2023 President’s Annual Report
York invests more than $4 million to advance SDGs research
Right the Future

Seven research projects will address globally complex issues 

From climate change and healthcare to genocide and colonialism, York’s researchers have the freedom and flexibility to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges through the Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Research Clusters (CIRC) program.   

In its second round of funding, York invested $4.05 million to support seven groundbreaking interdisciplinary research projects that have the potential to catalyze positive change. The projects will pursue research in areas ranging from water remediation, management of infectious disease through technological innovation, the effects of climate change on ecosystems and human populations, visual neuroscience and understanding the pathway from colonial genocide to building just relationships.  

Established in 2021, York has invested a total of $7.5 million to date through the CIRC program. The CIRC program funds research excellence with an emphasis on projects that cross the mandates of at least two of the three federal granting councils. CIRC is designed to promote interdisciplinary research across all faculties and nurture early-career researchers while advancing York’s University Academic Plan, specifically its aspiration to advance the SDGs.