This Week @ York for Week of January 31, 2023


  • Overcoming Fear of Failure (Black Excellence). Join Black Excellence at York University (BE YU) leads to learn how to understand relationships and the differences between growth and a fixed mindset. You will learn how to apply resilience and perseverance personally and professionally, just as leaders would. Tuesday, January 31, 1 to 2 p.m. Registration required.

  • Markham Community Skate Day. Join the fun at the Markham Civic Centre Outdoor Ice Rink and enjoy skating, hot chocolate and more at the annual event. You’ll have an opportunity to connect with fellow community members and learn more about the new Markham Campus and its innovative programs. Saturday, February 11, 1 to 3 p.m. Registration not required.

  • Community Budget Consultations 2023-24. Learn about York’s budget model, current financial framework, planned investments and challenges to be considered for the year ahead. Attendees will have the opportunity to voice what is important to them, and how York should consider allocating investments moving forward to advance our collective strategic priorities. Wednesday, February 15, 3 p.m. Registration required.

Careers Support

  • Career Lounge. Explore the hybrid Monday to Friday schedule and find a date that works for you to ask career peer educators job-related questions. Keele campus. 202 McLaughlin, or via Zoom. Registration not required.

  • Find Career Support at the Learning Commons. Have a question about your career? Connect with a representative from Career Education & Development. Visit the Learning Commons to explore career resources available to you. Keele Campus. Every Tuesday, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Learning Commons in Scott Library. Registration not required.

  • On-Campus Job Fair. Are you looking to find a part-time job during the school year? The job fair is a great way to meet employers who are hiring, build career related skills and gain work experience while studying at York. Keele Campus. Thursday, February 2, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Vari Hall. Registration not required.

  • Employer Recruitment Sessions: Government of Canada. Learn more about roles within Public Services and Procurement Canada and the Department of National Defence. Multiple sessions available throughout the week. Registration not required.

Learning Skills

  • Presentation Skills. Explore strategies to help you feel confident and deliver a great presentation. Wednesday, February 1, 10 to 11 a.m. Registration required.

  • Motivation & Procrastination. Learn how to overcome procrastination and find motivation to help you work towards your goals. Wednesday, February 1, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Registration required.

  • Critical Thinking. Explore the many levels of analysis and evaluation to gain a stronger grasp on the content you learn at university. Friday, February 3, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Registration required.

  • Tests, Midterms, Exams, Oh My! Learn tips and strategies you can use before, during and after tests to feel prepared and confident. Monday, February 6, 11 a.m. to noon. Registration required.

  • Study Strategies that Work. Discover what our brains are doing while we learn and find study strategies proven to help material stick. Monday, February 6, 1 to 2 p.m. Registration required.

Mature Student Support

  • Writing Workshop Series for Graduate Students. Work on developing and refining your writing and learn concrete enhancing techniques. Sessions cover everything from the beginning of the writing process to the final stages of revising and submitting. Friday, February 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration required.

International Student Support

  • Spend your Summer Abroad. Take courses outside of Canada this summer and earn credits towards your degree. Explore a new culture, country and develop language skills to discover something entirely new – the world is your classroom!

  • International Research Mobility Experience. Canada and Latina America Research & Exchange Opportunities (CALAREO) has internship opportunities for students who completed two years of their program. Find out more about this internship and funding opportunities with Global Learning.

  • Full time work eligibility for international students. Some international students can work full-time off campus! Normally, the maximum number of hours during the academic term for international students is 20 hours. However, the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has announced that students may be eligible for full time off-campus work. Take a quiz to find out if you are eligible for full-time off campus work.

Health & Wellness

  • Student Counselling, Health & Well-being (SCHW) offers several support groups to show you that you are not alone, help you make new friends on campus and develop feelings of trust and support with group members. Every session is led by SCHW facilitators who promote a safe and positive space for participants.

    Upcoming support groups include:
    2SLGBTQIA+ Support Group. Bi-weekly event, Tuesday, January 31, 3 to 4 p.m. Registration required.
    Gay Men’s Support Group. Every Wednesday, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required.

  • The Health Education & Promotion team at SCHW is hosting several peer-led virtual and in-person workshops throughout the winter term. They cover several topics – including self-care, procrastination, relationships, finding mental health resources and more.
    Upcoming workshops include:
    Partying Safer. Tuesday, February 7, 10 to 11 a.m. Registration required.

Get Involved

  • Summer Study Abroad in Costa Rica - Las Nubes Project. Take York credits while exploring Costa Rica. Learn more about the courses we offer, accommodation, funding opportunities, and more at our upcoming information session. Open to undergrad, in third and fourth year, and graduate students. Wednesday, February 8, 2:30 p.m. Registration required.