This Week @ York for Week of August 19, 2019


  • 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 is now available. Visit the Student Choice Initiative website for details and a link to the form. The deadline to Opt-Out is Wednesday, September 18.

  • For a list of all important summer dates, please visit the Important Dates calendar. For a list of all important dates for the Fall/Winter academic session, please visit the 2019-2020 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.

  • Volunteer Opportunity: Come share your lion pride and volunteer for Parent & Family Orientation 2019 on August 31! Help transition new students and their families to York, gain volunteer hours and make new friends while showing off our great University! Register online to be a volunteer before next week!

  • 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.

Careers Support

  • Webinar: On the Job Success. Attend this webinar and learn how to make a great impression on the job and advance your career! Registration required. Tuesday, August 20, 10 a.m. to noon.

  • Workshop: What Can I Do With My Degree? Attend this workshop to learn how the skills you’re developing in your degree and the experiences you’re gaining while at York will help build a foundation for your future. Registration required. Wednesday, August 21, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

International Connections

  • 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.

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