This Week @ York for Week of January 13, 2020


  • The University community stands together in our care and concern for those impacted by geo-political tensions and recent tragedies. If you are a student affected by these events, there are many resources & supports for you here at York.

  • Members of the York University community will come together at noon today for a second vigil to mourn the lives lost on Flight PS752 near Tehran last week. Attendees are invited to sign the book of condolences or post messages on the message wall if they wish. If you cannot attend the event, the book of condolences will be in the York International office (200 York Lanes) for the rest of the week. Monday, January 13, noon to 1 p.m. Bergeron 125.

York Pride

  • A New Year’s Message from President Lenton: “2019 was a busy year filled with challenges and accomplishments, and as a community, we have much to look back on and celebrate. York University combines our commitment to access, connectedness and excellence to create a positive impact in the local and global communities we serve, and I know we will continue to do extraordinary things in 2020.” Read the entire message here.


  • Undergraduate Research Fair. Are you proud of a project, essay, or artwork submitted for a York undergrad course between January and December 2019? Was your project graded B+ or higher? The 8th annual Undergraduate Research Fair & Art Walk is coming up! Apply at the link above to present your research and/or artwork. Application Deadline: Friday, January 31.

  • Interested in going on participating in a funded international internship? Learn more at an Information Session, hosted by York International. Register for an on-campus session in 242 York Lanes or a webinar, and get all the information you need to start planning your next adventure!

  • Mark your calendars for the Pop-Up Advising Fair on Thursday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Vari Hall, Lassonde and Glendon’s Centre for Excellence.

Careers Support

  • Strategies for Getting Hired: Discovering Bilingual Careers. Attend this session and meet hiring professionals, gain insight into the field and get strategies and tips on what kinds of positions and Bilingual (English/French) roles are available, what kinds of skills and knowledge are required and more. Panelists include TD Bank, Fidelity Investments Canada and others. Tuesday, January 14, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 103 McLaughlin College. Registration is required on Experience York.

  • Strategies for Getting Hired within the Federal Government. Attend this session and meet professionals from various roles within the Federal Government. Learn what kinds of positions and roles there are, what kind of skills are required as well as the ins and outs of the application process. Monday, January 20, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 152 Founders Assembly Hall. Registration is required on Experience York.

  • Career Conversations Panel with HR professionals. Attend this session and meet York Alumni and other professionals who are putting their HR degree to use in a variety of fields. Wednesday, January 15, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Harry Crowe Room – 109 Atkinson College.

  • Career Conversations Panel with Business and Society Alumni. Connect with BUSO alumni and explore your career options after graduation. This event is a great opportunity to expand your professional network and get inside tips on securing employment in a specific industry from professionals in the field. Thursday, January 16, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 103 McLaughlin College.

  • Attend the 2020 Winter Career Fair and interact with a wide range of organizations, employers and advisers who can answer your career-related questions. Preparation is key! Check out these tips before the fair to prepare you for success. Thursday, January 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building.

  • Calling all women entrepreneurs! Submit your application to the Entrepreneurial Leadership & Learning Alliance (ELLA). York has teamed up with the Small Business Enterprise Centers of Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and York Region with a mission to reduce the gap of gender inequality in entrepreneurship. Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 15.

  • Register for the second annual Experiential Education (EE) Symposium! This event showcases experiential education at York and celebrates the achievements of students and faculty who have participated in EE. Listen to the panel, visit a tabling session and connect with other students to learn about all the benefits of participating in EE. Tuesday, January 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, January 22, 9 a.m. to noon, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building Room 1014.

Out & About On Campus

  • The President's Creative Writing Awards. Get writing! The Creative Writing Department, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and The Office of the President are looking for original pieces in the following genres: poetry, short fiction, screenplay and stage-play. Open to all undergraduate students, you can submit work to more than one category, but may only submit one work per genre. Best entry for each genre gets $400! Submission deadline: Monday, January 13, 5 p.m.

  • Regenesis YUM! Market. Enjoy a diverse selection of fresh and healthy, locally grown, fairly traded, natural and organic foods and products at the weekly market using a model that creates the least environmental impact and reflects the diversity and values of the York community. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Square. Click here to volunteer.

Worth Repeating

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

  • Announcement: York is a welcoming university that is committed to providing members of its community with a supportive environment for breastfeeding and lactation. Community members can use lactation spaces at any of the University’s campuses, subject to health and safety requirements. The locations of these spaces are included in the interactive maps of the Keele and Glendon campuses. Find more information on this topic on the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion website.