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Alumni Spotlight: Syreeta Hector (MA ’16)

Alumni Spotlight: Syreeta Hector (MA ’16)

Syreeta Hector (MA ’16) is a highly accomplished dance artist and educator who has worked for several internationally recognized companies. Her work, Black Ballerina, has garnered much attention and praise since its debut and has been nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award and won the Stratford Festival Lab Award for Research and Creation in […]

Now accepting nominations for the 2022 Alumni Awards

Now accepting nominations for the 2022 Alumni Awards

Each year, the York University Alumni Awards recognize outstanding alumni who have achieved the extraordinary and are working to right the future by creating positive change in their fields. The Awards celebrate the broad York alumni community of innovators, activists, and researchers and its long-standing commitment to the public good. This year’s ceremony will be […]

Update from Alumni Engagement on alumni events (February 2022) 

Update from Alumni Engagement on alumni events (February 2022) 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, York University’s first priority has always been to keep our communities healthy and safe, including our alumni.  We continue to take a gradual approach to holding in-person alumni events in accordance with our plan for a safe return to campus.   Alumni Engagement will continue to follow York U’s plans and guidelines and strongly encourage our Alumni Networks, event guests and others to do the same.  Specifically, […]

Join the York U Black Alumni Network (YUBAN)

Join the York U Black Alumni Network (YUBAN)

The York University Black Alumni Network (YUBAN) is calling out to Black York alum for their interest in joining the Black Alumni Network! If you're passionate about professional development, community engagement, and connecting with current and former York students, we are seeking new network volunteers to join the team. Our network volunteers play a key […]

Order of Canada honours 14 York alumni

Order of Canada honours 14 York alumni

Fourteen York University alumni have been named among 135 new appointments to the Order of Canada, announced on Dec. 29 by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada.   Among the York alumni most recently named to the Order are Evelyn L. Forget, O.C. (BA ’78), a leading health economics researcher known […]

Best of YU: York U Alumni's top moments of 2021

Best of YU: York U Alumni's top moments of 2021

From announcing York’s first-ever Top 30 Changemakers Under 30 list, to expanding our virtual alumni events and program to support a wider variety of graduates, and celebrating gifts that will help the university continue to create positive change in our communities and around the world – 2021 was once again a year of growth and […]

The 2021 York U Alumni Awards celebrate the impact of alumni

The 2021 York U Alumni Awards celebrate the impact of alumni

Alumni, students, staff and friends came together virtually on Nov. 18, 2021, for The York U Alumni Awards, an evening of entertainment, networking and celebration honouring the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni award recipients. “These award ceremonies have touched me to the bottom of my heart,” said York University Chancellor, Gregory Sorbara (BA ’78, LLB […]

The 2021 York U Alumni Awards

The 2021 York U Alumni Awards

The York U community came together on November 18 to honour the outstanding accomplishments of four alumni award recipients, and recognize the positive change being created by York students and alumni locally and globally at this year's York U Alumni Awards show.  The leaders who were honoured at this year’s awards ceremony were Dr. Earle Nestmann (MSc ’71, PhD ’74); Christopher House, […]

National Philanthropy Day 2021

National Philanthropy Day 2021

On National Philanthropy Day, York University thanks our donors for their generous support which enables us to provide students with a high-quality learning environment committed to the public good.  Your commitment creates positive change and addresses the complex challenges facing the world today, from climate change, to inequality, to the pandemic.  York University thanks you for your support […]

Six York alumnae recognized on Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 list

Six York alumnae recognized on Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 list

Six York University alumnae have been recognized by Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 list for creating positive change in the workplace by advocating for workforce diversity and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders. The list honours women from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in a variety of professional fields and career levels […]