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York U creates and uses new online inclusion tool for Orientation Week

  TORONTO, September 5, 2017─ Student leaders at York University are using a new online tool – an Inclusion Lens – to proactively ensure its close to 500 orientation week events are welcoming to incoming members of the York community. The Inclusion Lens may be the first online event management tool created by a Canadian […]

York U disaster management and engineering experts available to discuss Hurricane Harvey

University experts can discuss the storm’s impact including flooding-related issues, evacuation, disaster and risk management related to Houston TORONTO, August 29, 2017─ The damage by Hurricane Harvey continues to grow as Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, continues to receive more rain this week. Harvey has unloaded trillions of gallons of water […]

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 […]

Discovery may revolutionize new drug discoveries, disease research

 TORONTO, February 9, 2017 - Research from York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering, has found a new set of algorithms that can help determine the 3D structure of proteins to one day find new treatments for a range of diseases including Alzheimer’s, HIV and cancer. The research, published in the current edition of the journal […]

Performance-enhancing… research? New measurement could help elite athletes: York U

TORONTO, October 4, 2016 – Canadian Olympic phenomenon Penny Oleksiak may be able to glide through the water even faster at her next Olympic Games, due in part to a new measurement tool invented by York University researchers. “We asked ourselves the basic question: ‘how does liquid spread on a surface?’, be it Penny’s swimsuit […]

York U celebrates launch of OSIRIS-REx mission

TORONTO, Sept. 6 – York University, the lead university for Canada’s instrument contribution to NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, will celebrate the mission’s launch to the asteroid Bennu on Thursday, Sept. 8. Along with first-year York U space science and engineering students, undergraduate and graduate students involved in space research at the Lassonde School of Engineering will […]

Two York University students receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

York University will welcome two first-year students to campus this fall who have earned prestigious Schulich Leader scholarships for academic excellence, leadership in school and community life and entrepreneurial talent. Rathesh Balendran and Arma Khan will enter their first year at York with scholarships created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich […]