LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO TACKLE WORLD ISSUES
Amazing things happen when York students apply their knowledge.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO TACKLE WORLD ISSUES
Amazing things happen when York students apply their knowledge.
THE POWER TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT
Join us in creating positive change for the future.
Creating a healthier planet through positive change
Environmental change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. As a community of changemakers, York University is championing initiatives and funding research that is making a positive impact on our environment.Read more on helping to create a healthier planet
Challenge yourself to create a more sustainable future
With microplastics in our food, increasing risk of human-made disasters, and ongoing disruptions to ways of life in northern and Indigenous communities, the effects of climate change and environmental devastation are rapidly becoming more evident, widespread and intense. It’s more important than ever for communities and individuals to take action.Earn a first-of-its-kind Digital Badge in Sustainable Living
Creating positive change for a more inclusive future
Inequality has long been one of the core challenges of academia. Nowhere has this been more evident than in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or “STEM” disciplines. At York, we put our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of everything we do. We know that the only way to create positive change in both the York community and around the globe is to make sure that everybody has a chance to contribute.Learn how York is creating positive change for a more inclusive future
Sustainable water resources to support global communities
Managing our water resources is key to maximizing social wellbeing, economic welfare, and sustainable ecosystems. York has built a space for passionate individuals to come together in pursuit of a future where everyone has access to this essential part of life.Read more on sustainable water resources to support global communities
Creating positive change for a healthier future
As COVID-19 swept across the globe, the York University community sprang into action. In fact, the combined effort to create positive change in the battle against the pandemic spans 11 Faculties, in areas ranging from predicting future outbreaks to creating a global roadmap to post-pandemic recovery. York students have the opportunity to learn from these global academic leaders, preparing them to lead the charge if and when future challenges arise.Learn how York is creating positive change for a healthier future
Preventing homelessness through positive change
Contributing to creating societal change for people living in cities and communities is just one of York's great strengths. Homelessness is a reality for too many in Canada, and around the world.Read more on helping to prevent homelessness
Helping to build a sustainable and just future
Now more than ever we understand the importance of creating a just world that sustains us all. York University is introducing the new Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change to create a greener, healthier, and more equitable tomorrow.Read more on helping to build a sustainable and just future
Keeping GTA businesses open during the pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world into quarantine, small brick-and-mortar retailers were faced with the prospect of financial collapse. York University’s Schulich School of Business was able to help thousands of local businesses transition to online sales and develop a platform for future growth.Read more on keeping GTA businesses open during the pandemic
Bringing Indigenous pedagogies into the classroom
Wüléelham is a Lenape word that means “make good tracks.” Grounded in Indigenous knowledge and pedagogies, the Wüléelham courses, cohorts, and programs offered at York University engage participants in learning from Indigenous peoples’ experiences and perspectives to create a stronger and more equitable future for all.Read more on bringing Indigenous pedagogies into the classroom
Creating a Buzz with Bee Research
Bees play a massive role within our ecosystems. Without them, our food chain would suffer. York University’s Faculty of Science is leading crucial research to help the bee population flourish.Read more on creating a Buzz with Bee Research
Improving the health of our community
The pandemic has taken a great toll on peoples physical and mental health. The Faculty of Health at York University is committed to empowering people to live longer, heathier, and happier lives through research that creates positive change for our students, our communities, and our world.Read more on improving the health of our community
Diversifying the practice of law
There is value and strength in diversity. In order for us to better serve our communities, we need to amplify all voices and create a space where everyone can contribute to improving our legal systems and access to justice. Osgoode Hall Law School at York University views law as so much more than a means to an end, but a journey that empowers everyone to have a meaningful impact in their community and in the world.Read more on diversifying the practice of law
Paving the way for success in the arts.
Art transcends boundaries. It brings people together and allows for diverse perspectives and voices to be heard. That’s why York University has been creating opportunities in the arts for over 50 years.Learn how the School of the Arts, Media Performance & Design is paving the way for success
The Future of Learning is Coming to York Region
York University’s highly anticipated new Markham campus, opening 2024, with a first phase accommodating a projected 4,200 students. This major construction project, whose formal groundbreaking ceremony took place in the fall, is expected to generate more than 2,000 community jobs.Learn more about Markham Campus
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driving force for positive change.
Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global
perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term career and
personal success. Together we are making things right for our communities,
our planet, and our future.
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