Two outstanding students win Faculty of Science gold and silver medals

Kevin Joseph, who completed a major in statistics and a minor in computer science this year, won the gold medal for his stellar academics. Biophysics student Neil McCall in the Department of Physics & Astronomy won the silver medal, given to a graduating student who has combined outstanding academic achievement with the greatest contribution to undergraduate student life.

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Innovative, pan-University capstone classroom launches in September

A new, full-year capstone course is being pilot tested this fall at York University. C4: The Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom brings together third- and fourth-year students from different faculties into multidisciplinary teams focused on solving pressing, real-world challenges posed by organizations operating in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds.

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Lassonde postdoctoral researcher selected to join NASA mission to Jupiter

NASA has selected Christina Smith, a postdoctoral researcher at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering, to be a participating scientist on the Juno Mission to Jupiter. Her work with Juno will build upon what she gained when working on the Curiosity rover project on Mars. Smith will use her knowledge to help Juno achieve its science goals and shed light on Jupiter’s atmospheric structure and dynamics.

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Three York University professors earn York-Massey appointments

York University professors Richard Hornsey, Andrew Dawson and Dayna Nadine Scott have earned Massey College appointments for the 2019-20 academic year. Hornsey, at the Lassonde School of Engineering, has been offered the position of York-Massey Fellowship; while Dawson, of Glendon, and Scott, of Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Environmental Studies, were awarded York-Massey Visiting Scholarships.

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Early Alert pilot project a success in supporting students

A pilot project implemented across York University is paving the way for increased student success by identifying students who may need extra support early in the semester. Called the Early Alert Retention Program, the initiative launched in September 2018 in response to a request from the York University Retention Council, a group that seeks to improve student success.

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