York University Joins the Business + Higher Education Roundtable

Ottawa, ON

York University has joined the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER). 

“Both BHER and York University recognize the importance of providing access to meaningful experiential learning and work opportunities that allow students to apply their knowledge to solving complex global issues such as climate change, inequality, and the pandemic,” said Rhonda L. Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor of York University. “We look forward to collaborating with BHER to create and strengthen partnerships with diverse businesses and to generate opportunities for these businesses to work with our creative and industrious students, driving positive change in our communities and around the world.”

York University is home to one of the largest and most diverse student populations in the country, with over 55,000 students from 178 countries around the world. With more than 200 programs to choose from, York boasts innovative and interdisciplinary programs such as Canada’s only Space Engineering degree.

With 8,500 work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities, such as internships, co-ops, community placements, and capstone projects, York has experience preparing students for long-term success in the world of work. Joining BHER brings together two like-minded organizations committed to knowledge sharing, improving research partnerships and WIL programming as well as providing resources for students and employers.

“I’m proud to welcome York as a BHER member,” said Dr. Valerie Walker, BHER’s CEO. “York University exemplifies how post-secondary institutions, businesses, and communities can work together to have a truly global impact.”


About the Business + Higher Education Roundtable: 
The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization bringing together some of Canada’s largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions. Since 2015, BHER has worked to harness the strengths of Canada’s business and post-secondary education sectors to build opportunities for young Canadians, boost innovation and drive collaboration. Learn more at www.bher.ca.

Media Contact: Jennifer Schenkel - Senior Manager, Communications - Business + Higher Education Roundtable - @email
About York University:
York University is a modern, multi-campus, urban university located in Toronto, Ontario. Backed by a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners, we bring a uniquely global perspective to help solve societal challenges, drive positive change and prepare our students for success. York's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education. York’s campuses in Costa Rica and India offer students exceptional transnational learning opportunities and innovative programs. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future. 

Media Contact: Barbara Joy – Chief Spokesperson & Director – York University – @email