This Week @ York for Week of May 11, 2021


  • All Community Virtual Town HallJoin President Rhonda Lenton and other York senior leaders during the Virtual Town Hall where they will discuss plans for a return to on-campus activities in Fall 2021 and address questions from community members. The panel will answer questions from students, staff, instructors and faculty. Submit your questions in advance using this Virtual Town Hall question submission formWednesday, May 12, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Drop-Ins Welcome!

  • York University Research Awards Celebration. Please join the President & Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton and the Vice-President Research & Innovation Amir Asif in celebrating the York University Research Awards for 2019 and 2020. Log in and congratulate the award winners on their remarkable achievements. Live Stream: Tuesday, May 11, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Drop-Ins Welcome!

Health & Wellness

  • The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (REI) will be offering REDI series workshops and Anti-Racism REDI series workshops all summer long. All sessions will be offered virtually and are free and open to all York students. Attend at least three of the REDI workshops (90 minutes each) and complete the REDI Online Tutorial to receive a REDI Certificate of Completion! Learn more about the workshops and register at the links above.

  • Anti-Racism Workshop Series: Acknowledging & Addressing Racism. Join this workshop and gain an understanding of how to recognize racism, how it can manifest and what its impacts are. You'll learn about strategies to address barriers to inclusive spaces and become familiar with relevant tools, policies and legislation within the York context. Tuesday, May 11, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required.

International Connections

  • York International Webinar: Prepare for York: Remote Learning Starter Kit. Attend this session and learn the ins and outs of online learning in preparation for your virtual classes this Summer. Wednesday, May 12, 9 to 10 a.m. Registration required.

  • View the York International Events Calendar for the full Virtual Coffee Break weekly schedule. YI’s daily Virtual Coffee Breaks are an online space for international and domestic students from across programs, Faculties, countries and cultures to connect and get to know each other! Student Leaders are on Zoom every weekday with different fun and interesting topics.

Careers Support

  • Careers Webinar: Positive Psychology & Career Well-Being. Join this webinar and learn how to apply positive psychology techniques in your daily life and balance your personal and career well-being amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Wednesday, May 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration required.

  • Workshop: Interview PreparationApproach your next interview or networking event with increased confidence. Learn how to positively influence the first impression and show your best self while answering employers’ questions. Wednesday, May 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Registration required.

  • Webinar: Personality & Career Choice. Join this webinar and get an introduction to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), one of the most widely used assessment tools for personality and career choice. Thursday, May 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required.

Connect with Community

  • Multi-Tenant Housing Stakeholder Meeting for Tenants and Students. Do you live in a multi-tenant house off campus? Join the City of Toronto for a meeting, specifically for students to learn about the proposed multi-tenant housing framework, share input, discuss your perspectives on living in multi-tenant houses and provide suggestions for ways the regulation of multi-tenant houses can be improved. Wednesday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. Registration required.

Student Support Services

  • Student Accessibility Services Information Session for Mature Students. Do you want to know what academic accommodations we can put in place for mature students with disabilities and how to access these supports? Join this session and learn more about Student Accessibility Services and hear answers to your questions about accessing disability related academic accommodations at York. Monday, May 17, 2 to 3 p.m. Registration required.

  • Student Accessibility Services continues to meet with students virtually! Students already registered with Student Accessibility Services can connect with their Accessibility Counsellor by email or via sasinfo@yorku.ca.


  • ICYMI: York Posts Top Scores in Times Higher Education Global Impact Ranking 2021. For the third year in a row, York has been ranked highly by the Times Higher Education (THE) Global Impact Ranking, which ranks universities on their work towards the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year, York has placed 11th in Canada and 67th overall against 1,115 post-secondary institutions from 94 different countries. Read more about it here.

Money Matters

  • Employment Opportunities: There are positions available for students right now with teams such as Career Education & Development! They are now accepting applications for Peer Leader positions for Fall/Winter 2021-2022. Build leadership skills, community connections and York pride. Open to current undergraduate students.  Please check each application deadline.