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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.

Osgoode students make their mark at Supreme Court of Canada

York University professors Ali Asgary, A select group of students at Osgoode Hall Law School can now add the Supreme Court of Canada to their resumes through their work on a case that will be heard at the end of November.

One simulation involved agent-based The Eight students involved are working at Osgoode’s Community & Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP), which has been granted intervenor status in Earl Mason, et al v Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, et al (SCC Case No. 39855). The case deals with the application of the reasonableness review to questions of statutory interpretation.

Markham Campus art installation an expression of positive change

An art installation unveiled on September 28 at York University’s Markham Campus highlights how amazing things happen when diverse communities work together to create positive change.

Eight artworks were selected to be part of the final exhibition, titled “Right The Future.” Featured artists received an honorarium per selected image and were credited on-site as well as in all exhibit materials.

During the event, President Lenton acknowledged those involved in the project, and referred to the unveiling ceremony as a high point in York’s history.

Skills development program highlighted by provincial government

The Sister2Sister Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) was discussed in a meeting between Schulich ExecEd, Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto (NEW) and the Minister of Labour, Immigrant, Training and Skills Development, Monte McNaughton.

ALP is a skills and leadership development program that bridges the gap between employer needs and newcomer women skills through an intensive training in soft and hard skills capped by a paid internship.

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