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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

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

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.

Funding Successes

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

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 2, Fall 2013
LA&PS Professors Discuss Was Russia Right? The Edward Snowden Decision

In a recent controversial decision, Russia has granted American fugitive Edward Snowden asylum for a period of one year.

Snowden, 30, is being sought after by US officials for leaking sensitive information during his time as a computer specialist for the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. Read more...