This Week @ York for Week of February 25, 2019


York Pride

  • York listens and acts: your feedback is important.

    2018 Budget Consultation Summary. Results of the University community consultation meetings in Fall 2018 to develop the 2019-20 budget, identifying the most urgent budget priorities and where the community believes the University should be investing going forward.

  • 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.

Health & Wellness

  • Selected students will receive the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey in a few short weeks! By completing this confidential survey, you can provide York with meaningful data about student health habits, behaviours and perceptions. Be one of the first 1,500 participants and receive $5 or $10 credit on your YU-Card!

  • 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 30Check out the website to learn more.


  • Info Session: York-Seneca Concurrent Degree/Diploma Programs. Have a creative edge or a passion for storytelling? The York University-Seneca College concurrent degree/diploma program might be for you! Attend this session and learn how you can finish your York degree and earn a specialized Seneca diploma in Broadcasting (TV or radio), Journalism or Creative Advertising. Wednesday, March 6, 1:30 to 3pm, Atkinson Room 109. RSVP for the information session to learn more about the programs.

  • Workshop: Looking Ahead to Another Year. This workshop for newly transitioning mature and transfer students is essential to achieving academic goals with respect to the ins and outs of academic pathway planning. Thursday, February 28, 12 to 2pm, and Saturday, March 2, 10am at the Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-Time Students.

  • Reminder: The registration deadline for the Las Nubes Semester Abroad is Monday, March 5. Don’t miss your chance to earn York credits while exploring beautiful Costa Rica!

Money Matters

  • Living in Canada Session: Banking 101: Financial Literacy and Fraud Prevention. An informative and fun workshop on the basics of banking and how to avoid financial fraud while in Canada featuring an expert from Royal Bank of Canada. All attendees will get a chance to win prizes and eat free pizza! Tuesday, February 26, 12 to 2pm, 242 York Lanes. Register here.

  • 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 2 pm. Register here.

Careers Support

  • The LaunchYU Speaker Series features York alumnus and successful entrepreneur Jay Klein, CEO and Founder of The PUR Company. Thursday, February 28, Second Student Centre, 6 to 8pm. Registration is free!

  • Alumni Panel: Meet Your Major. Network with alumni at the second annual alumni panel at Founders College and learn about their experience at York, life after university and their current jobs. The panel will include graduates from: Social Work, Psychology, History, Geography, Education, Kinesiology, Environmental Studies and more! Wednesday, February 27, 6 to 8pm, 305 Founders College.

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.