This Week @ York for Week of December 16, 2019

Important Dates

  • The exam period runs until Friday, December 20. Find your exam schedule here.

  • The University is CLOSED from Friday, December 20 to Sunday, January 5, 2020.

  • The first day of classes of the 2020 Winter Term is Monday, January 6, 2020.


  • Happy holidays from President Lenton: “As 2019 comes to a close and we wind down a busy Fall term, I hope you take time over the coming weeks to spend time with friends and family and to remind yourself of the things that matter most. On behalf of the entire University, I wish you and your loved ones the very best for the holidays and the new year.” Please click on this link for a holiday message.

    Don’t forget to check out this holiday video message too!

  • Be sure to check the Keele-Glendon Shuttle Schedule for information on the transportation shuttles operating during the exam period.

International Connections

  • New International Student Orientation. York International encourages international students who are new to York or Toronto to attend. They'll welcome you to campus and teach you all the relevant information you need to know. Sunday, January 5, 2020. Accolade West 109, 86 York Blvd.

  • ACU Summer School 2020 – ‘The Migration Generation? Climate, Youth and Refugees.’ Grad students and final-year undergrads are invited to apply for this summer school program taking place at University of Cape Coast in Ghana in August 2020! Apply to take part in a week of expert lectures by local and international speakers, social events, group project work, networking opportunities, field trips and a chance to immerse themselves in Ghanaian culture and history. Application deadline: Sunday, January 12, 2020.

  • Summer Abroad Information Session. Curious about Summer Abroad courses? This info session will give you all the information you need to apply for a summer abroad program this year. Registration required at the link above. Tuesday, December 17, 2 to 3 p.m. 242 York Lanes.

  • Summer Abroad Drop-In Hours. Do you have questions about which Summer Abroad option works best for you? Drop by the Go Global Café to speak with the Go Global Projects Assistant who coordinates the Summer Abroad program. You can also visit the Summer Programs website for more information. Friday, December 20, 10:30 a.m. to noon. 244 York Lanes.

Careers Support

  • Workshop: Resumé & Cover Letter Writing Group Activity Session. Present your experiences, education and skills in a way that showcases your assets and piques employers’ interest in you. Registration required at Experience York. Tuesday, December 17, 10 a.m. to noon, 103 McLaughlin College (Career Centre Presentation Room).

  • Calling all women entrepreneurs! Submit your application to the Entrepreneurial Leadership & Learning Alliance (ELLA). York has teamed up with the Small Business Enterprise Centers of Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and York Region with a mission to reduce the gap of gender inequality in entrepreneurship. Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 15.

Out & About On Campus

  • 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.

York Pride

  • Biggest Ever Holiday Sale at the Pride Shop. Get some holiday shopping done at York Athletics & Recreation’s Pride Shop before the Holiday Sale runs out! Save up to 20% on brands like Adidas, Champion, Swell and more. Sale runs until Wednesday, December 18. Tait McKenzie Centre.

Worth Repeating

  • 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.

  • 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.