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SDG 4: Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Education liberates the intellect, unlocks the imagination and is fundamental for self-respect.  It is the key to prosperity and opens a world of opportunities, making it possible for each of us to contribute to a progressive, healthy society. Goal 4 is about ensuring access for all along all educational levels, and ensuring relevant skills for sustainable development and financial success.

SDG 4: Quality Education

York University Game Jam focuses on SDGs

Pictured here: Digital media students from the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design and computer science students from Lassonde School of Engineering create a sustainability-based video game.

The first York University-organized game jam challenged student participants to create online video games related to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was hosted by the Digital Media Program, which is run jointly by the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) and the Lassonde School of Engineering. Approximately 40 participants took this opportunity to hone their skills by working in teams to develop seven SDG-oriented games.



publications relevant

to SDG 4



programs relevant or related to SDG 4


of publications
co-authored with
international institutions


of alumni more civically active because they attended York U


young Alumni Changemakers recognized for their societal impact in 2022


Provostial Fellows

Education Graduates

(2018 - 2022)

the world’s first and longest-serving in Education for Sustainable Development
(SDG 4.7)


SDG projects in Project Commons 


K-12 outreach programs:  

  • The Faculty of Education Summer Institute  
  • Science Outreach Programs  


degrees between 2019-2022 and 300+ micro-credentials earned by refugee students in East Africa between 2013-22

New round of Academic Innovation Fund call for proposals in 2022, committing up to $1.5 million CAD for successful proposals that embed SDGs in the curriculum.  


Glendon and the Toronto French School join forces
Peer mentoring opportunities created at Congress 2023