This Week @ York for Week of May 27, 2019


  • IMPORTANT DATES! The last date to drop an S1 course without receiving a grade is today, Monday, May 27.

  • The S1 Course Withdrawal Period is May 28 to June 10. Make sure you review the details here.

  • Pride Month is right around the corner! Stay up-to-date by visiting the Pride 2019 webpage.

  • Convocation runs from June 7 to June 21. Check out the pre-convocation checklist and day-of tips here.

Out & About On Campus

  • Guest Lecture: Circular [Bio] Economy: Turning Waste to Wealth with Dr. Guneet Kaur. Learn about the concept of a circular economy where sustainability, material and energy efficiency, reduced waste generation and greenhouse gas emissions help maintain the value of our food, commercial products and more! Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • Symposium: Serious International Crimes, Human Rights and Forced Migration. Join some of the leading authorities in the world of International Criminal Law, International Human Rights and International Refugee Law as they discuss the most critical issues in these fields and how these branches of public international law intersect and impact each other. Registration required. Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31

  • Digital Literacy Week, a collaboration between the City of Toronto, the Toronto Public Library and more than 20 local organizations, will run from Monday, May 27 to Saturday, June 1.

  • Portraits of Digital Canada: A Photo Exhibit. Curated from thousands of photographs donated by IBM, the photos illustrate how influential companies evolved from the early 20th century to today’s era of digital literacy! Monday, May 27 to Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Opening up the Academy – harnessing the power of community collaborations to advance research and scholarship. Join us as Joy Kirchner, Dean of Libraries at York University, dives into trends in citizen participatory research and scholarship that speak to a new vision for the future. Tuesday, May 28, 11 a.m. to noon

  • Apply to become a Science Student Ambassador for Fall/Winter 2019-2020! Science Student Ambassadors are passionate about their time at York and are excited to share it with others. They attend the Ontario University Fair and reach out to other external communities to speak about the Faculty of Science at York University. Deadline to apply is June 3


  • Information Session: Transfer/Mature Student Information Session. Do you know anyone who is interested in applying to York University as a mature or transfer student? Invite them to attend the information session to learn more about programs, admission requirements and the next steps for applicants! Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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 28 and Thursday, May 30, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Global Café, 244 York Lanes

Careers Support

  • Webinar: On the Job Success. Want to make a great impression at work and advance your career? Find out how by attending this webinar! Registration required. Tuesday, May 28, 10 a.m. to noon

  • Workshop: Who Am I? Attend the workshop and play a fun and interactive board game to explore your personality, interests, skills, accomplishments, desires and career curiosities! Wednesday, May 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Student Support Services

  • Off-Campus Housing: Visit our new virtual Off-Campus Housing service to search off-campus housing listings, find roommates and access resources and tips to help make your experience living off-campus a success.

Worth Repeating

  • 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.

  • Construction on Campus: York University is preparing for some transformative construction projects on the Keele campus this spring. The University apologizes for any inconvenience during the construction period. To learn more, visit the construction website.

    • Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building – Exterior panel replacement
    • School of Continuing Studies – New Building Construction
    • James Gilles Roadway Realignment
    • The Quad – Phases 2, 3
  • Changes to Parking: Effective July 2019, the University will be changing its campus parking enforcement process to improve efficiency, effectiveness and fairness to everyone using York U’s parking operations. Before the new process takes effect, the University is offering those individuals with outstanding tickets an opportunity to settle their accounts by way of a ticket relief program, available until September 2019. Learn more at