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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.