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As one of the colleges affiliated with the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS), Founders College combines a strong emphasis on academic excellence with a commitment to the development of its members as well-rounded individuals.

The theme of the College is "Self, Culture & Society," which reflects the special interest of the College in its 23 program affiliations in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and 1 program affiliation in the Faculty of Environmental Studies.

For a complete list of our affiliated programs, please click on the appropriate link on the left side bar.


Founders also houses the Canadian Woman Studies Journal/les cahiers de la femme, the Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies, the Nellie Langford Rowell Library, the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and the Speech & Psycholinguistics Lab.

These units, along with the Fellows, support staff and student organizations, contribute to the dynamic intellectual life of the College.



  We Love Founders! Contest

We love Founders Contest

Introducing our very first We Love Founders! Contest. 

Tell us what Founders College means to you for your chance to win a great prize:


Students: $250.00 YU Card Guest Card

Fellows: $100 Bookstore gift card

Staff: $100 Bookstore gift card

Open to all Founders College students, Fellows and staff, simply submit your creative piece by January 31, 2015 to enter the contest. 

For full contest details, including rules and regulations, click here.


  Each One Reach One Fundraiser


please donate school suppliesFounders College is pleased to support:

Each One Reach One, a fundraising initiative by the Community of United Jamaicans (CUJAM) - a Founders affiliated student group.

The goal of this fundraising effort is to supply
under-served students in Jamaica with school supplies

Backpacks and school supplies can be dropped off in Room 418 of the York University Student Centre.


Arab Culture Day

January 28, 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm

FC 152 (Assembly Hall)


Fit at Founders Free Fitness Program

Yoga Tuesdays & Salsa Wednesdays

January 20 to April 1, 2015

5:45pm to 6:45pm

FC 023 (Arthur Haberman Room)

Visit Fit at Founders for more details.

Fit at Founders Breakdancing

Thursdays beginning January 22 to March 26, 2015

5:45pm to 6:45pm

FC 023 (Arthur Haberman Room)

How to Make SPARK an Integral Part of Your Studies

February 4, 2015

2:30pm to 4:30pm

FC 303 (Brian Cragg Room)

Please Register for this workshop.

  Introducing The Wor(l)d Cultures Buddy Project


Supported by the LA&PS Dean's Internationalization Initiative Fund for Academic Units, and by the Office of the Master, Founders College, the Wor(l)d Cultures Buddy Project is a peer-to-peer program that pairs international students with students registered in programs housed at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics.

Selected by first language(s), visiting international students, whose life experiences and knowledge of their home culture and literature are such a rich offering to their peers at York University, are invited to pair up with a DLLL student who is interested in that area of the world. Learn more and and register for the next information session.



Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
student guide
the phoenix newsletter -- pdf
WW1 Video Series by the History Department

Arab Culture Day - click to enlarge Fit a Founders -- breakdancing fit at founders  - view pdf

Spark Pdf
Register Now!