Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis presented the inaugural address during the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS), which is housed at York’s Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). A dozen former and current CERLAC-based York U grad students and faculty members presented or assisted in the organization of the conference.
York University researchers Caleb Goods and social science Professor Carla Lipsig-Mumme argue that new green technologies need to be looked at in a broader context in their article “The battery revolution is exciting, but they pollute too” published in “The Conversation” and reprinted in The World Economic Forum’s “Agenda”.
The first two visiting scholars under the Robarts Centre Visitorship Program will be travelling to Canada to start their research at York University.
Vice-President Research & Innovation Robert Hache recently signed a memorandum of understanding between York University and Justus Liebig University Giesse in Germany. The agreement provides a framework for research collaborations between the two organizations.
A roster of leading biological and computer vision researchers will discuss the latest research on how humans and machines integrate and organize visual cues during the International Conference on Perceptual Organization taking place June 23 to 26 at York University.
Lassonde Professor Alidad Amirfazli elected president of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists at the Royal Society of Canada
Alidad Amirfazli, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, was elected as the first President of the College of New Scholars at the Royal Society of Canada. His term as president will begin immediately.
Scott Menary, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, and his research team are collaborating in the ALPHA-g: An apparatus to explore antimatter gravity with cold trapped antihydrogen project, led by the University of Calgary, which was recently awarded more than $6 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
David Phipps, executive director, research & innovation services, has received the 2015 President’s Award for Leadership from the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization. The award was presented May 14 during the official opening ceremony for the fourth annual Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum in Montreal.
The Canadian Association of Research Administrators recognized the accomplishments of two of York’s senior research administrators with national awards. Angela Zeno, manager, research accounting, received the Community Builder Award. David Phipps, executive director, research & innovation services, received the Research Management Excellence Award.
The MOU solidifies the existing research relationship between York University and the Donders Institute, and provides a framework for further collaboration in the areas of vision research and the neuroscience of perception and action, and their applications in health, computer science and robotics.