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York University Libraries (YUL) Advancing SDG 3

Good Health and Well-Being

3: Good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Over the last 15 years, the number of childhood deaths has been cut in half.  This proves that it is possible to win the fight against almost every disease. Still, we are spending an astonishing amount of money and resources on treating illnesses that are surprisingly easy to prevent. Goal 3 promotes healthy lifestyles, preventive measures and modern, efficient healthcare for everyone.


Enhancing Strategies for Research and Teaching to Promote Healthy Lives and Well-being

York University Libraries Provide Research Expertise for UN Research Roadmap for COVID-19 Recovery 

A team of York University Librarians provided research consultations and research strategies for Dr. Steven Hoffman’s, director of Global Strategy Lab, WHO Collaborating Centre on Global Governance of Antimicrobial Resistance, Dahdaleh Distinguished Chair in Global Governance & Legal Epidemiology, and professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science at York University, international research team in the support of his work on UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery. This Roadmap identified the top research priorities needed to support an equitable global socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

UN Research Roadmap for COVID-19 Recovery.

York is committed to disseminating the research performed at the University in ways that make it widely accessible, while protecting the intellectual property rights of its authors. Opening boundaries to access research could not be more relevant today. The urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic demanded that we get this new resource up and running swiftly.

Joy Kirchner, Dean of York University Libraries


YUL Creates a Globally- Accessible COVID-19 Research Guide in 2021

In an initiative spearheaded by the Dean of Libraries, Joy Kirchner, York University Libraries created a comprehensive new resource for researchers around the world. The innovative resource has been used for researchers inside and outside of the University, including collaborators and partners across the globe.

Joy Kirchner, Dean of Libraries
Joy Kirchner, Dean of York University Libraries.

The  COVID-19 research guide provides a range of open access and other materials, such as peer-reviewed research by York faculty members on mathematical modeling, emergency planning best practices, and the social and psychological ramifications of the virus. The guide also enables researchers, collaborators, and partners worldwide with a central place to freely access essential information. Read more here.

COVID-19 adaptation initiatives for research and teaching at YUL were featured on the SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) website.

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