This Week @ York for Week of February 10, 2020


  • York University is committed to providing a proactive approach in communicating to the York community concerning the 2019 Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV). As noted in an e-mail sent to you last week, all York community members will receive e-mail updates when the University has posted a community update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) website. This website is the central source for up-to-date York community information, with links to expert health agencies, organizations and resources as well as a list of FAQs.

  • Read more about how York scholars have been impacting decisions on a global scale.

Important Dates

  • Winter Reading Week runs from Saturday, February 15 to Friday, February 21.

    Please note: weekend classes resume on Saturday, February 22.

  • The ministry deadline to apply for Fall/Winter and Winter-only OSAP is Tuesday, February 25.

  • The deadline to apply to graduate at June 2020 Convocation is Friday, February 28.

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

Student Support Services

  • Attention all AMPD, Glendon and Lassonde students. You now have access to York University’s student virtual assistant! York has partnered with IBM Canada, using the IBM Watson platform, to create a tool that will enhance your experience as a student. Interact with the tool, ask questions and help train it to provide better, more targeted answers. This will help when the rest of your peers from other Faculties gain access to the tool in the coming months. Learn more about the student virtual assistant here.

Out & About On Campus

  • NSSE is here! Starting today, Monday, February 10, thousands of eligible York U students in their first and fourth year of study will be asked to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement. Complete the NSSE survey to help us identify the strengths of the York U academic experience as well as priorities for change. Visit the NSSE website to see if you are eligible!

  • FIND YOUR ZONE is back! Want to make new friends? Eager to find out how you can get involved on campus? Make sure to register for Find Your Zone at the link above. There'll be fun activities, games and plenty of time to mix and mingle. Monday, February 10, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Founders Senior Common Room, 3rd Floor.

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, February 10 to 14. Attend workshops, guest lectures and training for students, staff and faculty. Offered at both Keele & Glendon campuses.

  • REDI Workshop Series: Recognizing Resilience in Communities. The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (REI) at York will host another Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) workshop for students, staff and Faculty. In this workshop, you’ll engage in discussions about community resilience, consider the ways discrimination shapes our perspective, as well as how to foster inclusivity across multiple groups and spaces. Wednesday, February 12, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 280N York Lanes.

Learning Skills

  • It’s midterm season and final exams are just around the corner! Attend Learning Skills Workshops designed to help you take charge of your own learning and put you on the path to academic success. All workshops will be held at the Sound & Moving Images Library (SMIL) on the ground floor of Scott Library and are open to all York students; registration not required. Learning Skills Services offers other helpful resources and services too.

Money Matters

  • Income Tax Information Session. Attend this info session and learn more about your taxes ahead of tax season. Brought to you by the Financial Support Peers and Chartered Professional Accountants, you’ll learn about how the Canadian tax system works, how to file, the differences between RRSPs and TFSAs and much more. Tuesday, February 11, noon to 1:15 p.m. 303 Founders College

  • Income Tax Information Session for International Students. This hour-long session is open to all students and will cover most of the information covered in the session above but will focus on information specific to international students. Tuesday, February 11, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 280N York Lanes.

Careers Support

  • Rock Your LinkedIn Profile. Attend this session hosted by LinkedIn and RBC On Campus and learn tips on how to make the most out of your LinkedIn profile, including ways to add more media to a profile and methods for showcasing your career accomplishments and aspirations. Two sessions: Tuesday, February 25, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. RBC On Campus, 95 The Pond Road, Unit 35. Registration required at the link above.

York Pride

  • President’s Community Safety Leadership Awards. Do you know a York community member (e.g. student, staff or faculty member, group or business) who is a safety leader? Do you know an individual or group who goes above and beyond to look out for others, helps to build a safety culture and reduces safety risks? Nominate them for a President’s Community Safety Leadership Award! Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 28.

International Connections

  • Let your voice be heard! Help shape York’s Internationalization and Global Engagement Strategy. Fill out the survey at the link above and let us know about your current experiences and future aspirations including international mobility programs, language learning, international student life, course material, collaborations with international universities and more.

Worth Repeating

  • 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.