This Week @ York for Week of September 30, 2019


  • 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.

  • Attend York’s annual Graduate & Professional Studies Expo and connect with more than 100 educational recruiters from business and law schools, education programs, graduate studies programs, professional schools and community colleges. Thursday, October 3, 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Second Student Centre.

  • Info Session: How to Prepare for 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, the best ways to prepare while you’re pursuing your undergrad, as well as the ins and outs of the application process! Next Session: Thursday, October 3, 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.

Health & Wellness

  • Consent Week at York U. Join the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education as they raise awareness about consent during Consent Week at York U from October 7 to 11. Attend workshops, guest lectures and training happening at both Keele & Glendon campuses for students, staff and faculty. You can also receive free promotional items from The Centre at the Upper Bear Pit on Keele Campus all week.

  • Workshop: Health Info Session. Your health and wellness are crucial to your academic success. This session will provide essential information about how to stay healthy while completing your studies at York. International students will also be able to learn how to access your UHIP card. Monday, September 30, 10 a.m. to noon, 280N York Lanes.

  • Lecture: Well-Being: the Key to Student Success. Hosted by McLaughlin College, this lecture will provide an overview of the importance of making well-being a high priority and how it relates to your physical health, mental health and personal success. Tuesday, October 8, noon to 1:30 p.m. 140 McLaughlin College (Senior Common Room).

International Connections

  • Find your next adventure at the Go Global Fair! Learn about opportunities to take your education beyond the classroom to another country. Stop by and explore your options for international exchanges, internships, volunteer and study abroad opportunities. THURSDAY, October 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vari Link and Central Square.

  • Summer Abroad Information Session. Curious about York U Summer Abroad courses? York offers courses taught by York faculty members that will help you gain an international perspective while working towards your degree. Attend an info session to find out more about the benefits of international education, which program is right for you and how to apply. Registration required. Tuesday, October 1, 11 a.m. to noon, 242 York Lanes. Note: If you can’t make it to one of the sessions, there are also online webinars that may be more convenient for you to attend.

  • Interested in studying abroad in Spain? Attend the True Spanish Experience Information Session and learn more about travelling to Spain and the internship opportunities available. Register to attend an on-campus information session. Monday, September 30, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 242 York Lanes.

Out & About On Campus

  • You’re invited to a road trip downtown for the first Subway Series Event of the year! Rock your red and ride with the pride downtown to watch the men’s hockey team face off against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. All attendees will receive a FREE: Meal combo, Game ticket, Two (2) TTC subway tokens and a Branded York Lions gift. Registration required. Saturday, October 5. Meet from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the north entrance on of York University TTC Station. Reminder: there is free weekend parking at Pioneer Village Station.

  • It’s election season, so it is important to stay informed. Attend the All-Candidates Election Debate on Environment and Economy and hear from local candidates about how they and their political parties propose to address important environment-economy issues. Register to attend the debate on Thursday, October 3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., debate at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Moot Court room in Osgoode building.

  • The Faculty of Environmental Studies and Finding Flowers Project invite you to join them in celebrating the work and care of students, faculty and staff who have nourished the growth of Maloca Garden since its founding at the Maloca Harvest Gathering. Enjoy garden-based workshops, conversations and a presentation of the Finding Flowers Project. Register at the link above. Tuesday, October 1, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Maloca Community Garden.


  • Convocation is just around the corner! Save up to 15% off regular individual frames by ordering yours by Tuesday, October 1 and it’ll be ready for pickup at your convocation ceremony.

Worth Repeating

  • 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.

  • Announcement: Effective January 2019 Canada Revenue Agency replaced the T2202A form with a new T2202 form that requires York University to include your Social Insurance Number (SIN) on your form. Please ensure you have provided your SIN in your Student Personal Information record by February 1, 2020.

  • 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.