York University Canada Research Chairs to study Indigenous history and Black studies

TORONTO, June 15, 2021 – Two new Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) have been appointed at York University and two existing have been renewed this year. This support by the Government of Canada will support new research into “re-righting" and "re-writing" the Indigenous history of North America and investigating Black life in Canada. 

York University and UNECE to mark global homelessness partnership

TORONTO, June 14, 2021 – York University will sign a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on Wednesday, June 16, marking a global partnership to support cities and national governments in fighting homelessness. Media are invited to join York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton for a virtual […]

York University receives $3.2 million in NSERC CREATE grants

Funding to address workforce needs in Canada’s space and residual waste sectors  TORONTO, June 10, 2021 – York University has been awarded more than $3.2 million for two projects to prepare students for careers in industries that require inter-disciplinary training and are central to Canada’s economic future: space robotics for exploration and applied biotechnology for environmental sustainability. The two […]

York University’s UNESCO Chair to discuss higher education’s role in post-pandemic recovery

TORONTO, June 10, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed global inequalities in access to education, providing an opportunity to reimagine learning and pedagogy, says Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University. He is a featured speaker at the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Forum: Towards A Transformative Vision of Education, on June […]