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Graduate Studies

Student services & campus life

York students can access support from a network of services: orientation, libraries and archives, daycare, workshops, colloquia, career services, sport & recreation, counselling & accessibility services, computer labs and social events.


Libraries & research Centres

Keele campus' five libraries contain more than six million items — books, print periodicals, theses, archival material, maps, films and music CDs. We have more than 2.4 million books and subscribe to more than 40,000 full-text electronic journals.

The Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections offers extensive York University archives and dedicated service staff to support specific areas of study and research projects.

The Leslie Frost Library on Glendon campus houses an extensive bilingual collection.

Enhance your graduate studies and opportunites for collaboration with the resources available in the York Research Tower. The complex is home to the Archives of Ontario public access facility as well as 26 research centres and institutes. York's internationally renowned Centre for Vision Research houses more than 35 labs, including the Human-Computer Interaction Lab.


York's Co-operative Daycare Centre is a non-profit, on-site organization committed to providing a caring, educational and multicultural environment to children of York students, staff and faculty. As a co-op, parents are strongly encouraged to participate in daily activities and are involved in determining child-rearing policies of the Centre. Fully licensed for 119 children, year-round programs have been designed for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school age (6 weeks to 10 years).

The Lee Wiggins Childcare Centre, located on the Keele campus, offers part-time care to children 18 months to five years old.

Career Centre

York's Career Centre offers programs and services for graduate students. Workshops and one-on-one sessions such as Exploring Career Options for Graduate Students and PhD Job Search Support Sessions are specifically designed to help you get clarity about yourself and your career path and support you in your academic or non-academic job search. Our Dossier Service will store and forward transcripts and reference letters to support your applications for research grants, scholarships and academic job searches. The centre also offers opportunities for you to meet alumni and employers who come to campus to share their insights, answer you questions, and provide career advice. Graduate students are invited to take advantage of any of the centre's workshops, services or events and there's a wide range of online resources including video and audio files to help you with career exploration and job searching.


York's bookstore sells text books, used books, music, supplies & stationery and more! Visit the Web site and learn about upcoming author book signings and events.

Computing services

York's computing services offer a full range of services: e-mail and Internet, wireless, campus computer labs, Passport York, personal Web page hosting, software downloads and support for graduate Teaching Assistants.


The Atkinson Centre for Mature & Part-Time Students

The Centre was established to provide a pan-university physical and philosophical home for mature and part-time students. Drop by ACMAPS if you're looking for help navigating York's services and resources or making the transition to university studies. Meet the staff and share your interests and experiences with other mature and part-time students, learn about upcoming events and activities and sign up for ACMAPS e-newsletter.

Student Community & Leadership Development

In serving one of the most diverse populations of any Canadian university, Student Community & Leadership Development strives to provide student services and programs that are innovative and responsive to the changing needs of the community.

Counselling & Disability Services

York's Counselling & Disability Services provides a professional and supportive environment in which all students have equitable access to a range of services that help facilitate their academic success, including personal counselling, learning skills, learning disability, mental health, physical, sensory and medical disability services on both the Keele and Glendon campuses.

Community safety

Our campuses are positive environments for living and learning. Professional security staff monitors the campus via closed-circuit cameras; patrols on foot, bike and by car; and provides awareness and personal safety training. All these services result in a comfortable campus community.

York University Graduate Students' Association

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Alumni Association

The Alumni Association is committed to providing services and programs that support the life-long learning and personal development of all York graduates.



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