2015 President’s Report celebrates York University’s excellence, innovation and impact

The newly launched 2015 President’s Report highlights how York University continues to set itself apart from other institutions of higher learning. The report examines how the University’s world-renowned faculty, researchers, students, staff and alumni are redefining excellence with new and unconventional ways of thinking, and innovative methods of teaching, learning and community contribution.

“At York, we take pride in doing things differently. This report celebrates the many unique ways that the York community is making a difference, in every imaginable field,” said York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri. “The report is also an opportunity to recognize those who are leading the way within our community, and all the ways that York itself is leading postsecondary education with our progressive spirit, outlook, and fresh ideas.”

The report features a number of impressive developments at York University over the past year, including the opening of the new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, a landmark donation from alumnus Victor Phillip Dahdaleh that launched The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health, and the Government of Ontario’s decision to support the creation of a new York University campus in Markham Centre. “These forward-looking investments by our alumni and by government affirm that the world agrees with what we already know—that York University is becoming a global leader in academic excellence and innovation, and that we are a community connected to what matters,” said Shoukri.

Designed to complement the University’s character of being bold, diverse, creative and dynamic, the report showcases key research, teaching and community successes from the past year, from groundbreaking research projects across York’s 11 Faculties and 25 research centres, to experiential and eLearning opportunities for our students.

“2015 was a year of tremendous achievement all across the University—from SSHRC Impact awards for research on refugees and youth homelessness, to the CIS Men’s Soccer Championship and our hosting of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in the new York Lions Stadium, to the appointment of 15 York alumni to Canada’s Parliament in the fall,” said Shoukri. “York’s impact is truly a collective effort, with our scholars and educators challenging our students to become leaders of tomorrow, our alumni enabling our success and supporting our vision, and our staff members helping us to achieve our strategic goals.”

The report is also available in an interactive web version that can be viewed online. For more information, to see the web version, and to download a full PDF version of the report, visit the 2015 President’s Report website.