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23.04.2014 in Research

VPRI to sponsor task force on public engagement and sustainability research

The Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation will sponsor a task force during the 2014-15 academic year to examine options and develop ideas for highlighting and further building York University’s research strengths in sustainability.

21.04.2014 in Research

Osgoode visiting prof authors report for Metcalf Foundation on temporary foreign workers

Faraday’s report reveals that migrant workers are paying thousands of dollars in recruiting fees — equal to as much as two to three years of wages in their home currency — to work in minimum wage jobs in Ontario.

17.04.2014 in Research

Migration Matters explores arts-based methodologies in migration research

The visual arts, theatre, filmmaking, music and dance are important aspects in transnational migration. The role of arts-based methodologies in researching the migrant experience is the topic of the next Migration Matters event on April 22 from 2 to 4pm in Room 626 Kaneff Tower.

16.04.2014 in Research

President of Canadian Space Agency visits York University

General (retired) Walter Natynczyk, president of the Canadian Space Agency, visited York University on April 10 to learn more about research underway in York’s Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering.

04.04.2014 in Research

Is there a robot in your future? Find out at Research Matters event April 9

Lassonde Professor Michael Jenkin will be participating in a Research Matters panel presentation held at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection gallery located at 10365 Islington Avenue in Vaughan on April 9. Jenkin will discuss “Is there a robot in your future?”

27.03.2014 in Research

York University seeking applications for Associate Vice-President Research

Reporting to the Vice President Research and Innovation, this individual will help develop and support the achievement of the University’s research vision, and provide leadership in fostering the development of the culture of research at York U.

26.03.2014 in Research

UNESCO Declares 2014 as the International Year of Crystallography

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared 2014 as the International Year of Crystallography. York science Professors Gerald Audette and Vivian Saridakis are playing important roles in major academic conferences that are taking place during the International Year of Crystallography 2014.

25.03.2014 in Research

New digital mining tool opens door to historical data

York researcher Colin Coates, director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, is part of an international project team mining thousands of pages of text and images to trace patterns and environmental consequences of early industrialization in the 19th century. They launched the database this week showcasing early results.

23.03.2014 in Research

York University hosts Curiosity Shop on March 26 at the Scott Library

On Wednesday, March 26, York University hosts the Curiosity Shop in the Scott Library Atrium. The Curiosity Shop is part of the Research Matters campaign by the Council of Ontario Universities. Drop by and get answers to your most burning research questions.

11.03.2014 in Research

York U astronomer maps out Earth’s place in the universe among “Council of Giants”

A new paper by York University physics and astronomy Professor Marshall McCall, published Tuesday in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, maps out bright galaxies within 35-million light years of the Earth, offering up an expanded picture of what lies beyond our doorstep.

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