York is committed to excellence in research and scholarship in all its forms. Informed by a strong commitment to shared values, including the promotion of social justice, diversity, and the public good, we aspire through our research to better understand the human condition and the world around us and to employ the knowledge we gain in the service of society.
Current Research Projects
Research within the Graduate Program in Development Studies is determined by the proposed projects presented by successful aspirants. Our students complete a thesis and/or dissertation, which then becomes published as "Electronic Theses & Dissertations" and sits as a public document within our institutional repository - YorkSpace.
Awards & Recognition
Recipient of the “The Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Teaching Award - Bestowed annually on a member who has displayed not simply excellence, commitment and enthusiasm to the multifaceted aspects of teaching at the graduate level at York.
Professor Linda Peake, director of the City Institute and a member of the Urban Studies program and the graduate programs in Geography, Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies and Development Studies, is the 2020 winner of the Canadian Association of Geographers Award (CAG) for Scholarly Distinction.
QS rankings put York University in the top 10 in 15 subject areas
In the QS World University Rankings category of Social Sciences and Management, York University ranks in the top five universities in Canada in development studies.
The Graduate Program in Development Studies at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.