This Week @ York for Week of October 19, 2021


  • Take action and help build a more inclusive York community. Complete the Student Equity & Diversity Census before Friday, October 29. Opt-in for a chance to win and iPad Pro, gift cards to Amazon and Uber Eats or YU-Card flex dollars. Check your email for a link or visit the Student Equity & Diversity website.

Learning Skills

  • Learning Skills Workshop: Memory. Develop techniques that will help you transfer all your course work information into your long-term memory, along with the strategies you’ll need to retrieve the information when you most need it. Wednesday, Oct. 20, noon to 1 p.m. Registration required.

    Workshop: Steps to Success: Making the Most Out of Your University Experience. Gain insight on the steps to achieve success at university. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2 to 3 p.m. Registration required.

    Workshop: Managing Academic Stress. Are you feeling overwhelmed by your workload or looking for better ways to handle the daily grind? Learn strategies for handling the anxieties and stresses of university life. Thursday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to noon. Registration required.

    Workshop: Critical Thinking. Log into this workshop and dive into deeper levels of understanding, analysis, critical thinking and evaluation. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required.

    Workshop: Time Management. Are you having trouble balancing school, work and life? Join this workshop and learn practical, personalized approaches to managing your time that work for you. Friday, Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration required.

Careers Support

  • McLaughlin College Lunch Time Talks Series: Preparing for Career Success with Career Education & Development. Learn about the various career supports offered by Career Education & Development. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Registration required.

    IBM Summit Mixer for 2022 Internship Opportunities. Learn about the IBM Summit Program and the application process by meeting with current Summits and Summit alumni during this information session. Thursday, Oct. 21, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Registration required through Experience York.

Connect with Community

  • REDI Workshop: Academic Integrity and Universal Design. Develop an understanding of universal design and academic integrity in an educational environment and consider the ways universal design can become part of a teaching strategy. Thursday, Oct. 21, 10 to 11:30 p.m. Registration required.

  • SCLD Game Nights. Drop into the first game night of the Fall term! Unwind, take a break from studying and meet new people. Join in a variety of games such as Codenames, Jackbox and more. Game nights will be led by students on the Student Engagement Ambassador Team. Friday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Registration required.


  • Writing Centre Workshop: Organize Your Draft. During this Zoom workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about crafting your sentences and organizing your written drafts. Visit the Writing Centre’s Workshops page for more information. Thursday, Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop-Ins Welcome!

  • Library Workshop: Research and Resources @ York University Library: Searching Made Easier. Learn about the Library catalogue, subject databases, newspaper search platforms and more. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Registration required. Spaces are limited.

  • GET WRIT Weekly Livestream Event. Tune in to this livestream event with Writing Centre Professor Rich Shivener, “GET WRIT,” the Writing Centre’s new weekly Livestream on YouTube. Each week, join for livestreams about writing projects, resources, prompts, and conversations with writers in the Writing Department and beyond! Next livestream: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m. Drop-Ins welcome!

Health & Wellness

  • Attend Health Education workshops and be entered to win an Uber Eats gift card!

    Workshop: Mental Health 201 – Peer Support. This workshop provides you with ways to support others peers with mental health concerns. Thursday, Oct. 21, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Registration required.

    Workshop: Meal Planning on a Budget. Learn about shopping for healthier foods, comparing nutrition labels and easier ways to plan your meals on student-friendly budget. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Registration required.

    LIVE Cooking Demo: Spooky Study Snacks - Pick-Me-Up Pumpkin Spice Cookies. Follow @StudentLifeYU on Instagram and learn this easy and delicious pumpkin cookie recipe to help you get through mid-term season without getting spooked! Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1:30 to 2 p.m. Drop-Ins welcome.

Crisis Support and Counselling

  • Art Therapy Group. Join these group sessions hosted by the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (The Centre) and facilitated by Full Circle Art Therapy Centre, and explore the therapeutic benefits of art making: self-expression, stress relief, relaxation and more! No artistic experience required. Email thecentre@yorku.ca to register.

Entrepreneurship Support

  • Kaleidoscope Case Competition (KCC). Register for this unique Case Competition x Conference sponsored by FedEx Corporation and co-hosted by AIESEC in RyersonU x AIESEC in YorkU. Learn about real organizational challenges and practise strategic decision-making. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 20.

    UNHack 2021: Design Solutions - Impact Lives. Sign up for an unforgettable weekend! Work to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Collaborate with a team to address global challenges and network with mentors, startup founders & co-founders. Registration Deadline: Monday, Nov. 15.

Mature Student Support

  • Student-Parents' Get Together. If you're a student-parent, this session is a safe place to create new connections with other parents who are also students, with a sneak peek into new event ideas for the new term. Wednesday, Oct. 20, noon to 1 p.m. Registration required.

  • Citations 101. In this session developed for mature students, you'll learn popular forms of citations used at York and how to access specific resources that will be helpful for your academic journey. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required.