Join a Community of Professors, Researchers and Learners. Your Academic Success is our Passion.

  • Award-winning professors
  • 31 Canada Research Chairs
  • 19 Active Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
  • 27 Research Centres
  • 46 Distinguished Research Professors

Higher Education Strategy Associates ranked York one of the top ten universities in Canada for the impact/relevance of our social sciences and humanities research and our sciences research (2012). York University leads the country in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s (SSHRC’s) large-scale awards competitions valued at $1 million or more.

York is home to 27 research centres, ranging from the innovative Centre for Research on Language Contact and the renowned York Institute for Health Research to three new research centres including the Global Labour Research Centre, the York Centre for Field Robotics and Sensorium — The Centre for Digital Arts and Technology.

Explore opportunities for collaboration with the resources available at York’s Research Centres, the Archives of Ontario (located on the Keele Campus), and the important Canadian cultural and literary materials housed in the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections. Perform and create in our Fine Arts state-ofthe- art teaching, exhibition and performance facilities.

You can also take advantage of the Geographic Information Systems Research Laboratory, the Earth Observations Laboratories or the Gordon G. Shepherd Atmospheric Research Facility.

Your Research Can Change the World

Knowledge mobilization helps make research useful to society. The Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York matches researchers and students with partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors to maximize the economic, social and environmental impacts of research. York leads ResearchImpact, Canada’s knowledge mobilization network which includes ten universities from across Canada.

York works closely with United Way York Region, York Region Human Services Planning Board, ventureLAB and Policy Innovation Leadership of the Ontario Public Service to seek connections with partner organizations.

Innovation York, the commercialization and industry liaison office for York University, places York research directly in the hands of industry, public sector organizations and academic researchers, putting our knowledge to work.

Commercialization and Technology Transfer

Take your research to the next step: Launch a product, sell a licence, contribute to the economy. Here’s a sample of the many companies initiated at York:

  • Engage Biomechanics Inc.
  • Kaypok Inc.
  • GeoTango Inc. (GIS software)
  • Optech (lidar technologies)
  • Thoth Technologies Inc. (space engineering)
  • York Bioanalytical Laboratories (analytical chemistry)

Enhance your graduate studies and opportunities for collaboration with the resources available in the York Research Tower. The complex is home to the Archives of Ontario public access facility as well as 28 research centres and institutes. York’s internationally renowned Centre for Vision Research houses more than 35 labs, including the Human-Computer Interaction Lab.