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SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

A functioning and resilient infrastructure is the foundation of every successful community. To meet future challenges, our industries and infrastructure must be upgraded. Goal 9 ensures the promotion of innovative sustainable technologies and ensures equal and universal access to information and financial markets, bringing prosperity, creating jobs and making sure that we build stable and prosperous societies across the globe.

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

AWARD-WINNING NEW BUILDING EMBODIES EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

Pictured here: James McKellar

To find proof of York University’s commitment to sustainability, look no further than the front door of our Keele campus and the Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building, which opened in 2019 and is a part of the Schulich School of Business. “As a Certified LEED Gold Building, the McEwen building embodies the commitment of the Schulich School of Business to be a recognized international leader in environmental sustainability in all its endeavours,” said James McKellar, associate dean of external relations and professor of real estate and infrastructure. This LEED-certified building is a showcase of architectural and design innovation, including a dramatic glass solar chimney that provides passive natural ventilation for the entire facility, an active slab radiant heating and cooling system, and more than 200 automated, computer-controlled Low-E windows. To find out more, click here.

Facts

176

publications

(2018-2020)

127

industrial and
community partnerships
(2019-2020)

179

start-ups received
support from York
(2019-2020)

107

industry research collaborations (2020)

Media mentions of York
research in print & online media

22,159

2020

17,103

2019

Increase of 30%

Total Canada Tri-Council
Research Revenue*

$41.9M

(2019-2020)

$39.9M

(2018-2019)

Increase of 5.1%

Start-up ventures supported:

179

(2020-2021)

165

(2019-2020)

Increase of 8.5%

Funding / Investment received
by start-ups

$16.8M

(2020-2021)

$11.4M

(2019-2020)

Increase of 47%

Revenue generated
by Start-ups

$18.1M

(2020-2021)

$8.5M

(2019-2020)

Increase of 113%

*includes fund 600, NCE & CFREF funds

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