interdisciplinary crayonsYork University is a leading research innovator in Canada. Working across disciplines and with global partners, we develop ideas and connect with policymakers and practitioners to create meaningful change and a more globally competitive Canada.

Research in Interdisciplinary Studies has taken place in every discipline and spans the spectrum of programs from the pure and applied sciences to business, law, fine arts, the humanities and social sciences. YorkU itself  has renowned research strength in areas such as space science, vision science, aboriginal and indigenous studies, history and psychology. Home to 24 research centres, our commitment to taking focused risks and our passion for innovation stakes a claim to a future that touches almost every facet of complex world issues.

Research within the Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Studies is determined by the projected projects pitched by successful applicants. Once admitted, the student and three wise scholars from YorkU come together to shape the Interdisciplinary Research Project. Have a look at what the students and faculty are saying in our new films. Have a look at some of the student, faculty and alumni profiles. Have a look at some of the creative thesis components. Then come to an INFO session and have a coffee with the Director to discuss your ideas.