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YorkU funds 20 new research projects related to COVID-19. Lassonde Professor Marina Freire-Gormaly receives research on microdroplets—the implications for improved HVAC design

TORONTO, May 5, 2020 – York University has awarded $300,000 in research grants to advance 20 new research projects dedicated to Canada’s fight against COVID-19 and its impacts. The University recently announced a $250,000 research fund and call for proposals to support immediate term COVID-19 research projects. Due to the impressive response, the University increased […]

Webcast: Innovation During times of Disruption by Dr.Andrew Maxwell

On Wednesday April 22nd, 2020, Dr. Maxwell shared insights from his research on the challenges of innovating at the York University Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series . In this lecture, following Albert Einstein’s guide “In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity“, Dr. Maxwell provided tools and frameworks to help identify specific actions […]

Webcast: Intro to Design Thinking by Dr.Andrew Maxwell

BEST partnered with BattleSnake for the “Stay Home and Code” event, a two-week online programming league raising money for Food Bank Canada. On Tuesday April 21st, 2020 , Dr. Maxwell ran a live workshop about “Introduction to Design Thinking” on the playBattleSnake.com Continue to full story at BESTlassonde.ca🔗 Design thinking for software development from Lassonde School […]

Start-up focused on supporting Indigenous artisans wins pitch competition & coveted spot in BESTLab

In early April, five groups of students from the Lassonde School of Engineering, Schulich School of Business and the Faculty of Health at York University pitched their business ideas as part of the BEST Certificate’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Ventures course (ENTR 4500). The groups were SleepPODzzz, Team Outfyts, Team PestTech, Team Cannabliss Spa and Team […]

Mechanical Engineering Professors who received the 2020 Lassonde Innovation Fund

Congratulations to the following Mechanical Engineering Professors who successfully received the 2020 Lassonde Innovation Fund! Ronald Hanson for Aerodynamic Characterization of Microplastics. Abstract: Sampling in remote regions, such as the Arctic, suggests that that Microplastic (MP) pollution, thought to originate in industrialized locations is transported by the atmosphere. Physical experiments will be performed to quantify […]