Chemistry prof receives $450K NSERC grant to research molecules for tattoo technology

Can temporary or semi-permanent tattoos look as good as the real thing? Faculty of Science chemistry Professor Christopher Caputo thinks so and is hard at work with his team to produce a new range of colours. Caputo recently received a $450,000 Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Development Grant with Toronto startup Inkbox to study molecules to improve semi-permanent tattoo technology.

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York-led study on trauma intervention shows early success, seeks student participants

PhD candidate Megan Kirk Chang is researching the effectiveness of mindfulness-based approaches such as breath awareness, meditation and yoga-based movements to help with healing symptoms of past trauma. Her clinical trial is open to students at York University, and has shown positive early results. Current student Jennifer Kaczanowski shares her own experience participating in the study.

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Dean of Libraries Joy Kirchner reappointed for a second five-year term

Joy Kirchner has been reappointed for a second five-year term as dean of libraries, commencing July 1, 2020. She joined York University in 2015 from the University of Minnesota Libraries in Minneapolis. She has brought to York a breadth and depth of library experience and perspective gained from positions in university libraries in Canada and the U.S. over the past 20 years.

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President provides an update on the Markham Centre Campus

York University has been working to develop a path forward for the Markham Centre Campus (MCC) following the withdrawal of provincial funding for the project last October. Yesterday, a new strategic business plan was approved by the Board of Governors of York University. This approval allows York to continue to advance the process for the MCC with the provincial government and the University’s partners in the city of Markham and York Region while restarting collaborative planning around academic programs and governance with colleagues across the University.

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