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Research Excellence

York University is a leading research innovator in Canada. We develop ideas and connect with policymakers and practitioners to create meaningful change and a more globally competitive Canada. Home to 24 research centres, our passion for innovation and our commitment to taking focused risks contributes to a future that touches almost every facet of complex world issues. 

Research in Interdisciplinary Studies has taken place in every discipline and spans the spectrum of programs from the pure and applied sciences to business, law, fine arts, the humanities and social sciences. YorkU itself has renowned research strength in areas such as space science, vision science, aboriginal and indigenous studies, history and psychology. Home to 24 research centres, our commitment to taking focused risks and our passion for innovation stakes a claim to a future that touches almost every facet of complex world issues.

Current Research Projects

MA Projects

Research within the Graduate Programme in Interdisciplinary Studies is determined by the projected projects pitched by successful applicants.

Every IS Student does a Thesis, and all theses are published as "Electronic Theses & Dissertations" and are public documents. Have a look at some of the creative thesis components. Then come to an INFO session and have a coffee with the Director to discuss your ideas.

Interdisciplinary Studies Electronic Theses


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Cynthia Kwakyewah

Received the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded for achieving the highest academic standing. The medals are the most prestigious recognition presented to graduate students.

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Lance Morrison

Winner of the Golden GRADitude Award. This award expresses the University's gratitude to a graduating student who has made the University a better place during his/her time at York.

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Thrmiga Sathiyamoorthy

Received the N. Sivalingam Award in Tamil Studies for her master's research on the dynamics of social inclusion among Canadian Tamil elders.

Research Services

There is all kinds of support here at York to support your research. You committee of three wise scholars probably knows a lot about what's here but how about checking it out for yourself too?  Visit the Research & Innovation website for more information.

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Learn More

The Graduate Programme in Interdisciplinary Studies at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Programme Administrator to learn more.