Tag Archives: Faculty of Science

York U Earth Day experts: Are climate change policies and conservation enough?

TORONTO, April 19, 2017 – This year’s Earth Day theme touts the importance of teaching environmental and climate literacy. York University experts can discuss the success or failure of climate change policies and strategies, conservation and global environmental changes. Mark Winfield, Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies and co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative, […]

York U Earth Day experts: Boiling effect of climate change on Earth’s water and ice

TORONTO, April 17, 2017 – As the planet heats up, York University water experts can discuss the effects of climate change on fresh water lakes, invasive species, natural disaster management and Arctic ice, in the lead up to Earth Day, April 22. Usman Khan, Assistant Professor in the Lassonde School of Engineering, can talk about […]

York U hosts York Region science fair: bright young scientists in the spotlight

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 — If you are curious to know what worm poop can tell us about health food, or whether math homework is bad for your health, come chat with budding scientists eager to talk about their experiments, innovations and results at York University, during the York Region Science & Technology Fair (YRSTF) […]

York’s Faculty of Science draws “rising stars” for inaugural York Science Fellowships

TORONTO, Monday, March 13, 2017 – The Faculty of Science at York University has recruited six impressive emerging researchers from around the world as the inaugural recipients of York Science Fellowships. These premier postdoctoral fellowships offer talented, early-career scientists the opportunity to pursue their research in collaboration with outstanding scientists in the Faculty of Science. […]

Governments partner with York U to invest $113 million in research and learning

Major upgrades and additions to vital labs, teaching facilities and services TORONTO, February 17, 2017 – An infusion of $113 million from the Governments of Canada and Ontario, and York University, will modernize labs in the Faculties of Science and Health, create a new building for the Schulich School of Business, and boost energy-efficient cooling […]

Scat sniffer dogs tell York U researchers a lot about endangered lizards

TORONTO, January 31, 2017 – Dogs can be trained to find almost anything (people, drugs, weapons, poached ivory) but one York University researcher had them detect something a little unusual – the scat of endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards. The scat detection dogs helped biology PhD student Alex Filazzola discover not only scat, but the importance […]