York reflects the energy and vibrancy of Toronto, the most cosmopolitan city in Canada.

From theatres and art galleries, clubs and student programs, to restaurants and pubs, sport and student government – we’ve got it all. Our incredible range of extracurricular activities will help you meet people, have fun and enhance the skills and attitudes you need to forge your own unique path to success.

Supporting Your Success Beyond the Classroom

Successful graduate studies begin with meticulous training in a specific discipline. But they do not end there. To forge your ultimate career path — whether inside or outside academia — you will need high-quality, meaningful professional skills to supplement your scholarly expertise. At York, we are dedicated to providing you with a diversified toolkit for success.

Graduate Professional Skills (GPS)

Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) helps you discover and prepare for your career by linking you to workshops, seminars and courses led by university and industry experts. Areas of training range from teaching, thesis writing, publishing and public speaking to entrepreneurship, community engagement and social media. Options at your fingertips, whether you’re in a professional or a research degree.

Teaching Commons

The Teaching Commons is a network of colleagues supporting the teaching work of graduate students at all levels by exploring and sharing teaching and learning innovation at York.

Choose York for a Whole New Outlook on Life

York is a leader in Canada for international research collaborations and opportunities for graduate students to increase their global knowledge and skills.

York International administers more than 110 exchange programs and dozens of internships at internationally focused NGOs and supports York faculty while they deliver courses around the globe to provide international opportunities to students.

Find your Community

York University is home to over 300 student clubs and organizations that fall under various categories including Academic, Advocacy, Charitable, Environmental, Faith-based, Hobby, Political, Professional, and Sports. As well, you can join more than 6,000 York graduate students in York University’s Graduate Students’ Association (YUGSA) to improve learning, teaching and working environments and to advance accessibility, social justice and equity.

Please visit YU Connect for an overview of campus clubs and events. Graduate-specific organizations can be found at Prospective Students – Graduate Student Organizations.