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Popup vaccine clinic on Keele campus June 22 and June 23; only Moderna vaccine available

Good news! A pop-up vaccination clinic will be coming to the Keele campus on June 22 and 23, in partnership with Humber River Hospital. Note that only the Moderna vaccine is available at this time. Read the full City of Toronto press release.As we plan a safe return to York’s campuses this fall, the health and safety of the community continues ...

Community Update #43 - UPDATE: Moderna at Keele Campus Vaccine Pop-up Clinic

Due to unanticipated delays in the shipment of Pfizer BioNTech, the Keele Campus pop-up vaccine clinic will only be offering the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, 23. This changes the age eligibility below, as the Pfizer mRNA vaccine is the only vaccine currently approved for use in Canada for those under 18 yea ...

Can I come to campus?

Faculty, Instructors & Researchers: Please do not come to campus unless it is absolutely necessary. In person/face-to-face research remains suspended at this time. For those requiring access, please conduct daily screening to ensure you do not have COVID-19 symptoms, follow mask guidelines and use your Passport York account to submit access req ...

Popup vaccine clinic on Keele campus June 22 and June 23

***As of June 21, 2021, only the Moderna vaccine is available. Read the full press release.*** As a student living on-campus, taking on-campus courses this summer or you and your family live near campus, you will be eligible to receive: First dose for: anyone 18 years of age and older at time of vaccination, in any M postal code.Second doses for: a ...

Community Update #42 - Pop-up Vaccine Clinic at Keele Campus

Next week, York University will host its first pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Keele Campus, in partnership with Humber River Hospital. Vaccines play an important role in protecting ourselves and those around us and all members of the community who are eligible, are welcome.  Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Hours: 10am until supp ...

Update on vaccine requirement for undergraduate students living on campus for Fall 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming you to on-campus housing this fall. The health and safety of our community and the community around us is our top priority as we look forward to a gradual and safe return to in-person activities for Fall 2021. As part of our commitment to your health and safety, York University will require students living i ...

Update: the province’s Step 1 Reopening plan

The province is officially moving into Step 1 of its Roadmap to Reopen today on June 11. Based on an increasing pace of vaccinations and an improving public health situation, outdoor gatherings with up to 10 people will be permitted, with strict limitations on indoor gatherings.A preliminary review of the impacts of this new step for York suggests ...

Community Update #41 - Alternate Test and Exam Supports for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021

We would like to highlight some supports that are available from the Alternate Exam & Test Centre team this summer and in the lead up to the Fall Term. If you should have any questions, relevant contact information has been included for you below. Summer 2021 Term The Alternate Exam & Test Centre team will be providing ongoing support ...

Fill out the International Student Location Form

I hope you are doing well! As we communicated earlier, York University is currently planning to offer up to 50% of courses in-person for the Fall 2021 term and a full return in Winter 2022. Current indications, such as an accelerated COVID-19 vaccine roll-out across Canada, support increasing in-person learning and co-curricular opportunities ...

York University Campus Outlook for the Fall 2021 Term

Hello future Lion! I know it’s one of your most pressing questions right now, so I am following up on President Lenton’s recent update about our plans for a safe and gradual return to in-person learning on our campuses.  Increasing Opportunities for In-Person Teaching  Current indications, such as an accelerated COVID-19 vaccine roll-out ...

Community Update #40 - Revised Outlook on the Fall and Winter Terms

In my last update in March, I shared details with you about our plans for the safe return to York’s campuses this fall based on public health and government guidelines. Faculties began the work of identifying priorities for in-person instruction based on an assumption of being able to utilize about 25 to 30 percent of our space.   Un ...

Revised outlook on Fall and Winter Terms

In my last update in March, I committed to share more details about our plan for a safe return to campus this fall. Over the past few weeks, new developments have led to a more optimistic outlook for the Fall and Winter Terms. While the current rate of COVID-19 infections in the Greater Toronto Area remains high, there are indications that the ...

International Students: Important information about study permit applications and delayed exams

York University, Ontario and Canada will continue to welcome international students this Fall semester and we look forward to seeing you soon. If you have questions, please contact iadvisor@yorku.ca. York’s comprehensive and mandatory quarantine program continues to support the safe arrival of international students in Toronto, Canada and to effect ...

Undergraduate Students: Get ready to enrol in your Fall/Winter 2021-2022 courses

It’s the time of year to begin planning your Fall/Winter 2021-2022 course enrolment.The University is actively planning for a safe return to our campuses for the Fall 2021 term. For details, please read President Lenton’s announcement. This year, Fall/Winter 2021-2022 course enrolment for continuing students will begin in July. You can confirm your ...

Community Update #39 - On Campus Research and the Stay-at-Home Order

Following the last update that was shared after the release of additional restrictions by the Provincial Government, I am writing on behalf of the Research Continuity Group (RCG) to provide further guidance for on-campus research activities during the current provincial Stay-at-Home order. At this time, the University is not further restricting acc ...

Graduate Students - Update on Strengthened Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order

As recently announced, the Province is permitting strengthened enforcement of the Stay-at-Home order, while imposing new travel restrictions and additional measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. These new measures came into effect on April 17 at 12:01 a.m. and are expected to remain in place until at least May 20. The province has recently revise ...

Community Update #38 - Update on Strengthened Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order

As recently announced, the Ontario Government is permitting strengthened enforcement of the Stay-at-Home order, while imposing new travel restrictions and additional measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. These new measures came into effect on April 17 at 12:01 a.m. and are expected to remain in place until at least May 20. The province has recen ...

Community Update #37 - Preliminary update for researchers on strengthened measures to control COVID-19 transmission

To the Associate Deans of Research, As you are likely aware, in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and the enhanced threat to public health, today the Premier announced strengthened public health measures to help reduce transmission. Based on our current understanding of the announcement, those researchers, ...

Community Update #36 - Update on Vaccines

We continue to be grateful for the important contributions of required services staff on our campuses. While all members of the University’s community are experiencing hardships resulting from the pandemic, to support the staff working on York’s campuses at this time we want to remind everyone to please not come on site unless it is absolutely nece ...

Travel Guidance for Summer 2021 & Fall 2021 Terms

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present many unknowns this year with respect to travel. With the emergence of variants of concern and the varying pace of global vaccination, the University is recommending that all non-essential outbound travel should be limited or delayed where possible. The following applies to all members of the York community ...

Community Update #35 - Travel Guidance & Impact on International Outbound Programs for Summer & Fall Terms

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present many unknowns this year with respect to travel. With the emergency of variants of concern and the varying pace of global vaccination, at this time the University is recommending that all non-essential outbound travel should be limited or delayed where possible. If you do choose to travel, please do so safe ...

Community Update #34 - What the Provincial Emergency & Stay-at-Home Order Means for York

Yesterday, the Ontario government declared a third Provincial State of Emergency, issuing a stay-at-home order and additional public health restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, effective Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m. Under these orders, everyone will be required to remain at home with the exception of essential trips, such as for groceri ...

Please apply for residence by May 1, 2021

It’s a great time to say yes to York! In a recent community update our President shared the good news that we are  actively planning to increase on-campus learning opportunities this Fall. Our plans are focused on gradually bringing small classes and co-curricular opportunities back onto our campuse ...

Please apply for residence by May 1 , 2021

It’s a great time to say yes to York! In a recent community update, our President shared the good news that we are actively planning to increase on-campus learning opportunities this Fall. Our plans are focused on gradually bringing small classes and co-curricular opportunities back onto our campuses as much as possibl ...

Updates for International Students

In a recent community update, our President shared the news that we are actively planning additional on-campus learning opportunities this Fall while access to high-quality remote learning also continues.  We can confirm that international tuition fees will not increase for Fall/Winter 2021-2022. Ad ...

Community Update #33 - Update on the Provincewide Emergency Brake

As we have entered a new phase of provincial restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic, this is undoubtedly a very challenging time for all members of the York community. While we can confirm that the Provincewide Emergency Brake shutdown does not pose any significant impact to on-campus classes that have been planned for the Winter or Summer 2021 term ...

What the New COVID-19 Restrictions Mean for York University

As the province announced today, a provincewide emergency brake is being implemented beginning on April 3 at 12:01 a.m. This shutdown will apply to Toronto, which had previously been in “Grey-lockdown” under the Province’s COVID-19 Response Framework. We can confirm that this change does not pose any significant impact to on-campus classes that hav ...

Community Update #32 - York’s New Transitional Remote Work Policy for Staff

As mentioned last week by President Lenton, York University is introducing a new Transitional Remote Work Policy as part of our commitment to the wellbeing of our community. The implementation of this new policy is beginning today with a goal to create more flexibility for staff, stronger engagement, satisfaction and productivity in daily work, bot ...

Community Update #31 - Update on Return to Campus Planning

In my last update about our plan to safely return to our campuses this fall, I promised to share more details with you as they became available. We recognize that the public health situation as it pertains to the ongoing pandemic continues to evolve, and that many of you understandably have questions about Fall 2021 planning. We continue to activel ...

Community Update #30 - Daily COVID-19 Screening Using the Campus Access System

As part of our efforts to keep our campuses safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, all faculty, staff, instructors, students and researchers who are planning on visiting York at this time must use the campus access system. The system allows anyone with a Passport York account to book the date(s) that they expect to be on campus in advance, requiri ...

Community Update #29 - Shoppers Drug Mart in York Lanes Offers COVID-19 Vaccines

As part of Ontario’s pharmacy pilot, Shoppers Drug Mart in York Lanes is now making the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine available to those between 60-64 years of age. The pilot started on March 11 at this location and is part of a wider strategy to deliver vaccines in Toronto, Kingston and Windsor. Vaccinations will be offered by appointment and booki ...

Toronto Moves into Grey-Lockdown

As you may know, on Friday, March 5, the Ontario government announced that the City of Toronto will move into “Grey-Lockdown,” officially ending the Stay-at-Home order in the GTA as of March 8 at 12:01 a.m. At this time, we can confirm that this change does not pose any significant impacts to on-campus classes that have been planned for the Winter ...

Community Update #28 - Toronto Moves Into Grey-Lockdown

As you may know, on Friday, March 5th the Ontario government announced that the City of Toronto will move into “Grey-lockdown,” officially ending the Stay-at-Home order in the GTA as of March 8th at 12:01 a.m. At this time, we can confirm that this change does not pose any significant impacts to on-campus classes that have ...

Glendon Students: Get ready to enrol in your Fall/Winter 2021-2022 courses

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to York University and want to take the opportunity to provide you with information about Fall/Winter 2021-2022 course enrolment. Classes start on September 8 this year. The University is actively planning for a safe return to our campuses for the Fall 2021 term. For details, please read President Lenton’s ann ...

GET READY TO ENROL IN YOUR FALL/WINTER 2021-2022 COURSES

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to York University and want to take the opportunity to provide you with information about Fall/Winter 2021-2022 course enrolment. Classes start on September 8 this year. The University is actively planning for a safe return to our campuses for the Fall 2021 term. For details, please read President Lenton’s ann ...

Community Update #27 - Important Update on the Fall 2021 Term

Over this past year, York students, staff, faculty and instructors have demonstrated a deep commitment to academic excellence while adapting to the realities of being physically distanced from one another. Your achievements in navigating the shift to remote learning, research, and operations have been truly inspiring. At the same time, there is no ...

Important Update on the Fall 2021 Term

Over this past year, York students, staff, faculty and instructors have demonstrated a deep commitment to academic excellence while adapting to the realities of being physically distanced from one another. Your achievements in navigating the shift to remote learning, research, and operations have been truly inspiring. At the same time, there is no ...

IMPORTANT: Summer 2021 course enrolment update

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to York University and want to take the opportunity to provide you with information about Summer 2021 course enrolment. The Summer 2021 session begins May 10 Summer term courses will be offered, for the most part, through online/remote delivery. The York Courses website shows you all course offerings for Summe ...

IMPORTANT: Summer 2021 course enrolment update

I’d like to take this opportunity to provide you with information about course enrolment for the Summer 2021 session. The Summer 2021 session begins May 10 The York Courses website has been updated with course offerings for Summer 2021. As we communicated on November 30, summer term courses will mostly be offered through online/remote delivery. To ...

This Week @ York for Week of February 9

Hey Lions! 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 ...

This Week @ York For Week of February 2

Hey Lions! 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 ...

Community Update #26 - Supporting the York Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We recognize that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown restrictions and extended return dates for in-person learning have placed a significant toll on many parents, caregivers and members of the York community. Managing uncertainty and adapting to ongoing changes that affect daily responsibilities continue to be a shared experience and many of u ...

This Week at York for Week of January 26

Hey Lions! 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 ...

Community Update #25 - Follow-up: Claiming Work from Home Expenses due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As a follow up to the December 11th 2020 communication (Community Update #21 - Claiming Work from Home Expenses due to the COVID-19 Pandemic), the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has confirmed two new COVID-19 specific options for employees to claim a deduction related to home office expenses. They are as follows: The Temporary Flat Method - eligible e ...

This Week @ York for Week of January 19

This Week @ York For Week of January 19 Hey Lions! 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 Update #24 - York University’s New COVID-19 Planning and Response Team

As we begin a new year at York University, supporting our community through the pandemic remains our top priority. As public health guidance continues to evolve alongside the rollout of vaccines, we have made some adjustments to the organization of our institutional response. I am pleased to announce that Dr. Parissa Safai has been appointed as Spe ...

UPDATE: Provincial State-of-Emergency

Yesterday the Ontario government declared a second Provincial Emergency, issuing additional public health restrictions to help limit the spread of COVID-19. As part of this announcement, a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with the exception of essential trips and for essential work will come into effect on January 14 at 12:01 ...

Community Update #23 - Ontario Declares Provincial Emergency

As you may be aware, today the Ontario government declared a second Provincial Emergency, issuing additional public health restrictions to help limit the spread of COVID-19. As part of this announcement, a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with the exception of essential trips and for essential work will come into effect on Ja ...

This Week at York for Week of January 12

This Week @ York For Week of January 12 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 ...

Update on June 2021 convocation

After careful consideration of the ongoing public health concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have once again made the difficult decision to hold our June 2021 convocation ceremonies virtually, as opposed to in-person. We know that many of this year’s graduates, as well as many of those who graduated in 2020, will be disappointed by th ...

READ PLEASE: Province-wide shutdown and what it means for York U

As you prepare for the upcoming Winter break, we’d like to update you about the provincial government announced restrictions that will come into effect on December 26, 2020 to help limit the spread of COVID-19. As the City of Toronto is already in a lockdown situation (November 22 communication), there are very few additional impacts on our current ...

Community Update #22 - Provincewide shutdown – What it means for York

As you may be aware, on Monday, December 21, the Ontario government announced a provincewide shutdown and additional measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19, that come into effect starting on Boxing Day (Saturday, December 26). To provide clarity and ensure continuity over the holiday break and into the winter term, I wanted to provide a fina ...

Winter 2021 – services and resources available over the break

As we near the December break, I want to share some information about the Winter 2021 academic term. You may be wondering what supports and resources will be available during the holidays, and how you can connect and stay in-the-know. We’re here to support you, whether you’re in residence or off campus. The majority of our offices will be closed ov ...

Plans for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022

We know you have questions about what Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 will look like. I want to share some important information about our plans, which continue to evolve based on public health guidance, the recent introduction of the vaccine in Canada and continued efforts to support students through this challenging time. York University is committed t ...

Welcome to Winter 2021 at York!

As we near the December break, I want to share some information about the Winter 2021 academic term. You may be wondering what supports and resources will be available during the holidays, and how you can connect and stay in-the-know.  We’re here to support you, whether you’re in residence or off campus. The majority of our offices will be closed o ...

This Week @ York Winter Break Special Edition - December 15, 2020

This Week @ York is bringing you this special edition focused on keeping you connected to the York community over the holiday break and supporting your mental health and well-being. We have also included some events that are taking place before and during the Winter Break, which you can find between #10 and #12 . All posted event times are in Easte ...

Community Update #21 - Claiming Work from Home Expenses due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In consideration of the global pandemic and the COVID-19 imposed restrictions requiring York University to move to remote work operations for the majority of faculty and staff for a period now exceeding six months, it is very likely that employees required to work remotely may have incurred some expenses that were not eligible to be reimbursed by t ...

This Week @ York for Week of December 8

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 Tog ...

Community Update #20 - Holiday Closure Information

As the holiday season approaches, I want to remind you of the extended University holiday closure period. All our campuses will be closed as of Thursday, December 24, 2020 until Thursday, January 7, 2021.  We are very pleased to be able to provide you with a few very well-deserved extra days off, to thank you all for your continued service and dedi ...

This Week at York for Week of December 1

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 Tog ...

Plans underway for Summer 2021 term course enrolment

As you near the end of the Fall 2020 term, I know you are looking forward to the successful completion of the term and the break. I want to take the opportunity to provide an update on what is ahead. On November 4, 2020, I provided an update for the Winter 2021 term. It’s now time to turn attention to Summer 2021. York University’s Senate Executive ...

Plans underway for Summer 2021 term course enrolment

As you near the end of the Fall 2020 term, I know you are looking forward to the successful completion of the term and the break. I want to take the opportunity to provide an update on what is ahead. On November 4, 2020, I provided an update for the Winter 2021 term. It’s now time to turn attention to Summer 2021. York University’s Senate Executive ...

Community Update #19 - Update on Summer 2021 Term

As we near the end of the Fall 2020 term, we want to take the opportunity to briefly reflect on the past several months and provide an update on what is ahead for the York community. While it has been a challenging transition to virtual learning, students, faculty and staff have shown great resilience and continue to demonstrate impressive learning ...

This Week @ York For Week of November 24

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 Tog ...

UPDATE: Toronto Lockdown and impact on York U campuses

The new restrictions announced by the provincial government for Toronto and Peel regions effective Monday, November 23, will have minor impact on current approved on-campus activities at York University. Courses will continue to be offered online/remotely. On-campus courses will continue; contact your instructor if you have questions about attendin ...

Community Update #18 - New Provincial COVID-19 Measures – What Toronto in Lockdown means for York University

In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the provincial government has announced new restrictions that will come into effect for Toronto and Peel regions Monday, November 23 at 12:01 a.m. This Communication outlines the impact of these measures on the currently approved on-campus activities at York University. Most of our community will cont ...

This Week @ York MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS SPECIAL EDITION - November 19

This Week @ York Mental Health & Wellness Special Edition - Nov 19 While taking care of our mental health is always important, this time of global pandemic response brings added complications to our lives and with that, an increased need to know how and where we can access support. We also recognize that we’re approaching exam season, which can ...

Community Update #17 - Toronto now in “Red Zone” – What it means for York

Many of you will know that on November 14, 2020, Toronto moved into the “Red” – Control level of the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework. As a result, Toronto Public Health has updated their precautionary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This update is to inform you about what this means for York. As always, our first priori ...

This Week @ York for Week of November 17

This Week @ York For Week of November 17 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 ...

Students in Residence: Make an Informed Holiday Plan: COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

As the holiday season approaches, I wanted to share some information to help you make an informed decision about your holiday plans. I recognize that the holiday period is often a time to get away, relax and spend time with family and friends. Finding safe ways to stay in touch with loved ones has become more important now than ever before. As Onta ...

This Week @ York for Week of November 10

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

Get ready for the Winter 2021 term at York University!

I am looking forward to welcoming you to York for the Winter 2021 term and want to take this opportunity to provide you with some information about starting your studies at York. Course enrolment If you have not yet completed your course enrolment, I encourage you to do so as soon as possible, as courses are filling up. The York Courses website sho ...

Get ready for the Winter 2021 term at York!

I hope you are having a successful Fall term. Winter break is approaching. I want to take this opportunity to provide you with some information about completing the fall term and starting the winter term. December 2020 exams The December 2020 exam schedule for December 9-23 is now posted. When you check your exam schedule take note of the special e ...

This Week @ York for Week of November 3

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

This Week at York for Week of October 27

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

This Week at York for Week of October 27

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

Update on mask or face covering protocol

Newly introduced provincial requirements, beginning immediately, requires anyone in an indoor space at York University, including all campuses, work sites and satellite offices, to wear a mask/face covering that covers their mouth, nose and chin completely for the entire duration while indoors, unless an exemption applies. Indoor spaces at York inc ...

Community Update #16 - Please wear your mask or face covering

I am writing to provide you with an update on the University’s mask or face covering protocol, which has recently been revised to align with newly introduced provincial requirements. COVID-19 and the ongoing need to wear masks or face coverings continues to evolve and we will keep the York community informed as new updates are introduced through th ...

IMPORTANT INFORMATION from York University: Travel to Canada Plans for International Students

The information on this page may have recently changed. For the most recent information about quarantine, please visit York’s Quarantine Information Page. Recently, Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that international students would be exempt from travel restrictions and will be able to travel to Canada for their studi ...

Join us on October 27 for a COVID-19 information session with Toronto Public Health

As part of our ongoing mission to educate and support the York community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for an interactive online student information session. Organized in partnership with Toronto Public Health’s Rapid Response Team, this session will deliver the most current ...

This Week @ York for Week of October 20

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

Review the Toronto Public Health Education Session from Oct. 29

Whether you are on campus or working remotely, learn more about COVID-19 directly from Toronto Public Health. The 90-minute information and Q&A session on Oct. 29 included the following important and timely topics: The latest up-to-date COVID-19 information - how the virus spreads and symptoms How you can reduce the virus spread to stay safe No ...

Community Update #15 - New Provincial COVID-19 Measures in Toronto

At York University, we continue to be aligned with public health and government guidelines. As a result of new public health measures introduced by the Ontario Government last week, York University has continued to take actions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.   The following changes are now in effect.   Fitness facilities: All indoor gyms ar ...

THIS WEEK @ YORK FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 13

This Week @ York For Week of October 13 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the remainder of the 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 ...

THIS WEEK @ YORK FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 6

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

Students in Residence: Reading Week Reminder: Reinforcing COVID-19 health & safety measures

The Government of Ontario has recently updated the gathering restrictions for the entire province in response to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. As Ontario works hard to limit the spread of COVID-19, I’d like to encourage you to consider your Thanksgiving and Reading Week plans and limit your social interactions during the break. We encourage stu ...

Thanksgiving and Reading Week: COVID-19 health & safety measures

The Government of Ontario has recently updated the gathering restrictions for the entire province in response to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. As Ontario works hard to limit the spread of COVID-19, I’d like to encourage you to consider your Thanksgiving and Reading Week plans and limit your social interactions during the break. If you are going ...

Community Update #14 -Rising cases of COVID-19 in Toronto

Toronto Public Health tracks and reports on positive COVID-19 cases daily including ongoing reporting of cumulative cases by specific neighbourhoods. Through this reporting we are aware that there are a high number of positive cases in the area adjacent to our Keele campus, known as York University Heights. As a result, I would like to reiterate th ...

This Week at York for Week of September 29

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

Community Update #13 -STUDY SPACES: Limited number of study spaces available for students on campus

Students living in proximity to campus, in undergraduate residences, York Apartments and The Quad have indicated a need for accessible, quiet spaces with reliable internet access to study and work on projects. In response to this need, York U is making a number of student study spaces available to students. Timeline September 21: Study spaces open ...

This Week at York for Week of September 22

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

COVID-19 UPDATE: new information for the York community

With the fall term now underway, the University continues to take active measures to keep our community members safe and informed. Our decision to schedule the majority of academic programming using primarily online/remote learning, with select in-person instruction, was made after consulting with the government and public health authorities and co ...

Community Update #12 - New Covid-19 Case Status Website

New COVID-19 information With the fall term now underway, the University continues to take active measures to keep our community members safe and informed. Our decision to schedule the majority of academic programming using primarily online/remote learning, with select in-person instruction, was made after consulting with the government and public ...

This Week at York for Week of September 15

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

Community Update #11 - York University Library Services – Fall Update

COVID -19 has required academic libraries worldwide to get creative, and York University Libraries (YUL) is no exception. This fall, while operations are still far from normal, thanks to the herculean efforts of our dedicated employees we are proud that we can continue to deliver many of our core library services as well as providing additional, re ...

This Week @ York for Week of September 8

This Week @ York for Week of Sept 8 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the remainder of the 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. Al ...

IMPORTANT: complete the international student information form by September 10, 2020

I hope you are keeping healthy and safe this summer. Before the new academic year begins, we are requesting that all international students (new and returning) whether you are in Canada or abroad complete the international student information form by September 10, 2020. Complete the Form In the form, we ask you to tell us where you will be living d ...

Community Update #10 - eClass Update

During the past week, all Moodle undergraduate degree courses were transferred to the new reclass platform. This week, we have been fixing sporadic glitches experienced by some instructors, as well as completing graduate courses transfer. Aside from an issue with CrowdMark, for which we are waiting for CrowdMark’s input, we believe that most if not ...

IMPORTANT READ: what you need to know before coming to campus to attend your in-person course

Welcome to the Fall 2020 term. I am excited to get started despite how different the campus will look and feel from any other year. You are receiving this email as our records indicate that you are enrolled in at least one in-person course for the Fall 2020 term. I want to ensure you are aware of the safety guidelines in place and the resources and ...

IMPORTANT READ: what you need to know about starting your Fall term

Welcome to the Fall 2020-2021 Academic Session. I am excited to get started despite how different this year is from any other. I want to help you have a smooth and successful transition to this academic year and let you know about some services and resources available to you. How to access your online classes Your primary platform for online course ...

This Week @ York for Week of September 1

This Week @ York For Week of September 1 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the remainder of the 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 websit ...

Welcome to Fall 2020 at York!

I am writing to welcome you to York University for this unique Fall 2020 term. I hope this email finds you and your family safe and well during these unsettling times. While most of us will not be on campus, I want to share with you that teams of students, staff and faculty have been working all summer to ensure that we provide you with a supportiv ...

How York plans to keep students on campus safe this fall

"While the majority of our community will be working and studying from home this fall, there are some important activities that will require a phased return to campus, such as ongoing research and a limited number of in-person courses. The gradual reopening of our campuses will continue to be guided by public health guidelines and the government. O ...

This Week at York for Week of August 25

This Week @ York For Week of August 25 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the remainder of the 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. ...

10 ways York is keeping our community safe from COVID-19

As Toronto moves to Stage 3, the gradual reopening of our campuses will continue to be guided by public health and government guidelines. Within those guidelines, the goal is to limit use of campus facilities to the most critical activities for students, faculty and staff in ways that put the health and safety of our community first. A select numbe ...

This Week @ York for Week of August 18

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

ACTION REQUIRED: Help us deliver online student services that meet your needs

With classes being delivered in remote or online formats for the Fall 2020 term, most of you will be accessing student services, resources and activities remotely – from all corners of the globe. Before the Fall 2020 academic term begins, we’re asking you to complete this Service Delivery Form no later than August 26, 2020 so that we can more flexi ...

Fall Convocation Update

After careful consideration, given the ongoing public health concerns resulting from COVID-19 and the restrictions on public gatherings, York University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, and the University of Toronto, have made the difficult decision not to hold in-person fall convocation ceremonies. Although each institution will have a unique ...

Community Update #9 - Fall Convocation Update

Dear York Community, After careful consideration, given the ongoing public health concerns resulting from COVID-19 and the restrictions on public gatherings, York University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, and the University of Toronto, have made the difficult decision not to hold in-person fall convocation ceremonies. Although each institutio ...

IMPORTANT: Information about the Winter 2021 term

We previously shared with you our plans for the Fall term. After consulting with the government and public health authorities and considering our guiding principles, the University is offering a full selection of academic programming using primarily online/remote learning, with select in-person instruction. This has been planned carefully with appr ...

Community Update #8 - Update Regarding Winter 2021 Term

York University’s Senate Executive Committee has recently approved the extension of the Principles to Guide Fall 2020 Graduate and Undergraduate Course Planning to the Winter 2021 term. This means the same fundamental approach to course delivery in the Fall will also apply for the Winter 2021 term. The guidelines are premised on preparing for onlin ...

This Week @ York for Week of August 11

This Week @ York For Week of August 11 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the remainder of the week. Note: any information related to changes due to COVID-19 found in this newsletter have already been communicated to the community and can be found at York’s YU Better Together website ...

This Week @ York for Week of August 4

This Week @ York – August 4 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the remainder of the 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 i ...

Community Update #7 - Preparing for a new academic year

Dear Colleagues, As a follow-up to the communication I sent out on Friday, July 31, I am writing to provide further details about what you can expect from the University in the coming weeks and months. As I indicated last week, while Toronto has moved to Stage 3, the pandemic is still ongoing. The gradual reopening of our campuses will therefore co ...

Community Update #6 - Toronto in Stage 3 – What it means for York

Dear Colleagues, Now that Toronto has joined the rest of the GTA in moving to Stage 3, I wanted to write with an update on what it means for York. As always, our first priority is the health and safety of the entire York community. As the pandemic is ongoing, public health guidelines are still determining how businesses, services, and spaces are ab ...

Community Update #5 - Staff and Faculty well-being

Dear York Community, Let me start by thanking you for your continued commitment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has disrupted our lives at both work and home, and I am both proud and grateful to be part of a community that continues to put our students first. Since March, I know you have adjusted to new work and family arrangements, someti ...

This Week @ York for Week of July 28

This Week @ York For Week of July 28 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the remainder of the 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. A ...

This Week at York for Week of July 21

This Week @ York For Week of July 21 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the remainder of the 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. A ...

Community Update #4 - York University Libraries - Fall Planning

Dear Instructors, In preparation for the Fall semester, York University Libraries (YUL) has adapted its services to support online learning and research. This communication provides an overview of YUL resources and answers some frequently asked questions to help you plan your upcoming courses. Listed below are sections on the many ways the Librarie ...

This Week @ York - July 16

This Week @ York – July 16 Special Issue: Academic Support Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the remainder of the week. This special edition is focused on online and remote academic support. Note: any information related to changes due to COVID-19 found in this newsletter has alread ...

Current International Students: Complete York’s International Student Info Form & Info for International Students

I hope you are keeping healthy and safe this summer. I know this is not how you expected this year to go. This is a very different situation than we have faced before. Although it is not the same experience as being together in person, we are committed to making your online experience a meaningful and enriching one. One that makes you feel part of ...

International Students: Complete York’s International Student Info Form & Info for International Students

Congratulations on accepting your offer to York! We are so excited that you will be joining the York community. I know this is not how you expected to begin your university journey. This is a very different situation than we have faced before. Although it is not the same experience as being together in person, we are committed to making your online ...

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 ...

Students in Residence: Non-medical mouth & nose coverings for students on campus

The safety and well-being of the York community remains our number one priority as we proceed with the phased return to campus. Until August 31, 2020 (at the earliest), attendance on campus is limited to staff members delivering required services, students living in residence, and students, staff and faculty who have been approved for access to cam ...

Community Update #3 - York Makes the Wearing of Non-Medical Mouth and Nose Coverings Mandatory on Campus

To the York University Community As of Friday, July 10 2020, the wearing of non-medical mouth and nose coverings is mandatory at York University, where maintaining two-metre physical distancing is not possible or predictable in common and shared spaces within buildings, on both the Keele and Glendon campuses. These spaces include, but are not limit ...

This Week @ York for Week of July 7

Dear contact.firstname, This Week @ York for Week of July 7 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 Toge ...

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 we ...

UPDATE: international travel information for students

Due to ongoing effects of COVID-19 in international and national contexts, York University is providing an update to the travel guidance issued on April 14, 2020. What does this mean for you? International Mobility Programs for Students (Exchanges, Internships, Co-op & Other Programs) The University has made the difficult decision to cancel or ...

This Week at York for Week of June 23

This Week @ York for Week of June 23 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 we ...

Community Update #2 - Travel Guidance Communications

Dear York Community, Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 in international and national contexts, York University is providing an update to the travel guidance issued on April 14, 2020. What does this mean for you? International Mobility Programs for Students (Exchanges, Internships, Co-op & Other Programs) The University has made the difficu ...

Planning for a phased return to campuses this Fall 2020-2021

As the University begins to plan for a gradual and phased return to our campuses, it is important to recognize that the pandemic state of emergency is still in effect. York has joined all other GTA Universities and many large organizations in support of the City of Toronto’s request to continue remote work until fall 2020. This means that most Univ ...

Graduate Students: Planning for a phased return to campuses this Fall 2020-2021

As the University begins to plan for a gradual and phased return to our campuses, it is important to recognize that the pandemic state of emergency is still in effect. York has joined all other GTA Universities and many large organizations in supporting the City of Toronto’s request to continue remote work until fall 2020. This means that most Univ ...

This Week @ York for Week of June 16

This Week @ York for Week of June 16 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 we ...

Community Update #1 - Planning for Navigating the Phased Return to Our Campuses - Fall/Winter 2020-21

Dear York Community, As the University begins to plan for a gradual and phased return to our campuses, it is important to recognize that the pandemic state of emergency is still in effect. York has joined all other GTA Universities and many large organizations in supporting the City of Toronto’s request to continue remote work until fall 2020. This ...

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 web ...

New Students: Get ready to enrol in your Fall/Winter 2020-2021 courses

We are looking forward to welcoming you to York for the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Session and want to take this opportunity to provide you with information about course enrolment. Select your Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Courses The York Courses website has been updated with course offerings for Fall/Winter 2020-2021. Fall term courses will be offered, for th ...

Get ready to enrol in your Fall/Winter 2020-2021 courses

We are looking forward to welcoming you to York for the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Session and want to take this opportunity to provide you with information about course enrolment. Select your Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Courses The York Courses website has been updated with course offerings for Fall/Winter 2020-2021. Fall term courses will be offered, for th ...

This Week @ York for Week of June 2

THIS WEEK @ YORK FOR WEEK OF JUNE 2 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. This edition of This Week @ York provides resources relating to COVID-19’s impact on your studies and student life as well as upcoming events and ongoing initiatives. Please note that any inform ...

Remediation of Graduate Student Research Plans

We are writing to share the steps that the University is taking to address concerns about the ability of graduate students to progress toward completion of your degree programs during the pandemic emergency restrictions.  The COVID pandemic has been an incredibly trying time, altering what we had come to take for granted and requiring that so much ...

COVID-19 - York University supports City of Toronto request to continue work at home arrangements until September

Dear Colleagues, As you know, we have taken extraordinary efforts over the last 11 weeks to transition our courses to remote instruction and to shift all but required services off our campuses. While we look forward to re-opening the campuses in consultation with government and public health authorities, we are also contributing to efforts to bring ...

International Students - Updated information about the Post-Graduation Work Permit

We want to ensure you have the latest changes and updates from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada that may impact you. IRCC has announced some new temporary policy changes: Eligibility for the PGWP will not be affected for students who begin their studies in Fall 2020 and whose in-person courses are moved to an online-only format as a res ...

This Week at York for May 21

THIS WEEK @ YORK FOR MAY 21 This special edition of This Week @ York provides information and resources on COVID-19 related financial assistance offered by the Federal and Provincial governments and York University. Please note that any information related to changes due to COVID-19 found in this newsletter has already been communicated to the comm ...

PLEASE APPLY for residence by May 27

By now, you will have seen the good news about York’s plans for the Fall 2020 Term. A big part of a university experience is living on-campus in residence with your peers. The safety of our community members is paramount and re-opening our residences will occur in stages. We are planning on limiting capacity to residence space to half the spaces we ...

This Week at York for Week of May 19

THIS WEEK @ YORK FOR WEEK OF MAY 19 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. This edition of This Week @ York provides resources relating to COVID-19’s impact on your studies and student life as well as upcoming events and ongoing initiatives. Please note that any inform ...

COVID-19 - President’s Update on the Fall Term

Dear York Community, With our summer term now underway, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the York community for their continued commitment and dedication in providing the best possible learning experience for our students, as we manage our way through these unprecedented and challenging times. I am pleased to confirm that ...

Grad students - We are ready to welcome our students to the Fall Term

Now that our summer courses are underway, we are pleased to provide you with an update about York’s plans for the Fall Term. IMPORTANT: OsgoodePD students will be receiving more detail from their program in the near future. Prioritizing the health and safety of our community members The safety of our community members is paramount and re-opening th ...

We are ready to welcome our students to the Fall Term

Now that our summer courses are underway, we are pleased to provide you with an update about York’s plans for the Fall 2020 Term. Prioritizing the health and safety of our community members The safety of our community members is paramount and re-opening the campuses will occur in stages to adhere to public health guidelines. Ensuring our students h ...

This Week @ York for Week of May 13

This Week @ York for Week of May 13 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. This edition of This Week @ York provides resources relating to COVID-19’s impact on your studies and student life as well as upcoming events and ongoing initiatives. Please note that any inform ...

Additional Financial Aid Supports for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a trying time for all members of the York community and may have significantly impacted your financial situation. In response to this, York University has created several new financial aid supports to help undergraduate, graduate, domestic and international students through this difficult period. Yo ...

COVID-19 - Planning for Fall and Supports for Remote Teaching

We know the significant disruption of academic life brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has created a great deal of uncertainty for all members of our community, including instructors as they think ahead to the Fall term. Unfortunately, we do not yet have clarity from the government regarding when and how the current physical distancing regulati ...

This Week @ York for week of May 5 - Special Edition: Mental Health

This week is Mental Health Week in Canada. While taking care of our mental health is always important, this time of global pandemic response brings added complications to our lives and with that, an increased need to know how and where we can access support. With that in mind, This Week @ York is bringing you this special edition focused on support ...

This Week @ York for week of April 28

This Week @ York for Week of April 28 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. This edition of This Week @ York provides resources relating to COVID-19’s impact on your studies and student life. Please note that any information found in this newsletter has already been c ...

Graduate Students - UPDATE: Fall/Winter 2020-2021 course enrolment

We are following up on the email we sent you on April 20 about the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 academic year to commence in September. Course enrolment Every student is assigned a date and time when they can begin to access the registration and enrolment system to enrol in courses. Course enrolment access dates and times for continuing students were orig ...

International Students - UPDATE: Fall/Winter 2020-2021 course enrolment

We are emailing you about the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 academic year to commence in September. Course enrolment Course enrolment, originally scheduled to begin on a rolling basis on April 27, will now begin on June 8. Your Faculty will follow up with you by email by May 18 to confirm your new course enrolment date. We are working as quickly as possibl ...

Domestic Students - UPDATE: Fall/Winter 2020-2021 course enrolment

We are emailing you about the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 academic year to commence in September. Course enrolment  Course enrolment, originally scheduled to begin on a rolling basis on April 27, will now begin on June 8. Your Faculty will follow up with you by email by May 18 to confirm your new course enrolment date. We are working as quickly as possib ...

Undergraduate Students: UPDATE: Fall/Winter 2020-2021 course enrolment

We are following up on the email we sent you on April 20 about the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 academic year to commence in September. Course enrolment Every undergraduate student is assigned a date and time when they can begin to access the registration and enrolment system to enrol in courses. Course enrolment access dates and times for continuing stud ...

Summer course offerings are now finalized

We’re pleased that you’ll be starting at York University this summer. Note that the summer terms begin on May 11, 2020. All Summer 2020 courses will be delivered exclusively in online/remote learning formats. The revised Summer 2020 course offerings have now been finalized and the complete list is available on the York Courses Website. If you have ...

This Week @ York for Week of April 21

This Week @ York for Week of April 21 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. This edition of This Week @ York provides resources relating to COVID-19’s impact on your studies and student life. Please note that any information found in this newsletter has already been c ...

Graduate Students - Summer session course information

On March 25, 2020, York University decided the Summer 2020 terms will be delivered exclusively by online/remote learning formats. The revised Summer 2020 course offerings have now been finalized and the complete list is available on the York Courses Website. If you have already enrolled in Summer 2020 courses, please review your enrolment status, a ...

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Planning for the Fall 2020 term

As you are nearing completion of your Winter academic term and perhaps preparing for Summer courses that start in May, we know that you are also turning your attention to the Fall term. Enrolment and course availability We want to assure you that classes for the 2020-2021 academic year will begin in September even if courses need to be delivered wh ...

Students in the Residence - Community Safety: access to campus buildings

Under York University’s Required Services Model, only those people necessary to maintaining essential campus operations and a limited number of residents are permitted to remain on campus. Please see the Building Closure Memo for details. University buildings have been locked and secured and only those who receive authorization are permitted to acc ...

Undergraduate Students - Summer course offerings are now finalized

On March 25, 2020, York University decided the Summer 2020 terms will be delivered exclusively by online/remote learning formats. The revised Summer 2020 course offerings have now been finalized and the complete list is available on the York Courses Website. If you have already enrolled in Summer 2020 courses, please review your enrolments, as ther ...

This Week @ York for Week of April 14

This Week @ York for Week of April 14 Here’s your timely and targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. This edition of This Week @ York provides resources relating to COVID-19’s impact on your studies and student life. Please note that any information found in this newsletter has already been com ...

Updated travel guidance for the York University Community

Further to the guidance issued on March 14, the University has cancelled all international travel for University-sponsored or sanctioned1 international programs and related travel as well as all university-related business travel to countries outside of Canada until August 31, 2020. Students affected have been and will be contacted directly and the ...

Message from Dean Loebel - FGS Information for Grad Students

Information in response to COVID-19 continues to be updated on the YorkU and FGS websites regularly. This communication compiles and clarifies the various supports available to you currently. The YorkU COVID-19 website is the central source for all information: https://returntocampus.blog.yorku.ca The FGS COVID-19 site relays the central informatio ...

READ PLEASE: Important summer residence extension information

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we recognize that many of you in residence are international and cannot return home or have extenuating circumstances that otherwise prevent you from leaving. Taking this into account, we want to streamline the process for students needing to stay in residence beyond April 26. You must complete the Residence Extension ...

York University COVID-19 Screening Protocol

On March 31, the University communicated its protocol for Self Disclosure of COVID-19 Symptoms to the York community which referenced a COVID-19 screening questionnaire to be used to screen anyone wishing to come on York campuses. This communication provides you with more detailed information about how you and others can return to campus if absolut ...

This Week @ York for Week of April 7

Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. This edition of This Week @ York provides resources relating to COVID-19’s impact on your studies and student life. Please note that any information found in this newsletter has already been communicated to the community and can b ...

Graduate students - please complete this survey to help us plan for the Summer 2020 Session

Planning for Summer 2020 courses is underway and we’ll be able to let you know what courses are being offered by April 17, 2020. We will offer as many courses as possible through online/remote delivery formats. Part of our planning for course delivery includes learning more about how you will access online learning, so we are asking you to please c ...

Undergraduate Students - Please complete this survey to help us plan for the Summer 2020 Session

Planning for Summer 2020 courses is underway and we’ll be able to let you know what courses are being offered by April 17, 2020. We will offer as many courses as possible through online/remote delivery formats. Part of our planning for course delivery includes learning more about how you will access online learning, so we are asking you to please c ...

Students in the Residence - ACTION REQUIRED: please review your new washroom assignment

In order to increase physical (social) distancing in communal-style campus residences (e.g. with shared washrooms), we have assigned washrooms to each student in residence to ensure an accurate determination of students to washroom users. We’ve done this on the advice and guidance of Toronto Public Health. From today forward, your washroom will be: ...

Students in the Residence - ACTION REQUIRED: order meals online for delivery the next day

The health and safety of our guests and staff is of paramount importance to the Food Services team. Because of heightened concerns around COVID-19, we are transitioning our food service operations to a pre-ordered delivery model for students living in residence beginning Monday, April 6, 2020. Select a day’s worth of meals by noon for next-day deli ...

This Week @ York for Week of April 2

Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. This edition of This Week @ York provides resources relating to COVID-19’s impact on your studies and student life. Please note that any information found in this newsletter has already been communicated to the community and can b ...

This Week @ York for Week of March 31

Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. This edition of This Week @ York provides resources relating to COVID-19’s impact on your studies and student life. Please note that any information found in this newsletter has already been communicated to the community and can b ...

Information on Disclosing COVID-19 Symptoms

We are emailing you today to provide you with specific information about the steps you should take if you are experiencing or wish to report COVID-19 symptoms. We want to make sure that you understand that reporting symptoms is voluntary and the steps we will take to protect your privacy. The process is different for students living in residence to ...

Temporary changes to Course Drop, Requirement for Medical Documentation and Pass/Fail Policies

Due to the disruption of your academic activities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Senate Executive Committee has announced several provisions for course completion and academic support. You can read the announcement here. I would like to draw your attention to the following academic considerations that have been made. Course Drops   The course dro ...

York University Emergency Bursaries

We know that many of you are going through difficult, unexpected financial situations due to COVID-19, whether it is paying for rent, lost wages from your part time jobs, paying for travel to your home countries or other expenses. York University has established two bursaries to help students who require immediate short-term financial relief becaus ...

This Week @ York for Week of March 26

Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. We recognize that you have received several communications from us this past week, so this edition of This Week @ York is dedicated to recapping and directing you to that information as well as providing resources relating to COVI ...

An update to the Founders Residence Community

York University has been informed that a member of our campus community living in Founder’s Residence disclosed that they are exhibiting some symptoms similar to those of COVID -19. The case is neither presumptive nor confirmed as COVID-19 at this time. This news may understandably be upsetting to the students who remain in Founders Residence and r ...

Spring 2020 Convocation and Graduation

As we approach the end of the Winter 2020 semester, you may have questions about how the current COVID-19 situation may impact your graduation and the convocation ceremony. The difference between graduation and convocation  Graduation marks the successful completion of your academic program. Information about applying for graduation and assessing y ...

This Week @ York for Week of March 24

Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. We recognize that you have received several communications from us this past week, so this edition of This Week @ York is dedicated to directing you to that information as well as providing resources relating to COVID-19’s impact ...

All Undergraduate Students - Summer 2020 term to proceed, offered by online/remote learning

York University is planning for the delivery of programs and courses for Summer 2020. Due to the unprecedented extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer 2020 terms will be delivered exclusively by online/remote learning formats. We are making every effort to plan as many summer course offerings as possible. At present, we are deter ...

Graduate Students - Summer 2020 term to proceed, offered by online/remote learning

York University is planning for the delivery of programs and courses for Summer 2020. Due to the unprecedented extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer 2020 terms will be delivered exclusively by online/remote learning formats. We are making every effort to plan as many summer course offerings as possible. At present, we are deter ...

President’s Letter to Students - York University is here to support you

I wanted to write to each of you and say how much I appreciate your patience and perseverance as we move forward together to do our part in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. I am also grateful for the outstanding work of our faculty and staff to ensure your health, well-being and continued academic success. The next several months will continue to be ...

Update from Senate regarding petitions and doctors’ notes

As communicated on March 13, 2020, Senate Executive has agreed to waive until further notice the requirement for students to submit a doctors’ note or Attending Physician’s Statement in support of a request for deferred standing or petitions. The Executive Committee’s decision is posted here. Petitions Committees are asked to exercise leniency and ...

Update to grad community on COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 and effective as of Thursday, March 19, York University will offer only required services on our physical campuses. Most campus buildings will close, with limited access as needed for required services; therefore, the FGS Office will not be accessible in person. Academic programs of the winter 2020 term, however, and the adm ...

Residence status, being prepared & staying healthy

The government has implemented unprecedented public health measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and this has changed the way the city is delivering services. This also impacts the way we can offer our services at York, especially service to our residences and apartments. If you have not yet let us know what your plans are, please comp ...

RESPONSE REQUIRED: please confirm your residence plans

On March 17, we sent out an email asking you to let us know what you were planning to do with respect to staying in or leaving residence. If you missed the deadline of Wednesday, March 18, we really need you to confirm your plans so that we can provide assistance or reassign your room to another student to facilitate self-isolation. If you’re an in ...

This Week @ York for Week of March 19

This Week @ York for Week of March 19 Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week. We recognize that you have received several communications from us this past week, so this edition of This Week @ York is dedicated to directing you to that information as well as providing re ...

Clarification of building closures and required services

As per the communication on March 17 regarding the University moving to offer only required services on our campuses, you’ll be aware that effective end of day Thursday, March 19, buildings on our campuses will close with limited access as needed for required services. Please see below for clarification of what that means for you. If you have an ac ...

Register to borrow a laptop from York U

The University has secured 1,500 laptops for students, faculty and staff who don’t have a home computer to learn, teach or work remotely. To register to borrow a laptop, please: Log into laptops.uit.yorku.ca with your Passport York username and password. Register to borrow a laptop. Present yourself at the Steacie Service Desk at your selected regi ...

Graduate Course Completion, Exams and Defences: Further Information from FGS

This document clarifies the graduate program implications of decisions announced by the University, particularly Updates #14, #15, and #17 under the Community Communications tab on the York University Coronavirus Information and Update site: . The University and FGS continue to operate virtually. York University is moving to offer only required ser ...

This Week @ York - March 17, 2020

We recognize that you have received several communications from us this past week, so this edition of This Week @ York is dedicated to directing you to that information as well as providing resources relating to COVID-19’s impact on your studies and student life. Please note that any information found in this newsletter has already been communicate ...

Update to York University Library Services

On Tuesday, March 17, Premier Ford declared a state of emergency and new public health guidelines were released. To ensure the health and safety of our campus communities and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, all York University Libraries are closed with immediate effect. All research and instruction questions and consultations are virtua ...

ACTION REQUIRED: Residence Update, March 17, 2020

With a provincial emergency declared this morning, the time to act is now. We strongly advise residents that it is in their best interest to move out and return home (or make other arrangements). With classes online and in-person exams cancelled, students have no cause to remain in residence for academic purposes. The University is moving to “requi ...

Changes to York University operations, online learning continues

This morning, Premier Ford declared an emergency and new public health guidelines were released. To ensure the health and safety of our campus communities and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, we are moving to offer only required services on our campuses. Effective end of day Thursday, March 19, buildings on our campuses will close with l ...

International Travel Update as of March 16, 2020

The Government of Canada has outlined additional measures related to entry into Canada based on the advice received by public health officials to limit the spread of this pandemic and to provide support to Canadian travellers. Canadians are strongly urged to: Avoid non-essential travel outside the country until further notice. Return to Canada via ...

Additional Course Completion Information

The purpose of this email is to address the implications of exam cancellation on Course Completion Plans. The University has announced the cancellation of all in-person exams in the normal exam period of April 7 to 25, 2020 and students have been informed that they may leave residence/campus. Course Completion Senate executive has confirmed: You wi ...

Update on Library Hours

York Libraries remain open and are taking a number of proactive steps to help ensure the health and well-being of Library users and staff. The situation is being constantly reassessed and changes will be communicated as soon as we can. On Monday, March 16 All Libraries will be closed to the general public as a means to help reduce library traffic; ...

Important Residence Update

As you may be aware, all in-person exams have been cancelled and your instructors are making alternative arrangements. You will hear more from them soon. As a result of the in-person exam cancellation, we are strongly advising you to return to your permanent or family home. If you can leave residence this week, please do so as soon as possible. If ...

All In-Person Examinations Cancelled

York University is cancelling all in-person exams during the formal winter exam period of April 7-25, 2020. This decision aligns with the Government of Canada community-based measures and decisions made at other Ontario institutions to stop the community-based spread of the virus by restricting large gatherings. This decision allows students to lea ...

REVISED FGS COVID-19 Communication

Dear Members of Graduate Studies, As part of York University’s efforts to keep the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and faculty, front and centre in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to assist more broadly with public health initiatives, Senate Executive has declared that no in-person classes will be held for the remainder of the F/ ...

Government travel advisory and actions for students

On March 14, the Government of Canada released important updates with respect to actions students should take if they are currently abroad or have recently travelled outside Canada. In response, the University has cancelled all outbound international travel for all University sanctioned programs and activities (exchanges, study abroad etc) until Ju ...

Message to International Students

Earlier today you received an email from President Lenton about York’s response to COVID-19. This included information about suspending face-to-face classes and moving courses to online formats. As an international student, we understand you may have some additional questions and concerns about what this means for you.  I want to reiterate Presiden ...

Academic considerations and changes to medical note requirement

As we previously notified you on March 13, beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, York has suspended all face-to-face instruction and is moving courses to online or alternate formats. Your course instructor will be in contact as soon as possible with details about your courses. We understand that this might cause you some anxiety as you try to understan ...

Message to Residents: Residence remain open

MARCH 13, 2020  The President announced today that beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020, all face-to-face instruction will be suspended, and courses will move to online formats. For students living in residence we would like to share the following: Residences remain open and operational. Students wishing to go home, and study remotely can do so. Stu ...

Message to Clubs and Student Organizations

MARCH 13, 2020 RE: PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Dear Student Organizations, The President announced today that beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020, all face-to-face instruction will be suspended and courses will move to online format. As of midnight tonight, we will be cancelling or postponing all non-essential events that are not required as part of an aca ...