York U scientists partner with industry on $1.7 M grant for drug development

In partnership with Canadian pharmaceutical companies, researchers from York’s Faculty of Science have received a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Development fund to advance the R&D of biopharmaceuticals. The funding is valued at more than $1.7M, including industrial and in-kind contributions. Professors Derek Wilson (Chemistry), […]

NSERC awards $1.65 million to York U-led research partnership

An academic-industry partnership led by York University has received a total of $1,650,000 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Grants Program. Ray Jayawardhana, dean of the Faculty of Science and a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, is the principal investigator of […]

York U 3MT winner headed for provincial finals

Benjamin Voloh, a PhD student in Biology, will represent York University at the provincial Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finals at Wilfrid Laurier University on April 14, 2016. 3MT is a research communications competition for graduate students. Developed in Australia by the University of Queensland in 2008, 3MT challenges students to explain their research to a […]

New cause of exceptional Greenland melt revealed

A new study by researchers from Denmark and York University, published in Geophysical Research Letters, has found that the climate models commonly used to simulate melting of the Greenland ice sheet tend to underestimate the impact of exceptionally warm weather episodes on the ice sheet. We were quite surprised, that the exceptional melt rates we […]