This Week @ York for Week of November 4, 2019


  • Visit the Pop-up Advising Fair and get academic advising on the spot! Meet with an advisor for help navigating your degree. Monday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Vari Hall, Lassonde and Glendon.

Careers Support

  • 2019 Volunteer Fair. Want to give back to your community? The Career Centre’s annual Volunteer Fair is for York students who want to build career-related skills and gain experience while contributing to the work of a non-profit or charitable organization. Learn more by watching this video. Thursday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vari Hall.

  • Experiential Learning Opportunity: BEST Startup Experience. Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs! Whether you're in engineering, business, science, health, humanities, or more, join other like-minded students and solve some of the world’s most important issues. From climate change, to improving cybersecurity, learn how you can impact society, starting from even the smallest scale. The event will feature workshops, networking opportunities and inspiring keynote presentations. Registration required. Bonus: York students get a 50% discount on tickets, just use the code BESTYork19. Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10. Bergeron Centre.

  • 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.

Out & About On Campus

  • Holocaust Education Week. Hillel York, Student Community Leadership & Development and the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University will be hosting several events and tabling sessions on campus this week to educate and inform the community. Click the link above to register for the events and learn more. Monday, November 4 to Thursday, November 7. Multiple venues

  • 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).

  • Open Forum: York’s Academic Policy, Planning & Research Committee (APPRC) invites you to participate in an interactive forum to help create the next University Academic Plan on Thursday, November 7, 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., second floor of the New Student Centre. Light refreshments will be provided. A Glendon campus date is TBD. Specific details about the interactive forum here.

  • 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.

Money Matters

  • Financial Literacy Month Workshops. Sign up for a workshops hosted by the Student Financial Support Peers in partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants. Topics range from managing debt and credit to the ten healthy habits of financial management. Monday, Novermber 4 and Tuesday, November 5, 11 a.m. to noon. Bennett Centre for Student Services Discovery Room (first floor).

International Connections

  • Tubman Talk Series: On feminizing the academic space in Ghana: the story of a York U Alumna. Join York International for their Tubman Talks series as York U Alumna, Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, former Minister for Education in Ghana, shares her experiences as an academic in Ghana. At this event, she will talk about her experiences as Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, where she was the first female Vice-Chancellor of a state University in Ghana. Thursday, November 7, 2:30 to 4 p.m. 242 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.

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.