Did You Know?

For two years running, York University has ranked first among Canadian universities in the GreenMetric survey on campus sustainability. For more information, please see here.

The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York was the first of its kind in North America. It was founded in 1968, and remains the largest environmental studies program on the continent with nearly 1,300 graduate and undergraduate students.

The Glendon Forest is over 15 hectares in size, covering half of the entire Glendon campus of York. The forest is a significant part of the Don River Valley ravine network - a valuable forest ecosystem right in the middle of Canada’s largest city!

Approximately 2,000 buses per day visit the Keele campus at York, making it one of the busiest bus terminals in Canada.

York University is the first university in Canada to sell certified fair trade clothing in its campus stores. Provided by Wearfair, the T-shirts are made of 100 per cent fair trade organic cotton certified by TransFair Canada, a member of the Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International.

The Lassonde Building (pictured) at York was one of the first ‘green’ buildings built in Ontario. York now has 6 buildings that meet green building standards, including the Kaneff Tower (KT), which is a LEED Silver certified building.