YCAR’s mandate is to foster and support research at York related to East, Southeast and South Asia, and Asian migrant communities in Canada and around the world. The Centre aims to provide:
- Intellectual Exchange: facilitating interaction between Asia-focused scholars at York, and between York researchers and a global community of Asia scholars;
- Research Support: assisting in the development of external research grants, and administering such projects;
- Graduate Training: supporting graduate student training and research by creating an interdisciplinary intellectual hub, administering a graduate diploma program, and providing financial support for graduate research;
- Knowledge Mobilization: providing a clear public point of access to York’s collective research expertise on Asia, and ensuring the wider dissemination of York research on Asia to academic and non-academic audiences in Canada and around the world.