United States

As our closest neighbour, the United States plays an integral role in life in Canada and at York. In fact, as many as one million U.S. citizens are estimated to be living in Canada, with more than 106,000 in Ontario alone. Since our countries are so closely tied, York maintains excellent relationships with a number of U.S. academic institutions.

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  • York undergraduate and graduate students from the United States in 2015-2016: 257
  • York alumni worldwide from the United States: 4,366
York has 440+ student clubs and organizations, ranging from cultural and political to charitable, environmental and spiritual. Athletic clubs include an active intramural sports league, recreational sports clubs and both men’s and women’s interuniversity teams in 19 different sports
  • Glendon history professor Yukari Takai is researching Japanese transmigration first to Canada, then across the Canada–United States border, between 1882 and 1941.
  • Law professor Frederick H. Zemans has been a Butterworth’s Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and visiting professor at the University of California at Los Angeles.
  • Physics and astronomy professor John Caldwell has worked with the NASA Ames Research Center to develop a mission known as Kepler, which has the goal of discovering Earth-like planets around other stars.
  • Film & video professor Caitlin Fisher, awarded a Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture in 2004, and her colleagues were collaborating with Jay Bolter of the Georgia Institute of Technology and his team, who were developing new and cost-effective technologies for enabling Augmented Reality experiences.
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional launched a new undergraduate degree program United States Studies in September, 2013.
  • York has academic exchange agreements with sixteen universities in the United States.
  • Political science professor Stephen Newman, an expert on U.S. law and politics, was a member of York’s delegation to the Montréal Roundtable on U.S. Studies, sponsored by the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States.