2023 President’s Annual Report
Increasing access to undergraduate research in science 
Right the Future

Generous donation provides students with access to paid research opportunities

Science students at York now have more paid research opportunities, thanks to a $200,000 gift from York alumnus Earle Nestmann, and matched by the Faculty of Science for a total of $400,000 in funding.  

The Earle Nestmann Undergraduate Research Award will support six students each summer until the funds are expended. Award recipients will participate in 16-week research lab positions during their Summer terms, where they will gain hands-on research experience and learn new skills.  

Earle Nestmann earned a MSc and PhD in biology from York University. From 1974 to 1977, he worked as an assistant professor in York’s Biology department. He also served as a member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2014 and on the Board of Governors from 2013 to 2021.