This Week @ York for Week of November 18, 2019


  • On Friday night, a fire at 235 Gosford Blvd in the Jane/Steeles neighborhood displaced hundreds of residents. York values our place within our surrounding community and immediately offered assistance. On Sunday afternoon, the Red Cross helped families, children and pets move into York University’s Tait McKenzie Centre as a temporary shelter. Our thoughts continue to be with all who have been affected by the fire. Learn more about the fire and York’s response.

Out & About On Campus

  • National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. Join us and take action against gender-based violence. Participate in one of many community events across campus focused on inspiring and educating the community, while honouring the 14 victims of the École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal. Learn more about the community events and the history behind this cause at the link above. Monday, November 25 to Friday, December 6, multiple venues.

  • 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.

  • Announcement: York is a welcoming university that is committed to providing members of its community with a supportive environment for breastfeeding and lactation. Community members can use lactation spaces at any of the University’s campuses, subject to health and safety requirements. The locations of these spaces are included in the interactive maps of the Keele and Glendon campuses. Find more information on this topic on the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion website.

  • 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 until Saturday, November 23, various times. Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre.

  • Regenesis Free Store. A space where clothing and common household items are offered for FREE. It helps reduce landfill waste, provides items to those who need them and strengthens the sense of community by encouraging people to share and exchange items. Click here to volunteer. Wednesday, November 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Square.

Health & Wellness

  • YU Got This. Scott Library will be filled with puppies, free snacks and lots of activities! Put together by Learning Skills, The Learning Commons and Health Education and Promotion, this event will provide you with a variety of study and wellness tips to help you start exam season on the right foot. Did we mention puppies? Wednesday, November 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scott Library, second floor.

Careers Support

  • The Career Lounge is OPEN until Tuesday, December 3! No appointment is necessary. Check out the upcoming schedule at the link above.

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.