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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
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.