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We recognize that the labour disruption may have impacted progress on degree milestones other than courses. If you are anxious about completing your degree requirements during their remaining semesters, you may wish to petition for a Leave of Absence for Summer 2024. For all petitions for General Leave for Summer 2024 that are submitted during the remediation period, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will waive the requirements for supporting documents and an explanation of extenuating circumstances. This will also not affect your eligibility for future LOAs. Please note that this leave cannot be granted retroactively.

Graduate Student

Graduate students who are unable to complete in-person course requirements are encouraged to work collaboratively with their individual course directors to make appropriate/reasonable arrangements for the course completion virtually rather than in-person. Senate policy that allows for virtual/online options will apply to graduate students as well as to undergraduate students.  If you aren’t able to make appropriate arrangements with your course director, students should immediately bring the matter to their graduate program director and, failing that, to the Associate Dean, Student Affairs, in FGS.

Graduate Student

The remediation period has been created to give you time to complete your courses. Graduate students should submit their coursework within established academic timelines for remediation. We recognize that this may not be possible for everyone. If you are unable to meet established deadlines, you are encouraged to work collaboratively with individual course directors about appropriate deadlines for submitting coursework, using the course transaction form.  Please note that that revised date to submit final grades for the W24 term courses and Y term courses will be determined at the end of the labour disruption, as part of academic remediation.

There will be a “cushion” period of at least one week or one class meet (whichever is longer, before any graded course requirements are due. This does not apply to regular assignments or laboratory work typically assigned and submitted as a regular part of class meets.

Graduate Student

If you wish to drop your W24 course, you may still do so. As a temporary relief for students who wish to drop their strike-affected courses, FGS is creating a category of “administrative approval” for course drop petitions for the W24 term courses and Y term courses. This means that any petition to drop a graduate course from the W24 semester and Y term will be automatically granted without supporting documentation, provided it is submitted through the online petition portal before December 31, 2024. Select “other” category in the petition type on the online petition portal for this   Please be advised that this option cannot be exercised after December 31, 2024.   We encourage graduate students to speak to their supervisor, GPD, or faculty advisor, before dropping their W24 courses and/or their Y term courses.

Graduate Student

No, graduate courses do not fall under the “assessed grade” or “pass/fail” provisions. If you urgently need to finish your course, please contact your Course Director to discuss reasonable options. If the Course Director is unavailable or suitable arrangements are not agreed upon, you may bring the matter to your Graduate Program Director. In exceptional circumstances, where remediation cannot be achieved at the program level, a graduate student can bring their request to the Associate Dean, Student Affairs, in FGS.

Graduate Student

Yes, even with the set remediation period, the W24 term will be shorter. The reduction in term length for graduate courses will generally parallel the undergraduate dates as determined by Senate. However, Graduate Course Directors may come up with alternative ways (including adjustments to the remediated meeting schedule) for students to complete their coursework without compromising academic quality.

Graduate Student

You have the same options as someone whose graduate course was suspended. In line with Senate policies, Graduate students who are unable or have chosen not to participate during the disruption are entitled to complete the course after the disruption is over – and will receive the same remediation options as those students whose courses were suspended.

You will be able to complete your outstanding coursework during the remediation period. Your Course Directors will develop a remediation plan that best meets course learning objectives, while also considering the needs of students. Course Directors are encouraged to develop alternative ways (including a remediated meeting schedule) for students to complete their coursework without compromising academic quality, given the crucial role of the seminar and/or lab in many graduate courses.

Graduate Student

There will be a set remediation period of up to 4 weeks, during which you will be able to complete your outstanding coursework. The exact dates will be determined at the end of the labour disruption. Your Course Directors will develop a remediation plan that best meets course learning objectives, while also considering the needs of students. Course Directors are encouraged to develop alternative ways (including a remediated meeting schedule) for students to complete their coursework without compromising academic quality, given the crucial role of the seminar and/or lab in many graduate courses.

Graduate Student

We recognize that the ongoing labour disruption has impacted students in many ways, including eating patterns and Meal Plan usage. While certain dining locations have temporarily closed or reduced hours in response to less campus activity, Winters, Stong and Glendon dining halls and select high-traffic locations remain open to serve students. There are also several on-campus vendors who accept Meal Plan dollars that remain open, including The Orange Snail and Country Style Kosher Deli.

At this time, the regular policy regarding Meal Plan dollars is still in effect – MP funds are non-refundable and non-transferable. We encourage students with MP dollars to visit their nearest dining hall or Food Services provider to use their funds before the end of the Dining Plan term.

Please note: The period defined as the ‘Dining Plan term’ will align with the remediation period of the winter term, once that is decided.

Student

Most courses are expected to continue, however some will be affected. eClass will indicate which course has been affected and course instructors will communicate directly with students if there is an impact on scheduled courses. In addition to eClass, students can check the Course Status website for more information on their classes.

Decisions about the continuity of individual courses are not affected by statements or motions from a department, which cannot override the responsibility of each course director to manage their course

International Student, Parent, Student
Classes

It is in students’ best interest to continue to attend and participate in online or in-person courses that continue during a labour disruption. Senate policy  states that when a disruption occurs, no dilution of standards normally expected of students should be permitted and there should be as little diminution as possible in the instructional or supervisory support given to students.  Students who do not to participate in academic activities, including online activities,  are entitled to:

  1. immunity from penalty
  2. reasonable alternative access to course materials covered in their absence
  3. reasonable extensions of deadlines, and

such other remedies as Senate deems necessary and consistent with the principle of academic integrity.

Such remedies (such as alternative options for course completion) are not to alter academic standards, and do not guarantee students will have the same learning experience they would have received in the absence of a disruption and students retain the responsibility for learning materials covered in the missed classes.

International Student, Student
Classes

Please check your course eClass site for information about course status. In addition to information being made available via eClass, students will also be able to find information about the status of their courses on the Course Status website. Courses will either be indicated as “active” or “suspended” along with any special notes or comments related to the course.

International Student, Student
Classes

Yes. Apart from employees who are legally on strike, all other employees of the University will be expected to continue their work during a labour disruption and will continue to receive their normal compensation.

Faculty, Staff
General Info, My Rights & Responsibilities
  • If you are required to be on campus, allow extra time.
  • Approach the line slowly and be prepared to stop.
  • Be prepared for delays and to wait until you can safely pass through the picket line.
  • Delays can occur if there are information pickets to distribute information.
  • To get through, explain politely that you are exercising your legal right to attend classes or your obligation to report to work or to conduct business on campus.
  • Display patience and remain calm. Avoid engaging in arguments or escalating tensions.
  • Only proceed through the picket line when you are waved through by those in charge of the picket line. You should never attempt to drive your vehicle through the picket line if picketers are blocking your way.
External Partners, Faculty, International Student, Staff, Student
General Info, My Rights & Responsibilities

Wheel Trans and Mobility Plus (YRT) will continue to service their regular day and evening stops on campus. Students should factor in more time to get to campus.

Passengers who use Wheel Trans or Mobility Plus services should call York Transportation Services at 416-736-5866 regarding any questions or concerns about transportation to and from campus.

If you have any questions or concerns after being in contact with Transportation Services, feel free to consult with your accessibility counsellor in Student Accessibility Services.

Anyone with mobility issues who requires assistance getting to or from the York University TTC Station can email vango@yorku.ca.

For information about the goSAFE service, visit the goSAFE website.

International Student, Staff, Student
General Info

Yes. Training sessions scheduled through Learning and Development are expected to continue during the labour disruption. If there are questions about particular sessions, please contact Learning and Development (ext. 40774) or check the Learning and Development website.

Staff
General Info, University Operations and Services

We recognize that the picket lines may cause extra inconvenience for people trying to come to campus, whether to work or study. While employees are expected to arrive for work as scheduled, managers should use their discretion to consider the circumstances of the picketing activity for employees who are attending campus. We encourage employees to speak to their managers about expectations and any concerns they have and of course, to contact their managers if they are going to be delayed in arriving to work. 

Staff
General Info, My Rights & Responsibilities

Instructors who decide to change the delivery mode of their classes/ activity, must notify students and the Dean’s/Principal’s Office of this decision. Notifying the Dean’s/Principal’s Office ensures that the Teaching Interruptions Management System is up-to-date and that changes in course delivery modes can be clearly communicated to students. Notification to the Dean’s/Principal’s Office must be made in writing as far as possible in advance of the change of delivery format coming into effect. Notification to students through e-class/Canvas and whatever platform that you regularly use is the minimum expectation. Every effort should be made to ensure that all students are made aware of the decision in a timely manner. This allows sufficient time for students and other affected parties to adjust their schedules and it is consistent with the principle of timely information stated in the  Senate policy on labour disruptions which stipulates that “Students, staff and faculty have a right to be informed in a timely manner of changed requirements, rescheduled academic activities, and procedures to be in effect at the conclusion of the Disruption” (2.3)

Notifications to Dean’s /Principal’s offices can be made by emailing your faculty TIMS designate identified here.

Instructors who choose to switch to remote delivery of their class(es) are encouraged to access resources on the “Going Remote” website.

Faculty
Classes

It is important to stress that an instructor’s election to change an in-person course to remote delivery should be made carefully and communicated in a timely fashion. The following matters should also be considered when making the decision.

  • Fairness to students: For a variety of reasons, the remote delivery mode is not value neutral. It might inhibit access to/ participation in your class, or it might pose a range of burdens on certain categories of students. “Fairness to Students” is one of the three governing principles of the Senate policy on labour disruptions (See  2.1). The policy protects students from academic or other penalties if they are unwilling or unable to participate in courses owing to labour disruption. Therefore, students have a right to not participate in your remote delivery course/ activity and it will be your responsibility to ensure that all the protections provided by the policy are observed.
  • Students with disabilities: Students with disabilities may be affected by a switch to remote delivery in different ways and, as such, may need to be accommodated or require flexibility to adjust to the new delivery format.  Student Accessibility Services will continue to be a resource available to instructors and can be contacted via sasinfo@yorku.ca. In electing to change course/activity delivery mode to remote, the following must be borne in mind.
    • The nature of their disability might make it more challenging to juggle both in person and remote delivery classes on the same day (e.g., finding an accessible location to join remote class). In such cases the requirements set out in Senate Policy on disruptions Section 2.2 Fairness to Students will apply.
    • The student’s accommodations may include additional supports that, prior to the labour disruption, were provided in person and on campus (e.g., note-taker, interpreter) and would now require access to your remote class.   Arranging for these special supports (or changing them as mode of delivery changes) requires advanced notice and understanding from the instructor for the student to transition to remote delivery successfully.
  • Space Planning: For this switch to remote delivery, students are likely to have in-person classes on the same day as the remote delivery class. Administrative time will be needed to identify and communicate to students dedicated meeting spaces for them to access and participate in the class. In addition, as they transition from in-person to your remote delivery class, time will also be needed by students to locate one of the identified dedicated remote-access meeting spaces.
Faculty
Classes

Senate Executive has confirmed that instructors of in-person classes may elect to switch their classes/ activity to remote delivery if they determine this is the most feasible option for the course/activity to continue without interruption during the CUPE strike. In other words, electing to switch to remote delivery may be appropriate when for the purposes of academic integrity, the other option under consideration is suspending classes altogether.

Faculty
Classes

All instructors are encouraged to communicate with students through eClass. Should you require technical assistance, visit this https://lthelp.yorku.ca/website. For Glendon campus faculty, please contact ithelp@glendon.yorku.ca.

Faculty
Classes

Please wait for communications from York University’s Senate Executive Committee about course completion options before adjusting your course.

Faculty
University Operations and Services

Yes. The Senate Policy on Academic Implications of Disruptions or Cessations of University Business Due to Labour Disputes or Other Causes states that students “are entitled to immunity from penalty to reasonable alternative access to materials covered in their absence, to reasonable extensions of deadlines and to such other remedy as Senate deems necessary and consistent with the principle of academic integrity.”

Faculty
General Info, University Operations and Services

Should an instructor determine that remote delivery is the best way to ensure fairness to students, access to materials, and continued instructional support to students during a labour disruption, they may convert their course or portions of it to remote delivery for the duration of the labour disruption.  This is consistent with the Senate Policy on Academic Implications of Disruptions or Cessations of University Business Due to Labour Disputes or Other Causes which states that students who choose not to participate in academic activities due to a labour disruption on campus “are entitled to immunity from penalty, to reasonable alternative access to materials covered in their absence, to reasonable extensions of deadlines and to such other remedy as Senate deems necessary and consistent with the principle of academic integrity,” and also that “there should be as little diminution as possible in the instructional or supervisory support given to students”.  See below regarding the need to provide timely notice to students and to your Dean’s office of any change in the delivery format of your course due to the labour disruption.

Faculty
University Operations and Services

Courses taught by those other than striking CUPE 3903 members are expected to continue wherever possible. As communicated by the Senate Executive Committee, during the first 6 days of a disruption (a “short disruption”), course instructors are in the best position to determine how their course is impacted and may need to be adjusted.  The responsibility of course instructors to manage their individual courses to preserve academic integrity and course continuity, is not affected by any statements or motions by departments, programs, or Faculty Councils, which have no authority to override the management of individual courses by their instructors.   


If the the disruption continues into a second week, and you believe your course cannot continue, you must submit a rationale to your Dean’s or Principal’s. Further information on this process will be conveyed to you later in the week
   

Faculty
University Operations and Services

Yes. York requires all employees, who are not in a striking CUPE 3903 bargaining unit, to continue working during a labour disruption.

Faculty
My Rights & Responsibilities

In the event of a longer labour disruption (more than 7 days), options will be made available to for courses that were either active/continued to meet, or were suspended/did not continue to meet during the disruption. Your course director will provide additional information when available.

A short labour disruption may only defer certain assignments, midterms or exams to a later date.

International Student
General Info

Housing Services for both the Undergraduate Residences and York Apartments will continue normal operations. Residence and tenancy agreements remain in effect.

We are aware of the potential impact an extended academic term may have for students living on-campus. Implications on residence/tenant agreements are dependent on resolution of the labour disruption and will, therefore, be taken at a later date. Decisions will be communicated as soon as possible.

International Student, Parent
Housing & Residence

Our top priority is to ensure all students are safe and have access to student services and supports they need to succeed. International students are supported by their faculty, the Division of Students, and York International. They can access academic, immigration, and social supports as well as services that focus on their health and well-being. In the event of a labour disruption, we will email students directly to provide them with timely information and supports.

The University will continue to ensure that international students can access the supports they need, whether through in-person or online services.

International Student, Parent
General Info, Wellbeing & Supports

Students will receive regular updates directly via email from York as they relate to the labour disruption.

If you are an international student, you can also visit York International for information and support with immigration advising, study / work permits and UHIP.

Incoming Student, International Student, Student
General Info

The University expects that all full-time faculty will carry out their duties and responsibilities at the normal times and places scheduled.

The University remains open. All classes that can continue will continue. Libraries, residences, restaurants and other food outlets, administrative offices and other university facilities will remain open.

Some classes, labs and tutorials will have to be temporarily suspended. Decisions regarding suspending classes, labs and tutorials will be made on a case-by-case basis, as circumstances require. The University will accommodate and support all students, including those whose studies are interrupted.

Please check your course eClass site for information about course status. In addition to information being made available via eClass, students will also be able to find information about the status of their courses on the Course Status website.

International Student, Student
Classes

It is in students’ best interest to continue to attend and participate in courses that continue during a labour disruption. Senate policy states that when a disruption occurs, no dilution of standards normally expected of students should be permitted and there should be as little diminution as possible in the instructional or supervisory support given to students.  Students who do not participate in academic activities because (a) they are unable to do so owing to a Disruption, or (b) they choose not to participate in academic activities owing to a strike or lock-out on campus, are entitled to:

  1. immunity from penalty
  2. reasonable alternative access to course materials covered in their absence
  3. reasonable extensions of deadlines, and

such other remedies as Senate deems necessary and consistent with the principle of academic integrity.

Such remedies (such as alternative options for course completion) are not to alter academic standards, and do not guarantee students will have the same learning experience they would have received in the absence of a disruption and students retain the responsibility for learning materials covered in the missed classes.

International Student, Student
Classes, General Info, University Operations and Services

Exchange students can email goglobal@yorku.ca for any question regarding their exchange. For Glendon exchange students, contact exchange@glendon.yorku.ca.

York will continue to ensure services and supports are available to students. Departments and service units will keep their websites up to date with operating hours and contact information. You can also check York International’s website for any updates and additional information.

International Student, Student
University Operations and Services

Our top priority is to ensure services and supports are available to students, either online or in person. Departments and service units will keep their websites up to date with operating hours and contact information.

International students can also check York International’s website for any updates and additional information.

 

International Student
General Info

Housing Services for both the Undergraduate Residences and York Apartments will continue normal operations. We are aware that a labour disruption may have implications on housing and residence services, but these impacts are not known at this time and depend on outcomes of labour negotiations.

Students should still apply for residence by the application deadline to ensure they reserve a spot. Information and updates will be communicated as soon as possible.

Incoming Student, International Student
Housing & Residence

Exchange students can email goglobal@yorku.ca for any questions regarding their exchange term at York during the labour disruption. For Glendon exchange students, contact exchange@glendon.yorku.ca.

The Keep Me Safe Student Support program offers free counseling support 24/7/365 through the My SSP app. This is a confidential and voluntary service available to Canadian and international students through York.  Services are available in multiple languages in Ontario/Canada and abroad.

International Student, Student
Wellbeing & Supports

During a labour disruption, you may not be able to pursue your studies and academic activities. As this situation is beyond your control, your status as a student should not be affected. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, during a labour disruption you will:

You must continue to have valid status as a student in Canada to be able to return to class after the labour dispute is resolved. If you need to apply to extend your study permit during the strike, please request a letter from the Registrar’s Office that confirms that the strike has stopped you from attending school and pursuing your studies.

International students are encouraged to access the immigration resources provided by York’s licensed International Student Advisors and Immigration Specialists. If you are an international student with questions about your study permit, on- and off-campus work authorization and/or post-graduation work permit, the following resources are available to help you:

  • Attend virtual drop-in advising sessions. This is currently the best and fastest way to reach an ISA. Drop-in sessions take place multiple times a week — weekly session dates are posted every Monday morning on the York International Events Calendar. You can register for virtual drop-in advising here.
  • Contact York International at intlstudentquestions@yorku.ca

York International will update its website with information on immigration policies and UHIP during the labour disruption.

For any questions regarding changes to UHIP coverage, international and exchange students are encouraged to email uhip@yorku.ca.

International Student
General Info

Housing Services for both the Undergraduate Residences and York Apartments will continue normal operations. We are aware that a labour disruption may have implications on housing and residence services, but these impacts are not known at this time and depend on outcomes of labour negotiations.

Students should still apply for residence by the application deadline to ensure they reserve a spot. Information and updates will be communicated as soon as possible.

Incoming Student
Housing & Residence

The University remains open and will continue to accept and process applications as usual. Admissions processes and operations will continue throughout the labour disruption. If this changes, York will directly email applicants and incoming students relevant information and next steps as needed.

Incoming Student
General Info

During the labour disruption, the University will send relevant information to all students by email and post FAQ updates on the Labour Relations website. The Labour Update website will be the authoritative source of information. The frequently asked questions (FAQ) section provides the most up-to-date and accurate information about the labour disruption.

We will also directly email incoming students and applicants relevant information as needed. If you have any questions on your application, you can email study@yorku.ca.

International students can also visit the York International website for information on immigration policies and UHIP during the labour disruption.

Incoming Student
General Info

A labour disruption, commonly known as a “strike” is a form of peaceful protest wherein a group of employees with a common purpose refuse to work and stop all services they normally provide. The usual purpose of a labour disruption is to compel an employer to agree to terms and conditions of employment. Labour disruptions can occur when employees are negotiating terms of employment with their employer, as with York and CUPE 3903.

External Partners, Faculty, Incoming Student, International Student, Parent, Staff, Student
General Info

We know that picket lines may cause concerns. In general, it is safe to cross picket lines, but you can expect delays.

 

External Partners, Faculty, International Student, Parent, Staff, Student
General Info

In the event of a longer labour disruption (more than 7 days), options will be made available to for courses that were either active/continued to meet, or were suspended/did not continue to meet during the disruption. Your course director will provide additional information when available.

A short labour disruption may only defer certain assignments, midterms or exams to a later date.

International Student, Student
Classes, General Info

To maintain your current graduation status, it is imperative that you remain enrolled in your classes and complete your requirements. Consult York’s Labour Relations website regularly and check your email for any updates to stay informed about labour disruption developments. If you have questions regarding your program, direct your questions to your Faculty.

International Student, Student
General Info, University Operations and Services

Housing Services for both the Undergraduate Residences and York Apartments will continue normal operations. Residence and tenancy agreements remain in effect.

We are aware of the potential impact an extended academic term may have for students living on-campus. Implications on residence/tenant agreements are dependent on resolution of the labour disruption and will, therefore, be taken at a later date. Decisions will be communicated as soon as possible.

International Student, Student
Housing & Residence

As a work/study student, you should report to work as usual during the current labour disruption. Depending on your work, you can choose not to cross the picket lines, but you should discuss your options and notify your supervisor if you wish to exercise this choice. In general, work/study students will continue to get paid when coming to work.

Staff, Student
General Info

Our priority is to ensure services and supports are available to you either in person and/or online. All students can visit the services and supports webpage or visit the Well-being resources page for a list of supports available to the York community. The teams will continue to provide a professional and supportive environment where you can discuss any challenges you may be having.

In the event of a labour disruption, departments and service units will keep their websites up to date with operating hours and contact information.

If you live in residence, you may also reach out to Residence Life staff including Residence Dons.

International Student, Student
General Info, Wellbeing & Supports

University libraries will remain open and operational. Services and access to hardware such as printers, copiers and public workstations will be available upon request from all the Library’s branches across the Keele and Glendon campuses.

For more information on how to connect with York Libraries and all other aspects of services and resources currently available please visit the Libraries website.

The University has also made alternate study spaces available for the duration of the labour disrupton. Please click here for a full listing of available locations.

International Student, Student
General Info

Undergraduate students must pass 60% of a full course load to avoid penalties. Students who had to drop or withdraw from courses for unexpected circumstances, outside of their control, can submit an appeal to request removal of academic or financial penalties directly on their OSAP portal if they do not meet requirements. Be ready to provide a letter and supporting documentation indicating how the labour disruption has affected their situation.

For more information, visit the OSAP website, and check the OSAP Forms available for your situation.

Student
General Info

The Senate Executive Committee has been extended the Winter Term (Term W) Drop Deadline date to the last day of class, April 8. The drop deadline is the last date to drop a course without receiving a grade or a “W” notation on transcripts. This means that students may drop Winter term courses without receiving a grade or “W” transcript notation until further notice.

Please note:

  • The extension applies to undergraduate, Winter term (Term W) courses only, and does not include the Osgoode JD program.
  • There is no adjustment of the drop deadline for full-year (Term Y) courses, for which the drop date fell before the disruption began on February 26, 2024.
  • If the last day of classes change as a result of the labour disruption, the deadline to drop a course without receiving a grade or W notation will remain the last day of classes.

Note that dropping courses may impact your graduation status and your OSAP eligibility. Please visit the OSAP webpage for more information. Students who had to drop or withdraw from courses for unexpected circumstances, outside of their control, can submit an appeal to request removal of academic or financial penalties directly on their OSAP portal if they do not meet requirements. Students should be ready to provide a letter indicating how the labour disruption has affected your situation and include supporting documentation if possible.

Incoming Student, Student
Classes

Problems during the labour disruption involving property or physical hazards on campus should be directed to York Security at 416-736-5333.

External Partners, Faculty, International Student, Parent, Staff, Student
General Info, Wellbeing & Supports

You can discuss your concerns with your department manager or supervisor and/or York Safety Services at 416-736-5175 (monitored from 8 a.m. to 4p.m). For more urgent matters, please contact York Security at 416-736-5333.

External Partners, Faculty, International Student, Parent, Staff, Student
General Info, Wellbeing & Supports

All questions or concerns regarding graduate studies should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies by emailing fgsnews@yorku.ca or clicking here.

Graduate Student
Classes

All non-employment-related funding will continue – this would include the fellowship, as well as any scholarships that a graduate student is currently holding.

Graduate Student
University Operations and Services

Yes. You will maintain your access to library services and lab access, if applicable. Should you require Passport York support, please visit the University Information Technology's Student Services website.

Graduate Student
University Operations and Services, Wellbeing & Supports

The Registrar at each Canadian university has been notified of the labour disruption. York’s Registrar has requested consideration of deadline extensions for all York University applicants until further notice. Check in with your program of choice and if you encounter any difficulties, contact Registrar Services for assistance.

Graduate Student
Classes

If you have a defense scheduled, or if you need to schedule a defense, first speak to your supervisory committee and your graduate program. You and your committee may opt for an on-campus or a virtual defense, depending on your program. FGS is available to support any student who wishes to defend during the labour disruption. If you encounter difficulties in arranging your defense, please contact the Graduate Milestones & Progression Coordinator that is designated for your program by emailing gradtd1@yorku.ca or gradtd2@yorku.ca.

Graduate Student
Classes

We realize this is a stressful time, with a lot of uncertainty. All questions or concerns regarding graduate admissions should be directed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies via email at fgsnews@yorku.ca, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Graduate Student
Classes

Graduate Student Wellness Services continues to provide personal and confidential counselling services for graduate students during a labour disruption. A session can act as a starting place for graduate students seeking to enhance, maintain, or address concerns related to their mental health and well-being. The service is offered by trained counsellors and can assist in addressing a variety of needs and concerns. Sessions are confidential and last 50 minutes. You can book a wellness consultation online, by phone (416-736-2100 ext. 33379), or by email (gradwell@yorku.ca). Appointments can be virtual or in person – it's your choice! We encourage you to also review the Resource Hub which shares a collection of on- and off-campus wellness resources and services.

Additionally, Glendon graduate level students have access to bilingual support services through the Student Counselling, Health & Well-being Services. For more information, please contact counselling@glendon.yorku.ca.

In case of a crisis or need for urgent assistance, please consider contacting:

  • Call 911 if there is an immediate risk or danger to yourself or others.
  • On-campus, contact Security Services at 416-736-5333 (or ext. 33333 from a York campus phone). Available 24/7.
  • You can go to the nearest hospital or visit your primary care physician. Humber River Hospital is the nearest emergency department to York University's Keele campus.
  • Student Counselling, Health & Well-being offers same-day appointments. Reach them at 416-736-5297.
  • Connect with keep.meSAFE for free 24/7 multilingual counselling phonelines and health resources available online through the My SSP app. Call toll-free: 1-844-451-9700 (Canada & USA) or 1-416-380-6578 (international). This is a confidential and voluntary service available to Canadian and international students through York University.
  • Call the Good2Talk confidential helpline for post-secondary students. Available 24/7 at 1-866-925-5454.
  • The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education office, located at 301 York Lanes, is here to support you. They can be reached 24/7 at 416-736-5211.
Graduate Student
Wellbeing & Supports

It is important for graduate students to contact their Graduate Program Director (GPD) for information regarding courses, as each Faculty may have different procedures during a labour disruption. Details of contact info for individual GPDs can be found on your graduate program’s website.

Please note: In the case whereby graduate courses are unable to continue during the labour disruption, remediation plans for the completion of courses are determined at the end of the labour disruption with the guidance of senate policy.

Graduate Student
Classes

Yes. Students can register for S24 and F24 terms and enroll in courses.  For a list of available courses, please review the York Courses Web Site.

Graduate Student
Classes

York’s Senate has developed a policy outlining the rights and responsibilities of students during a labour disruption.  Please review the policy on York’s website -Secretariat Policies.

Graduate Student
My Rights & Responsibilities

Students can access services and supports through Student Accessibility Services. If you are seeking accommodations, supports, or have questions or concerns, please contact sasinfo@yorku.ca.

International Student, Student
Wellbeing & Supports

University libraries will remain open and operational. Services and access to hardware such as printers, copiers and public workstations will be available upon request from all the library’s branches across the two campuses.

For more information on how to connect with York Libraries and all other aspects of services and resources currently available please visit the Libraries website.

Faculty, International Student, Student
General Info, University Operations and Services

YU-card services and application processing are operating normally.  Students and Employees may apply for their YU-card online at 'yorku.ca/yucard'. YU-cards are issued digitally to your Apple or Google Wallet. In-person visit to the YU-card Office is not required unless you opt for a plastic card instead.  Consult the YU-card website for office hours.

Faculty, International Student, Staff, Student
University Operations and Services

The Keele/Glendon Shuttle is operating normally. Shuttle schedules may be modified during a labour disruption.  Consult the York Transportation Services website for updates to shuttle schedules.

Faculty, International Student, Staff, Student
University Operations and Services

Will Zum/YRT/ TTC/Wheeltrans buses be coming on campus?

York staff are in contact with transit service providers. Our goal is to ensure continued transit services. Please visit the York Transportation Services website for updates.

TTC: Buses will be diverted outside of the York University campus, including avoiding the blockages at NW Gate and Howard Moscoe at our Pioneer Village subway station.

ZUM: Will be dropping passengers off at Steeles Ave opposite Founders Rd. And Steeles at the North West Gate near Pioneer Village Station. ZUM will return normal operations on campus after 5:00p.m. daily.

Faculty, International Student, Staff, Student
University Operations and Services

York encourages community members to consult the York Transportation Services website for updates and options regarding campus transportation during the labour disruption. Please consult your transit service provider’s website below for specific details and schedules regarding transportation during the strike.

If you require accessibility vehicles, please note that Wheel-Trans (TTC) and Mobility On-Request (YRT) will continue to service their regular stops on campus during the day and in the evenings, but students should factor in more time to get to campus.

Passengers who use Wheel-Trans or Mobility On-Request services should call their service provider, if they have any questions or concerns about transportation to and from campus. Every attempt will be made to assist students with disabilities to minimize transit difficulties due to the labour disruption.

Anyone with mobility issues who requires assistance getting to or from the York University TTC Station can email vango@yorku.ca.

Faculty, International Student, Staff, Student
University Operations and Services

Yes, parking will continue to run as normal. If you are parking on campus, please ensure you have an active parking permit or have paid the daily parking fee.

Faculty, International Student, Staff, Student
University Operations and Services

Campus mail (Canada Post, couriers, etc.) will continue to be processed by York staff. Minor delays may occur to daily operations during the labour disruption.

Faculty, International Student, Staff, Student
University Operations and Services

Yes. Please contact 416-736-5800 or askit@yorku.ca to request UIT assistance.  For Glendon IT Services, please contact 416-487-6700 or ithelp@glendon.yorku.ca.

Faculty, International Student, Staff, Student
University Operations and Services

Housing Services will not be impacted by a labour disruption and all services will continue to be available.

International Student, Parent, Student
General Info, Housing & Residence, University Operations and Services

In the event of a labour disruption, students should exercise caution and plan for the rest of the term accordingly. If you think you may require assistance, there are some things you can do now:

  • Submit an online Student Financial Profile (http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp) application if you have not yet done so.
  • Be ready to provide a letter indicating how the labour disruption has affected your financial situation and include supporting documentation if possible.

Students can also visit the Food Resources webpage which provides information that can help you navigate food support resources across York’s campuses.

International Student, Student
University Operations and Services

Yes. We encourage you to review the Food Resources webpage which provides information that can help you navigate food support resources across York’s campuses.

Graduate Student, International Student, Parent, Student
University Operations and Services, Wellbeing & Supports

Yes, Food Services and Housing Services will not be impacted directly during the labour disruption. Any impact to Food Services on campus would be determined by changes to campus operations or activities.

Some locations have reduced their hours to mitigate the reduced campus presence.

Locations with reduced hours:

  • Central Square Subway, reduced to Monday to Friday:  11 am – 4 pm  (closed on weekends)
  • William Small Center Tim Hortons, reduced to Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm (weekend hours: 9 am to 3 pm)
  • Central Square Cafeteria, reduced to Monday to Friday: 8 am – 3 pm  (closed on weekends)

Locations that are closed for operations:

  • Central Square Booster Juice
  • Central Square Starbucks
  • Central Square Tim Hortons
  • Central Square Pizza Pizza
  • Lassonde Palgong Tea
  • Dahdaleh Cafeteria
  • Dahdaleh Tim Hortons
  • Bergeron Market
  • Osgoode Bistro
  • Glendon College Tim Hortons

Locations that remain regular operations (Not Affected):

  • Winters College Dining Hall
  • Stong College Dining Hall
  • Glendon College Dining Hall
Faculty, International Student, Parent, Staff, Student
University Operations and Services

Yes, Community Safety offerings and services on campus will remain unchanged, including York Security Services, goSAFE and CCTV monitoring.

International Student, Student
University Operations and Services, Wellbeing & Supports

Community Safety offerings and services on campus will remain unchanged, including York Security Services, goSAFE and CCTV monitoring. Enhanced security measures that were implemented in January, such as increased building patrols, additional community engagement and additional reporting will also continue.

Safety staff will be available on campus to support with operational needs as required.

Faculty, International Student, Student
University Operations and Services, Wellbeing & Supports

Yes, the Bookstore will remain open. Please refer to the Bookstore website for operating hours.

 

 

Faculty, International Student, Staff, Student
University Operations and Services

Services from Athletics and Recreation are anticipated to continue during the labour disruption. For more information about scheduled activities, please visit the York Lions Athletics and Recreation page.

International Student, Parent, Student
University Operations and Services

Non academic University services and operations are expected to continue normally during the labour disruption. Please keep in mind that in some cases, there may be minor delays in entering and exiting the campus grounds due to potential picket lines.

External Partners, Faculty, Incoming Student, International Student, Parent, Staff, Student
University Operations and Services

International students are advised to maintain full-time enrolment. Undergraduate students must enrol in at least 9 credits in each of the fall and winter terms to be considered full-time. For graduate students and students enrolled at the School of Continuing Studies, full-time enrolment is defined by the program. Full-time enrolment is necessary to work while studying and to maintain eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

International Student
Classes, General Info

If these academic activities are administered by faculty members who are not directly engaged in the labour disruption, it is unlikely that they will be impacted. If you are uncertain about the status of your academic activity, we strongly encourage you to contact your internship supervisor and/or program office for further guidance. Students on work terms should report to work as usual during the current labour disruption. If your internship or practicum placement requires you to come to campus, you can choose not to cross the picket lines, but you should discuss your options and notify your supervisor if you wish to exercise this choice.

International Student, Student
Classes, General Info

Contact the representative in your faculty to confirm the cancellation. Please click here for a list of Faculty contacts.

Student
Classes

Surface and Garage Multipacks purchased through HONK typically cannot be refunded. However, to support the community during the ongoing labor disruption, Parking Services is currently offering refunds for packs purchased between January 26 and February 26.

Refunds will be based on the number of unused parking sessions remaining. Certain conditions apply. Please reach out to Parking Services directly to discuss your individual situation.

If you have an applicable pack and wish to pursue a refund, please submit a refund request to Parking Services via kpermref@yorku.ca by March 31, 2024.  Please ensure you include your invoice/receipt number for the purchase, which can be found in your HONK Mobile account.

Multipacks purchased after February 26, 2024, will not be considered for reimbursement.

Faculty, International Student, Staff, Student
University Operations and Services

Yes. All students are covered by the Senate Policy, which states that students who do not to participate in academic activities, including online activities, are entitled to:

  1. immunity from penalty
  2. reasonable alternative access to course materials covered in their absence
  3. reasonable extensions of deadlines, and

such other remedies as Senate deems necessary and consistent with the principle of academic integrity.

It is in students’ best interest to continue to attend and participate in courses that continue during a labour disruption. Senate policy states that when a disruption occurs, no dilution of standards normally expected of students should be permitted and there should be as little diminution as possible in the instructional or supervisory support given to students.

Such remedies (such as alternative options for course completion) are not to alter academic standards, and do not guarantee students will have the same learning experience they would have received in the absence of a disruption and students retain the responsibility for learning materials covered in the missed classes.

For graduate students, academic activity may include graduate courses and seminars, program milestones like comprehensive exams, and non-employment research or lab assistance.

Graduate Student
My Rights & Responsibilities

The University will remain open during the labour disruption and will continue to provide as many services as possible.

Libraries, residences, restaurants and other food outlets, administrative offices and other university facilities will remain open.

Some classes, labs and tutorials will have to be temporarily suspended. Decisions regarding suspending classes, labs and tutorials will be made on a case-by-case basis, as circumstances require. The University will accommodate and support all students, including those whose studies are interrupted.

Please check your course eClass site for information about course status. In addition to information being made available via eClass, students will also be able to find information about the status of their courses on the Course Status website. Courses will either be indicated as “active” or “suspended” along with any special notes or comments related to the course.

Check the Labour Relations website for information about the labour disruption.

International Student, Student
General Info

It is in students’ best interest to continue to attend and participate in courses that continue during a labour disruption. Senate policy states that when a disruption occurs, no dilution of standards normally expected of students should be permitted and there should be as little diminution as possible in the instructional or supervisory support given to students.  Students who do not participate in academic activities because (a) they are unable to do so owing to a Disruption, or (b) they choose not to participate in academic activities owing to a strike or lock-out on campus, are entitled to:

  1. immunity from penalty
  2. reasonable alternative access to course materials covered in their absence
  3. reasonable extensions of deadlines, and

such other remedies as Senate deems necessary and consistent with the principle of academic integrity.

Such remedies (such as alternative options for course completion) are not to alter academic standards, and do not guarantee students will have the same learning experience they would have received in the absence of a disruption and students retain the responsibility for learning materials covered in the missed classes.

International Student, Student
General Info, My Rights & Responsibilities

The University is committed to reaching an agreement with CUPE 3903 with the least possible disruption to students. Visit the Labour Relations website for the most up-to-date and accurate information about the labour disruption.

External Partners, Faculty, International Student, Parent, Staff, Student
General Info

Some classes, labs and tutorials will have to be temporarily suspended. Decisions regarding suspending classes, labs and tutorials will be made on a case-by-case basis, as circumstances require. The University will accommodate and support all students, including those whose studies are interrupted.

Please check your course eClass site for information about course status. In addition to information being made available via eClass, students will also be able to find information about the status of their courses on the Course Status website.

International Student, Student
Classes

Information and updates will be posted on this site and on the CUPE 3903 Labour Relations webpage. This website will be the authoritative source of information about the labour disruption.

Students will also receive regular updates directly via email about the labour disruption and courses. Students should ensure their contact email information is up to date.

Faculty, International Student, Parent, Staff, Student
General Info

This depends on the length of the labour disruption. A short labour disruption may only defer certain assignments, midterms or exams to a later date.

In the event of a longer disruption, York will determine the options for completing courses and finalizing grades for those courses that are suspended due to the labour disruption.

International Student, Student
Classes

Many professors, instructors and course directors will contact students directly about the status of specific courses; however, if you have not heard from your professor or course director, please visit the Course Status website for details.

International Student, Student
Classes

Please check your course eClass site for information about course status. In addition to information being made available via eClass, students will also be able to find information about the status of their courses on the Course Status website.

International Student, Student
Classes

Information about midterms, assignments and exams is not yet known.

We will update information about marking and grading implications for midterms and exams when the information becomes available. Students will also receive information via email, eClass, or directly from your course instructor or department.

International Student, Student
Classes

There are a number of ways you can help ensure the completion of your courses even if classes have been disrupted or if you are worried about accessing campuses:

  • Attend and participate in classes that are continuing.
  • If a course is not being taught, follow the readings on your outline and continue working on or preparing for any assignments, tests and examinations.
  • Take advantage of alternative access to course materials when available.
  • Stay informed about developments including changes to class and examination schedules.
  • Monitor your email and the Senate website for announcements on course completion options and changes to regulations that will be available if the labour disruption continues beyond one week. These will be published when more information becomes available.
  • Plan extra time for getting to campus and to class.
International Student, Student
Classes

There are no changes to the summer session planned at this time. Please check this website regularly for possible updates.

International Student, Student
Classes

All students can reach out to Student Counselling, Health & Well-being  and visit the Well-being resources page for a variety of supports. The teams will continue to provide a professional and supportive environment where you can discuss any challenges you may be having.

If you live in residence, you may also reach out to Residence Life staff including Residence Dons.

If you’d like to speak to someone about your feelings regarding the labour disruption after regular business hours, we suggest contacting:

  • The Keep Me Safe Student Support program, which offers free counseling support 24/7/365 through the My SSP app. This is a confidential and voluntary service available to Canadian and international students through York.
  • Good2Talk, a free, confidential and anonymous 24/7/365 helpline provides professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to postsecondary students in Ontario, in English and in French. You can reach them at 1-866-925-5454.
International Student, Student
Wellbeing & Supports

You’ll find a list of online services for students on the MyOnlineServices web page. We’ll be updating this list as we learn of additional services being offered online, so check back often.

You can also visit the website for the service you’re interested in to confirm service delivery.

Glendon students with any student services questions can email studentaffairs@glendon.yorku.ca.

Markham Campus (Digital Technologies) students with any student services questions can email advise.markham@yorku.ca.

International Student, Student
Wellbeing & Supports

If you have questions or concerns about the impact of the situation on your child’s learning experience, please contact the Vice-Provost Students, Nona Robinson at vpstudents@yorku.ca.  For Glendon students, please contact the Associate Principal, Academics at apar@glendon.yorku.ca.

Parent
General Info

For classes that have continued to meet throughout the disruption:

  • any changes to in-class tests and assignments will be announced by the course director
  • formal exams will end no later than April 26, 2024; some exams may be postponed until after the end of the disruption in which a modified/compressed exam schedule will be provided.

The exam schedule for courses that are suspended will be announced when the disruption ends and will be made available on the exam search website.

Students in the JD program at Osgoode Hall Law School should refer to faculty-specific information pertaining to their class and examination schedule.

You may also call the relevant department or school for course information.

International Student, Student
Classes

We will continue to prioritize the completion of courses and will follow the principles of flexibility, academic integrity and fairness to students, as defined in the senate policy that governs academic matters during a labour disruption. The Senate Executive Committee will provide modifications and adjustments (“remedial action”) as necessary to support students in completing their courses. Students will continue to receive updates and more information about these options as soon as they become available.

If you anticipate needing financial assistance (for whatever reason), you are encouraged to submit an online Student Financial Profile and access emergency bursaries through Student Financial Services or their faculty.

International Student, Student
Classes

The June 2024 Convocation will be held as scheduled. For more information, please check the York Convocation website.

International Student, Parent, Student
Classes, University Operations and Services

We are aware of the potential impact an extended academic term may have for students living on-campus. Implications on residence/tenant agreements are dependent on resolution of the labour disruption and will, therefore, be taken at a later date. Decisions will be communicated as soon as possible.

International Student, Student
Housing & Residence

We are actively working to mitigate the effects of the strike and are committed to minimizing any inconvenience to our valued partners. The University is in continuous dialogue with the Union to reach a swift and amicable resolution. However, until then, we ask for your patience and cooperation as we navigate this situation together.

We value our partnership and remain committed to maintaining open lines of communication throughout this process. Communications will be ongoing. We will ensure that you are promptly informed of any updates regarding the labour disruption, including when a resolution to the strike is achieved.

External Partners
University Operations and Services

No. Research Assistantships are not employment and do not fall under any Collective Agreement. An RA’s research assistance is academic activity and not unionized employment. The labour disruption should not affect the expectations or the payment of RAs.

Graduate Student, International Student, Student
My Rights & Responsibilities

Exchange students can email exchange@yorku.ca for any questions regarding their exchange term at York during the labour disruption. For Glendon exchange students, contact . For Schulich exchange students, contact exchange@schulich.yorku.ca.

The Keep Me Safe Student Support program offers free counseling support 24/7/365 through the My SSP app. This is a confidential and voluntary service available to Canadian and international students through York.  Services are available in multiple languages in Ontario/Canada and abroad.

International Student
Wellbeing & Supports

York is aware that at least two classes were interrupted on the afternoon of February 28.

The disruptive conduct is being reviewed according to University policies and procedures. Please contact York Security Services or via the York Safety if you have any information you would like to share. We understand that the incident has impacted students. If you or someone you know needs to access University supports please contact Student Counselling, Health & Wellbeing, Glendon’s Accessibility, Well-Being and Counselling program and Graduate Student Wellness Services.

The Keep Me Safe Student Support program, also offers free counselling support 24/7/365 through the My SSP app. This is a confidential and voluntary service available to Canadian and international students through York.

Services are also available through the Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR). Visit their website, or call 416-736-5231 or visit W128 Bennett Centre for Student Services.

Good2Talk, a free, confidential, and anonymous 24/7/365 helpline provides professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions, and well-being to postsecondary students in Ontario, in English and in French. You can reach them at 1-866-925-5454.

International Student, Parent, Student
University Operations and Services, Wellbeing & Supports

Throughout the disruption, the York Community Safety team has worked to maintain open lines of communication with picketers, provide security support at picket lines, encourage clear guidelines for picketing, and help coordinate traffic delays. We have also proposed a shared picket protocol with CUPE 3903 so that picketers can safely express their views while also allowing traffic to flow.

For the duration of labour disruption, please consider alternative modes of transportation into York Campuses, including public transit. The York University and Pioneer Village subway stops can bring you directly onto the Keele Campus.

When interacting with people on picket lines, Community Safety staff members work hard to demonstrate professionalism, courtesy, and respect for all. For instance, Community Safety staff will engage with those picketing through active listening and constructive dialogue rather than simply issuing directives, which can exacerbate tension. Such prosocial de-escalation strategies are an important element of Community Safety’s community-centric approach to promoting a safe and inclusive campus climate.

Faculty, Student
General Info, University Operations and Services

We recognize that the ongoing labour disruption may affect the frequency of campus travel, impacting the use of your parking permit.

Sessional permits

Should you choose to pursue a refund due to the disruption, Parking Services will waive the $15 administration fee. Requests submitted by the third business day of March will ensure reimbursement for both March and April. The final deadline for refund requests is March 21st, applicable only for the month of April.

In addition, purchasing a new permit before April 30, 2024 will ensure you can return to your original permit lot.

Continuous monthly permits

Staff and faculty who have opted in to monthly payroll deductions for continuous parking permits can choose to opt out by the third business day of the month to avoid being charged. An email request can be sent to kpermref@yorku.ca for Keele Campus or gpermref@yorku.ca for Glendon Campus.

For further clarification or to review our complete refund policy, please visit our website https://www.yorku.ca/parking/parking-rates-permits/parking-permits/#refunds

Faculty, International Student, Staff
University Operations and Services

Please contact CUPE 3903. York does not process strike pay.

CUPE 3903

Yes, scholarship, fellowship and research assistantship funding will continue as these sources of graduate student funding are not covered by a collective agreement with CUPE 3903.

CUPE 3903

Striking employees will have access to the services of the York Psychology Clinic, the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, and the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education. Striking employees in CUPE Unit 1 & 3 who are also students will have access to all services and facilities related to their academic activities including research assistantships.

CUPE 3903
Wellbeing & Supports

Yes. However, whether there would be any loss of pay or pensionable service depends on the length of time an employee was not performing their duties during the labour disruption.

CUPE 3903

Employees in the CUPE 3903 Units bargaining units may declare their desire to return to their duties, by completing an on-line form at this website. Submitting a declaration does not automatically mean that one’s duties will resume. Decisions about the resumption of duties will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Some, or all, of an individual’s duties may remain suspended throughout the labour disruption. If the decision is made that an employee’s duties may resume, the individual will be advised of the decision and of the date for the resumption of duties.

CUPE 3903
My Rights & Responsibilities

Since pension plan contributions are calculated as a percentage of an employee’s pay, contributions cannot be made to an employee’s pension while the employee is on strike. Also, service in a pension plan does not accrue. Under the terms of the York University Pension Plan, reduced contributions (and service under the minimum guaranteed provision) resulting from a labour disruption would result in reduced pension benefits when an employee terminates, retires, or dies.

CUPE 3903

Regular pay for all employees in the CUPE 3903 Unit 1, 2, and 3 bargaining units is suspended for the duration of the labour disruption.  The exception would be those employees who return to work during the labour disruption (see below).

The University will continue to pay employees in these bargaining units who are on approved sick or maternity/parental leave for existing leaves as of the day of disruption.

CUPE 3903

Once classes resume, course instructors will ensure a cushion period before any assignments are due, or in-class tests are rescheduled. Tests should not be held in any course until the class has met at least once, or at least one week after the end of the labour disruption, whichever is longer. Similarly, a reasonable cushion time should be provided before assignments must be submitted. This does not apply to assignments or work such as laboratory exercises which are typically assigned and submitted as a regular and integral part of the laboratory session itself.

International Student, Student
General Info

Senate policy uses the term “remediation” to describe “accommodations for students, modifications of normal academic regulations, and adjustments in class and examination schedules” and it states that “the completion of courses will involve a combination of such changes.” Some academic options have already been announced, such as an extension of the date by which to drop a course without receiving a grade. Other options are always available, such as deferrals.

International Student, Student
General Info

There are several options available to students whether or not there is a labour disruption, but some may have altered requirements or dates as a result of the disruption.

Extension of drop deadline (effective February 28): You can drop a Winter (W) term course without a receiving a grade up until the last day of classes. To proceed, use the course drop option through the online enrolment module; there will be no notation of the dropped course on your transcript.

This option is not available for:
- graduate courses
- the JD program at Osgoode
- Fall (F) term courses
- Full-year (Y) (six credit) courses with a drop deadline before February 26, 2024.

Temporary broadening of the Pass/Fail grading option (effective March 10): Senate has a Pass/Fail Grades Policy that allows students to elect to earn a limited number of credits on a pass/fail basis in some courses. It cannot be used for: major or minor courses (including for-credit practica), outside-the-major required courses, Certificate required courses or required 1000-level science courses for students in certain faculties. Normally, students must select this option in the first two weeks of classes. The deadline to select the option has been extended to the last day of classes on the original schedule for courses that continued or the modified schedule following the disruption. Please note that this option is highly limited and can only be implemented by means of a formal request through the Registrar’s Office.

Students are advised to consider this option with great care before electing it. A pass/fail notation on a course may have a negative impact on applications to graduate and professional programs.)  Students may revert to a grades assessment by the final day to withdraw from classes.

More information can be found on the Senate Policy on Pass/Fail Grades or the Pass/Fail Option webpage.

Deferred Standing: Students always have the option to seek a deferral. Students must make a formal request to their course instructor or course director for deferred standing, and are not automatically entitled to this relief.  Senate Executive urges instructors to deal with requests generously. Visit the Registrar’s Office website for more information on deferred standing.

Appeals, Petitions and Concerns: Normal appeal and petitions procedures remain in place.

Accommodations on Religious Grounds or for Students with Disabilities: All normal accommodations for persons with disabilities and for religious reasons remain in place and must be respected.

For courses that were suspended or did not meet during the disruption, or students who have chosen not to participate in active courses during the disruption: Students whose courses were suspended or did not continue to meet during the disruption, and students who chose not to participate in active courses, are entitled to complete the course after the disruption is over.

International Student, Student
Classes

There are several options available to students whether or not there is a labour disruption, but some may have altered requirements or dates as a result of the disruption.

Extension of drop deadline (effective February 28): You can drop a Winter (W) term course without a receiving a grade up until the last day of classes. To proceed, use the course drop option through the online enrolment module; there will be no notation of the dropped course on your transcript.

This option is not available for:
- graduate courses
- the JD program at Osgoode
- Fall (F) term courses
- Full-year (Y) (six credit) courses with a drop deadline before February 26, 2024.

Temporary broadening of the Pass/Fail grading option (effective March 10): Senate has a Pass/Fail Grades Policy that allows students to elect to earn a limited number of credits on a pass/fail basis in some courses. It cannot be used for: major or minor courses (including for-credit practica), outside-the-major required courses, Certificate required courses or required 1000-level science courses for students in certain faculties. Normally, students must select this option in the first two weeks of classes. The deadline to select the option has been extended to the last day of classes on the original schedule for courses that continued or the modified schedule following the disruption. Please note that this option is highly limited and can only be implemented by means of a formal request through the Registrar’s Office.

Students are advised to consider this option with great care before electing it. A pass/fail notation on a course may have a negative impact on applications to graduate and professional programs.)  Students may revert to a grades assessment by the final day to withdraw from classes.

More information can be found on the Senate Policy on Pass/Fail Grades or the Pass/Fail Option webpage.

Deferred Standing: Students always have the option to seek a deferral. Students must make a formal request to their course instructor or course director for deferred standing, and are not automatically entitled to this relief.  Senate Executive urges instructors to deal with requests generously. Visit the Registrar’s Office website for more information on deferred standing.

Appeals, Petitions and Concerns: Normal appeal and petitions procedures remain in place.

Accommodations on Religious Grounds or for Students with Disabilities: All normal accommodations for persons with disabilities and for religious reasons remain in place and must be respected.

For courses that were suspended or did not meet during the disruption, or students who have chosen not to participate in active courses during the disruption: Students whose courses were suspended or did not continue to meet during the disruption, and students who chose not to participate in active courses, are entitled to complete the course after the disruption is over.

Student
Classes

There are several options available to students whether or not there is a labour disruption, but some may have altered requirements or dates as a result of the disruption.

Extension of drop deadline (effective February 28): You can drop a Winter (W) term course without a receiving a grade up until the last day of classes. To proceed, use the course drop option through the online enrolment module; there will be no notation of the dropped course on your transcript.

This option is not available for:
- graduate courses
- the JD program at Osgoode
- Fall (F) term courses
- Full-year (Y) (six credit) courses with a drop deadline before February 26, 2024.

Temporary broadening of the Pass/Fail grading option (effective March 10): Senate has a Pass/Fail Grades Policy that allows students to elect to earn a limited number of credits on a pass/fail basis in some courses. It cannot be used for: major or minor courses (including for-credit practica), outside-the-major required courses, Certificate required courses or required 1000-level science courses for students in certain faculties. Normally, students must select this option in the first two weeks of classes. The deadline to select the option has been extended to the last day of classes on the original schedule for courses that continued or the modified schedule following the disruption. Please note that this option is highly limited and can only be implemented by means of a formal request through the Registrar’s Office.

Students are advised to consider this option with great care before electing it. A pass/fail notation on a course may have a negative impact on applications to graduate and professional programs.)  Students may revert to a grades assessment by the final day to withdraw from classes.

More information can be found on the Senate Policy on Pass/Fail Grades or the Pass/Fail Option webpage.

Deferred Standing: Students always have the option to seek a deferral. Students must make a formal request to their course instructor or course director for deferred standing, and are not automatically entitled to this relief.  Senate Executive urges instructors to deal with requests generously. Visit the Registrar’s Office website for more information on deferred standing.

Appeals, Petitions and Concerns: Normal appeal and petitions procedures remain in place.

Accommodations on Religious Grounds or for Students with Disabilities: All normal accommodations for persons with disabilities and for religious reasons remain in place and must be respected.

For courses that were suspended or did not meet during the disruption, or students who have chosen not to participate in active courses during the disruption: Students whose courses were suspended or did not continue to meet during the disruption, and students who chose not to participate in active courses, are entitled to complete the course after the disruption is over.

Student
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