York U astronomy expert available for comment on NASA Juno mission

TORONTO, July 4, 2016 – NASA’s Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, is scheduled to enter Jupiter’s orbit in an historic moment today at about 5pm, Eastern Time. Astronomers suspect that Jupiter, due to its large size, shaped the formation of our solar system; however, the finer details about what the planet is made of and […]

York U experts available on Three Amigos summit

TORONTO, June 29, 2016 — As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosts Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Barack Obama in Ottawa today for the so-called Three Amigos summit, York University experts are available for media interviews: Professor Emeritus Daniel Drache is available to analyze the Canada-Mexico relationship including: relaxation of visa restrictions on […]

York U experts available on Brexit and related topics

The Brits have voted to leave the European Union and as a result, David Cameron has announced his resignation as prime minister. York University experts on European politics are available for media interviews to discuss the Referendum on U.K. membership in the EU and related topics: Professor Stephen Gill, who has been researching the unfolding […]

York University researchers awarded more than $5.6 million by NSERC

The Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced today that 32 researchers at York University have been awarded more than $4.9 million in NSERC grants, while 10 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows have received a total of $700,000 in funding for scholarships and fellowships. “Our researchers are making important contributions to scientific, […]

York U unveils spectacular Inuit soccer player sculpture

TORONTO, June 21, 2016 — A monumental sculpture of an Inuit soccer player, embellished with silver eyes and holding a bronze walrus skull for a ball was unveiled today at York Lions Stadium. The soccer player, carved out of a 26-tonne rock, is poised in an Alaskan high-kick position – inspiration to athletes and spectators […]