Tag Archives: Faculty of Science

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 […]

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, […]