This Week @ York for Week of March 4, 2019


Out & About On Campus

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2019 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Training. The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) and the Office of Sustainability are inviting you to interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world. Participants will hear a keynote address from Julie Marshall, Canada’s spokesperson for the World Food Programme, and will receive a certificate of completion. Saturday, March 16, 9am to 1pm in Vari Hall.

  • Film Screening: In recognition of International Women's Day, you’re invited to a screening of Martha of the North followed by a Q & A with the subject of the film, Martha Flaherty, hosted by Amy Hull, vice-president of the Aboriginal Student Association at York and member of the Toronto Inuit Youth Advisor. Friday, March 8. 2019, 11a.m. to 1p.m., Kaneff Tower, Room 519. Register here.

  • The 25th annual Eco-Arts and Media Festival. This year’s theme Past-Now, Future Generations takes up the interconnection of all living things across time. All students are welcome, light refreshments included. Monday, March 4, 5 to 7pm.

  • Speaker: An Evening with Rob Oliphant. Join the Glendon School of Public & International Affairs and the Office of Rob Oliphant for an evening of conversation where he will be discussing his eye-witness account of the Rohingya crisis and what Canada has been doing to assist those in the refugee camps across Bangladesh. Monday, March 4, 6 to 8pm, A100 Centre of Excellence, Glendon College.

  • Community Conversations: What is a Guest? What is a Settler? Ruth Koleszar-Green, assistant professor with the School of Social Work, will engage non-Onkwehonweh people and to encourage them to look with fresh eyes at their understandings of their attendant responsibilities. Wednesday, March 6, 3 to 5pm, Curtis Lecture Hall B.


  • 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.

  • 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!

Worth Repeating

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