2015 President's Report: This is York University

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I am delighted to share my 2015 President’s Report, which celebrates how York University continues to champion new ways of thinking and to set itself apart from other institutions of higher learning. This year’s report highlights how our world-renowned faculty, researchers, students, staff and alumni are redefining excellence with unconventional thinking and innovative methods of teaching, learning and community contribution.

At York, we take pride in doing things differently. This report celebrates the many unique ways that our community is making a difference, in every imaginable field. 2015 was a year of tremendous achievement all across the University—from SSHRC Impact awards for research on refugees and youth homelessness, to the CIS Men’s Soccer Championship and our hosting of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in our new York Lions Stadium, to the appointment of 15 York alumni to Canada’s Parliament, and the Ontario government’s decision to support a new York University campus in Markham Centre.

York University’s impact is truly a collective effort, with our scholars and educators challenging our students to become leaders of tomorrow, our alumni enabling our success and supporting our vision, and our staff members helping us to achieve our strategic goals.

The report is also available in an interactive web version that can be viewed online, and you can download a PDF version of the full report here.

I am very proud to share this update on the University with you, and to acknowledge all the ways our community members helped York to shine in 2015.

Sincerely,
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Mamdouh Shoukri
President & Vice-Chancellor
York University