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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. Intensive engagement in research is a core institutional value that permeates the fabric of the University, and it is this foundation on which York’s vibrant and exciting academic environment is built.
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A message from the Vice-President Research & Innovation
York is a research-intensive University committed to enhancing the well-being of the communities we serve. Through our work, we seek to contribute to the economic, scientific, cultural and social health of our society. We strongly believe in the power of research, scholarship, creativity, education and dialogue to transform ourselves and the world around us for the better.
2 Minutes, 3 Questions video series
The popular 2 Minutes, 3 Questions video series, launched in 2017, offers compelling interviews with York’s researchers and academics about the significance and impact of their work as changemakers.
To watch more videos from the 2 Minutes, 3 Questions video series, check out our Youtube channel.
Research & Innovation at a Glance
We are a research-intensive University that is committed to advancing knowledge, creating positive change and enhancing the well-being of the communities we serve.
World ranking “high”
York’s research output ranked “very high” (QS World University
York is the top ranked university in Canada for publications on COVID-19 &
Mathematical Modeling, with researchers ranked Nos. 1, 3, 4 & 6 in the
country (SciVal, 2021).
York is the top ranked university in Canada for publications on galaxies,
stars & galactic evolution with the No. 1 researcher in the country:
Science Prof Adam Muzzin, with 30 publications & a 354-citation count.
York ranked No. 1 in citation impact in Nursing & Health Professions
York ranks second academic institution in the world for Heart
Rehabilitation, Secondary Prevention & Metabolic Equivalent, with the No.
1 researcher in the world: Health Prof Sherry Grace (SciVal, 2021).
ranking of @YUResearch compared to other Canadian university research
Twitter accounts, no. of followers, with a potential reach of 5+ million.
Engagement rate jumped by 68% over last year (2021).
Innovation York supported 179 start-up ventures, which have raised
$16.8M+, generated $18.1M+ in revenue, & created 263 jobs.
• engaged with 354 students, 177 community & industry partners to
support $27M in grant applications
• facilitated 292 experiential learning opportunities.
Get to know more about our research strengths and opportunities in the Strategic Research Plan for 2018 - 2023