A new invention by York U researchers is a breakthrough in rapid detection of the deadly E. coli bacteria in water. The hydrogel-based rapid detection system reduces the time it takes to detect E. coli from a few days to just a couple of hours.
The University has established a fund to support initiatives related to Canada 150 which explore in some way Canada’s past, but also look to the future to explore a vision for Canada for the next 150 years. The President and Provost are inviting submissions from the York community for a York “signature” event to mark the milestone.
York U Professor Sherry Grace of the Faculty of Health led a panel of international experts that released a statement with recommendations on how cardiac rehabilitation programs can be delivered in developing countries.
Fay Faraday, a visiting professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School and a Packer Visiting Chair in Social Justice in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS), will be awarded the 2016 Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award for her work in human rights.
Faculty of Environmental Studies Professor Emeritus David Bell is the recipient of the 2016 Harry Jerome President’s Award in recognition of a lifetime of service to education and sustainability.
Political science Professor Leah Vosko is the first recipient of the Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Policy Research. The prize is presented by the Broadbent Institute.
Robert Hache has been reappointed to a second five-year term as vice-president research and innovation. The reappointment was approved by the Board of Governors and will take effect on July 1.
Open Your Mind is a series offering insight into the different ways York University professors, researchers and students champion fresh ways of thinking. Today’s spotlight is on Tina Rapke, a professor and researcher jointly appointed to the Faculties of Education and Science who is focused on developing and testing classroom-based strategies for teaching and learning mathematics.
Hundreds took part in person and online as York University astronomers tracked the transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun. The astronomical event took place Monday, May 9 and won’t be repeated until 2019.
The Teaching Commons at York University presents the third annual Teaching In Focus conference May 19 and 20. The two-day professional development event is free for York faculty and teaching assistants.