The Academic Innovation Fund supports initiatives that advance York’s strategic priorities in relation to teaching, learning and the student experience.

Phase 2 Funding

Want to shape the future of teaching, learning and the student experience at York University? Apply now for Phase 2 funding and tell us about your innovative project!

Application packages are now available for Category I & Category II funding. Deadline for submission is February 12, 2016.

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Need help getting your project off the ground? We've partnered with departments University-wide that can help you with staffing, technology, communications and more.

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Looking for inspiration?
Check out the fantastic projects!

eLearning Innovation

Video on The Development of a Sustainable, Quality e-Learning Program for the Faculties of Health and LA&PS

The Development of a Sustainable Quality e-Learning Program

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An introduction video to YU SPARK - York University Student Papers and Academic Research Kit

Virtual Learning Commons

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All eLearning Projects


Experiential Education Innovation

A video on experiential education in the faculty of health

Experiential Education: Engaging Undergraduates, Faculty and Community

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A video on the business and public administration internship program

Business & Public Administration Internship Program

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All Experiential Education Projects


Student Experience Innovation

A video on fostering First-Year Student Engagement and Academic Success through the HealthAid Network

Fostering First-Year Student Engagement, Academic Success through the HealthAid Network

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A video on YU Start - A new student transition program

YU Start, A New Student Transition Program

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All Student Experience Projects


About The Academic Innovation Fund

Three essential systems emerge from AIF

A video introduction to the Academic Innovation Fund

The Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) was created in 2010 to provide an investment in innovation and change at York. The AIF aims to develop models and structures that can be applied across the University for the benefit of all York students.

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Contact Us
For more information about the Academic Innovation Fund, contact the Office of the Associate Vice-President Teaching & Learning:

Phone: 416-736-5280