The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)
YCAR promotes excellence in research on historic and contemporary Asia and Asian Diaspora communities. The Centre supports Asian Studies at York University and the University’s engagement with Asia and Asian diaspora communities through research and graduate student training as well as through linkages with relevant institutions, policymakers, communities and business people.
More widely, the Centre cooperates with academic and other partners across Canada and internationally to promote public understanding of Asia and Asian Diasporas and Canada’s multiple engagements with the region. YCAR offers memberships to faculty, graduate students and other researchers. Its members study Southeast, East and South Asia as well as Asian Diaspora communities.
YCAR is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) within York University. ORUs bring together researchers from across the university, including social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and the professional schools, to organize and administer research, conference, and training projects, as well provide public profile for York University research.
Financial accounting for York University ORUs is overseen by York University's finance department.
To learn more about research at York University, please visit: www.research.yorku.ca/.