Research Centres and Initiatives

Our Research Centres bring together faculty members from different disciplines to foster collaboration in areas where York is a recognized leader. Researchers in the Faculty of Health are members of 11 different Research Centres at York, including the centres and initiatives listed below, creating and mobilizing knowledge to address complex health issues.

Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC)

MHRCMuscle Health Research Centre (MHRC)

The Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC) provides a centralized and focused research emphasis on the importance of muscle health for the overall health and well-being of Canadians.  The first organized research unit in the Faculty of Health dedicated to biomedical sciences, the purpose and intent of this Centre is to facilitate the integrated study of muscle biology in the broadest terms, including muscle development, disease, metabolism, and adaptation to exercise from molecular, cellular and whole body perspectives.

LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research

lamarshLaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research

The LaMarsh Centre is home to York University faculty who share a common interest in promoting scientific understanding of youth and the challenges they face in today’s society. The Centre aims to support and disseminate interdisciplinary research with a particular focus on the health and wellbeing of Canada’s youth. Preventing youth violence and promoting positive development is the central focus of the Centre.

York University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE)

agingYork University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE)

The Faculty of Health's newest Research Centre, YU-CARE has a mandate to develop interdisciplinary and culturally-relevant knowledge on how to optimize functioning in aging. The Centre also aims to promote optimal functioning throughout the aging process on individual, system and societal levels, and to build capacity in optimal aging research, education and practice.

Centre for Vision Research (CVR)

CVRCentre for Vision Research (CVR)

CVR is an international leader in human and machine vision research. Work at the Centre is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, rooted in a fundamental research program that merges techniques in human psychophysics, visual neuroscience and computational theory.

Dahaleh Institute for Global Health Research (DIGHR)

YIHRDahaleh Institute for Global Health Research (DIGHR)

DIGHR is a catalyst fostering the transformation of ideas and evidence to action from local to global contexts. Through dialogue and collaboration, members of the Institute engage in research and capacity development to co-create evidence needed to support solutions that address global health challenges.

The Health Ecosphere Innovation Pipeline

The Health Ecosphere Innovation Pipeline

Funded by FedDev Ontario, the Health Ecosphere Innovation Pipeline is a collaboration of York University, Southlake Regional Health Centre, the University Health Network and 36 partners working together to develop personalized health technologies and state-of-the-art enterprise solutions for customized health management and care.

Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA)

Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA)

Funded by the Canada-First Research Excellence Fund, VISTA will integrate the biological and computational vision research of five York Faculties, five research centres, and over 50 partners to produce technologies that will help people live healthier, safer, and more productive lives. VISTA aims to be the world’s premier nexus for transdisciplinary, translational vision research.

York MRI Facility

York MRI Facility

Our facility offers access to high field, full service MRI capacity at York University. We have extensive MR compatible research tools, a full-time medical MRI Technologist and MRI Analyst. We support R & D phase medical device development and technology. We also support academic research with a specialty in neuroimaging. We allow extensive windows of scanner time enabling faster and more cost-effective turn-around for research, product development and testing.