2023 President’s Annual Report
​Boosting global engagement post-pandemic 
Right the Future

International engagement will support recruitment and partnerships

York has elevated its in-person global engagement both at home and abroad post-pandemic, by participating in numerous international trips and hosting over 40 visiting delegations.  

Over the last year, York made visits to Israel, India, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong (SAR), the United Sates and Brazil. These visits included meetings with academic partners, alumni, government and other stakeholders in support of advancing global engagement. 

York also hosted high-level delegations from South Africa as part of its Africa Engagement Strategy. This included hosting South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Buti Manamela, followed by a visit from the National Research Council (SA) and Universities South Africa to continue discussions on developing a framework for collaboration and joint research funding calls. 

Other visiting delegations focused on recruitment, research, global learning, faculty exchange and capacity building​.  

York also became a member of Canada and Latin America Research and Exchange Opportunities (CALAREO), the Canada-Caribbean Institute (CCI) and UN Academic Impact (UNAI). York also strengthened relations with the Hemispheric University Consortium, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the Canada China Business Council (CCBC) and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.