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Reminder: York Community Third Dose Vaccination Clinic Begins January 10

As a reminder, York University is pleased to host a dedicated vaccination clinic for York community members who are 18 years of age and older and meet the eligibility requirements to receive a third dose (booster) of the COVID-19 vaccine.Appointments are required. This clinic is limited to York students and employees (including faculty, instructors ...

Important Info: Vaccination Mandate Compliance for International Students

Welcome to the winter semester. We hope you had a restful winter break and are excited to welcome you to the new term.The purpose of this email is to address requests for additional clarification on what steps international students need to take to comply with the mandate. As you know, York University has a Vaccination Mandate for all students ...

Reminder: Update Your Vaccination Status

Our records show that you are registered for an in-person course for the Winter 2022 term and have provided proof of partial vaccination on YU Screen.  Please continue to follow the guidelines from your doctor or medical professional, and upload proof of your second dose on YU Screen as soon as possible. If your proof of vaccination will ...

Reminder: Update Your Vaccination Status

Our records show that you are registered for an in-person course for the Winter 2022 term and have provided proof of partial vaccination on YU Screen.  Please continue to follow the guidelines from your doctor or medical professional, and upload proof of your second dose on YU Screen as soon as possible. If your proof of vaccination will ...

Reminder: Update Your Vaccination Status

Our records show that you are exclusively enrolled in online and remote courses for Winter 2022 and have provided proof of partial vaccination on YU Screen. Please take the following actions to comply with York University’s Vaccination Mandate. Please continue to follow the guidelines from your doctor or medical professional, and upload proof ...

Required: Disclose Your Vaccination Status

Clarification: Yesterday, York University sent out the communication below regarding the disclosure of your vaccination status. This email was sent in error to certain students who have already disclosed their vaccination status on YU Screen. If you have already disclosed your vaccination status on YU Screen, thank you. We apologize for any confusi ...

New Students: Update Regarding Campus Attendance and Operations

Happy first day of Winter classes! I hope that you were able to find some time to unwind and re-energize during the holiday break.  In December, we notified you that in-person courses will be switched to remote (online) delivery until Jan. 23. We have since made the decision to further delay most in-person activities in the winter term: ...

Students: York Community Third Dose Vaccination Clinic Begins January 10

York University is pleased to host a dedicated vaccination clinic for York community members who are 18 years of age and older and meet the eligibility requirements to receive a third dose (booster) of the COVID-19 vaccine.Appointments are required. This clinic is limited to York students and employees (including faculty, instructors and staff) and ...

York Community Third Dose Vaccination Clinic Begins January 10

York University is pleased to host a dedicated vaccination clinic for York community members who are 18 years of age and older and meet the eligibility requirements to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.   The clinic will take place at the Aviva Centre and runs daily (Monday-Friday) beginning January 10 through to Janu ...

Update Regarding Campus Attendance and Operations

I hope that you were able to find some time to unwind and re-energize during the holiday break. I would also like to wish you a Happy New Year.  In December, we notified you that in-person delivery of courses will be switched to remote until Jan. 23. We have since made the decision to further delay most in-person activities in the winter ...

University Community Update Regarding Campus Attendance and Operations

I hope that you were able to find some time to unwind and re-energize during the holiday break. I would also like to wish you a happy New Year.Unfortunately, our new year begins amidst a surge in cases because of the omicron variant of COVID-19. As a consequence, the Province has recently announced a return to a modified Step 2 of its reopening pla ...

Remote Teaching Support for Winter Term

Given the recent announcement that courses will be delivered remotely for the initial weeks of the Winter Term and with in-person instruction planned to commence on January 24, I would like to share some helpful resources and supports. Please be assured that the University will continue to monitor the latest developments related to the CO ...

Revised Winter Travel Guidance

On December 15, 2021, the Government of Canada revised its travel guidelines for Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel. Further, as cases of the new Omicron variant continue to grow, other countries and regions are also changing their travel guidelines. The following applies to all students during the Winter 2022 Term; further details ar ...

Revised Winter Travel Guidance

On December 15, 2021, the Government of Canada revised its travel guidelines for Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel. Further, as cases of the new Omicron variant continue to grow, other countries and regions are also changing their travel guidelines.  In general, all non-essential outbound travel should be limited or delayed ...

Required: Disclose Your Vaccination Status

Our records show that you are exclusively enrolled in online and remote courses for Winter 2022 and have not disclosed your vaccination status. Please take the following actions to comply with York University’s Vaccination Mandate. Students who are exclusively enrolled in online and remote courses are not at risk of de-enrolment. However, it i ...

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

As Ontario works hard to limit the spread of COVID-19, and with the federal government recently introducing new testing and quarantine requirements for those arriving in Canada from international travel, and the latest advisory against non-essential travel, the health and wellbeing of our residence community is our highest priority. In light of the ...

End of Term and Holiday Closure Plans

In light of recent guidance issued by the Ontario Government aimed at limiting the spread of the Omicron variant, York University will be reducing on-campus activities in December and into January. The Fall 2021 exam period will continue with additional safety measures implemented including two metre physical distancing in exam spaces.The ...

End of Term Plans

Dear York Community,  The health and safety of the York community continues to be our highest priority. In light of recent guidance issued by the Ontario Government, and reduced activity on our campuses due to the completion of classes, York University will be limiting in-person campus attendance to those who are required to help complete the ...

Holiday Closure at York

Dear York Community, As the holiday season approaches, I want to remind you of the extended University holiday closure period. York’s campuses will be closed as of Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, through to Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, and will re-open on Thursday Jan. 6, 2022.  Please note that there are a few exceptions to the re-opening date for some fa ...

Vaccination Clinics in Toronto and on Keele Campus

Dear York Community,  York University is hosting another walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Keele Campus next week, in partnership with Humber River Hospital. More details on upcoming clinics will also be shared with the community in the New Year.   If you are looking to book your next vaccination appointment in the coming weeks, you can searc ...

Important Updates: Changes to Canadian Travel Requirements

Canada has recently announced changes to travel requirements and restrictions for individuals travelling from or through ten countries, due to concerns of a new COVID-19 variant. Individuals coming from or through the following countries will be affected by these updates: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesoth ...

Important Updates: Changes to Canadian Travel Requirements

Canada has recently announced changes to travel requirements and restrictions for individuals travelling from or through ten countries, due to concerns of a new COVID-19 variant. Individuals coming from or through the following countries will be affected by these updates: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesoth ...

Call for Volunteers: Care Ambassador Program

As part of our ongoing commitment to building a community of care on York’s campuses this winter, the university is launching a Care Ambassadors Program. This is a pan-institutional initiative designed to help all community members safely transition to being back at York.   This month, we are looking for faculty and staff v ...

Next Steps: Moving Toward Full Vaccination Status

Our records show that you are registered for an in-person course for the Winter 2022 term and have provided proof of partial vaccination on YU Screen.Please continue to follow the guidelines from your doctor or medical professional, and upload proof of your second dose on YU Screen as soon as possible. If your proof of vaccination is not yet availa ...

Final Attempt: Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Our records show that you are registered for an in-person course for the Winter 2022 term and have not yet provided proof of full vaccination.  If this is accurate, you are not in compliance with York University’s Vaccination Mandate. The December 1 deadline to upload your proof of full vaccination on YU Screen has now passed. This is our ...

International Students: TAKE ACTION NOW: Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Our records show that you are registered for an in-person course for the Winter 2022 term and have not yet provided proof of full vaccination. Courses may include the second half of a full-year course (FW21-22) or a course for Winter 2022 (W22).If this is accurate, you are not in compliance with the York University’s Vaccination Mandate.  ACTI ...

TAKE ACTION NOW: Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Our records show that you are registered for an in-person course for the Winter 2022 term and have not yet provided proof of full vaccination. Courses may include the second half of a full-year course (FW21-22) or a course for Winter 2022 (W22).If this is accurate, you are not in compliance with the York University’s Vaccination Mandate. If you do ...

International Students: IMMEDIATE ACTION: Upload Proof of Vaccination

Congratulations on your admission to York! We are excited to welcome you into the community and to our campus soon. Ahead of the start of the Winter semester, here is some important info you need to know: IMPORTANT DATES November 30, 2021: Canada expands list of accepted vaccines for travel to include Sinovac, Sinopharm (Beijing) and COVAXIN.Decemb ...

Community Update #71 - Changes to York’s Health and Safety Plan for Winter

As the university prepares to welcome more in-person learning and research activities onto our campuses this winter, we’re building on the success of the programs that have kept our community safe throughout the fall term.In addition to our current practices of vaccination, enhanced ventilation, use of masks or face coverings in all indoor settings ...

IMMEDIATE ACTION: Upload Proof of Vaccination

For the Winter 2022 term, all York students are required to disclose their vaccination status on YU Screen. Disclosure of vaccination status includes unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, fully vaccinated or seeking an exemption from vaccination. If you plan on accessing campus to take in-person classes, study, work, attend events, utilize stude ...

IMMEDIATE ACTION: Upload Proof of Vaccination

Are you seeking access to campus this January 2022? If so, provide your proof of vaccination on YU Screen by December 1, 2021. This applies to you if you plan on accessing campus to take in-person classes, study, work, attend events, utilize student services, live on campus and more.  If you are not planning on accessing campus during the Winter 20 ...

Graduate Students: Revised Winter 2022 Courses Now Live!

The Winter 2022 course schedule is now available on the York Courses website. Check the website to confirm the mode of delivery of courses by referencing the Course Type (LECT, ONLN, REMT, etc.) and Notes/Additional Fees columns.  The majority of courses in the Winter 2022 Term will be offered in person; however, we will continue to provide on ...

Revised Winter 2022 Courses Now Live!

The Winter 2022 course schedule is now available on the York Courses website. Check the website to confirm the mode of delivery of courses by referencing the Course Type (LECT, ONLN, REMT, etc.) and Notes/Additional Fees columns. The majority of our courses are being delivered in-person; however, we will continue to provide online learning support ...

Next week: Revised Winter 2022 Courses

We look forward to a return to in-person learning for the majority of our courses for the Winter 2022 Term.The Winter 2022 course schedule will be available on the York Courses website during the week of November 15, 2021. Check the website at that time and confirm the mode of delivery for your Winter 2022 courses by referencing the Course Typ ...

Revised Winter 2022 Courses Available Next Week

We look forward to welcoming you to York University this January 2022 with the majority of our courses being delivered in-person.  The Winter 2022 course schedule will be available on the York Courses website during the week of November 15, 2021. Check the website at that time and confirm the mode of delivery for your Winter 2022 cou ...

Next week: Revised Winter 2022 Courses

We look forward to a return to in-person learning for the majority of our courses for the Winter 2022 Term.The Winter 2022 course schedule will be available on the York Courses website during the week of November 15, 2021. Check the website at that time and confirm the mode of delivery for your Winter 2022 courses by referencing the Course Typ ...

Update on Provincial Reopening Plan

As President Lenton discussed at Friday’s town hall, the Ontario Government announced plans to further reopen the province over the next five months and manage COVID-19 for the long-term. As mentioned late last month, York is continuing to roll out its Vaccination Mandate policy, including the requirement for community members to be fully vacc ...

Community Update #70 - Update on Provincial Reopening Plan

As President Lenton discussed at Friday’s town hall, the Ontario Government announced plans to further reopen the province over the next five months and manage COVID-19 for the long-term. As mentioned late last month, this does not impact York’s Vaccination Mandate policy, including the requirement for community members to be fu ...

TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION: Confirm your Attendance of In-person Courses for Fall 2021 (November 5, 2021)

Our records show that you are registered in an in-person course and have not yet declared your vaccination status and provided proof of full vaccination. If this is accurate, you have failed to comply with the York University’s vaccination mandate.We are making one last attempt to confirm your attendance in an in-person course this fall semester wi ...

TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION: Confirm your Attendance of In-person Courses for Fall 2021 (November 5, 2021)

Our records show that you are registered in an in-person course and have not yet declared your vaccination status and provided proof of full vaccination. If this is accurate, you have failed to comply with the York University’s vaccination mandate.We are making one last attempt to confirm your attendance in an in-person course this fall semester wi ...

REMINDER: Important Notice Regarding Winter Term (November 5, 2021)

Congratulations on your recent admission into York University! It is my pleasure to welcome you as part of our community of changemakers where you can create a better future.  In preparation for the Winter 2022 academic term, York’s Vaccination Mandate has been updated, effective October 25, 2021. This includes the following key deadlines for ...

REMINDER: Important Notice Regarding Winter Term (November 5, 2021)

In preparation for the Winter 2022 academic term, York’s Vaccination Mandate has been updated, effective October 25, 2021. This includes the following key deadlines for disclosing your vaccination status and uploading proof of vaccination onto YU Screen. Action is required by all students. By November 8: You must disclose your vaccination status th ...

Community Update #69 - International Travel Guidance

On October 21, 2021, the Government of Canada lifted its advisory for fully vaccinated Canadians to avoid all non-essential international travel. At this time, all unvaccinated travellers are still advised to continue avoiding non-essential travel to all destinations. All members of the York communi ...

TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION: Confirm your Attendance of In-person Courses (Nov. 2, 2021)

Note: The following message was only sent to a small group of students via email on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Students who received this email did not declare their vaccination status on YU Screen and were identified to be registered in in-person courses. Please see the message below for more details and instructions. Our records show that you are ...

November Vaccine Clinics at York

This month, York University will host more pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Keele Campus, in partnership with Toronto Public Health. For those who are eligible and studying or working on the Glendon Campus, Sunnybrook Hospital will offer vaccinations by appointment until November 26.As a reminder, York will require all community members and visit ...

Community Update #68 - November Vaccine Clinics at York

This month, York University will host more pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Keele Campus, in partnership with Toronto Public Health. For those who are eligible and studying or working on the Glendon Campus, Sunnybrook Hospital will offer vaccinations by appointment until November 26. As a reminder, York will require all ...

Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate (Oct. 29, 2021)

Re: Non-Compliance with York University’s COVID-19 Vaccination MandateAs you know, effective September 7, the University established a COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate (the “Policy”) pursuant to the instructions of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the recommendations of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health. The Un ...

Action Required: Important Notice Regarding Winter Term (October 27, 2021)

In preparation for the Winter 2022 academic term, York’s Vaccination Mandate has been updated, effective today. This includes the following key deadlines for disclosing your vaccination status and uploading proof of vaccination onto YU Screen. Action is required by all students. By November 8: You must disclose your vaccination status through YU Sc ...

Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Re: Non-Compliance with York University’s COVID-19 Vaccination MandateAs you know, effective September 7, the University established a COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate (the “Policy”) pursuant to the instructions of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the recommendations of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health. The Un ...

IMMEDIATE ACTION: Reminder to upload proof of vaccination (October 26, 2021)

As part of York University’s efforts to keep our community safe and healthy, we released our Vaccination Mandate on September 3, with clear instructions to students attending on-campus in the Fall term to disclose vaccination status by October 5, 2021 as well as the final deadline for being fully vaccinated by October 19, 2021. Please refer to the ...

Community Update #67 - Compliance with York’s Vaccination Mandate

Last week, the Ontario Government announced further steps to reopen the province. We are reviewing the potential impacts for the University at this time but can confirm that this does not impact York’s Vaccination Mandate, or any of the requirements for community members to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemp ...

Community Update #66 - Update on the Winter Term

The University has undertaken extensive planning this year to support a safe and gradual return to York’s campuses. Our plans have enabled us to increase in-person courses from around 5 per cent in summer to 33 per cent in the fall, and all buildings on York’s campuses are now open, including offices and research spaces.   The c ...

IMPORTANT: Past October 18 Deadline to Provide Proof of Vaccination

Our records show that you appear to be registered in in-person courses or have physically attended our campuses (using the library or study spaces, using the gym/participating in sport, living in residence, etc.) this Fall 2021.The deadline to upload proof that you are fully vaccinated to YU Screen was Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Yo ...

IMMEDIATE ACTION: Reminder to upload proof of vaccination (October 15, 2021)

All students seeking access to campus/attending in-person courses this fall 2021 for any reason (attending in-person classes, using the library or study spaces, using the gym/participating in sports, living in residence, etc.) must upload proof you are fully vaccinated to YU Screen no later than Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. ...

Community Update #65 - Reminder of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Policy Compliance Requirements

Throughout the pandemic, York has prioritized the health and safety of University community members, and those of our neighbouring communities, in our planning and actions.   To our many community members who have uploaded their vaccination status, thank you for your shared commitment to keeping our community safe. As recognized by national, p ...

PAST DEADLINE to disclose vaccination status

Our records show that you appear to be registered in in-person courses or on-campus activities for Fall 2021, but have not yet disclosed your vaccination status. This may be because you have not yet identified if you are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or uploaded proof of vaccination, or you have made a request for an exemption. IMMEDIATE ACTIO ...

Vaccine Clinics at York

This month, York University will host more pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Keele Campus, in partnership with Toronto Public Health. For those who are eligible and studying or working on the Glendon Campus, Sunnybrook Hospital continues to welcome all to their walk-in vaccine clinic.   As a reminder, York will require all community memb ...

Community Update #64 - Vaccine Clinics at York

This month, York University will host more pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Keele Campus, in partnership with Toronto Public Health. For those who are eligible and studying or working on the Glendon Campus, Sunnybrook Hospital continues to welcome all to their walk-in vaccine clinic.   As a reminder, York will require all ...

ACTION REQUIRED: YU Screen Proof of Vaccination

READ PLEASE: We understand that some students will need to be fully vaccinated according to the new Ministry of Health guidance that is aligned with the Public Health Agency of Canada. You will be able to continue attending in-person classes or activities in the Fall 2021 term as long as you continue to provide proof of negative COVID-19 tests in a ...

IMPORTANT: Key Date Reminders about York’s Vaccination Mandate

The University’s vaccine mandate is integral to our ongoing commitment to health and safety. As a reminder, you are required to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada-approved vaccine no later than October 18 (for example, this means a second dose of a two-dose vaccine by October 5) in order to continue accessing York’s campuses from October 19 o ...

Community Update #63 - Key Reminders about York’s Vaccination Mandate

As recently announced by the province, Ontarians will need to provide proof of vaccination to access certain businesses and services from September 22 onward. You may already be aware that this can impact different spaces located on York’s campuses and you will be required to have proof of vaccination ready to show if and when it is ...

IMPORTANT: UPDATED vaccination guidelines for Ontario

On September 14, the Ministry of Health released updated COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals Vaccinated outside of Ontario/Canada to align with Public Health Agency of Canada's (PHAC) COVID-19: Recommendations for individuals who are living, working or studying in Canada and who have received a non-Health Canada approved vaccine.  The guidance s ...

Community Update #62 - Upcoming Vaccine Clinics at York

This week, York University will host more pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Keele Campus, in partnership with Humber River Hospital. For those who are eligible and studying or working on the Glendon Campus, Sunnybrook Hospital is also opening up access to their walk-in vaccine clinic.   As announced, York will require ...

Community Update #61 - Library Services for the Fall Term

Dear Instructors,  In preparation for the Fall Term, York University Libraries (YUL) has adapted its services to support the hybrid delivery of learning and research. This communication provides an overview of YUL resources and answers some frequently asked questions to help you plan your upcoming courses. Below is an outline of the many ways ...

Community Update #60 - Please Upload Your Proof of Vaccination to YU Screen

Dear York Community,  I am very pleased to report that since September 7, almost 20,000 university community members have now uploaded their proof of vaccination through YU Screen and that as of the start of this week, 96.3% of our students, staff, and faculty/instructors are fully vaccinated. This is welcomed news as vaccines functi ...

Community Update #59 - Fall 2021 Convocation Update

Dear Community Members, As we begin to welcome our community members back onto our campuses today, I want to provide you with an update on our Fall 2021 convocation ceremonies. After careful consideration, given the ongoing public health concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and current public health restrictions, York University, Ryerson U ...

Community Update #58 - Confirming all planned in-person classes will proceed Monday, September 13

Dear Colleagues, I want to express my sincere appreciation for your efforts to ensure a successful launch of the Fall 2021 term. As always, in keeping with the most current public health guidance, it has been wonderful to see students, faculty and staff beginning the safe return to our campuses this week.   We look forward to bringing all the ...

REMINDER: Upload Proof of Vaccination to YU Screen

As of this week, if you have been fully vaccinated with a Health Canada or World Health Organization-approved vaccine, you can start uploading your proof of vaccination using YU Screen. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded by October 18 to continue accessing York’s campuses from October 19 onward.Please refer to the email on September 3, 2021 for ...

Community Update #57 - Welcome to the 2021–22 academic year!

Dear York Community,  A very warm welcome to the 2021–22 academic year!  While I know that we still face challenges ahead, I am grateful that we are able to be safely re-opening our campuses and resuming many of the activities that we have missed over the past eighteen months — from in-person classes, to extracurricular activities, to jus ...

Community Update #56 - Upload Proof of Vaccination to YU Screen

Vaccination is one of the most important ways to protect individuals and the York community against COVID-19. Today, you will be able to start uploading your proof of vaccination using YU Screen, following the tips outlined below.  All York community members who plan to attend campuses this fall are required to submit proof of vaccin ...

Graduate Students - IMPORTANT: York University Vaccine Mandate and key considerations for courses

As a follow up to the email regarding changes to Return to Campus dates, you’ll find below information about York University’s Vaccine Mandate and proof of vaccination.REMINDER: as of September 7, the University will require proof of vaccination submitted through YU Screen (or an approved exemption) for all who are attending our campuses this fall. ...

IMPORTANT: York University Vaccine Mandate and key considerations for courses

As a follow up to the email regarding changes to Return to Campus dates, you’ll find below information about York University’s Vaccine Mandate and proof of vaccination.REMINDER: as of September 7, the University will require proof of vaccination submitted through YU Screen (or an approved exemption) for all who are attending our campuses this fall. ...

Community Update #55 - York Fall Term Update

Since the start of the pandemic, the health and well-being of the York community has been our top priority. We continue to work closely with Toronto Public Health, the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to ensure that the University follows the latest guidance from public health.  At the same time, we ...

IMPORTANT: Changes to Return to Campus Dates

The post-secondary sector has received revised Ministry of Colleges & Universities (MCU) guidance for the fall and we expect to provide more detailed information about York’s vaccination policy and procedures later this week. In light of the revised MCU guidance, and to provide additional time for community members to submit proof of vacci ...

Graduate Students: IMPORTANT: Changes to Return to Campus Dates

The post-secondary sector has received revised Ministry of Colleges & Universities (MCU) guidance for the fall and we expect to provide more detailed information about York’s vaccination policy and procedures later this week. In light of the revised MCU guidance, and to provide additional time for community members to submit proof of vacci ...

Community Update #54 - Changes to In-person Instruction & Return to Campus Dates

Dear York Community, Last week, I shared that as of September 7, the University will begin to require proof of vaccination through YU Screen for all who will be attending our campuses this fall. Yesterday, we received long awaited guidance from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities for the fall. This direction appears to align with much of our ...

Community Update #53 - Update on Vaccine Requirement at York University

In my last update, I shared that York will require all individuals coming to our campuses this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Since then, I am very pleased to learn that the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health has recommended that all post-secondary institutions across the province require proof of vaccination for those coming to ...

Student update: Update on Vaccine Requirement at York University

In my last update, I shared that York will require all individuals coming to our campuses this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Since then, I am very pleased to learn that the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health have recommended that all post-secondary institutions across the province require proof of vaccination for those coming t ...

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics at York

Starting this week, York University will host more pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Keele Campus, in partnership with Humber River Hospital. All eligible members of the York community are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as they can. As announced, York will require all community members and visitors on our campuses this fall to be va ...

Community Update #52 - Upcoming Vaccine Clinics at York

This week, York University will host more pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Keele Campus, in partnership with Humber River Hospital. All members of the York community who are eligible, are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as they can. As recently announced, York will require all community members and visitors on our cam ...

York University Launches New YU Screen Tool

This week, York University launched YU Screen, an automated COVID-19 self-assessment screening tool that supports our plans for a safe return to York’s campuses this fall. All York community members and visitors must use this tool prior to each visit to York’s campuses to confirm that they have not been exposed to COVID-19.  YU Screen walks yo ...

Community Update #51 - York University Launches New YU Screen Tool

As part of our plan to support a safe return to York’s campuses this fall, we are launching YU Screen, an automated COVID-19 self-assessment screening tool. All faculty, staff, instructors, students, researchers, contractors, visitors, and vendors must use this tool daily to self-screen and confirm that ...

Community Update #50 - Interim Update on Provincial Announcement, Vaccine Requirement & Screening

Yesterday the Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced that the province will be pausing its Roadmap to Reopen and will remain in Step 3 at this time. The Province also announced that it will be supporting vaccine policies in post-secondary institutions to enable a safe return to campuses this fall. Th ...

Community Update #49 - New Vaccine Requirement at York University

Dear York Community,  The health and safety of our community members remains our highest priority, and we continue to advance multiple strategies and initiatives to protect our students, staff, faculty, instructors, and researchers from COVID-19.  At yesterday’s Town Hall, we discussed the University’s plans to support a sa ...

Community Update #48 - Interim Update on Provincial Guidance for the Fall Term

Late last week, the Deputy Minister of Colleges and Universities (MCU) distributed a memo providing guidance to the post-secondary sector for Fall 2021 planning, based on progressing vaccination rates in Ontario and continued improvements in public health indicators. This guidance includes:  The resumption of all in-person instruction and on-campus ...

Community Update #47 - Update on Step 3 Reopening

Today, the province is officially moving into Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen. We are very encouraged by an improving public health situation and surpassed vaccination targets. However, we are mindful of recent comments made by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health about the importance of having the highest rate of vaccination po ...

New flexible parking options available as of September 1, 2021

A new transitional parking option will be available when paid parking resumes on both the Keele and Glendon campuses effective September 1, 2021, as part of the planned return to campus in fall.  A new multi-pack prepaid option offers savings of up to 40% off the daily rates, depending on monthly usage and the pass type selected. In addition, ...

Community Update #46 - Pop-up Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Clinic at Keele Campus

This week, York University will host another 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. As well, we will be giving away a York water bottle to the first ...

Community Update #45 - Update on Step 2 Reopening

The province is officially moving into Step 2 of its Roadmap to Reopen today. This week as well, all Ontarians aged 18 years and up are eligible to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is very exciting news for the York community, as it means that that all who are able will have access to first and second doses before a return to ...

Community Update #44 - Update and Support for Fall Term Planning

With a return to more in-person learning planned for the fall, there are understandably questions about how planning is progressing. In this update, I will focus on in-person teaching, but please also rest assured that the COVID-19 Planning and Response (CPR) team continues to work on a range of processes and initiatives to protect health and safet ...

Important Updates to Canadian Quarantine Requirements

If you are a continuing international student and have not done so already, please fill out the International Student Location Confirmation. Complete the Confirmation whether you are in Canada or outside Canada. On June 21, 2021, Canada announced changes to the federal quarantine requirements for those who are fully vaccinated.Effective July 5 ...

Important Updates to Canadian Quarantine Requirements

On June 21, 2021, Canada announced changes to the federal quarantine requirements for those who are fully vaccinated.Effective July 5 at 11:59PM, international travellers entering Canada who are fully vaccinated (two doses) with a vaccine approved in Canada will no longer need to quarantine or take the Day 8 COVID test. Travellers will still need t ...

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 ...

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

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The University will continue to provide access to a high-quality remote learning experience for students who are enrolled in online/remote courses and not attending classes in person this fall. We are committed to providing online learning support and resources for all modes of course delivery. In my last update in March, I commi ...

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. ...

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 ...