About thisPriority

As part of Impact: The Campaign for York University, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies has set a $10-million goal. Through this campaign, our already established global leadership in the humanities, the social sciences and professional fields will reach unprecedented heights.  The Faculty’s very real impact is already visible in the outstanding achievements of our students, professors and our 110,000 alumni. Building on this record of academic excellence and our enduring commitment to social justice – we are poised to unleash new approaches to teaching and research that are truly transformative in their aspiration. We hope you will join us.

The goals and projects under each of the  themes represent an unparalleled investment in liberal arts and professional studies at York. With support from our alumni, friends, donors, community partners, and governments, we will  mobilize our unlimited potential of our scholarship, creativity, and innovative programs to address the needs of today’s complex social change.

Campaign at a glance

York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies is embarking on a $10-million campaign to take its excellence in the humanities, the social sciences and professional fields to unprecedented new heights. With innovative new programs, student support, support for research and community engagement initiatives, we are poised to garner successes that will vastly enhance our impact and reputation.

Preparing Engaged Global Citizens – $5 million

  • Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries
  • Experiential Education opportunities
  • Support for York World Scholars program
  • Distinguished Visiting Professorships

Mobilizing New Ways of Thinking – $4 million

  • Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries
  • Experiential Education opportunities
  • Support for York World Scholars program
  • Distinguished Visiting Professorships

Building Stronger Communities – $1 million

  • Community-university partnerships
  • Local Development
  • Signature initiative on Inclusion