Professor Sampa Bhadra is on the Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) team that received the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics on Sunday evening. The prize is for the “fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics.”
The York University Lions men’s soccer team won its third straight Ontario University Athletics banner with a 2-1 victory over the McMaster Marauders in the championship final on Sunday, Nov. 8 at York Stadium.
York University chemistry Professor Demian Ifa is the recipient of the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. The distinction recognizes full-time faculty at the beginning of their academic careers.
“Cloud 9” is a farcical examination of British colonial oppression and its impacts upon racism, sexism and gender identity. The show previews from Nov. 8, opens Tuesday, Nov. 10 and runs to Nov. 14.
Amro Zayed, a biology professor and researcher in the Faculty of Science at York University, and Leonard Foster, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of British Columbia, are leading a project to protect Canada’s honeybees by developing a winter-hardy, disease-resistant breed.
The highly acclaimed international exhibition “Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich” will be on view in York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School Library from Monday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 22.
Samantha Fashler, Jolin Joseph, Kyo Maclear, Noa Nohmia, Christopher Vanden Berg and Dessi Zaharieva are the recipients of the 2015 Vanier Scholarships. The award is a signature achievement in part due to its immense research support, providing the doctoral students with $50,000 annually for up to three years to support their work.
Geography Professor Emeritus Glen Norcliffe’s anthology “Critical Geographies of Cycling: History, Political Economy and Culture” is a ride through the evolution of the bicycle, a mode of transportation born during the days of horse-drawn buggies and still ridden on today’s streets.
Come to the kick off of the 2015 York Cares United Way Campaign on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 8 to 10am in the Central Square Cafeteria, where President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri will flip pancakes with members of the University’s administrative staff.
York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) continues to make strides in teaching, research and community engagement through its Las Nubes program in Costa Rica. FES will host an information session about the 2016 field study on Nov. 11 from 12:30 to 1:30pm in 142 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building.