshop at York University titled “Applications of Models for Longitudinal and Multilevel Data in R and Stan.” The workshop was sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Inter-University Consortium in Political and Social Research.
Walter Tholen (Mathematics & Statisticss) presented the invited plenary and opening lecture, titled “Order, distance, closure and convergence: reconciling competing fundamental topological concepts,” at the 32nd Summer Topology Conference.
Martin Muldoon (Mathematics & Statistics) was a plenary speaker at the 8th Jaen Conference on Approximation Theory.
Dov Lungu (Science & Technology Studies) presented “A Delicate Relationship: Apple Computer Inc. and the Early Macintosh User Groups” and “Teaching History of Technology with Art and Artifacts” at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology.
PhD student George Conidis (Physics & Astronomy) presented “Galaxies Unfrozen in Time by Flames of Romance” at Starfest.
Science student and Governor General’s silver medallist Yaakov Green, who graduated at spring convocation, was profiled by yFile for his achievements at York.
SEEDS at YorkU, founded by Sapna Sharma (Biology) hosted an event at the Royal Ontario Museum with recently arrived families from Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Chechnya and Liberia.
Team Math & Stats, a sponsorship team with members from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, has been participating in the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge. They welcomed a Syrian refugee on in June.
Dean Ray Jayawardhana appeared on CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks to speak about why planets are spherical.
Jianhong Wu (Mathematics & Statistics) and his research on mapping black-legged ticks in Canada was highlighted in The Globe & Mail.
Dasantila Golemi-Kotra (Biology) and Gerald Audette (Chemistry) were featured in the York U Alumni Magazine.
Paul Delaney (Physics & Astronomy) spoke to CTV News about the James Webb Space Telescope’s cryogenic testing, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flying over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, and Tardigrade microbes and their resilience. He also spoke to AM640 about the solar eclipse.
Aug 11: Undergraduate summer research conference, Life Sciences Building, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Aug 21: Solar Fair, at YorkU Lions Stadium, 1-4 pm: http://science.yorku.ca/solar-fair
Sept 13: 26th Annual Harold I Schiff Lecture “Aerosol in the Arctic Summertime: Sources, Impacts, and Melting Sea,” by Professor Jon Abbatt from the University of Toronto. 320 Norman Bethune College, 2:30 PM: http://cac.yorku.ca/the-annual-harold-i-schiff-lecture-faculty-of-science/
Oct 11-Nov 14: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe public lecture series, presented by York Science and the Toronto Public Library: http://science.yorku.ca/TPL