Today marks another milestone in the journey to bring the document Building a Better Future: York University Academic Plan 2020-2025 to life with the launch of a visually compelling new website.
The Building a Better Future: York University Academic Plan 2020-2025 website illuminates the new UAP 2020-2025 and its six priorities for action with inspirational, interactive content that is rooted in York University’s history, values and commitment to a more just and sustainable future.
At its core, the UAP 2020-2025 is about coming together to make positive change for York University’s students, campuses, and local and global communities. Both the plan and the website serve as a call to action and contain blueprints that position York University as an agent of positive change in a world facing an unprecedented convergence of trials from climate change, a global pandemic, racism and xenophobia, poverty and inequality.
Dynamic and responsive, the UAP 2020-2025 website illustrates in vivid detail the University’s attention to these trials as articulated in Building a Better Future. The website also addresses the York community’s collective focus on supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs offer a framework for UN member countries to take urgent action in 17 areas that are critical to ensure peace and prosperity for people and the planet. The new website explores the critical details and proposed actions that are contained in the UAP 2020-2025. It offers stories and content showcasing the actions of students, faculty and staff who are responding to this call by bringing their expertise from across disciplines to work together to build new knowledge and tools, develop strategies and craft solutions to global challenges.
The website is a changing entity that will continue to be updated with latest activities and results. University community members are invited to visit the site frequently to explore the plan and offer their stories, inspirational results, and successes.
The UAP’s six priorities for action
The UAP 2020-2025 website highlights in detail the document’s six priorities for action, which are based on the University’s enduring commitment to critical inquiry and the pursuit of knowledge that comes from many differing perspectives and ways of knowing.
- 21st Century Learning: Diversifying Whom, What, and How We Teach
Every York University graduate, regardless of background or field of study, must be equipped with the knowledge, transferable skills, and values to navigate a 21st century world in which change is the only constant.
- Knowledge for the Future: From Creation to Application
As change accelerates around us, York University aims to be more responsive to its communities by generating critical knowledge and works of art, ideas and innovations that engage multiple perspectives while propelling Ontario as a global knowledge-economy leader.
- From Access to Success: Next Generation Student Supports
With many of the University’s students facing current challenges and uncertain futures, York will devote additional attention to supporting students of all backgrounds and circumstances to complete their studies successfully and to realize their full potentials.
- Advancing Global Engagement
York University draws people from around the world who seek to learn from each other and to gain the global fluencies needed to work locally and across borders toward a better future.
- Working in Partnership
York University understands that by partnering with other entities and sectors it gains vital insights and capacity to create positive impact for its students, campuses, and broader communities.
- Living Well Together
Making positive change requires that all members of the University’s diverse community feel welcomed into a sense of belonging, common purpose, and shared responsibility to support and enrich each other’s work.
Building a Better Future: York University Academic Plan 2020-2025 positions York as a university with distinctive capabilities to meet these challenges and uncover the opportunities that lie within them.
To learn more, visit https://www.yorku.ca/uap2020-25/.