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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.

York University GR Team Visits Ottawa 

The YorkU team was in Ottawa at the beginning of February for meetings with MPs and public servants to discuss our institutional priorities. It was great to be in the nation's capital and catch up with our federal partners. Above are a few photos from our time in Ottawa. A warm thank you to everyone who met with us.

YorkU Team Meets with Minister Gary Anandasangaree

In February, we were pleased to meet with  York alumnus Gary Anandasangaree, MP for Scarborough-Rouge Park and Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations. It was a great opportunity to welcome the Minister back to campus and discuss YorkU's objectives.

YorkU at the Ontario Business Advisory Council

Last month, York was pleased to participate in a meeting of the Ontario Business Advisory Council with the Hon. Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs. It was a great opportunity to highlight YSpace's Food and Beverage Accelerator and how the government can continue to support SMEs in the sector.

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