Faculty of Science

Annual Review 2017

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January John McDermott (Biology) was renewed for a second ve-year term as McLaughlin Research Chair. The Chair, funded by a $1-million donation from the McLaughlin Foundation, supports life sciences research in the Faculty of Science. February York University and the Governments of Canada and Ontario announced an infusion of $113 million in funding to enhance infrastructure at the University, including the modernization of labs in the Faculty of Science. Dean's round-up of 2017 May The Faculty of Science and Mainstreet Markham BIA hosted a successful Science Rendezvous at the Markham Farmers' Market. The Science Exploration Camps received a grant from the Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund to subsidize camp fees for the summer. June Dawn Bazely (Biology) was named a University Professor at convocation. This is the second consecutive year that a Science faculty member has received this high honour. Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Ken Davey (Biology) received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University. pril The Faculty of Science granted 19 Dean's Undergraduate Research Awards for the summer, tripling the number of awards offered last year. March The Faculty announced the inaugural recipients of the York Science Fellowships. These premier post- doctoral fellowships were made possible with the generous support of James and Marilyn Simons. Students, parents and faculty members attended the Faculty's Annual Honours and Awards Ceremony, which featured alumnus and lmmaker Ian Harnarine as the keynote speaker. 2 YO RK U NIVERSIT Y FACU LT Y O F SCIEN CE Facu lt y HigH ligHts

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