Discover York Academics to be integrated with Faculty websites

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York University’s new curriculum vitae (CV) tool, Discover York Academics, will enter its latest phase this summer following its launch earlier this year, enabling Faculty websites to adopt Discover York Academics’ enhanced electronic profile format, transforming how faculty profiles are displayed and updated.

The system integration – which includes an interface for users to edit their data and continuous updates through automation and aggregation features, among other improvements – is an opportunity to centralize and unify faculty profiles across the University and create a single source for content updates. Converting faculty profiles over to the Discover York Academics system will also save time and the resources needed for manual data entry.

“Joining Discover York Academics and setting up a public profile allows faculty to streamline their digital presence and maintain one online profile to showcase their professional and scholarly activities more comprehensively than ever before,” said Jennifer Steeves, associate vice-president research and a professor in the Faculty of Health. “Leveraging this tool can help capture the outstanding achievements and research excellence of York faculty in their entirety, making their leading work in their respective fields easier to search, access and share.”

“Discover York Academics is an exciting, career-enhancing opportunity for York’s researchers, scholars and creatives to more widely share their public expertise and their local and global efforts to drive positive change,” said Amir Asif, vice-president research and innovation. “By using this tool, our faculty members gain a bigger platform to network, strengthen their visibility and grow their work’s reach, influence and impact.”

If faculty need assistance setting up a profile, they can register for Laptop & Learn drop-in sessions organized by the Research Commons throughout the summer.

Faculty can also book a one-on-one training session online or in-person, or email their CV to for direct help. Training resources, guides and technical support are available on YU Link.   

To join and learn more, visit Discover York Academics on YU Link.