This Week @ York for Week of November 25, 2019


  • Fall term course evaluations are now open! Voice your opinion and help improve the York U classroom experience for future Lions. Evaluations are easy and anonymous.

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 from the first link above. Deadline for nominations and expressions of interest is Friday, November 29.

  • York U Community Skate. You’re invited to lace up, sip some hot chocolate and join the York community in a free skate this week! If you plan on attending, please register at the link above and bring a non-perishable food item to support the local food bank. You are also encouraged to bring your own skates, but there will be free rentals provided on a first come first serve basis, with limited quantities available. Tuesday, November 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Canlan Ice Sports.

  • The President's Creative Writing Awards. Get writing! The Creative Writing Department, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and The Office of the President are looking for original pieces in the following genres: poetry, short fiction, screenplay and stage-play. 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.

  • 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

  • YI Wellness Week. De-stress with the Global Community! November is a busy month with assignments and finals approaching, but don't forget to take care of yourself and practice self-care. Register for one of many wellness activities this week at the link above. Monday, November 25 to Friday, November 29, multiple days and venues.

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.

Careers Support

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

  • Meet and Greet with the Health and Medical Law Society. Interested in learning more about where health and law intersect? Meet and connect with the executive team of this new club and learn about projected events and plans for this academic year. Wednesday, November 27, 6 to 8 p.m. First Student Centre Rm. 430 (YUGSA Conference Room). Registration required.

  • Entrepreneurial Alumni Speaker Series. Launch YU and the Division of Advancement have partnered on this series featuring top York U alumni entrepreneurs. Come hear York alum Trevor Coleman, co-creator of Muse, the popular brain sensing headband, share how he and his team went from dreaming in the lab to harnessing brain waves to help the world calm itself down. Wednesday November 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Second Student Centre Convention Centre – 2nd Floor. Free. Registration required.

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.

  • On November 15, 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 November 17, 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 York’s response.

  • 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.