Community Projects

communityBUILD’s Blueprint event successful, well attended

communityBUILD is an ongoing collaboration between York University, Seneca College, ventureLAB, United Way Toronto and York Region. This collaboration supports a community of mission-driven entrepreneurs focused on addressing major social issues, whether on a local or global scale. Its mission is to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem by addressing important social issues in York Region and […]

York U, partners receive $15 million in federal funds to build health technologies

York University and Southlake Regional Health Centre, together with the University Health Network (UHN), will work to develop new technologies to improve the health of Canadians using a $15 million investment from the Government of Canada. Navdeep Bains, the minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and the minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development […]

York University artists spend a sleepless night for Nuit Blanche

Originally launched in Paris with the goal of bringing contemporary art to the masses, Nuit Blanche has established itself as one of the highlights of Toronto’s annual cultural calendar. Each year, this free dusk-to-dawn event enlivens and transforms the city with original art projects ranging from intimate encounters to large-scale spectacles. More than one million […]

Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Institute explores research from lab to community

From the lab to community-based research is the theme of the second Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Institute at York University. The one-day institute, organized by Echo’s Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research in partnership with the Faculty of Health, will take place Friday, Sept. 27, from 9am to 4pm, at 280N York Lanes, Keele campus. Lunch […]