At Founders, event planning means more to us than the organization of a day where we get together for a particular topic or subject. Each event is organized with a clear vision that takes into account the values that this College is built upon; our mandate of Self, Culture, and Society, the diversity for which we stand for, and of course, our passion and devotion to our students and student life.
We pride ourselves in organizing a spectrum of events ranging from poetry readings, music and dance nights, to workshops on various academic skills, lecture series, and film screenings.
The underlying purpose of these events is very simple: to keep us united as a community and to provide opportunities where we expand our minds beyond what we learn in the classroom. We invite you to come out to our events and interact with staff and Fellows, Student Council, and of course Founders students and International students.
Founders College 2012 Winter Academic Orientation 2012
Jan 5, 2012 9:00AM-1:30PM (305 Founders College) Founders College incoming Winter students had the opportunity to learn about their programs and a variety of services offered at York University.
Careers in International Development
Jan 17, 2012 2:30PM-4:30PM (109 Atkinson) Attend this event to learn about your careers choices when pursuing an education in International Development.
Jan 18, 2012 12:00PM-2:00PM (305 Founders College) Interested in learning about the Anthropology program? Attend this event and have your questions answered over some light refreshments!
Good Morning Founders!
Jan 19, 2012 9:00AM-10:30AM (on the main floor of the College, outside Central Parc) Here’s a way to get settled into the Winter Semester with positive and vibrant energies! Join us for a complementary breakfast!
Winter International Development Studies Seminar :Gender imbalance and social development in China: Consequences and policies
Jan 26, 2012 2:30PM-4:00PM
Guest: Li Shuzhuo
Professor and Director,
Institute for Population and Development Studies,
Xi¡¯an Jiaotong University, Xi'an
INSPIRE 2012: You are the Future
Jan 26, 2012 5:30PM-8:30PM (Underground) Attend this event to be inspired and empowered to pursue your dreams! Guest Speakers : Goerge Rossolatos (Co-CEO of Avante Logixx Top 40 Under 40 award recipient), Jacqueline Cyr (CEO of Espresso Brand Infiltration, Ad agency maven and voted one of Canada's most powerful women), and Enrico Colantoni (Hollywood Actor; Flashpoint, Just Shoot Me, The Kennedys).
Annual Fellows Dinner
Feb 2, 2012 6:00PM (Schulich Dining Hall) A formal dinner for all the past and present Fellows of Founders College.
The 2nd National Conference/Workshop: Towards a National Italian-Canadian Archive
Feb 2-4, 2012 (303 Founders College)
What is....Social Work?
Feb 7, 2012 3:00PM-5:00PM (305 Founders College) Interested in learning about the Social Work program? Attend the event and have your questions answered over some light refreshments!
"What can I do with a degree in Italian Studies?" FCI Alumni Event
Feb 7, 2012 12:00PM-2:00PM (305 Founders College) Attend this event to meet and learn about the experiences of Italian Studies Alumni!
Winter International Development Studies Seminar : “Foreign aid and Development: A Developing Country Perspective”
Feb 8, 2012 2:30pm-4:30 (303 Founders College)
Guest: Anwar Islam, Vice Chancellor
Darul Ihsan University
2012 Languages and Literatures Colloquium
Feb 10, 2012 10:00am-2:00pm (303 Founders College)
Speed Dating for Valentines Day
Feb 14, 2012 12:30PM-3:00PM (152 Founders College) Sign up to one of the 2 sessions to participate in this event filled with love! Meet Speed Dating Expert Jay Wheatley from Fastlife! Session 1-12:00pm-1:30pm, Session 2-1:30pm-3:00pm.
Feb 15, 2012 3:00PM-5:00PM (305 Founders College) Join Prof. Claudio Colaguori as he introduces and launches his book, Agon Culture: Competition, Conflict and the Problem of Resolution.
Spanish Lecture Series: “Autobiography, Time and Exile in María Zambrano”
Feb 16, 2012 3:00pm-5:00pm (305 Founders College)
Career Conversations: Careers in Writing and Publishing
Feb 28, 2012 2:30PM-4:30PM (109 Atkinson College) Attend this event to learn about your careers choices when pursuing an education in Writing and Publishing.
Bilingual Lecture : La sicilia medievale : isola di differenze, di popoli, di culture
Feb 29, 2012 4:30pm-10:30pm (305 Founders College)
Guest: Professor Alessandro Musco, University of Palerno
March 6, 2012 12:00PM-2:00PM (305 Founders College) Interested in learning about the History program? Attend this event and have your questions answered over some light refreshments!
LA&PS and Founders College Night of Music
March 6, 2012 7:00PM-9:00PM It’s an entertainment extravaganza at Founders College! Join us for a night of great music, fun, food and talented York musicians!
Entre Voczes Magazine Launch
March 7, 2012 5:30pm (152 Founders College) Join the Entre Voczes Student Association to experience art music and literature!
Winter International Development Studies Seminar : "The social policies of emerging economies: Convergence or path-dependence?"
March 8, 2012 2:30PM-4:00PM (305 Founders College)
Guest: Arjan de Haan
Program Leader, Supporting Inclusive Growth
Centre for Feminist Research Public Lecture: "Sisterhood Revisited: Local Transcontinental and Global Feminist Struggles"
March 8, 2012 4:30PM-6:30PM (305 Founders College)
Guest: Dr. Jacinta Muteshi
Chairperson of Kenya National Commission on Gender and Development
Assyrian Folk Dance Night
March 14th 2012 7:00PM (305 Founders College)
Student Caucus Annual Health Career Fair
March 15, 2012 10:00AM-3:00PM (Stong Dining Hall)
Man, Am I Ever Stressed and Mellow Moments
March 15, 2012 12:00pm-2:00pm (305 Founders College) Are you stressed? Come and chill with us at Founders College! Enjoy fun games, cool music, and free food! Learn practical ways on how to deal with stress!
Balls of Fury
March 21, 2012 11:30am-2:30pm (The Fuze, Founders College) Need another stressbuster? Join the Master's Office, Student Council and YUELI and participate in an exciting ping pong tournament!
Inanna Publications Event
March 21, 2012 (305 Founders College) This event will feature and celebrate Inanna authors from York University!
Winter International Development Studies Seminar : "Southern Perspectives on Canada's Global Citizenship Project"
March 22, 2012 2:30PM-4:00PM (Senior Common Room)
Guest: Barbara Heron
Associate Professor &
School of Social Work, York University
Peer Mentoring Ceremony
March 23, 2012 12:00pm-2:00pm (023 Founders College) Dr. Iannacito-Provenzano (our academic advisor) will present certificates to Founders College peer mentors via an informal cermeony.