2023 President’s Annual Report
New Global Strategy magnifies York’s global impact  
Right the Future

The Global Engagement & Internationalization strategy aims to expand York’s global reach

In March 2023, York launched Engaging the World: York University’s Internationalization and Global Engagement Strategy, 2022-2027, which complements York’s commitment to advancing global engagement as outlined in the Academic Plan 2020-2025. The strategy aims to expand the University’s global reach and position it as a positive force for global challenges like climate change, poverty, inequality and political polarization. 

Internationalization has been a part of York University’s identity since it was founded in 1959 and is a defining feature of the institution. As one of the most diverse universities in Canada, the new strategy will build on York’s existing successes in facilitating intercultural student learning and intersectional research partnerships. 

The Internationalization and Global Engagement Strategy outlines four strategic priorities, which will guide the work of the University’s Faculties and departments, including:  

  • expanding inclusive global and intercultural learning; 
  • enhancing the experience of international students; 
  • engaging in global research and innovation;
  • and elevating global stewardship, partnerships, profile and impact. 

The new strategy also supports other important institutional strategies, including the Strategic Research Plan, Sustainability Strategy and others.