Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the remainder of the week. All posted event times are in Eastern Standard Time.
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||16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence as we honour those we have lost and reflect on renewing our commitment to take action on ending gender-based violence. Participating in community events and conversations such as these helps to increase public awareness and eliminate gendered violence. November 25 to December 4.
REDI Workshop Series: Addressing and Responding to Sexual Harassment. Join this interactive session hosted by the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (CHREI) and to learn strategies and best practices on how to identify, prevent and respond to instances of sexual harassment on campus. Wednesday, November 25, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Registration required.
The Issues and Impacts of Misogynoir: Voices of Experience. Misogynoir — the term coined by queer Black feminist Moya Bailey to describe the experiences of prejudice and harassment directed at Black women — is a critical social issue and human rights concern. Spend an hour with The Centre, in partnership with CHREI, as they invite noted speakers to share their experiences and challenges addressing misogynoir. Then, stay for a presentation and break-out discussion about your role in providing space for Black women to address the issues and impacts of misogynoir. Friday, November 27, noon to 1 p.m. Registration required.
Safety During COVID-19: Challenges and Strategies for Effective Safety Planning. This presentation from Student Counselling & Development will focus on how the pandemic can uniquely impact survivors of intimate partner violence. General and specific safety-planning strategies will be explored, as well as a discussion around thinking “outside the box” to promote safety and well-being for survivors. Monday, November 30, 11 a.m. to noon. Registration required.
National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women Virtual Memorial. December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women, a day declared by Canada's Parliament as the National Day of Remembrance and Action following the murder of 14 women at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989. Join the pan-University memorial ceremony to reflect on this tragedy and remember the 14 victims while recognizing that this systemic issue continues to plague our society. Friday, December 4, 11 a.m. to noon. YouTube livestream link will be available to watch on the main page.
|2||Markham Campus (MC) Virtual Town Hall. Join President Lenton and other York senior leaders in this Virtual Town Hall and learn about our latest plans for the MCC. From its inception, the MCC has been a collaborative endeavour for our community. We encourage you to submit questions in advance of the event using this question submission form. Wednesday, November 25, 2 to 3:15 p.m.|
|3||Call for student volunteers: The Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR) is accepting applications for student members on the York University Tribunal (UT). UT student, faculty and staff members sit on hearing panels to adjudicate breaches of York's non-academic Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and review appeals of Local Adjudication and Tribunal Hearing decisions. This appointment is for a two-year term. Read the full posting and application instructions on the OSCR website. Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 15.|
|4||Learning Skills Services (LSS) Workshop: Managing Academic Stress. Attend this workshop and learn tips and strategies for handling the anxieties and stresses of university life. Wednesday, November 25, 10 to 11 a.m. Registration required.
Additional Date and Registration Link: Managing Academic Stress. Tuesday, December 1, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration required.
Workshop: Exam Prep. Join this session and learn tips to effectively prepare for all types of exams, including multiple choice, short answer, calculations, essay-style and more. If you feel like you could use some help preparing for exams, whether it’s a midterm or a final, then this workshop is for you. Wednesday, November 25, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Registration required.
Additional Dates and Registration Links:
Exam Prep. Friday, November 27, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Registration required.
Exam Prep. Monday, November 30, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Registration required.
Workshop: Memory. Learn techniques to help you transfer course work information into your long-term memory, and gain strategies you’ll need to retrieve the information when you most need it. Thursday, November 26, 3 to 4 p.m. Registration required.
LSS Peers Help You Prep for Exams: Top Five Things You Need to Do. Exams are right around the corner, but don't worry, the #YUBlog and LSS have got you covered. In addition to attending one of the sessions listed above, the #YUBlog partnered up with LSS Peer Academic Coaches Cindy and Aleeza to give you some top tips for how you can effectively prepare for and ace those exams.
|5||York International Information Session: Global Internships Q&A. Curious about participating in a funded international internship? Register for this Zoom session to find out more about program requirements and application process. Tuesday, November 24, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Registration required.
Info Session: Exchange Q&A. Students interested in participating in a York International exchange program must attend at least one Exchange Q&A. The session will recap the key points from the Information Session video, answer your questions and give the submission code for the Exchange Application. Wednesday, November 25, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required.
Info Session: Short Term and Summer Programs Q&A. Curious about Summer Abroad courses offered by York faculty members and York partners that will help you gain an international perspective while working towards your degree? Join this information sessions to find out more about the benefits of international education, which program is right for you and how to apply. Friday, November 27, 1 to 2 p.m. Registration required.
View the York International Events Calendar for the full Virtual Coffee Break weekly schedule. YI’s daily Virtual Coffee Breaks are an online space for international and domestic students from across programs, Faculties, countries and cultures to connect and get to know each other! Student Leaders are on Zoom every weekday with different fun and interesting topics. When you sign up, a confirmation email with the zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.
|6||Mature Student Webinar: Program Change Workshop for Mature Students in the Faculty of LA&PS: Undecided Majors. Choosing a program can be challenging. This workshop will offer a step-by-step guide to the program change process and also helpful resources to help you navigate your academic journey. If you are an Undecided Major mature student in LA&PS, this session is for you. Wednesday, November 25, noon to 1 p.m. Registration required.
Mature Student Event Schedule. Are you a mature student interested in meditation or attending a casual, drop-in 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.
|7||Leadership Workshop: Digital Leadership & Universal Design. Attend this workshop to practice your digital leadership skills, learn tips on how to improve your online service delivery and run meaningful presentations, workshops and meetings. You'll get a chance to practice executing your own workshop design using accessibility features & engagement guidelines with real-time feedback to evaluate your own service delivery skills. Wednesday, November 25, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Registration required.
Leadership Workshop: Framing Your Narrative as a Leader. Join this workshop and explore ways to make you and your message more compelling through a mix of storytelling and fact-framing. Learn strategies on how to effectively make a point and advocate for what you want. Friday, November 27, 10 to 11 a.m. Registration required.
|8||Health Education Workshop: Self-Care Series: Mindful Movement for Those Who Can’t Meditate. Get moving with this physically active workshop and explore mindful movement that supports nervous system regulation and provides a way to sooth and calm your stress responses. This workshop is based on dance/movement psychotherapy, but no movement experience is required. Bonus: attendees will be included in a draw for a $10 to $25 gift certificate! Wednesday, November 25, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required.|
|9||Virtual Employer Meet & Greet for Students with Disabilities. Join the Career Centre for their Virtual Employer Meet & Greet event for students with disabilities connecting you to hiring managers. You will be able to update your profile with your resumé during the pre-fair on November 24 and 25. On the day of the event, be prepared to virtually chat and discuss spring and summer internships, new grad job opportunities and network with hiring managers! Drop by any time on Thursday, November 26 between 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required on the Easy Virtual Fair Platform.|
|10||SCLD Game Nights. Unwind, take a break from schoolwork and meet new people by dropping into Student Community & Leadership Development's weekly game nights! They'll be offering a variety of games such as Among us, Scribbl.io and Jackbox games. These game nights will be led by students on the Student Engagement Ambassador Team. Feel free to bring a friend or come meet a new one! Thursday, November 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Registration required.|
|11||Join the Student Financial Support Peers for two upcoming virtual workshops.
Financing Your Post-Secondary Education. Join this session hosted in collaboration with New College, where you'll explore topics including OSAP eligibility, loan repayment, financial aid wayfinding, scholarships and bursaries, fees and your student account. Thursday, November 26, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required.
OSAP Loan Repayment. Join this session and learn strategies for how to take control of your financial loans for school! Learn how to pay, when to pay and much more. Friday, November 27, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required.
Financial Literacy. November is Financial Literacy Month. Join this session for some student financial advice! Bring any questions you may have. Monday, November 30, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required.
|12||Writing Centre Workshop: Referencing in Style. Attend this session and learn tips and strategies for how to reference and cite research sources using proper citation methods. Tuesday, December 1, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.|
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