Welcome to the inaugural issue of 'Sustainable YU'

‘Sustainable YU,’ a special edition of YFile publishing on selected Fridays of every month during the academic year, showcases sustainability in action at York University. It offers compelling and accessible feature-length stories about the work underway by students, faculty and staff across all Faculties and divisions at York University to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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A community empowered to protect our planet

One of the core values of York University is sustainability. York’s continued dedication and leadership in this space is reflected in the document ‘Building a Better Future: York University Academic Plan 2020-2025,’ which challenges students, faculty and staff to elevate their contributions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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Unique course has students seeing the land blossom online

Since Black Creek Community Farm (BCCF) is within shouting distance of York University’s Keele Campus, it seemed odd for Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change Assistant Professor Sarah Rotz to be taking her Land and Food Politics class there virtually, but such is life during the pandemic. Rotz has embraced the challenge and the result is a meaningful experience for her students.

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