The future begins now...

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The university is a space for critical thinking, innovation and discoveries. It is also a place where emerging leaders are formed, the change agents who will make an impact in academia, pubic and business sectors and in our communities.

Knowledge Now: Grad Research @ York showcases our graduate scholars undertaking cutting-edge, and socially engaged research. From video-recorded interviews, live panel discussion on pressing social issues to stories highlighting our grad students, Knowledge Now presents a collection of new ideas and technologies in development and possibilities for a better future!

Discover Grad Research @ York

Watch our three-minute videos to get a glimpse of some of the exciting research taking place at York. Our graduate students talk about their journey, research, impact and future plans. From Indigenous knowledge, immersive 3D technology, human rights to environmental sustainability, our students address some of the most pressing issues in our society and explains how their research contributes to a better understanding and creative solutions.

Grad Scholar: Khushbu Patel

Grad Scholar: Aaron Tucker

Grad Scholar: Jordan Santorsola

Grad Scholar: Hana Ahmed

Grad Scholar: Amanda Liczner

Grad Scholar: Brittany Tomin

Grad Scholar: Susan Chiblow

Grad Scholar: Camellia Bryan

Grad Scholar: Inbar Peled

Grad Scholar: Dana Vuckovic

Live Panels: From Knowledge to Action

Join us for our panel discussions which will bring together scholars tackling a common theme from multi-disciplinary perspectives. For the month of March, we have organized two live discussions; one focusing on the environment and the other social inequalities. Current students will share ideas and perspectives about how graduate research at York can respond to the societal need and the potential of engagement across disciplinary boundaries in generating critical innovative knowledge.

poster promoting the March 24 panel discussion on Climate Action

Climate Action: the Roles of Research
Climate change is the greatest threat to life on our planet. This round table brings together three emerging researchers from a range of disciplines to discuss what it means to research the ways humans are transforming the planet now. Join us as we explore the difficulties we face along with some of the possible avenues for establishing a sustainable future.

Wednesday March 24, 2021 at 10:30am-12pm
Moderator: Mark Hayward, Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

poster promoting the March 30 panel discussion on inequality

Reducing Inequalities: An Urgent Call for Action
To advance social justice, graduate students at York University are discovering new approaches to dismantling the ideologies which promote progress through disadvantage and the systemic (re)production of inequality. This panel, comprised of an educator, actor and disability advocate, will highlight some of the most pressing issues facing our society, while exploring how our researchers are taking action.

Tuesday March 30, 2021 at 3pm-4:30pm
Moderator: Thomas Loebel, Dean & Associate Vice-President Graduate, York University
REGISTER HERE

Explore Our Archives

Check out our community news feature which shares research work and accomplishments of our graduate faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. READ MORE

York's 3MT 2020 Winners

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international research symposium where graduate students across various disciplines have three minutes to present their research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers. Check out the presentations of our winners of the last 3MT which took place in a virtual setting.

1st Place Winner: Alyssia Wilson

2nd Place Winner: Stephanie Raposo

3rd Place Winner (Tie): Amanda Jass

3rd Place Winner (Tie): Selina Greco

Read more about York's 3MT 2020 winners in YFile. HERE