York University will celebrate its faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows who have earned honours and achievements for research and creative excellence at its annual York U Research Leaders event on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
“This is our second annual event recognizing York’s Research Leaders and we plan to continue carrying forward this tradition,” said Robert Haché, York University vice-president research & innovation. “It is a great pleasure to celebrate the exceptional work of York’s researchers, students and post-doctoral fellows – and important to us to recognize the valuable impact of their research on society. We are pleased to invite all members of the York community, including students, staff and faculty to join us for this very special occasion.”
Hosted by the President’s Office and the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, the event begins at 4:30pm in the McEwen Auditorium in the Seymour Schulich Building. A reception will follow. Many York researchers who have earned prestigious awards, major grants and book prizes will be recognized, along with a presentation to the winner of the President’s Excellence Research Award, an announcement of the winners from York University’s undergraduate research fair and recognition of graduate student research achievements.
Event highlights include, a greeting from the province by Monte Kwinter, MPP York Centre, parliamentary assistant to the minister of economic development, trade and employment; a special video highlighting a cross-section of York’s researchers; and a slide presentation capturing some of the many research successes of the past year.
Organizers ask community members interested in attending the celebration to RSVP.