The Jean Monnet Chair at
University was awarded in fall 2008 to Willem Maas (PhD Yale),
Associate Professor at Glendon College, York University's
bilingual liberal arts college.
Monnet programme stimulates teaching, research and
reflection on European integration at higher education
institutions worldwide. With generous funding from the European
Commission and York University between 2008 and 2013,
Professor Maas carried out and supervised EU-related research, teaching, and outreach.
In fall 2009, Professor Maas became founding director of
York’s European Union Centre of Excellence.