Welcome to Robarts

(18 March 2020) Message from Dr. Gabrielle A. Slowey,
Director Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies

Please note that due to the current crisis, please note that the Robarts Centre offices are physically closed, but we remain active in virtual mode. We are here and available in a virtual capacity to help support our associates and their research related needs.

Our contact information can be found here: https://robarts.info.yorku.ca/contact-us/

Also, a reminder that the Robarts Centre is continuing to accept applications for the Visiting Professorship in Canadian Studies, which is open to faculty members from outside of Canada. For more information please visit: Lorna Marsden Visitorship https://robarts.info.yorku.ca/…/robarts-centre-visiting-pr…/ (original deadline March 27, 2020).

Nominations are also open for the Odessa Prize for the Study of Canada (an award for the best essay written in English or French in an undergraduate fourth-year course on a topic relevant to the study of Canada): https://robarts.info.yorku.ca/awards/odessa-prize/

For more information about York University’s response to COVID-19, please see: https://coronavirus.info.yorku.ca


Gabrielle Slowey
Director, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies
Department of Politics


SCANNED FROM THE TORONTO STAR LIBRARY *U42 GRAPHIC Premier John Robarts. Photo taken by R. Olsen/Toronto Star July 16, 1969. Also published 19690830 with caption: John Robarts.

Honourable John P. Robarts

York University has one of the largest concentrations of Canadian specialists in the world. In recognition of this fact, the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies was established in 1984 with support from the private sector and matching grants from the Secretary of State and the Province of Ontario. It was named in memory of the Honourable John P. Robarts (1917– 1982), seventeenth Premier of Ontario (1961–1971) and seventh Chancellor of York University (1977–1982).  Learn more.

The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies is located on the Seventh Floor of the Kaneff Tower on the main campus of York University.

What we do:

As a designated Organized Research Unit of York University, the Robarts Centre provides leadership, funding, presentation and publication opportunities for graduate students. In addition to an annual student-run graduate conference, the Robarts Centre offers the following funding opportunities:

Faculty and postdoctoral fellows working with the Robarts Centre offer a wide range of expertise related to the study of Canada. The centre hosts high-level seminars and aims to support the activities of Canadian specialists at York University across a broad spectrum of topics. Academic visitors are invited to apply to participate in the activities of the centre. The Robarts Centre offers office space for faculty associates as well as the following funding opportunities: