Collaborative Research Centres

LA&PS faculty members and graduate students from across disciplines are active participants in many of York University’s Organized Research Units, which are internationally recognized for fostering dynamic and exciting research networks and advancing collaborative, innovative and interdisciplinary research.

Centre for Feminist Research

The Centre for Feminist Research/ Le centre de recherches féministes promotes feminist activities and collaborative research at York University and works to establish research linkages between York scholars and local, national, international and transnational communities.

Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies

The Centre for Jewish Studies at York University is Canada's first interdisciplinary research centre in Jewish Studies, bringing together a vibrant community of scholars and teachers to promote cutting-edge research in the field.

Centre for Refugee Studies

The Centre for Refugee Studies is an interdisciplinary community of researchers dedicated to advancing the well-being of refugees and others displaced by violence, persecution, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation through innovative research, education, and policy engagement.

Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC)

CERLAC is a York University-based hub for inter- and multidisciplinary research on Latin America and the Caribbean, their diasporas, and their relations with Canada and the rest of the world.

The City Institute at York (CITY)

The City Institute at York University is an interdisciplinary institute that brings together over 60 of the university’s urban scholars and scores of graduate students from a variety of fields to provide new knowledge and develop innovative approaches to comprehending and addressing the complexity of the urban arena.

Global Labour Research Centre

The Global Labour Research Centre is a hub for pan-university research collaboration on work, employment and labour in the global economy, promoting research that engages with a wide range of labour and community partners.

The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas

The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas is part of an international network of research centres dedicated to researching the forced and voluntary movement of African peoples around the world and overcoming the inequalities and injustices that are a result of slavery.

Institute for Social Research

The Institute for Social Research conducts, supports and disseminates interdisciplinary social research that uses survey, quantitative and mixed methods to focus on social problems, population and public health, mental health, public affairs, and the York University community.

LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research

The LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research is a collaborative group of faculty and students that supports community-engaged interdisciplinary research in health, education, relationships and development of infants, children, adolescents, emerging adults and families everywhere.

Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies

The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies supports interdisciplinary and discipline-specific research of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate student associates studying Canada and “Canada in the World.”

York Centre for Asian Research

York Centre for Asian Research is an interdisciplinary community of York University researchers who are committed to analyzing the changing historical and contemporary dynamics of societies in Asia, understanding Asia’s place in the world, and studying the experiences of Asian communities in Canada and around the globe.