This Week @ York for Week of February 19, 2019


  • IMPORTANT DATES! Winter Reading Week runs from Tuesday, February 19, to Friday, February 22. Classes resume on Monday, February 25.

  • The Course Withdrawal Period for Y courses runs until the last day of winter classes (Wednesday, April 3).

  • Ministry deadline to apply for Fall/Winter 2018-2019 OSAP is Tuesday, February 19. Check your status using the course load calculator and ensure you have submitted the correct OSAP application prior to the deadline.

York Pride

  • Come share your lion pride and volunteer for Spring Open House on March 30! It is the largest on-campus student recruitment event of the year where we welcome thousands of prospective students to York. You’ll get a York toque, a red York windbreaker, a pizza lunch and a letter of acknowledgement. Register here.

  • York U Community Consultations. Join York U President Rhonda Lenton for the Community Conversation series. Here’s your opportunity to discuss shared priorities and focus attention on York’s future.

    • Keele Campus: Wednesday, Febraury 27, 10:15am to 12:15pm
    • Glendon Campus: Friday, March 22, 12 to 2pm

    Click here for more details and to RSVP.

  • Telling the York Story survey — you have already received an email from President Lenton inviting you to help clearly define who we are, what we stand for, what we offer and how we are different from other universities. By completing it, you will contribute to identifying and shaping a compelling narrative about why students want to study here. The survey is open until February 22, 2019.

Health & Wellness

  • Are you a York University student who identifies as LGBTQ2S+? Thriving on Campus is an Ontario-wide, bilingual, LGBTQ2S+ campus climate study and the results will inform efforts to foster the acceptance of LGBTQS+ students and promote their wellbeing and academic success. The online survey period runs until Tuesday, April 30. Check out the website to learn more.

Out & About On Campus

  • York University Student Transit Survey: We encourage you to complete this survey by the York Federation of Students (YFS) in an effort to gather more data around student transit use and explore the possibility of a Universal Transit Pass.

  • York wants to know how to better communicate with you, our students. We’ve put together a 10-minute survey to find out what you think about the ways we currently provide information and how we can improve to meet your needs. Complete the survey to enter our draw for ONE of TWO $100 GIFT CERTIFICATES or SIX $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES for the York U BOOKSTORE. The survey is open until February 22, 2019.

International Connections

  • Global Peer Program Ice Skating with Friends. Take a break from your studies and join York International for some fun on the ice! Bring your friends! Skates will be provided, or you can bring your own. Friday, February 22, 11:15am to 1:00pm, meet up at 242 York Lanes, skating at Canlan Ice Sports. Register here.

  • Coffee Break @ The Global Café. Tuesday and Thursday, February 19 and 21, 2 to 4pm. The Global Café, 244 York Lanes.

Money Matters

  • Info Session: Slay your Taxes! Learn about how to file your income tax return, contribution limits, deductions and credits for students, RRSP vs TSFA and non-taxable income in the Discovery Room at the Bennett Centre on Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 and 28, 1 to 2pm. Register here.

Careers Support

Worth Repeating

  • Commemorating Black History Month, McLaughlin College, RISE Sub-Committee of PACHR and the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (CHREI) present Many Rivers to Cross: The African-Canadian Experience, an award-winning photo exhibit presenting audiences with “an impression of the place that those of African descent have long occupied in the Canadian mosaic.” Open until Thursday, February 28, McLaughlin College Art Gallery, Room 001.

  • York International has launched #YIFeel, a mental health and awareness campaign for international students. Through video, blog posts and visual components, YI aims to initiate a dialogue about mental health among international students at York University.