This Week @ York for Week of June 30

This Week @ York for Week of June 30

This Week @ York for Week of June 30

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 ICYMI: York unveiled the University Academic Plan 2020-2025 last week. The Plan lays out a pathway for creating positive change for our students, our campuses, and our local and global communities. In the midst of a global pandemic and international mobilization against anti-Black racism, the Plan recognizes that York University brings distinctive capabilities to help meet the challenges of today and tomorrow and to uncover the opportunities that lie within them. The document affirms York’s core values of academic and educational excellence, diversity and inclusivity, social justice and equity, progressive thinking and environmental sustainability.
2 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
3 Fall/Winter 2020-2021 course enrolment. Courses this fall will be, for the most part delivered online and remotely, and course enrolment for continuing undergraduate students opens June 30. Use the Enrolment & Registration Guide to check when your enrolment window opens and start planning your course schedule now. For tips on organizing your schedule with the Visual Schedule Builder, check out last week’s #YUBlog post, Making Enrolment Easier with the Visual Schedule Builder.

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.

4 When thinking about full year courses for next year, don’t forget to check out the award-winning  C4: The Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom. This unique learning opportunity brings together students at the third-, fourth-, and fifth-year levels to work in interdisciplinary teams on real work challenges with social impact. Sign up here for more information.
5 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.
6 York 101: Your Guide to Your First Year at York University. Check out these videos by SCLD that get released every Tuesday this summer talking about a variety of topics that help incoming students get prepared for their time at York. While it may not be your first year, tune in and maybe you’ll learn something new!
7 Regenesis Cycle York is offering fee-based drop-off repair services for bicycles and curbside pick-up for parts, accessories, and new and used bikes by appointment only. To minimize the risk of contagion, they work on bikes on Thursdays and Fridays, but you can e-mail to coordinate drop-offs and pick-ups for any day of the week! Their assisted DIY repair program is closed because of COVID-19.
8 York International Workshop: Building a Healthy Shopping List on a Budget. Grocery store shopping can be an overwhelming experience. In this session, we’ll be going through how to build a healthy shopping list. You’ll learn how to decode nutrition labels, look out for key ingredients, and stay on budget! Friday, July 3, 1 to 3 p.m.
9 Learning Skills Webinar: Memory. Learn techniques to help you transfer all that course work information into your long term memory, along with the strategies you’ll need to retrieve the information when you most need it. Friday, July 3, 10 to 11 a.m.
10 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.

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