Tag Archives: Faculty of Science

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 […]

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 […]

Media Advisory: Internal time clocks more important to human health than previously thought

TORONTO, Monday, May 15, 2017 – Out of whack internal biological clocks can have dire effects on human health and have links to cardiovascular disease, cancer, metabolic disorders and mental health. Scientists will present their latest research into biological timekeeping (chronobiology) at the Canadian Society for Chronobiology conference this week at York University. The University’s […]

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) […]