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 […]

Newborn giant planet found orbiting an infant sun

TORONTO, June 20, 2016 – The discovery of a giant planet known as a hot Jupiter orbiting an infant sun represents a major step forward in understanding how planetary systems form and evolve, says an international team of astronomers including from York University. Hot Jupiters have puzzled astronomers for the last 20 years. How did […]

York U to recognize 13 outstanding individuals with honorary degrees at spring convocation

TORONTO, June 13, 2016 – Thirteen outstanding individuals will be recognized with honorary degrees at York University’s spring convocation for their significant contributions to society and in their respective fields. The recipients include a native rights activist, food advocate, theatre director, technology innovator and community leader. “This year’s honorary degree recipients have made a remarkable impact […]

Three York U graduate students become prestigious Trudeau Scholars

  York University graduate students Aytak Akbari-Dibavar, Gerard Kennedy and Jesse Thistle have been awarded the Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship, a prestigious award presented by the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation. The three York students are among 15 students across Canada selected by the Foundation to receive the award. “I am so incredibly proud of Aytak, Gerard […]