Graduate Associates are students registered in graduate programmes at York University and engaged in research on Asia or Asian Diasporas as defined by the YCAR mandate.

To learn more about how you can engage with and benefit from affiliation with YCAR, please click here.

The application form is available here.

YCAR will contact you after we have received your completed application to confirm receipt and/or if we require additional information before considering your application. All applications go before the YCAR Membership Committee, which meet three times per academic year: 15 April, 15 October, 15 December. Applications will be reviewed shortly after each deadline. Please note that the Membership Committee will not review applications outside of these time periods.

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