New program designed to help Bring STEM to Life in science classrooms across the GTA

NSERC-funded initiative will enable collaborations with teachers in under-served communities TORONTO, June 9, 2021 – The Lassonde School of Engineering’s Kindergarten to Industry (K2I) Academy will bring together York University engineers and scientists, community organizations, K-12 educators and leaders to offer a new program to support Grade 9 and 10 students to choose careers in […]

First Canadian UN Leadership Training Centre opening at York U

The partnership will establish the first Canadian CIFAL Centre as part of the CIFAL Global Network TORONTO, May 31, 2021 – As a leader in the effort to build a more socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable world,  York University and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are proud to announce the establishment of […]

How immune are you after one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine?

TORONTO, May 26, 2021 – What level of immunity against COVID-19 do you have after being vaccinated or contracting the virus? York University Professor Jane Heffernan is receiving a $200,000, one-year grant from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to understand the rate of immunity in both of these scenarios.

Focused, hybrid-method survey gives clearer insight into Black experience in Canada

Study lead and equity policy expert available for interviews   TORONTO, May 21, 2021 – Most Black Canadians regularly experience racism, whether it is in criminal justice, education, employment, health care, or in the recently added COVID-19 pandemic scenario, a York University-led ongoing survey reveals. “This experience is not new, but because Black Canadians are typically classified […]

York U advances plans to establish a new School of Medicine supported by GTA health and government leaders

TORONTO, May 20, 2021 – Today, York University and GTA health sector and local government leaders are signalling positive momentum and growing support for a new School of Medicine at York that will focus on training family and community doctors in an integrated setting. Medical and health curriculum and research will support this integrated and […]

University statement regarding the importance of open and respectful dialogue

Concerns have been raised about a recent message a Teaching Assistant (TA) shared with their students in which the TA expresses personal political views about a serious and ongoing international conflict unrelated to the academic material. The University learned of this email on May 17, 2021, and is addressing the matter with the TA through appropriate channels. Supports are being offered to all students in the class. It is our hope and expectation that all York community […]