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Faculty of Science News 2017

Ryerson’s strength is in its diversity of both students and approaches to learning (Apr 6, 2017)

Student Experience Awards celebrate the path to success (Apr 4, 2017)

Furthering cancer research: A Ryerson team studies the regulation of signaling phospholipids (Apr 2, 2017)

Science Communications and Outreach Office rebrands to SciXchange (Mar 17, 2017)

The Department of Mathematics and the Faculty of Science hosted an event celebrating the science of Pi (Mar 14, 2017)

Physics Professor Michael Kolios to be inducted as Fellow into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for his outstanding contributions in research and teaching in the field of biomedical ultrasound and photoacoustics pertaining to tissue characterization and therapy (Mar 9, 2017)

Dean of Faculty of Science addresses gender disparity in science education during Reddit AMA (Mar 8, 2017)

CBC's HERstory in Black: Emily Agard (Feb 24, 2017)

Centre for Urban Innovation design revealed (Feb 7, 2017)

Faculty of Science, Grad Studies and Career Centre pilot program connects grad students with industry (Feb 6, 2017)

Q & A with mathematics Professor Anthony Bonato on how internet mathematics is publishing solo using Scholastica Journal websites (Feb 3, 2017)

Computer Science Professor David Mason comments on how Toronto is becoming a hub for high-tech boot camps that promise employable skills (Jan 30, 2017)

Computational Science to the Rescue (Jan 27, 2017)

The Science Discovery Zone is launched (Jan 24, 2017)

Making the hidden visible: Faculty of Science screens new movie 'Hidden Figures' to celebrate women in science (Jan 23, 2017)

La Loche students visit FOS: participating in a number of lab-based activities and got a feel for University life through a campus tour [VIDEO] (Jan 13, 2017)

News Archive

2016

CBC Radio 1 Regina interviewed biology professor Andrew Laursen on artificial trees and carbon footprint (Dec 26, 2016)

Me to We runs science leadership day at Ryerson (Dec 1, 2016)

Dean Coe receives the 2016 Trailblazers & Trendsetters from the Women's Executive Network (WXN), part of their Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards (Nov 23, 2016)

Biology professor Debora Foster and Molecular Science MSc student Jee In Kim and PhD student Tracy Lackraj uncover how the bacteria reacts inside the intestinal tract (Oct 31, 2016)

Two biology students explore innovative medical solutions in Tanzania (Oct 28, 2016)

Computer Science Professor Kosta Derpanis addresses the graduating class as Faculty Speaker [video] (Oct 19, 2016)

FOS expands to MaRS Discovery District (Oct 5, 2016)

Canada's holistic urban water centre (Sept 20, 2016)

4 Benefits to mentoring youth in STEM (Sept 8, 2016)

Biology Professor Costin Antonescu receives Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science for his groundbreaking work(Aug 26, 2016)

Ecotoxicologist Lynda McCarthy contributes to an open letter on the dangers of biosolids in water (Aug 12, 2016)

The next generation of scientists (Aug 5, 2016)

Computer Science Professor Marcus Santos takes part as judging panellist in the Ontario Science Centre's 2016 Weston Youth Innovation Award (July 26, 2016)

Molecular Science master's student Jennifer Huynh shares 5 tips for amplifying your postgrad experience (July 20, 2016)

FOS goes to space! (July 18, 2016)

Fields Institute appoints mathematics Professor Prawel Pralat the new Assistant Director of Industry Liaison (July 15, 2016)

Gender In Science: Canadian Contributions by Dean Imogen Coe in the Pan European Networks June Issue (June 21, 2016)

Student team designs Edible Allan Gardens project (June 21, 2016)

Dean Imogen Coe in How Academics and Researchers Can Get More Out of Social Media (June 8, 2016)

Computer Science Professor Alex Ferworn's students build robot prototype to explore Egypt (Apr 29, 2016)

Warming oceans: health implications for humans, animals (Apr 15, 2016)

Dean Coe discusses why the new Canadian banknote should be a woman in STEM on CBC Cross Country Checkup (Apr 10, 2016)

Biology Professor Lesley Campbell finds new methods in tracking contamination of crops (Apr 6, 2016)

New findings on the effects on land-based insects of consuming canola genetically modified to produce DHA and EPA by Postdoctoral Fellow Stefanie Hixson and biology Professor Michael Arts (Apr 5, 2016)

Ontario Biology Day hosted by Ryerson recap video (Apr 4, 2016)

Faculty of Science launches mission to MaRS (Mar 30, 2016)

Lesley Campbell and industry partner Beleave Inc. receive NSERC Engage funding (Mar 29, 2016)

Michael C. Kolios receives the Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) (Mar 17, 2016)

A more welcoming environment for women in science (Mar 7, 2016)

Students gather at Ryerson for robot wars (Mar 5, 2016)

Biomedical physics PhD student took top prize at Ryerson's 3MT competition (Mar 4, 2016)

Lesley Campbell partners with Beleave Inc. with the goal of developing high-quality medicinal marijuana extracts (Mar 2, 2016)

Russ Viirre works on improving cystic fibrosis treatments to further-increase the lifespans of patients (Feb 25, 2016)

New mathematical model for Ebola by postdoctoral fellow Xi Huo and mathematics Professor Kunquan Lan can help save lives (Feb 22, 2016)

Women in Science: Dr. Imogen Coe by Canadian Science Publishing (Feb 17, 2016)

HuffPost Business: Teaching Scientists To Be Storytellers by Dean Imogen Coe (Feb 16, 2016)

Third-year Biology student, Nathan Battersby, is Dean for a Day (Feb 16, 2016)

Dean Imogen Coe featured in a Q & A with Water Canada (Feb 15, 2016)

Bryan Koivisto and Lynda McCarthy comment on how to improve gender diversity (Feb 13, 2016)  

Robo-roach to the rescue? Bugs inspire potentially lifesaving technology (Feb 8, 2016)  

The iBEST is formally launched (January 26, 2016)

Ryerson and St. Michael's Hospital embark on joint venture to improve health care (January 26, 2016)

Gaze Inside the Mind of Artificial Intelligence with This Neural Network Visualizer (January 25, 2016)

Ecology Professor Stephanie Melles mentioned in Maclean's Magazine article - Saving Family No. 417 (January 13, 2016)

Food scientist Dérick Rousseau comments on the discovery of a 22-year-old chocolate bar (January 7, 2016)

2015

Ryerson’s Researchers Are Solving Urban Water Challenges (December 11, 2015)

International Innovation features Dean Imogen Coe in "Science on the Street"(December 4, 2015)

Dean Imogen Coe on CBC Fresh Air discussing Ada Lovelace (November 29, 2015)

Cancer research meets better patient care at Ryerson (November 19, 2015)

Ryerson Student Spaceflight Experiments Program sends mushrooms to space (November 10, 2015)

Vanier scholarship awarded to Ryerson students (November 3, 2015)

Faculty of Science opens doors to the 4M Physics Lab (October 30, 2015)

Mathematics Master's graduate awarded Gold Medal at Fall 2015 convocation(October 15, 2015)

Women in Tech: There Is No Limit (September 28, 2015)

MaRS Innovation sponsoring iBEST Angels' Den Trainee Competition(September 23, 2015)

A powerful genetic model yields insight into cancer cells (August 25, 2015)

Dean Imogen Coe was on CBC Radio One about STEM toys for girls (August 18, 2015)

4 Ways to Help Everyone Find Their Inner Scientist (August 9, 2015)

Ryerson Mathematician Tops the Charts with the Most NSERC Engage Grants (August 5, 2015)

Digital learning for 21st century literacy (July 21, 2015)

Computer Science Holds its First Doctoral Thesis Defence (July 16, 2015)

Computer Science professor part of team awarded national grant to train future disaster- and emergency-response professionals (July 15, 2015)

iBEST - Bridging the gaps in medical science (July 10, 2015)

Dean Imogen Coe in the Huffington Post on Social Media as a Catalyst for Change in Science (June 30, 2015)

Next-Generation Biologics: The Wakarchuk Lab for Glycobiology Takes a Unique Bio-Engineering Approach (June 25, 2015)

Faculty of Science Professors Receive National Grants to Support Their Research (June 24, 2015)

Congratulations to all Class of 2015 Faculty of Science Graduates! (June 10, 2015)

Dean Imogen Coe published in the Huffington Post on impact of gender stereotyping on women in STEM (May 28, 2015)

First Student Set to Graduate from the Biomedical Physics Program with CAMPEP Accreditation Option (May 27, 2015)

Computer Science student takes home silver at thesis competition (April 9, 2015)

Ryerson’s Financial Mathematics Team Competes in World’s Largest Trading Competition (March 30, 2015)

 

2014

Roberto Botelho named Canada Research Chair (November 24, 2014)

Pharmax subsidiary and Ryerson University project receives NSERC Engage research grant (November 10, 2014)

Two Faculty of Science professors receive Early Researcher Awards (August 13, 2014)

Marcus dos Santos appointed Interim Associate Dean, Undergraduate Science Programs and Student Affairs (August 1, 2014)

Darrick Heyd appointed provost's senior advisor on academic space planning(July 30, 2014)

Ryerson hosts international PST2014 conference (July 22, 2014)

Tweed partners with Ryerson researcher on medical marijuana study (July 17, 2014)

Ryerson has successful flight at CanSat 2014 (June 19, 2014)

Ryerson Urban Water hosts first annual Ryerson Urban Water Day (June 16, 2014)

Do fish eat trees? An FoS ecologist finds out (June 11, 2014)

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner appointed executive director of Institute for Privacy and Big Data (March 21)

Pi Day to be celebrated on campus on March 14th (March 3, 2014)

Lesley Campbell finds that gender diversity benefits research teams (January 31, 2014)

The Faculty of Science Celebrates Its First PhD Graduate (January 8, 2014)

 

2013

Ryerson Students in Prestigious Programming Contest (December 9, 2013)

Exceptional computer science student among six President’s National Entrance Scholarship recipients (October 7, 2013)

The Sound of Math: Jason Brown gives inaugural FoS Dean's Lecture (October 3, 2013)

Ryerson professor 2nd in North America in EURAXESS Science Slam(September 25, 2013) -- an update of the story posted on September 17th.

Cellular research applies ultrasound technologies to cancer diagnosis and therapy (September 23, 2013) -- an update of the story posted on June 28th.

Science Slam: Alex Ferworn one of six North American finalists (September 17, 2013)

Watch the video: Michael Kolios on Canada AM (CTV news) (August 21, 2013)
What does cancer sound like? Using ultrasound to detect cancer.

The Department of Chemistry and Biology celebrates student research and presents inaugural award (pdf) (August 15, 2013)

Students inspire Kenyan youth with math (July 5, 2013)

Full accreditation for biomedical physics graduate program (June 27, 2013)

Biomedical imaging team gets substantial new support (June 27, 2013)

PhD candidate wins first in international best paper contest (June 27, 2013)

Ryerson and St. Michael's co-organize BEST Research Symposium 2013 (June 26, 2013)

Funding for Algorithms: Dietmar Cordes leads project in brain data analysis(June 24, 2013)

Michael Kolios appointed Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies(June 17, 2013)

Ana Pejović-Milić appointed chair of the Department of Physics (May 30, 2013)

Anthony Bonato appointed YSGS associate dean, students and programs (May 29, 2013)

Interim Chair appointed for the Department of Mathematics (May 29, 2013)

Ryerson mathematicians build computer model that could help predict terrorist attacks (May 22, 2013)

Alex Ferworn interviewed by the CBC on the collapsed garment factory in Bangladesh (May 13, 2013)

Ryerson @ Toronto Science Fair (May 7, 2013)

Vertical gardens built at high school: EnRoot's progress (May 3, 2013)

Physics team uses LTEF grant to explore gesture recognition system for the classroom (April 26, 2013)

Ali Miri, Assistant Chair, Computer Science, publishes new book: Advanced Security and Privacy for RFID Technologies (April 18, 2013)

High-school students win gold medal for their project using Ryerson's radiation meter (April 16, 2013)
Update to story from March 25, 2013.

Molecular Science student wins AOCS Honoured Student Award (April 11, 2013)

Computer Science students receive training by the OPP (April 10, 2013)

Faculty of Science students get their own community space (April 10, 2013)

Computer Science department lends a hand to high school students (March 25, 2013)
The loan of a radiation meter enables two high school students to conduct their research.

Two chemistry & biology labs get a boost from CIHR grants (March 18, 2013)
Costin Antonescu and Russell Viirre received operating grants earlier this year from CIHR which will enable their labs and research scope to expand.

Faculty of Science featured in Asian Correspondent (March 15, 2013)
Ryerson is identified as a leading science program for Asian students

Joe MacInnis appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor (March 6, 2013)
A physician-scientist, author, and deep-sea explorer, Joe MacInnis has been appointed by the Ryerson University Library and Archives, and co-sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science and the Faculty of Science.

Errol Aspevig Award and Faculty Service Awards announced (March 1, 2013)
Darrick Heyd receives the Errol Aspevig Award; Eric Harley receives a Faculty Service Award.

Catherine Beauchemin and Robert Gossage receive Deans' Teaching Awards(Feb 27, 2013)

Faculty of Science members receive SRC Awards and the Sarwan-Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award (Feb 22, 2013)

Alexandre Douplik (Physics) begins LTEF Grant-funded project to enhance teaching (Feb 20, 2013)

EnRoot: taking urban agriculture to a new level (Feb 1, 2013)
A collaboration between ENACTUS, the Faculty of Science, the Department of Architectural Science, and Bloor Collegiate (TDSB)

Adapting biomedical ultrasound for clinical treatment (Jan 11, 2013)
The research of Physics professor Jahan Tavakkoli.

2012

Inaugural Movember campaign: a great success (December 11, 2012)

Windows 8 @ Ryerson: first Canadian launch. Four Ryerson students win the all-night Microsoft hackathon (student category)(December 4, 2012) 

Computer Science programs get renewed accreditation by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) (December 4, 2012)

Inaugural Faculty of Science Awards Ceremony (November 9, 2012)

The Faculty of Science Movember Challenge 2012!
Open to all Ryerson faculty, staff, and students.

The Department of Physics helps light up the night (Ryerson Today, 29 October 2012)

New programs in Fall 2013: financial mathematics, and biomedical sciences (24 October 2012)

Former student Eno Hysi accepts the Ryerson Gold Medal (October 17, 2012). Watch the video here.

A Ryerson first! Physics student earning two PhDs at the same time. (Ryerson Today, 1 October 2012)

Dr. Botelho awarded Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prize (September 2012)

Dr. Antimirova awarded inaugural D2L Innovation Award(September 2012)

Dr. Douplik awarded Banting Research Foundation grant(September 2012)

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