Expert Available: Will Province’s changes to regulation of sales of cannabis impact public health?

TORONTO, August 14, 2018 ­­– Yesterday the Ontario government announced a new online retail model that will allow cannabis to be sold online and through private retailers. Under the new planned regulation, the Ontario Cannabis Store will provide an online platform for the sale which will be followed by a private retail model by April […]

Lassonde School of Engineering Mentorship Program students showcase skills in technology, science and engineering

Summer Student Research and Mentorship Program concludes with 70-student showcase TORONTO, ON, Tuesday, August 14, 2018— From building satellites to parts for human implants, 70 grade 11 female students will present their final research projects on Wednesday to parents, faculty, fellow Lassonde School of Engineering students and members of industry.  The showcase is part of […]

Inbreeding and disease are factors in decline of yellow-banded bumblebee, York U study

TORONTO, ON, Aug. 13, 2018 – By sequencing the genome of the yellow-banded bumblebee, York University researchers have found that inbreeding and disease are likely culprits in their rapid decline in North America. This is believed to be the first time the genome of an at-risk bumblebee has been sequenced and it allows researchers to […]

Lassonde School of Engineering expands Summer Student Research and Mentorship Program to support young women in engineering and computer science

Six-week paid internships give high school students opportunities to build everything from cube satellites to materials for human implants TORONTO, ON, August 13, 2018—Dozens of Grade 11 students from the Toronto area are taking part in a newly-expanded mentorship program for girls at the Lassonde School of Engineering this summer, designed to give them the […]

GTA’s Don River watershed economically vulnerable due to flood risk

A new method produces more accurate flood maps which could change the way the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) grows its cities in the future TORONTO, ON, August 1, 2018— Using a multi-criteria analysis that included social and economic vulnerability, engineers at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering found that the Don River watershed, which has suffered […]