York graduate students have access to a variety of services on campus to both facilitate and enhance their student experience.
YUGSA Health and Dental Plan
The York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA) offers a medical insurance plan designed to be comprehensive and low cost. The plan is offered through the National Student Health Network, a not-for-profit broker that helps us to achieve discounts through volume purchasing, and is provided by Green Shield Canada.
CUPE 3903 Extended Health and Benefits
The purpose of the “Extended Health Benefits Fund” is to support members with health care costs that would cause an undue financial burden and that are not covered by the Sun Life Insurance plan provided by our collective bargaining agreement.
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)
UHIP is the University Health Insurance Plan in place for international students and others who are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). The UHIP insurer is Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Sun Life).
Graduate students have access to several health services on campus, from specific care to health strategies that can be used to support academic as well as social experiences.
Grad Wellness & Counselling
Grad Wellness & Counselling aims to support and enhance the mental health and well-being of York University graduate students as they pursue their academic goals through the development and implementation of resources, services, and supports designed to help graduate students connect with their wellness.
Please visit Grad Wellness & Counselling for more information.
Student Counselling & Development
Student Counselling & Development (SCD) helps York students realize, develop and fulfill their personal potential in order to maximally benefit from their university experience and manage the challenges of university life.
Please visit Student Counselling & Development for more information.
The Appletree Medical Centre is located in York Lanes and has doctors and nurses on staff to assist with any non-emergency illness.
Please visit Appletree Medical Centre for more information.
York Lanes Dental Office
The York Lanes Dental Office is located in York Lanes and provides a full suite of dental services to patients.
Please visit York Lanes Dental Office for more information.
A professional health educator is available to students for individual information on health-related needs. The health educator can help answer questions or find appropriate resources to get students closer to answers. All services are entirely confidential.
Please visit Health Education for more information.
There are a variety of housing options for graduate students while studying at York. Several campus options, as well as Toronto's many vibrant neighbourhoods and downtown core, help make the graduate student experience a memorable one.
Graduate students who decide to live on York’s Keele or Glendon campuses will be within walking distance of everything they need. York’s Keele campus is like a small city unto itself, complete with shops, sports and fitness facilities, art galleries parks and green spaces, restaurants, cafés and pubs, while York’s Glendon campus offers a more intimate university experience that is immersed in mid-town Toronto’s Lawrence Park neighbourhood.
If you choose to live on campus, York University offers many housing options designed to fit your needs.
Graduate students, students with families, and mature undergraduate students (more than 21-years old) have the option of living on-campus in one of York University’s apartments.
The apartments are conveniently located on the York Keele campus and are within walking distance to classes and all campus amenities. For students living with their family, York’s graduate apartments contain a community playground and the nearby Atkinson Residence offers a daycare facility.
The York University Apartments offer both furnished and unfurnished apartments, and include bachelor, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. There are also adapted units for students who require wheelchair access or visual alarm.
The many neighbourhoods found in the Downtown and Midtown areas of the city are always popular with York students who chose to live off-campus because of their close proximity to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line, and an abundance of student-friendly businesses and housing options. This interactive map of Toronto’s neighbourhoods can help you to understand the characteristics of each area.
York University’s Safer Together site was designed for York U students, faculty and staff to provide one-stop access to all of the University’s safety resources that will help you be more informed and take action about your safety.
Please visit Safer Together for more information.
Transportation Services encourage commuting to the University as an alternative to single occupant vehicles, and supports community members in taking public transit, carpooling, biking, and walking. The goal is to reduce the demand for parking at York University by increasing awareness of alternative sustainable methods of transportation.
All community members and visitors are required to pay for parking while on campus. You may either purchase a parking permit or pay the daily fee at our visitor lots/garages. With approximately 9200 parking spaces, the Keele and Glendon campuses are comprised of 32 various lots/garages. They include permit only, visitor, and mixed usage lots. York University's Parking and Transportation Services continually strives to meet the ever-increasing demands of our growing community.
Please visit Parking Services for more information.
York's computing services offer a full range of services: e-mail and internet, wireless, campus computer labs, Passport York, personal web page hosting, software downloads and support for graduate teaching assistants.
Please visit Computing Services for more information.
The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) contributes to York University's vision of social justice and accessible education.
We strive to build a respectful, equitable, diverse and inclusive (REDI) community by advancing, promoting, and upholding human rights at York in accordance with provincial human rights legislation and the University’s policies.
Please visit Centre for Human Rights for more information.
The York University Ombudsperson, appointed by the President, is a respected, credible and knowledgeable individual whose ethical standards are above reproach and whose experience with institutional process is both wide and long.
The role of the York University Ombudsperson is to provide an impartial and confidential service to assist current members of York University (students, faculty and staff) who have been unable to resolve their concerns about University authorities’ application of York University policies, procedures and/or practices.
Please visit Ombudsperson for more information.
Discover job opportunities with employers looking to employ York U students via the Experience York Job Portal. Students and recent grads can also register for webinars and virtual employer networking events, or book 1:1 virtual or in-person appointments with CED’s career educators and career counsellors.
PDF Guide to Customizing and Saving Job Searches via EY: careers.yorku.ca