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York University’s Academic Innovation Fund invests in Biskaabiiyaang: the Indigenous metaverse to develop its Indigenized curriculum

York University’s Academic Innovation Fund invests in Biskaabiiyaang: the Indigenous metaverse to develop its Indigenized curriculum

Biskaabiiyaang today announced an investment of $40,000 from York University’s Academic Innovation Fund to support the design of an Indigenous-led metaverse delivering Anishinaabe language and First Nation cultural competency programs within a virtual world.

Academic Accommodation for Students’ Religious Observances | Mesures d’adaptation académiques pour les observances religieuses de la population étudiante

Academic Accommodation for Students’ Religious Observances | Mesures d’adaptation académiques pour les observances religieuses de la population étudiante

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear colleagues,   We are writing to share the Senate Policy on Academic Accommodation for Students' Religious Observances (Policy, Guidelines and Procedures) which can be found at the York Secretariat Policies website.     The University is committed to respecting the religious beliefs and practices of all members of the […]

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change Dean, Alice Hovorka, reappointed

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change Dean, Alice Hovorka, reappointed

Dr. Hovorka has provided outstanding leadership during her first term. She led the 2020 merger of the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Department of Geography into the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change and inaugurated new governance structures that brought their respective norms and cultures into a new, integrated whole. 

York reaches world’s Top 35 in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for meeting UN’s sustainable development goals

York reaches world’s Top 35 in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for meeting UN’s sustainable development goals

York U has ranked 33 out of 1,406 post-secondary institutions, moving up 34 spots from its position at 67/1,117 last year. The impact ranking is influential as the United Nations assesses the performance of universities worldwide in meeting its sustainable development goals.