Research Centres

photo of Eritrean women celebrating their graduation from a net mending training program

Women celebrate graduation from net mending training program organized by the Ministry of Fisheries, Artisanal Development Department. Hirgigo, Eritrea. Photo by Winta Tesfai, 2016.

York offers students unique opportunities to enhance their interdisciplinary education by engaging in the collaborative research activities run by its 28 research centres and institutes. These research institutions constitute dynamic interdisciplinary hubs for collaborative research that offer graduate students unique opportunities to engage in research activities, conferences and events, to apply for research funding, to develop for mentorship and professional development opportunities, and to build relationships and networks useful to their research and future careers.

Closely associated with DVST are several interdisciplinary research centres and institutes that promote cutting edge research in the broad field of development, among other topics. The ones that have traditionally worked closest with our program include:

We strongly encourage students to get involved with the various research and outreach activities offered by these research institutions, some of which are directed by and have within them numerous prominent scholars working on various aspects of human development, many of who are affiliated with DVST. We advise our students to familiarize themselves with those research centres close to their academic interests, to enlist in their listserves to learn about upcoming events and opportunities, and to register with their Diploma Programs where appropriate.

York Research

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Kudumbashree Women’s Group, Kerala India

York is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada with a strong commitment to international research partnerships and activities. York’s 11 Faculties and 28 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that extends across traditional academic boundaries. Research at York is research with an impact and research that makes a difference. York is committed to research that has a positive impact on economic and community development. Our distinctive and collaborative approach to research brings fresh insights and solutions to local and global challenges. Working across disciplines and with global partners, we develop ideas and connect with policymakers and practitioners to create meaningful change and a more globally competitive Canada.

Please visit York Research for more information.