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It’s not enough to just imagine a better future. We need to build a better future – today. Every gift to the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change will have an impact. Your investment will create positive change for our students, our communities and the world around us. Together, we can create a more just & sustainable future.

This is Impact

Support our goals for 2021 and beyond by giving to Impact

The Campaign for York University, which celebrates the University’s effect on the world. We plan to raise $500 million to accelerate our influence in the face of unprecedented global challenges. Our ambitious goal includes $15 million to advance the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change's impact in three major areas.

Mobilizing New Ways of Thinking

Support for five new faculty chairs, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars and interdisciplinary research will strengthen the Faculty’s capacity to offer novel solutions to real-world environmental problems.

Preparing Engaged Global Citizens

Investments will help attract more talented students and provide them with the means and opportunities to explore their passion for changing the world.

Building Stronger Communities

Your gifts to this priority will advance our efforts to take students and research into the community, and bring community partners to campus to enrich learning and research.

Donor Story

Adrienne and Donna Pocock Memorial Award

When Don and Donna Pocock lost their daughter Adrienne in a tragic accident in 2004, they were left reeling. As the couple thought about a way to honour Adrienne’s life, setting up an endowment to support students at York’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change was a natural fit…


It’s not just an award, it’s a community

— — Don Pocock, donor of the Adrienne and Donna Pocock Memorial Award

Donor Story

Q&A with globetrotting alumna

When Linda Starodub returned to York’s Keele campus for the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC), her commitment to supporting York students and their futures only strengthened.


Being at the Faculty’s 50th anniversary a few years ago reminded me how much my career depended on my time at York. It would be great if EUC students could benefit from experiences like mine: being able to discover and forge their own paths, and evolve with ease, with fewer roadblocks.  I found ways to get practical international experience that enriched my academic pursuits. Since it’s not always easy to fund international opportunities, I want my legacy to provide for that in particular.

— —Linda Starodub


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