This Week @ York for Week of December 9, 2019

York Pride

  • Applications for the Winter Term of the President’s Ambassador Program are open. Designed to provide York students with a unique perspective on the University, the program offers opportunities for current students to serve as representatives of York at a number of institutional and community events, and to share their experiences as York students with fellow students, staff, faculty and alumni. Application deadline: Friday, December 13. Interviews will take place in January.

  • 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.

Out & About On Campus

  • 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.

  • International Human Rights Day. Join McLaughlin College in their commemoration of the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Enjoy an intriguing panel and engage with issues related to the human rights of refugees and refugee law. Tuesday, December 10, noon to 2 p.m. 140 McLaughlin College, Senior Commons Room.

  • Board Game Breather. Visit The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education for an afternoon of board games and relaxation. Unwind, de-stress from exams and connect with others. Friday, December 13, 2019, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 301 York Lanes.

  • 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.


  • Info Session: How to Prepare for Grad Studies at York. Are you an undergraduate student interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the future? Learn about all of York’s different graduate studies opportunities, the best ways to prepare while you’re pursuing your undergrad, as well as the ins and outs of the application process! Next Session: Wednesday, December 11, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bennett Centre for Student Services, Discover York room (first floor).

Careers Support

  • Career Centre 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. Tuesday, December 10, 10 a.m. to noon. 103 McLaughlin Centre (Career Centre Presentation Room).

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

  • 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.