Through the School of Administrative Studies, York students can earn a Bachelor's of Master's degree in Disaster and Emergency Management. Graduates of these programs develop the academic and technical skills necessary to aid in the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from regional and global disasters and emergencies.
In the fall, York introduced a new and dynamic team through the creation of the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. The new Faculty builds on existing academic and research excellence to become a leader in tackling environmental and social issues, and the climate crisis by bringing together the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Department of Geography. The Faculty will prepare students to take on some of the most difficult challenges in the world today such as climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and increased urbanization while empowering them to be changemakers for a sustainable and just future.
York’s commitment to justice and filling gaps in the workforce continues through our Bachelor of Education WAABAN Indigenous Teacher education program. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Report, the Faculty, in collaboration with the Toronto District School Board Indigenous Education Centre, is welcoming a special group of students who will complete the Bachelor of Education degree with a focus on Indigenous worldviews. The program will educate a new generation of teachers better prepared to meet the needs of First Nation, Métis and Inuit students, families and communities. WAABAN will be grounded in Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy and will include teachings from Indigenous elders, educators, and community leaders.