This Week @ York for Week of September 23, 2019

Out & About On Campus

  • Are you planning on participating in the Climate Day of Action on Friday, September 27? York recognizes the importance of addressing climate change and its harmful effects on people and nature. Sustainability is a core value of York University, and we are known for advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals through a wide range of research, teaching, community engagement and service activities. Students participating in the climate day of action will be accommodated where possible. Find out more about academic accommodations.

  • 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. Application Deadline: Monday, September 30.

  • YorkFest Welcome Week is a a long-standing York U tradition. Immerse yourself in the student community at The Festival Village and enjoy giveaways, music, orientation events and much more. Monday, September 23 to Friday, October 4, multiple venues.

  • Announcement: The OPP is partnering with universities and colleges across the province to raise awareness of the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA). The GSDOA was signed into federal law in May 2017 to provide some legal protection for individuals who call 9-1-1 to get help for themselves or someone else suffering from an overdose. Learn more at Understanding Opioids.


  • Visit the Pop-up Advising Fair and get academic advising on the spot! Meet with an advisor for help navigating your degree. Monday, September 30 or Tuesday, October 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Vari Hall, Lassonde and Glendon.

  • Info Session: Grad Studies at York. Are you an undergraduate student interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the future? Learn about all of York’s different graduate studies opportunities as well as the ins and outs of the application process. First session: Thursday, September 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bennett Centre for Student Services, Discover York room (first floor). For more information on future sessions, click the link above.

International Connections

  • Interested in going on exchange, spending a summer abroad studying or starting an internship abroad? Learn more at an Exchange Information Session, hosted by York International. Register for an on-campus session and get all the information you need to start planning your next adventure! Monday, September 23, 3 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. All sessions are in 242 York Lanes. Please check the link above for more upcoming sessions.

  • Interested in an exchange to Japan? York International will be hosting an exchange information session, followed by a guest speaker from the International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA), Yamanashi Gakuin University (YGU) in Japan. Mr. Takashi Katada will be speaking about the exchange program and Japanese culture. If you have any questions, please e-mail: Thursday, September 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 242 York Lanes.

Learning Skills

  • Become a champion of your own learning! The LinkedIn Learning Champions Program gives you the opportunity to get a jumpstart on your career. Take advantage of this program that gives you the chance to gain professional training, receive support from senior student mentors and develop a portfolio of projects that showcases your skill development. Don’t miss your opportunity! The application process is open until Monday, September 30.

Health & Wellness

  • Workshop: Health Info Session. Your health and wellness are crucial to your academic success. This session will provide essential information you need to know regarding how to stay healthy while completing your studies at York. You will also be able to learn how to access your UHIP card. Thursday, September 26, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. 280N York Lanes.

Careers Support

  • 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. Tuesday, September 24, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 103 McLaughlin College.

    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. Wednesday, September 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 103 McLaughlin College (Career Centre Presentation Room).

    Workshop: Rapid Resume Review (RRR) at the Learning Commons. Bring a print-out of your resume to review with one of the Career Centre’s friendly Career Peer Educators. Friday, September 27, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Learning Commons (second floor of Scott Library).

Worth Repeating

  • Visit York’s new Back-to-School website to access back-to-school resources and learn about events to help ease the transition into the 2019-2020 academic year. The resources are organized by year of study on the site, so you can find the perfect resources and supports that fit your needs as you start the year!

    We encourage you to check out the following apps to help support a mentally healthy campus:

    • Big White Wall, a free online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-guided programs and creative outlets that includes a space to express, connect, learn and remain anonymous; or
    • BounceBack Ontario, offers a free skill-building program that offers two forms of support: online videos; and telephone coaching sessions with guided workbooks.
  • 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

  • Transportation Discount: Apply online for the GO Transit Student Identification Card! You can choose to have the card mailed to you or you can pick it up:

    • Keele students, pick up from the Parking & Transportation Office at the William Small Centre.
    • Glendon Students, pick up from the Parking & Transportation Office at the Glendon Greenhouse.

    Please note that this GO Transit Student Identification Card is only available for full-time enrolled and registered students.

  • The University community stands together and offer our care and concern to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian at York and beyond. If you are a student from the Bahamas, there are many resources & supports for you here at York. If you’d like to find out how to donate or support relief efforts, there are many opportunities and ways to contribute.

  • Effective January 2019 Canada Revenue Agency replaced the T2202A form with a new T2202 form that requires your Social Insurance Number (SIN) be included on the form. Failure to provide a SIN, if a SIN is available, may result in a $100 penalty. Please ensure you have provided your SIN in your Student Personal Information record by February 1, 2020.