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2023 President’s Annual Report
Boosting Canada’s economic future
Right the Future

York’s leadership in Research Impact Canada (RIC) is equipping Canadians with the skills of the future

York leads Research Impact Canada (RIC), a network of 30 research organizations including universities, colleges, research hospitals and funders, each building capacity to support knowledge mobilization and the impacts of research on broader society.

Founded in 2006 by York University and the University of Victoria, RIC is a member-driven and member-funded network with members from St. John’s to Victoria and with connections to similar networks in the U.S., U.K., Chile, Africa and New Zealand. Since 2019, York has received over $3 million from the Future Skills Centre of Canada to partner on knowledge mobilization services and to build a national community of practice for skills delivery organizations from municipalities, provinces, non-profits and industry across Canada.

This collaboration combines York’s internationally recognized leadership in knowledge mobilization to maximize the societal impacts of research with the Future Skills Centre’s key role in building Canada’s future employment and economic competitiveness.