Toolkit helps celebrate latest THE Impact Rankings

THE 2024 General_YFile Story

As shared by News@York, as well as President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton, York University has jumped five spots to 35th in world in this year’s 2024 THE Impact Rankings, and a comprehensive toolkit is now available to help the community share and celebrate the news.

THE Impact Rankings assess universities around the world against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in research, stewardship, outreach and teaching, and stand as an important indicator of post-secondary leadership.

Notably this year, York’s overall ranking increased despite stiffer competition than last year, with about 2,100 participating universities – approximately 300 more universities than previously. York also shot up 19 spots for No Poverty (UN SDG 1) to number two in the world and number one in Canada, and ranked first in Canada for Reduced Inequalities (UN SDG 10).

“This is a University-wide achievement by our students, staff and faculty to demonstrably make a positive impact to the Sustainable Development Goals through research, teaching, creativity and innovation,” noted Lenton.

As the rankings are a result of the work done by those throughout the University, community members are encouraged to update their email signatures with the latest rankings. They can do so by visiting the comprehensive THE Impact Rankings Toolkit, which – in addition to instructions for updating email signatures – provides guidelines for other ways the York community can celebrate the latest ranking news.