Lassonde aerosol transmission expert featured in reports about combatting COVID-19
January 18, 2022
Professor Marina Freire-Gormaly from Lassonde’s Mechanical Engineering department explains the inadequacies of surgical cloth masks and talks about her research on particle movement article from Maclean’s.
Also, in a report from CityNews, she weighs in on how air filtrations systems are being used in Ontario schools.
Lassonde professor weighs in on calls for ramped up electric vehicle infrastructure
December 7, 2021
Professor Hany Farag from Lassonde’s Civil Engineering department says the Ontario government’s move to build charging stations at all highway stops is a good one, but may not be enough.
Learn more about what he has to say in this report from CityNews.
Lassonde professor featured in article on how ‘sponge’ cities could mitigate flooding
November 29, 2021
Professor Usman Khan from Lassonde’s Civil Engineering department explains how the current way we build cities can lead to a backup of floodwater.
You can learn more about sponge cities in this report from Global News.
Lassonde joins multi-university initiative to boost academic diversity in engineering and technology spaces
November 16, 2021
The Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD project, which aims to support and build a network for Indigenous and Black graduate students, has expanded to include a total of 10 Canadian postsecondary institutions.
You can read more about the project in this article from the University of Waterloo.
Lassonde professor’s ocean research may provide insight into El Niño and La Niña
October 5, 2021
A study led by ESSE Professor, Neil Tandon, suggests that a conveyer-like motion of heat across the equator in the Pacific Ocean may influence what a specific El Niño or La Niña looks like.
You can read more about the study in this article from Eurasia Review.
Lassonde welcomes CWSF scholarship winners as school hosts STEM Entrepreneurship Experience
August 19, 2021
Delivered by the Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (BEST) program, the event was a four-day, intensive experience that gave 20 promising young minds a chance to hone their skills.
You can read all about it in this article from Youth Science Canada.
Lassonde planetary scientist puts Mars lake theory on ice with new study that offers alternate explanation
August 3, 2021
Research led by Isaac Smith of the Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering suggests that a substance other than water is under the planet’s south polar cap.
Professor Smith’s research was also featured by NASA and Cornell, and in other prominent publications like Popular Science, Smithsonian Magazine, Scientific American, Cosmos Magazine, India Today, SpaceRef, Space.com, CTV News, Forbes, The Planetary Society and CNN.
Lassonde Associate Dean discusses the implications of Richard Branson’s space flight in CTV News article
July 12, 2021
Professor John Moores of the Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering weighs in on the future of space tourism after the billionaire entrepreneur’s historic trip.
You can read the article on the CTV News website.
Space Engineering Professor Interviewed by NASA on mystery of methane detection on Mars
June 29, 2021
Professor John Moores spoke with the U.S. space agency in June as researchers try to determine what’s producing methane on the Red Planet.
You can read the article on the NASA News website.
Space Engineering Professor Discusses NASA Rover Perseverance with Global News
February 17, 2021
Professor John Moores talked to Global News about NASA’s rover, Perseverance, landing on Mars in February.
You can watch the interview on the Global News website.
Mechanical Engineering Professor Talks Aerosol Transmission of COVID-19 and HVAC System Safety with CityNews and CTV
February 13, 2021
Professor Marina Freire-Gormaly spoke with the National CTV News Channel about Aerosol Transmission of COVID-19 and the importance of the HVAC system for the safety of the building occupants. She also spoke to CityNews about air quality at TCDSB Schools.
You can watch the CTV News coverage on the York website.
You can watch the CityNews coverage on the CityNews website.
Civil Engineering professor Interviewed on CTV for his Work on Physical Distancing
November 30, 2020
Professor Mike Daly Featured in CBC Article as Lead Scientist on NASA Spacecraft
October 20, 2020
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will make history as it attempts its first collection of material from an asteroid to be returned to Earth in 2023.
Lassonde Professor Mike Daly is OLA’S lead instrument scientist. Daly has been working on the instrument for 12 years and is very pleased with the amount of detail and precision it was able to provide.
Read the full article on CBC.
ESSE Professor Interviewed on Cosmic Controversy Podcast About Space
August 7, 2020
Ever wondered what Mars was like 3.5B years ago? Then you need to listen to Professor Isaac B. Smith on the Cosmic Controversy Podcast. His episode is titled, Why Mars Remains so Misunderstood.
Listen to the podcast here.
Research done by PhD student from the Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering featured in HuffPo Canada
May 22, 2020
PhD student, Beth Lymer, from the Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering was recently featured in a video on Huffington Post’s twitter page. The video showcases how a Canadian Meteorite could teach us how life was created on earth.
The Tagish Lake Meteorite is a 5-metre hunk of space debris and came from a 4.5 billion year-old asteroid. A team of researchers, including Beth Lymer have discovered minerals and chemical compounds within the meteorite dating to the start of the solar system, among other revelations.
Watch the full video here.
Professor Nima Tabatabaei Featured in CBC for his Cannabis Detection Research
May 17, 2020
Professor Nima Tabatabaei was featured in Radio-Canada for developing a new device to detect the presence of cannabis in the body during roadside testing.
The technology uses a laser and a small infrared camera which measures the level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in one’s saliva.
According to the engineers that worked on this project, the device will cut down on test result time down to less than ten minutes while providing more precise results.
Read the full Radio-Canada article here.
Two Professors Featured in PEO’s Engineering Dimensions Magazine
March 30, 2020
Lassonde’s own Professor Marina Freire-Gormaly from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Professor Hany Farag form the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science have both contributed to an article in Professional Engineers Ontario Magazine, Engineering Dimensions for the Spring issue, page 24.
Read the full article here.
Lassonde Supports Local High School Students in Robotics Canada Event
February 27, 2020
In a unique collaboration to support Black youth in STEM, Lassonde has partnered with the African Canadian Christian Network (ACCN) to sponsored their robotics team, Umoja 7712. The Team is made up of high school students from the local Jane-Finch community and greater Toronto area.
Fourth Year Mechanical Engineering student, Sara Kashanchi Langroudi, has been mentoring the students along with Faculty Director of York University’s First Robotics Competition, Professor Terry Sachlos.
Check them out on CTV (at 42:48) and City News.
Professor Satinder Kaur Brar Featured on CBC Documentary The Nature of Things
January 31, 2020
Satinder Kaur Brar, an environmental engineer at the Lassonde School of Engineering wants to find out if the Alcanivorax borkumensis bacteria can clean up oil spills and contaminated soils.
Watch a sneak peek here.
Lassonde Professor Quoted in News Article on Caledon Floods
January 13, 2020
Dr. Usman Khan, Civil Engineering Professor was interviewed by Caledon Enterprise on the ways natural green infrastructure can help prepare for floods in urban areas – like downtown Bolton.
Read the full article here.
Flood Expert Professor Usman Khan on CTV News
November 28, 2019
Professor Khan was on CTV discussing his AI/flood prediction research with Anchor/Reporter Angie Seth.
Check out the video here.
Vision Expert Professor John Tsotsos Featured on CTV News
November 5, 2019
A team led by John Tsotsos, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Lassonde School of Engineering, found that the human brain does not select interesting portions of an image to process preferentially, as the highly influential 1958 theory of Donald Broadbent proposed.
Watch the video here.
Read more here.
Senator Galvez and Dean Goodyer Discuss the Lack of Female Representation in STEM on CTV
October 28, 2019
Dean Jane Goodyer alongside Senator Rosa Galvez were interviewed on CTV News on their efforts in getting girls into science and engineering fields.
Watch the full interview here.
Professor Hany Farag Featured in The York University magazine Promoting Hydrogen Buses in Ontario
October 23, 2019
Battery-powered electric buses have zoomed to the heart of the environmental zeitgeist as cities around the world hop on a technological development that looks to significantly reduce emissions levels by the 2030 deadline established by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
In hot pursuit to the finish is a comparatively new type of electric vehicle that researchers at York University claim is the next big thing in sustainable urban transportation systems.
Read the full article here.
Professor Terry Sachlos Featured in Fall Issue of The York University Magazine for His Work in Stem Cell Research
October 23, 2019
Stem Cells have the potential to treat many chronic and incurable diseases ranging from Leukemia to Multiple Sclerosis to Parkinson’s disease. But the lifetime of blood stem cells becomes very short when stored outside the human body, making life-saving transplants dangerous.
In an effort to make treatments safer and reduce mortality rates of transplants, Dr. Sachlos is working on creating a 3D environment to prolong the lifespan of these cells, increasing the supply available for treatments.
Read the York University Magazine article here.
Professor Franz Newland Interviewed on The Thoughtful TechnoSapien
September 9, 2019
Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering, Franz Newland, was recently featured on The Thoughtful TechnoSapien radio show chatting about space science & satellite technology.
Read more & listen here.
One Step Closer to Solving the Methane Mystery on Mars
August 22, 2019
Lassonde Student Featured on CBC Panel to Discuss Apollo 11 and its Impact on Pop Culture
July 20, 2019
Mechanical Engineering Student Featured on CTV
June 7, 2019
Space Engineering Student Salutes the End of The Big Bang Theory on CBC’s the National
May 16, 2019
Dev Degree Featured in The York University Magazine
March 12, 2019
The Dev Degree, a work-integrated learning experience offered by the Lassonde School of Engineering and Shopify, was featured in the Winter 2019 issue of The York University Magazine.
Read the article here.