This Week @ York for Week of February 28, 2024


  • We understand that this may be a challenging and confusing time for many students. Remember that student services are available and there are resources that can help. If you have questions about the labour disruption, visit the FAQs section on the labour disruption website for the most accurate and up to date information. You can also reach out to vpstudents@yorku.ca if you need additional support.

Black History Month

Worth Repeating

  • Summer Programs at YorkU Partners. Explore how you can earn credits towards your degree this summer by studying in another country. Application deadline Friday, March 1.

  • Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award. Nominate a student whose leadership has made a valuable contribution to the York community. These awards recognize leadership, dedication, integrity, enthusiasm and the pursuit of excellence. Nomination deadline Friday, March 15.

Learning Skills

  • Road to Research Success: How to find scholarly articles and books through YorkU Libraries. Discover the right resources for your academic work, how to navigate the library website, starting your research with subject guides and more. Virtual event. Thursday, February 29, 7 to 8 p.m. Registration required. 

  • Zines for self-expression and activism.  Create a mini zine – a non-commercial homemade magazine – while discovering the history of zines, their use in social movements and how they are used as a mode of self-expression. Keele Campus. Thursday, February 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m. 305 Scott Library. Registration Required.

  • Getting started with 3D printing. Explore how 3D printers work by learning each step of the printing process, from 3D modelling to printed objects. Keele Campus. Friday, March 1, noon to 1:30 p.m. 206 Scott Library. Registration Required.

  • Motivation and Productivity. Learn about mechanisms that can help enhance your self-motivation and productivity levels at school and home. Virtual event. Tuesday, March 5, 1 to 2 p.m. Registration Required.

Careers Support

  • Job Search and Networking Strategies webinar. Be more effective with your job search efforts by learning how to uncover and create career opportunities. Virtual event. Thursday, February 29, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration required.

Get Involved

  • Sustainability Strategy Renewal Community Consultation. Inform the renewal of York’s 2024-2030 Sustainability Strategy by attending a feedback session or completing a survey. Virtual event and Keele Campus. Various dates and times available. Registration required.

  • Supporting Open & Respectful Dialogues Program. Join the Division of Equity, People and Culture for their new program aimed at shining light on the University’s purpose and principles. Discussions will include complex issues and demonstrating respect for others’ dignity and freedoms.

  • Video Game Preservation Talk followed by Tetris Film Screening. Join the discussion about the importance of preservation for video games. Stay for a screening of the film Tetris, based on the race to license and patent the game. Keele Campus. Thursday, February 29, 2:30 to 6 p.m. 326 Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts. Registration required.

  • Bring It On. Spend a fun evening at the theatre creating memories and watching a musical based on the movie Bring It On. Keele Campus. Various dates and times available starting Friday, March 1, Fred Thury Studio Theatre, Vanier College. Ticket purchase required.

  • Dome Open House @ York Lions Stadium. Chat with personal trainers on campus while participating in a yoga demo or joining a range of activities such as dry-land swim drills, cornhole and more. Keele Campus. Monday, March 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. York Lions Stadium. No registration required.

Health & Wellness

  • Mindful Painting. Art can be a form of therapy – lower your anxiety and improve your mental health by stimulating the creative side of your mind. Keele Campus. Thursday, February 29, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. W319 Bennett Centre. Registration required.

  • A Student's Guide to Physical Activity. Maintaining your physical activity can benefit you in various aspects of your life. Join the peer health educator team to learn about resources and tips to get started on your physical activity journey. Keele Campus. Thursday, February 29, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. W319 Bennett Centre. Registration required.

  • Speed Painting: Cherry Blossoms. Express yourself and decompress by learning how to make a painting of cherry blossoms. Keele Campus. Friday, March 1, 5 to 7 p.m. 101 Stong College. Registration required.

  • Grounding Techniques 101. Learn grounding techniques built to help manage the stress we encounter in our lives. Virtual event. Monday, March 4, 11 a.m. to noon. Registration required via email at thecentre@yorku.ca.

  • Cyber Security Awareness: Digital Well-being. Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools essential for maintaining vigilance and safeguarding your digital presence. Virtual event. Tuesday, March 5, 10 to 11 a.m. Registration required.