2023 President’s Annual Report
Building ties between Canada and the Philippines 
Right the Future

Historic donation will enhance academic and research collaborations and promote Filipiniana culture

A historic donation agreement between York University and the Philippine government will enhance academic and research collaborations between the Philippines and Canada related to Filipino history, cultures and society, particularly through the York Centre for Asian Research.  

The $115,000 CAD gift is the first time the Philippine government has provided direct funding of this kind to a Canadian University. It will support York University in promoting Philippine Studies through initiatives that include showcasing the work of Philippine academics and researchers based in the Philippines and in Canada; enhancing York’s Filipiniana collection, including the purchase of books, journals and other publications; establishing grants and students prizes to advance student degrees related to the Philippines; and, advancing research and scholarship related to Filipino history, culture, languages and politics, as well as Filipino-Canadian relations.