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About York University

York University, known for pioneering new directions in postsecondary education, is one of Canada's truly remarkable success stories. At York, faculty and students work together, focused on discovery, learning and ways of applying knowledge that will significantly enhance society's ability to meet the challenges of the future.

Since the University was founded in 1959, York faculty members have worked hard to ensure that they share their research findings with their students and the broader community.

Excellence in teaching, renowned academic scholarship and high quality research programs are three reasons why top scholars from across Canada and around the world study and work at York University.

York University is known for its interdisciplinary approach to research and scholarship. We are home to 21 research centres covering a wide spectrum of interests from Applied Sustainability and Work and Society, to Earth and Space Science and Refugee Studies.

York is a community of more than 3,000 full- and part-time faculty, 1,800 staff, 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 152,000 alumni. The University graduates more than 7,000 students annually from the Faculties of Arts, Education, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Graduate Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School, Pure and Applied Science, Schulich School of Business, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies and Glendon.

With its combination of dedicated and talented faculty, opportunities for bright and ambitious students, dynamic curriculum and modern campus set in the heart of one of North America's most influential urban centres, York University -- the University for the Future -- is setting the modern standard for academic excellence.


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