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 will embrace 21st century learning.

glendon campus from above


Engaging the Community


Fall Term 2021

A Principal’s Advisory Committee is created, consisting of faculties, staff, students, alumni and other community members

  • A review of Glendon’s program structure, requirements, enrollment and other statistics is undertaken

Winter Term 2022

Advisory Committee meetings are held on: January 10 and 25, February 9 and 22, and March 10

The Principal of Glendon leads meetings with data and research on Glendon and other comparator institutions, as well as trends in higher education

  • Focus groups are conducted with Glendon students
  • The Advisory Committee formulates advice to the Principal of Glendon
  • April 22: Principal of Glendon presents option(s) for strategic orientation to Faculty Council