Students working in the Laser Lab

York is changing the way people think about everything from bees to the role of digital media in crises, patient‑centred care, climate change and women in engineering.

Join a community of scholars and researchers engaged with their fields as much as with the world at large. York’s 11 Faculties and 27 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that cuts across traditional academic boundaries. Our distinctive and collaborative approach to research is preparing students for the future and bringing fresh insights and solutions to local and global challenges.

Excellence in research is central to York University’s mission and is fundamental to the university’s ability to contribute to the economic, scientific, cultural and social health of our society. Research at York takes place in every discipline and spans the full spectrum of programs from the pure and applied sciences through business, law, and the humanities and social sciences.

Knowledge Mobilization

Do you want your research and scholarship to reach beyond the confines of the university and make a difference in the world?

York is a recognized leader in Knowledge Mobilization (KM), which makes research useful to society by maximizing its social, environmental and economic impact. How does it work? By matching researchers and students in all disciplines with partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors, enabling transformation in policy or professional practice. York also leads ResearchImpact, Canada’s knowledge mobilization network, which includes 10 other renowned universities.

Innovation York

Looking for support with entrepreneurship, commercialization or industry partnerships? Innovation York is the commercialization and industry liaison unit for York University. It can assist you in creating innovative research projects and in effectively translating your research outcomes. Innovation York provides an integrated suite of services for the York research community to create a culture of industry-engaged research and to help realize its commercial, economic and social potential.

The York University Magazine

The York University Magazine is York’s alumni publication. With a circulation of more than 240,000, the magazine features an array of exciting research projects and success stories led by York community members. Read the latest edition at The York University Magazine.