2023 President’s Annual Report
Innovative initiatives are helping graduate students thrive
Right the Future

York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies’ (FGS) scholarships and programs are fostering student success through several initiatives

As part of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program – targeted to top doctoral students pursuing graduate studies in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health – Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) tri-council (Vanier) reviewers undergo Unconscious Bias training. This encourages a holistic approach to evaluating applications and ensures that non-traditional career paths and metrics of research are considered.  

The Bennett Family Graduate Scholarship for Black and Indigenous Students will be open to applicants who identify as Black and/or Indigenous both at the Master’s and Doctoral levels of study. In addition, 10 Ontario Graduate Scholarship allocations for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available for incoming Black scholars who exemplify excellence. The Academic Excellence Fund is also updated to offer up to an additional $1,000 to support students who have incurred additional expenses for accessibility accommodations. 

FGS and other faculty members plan to host a Black Scholarly Success Information Session to promote available scholarship opportunities and resources.