The following is a message from York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton:
The students, faculty and staff of York have accomplished a great deal over the past year, as we work together as a community to fulfill the priorities and objectives of our University Academic Plan (UAP). I am delighted to share Impact: President’s Annual Report 2018/2019 with you as an update on our community’s progress.
The report begins with the shared vision that guides our work as a university. Underpinning that vision are four pillars: access, connectedness, excellence and impact. Our vision and pillars in turn inform our priorities as an institution, outlined in the UAP and operationalized through our Integrated Resource Planning process. I am pleased to report that almost all of our actions are on track or have been completed as we approach the end of the current UAP in 2020.
In these pages, you will see the progression from vision and pillars to concrete plans and extraordinary results. Over the past year, we have continued to strengthen our unique role in Canada’s higher education sector: a world-class, research-intensive university that emphasizes access for a diverse student body while building a sustained engagement with the local and international communities we serve.
I have the great honour of being the president and vice-chancellor of this institution and I want to thank you for your contributions to our shared success. I look forward to our continued work together.
Rhonda L. Lenton, PhD
President and Vice-Chancellor