York expanded rapidly in the 1960s, establishing new faculties and programs such as Atkinson College for part-time degree studies, the Centre for Research in Experimental Space Science, the Institute of Social Research and the Faculty of Administrative Studies. OSGOODE HALL Law School, established in the 19th century by the Law Society of Upper Canada, became affiliated with York in 1968.
York offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Its 11 faculties include arts, education, environmental studies, fine arts, health, science, engineering, Glendon college and graduate studies. Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business are both considered to be pre-eminent academic global leaders. York offered Canada's first PhD in Women's Studies and the first international MBA, and it has 28 research centres including the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security.
York is the third largest university in the country. It has an academic community of approximately 55 000 students and 7 000 faculty and staff, as well as 250 000 alumni worldwide. York's motto is "Tentanda Via" ("The Way Must Be Tried") and its colours are white and red.
Author B. BEATON
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