The Faculty of Science and Mainstreet Markham BIA hosted a successful Science Rendezvous at the Markham Farmer’s Market. Thank you to the faculty, staff and students who volunteered their energy and time. See photos.
The Faculty appointed Cora Young as the new Guy Warwick Rogers Chair in Chemistry.
Berna and Earle Nestmann made a $100K gift towards the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards in the Faculty of Science.
The Science Exploration Camps received a $5,500 grant from the Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund to subsidize camp fees for this year’s summer camps.
Sapna Sharma (Biology) received an Early Research Award from Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation. She also received a Best in Science grant from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow Heath MacMillan (Biology) won the President’s Award for the best research paper presented orally by a postdoc at the Canadian Society of Zoologists annual meeting.
PhD students in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics participated in the Fields Institute’s Inaugural Thesis Competition. York student Grey Kuling received the top prize, and students Helen Cheyne and Sawitree Boonpatcharanon received honourable mentions.
PhD student Andrea Claire Durant (Biology) won the Holeton Prize for the most outstanding student poster presentation in the Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry Section at the Canadian Society of Zoologists annual meeting. She also came in second place for the Comparative & Evolutionary Physiology Section Scholander Award at the Experimental Biology meeting hosted by the American Physiological Society.
MSc student Harshil Patel (Biology) won best ‘lighting’ talk at the recent meeting of the Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium hosted by Queen’s University.
Undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics performed brilliantly at the 2016 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. The students brought home York University’s best results since 1998.
Students Matt Ronan, Yan Shvartsman, Ola Pasternak and Pegah Nazeri in Mark Vicari’s (Biology) Population Ecology and Biodiversity classes created the winning video for the Department of Biology’s YouTube contest.
Distrust that Particular Intuition: Resilient Essentialisms and Empirical Challenges in the History of Biological Individuality by James Elwick (Science & Technology Studies), in Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives, ed. by Scott Lidgard and Lynn K. Nyhart (University of Chicago Press)
Patricia Lakin-Thomas (Biology) was the local organizer for the Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology.
Ronald Pearlman (Biology) presented “Genome Engineering and its Applications Including Legal and Ethical Issues” at the York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series.
Research by the Laboratory of Mathematical Parallel Systems, directed by Huaiping Zhu (Mathematics & Statistics) was included in the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) report “Facing Climate Change.”
Hélène Mialet (Science & Technology Studies) presented “The Thinking Person’s Disease: Rethinking the Subject in the Digital Age” at the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
Paul Delaney (Physics & Astronomy) presented a talk about Proxima Centauri b at the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Mississauga Centre.
Kenton Kroker (Science & Technology Studies) presented “Ontario’s Public Health Imaginary, 1882-85” at the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine conference.
PhD student Sue Hayes (Biology) authored a blog post titled “Tracking wood thrush through Ontario forests” for the Nature Conservancy Canada website.
Graduate students Callum C. J. Sutherland, Venilla Rajaguru, Einar Engström, Matthew Burns, Jason Grier, Drew Danielle Belsky, Eleanor Louso and Kasey Coholan in the Department of Science & Technology Studies presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, of which Ernie Hamm (Science & Technology Studies) is president.
Jianhong Wu (Mathematics & Statistics) spoke to CTV News about ticks in Ontario.
Nature Canada interviewed Bridget Stutchbury (Biology) for the Women for Nature blog series.
Nature Canada also profiled Dawn Bazely (Biology) for the Women for Nature blog series.
Paul Delaney (Physics & Astronomy) spoke to CTV News about NASA’s Solar Probe Plus mission.
New research by Muhammad Yousaf (Chemistry) on click chemistry was highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News.
Science Engagement staff member Cora Reist was on the Daily Planet the night before Science Rendezvous, showcasing one of the many demonstrations that York Science would be featuring at the science festival the next day.
PhD student Venilla Rajaguru (Science & Technology Studies) spoke to CTV News about why tensions are rising over the South China Sea.
June 22: Science Convocation, 10:30AM.