This Week @ York for Week of November 11, 2019

Out & About On Campus

  • The President’s Working Group on Free Speech is seeking nominations and expressions of interest for participation from students, faculty and staff. The Group’s mandate is to develop guidelines and resources to enable the application of York’s Statement of Policy on Free Speech and to provide a forum for ongoing discussions on how best to preserve open and respectful dialogue on campus. Learn more about the Working Group, York’s Policy and how to submit your interest in a position. Deadline for nominations and expressions of interest is Friday, November 29.

  • Trans Awareness Week Speaker Event. Join YouTube star Stef Sanjati as she discusses growing up as a transgender woman in a small town and launching her career in entertainment. In this talk, Sanjati explains the role childhood trauma played in her career choice and perception of success, as well as the nature of the influencer industry. The event will be followed by a meet and greet and Q&A session. Wednesday, November 13, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Accolade West 205 (ACW 205).

  • President's Prizes in Creative Writing Competition. Get writing! The Creative Writing Department, Faculty of LA&PS and The Office of the President are looking for original pieces in the following genres: poetry, short fiction, screenplay and stageplay. Open to all undergraduate students, you can submit work to more than one category, but may only submit one work per genre. Best entry for each genre gets $400! Submission deadline: Monday, January 13, 2020, 5 p.m.

  • Theatre@York presents: Goodnight Desdemona (Good morning Juliet). A beloved feminist revisioning of two of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, Othello and Romeo & Juliet. This play explores the hypothetical question: what if Shakespeare’s tragedies were actually intended to be comedies? Tickets range from $7 to $20. Show runs from Saturday, November 16 to Saturday, November 23, various times. Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre.

  • Mature Student Connect (Café Hour). Come and experience a warm and inviting atmosphere where you can meet and connect with other mature students on campus. Monday, November 11, 11 a.m. to noon. Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-Time Students.

  • 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.

Athletics & Recreation

  • Men’s Hockey Diabetes Awareness and Dahlgren’s Diabeauties Night. ROCK your RED and donate to support Diabetes Awareness. This isn’t like any other regular season game – it will begin with an on-ice presentation and ceremonial faceoff with former Humboldt Bronco and now York Lions forward Kaleb Dahlgren, a photo opportunity and FREE Lions gear for those who attend! Did we mention admission is free as well? Saturday, November 16, 2:15 p.m. Canlan Ice Sports.

Health & Wellness

  • Workshop: Debunking Stress and Cultivating Well-Being. Learn about the window-of-tolerance model and learn to track your own experiences of stress. Find out about practical tools on improving personal well-being by engaging in activities to boost your self-care and resilience Tuesday, November 12, 2 p.m. 001 Vanier College.

Careers Support

  • Workshop: Job Search & Networking Strategies. Find out how to uncover and create career opportunities by learning how employers fill job openings. Discover ways to build relationships that maximize your job search efforts. Registration required. Wednesday, November 13, 10 a.m. to noon. 103 McLaughlin Centre (Career Centre Presentation Room).

  • Workshop: Suit Yourself: Personality and Career Choice. Find out how your personality may influence your career choices and clarify important aspects of yourself. Registration required. Thursday, November 14, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 103 McLaughlin Centre (Career Centre Presentation Room).

  • Workshop: You’ve Got Skills & Self Reflection. Attend this workshop to learn how to identify and articulate your skills and accomplishments. This experience can help you write a better resume and guide you when you prepare for networking activities and interviews. Registration required. Thursday, November 14, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. **Please note: This workshop will be held at 001 Vanier College**

International Connections

  • 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.

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.