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Student Clubs & Associations

Join one of the 16 student-run clubs or associations affiliated with Vanier College to develop the professional network and skills you'll need after graduation. You'll benefit from the varied and often extensive programming our clubs and associations offer, while meeting peers and employers within your chosen field of study. Check out the options below.

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Business & Society Student Association

Our purpose is to raise social and ethical awareness of issues related to society and business. We want to promote the welfare and interests of students in the Business and Society program at York and provide services, activities and facilities that address student needs and objectives.

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Children, Childhood & Youth Student Association

This dynamic organization is for Children, Childhood and Youth majors and minors and their like-minded allies. The association is all about resources, advocacy and empowerment.

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Classical Studies Students' Association

The CSSA is a social club organized by students with an interest in aspects of the great Classical civilization, in co-operation with York’s Classical Studies program and Vanier College.

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Cognitive Science Students' Association

Our purpose is to unite all students with an interest in cognitive science and provide a forum in which to exercise this interest. We are a multi-faceted community that puts forth opportunities, facilitates discussions and instigates curiosity about the mind.

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Culture & Expression Student Association

We facilitate a community of students with interests in culture and expression. The CESA hosts many social events and academic discussions to broaden our participants' opportunity for valuable social and professional networking.

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Economics Students' Association

We represent all undergraduate Economics students at York University. Every student pursuing an Economics major is automatically a member of the association and has exclusive access to all of our events, services and initiatives.

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Existere - Journal of Arts & Literature

A student-run semi-annual periodical, Existere was founded in 1978 and supported by the Vanier College Council. Existere publishes exciting new works of poetry, short fiction, photographs, art, reviews, short plays, non-fiction articles and much more.

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Habitat Friends at YorkU

Join the student chapter of Habitat for Humanity GTA (Habitat GTA), a non-profit housing organization that mobilizes volunteers and community partners to provide affordable housing and promote home ownership.

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Humanities Student Association

Anyone with an interest in the humanities or who just needs help with a general education course can join this student-run association. We aim to provide an inclusive environment in which those involved in the humanities can seek support and guidance and interact with various parts of the York community.

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Japanese International Student Association

This is the club for anyone who is interested in Japan, Japanese culture or the Japanese language. Our goal is to encourage cross-cultural communication between Japanese international students and other students at York University.

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Martial Arts Club at York University

This club focuses on several styles of martial arts, including Taekwondo, jiu jitsu, kickboxing, karate, muay thai and boxing.

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Philosophia, Undergraduate Student Philosophy Association

York University’s undergraduate philosophical association is an academic, student-run initiative that offers students a stimulating forum in which to engage in philosophical inquiry beyond the classroom.

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Power to Change

This is a movement of university students who are devoted to changing our campus, our city and ultimately the world by helping students discover Jesus. Come join us as we change the world on campus.

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York University Society in Support of Red Cross

Our purpose is to educate students, faculty and external groups about humanitarian issues and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

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Y U Write

Join this organization that focuses on the growth of creative writing students and practitioners. The group has monthly meetings to provide hands-on workshops for writers through different forms and styles of writing, such as short stories, poetry, haiku and more.

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York University Mature Students Organization

A thriving and influential social group for adult learners, YUMSO was founded in 2004 by Edward Fenner. We have successfully raised the profile of mature students all over York, and host events for mature students to get together over coffee, lunches and more.

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