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New grad Vidushi Jain awarded Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education gold medal

After her first year, Vidushi Jain was uncertain, struggling to balance studies with a part-time job while adapting to a university atmosphere. During spring convocation at York University, Jain received her engineering diploma and the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education gold medal for the highest score by a graduating student in engineering. At York […]

Krembil Foundation funds Chemistry Professor Derek Wilson's research into causes of Alzheimer's

The Krembil Foundation has awarded a $330,000 grant to Derek Wilson, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and director of the Centre for Research in Mass Spectrometry (CRMS), for his research project “Understanding the Molecular Origins of Neurodegenerative Disease”. Wilson's lab specializes in developing novel mass-spectrometry methods to investigate biomedical problems at a molecular […]

Neutral result charges up antimatter research

Scientists of the international ALPHA Collaboration have once again pushed the boundaries of antimatter research with their latest breakthrough studying the properties of antihydrogen. In the article titled, “An improved limit on the charge of antihydrogen from stochastic acceleration” published Jan. 20 in the prestigious journal Nature, the collaboration’s result improved the measurement of the charge […]

Practice makes perfect, York U brain study confirms

“Practice makes perfect” may be a cliché but a new brain study out of York University affirms this age-old adage. Faculty of Health researchers looked at fMRI brain scansof professional ballet dancers to measure the long-term effects of learning. “We wanted to study how the brain gets activated with long-term rehearsal of complex dance motor […]

In the Red Zone

They are called “RKGs”: the right kind of guys. And with the help of Ron Ferguson (BSc ’89), former outside linebacker for York University’s football team, five RKGs from Calgary are joining the York Lions football squad this fall. Ferguson is no stranger to recruiting RKGs. The York biology grad is a mergers and acquisitions […]

English Professor Bruce W. Powe receives six book award nominations

York University English Professor Bruce W. Powe has received six nominations for the Media Ecology Association (MEA) Book Awards, set to take place at the University of Bologna in June 2016. The nominations are for two of Powe’s books: Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy(2014), nominated for the Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding […]