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.

York Institute for Health Research (YIHR)

YIHRYork Institute for Health Research (YIHR)

Research at YIHR proceeds from the assumption that the health of individuals and communities reflects a host of interating variables - social, political, behavioural, economic, biological, cultural and historical. YIHR bridges the divide between the sciences and social sciences to create real-world health solutions.

Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet)

The Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet)

The Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet) is a research consortium celebrating Canada's international leadership in the neuroscience of action and perception. The mandate of CAPnet is to promote major collaborative projects both between the core member universities and with their academic, clinical, and industrial partners. The long-term goal of CAPnet is to understand how the brain allows most people to perceive and move in the world - and how we might help the people who have trouble with these basic functions.

The Connected Health and Wellness Project

The Connected Health and Wellness Project

Funded by FedDev Ontario, the Connected Health and Wellness Project (CHWP) brought together 19 public, private and academic partners to enhance life-long wellness through improved access to trusted health information, health coaching and technology advancements that sustain wellness.

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.