Tag Archives: Faculty of Science

Migrating songbirds can become disoriented after eating insecticide-laden seeds

TORONTO, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 – Songbirds exposed to widely used insecticides during migration pit stops on farmland could lose significant body weight and became disoriented, research by York University and the University of Saskatchewan has found. The researchers exposed white-crowned sparrows on spring migration to realistic doses of two different insecticides – imidacloprid, a […]

Ada Lovelace – Celebrate women in STEM, create Wikipedia pages at edit-a-thon at York U

TORONTO, October 20, 2017 – The third celebration of International Ada Lovelace Day at York University is a way to recognize the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), but it also highlights how far there is to go. Equity, diversity & inclusivity activist Elly Zupko will talk about her reaction to seeing a […]

York University, Fermilab agree to joint appointment in support of gigantic neutrino experiment

TORONTO, October 17, 2017 – Neutrinos are tiny, abundant particles of matter that pass unnoticed through us and almost always through the Earth, but the full extent of their role in the universe remains a mystery. Neutrinos may hold the key to fundamental questions about the nature of matter, exploding stars and cosmic evolution. Today, […]

Media Advisory: Gift to reveal night skies to students, community

TORONTO, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – Build it and they will come. Expected to be the largest telescope situated on any Canadian university campus, once in place, it will open the night skies for students, faculty and the wider community. Media are invited to learn more about the future new telescope, the generous gift that […]