York U expert, only Canadian on massive new international neutrino experiment, available for comment

TORONTO, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – York University physics Professor Scott Menary is the only Canadian on an experiment, involving 30 countries and the excavation of 800,000 tons of rocks, to find out what role neutrinos played in the evolution of the Universe. The groundbreaking to build the particle detectors for the experiment will take […]

York U to host CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health

TORONTO, July 17, 2017 –York University is pleased to serve as the new host for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR’s) Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH). The move comes with newly-appointed York University professor, Steven Hoffman, who has been serving as IPPH’s Scientific Director since August 1, 2016. Hoffman has been appointed […]

‘Why Should I Care’ dialogue to focus on guaranteed basic income, future of work

 TORONTO, July 14, 2017 – Earning a living based only on “paid work” could become a thing of the past —even within our lifetimes — according to York University Information Technology Professor Stephen Chen who sees a need for finding solutions to income loss in the “post-work” world. Chen joins Senator Art Eggleton and non-profit […]

Milky Way could be home to 100 billion 'failed stars'

TORONTO, July 6, 2017 –  Our galaxy could harbour some 100 billion brown dwarfs,  often described as “failed stars,” reveals new research by an international team of astronomers, including York University’s Ray Jayawardhana in the Faculty of Science. Brown dwarfs are objects intermediate in mass between stars and planets, with masses too low to sustain […]