Welcome to Research in LA&PS

Research in York University's Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Research in LA&PS is diverse, progressive and global in scope.  It spans the full breadth of the humanities and social sciences and a wide array of professional programs.  With our collaborative, interdisciplinary approach and international focus, researchers in LA&PS work within and across Faculties — with colleagues in more than 80 countries around the world — to examine and discover, to critique and create.

Our award-winning faculty are visionaries and thought leaders who make a lasting impact in their fields.  Committed to social responsibility, they make a difference in communities near and far, while their cutting-edge research fuels their teaching and brings vibrancy to each class.


Prof. Uzo Anucha has launched YouthREX, a new program that promotes youth development.
Learn more about YouthREX


Professors Stephanie Ross and Mark Thomas lead a growing research network focused on global labour issues.
Learn more about global labour research

Research Lab for Information Retrieval + Knowledge Management

Professor Jimmy Huang is investigating solutions to major data-analysis challenges.
Learn more about Huang’s research lab

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