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Teaching, Learning & Research Related Resources

The Writing Department

The Writing Department combines the resources and offerings of the units previously known as the Centre for Academic Writing in the Faculty of Arts and as Atkinson Writing Programs in Atkinson College. The Writing Department provides credit courses and, through its Writing Centre, one-to-one and small group instruction

Appointments can then be made by phone (416-736-5134) or in person (S329 Ross).

Office of the Ombudsperson

The role of the York University Ombudsperson is to provide an impartial and confidential service to assist current members of York University (students, faculty and staff) who have been unable to resolve their concerns about University authorities' application of York University policies, procedures and/or practices.

Contact Information

1050 York Research Tower

Teaching Commons

Teaching Commons, located at 1050 TEL, provides advocacy for excellence and innovation in teaching and assists individuals, units and Faculties in improving student learning. They hold numerous workshops, seminars and public lectures tailored for new full-time faculty, for graduate students and for contract faculty. As well, they have an extensive resource library and maintain a useful listserv. Contact (or 736-5754) for specific information.

Counselling & Disability Services

Counselling & Disability Services (CDS), through its professional staff, strives to provide a range of essential psychological services to the York University Community in order to optimize the quality of the scholarly and communal life of the university. The primary aim of CDS is to help students realize, develop, and fulfill their personal potential in order to maximally benefit from their university experience. Achieving this aim requires that a range of programs as well as individual and group counselling are available to all students enrolled at the university. CDS also acts as a resource to faculty and staff of the university.

For more information contact us at 416-736-5297 or in Room N110, Bennett Centre for Student Services

York International

York International facilitates and coordinates the international activities of the university. As such, York International assists the University community in the identification and development of international research and scholarly opportunities [and] encourages and promotes the participation of the York community in international education including development of partnerships with institutions abroad and academic exchanges. York International provides support for international students at the University and acts as a liaison between the York community and other public and private organizations both in Canada and abroad.".

Room 108 Vanier College; telephone, 736-5177.

Office of Research Administration

The Office of Research Services(ORS) is responsible for implementing research policies and procedures determined by the academic bodies of the University. The general functions of ORS are to assist faculty members in obtaining research funding, to ensure that University policies on research are honored, to represent York in negotiations between funding agencies and University researchers, and to officially accept funds for sponsored research on behalf of the University.

ORS provides administrative support for the Senate Committee on Research (SCOR) and its subcommittees and, when appropriate, advises Senate and the President on research policies and regulations. ORS also liaises with Faculty Research Coordinators and Department Research Consultants and advises Faculty research communities on the development of research policies. Like the Office of the Associate Vice-President (Research), ORS maintains close contact with University Counsel, York International, Innovation York, and other parts of the University that are involved in matters relating to research. Finally, ORS represents the University in associations concerned with research policies and research administration.

York Research Tower,
Fifth Floor
telephone, 736-5055.