Founders College Student Clubs & Organizations
Founders College is home to the following student groups.
The African Students Association at York aims to bring together all the interests in Africa and to address the plight of African students at York University and its community as it creates awareness of social, political, economic activities and other challenges facing the continent.
Room: Founders 121A/D
The Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union (ACSSU) of Canada was founded in 1999. The only organization of its kind in Canada, ACSSU has branches at York University, the University of Toronto, McMaster University, and Ryerson University. At these universities, you can find our students vigorously raising awareness of our proud culture, history, and issues of human rights.
Room: Founders 121 A/D
The aims of the association shall be the promotion of better understanding and welfare among Chinese students from any part of the world, and the evocation of Chinese culture.
The Community of United Jamaicans (CUJAM) is an organization committed to creating a positive difference through victim support, education, volunteering, by providing peer support, and addressing important issues such as: crime, violence and poverty.
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The York University Chapter, Council of Canadians works to promote social, economic and environmental justice, and Canadian sovereignty and democracy.
Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada's largest citizen's organization, with members and chapters across the country. We work to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.
The Council of Canadians is an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit, public interest organization committed to building a stronger civil society through its research, educational work and campaigns. As a government and corporate watchdog, the council offers a critical voice on key national issues.
Room: Founders 121 A/J
Entre Voc/zes, or "amongst voices", is a student-run literary magazine by and for students. Entre Voc/zes provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of original literary works inspired by both the Hispanic and Lusophone cultures.
Once a year, Entre Voc/zes publishes original works by students, including poetry, short stories, essays, photography, paintings and music. Entre Voc/zes also runs a tutoring program for all those studying Spanish or Portuguese at York.
The FDSY emphasizes the importance of international peace and stability through rational and peaceful processes. This includes hosting and attending events that feature guest speakers both domestic and international on a diverse array of issues such as environmental, economic, military, political and socioeconomic threats.
The FDSY also attends and hosts student-based initiatives and debates on campus as well as across Canada such as Model UN conferences, human rights discussion panels and appearances in local broadcast programs.
If you feel passionately about any of these issues or activities, please apply today at: email@example.com
FDSY contact information:
4700 Keele St.
Club/ Organization e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previously known as WSUSC (Womens Studies Undergraduate Student Collective), Feminist Action is about bringing an activist spirit back to our campus. We're interested in anti-oppression politics and doing rather than just saying.
While our activism is based on a radical, anti-racist, queer, grassroots lens, we do recognize the multiple interpretations of feminism and celebrate and support this diversity.
We also recognize that the history of the feminist movement in North America has been one that has excluded the voices and opinions of marginalized women. Thus we hope that our grassroots approach will allow us to dismantle structures of power from the bottom up, while being as fluid as possible.
Our aim is to work outside of societal systems in order to question what we consider 'normal'. It is through this activism that we hope to blur traditional identity categories and structures of power in our fight for equity.
All are welcome: students, non-students, those in the WMST/SXST majors, and anyone with a natural interest or inclination towards feminism.
Room: Founders 121 A/E
FSAY is an organization dedicated to promoting an understanding of the Filipino culture geared towards the YorkU community, as well as others who are interested.
Our goal is to build a community of which ANYONE & EVERYONE can be a part of, create a sense of belonging in the campus, and simply, to HAVE FUN!
No, you DO NOT have to be Filipino to join the club --Our club exists to encourage voluntary and sociable events, which are open to all. Whether you're a member, a soon-to-be member, or a friend of the club, tag yourself in!
Ahnnyonghaseyo!(Hello in Korean) If you are interested in Korea or learning about Korean culture come join our club ! We hope to introduce Korea through cultural activities, social meetings and language exchange. Anyone and everyone are welcome!!
Health & Society is an interdisciplinary program at York University that goes beyond biological views of health to examine its social, cultural and political dimensions. We study poverty, racial, sexual, and gender discrimination, globalization, neo-liberalism, environment, community support, social cohesion, occupational stress, home care, malnutrition, political economy - in other words anything and everything that affects health.
Our Mission is to provide HESO Students and the broader York community with a better awareness about the ever-expanding field of health. HESO encourages opportunities for fellowship across related and non-related fields. We aim to provide a safe space for all students to deepen their post-secondary experience by providing resources and opportunities relevant to their chosen degree.
Room: Founders 121 A/E
We are a non-partisan student organization that is dedicated to spreading awareness of issues related to international development and providing people with opportunities to act at York University.
Our meetings are open to new members and we welcome students of any major. Our organization thrives on the infusion of new ideas and personalities
Room: Founders 121 A/J
The International Student Association at York Aims to act as an official student group to represent international students and exchange students at York University.
ISAY aims to help create, sustain and strengthen a safe space for international/exchange students to express and address their concerns.
Our goal is to promote, coordinate and direct activities that are in the interest of our members to enrich cross-cultural communication and provide a space in which Canadian domestic and international/exchange students can connect and share their university and life experiences.Email: info@isay .ca
To raise cultural, social and particularly political awareness and be an independent body of Iranian students in York University seeking to advance democracy and the sanctity of human rights in Iran.
The Linguistics Student Association at York (LSAY) is an organization for Linguistics students, and those with an interest in linguistics and languages as an academic field. We wish to provide a welcoming atmosphere for fellow students to discuss topics and work together on various projects and help foster greater learning in this field. We share a close relationship with the staff of the Linguistics department and will be working with them to provide more events in the following years.
The purpose of Malayalee Students Association @ York U is to promote and inform the York community about the Keralite culture. We also want to bring together all people who want to share in and enjoy the culture of Kerala.
Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YorkuMalayalees & follow us on twitter @YorkuMalayalees
The Social Work Student Association came to be during the academic year in 2006 out of a growing concern that the students of the Bachelor of Social Work Program were largely unrepresented within the York University student community and formal administration. Moreover, there seemed to be a deficit in terms of student engagement within the Social of Social Work. We, the students of the Social Work Student Association (SWSA), establish this constitution to guide the formal procedures of the association.
Students for Canadian Studies was founded in 2010 and exists to both support the Canadian Studies program at York University and promote Canadian culture. Our organization believes that Canada is a diverse, dynamic, controversial and sometimes troubling country to live in however this does not take away from the fact that Canada should be celebrated and challenged. University students who have the opportunity to attend postsecondary institutions should take the time to learn about the country they now live in and be aware of the issues around us.
Room: Founders 121A/J
The United for Parity Club at York University is a group aiming to unite students against religious, ethnic, and cultural prejudice caused by misinformation. The club will provide an easily accessible place for students to have a clear outlook on some of the controversial issues revolving around religions, ethnicities, and cultures as chosen by the executive members in a respectful and professional setting. The goal is to avoid misinformation, gossiping and second guessing by providing reliable sources in a professional manner for the students. We will be focused on events suchs as inviting speakers or suppporting humanitarian efforts around the globe.
Undergraduate History Student Association’s (referred to as the “UHSA”) objective is to provide students, staff, and faculty of York University an opportunity to develop a knowledge and experience of history through the creation of an academic dialogue between all members, as well as the building of long and lasting friendships and partnerships in the community through the organization of a strong social setting of festivals, events, and information sessions.
Undergraduate Sexuality Student Association’s (referred to as the “USSA”) objective is to provide students, staff, and faculty of York University an opportunity to develop a knowledge and experience of gender and sexuality through the creation of an academic dialogue between all members, as well as the building of long and lasting friendships and partnerships in the community through the organization of a strong social setting of festivals, events, and information sessions.
The Women Empowerment Club is a new initiative aiming to unite both York University campuses, Keele and Glendon, to promote women leadership and improve women social status. This will be achieved by running events such as: -Self-defense classes for York students-Community Service and Humanitarian Actions-Affiliation with Engaging Girls, Changing Communities (EGCC) which offers job, internships to female students.-Organizing Guest speakers conferences to serve as an inspirations for female leadership-Fashion catwalk demonstrating WEC`s diverse perspective of what is a strong woman (cultural or career oriented).
Interested in club space at Founders?
Our Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Student Club Space Applications will be available beginning Monday, May 5, 2014! Check back to see how you can pick one up.
Note: You must be a recognized club on campus in order to obtain an office.
To learn more about our affiliated student clubs, including events held by each club and how to join, please visit http://yuconnect.yorku.ca/
For more information on obtaining club status or in creating your own student club, please visit http://yuconnect.yorku.ca/ or contact the Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development (SC&LD) at 416-736-5144.
For questions regarding club space or how to become affiliated with Founders College, email our
College Administrative Coordinator, Samira Malakpour at email@example.com.