This Week @ York for Week of June 9

This Week @ York for Week of June 9

This Week @ York for Week of June 9

Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week.

Note: any information related to changes due to COVID-19 found in this newsletter has already been communicated to the community and can be found at York’s Coronavirus Information and Update website. All this information is accurate at the newsletter’s time of publication.

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Here are some other important items to keep in mind this week.

1 Fall/Winter 2020-2021 course enrolment. Courses this fall will be, for the most part, delivered online/remotely, and course enrolment for continuing students opens Tuesday, June 30. Use the Enrolment & Registration Guide to check when your enrolment window opens and start planning your course schedule now.

REMINDER: Check for available self-serve tools and resources on My Online Services. Get what you need, from wherever you are, at almost any time of the day. The list of available resources is growing daily as new online and mobile methods are introduced to deliver services and resources you need.

2 2020-2021 OSAP applications are now open. If you are enrolling as a full-time student in Fall/Winter 2020/2021, York recommends that you apply and submit all required documentation through your OSAP application by Tuesday, June 30 in order to have your funds at the beginning of the fall term.
3 REDI Workshop: Requesting and Accessing Accommodations. Attend this workshop and receive a detailed overview of the rights and responsibilities in the accommodations process based on the Ontario Human Rights Code, such as those involving disability (including mental health), creed (religion) and sex/gender. Learn how to request and respond to accommodation needs and hear strategies that will assist in increasing inclusion and accessibility in the York community. Learn more about the Summer 2020 REDI Professional Development. Thursday, June 11, 2 to 3 p.m.
4 Panel Discussion: Will this be the ONE? Reflection, engagement and action against anti-Black racism in Ontario. Members of the Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange (YouthREX), based at the School of Social Work at York University, will discuss the current groundswell of protests and lead a conversation that will be framed by the findings of their report, “Doing Right Together for Black Youth,” which found that the number-one issue for Black youth and their families in Ontario is widespread anti-Black racism that runs through all of Ontario’s institutions and systems, including the educational, child welfare and criminal justice systems, as well as the labour market. Thursday, June 11, 11:30 a.m.
5 Collision Conference 2020 ticket giveaway. Earn a FREE ticket to North America’s fastest-growing tech conference, where you can join other attendees and take a forward-looking approach to connect the tech industry with every other industry in the world! Innovation York and the Student Success Office are joining forces to offer York students the exclusive opportunity to claim one FREE ticket (with 100 total tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis). The event will take place from June 23 to 25. To claim your free ticket, you must become a digital ambassador for York University. Learn how to become a digital ambassador.
6 ACMAPS Event Schedule. Are you a mature student at York U? Are you interested in meditation or attending a casual, drop-in based café hour to meet other mature students or a mature student peer mentor? Check the schedule at the link above and attend any session you wish, via Zoom. If you have any questions regarding the ACMAPS events, please email
7 Summer Online Activities Calendar. Check out this calendar and take part in some online activities during these days of isolation. Connect with others and participate in activities for your academic, career, entertainment and fitness needs.
8 Online/Remote Learning Protocol for York University Students. York University has developed best practices and protocols to support you in your online/remote learning success. Similar protocols have also been provided to York University staff and instructors.
9 York International’s Coffee Breaks. All students welcome! Join student leaders on Zoom and meet other students from various programs, Faculties, countries and cultures to connect and get to know each other in a fun, comfortable setting. Every day, Monday to Friday. Visit their calendar at the link above to see all events and how to join.
10 Career Centre Webinar: Interview Preparation. Join this session and learn tips on how you can influence the first impression you make at your next interview and show your best self while answering employers' questions. Approach your next interview or networking event with increased confidence. Wednesday, June 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration required at Experience York.

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