- Scott Menary (Physics & Astronomy) on receiving a $30K grant from the JP Bickell Foundation to support the Southern Ontario Large-Scale Time-Coincidence Array (SOLTA) project.
- Norman Yan (Biology), retired faculty member and Senior Research Scholar, who co-authored and co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Limnology comparing the recovery of Canadian and Italian lakes from historical acid and metal pollution.
- Rathesh Balendran, entering undergraduate in Science, on receiving a prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship for academic excellence, leadership in school and community life, and entrepreneurial talent.
Tom Salibury (Mathematics & Statistics) was the Local Organizing Committee Chair for the World Congress in Probability and Statistics hosted by the Fields Institute.
The Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry hosted their twenty-fifth Annual Harold I Schiff Lecture, which was presented by Professor Dr. Ulrich Platt from Heidelberg University on the topic of “The Quantification of Volcanic Gas Emission by Optical Spectroscopy – How and Why.” The Centre also hosted their fifth Annual Summer Course in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and Integrating Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics From Earth To Space Symposium.
SEEDS volunteers—with Sapna Sharma (Biology) heading the steering committee—held a science outreach event at the Royal Ontario Museum for refugee children. Graduate students from Science and across the University volunteered to assist with the event, including developing and translating science activities.
Paul Delaney and student Jen Mehrnoush Zomederis (Physics & Astronomy) presented “Extreme Environments in Astronomy” at the Markham Library Summer Reading Club.
IN THE MEDIA
Paul Delaney (Physics & Astronomy) and PhD candidate Jesse Rogerson (Physics & Astronomy) commented about NASA’s JUNO mission to Jupiter for various media outlets, including Radio Canada International, CFRB 1010, CTV News and Global News. Paul also spoke to CTV News about a new dark energy map and the Perseid meteor shower, and commented on SpaceX and the International Space Station for AM900 CHML.
Sapna Sharma (Biology) spoke about degrading lake water quality with CBC Radio’s Ontario Today. She was also quoted in two articles in the climate change issue of Canadian Geographic and featured in the Society of Freshwater Science’s Making Waves podcast. In addition, her CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks interview earlier this year about her research on lake temperatures was selected for the Best of Quirks Summer Schedule.
Postdoc Elodie Hebrard’s (Physics & Astronomy) research on a young hot Jupiter continued to receive media coverage in The Star.
Aug 11: Undergraduate Research Conference, featuring Science students
Oct 1-Nov 7: York Science and Toronto Public Library present The Fascinating (and Sometimes Scary) World of Infectious Diseases