Faculty of Science

Annual Review 2017

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"Good infrastructure enables discovery and innovation by enhancing research capacity and quality, improving effciency and promoting collaboration. In addition to the impact on research, the improved infrastructure ill allo us to continue to be a destination of choice for brilliant researchers and students, and strengthen our development of highly qualifed, talented people." Ray Jayawardhana, dean of the Faculty of Science 5 YO RK U NIVERSIT Y FACU LT Y O F SCIEN CE — Investments to modernize lab pace In 2017, York University and the Governments of Canada and Ontario announced an infusion of $113 million towards new and improved research and learning infrastructure at the Keele and Glendon campuses. Construction is now underway and will be completed in 2018. A major focus of the new investment is to transform the 48-year-old Farquharson Life Sciences Building into a modern, world-class research and academic hub. In the labs scheduled for renovation, our researchers are studying fundamental questions related to cell biology and genetics, such as how cells regulate normal cell growth and suppress cancer, and the basic mechanisms behind diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This work is improving our understanding of life and human disease and leading to innovative therapies. A refresh of this facility will enhance the extraordinary research and teaching already being done there. Facu lt y HigH ligHts

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