This Week @ York for Week of October 28, 2019

Out & About On Campus

  • Volunteer Opportunity: Share your lion pride and volunteer for Fall Campus Day on Saturday, November 16! We are looking for enthusiastic York students to welcome visitors at one of our largest events of the year. Volunteer for the full day and receive a York toque, a red York windbreaker, a pizza lunch and have your participation acknowledged on your cocurricular record. Apply here.

  • United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Training. Interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing Sustainable Development Goals around the world. Be one of 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the goals in colleges and universities across Canada and receive a certificate of training completion to add to your resume! Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • The Becoming YU Off-Campus Program. Do you volunteer, coach, tutor or work at a part-time job off-campus? Make sure you get the most out of your off-campus experiences by connecting them to leadership and career potential. Learn more about the Becoming YU program and register at the link above. Deadline: Monday, November 4.

  • FIND YOUR ZONE. Find friends. Find community. Find connections. Back by popular demand – this event, hosted by York’s RED Zone, is about getting involved in campus life, finding your community and making friends. There will be free food and activities including esports, a photo booth, crafting Halloween props and speed friending Wednesday, October 30, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 280N York Lanes.

  • 2019 York Cares United Way Campaign – CN Tower Climb. Have you ever wanted to climb the CN Tower? If so, this is the opportunity for you to prove yourself, represent York, support your city and have fun too. Each year, the York community comes together in support of the United Way to benefit local agencies and programs – some of which impact York students directly. Register at the link above and join the rest of the York community by rising to the challenge this Saturday, November 2.

  • Regenesis YUM! Market. Regenesis provides access to a diverse selection of fresh & healthy, locally grown, fairly traded, natural and organic foods and products using a model that creates the least environmental impact and reflects the diversity and values of the York community. Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Square. Click here to volunteer.

Health & Wellness

  • Panel Discussion: Restorative Approaches to Sexual Violence on Campus: Exploring the Issues. The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education presents a panel discussion exploring the possibilities and challenges of developing restorative justice approaches for responding to cases of sexual violence in postsecondary contexts. Friday, November 1, noon to 2 p.m. ACW 205.

Money Matters

  • Financial Literacy Month Workshops. Sign up for one of four workshops hosted by the Student Financial Peer team in partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants. Topics range from managing debt and credit to the ten healthy habits of financial management. October 28 to November 5, various times. Bennett Centre for Student Services Discovery Room (first floor).

International Connections

  • Did you know York is working on an Internationalization & Global Engagement Strategy? York International will host an open consultation this week and your input matters! Please stop by and share your ideas on ways the university should further engage with its local and global community. Tuesday, October 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vari Hall. Can’t make it? Please complete our online survey. Follow the link above to find out more about the strategy and read the Issue Paper.

  • Health Info Session for International Students. Join York International at a Health Info Session, where you will learn about the healthcare system in Canada, your UHIP plan, your YFS/GSA plan and the difference between the two. You will also be able to get your UHIP card on the spot! Registration required at the link provided. Tuesday, October 29, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 280N York Lanes

  • Interested in going on exchange, spending a summer studying abroad or doing an internship abroad? Learn more at an Information Session, hosted by York International. Register for an on-campus session and get all the information you need to start planning your next adventure! All sessions are in 242 York Lanes.

Careers Support

  • Industry Panel: Meet the Women of Toronto Tech. IEEE YorkU Women in Engineering (co-sponsored by WiCSE) present a panel of product managers, software engineers, founders, and chief technical officers of start-ups in Toronto. Learn tips and tricks from those currently in the industry and take advantage of this amazing networking opportunity! All students welcome with free refreshments and snacks provided. Tuesday, October 29, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. BERG 125. Can't make it? The event will be livestreamed on the IEEE YorkU Student Branch Facebook page.

Worth Repeating

  • Let your voice be heard! Throughout this month and November, approximately 59,000 undergraduate and graduate students will receive an invitation to take part in StudentMoveTO – Canada’s largest study on student transportation.

  • Announcement: Effective January 2019 Canada Revenue Agency replaced the T2202A form with a new T2202 form that requires York University to include your Social Insurance Number (SIN) on your form. Please ensure you have provided your SIN in your Student Personal Information record by February 1, 2020.