This Week @ York for Week of August 12, 2019

Important Dates

  • Fall/Winter 2019-2020 course and program fees, which will be impacted by the provincial government’s Student Choice Initiative, are now available on the Student Financial Services’ Fees webpage. The Non-Essential Supplementary Fee Opt-Out Form will be available on Thursday, August 15. Visit the Student Choice Initiative website for details.

  • For a list of all important summer dates, please visit the Important Dates calendar.

Out & About On Campus

  • Employment Opportunity: The Division of Students Communications & Marketing Team is hiring for the Work/Study positions of Digital Communications Assistant and Web Development Assistant for the Fall/Winter academic session. You can find the applications for these positions at Experience York, the Career Centre’s full-service career and experiential learning portal.

  • Calling all female fintech entrepreneurs! Submit your fintech concept to the Women in Payments Unicorn Challenge! Make your submission to a panel of industry expert judges the chance to pitch to a panel of industry-leaders and an audience of payments professionals. Submission Deadline: Thursday, August 15.

  • The annual York University Faculty of Education Summer Institute (FESI) 2019. In partnership with Réseau de Savoir sur l’Équité/Equity Knowledge Network (RSEKN), this conference will challenge and question long-held educational beliefs, policies and practices that have become embedded and normalized in educational landscapes. Wednesday, August 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, August 22, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Victor Philip Dahdeleh Building, Room 0001.

  • Enjoy a night on the town and catch Theatre @ York’s production rochdale at Toronto’s acclaimed SummerWorks Performance Festival, one of the most important platforms for launching new work in Canada. Tickets are $15, buy them here! Saturday, August 17, 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. and Sunday, August 18, 6:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre, 1115 Queen Street West.

Learning Skills

  • Grad Student Workshop: Creative Approaches to Self-Care. Develop healthy coping strategies to manage stress and avoid burnout at this three-week art therapy workshop open to York U Grad Students. Registration is required. To register contact Wednesday, August 14, 21 and 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Second Student Centre Meeting Room H3 (Rm. 302).

Careers Support

  • Employer Recruitment Session: Networking Night @ Mondelez. Calling all sales and marketing future leaders! Attend this event and learn more about Mondelez’s incredible brands and for an opportunity to get to know their Senior Leaders. Tuesday, August 13, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 300 Bloor Street West, Suite 1801. Register at Experience York!

  • Workshop: Job Search & 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. Registration required. Wednesday, August 14, 10 p.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. Registration required. Thursday, August 15, 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Webinar: Resumé & Cover Letter Writing. Present your experiences, education and skills in a way that showcases your assets and piques employers’ interest in you. Registration required. Thursday, August 15, 10 a.m. to noon.

  • Webinar: How to Effectively Use LinkedIn. Wondering how to leverage LinkedIn’s features to build your professional network? Attend this webinar and find out! Registration required. Friday, August 16, 10 a.m. to noon.

International Connections

  • International Student Pre-Arrival Online Workshop: Pack Your Bags: Pre Arrival Checklist. York International’s multilingual and multicultural team of senior international students called Global Liaisons lead a series of online information session throughout the summer term. Tuesday, August 13, 9 a.m.

  • Are you a new international student or an upper-year student who wants to help new international students? York International's Global Peer Program is for you! Upper-year students who wish to participate in the program as a peer supporter can sign up here. Peer Supporter application deadline: Thursday, August 15, 4 p.m. Decisions will be communicated via email by Thursday, August 22.

  • International Student Advising. York International’s advisors can assist you with your questions on matters of immigration including study permit, work permit, visas, permanent residence, etc. This service is available in person, by phone or by email. Drop-ins are available from Monday to Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Attention International Students: York University is now partnered with two providers (CIBC and Western Union Business Solutions) who offer secure online portals to easily make payments to York U.

  • Coffee Break @ The Global Café: Join York International for a Coffee Break in the Global Café. Meet new and old friends, ask senior students and York International staff questions about York U or Toronto and relax and enjoy a treat and beverage. Thursday, August 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Global Café, 244 York Lanes.

Worth Repeating

  • 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 at

  • Changes to Parking: The university has changed its campus parking enforcement process to improve efficiency, effectiveness and fairness to everyone using York U’s parking operations. As the new process takes effect, the University is offering individuals with outstanding tickets an opportunity to settle their accounts by way of a ticket relief program, available until September 2019. Learn more at