Mapping the Future of Glendon College

Glendon College is York University’s founding campus. Established in 1966, Glendon continues to play a vital role in upholding Canada’s principles of bilingualism and biculturalism in higher education.

Since fall 2021, Glendon has been engaged in a repositioning exercise. As the first assessment of its kind to happen in decades, Faculties, staff, students, alumni and other community members have been engaged in a thoughtful consultation process.

To ensure that students receive a high-quality education that encompasses cross cultural communication in a plurilingual living and learning environment, the revisioning exercise will establish a new strategic direction for Glendon that aligns with the University Academic Plan.

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Engaging the Community

Summer Term 2023

At the start of 2023, Principal Fiola began seeking the views of faculty members about revisions to Glendon's administrative academic structure through a survey.

Work begins on harmonizing the new undergraduate degree format, with a target implementation date of fall 2024.

  • May 11: A presentation on Glendon repositioning was delivered by the Principal of Glendon to chairs, directors and the Dean’s office in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

  • June 30: A penultimate draft proposal for restructuring Glendon’s academic departments was shared by the Principal of Glendon College with faculty.

Fall Term 2023

A final proposal for restructuring Glendon’s academic departments will make its way through collegial governance processes in the Fall and Winter terms.