This Week @ York for Week of July 14

This Week @ York for Week of July 14

This Week @ York for Week of July 14

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 YU Better Together 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 and remotely, and course enrolment for continuing undergraduate students has begun. 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 the recent #YUBlog post, Making Enrolment Easier with the Visual Schedule Builder.

For more information about the upcoming Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Academic Session and York’s path forward for the upcoming academic year, visit the YU Better Together FAQ web page. Find answers to some of your questions about enrolment, class delivery, research, academic support, student services, general operations and much more.

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.

2 C4 Capstone Webinar. 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-world challenges with social impact. Last year, the project won the Airbus Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Diversity Award in 2020. To celebrate the achievements and help new students learn about the C4 course, the C4 team invite you to join this webinar. Monday, July 20, 10 a.m.

Hear from students that took part in the C4 program last year in the most recent #YUBlog post, Create Positive Change While Studying: The C4 Program. If you’d like more information on the program, submit this form to receive more details.

3 Career Centre Webinar: How to Effectively Use LinkedIn. Join this session and learn tips on how to use LinkedIn effectively to enhance your job search. Gain insight on how you can leverage LinkedIn's features to build your professional network. Wednesday, July 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Register at Experience York.
4 Learning Skills Services Workshop: Managing Academic Stress. At this interactive session, you can engage in activities and discuss useful strategies for handling the challenges and stresses of university life and learn tips on how to handle academic pressure. Wednesday, July 13, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
5 F.I.S.S.T. Training. The Fieldwork Initiative to Stop Sexualized Trauma (F.I.S.S.T.) Training is being offered in partnership with The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education.The program was developed and is led by The Fieldwork Initiative and focuses on experiences of sexual harassment in fieldwork. Participants will learn to better understand the realities they may face during fieldwork; learn strategies to recognize problematic situations; and understand how to reach out for help and connect with resources. Most importantly, participants will understand that they should never have to endure uncomfortable or traumatic situations obtaining or doing fieldwork data. Wednesday, July 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
6 Speaker: BOLD IDEAS: "Unmasking failure: An intersectional view of mental health and masculinity”. Speaker Ashim Sharma is currently completing his BA in Psychology and English at York and his current research interests revolve around masculinity and its effects on emotion regulation. As a first-generation South-Asian student navigating the diaspora of mass immigration, dealing with mental health issues throughout his life and addressing masculine norms within society, Ashim is no stranger to failure. Join Ashim in his attempt to change the narrative behind the redemption story and unmask failure to uncover its necessity in everyday life. Registration required at the link above. Thursday, July 16, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
7 Photography Workshop. Calumet and Stong Colleges invite all students to attend this workshop where you will learn tips on how to use your phone camera to its full potential. All you need is a camera (phone camera or other). Everyone uses their camera, either for selfies or photography, so we should learn what goes into a good photo, what settings to use and how to set up a good shot. All you need is a camera (phone camera or other). Friday, June 17, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
8 Virtual Mature Student Meditation (Mindful Meditation). Join this virtual mindful meditation session facilitated by psychologist Scott Pope from Student Counselling & Development. It will help you de-stress, decrease loneliness and increase positivity. Tuesday, July 21, 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Virtual Mature Student Café Hour. Join this warm and inviting virtual atmosphere, meet a mature student peer mentor and connect with other mature students at York. The session is one hour long, informal and conducted via Zoom by a peer mentor. Drop-ins are welcome. Tuesday, July 21, 11 a.m. to noon.

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

9 York 101 Video: All About Course Codes and Moodle. This week’s video tells you about the meaning behind the details of your course codes and how to effectively use Moodle while studying from home.
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.


York unveiled the University Academic Plan 2020-2025. 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.

With students spending more time online, there are more opportunities for disruption. Check out this recent #YUBlog post for tips on how to stay safe from falling victim to online scammers and How to Avoid Email Scams.

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