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York Circle @ Home Lecture Series: Not Canadian enough. The realities of race, gender and sexual identity politics in immigration

Hosted by Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell, Academic Chair of The York Circle, this virtual lecture series will showcase York's leading faculty members engaging in lively panel discussions and Q&A sessions on key themes related to this year's topic: "Oh Canada! The True North Strong and Free?" The series will be held over four sessions throughout the year. This […]

GRADitude: First-time home buyers

Are you thinking about buying your first home or interested in the home buying process? Join this session to hear from industry experts and York alumni Michele Da Silva (BHRM ’07) and Stefania Giorgio (BA ’04) on a range of topics, including the differences between renting and buying, how to prepare your finances to enter […]

Scholars' Hub @ Home | Arts venues hold the key to an innovative society

Dr. David Weitzner (MBA '98, PhD '06), Assistant Professor of Management, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything, and with governments overtaking markets in deciding economic winners and losers, arts spaces have ended up among the biggest losers. But research demonstrates that honing imagination and wonder is essential to creating […]

Moving Forward Series | The evolution of in-person sport

Join us for a lively discussion with our featured York alumni from the sports world as we talk about this year’s Olympics and future and evolution of in-person sport. Hosted by Michelle Johnson, associate dean of Students. Includes Q&A session. Panelists include: • Brandie Wilkerson (BA ’15) 2020 Olympian• Breagha Carr-Harris (BA ’00) manager of Fan Service at Maple Leaf […]

Tax-effective wealth and estate planning

Has the pandemic motivated you to deal with ‘incompletions’ like getting an updated will, life insurance and proper estate planning? You can pay less tax and maximize the value of your assets so you can leave more for your family and the charitable causes you care about. Mark is widely known for his expertise helping […]

Moving Forward Series | Moving Forward with Pam Westman (BAS '97), Nelvana CEO

Pam Westman (BAS ’97) is CEO of Nelvana, a leading Canadian children’s entertainment company focused on television and film animation production, distribution and merchandise licensing that is part of the Corus Entertainment family of companies. A proud York alumna, she navigated through massive technological upheavals, social change, and other challenges. Join us to hear Pam’s story […]

The York U Alumni Awards

Save the date! Celebrate York's outstanding alumni on Nov. 18 at The York U Alumni Awards As a member of the York U community, you are invited to attend The York U Alumni Awards for an evening of entertainment and celebration as we honour the outstanding accomplishments of four alumni award recipients, and recognize the positive change being created by York students and […]

GRADitude: Young alumni speed networking

Are you looking to grow your professional network or practice your networking skills? Join this virtual speed networking session hosted by alumna and young alumni ambassador Crystal Heidari (BSc ’17, JD ’20) where you will have the chance to meet fellow York alumni from all over the world. Attendees will participate in rounds of networking […]

Where there’s a will, there’s a way: Estate planning mistakes to avoid

Estate planning isn’t just for wealthy individuals, it’s for everyone! What happens to your family if you pass away without a Will or if it's outdated? What if you are single, widowed or divorced? This session will help you get your estate plans in order. From tax considerations to choosing an executor of your Will […]

Moving Forward Series | Careers in disaster and emergency management

This webinar will feature York grads in leadership roles on the front lines of disaster and emergency response and management. The panel will discuss emergency response, resilience, business continuity, and risk assessment from business and policy perspectives. Hosted by Eric Kennedy, assistant professor at the School of Administrative Studies. Includes Q&A session.