As York University works together to navigate the unanticipated challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a myriad of ways the people of York U are mobilizing and contributing to a better outcome of this global crisis.

This continuously updated selection of news, stories, profiles, and videos captures how our community is creating positive change at a critical time.


The health and academic success of our students is our top priority – they are the heart of York University. We have introduced initiatives to provide crucial support to our domestic and international students during this difficult time and they are finding ways to rise to the new challenges. Read about these efforts here.


We take pride in our dedication and commitment to our local and national communities. This remains a focal point in the face of this crisis. Read about our innovative research and donations that are having an impact throughout our community, across the province and beyond.

The World

The expertise across our Faculties and research centres is being called upon at a time when the world needs it most. Read about how our leading experts are informing positive change that knows no boundaries.


The people of York University take action to make a difference and aren’t content with the status quo. Read stories about the ground-breakers, do-gooders, and helpers – the people who proudly call York University home.