Tuesdays in November will never be the same if the organizers of York University’s first Research Month have their way. They have put together an exciting month of events, interactive research displays and images that document and celebrate just some of the research conducted at York University. The interactive displays, and images will be on exhibit in the Vari Hall Rotunda every Tuesday in November from 10am to 3pm.
In addition to the myriad of posters and images, members of the York University Rover Team (YURT) will be on-site in Vari Hall where they will be putting their award-winning Mars rover through its paces. And that’s not all – as part of this inaugural Research Month celebration, there will be workshops for researchers, the YORKwrites recognition celebration on Nov. 3 in the Steacie Science Library, Faculty research events, special lectures, film screenings and a chance to visit York’s 12 research centres dedicated to the social sciences and humanities in their new offices in the York Research Tower. All of this will culminate with a focal event to honour the recipient of the President’s Research Excellence Award.
"Research Month will engage the York community with the knowledge and ideas that drive innovation at York,” says Stan Shapson, vice-president, research & innovation. “As we celebrate 50 years of growth of research, there is no better time than this to provide an opportunity for the community to find out more about our research strengths and to engage with our researchers.”
To find out more about all the events and displays planned for York’s inaugural Research Month, visit the calendar posted on the York Research Month Web site.
All events are free and open to the York community and their guests, although some events may require pre-registration.