An international team of researchers announced Nov. 19 the discovery of two new particles in the baryon family. The masses of these particles had been predicted in a paper published in 2009 by York University physics Professor Randy Lewis and Richard Woloshyn, a scientist at the TRIUMF Lab in Vancouver, BC.
York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri will join Colonel Chris Hadfield, General (Retired) Walt Natynczyk and other industry leaders on the Space Advisory Board, which will provide expert advice to the government on Canada’s role and future in space.
York graduate Christina Sgro was presented with the Women’s Courage Award for Mentorship last month for her significant impact on society. The event, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto and organized by the Endless Possibilities and Hope Development Organization, marked the ninth annual installment of the festivities and drew a crowd of more than 250 people.
The Schulich School of Business at York University announced yesterday the J. Mark Lievonen Scholarship for MBA students enrolled in the Health Industry Management Program, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The scholarship was established by Sanofi Pasteur Limited and Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies to honour Mark Lievonen’s exceptional leadership and contributions to the health and pharmaceutical sectors.
York University Professor Debra Pepler and Queen’s University Professor Wendy Craig, co-scientific directors of the Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet), are unveiling a new toolkit for educators in conjunction with Bullying Awareness Week Nov. 17 to 23.
The 2014 Bryden Alumni Award recipients are: particle physicist Nigel Lockyer; lawyer Samuel Schwartz; York U recruitment officer Sonia Cianfarani; Ontario Superior Court of Justice Judge Kofi N. Barnes; and Irvin Studin, editor-in-chief and publisher, Global Brief, and president, Institute for 21st Century Questions.
York University launches phase two of its highly successful Academic Innovation Fund, which will provide $1.5 million in funding for projects advancing the University’s priorities in eLearning, experiential education and enhancing the first-year experience. Project submissions are due Feb. 6, 2015.
The York University Student Centre was a sea of red and white Thursday as students, staff and faculty showed their spirit by wearing the University’s colours. It was also a time to celebrate the current student tuition winner Lidia Kazadova and York’s champion athletes.
Lidia Kazakova, a fourth-year student in biomedical science, is the winner of the 2014 “this is my time” free tuition contest. Kazakova’s inspirational vision focuses on the power of research in the emerging field of regenerative medicine and its potential in disease treatment.
Join York U President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri for Red & White Day celebrations Nov. 13. Come out and make some noise at the spirit rally and show your pride and passion for the University.