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York University scientist helps build instrument on new James Webb Space Telescope

The state-of-the-art telescope is the result of a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, and is the most powerful telescope ever built. York University Associate Professor Adam Muzzin of the Faculty of Science is part of the expert team working on the telescope. 
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Two York professors receive the Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

The Faculty of Graduate Studies awarded York University Professors Petros Faloutsos and Ellen Bialystok with the Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award. This honour is bestowed annually on a postdoctoral supervisor who provides an exemplary environment of support for professional skill development, promotes a climate of respect and collegiality.
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Endowed bursary for School of Continuing Studies to benefit domestic and international students

York University’s School of Continuing Studies has announced its first-ever endowed bursary, after a $100,000 donation from Gautham Kolluri, founder and director of CIP Study Abroad. The gift will support student bursaries that help students in financial need beginning in 2023.
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LATEST NEWS

Last meteor shower of the year lights up the night sky 

The year 2021 will end with a light show as the Geminids meteor shower rains down from the darkness of night. The astronomical event continues to Dec. 17. 
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Innovation York Commercialization Fellowship awards three students

Three York University trainees received the Innovation York Commercialization Fellowship. The Fellowship was launched this year to support the research commercialization process by providing strategic, short-term funding to assist in developing commercially viable projects at the University. 
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Notice of YFile schedule for December and winter break

YFile will publish its final two issues of 2021 on Monday, Dec. 20 and Wednesday, Dec. 22 before pausing for the holiday break. The first issue of 2022 will be published on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.
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Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Quad Residence

York University is responding to two cases of COVID-19 that have been confirmed by Toronto Public Health in the Quad Residence. Details are available on the Better Together website.
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SPOTLIGHT@YORK

UN SDGs essential to 2022 Academic Innovation Fund grant applications

THE SCOOP

Elaina Hyde, director of the Allan I Carswell Observatory and an assistant professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, talked to CTV News about why the Geminids offer such a thrilling astronomical experience

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Call for nominations for the President’s University-Wide Teaching Awards

The President’s University-Wide Teaching Awards honour those who, through innovation and commitment, have significantly enhanced the quality of learning by York students. Nominations are due Jan. 28, 2022.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

December 16, 2021

7 to 10 p.m.

International Indigenous Student Knowledge Fair

January 19, 2022

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Residential Schools By Design: Canada’s Responsibility for Historic and Ongoing Genocide

TAKE NOTE

Nomination deadline for the President’s Research Awards extended to Dec. 20

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Spray days pest control treatments scheduled for Dec. 17 to 19

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Tait McKenzie Centre closed until Jan. 24

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YORK IN THE MEDIA

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