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About Government and Community Relations & Protocol

The Government and Community Relations & Protocol (GCRP) team at York University aims to cultivate and enhance strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders to advocate for positions and policies that align with the values and mission of the University.

Our goal is to increase external awareness of our unique strengths and achievements and advance the University’s reputation while promoting our contribution to the economic and social well-being of the communities in which we serve.

York University Impact - Economic and Social Impact Report 2020


As of 2019, there are 21,226 people ages 25 to 64 with university degrees they would not otherwise have because of York


York alumni are 13.5% more likely to have volunteered in the past 12 months than other university graduates in the GTA


Total estimated spending footprint of York, its students and its alumni in 2018 is $2.3 billion


York University received $45.87 million in partnership research funding through more than 800 agreements

Top Stories - The York University Brief

The York University Brief is the Office of the President’s monthly newsletter. It provides us with the opportunity to share stories about some of York’s best and brightest with our valued partners, so that you are able to celebrate our successes with us.

Chemists at York University create more sensitive rapid antigen test

New research by a team at York University addresses the current limitations of rapid antigen tests, reducing the potential for false-negative results. Rapid antigen tests, like the COVID-19 home test, use a technology called lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA); but a major limitation of LFIA is its low sensitivity, giving too many false-negative results.

York University funds $4.05M to support interdisciplinary research for the UN SDGs

York University will fund ground-breaking research through the Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Research Clusters (CIRC) program, which will advance York’s contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Schulich research shows companies how to anticipate supply chain disruptions

New research from York University’s Schulich School of Business shows how companies can anticipate – and prepare for – supply chain disruptions.

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