Research Facts and Figures
- Founded in 1959, York is the third-largest university in Canada with long-standing research specialization in areas such as space science, vision science, aboriginal and indigenous studies, history, psychology, violence and conflict resolution, and atmospheric chemistry.
- York is also home to the only Canadian program in space science that grants both undergraduate and graduate degrees, and Canada’s first multi-institutional research team studying cancer pain.
- Excellence in research is central to York University’s mission and is fundamental to the university’s ability to contribute to the economic, scientific, cultural and social health of our society. Research at York takes place in every discipline and spans the full spectrum of programs from the pure and applied sciences through business, law, and the humanities and social sciences.
- Home to 28 research centres, York has a strong history of collaborative, interdisciplinary, and innovative research.
- York believes in a collaborative approach to research, which involves partnerships with government, community agencies, other universities and colleges, and industry.