Gifts to Support Research

Donation will help fund research into dancing and Parkinson's disease

York neuroscience Professor Joseph DeSouza of the Faculty of Health received a $20,000 donation last week to support his research looking into brain activity in dance and its therapeutic applications for people suffering with Parkinson’s disease. Peter Cipriano, president and representative of the Irpinia Club, was at York to present the cheque Thursday. Cipriano has donated […]

Researcher awarded prestigious Banting Fellowship comes to York

Nielson Bezerra, who received his PhD at Universidade Federal de Fluminense in Brazil in 2010 and now teaches at Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, has been awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue his research program at York University’s Harriet Tubman Institute. The awards were announced by Gary Goodyear, minister of state […]

HSBC Bank Canada donates $1 million to York University

Environmental scholarship in Canada got a big boost yesterday with the announcement of a $1-million donation from HSBC Bank Canada to York University to support undergraduate students in the Faculty of Environmental Studies.  The gift is the single largest corporate endowment supporting Environmental Studies Awards in Canada. More than 15 bachelor of environmental studies students will receive […]

Philanthropist Pierre Lassonde donates $25 million to York

Yesterday was a very good day for future generations of Canadian engineers. During a special event held at York University's Keele campus, President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri announced a $25-million dollar transformative donation from Pierre Lassonde, chairman of the Franco-Nevada Corporation, for an expanded School of Engineering.  [stream provider=youtube flv=http%3A// img=x:/ embed=false share=false width=400 height=300 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false […]

York University's rover team finishes second in Mars challenge

The York University Rover Team – just call them YURTs – maintained their record of excellence at the international University Rover Challenge (URC) on the weekend, finishing in second place to a team from Poland in the hot deserts of Utah. (CBC also covered the team's success). Above: Members of the York University Rover Team […]