York University

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York University
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founding 1959
Sponsorship state
place Toronto , Canada
President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton
Students 53,974
Employee 7,000
Annual budget $ 890 million
Networks AUCC , CARL , IAU , COU OUA , CUSID , Fields Institute , Ontario Network of Women in engineering , CBIE , CUP
Website www.yorku.ca
Building for the engineering and IT departments
The new Goddess of Democracy statue in the hall of the university
Observation telescope on campus

York University ( French Université York ) is a Canadian university in Toronto . It is Canada's largest university in terms of size and the third largest in terms of student numbers. York has nearly 50,000 students and 7,000 employees spread across two locations. The much larger location is the “Keele Campus”, which is located in the north-west of the city in the “North York” district. The smaller campus is called "Glendon Campus". Courses in French are also offered on this campus. The university was founded in 1959 .

It is one of three universities in Toronto . The other two are the University of Toronto and Ryerson University .


The university consists of eleven faculties, some of which overlap.

  • Faculty of Art
  • Faculty of Natural and Engineering Sciences
  • "Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies"
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Art Studies
  • Glendon (second campus with a range of different degrees)
  • "Faculty of Graduate Studies" (faculty for all Master's students)
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • "Osgoode Hall Law School" (Law)
  • "Schulich School of Business" (economics)

Other facilities include the nine colleges that offer student accommodation. All colleges are located directly on campus.

Well-known lecturers

Well-known graduates

Stong Pond .

Web links

Commons : York University  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files


  1. http://president.yorku.ca/
  2. ^ List of IAU Members. In: iau-aiu.net. International Association of Universities, accessed July 24, 2019 .

Coordinates: 43 ° 46'23 "  N , 79 ° 30'13"  W.