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Announcement for Faculty

Welcome to Research in LA&PS

We welcome scholars from across Canada and around the world to engage with our vibrant community of research and scholarship. The academic home to 650 full-time professors associated with 21 academic units, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies nurtures emerging scholars through a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs, and hosts post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars pursuing research in a broad range of disciplines.

In response to areas of research concentration within and across Faculties, York strongly supports inter- and cross-disciplinary research initiatives through formally organized research centres and institutes, and in a variety of informal research networks on the university's two campuses.

We are...

Canadian Leader

LA&PS is ranked 8th in social sciences & humanities of 90+ Canadian universities . Ninety-five percent of our 650 full-time professors have the highest qualifications in their fields. We have 2 Trudeau Fellows, 20 Distinguished Research Professors, and 37 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. LA&PS is associated with 16 Research Centres.

Ranked Among the Best

In the top 700 universities worldwide, York ranked among the best nationally and internationally.

Funding Successes
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Researchers at York University have been awarded more than $5.5 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), including 17 researchers from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Canada Research Chairs

Canada Research Chairs in

  • African Diaspora History
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • History of Modern China
  • Law, Communications and Culture
  • Performance and Culture
  • Political Economy of Gender and Work

Strong in Collaboration

Visiting scholars, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students are invited to join these communities of research and scholarship, which provide a context for friendly intellectual exchange, opportunities for formal networking and dissemination of research findings, and loci for the development of new research initiatives.

Diverse Research Interests

Faculty members in LA&PS study national and global cultures in all their breadth and diversity, investigating the histories, religions, and languages of countries around the world, as well as critiquing their literary and artistic creations.

Researchers in the News

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International Initiatives
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LA&PS is a hotbed of international and community involvement. With research that spans the globe and projects located right in our backyard to more distant ones in 70 countries and growing, we have a commitment to move beyond the borders of our campus - to be a host, visitor and resident of communities everywhere.
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research matters

Research Matters Issue 4, Spring 2014
World War One Centennial Commemorated by Department of History in Video Series

To mark the centennial of the start of this war, York University's Department of History has produced a documentary series, entitled The War to End All Wars: A Look Back at World War I . Comprised of six English-language episodes and one French-language episode, the series includes 14 of York's History professors discussing various events of the war, including: The World at War, Canada at War, Women at War, Empires at War, Technologies at War, The Spoils of War and Les Canadiens français et la Première Guerre mondiale. "The series of videos in English and French, offers an opportunity to better understand the impact that the First World War had on Canadians and the world," said Marcel Martel, Chair of the Department of History. Read more...