This Week @ York for Week of May 13, 2019

Out & About On Campus

  • Register for MobilizeYU! Take part in a 6-part interactive course on knowledge mobilization. The course will be taught by leading knowledge mobilization professionals and researchers and take place from June 3-19 in Kaneff Tower. Participants can also attend online via Zoom. Register here by May 27!

  • Pride Community Quilt Event: Join SexGen York for a Pride quilt-making event! Decorate squares that will be used to create a large community quilt, which will hang in York Lanes in June and be used throughout Pride month celebrations. All members of the York Community are encouraged to attend this free event. Wednesday, May 15, 1 p.m. South Ross Room 802. Additional opportunities to participate in quilt-making are available throughout the month of May. Inquire here.

  • Get outside and find the Sakura Cherry Trees on Campus! More than 100 sakura cherry trees on campus are currently in bloom! The best display of these beautiful flowers is located adjacent to Calumet College. There are also pockets around Keele campus along Campus Walk, and small groups outside the Tait McKenzie Centre and the Schulich School of Business.

  • Keynote by Imogen Heap and Creative Passport Workshop: Join Grammy Award-winning musician Imogen Heap in the Transmedia Lab for a keynote talk and Q&A conversation! After the keynote, attendees are encouraged to stay for a Creative Passport workshop led by Imogen and the Mycelia group on digital rights management for artists. Saturday, May 18, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Transmedia Lab, 103 Accolade West Building.

  • Screening of Ali Kazimi’s Film Continuous Journey: Join the screening and discussion of York U Cinema & Media Arts Professor Ali Kazimi’s film Continuous Journey. The film is an inquiry into the largely ignored history behind an immigration policy called the Continuous Journey Regulation of 1908. Tuesday, May 14, 2 to 5 p.m. Nat Taylor Cinema

York Pride

  • Provide feedback on the new IT Strategic Plan! The IT Strategic Plan Steering Committee will be accepting community feedback on the document until Tuesday, May 14. Implementation of this feedback will be the final step in developing the 2019-2024 IT Strategic Plan. Let your voice be heard here!

Careers Support

  • Workshop: Interview Preparation. Learn how you can influence the first impression you make and show your best self while answering employers’ questions. Tuesday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 103 McLaughlin College (Career Centre Presentation Room).

  • Workshop: Job Search and 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. Wednesday, May 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 103 McLaughlin College

  • Workshop: Suit Yourself: Personality and Career Choice. Find out how your personality may influence your career choices and clarify important aspects of yourself. Thursday, May 16, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 103 McLaughlin Centre (Career Centre Presentation Room).

International Connections

  • Coffee Break @ The Global Café: Join York International for a Coffee Break in the Global Cafe! Meet new and old friends, ask senior students and York International staff questions about York or Toronto, and relax and enjoy a treat and beverage. Tuesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 16, 2 to 4 p.m.. The Global Café, 244 York Lanes.

Worth Repeating

  • The Career Centre has relaunched their T.A.S.T.E. Mentoring Program on the new Experience York platform. T.A.S.T.E. provides York Students with an opportunity to talk face to face with a York Alumna/us about their career-related interests. Check out the step-by-step guide or this video on how to enroll and apply now!

  • Plug into Grad Life — the official podcast of the Faculty of Graduate Studies! GradLife features interviews with the faculty, staff and students involved in York U’s interdisciplinary graduate programs. Learn more about our impactful research, eye-opening events and the diversity of thought and opinions that enrich grad studies @ YorkU. Available through iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and Soundcloud.