This Week @ York for Week of August 6, 2019

International Connections

  • 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 for things such as course/program fees, residence and health care in the currency of your choice. You’ll benefit from multiple payment options, student support services provided by the service provider and competitive foreign exchange rates.

  • 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.

  • 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 8, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Global Café, 244 York Lanes.

  • 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.

Out & About On Campus

  • 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! August 8, 9, 11, 17, 18 at various times. All performances will take place at The Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre, 1115 Queen Street West.

  • 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

  • Workshop: You’ve Got Skills & Self Reflection. Attend this workshop to learn how to identify and articulate your skills and accomplishments. This experience can help you write a better resume and guide you when you prepare for networking activities and interviews. Registration required. Tuesday, August 6, 10 a.m. to noon.

  • Webinar: A Winning Mindset: Resilience for Career Success. Do you bounce back from setbacks and challenges, or do you let them derail your goals? Learn how to develop a growth mindset and resilience so that you can keep moving forward in your career.

  • Workshop: Suit Yourself: Personality and Career Choice. Find out how your personality may influence your career choices and clarify important aspects of yourself. Registration required. Thursday, August 8, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., 103 McLaughlin Centre (Career Centre Presentation Room).

  • Workshop: 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. Friday August 9, 10 a.m. to noon, 103 McLaughlin College (Career Centre Presentation Room).

  • Workshop: Interview Preparation. Approach your next interview with increased confidence. Learn how you can influence the first impression you make and show your best self while answering employers’ questions. Monday, August 12, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., 103 McLaughlin Centre (Career Centre Presentation Room).

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