Huaiping Zhu, professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Faculty of Science, and his team have received a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to improve climate risk assessments in the province.
New findings out of York University show that during a visual task, errors accumulate during a memory delay with more errors arising in the transition from memory to action. The study was published April 16 in the online journal eNeuro.
The new website features stories about researchers, research impact and discoveries, biographies of York researchers who are Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, Canada Research Chairs and York Research Chairs, upcoming events, information about research centres and institutes and much more.
The new Social Venture Pipeline initiative is now accepting applications to join the program, which begins in May 2016. The initiative helps budding social entrepreneurs in York Region build their social venture ideas into companies.
Research at York U earns doctoral student 2015 Paper of the Year award from American Journal of Physiology
Anna Vainshtein, a 2014 PhD graduate of York University, earned The American Journal of Physiology’s 2015 Paper of the Year award. Vainshtein researched cellular and molecular components that lead to exercise-mediated health benefits during her doctoral studies at York University.
Vice-President Research & Innovation Robert Hache recently hosted an open forum discussion to report on the consultation draft of York University’s Plan for the Intensification and Enhancement of Research (PIER) and to hear feedback.
The industry-academic networking event took place March 10 and is part of a series of networking opportunities that are organized bi-annually by Innovation York to help foster research partnerships. More than 90 attendees participated. The event has already resulted in the successful brokering of research collaborations.
The Canadian Society for Chemistry has honoured Michael Organ, professor in the Department of Chemistry, with the 2016 R.U. Lemieux Award. The award is presented to an organic chemist who has made a distinguished contribution to the field and is currently working in Canada.
York U researchers in the Centre for Vision Research studying questions of how gravity perception works have found new evidence to suggest that this basic sensory process may be more complex than previously thought.
The proposal to develop a multi-million dollar, seven-year initiative will be focused on how visual systems extract and process information and the application of this research to human health and technological development.