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April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024

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Do your part during Earth Month, improve your English and expand your classroom experience

April 18, 2024 Issue

Hello Lions!

In this edition of the The Scoop, we welcome spring by encouraging you to participate in York’s Earth Month activities. Also, learn more about how to improve your conversational English skills, as well as expand your classroom experience by working on a real-world social impact project through C4. As you complete your winter term exams, don't forget to check out all of the academic supports available to you as a LA&PS student. Good luck!

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Labour Disruption Updates & Resources

For the most up-to-date information regarding the labour disruption, please visit York University’s Disruption Operations website and detailed FAQs. A variety of new course completion resources have been added to help you weigh your options as you complete your winter term courses.

More information regarding tuition credits for dropped courses will also be available soon.

The Faculty’s top priority is to continue supporting you and your learning. We encourage you to reach out to LA&PS Academic Advising if you have any questions pertaining to your academic profile and or student services if you need additional support.

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Create Sustainable Change this Earth Month

April is Earth Month and York is inviting the community to participate in events that advance and celebrate the University’s commitment to a sustainable future.
You are invited to attend York’s annual campus tree planting and clean-up events at the Keele and Glendon campuses in collaboration with the student group Regenesis and Facilities Services.

Registration is encouraged and the details are as follows:
Campus Clean Up
Monday, April 22
12:30 to 1:30 p.m

Tree Planting
Tuesday, April 30
12:30 to 2 p.m.

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Speak English with Confidence!

York International is accepting applications for the English Conversation Partners (ECP) Program. The ECP Program takes place over 7 weeks, providing a fun and enriching experience for students (Student Peers) who speak English as an additional language looking to be paired with a student (Conversation Partner) that speaks English proficiently and fluently. Students will engage in meaningful conversations, build friendships, learn about cultures and attend fun events!

There are two ways to participate in the program:
Student Peer – Students looking to build their confidence in speaking the English language by practicing and engaging in conversations throughout the program.
Conversation Partner – Domestic and international students who are fluent and proficient in English and are comfortable facilitating conversations in a safe and welcoming environment.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact York International directly at

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Earn Course Credit & Make a Difference through C4

Looking for an innovative course this Summer? Check out C4 Sprint! Connect with students across York U to spend a term (or a full year) working on a real-world, social impact project from non-profit organizations, cities, businesses, or start-ups through the Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom (C4).

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Nominate Yourself or Your Peers for a Student Award!

As the academic year winds down, LA&PS still has awards that you can apply for or nominate a deserving student who you feel should be considered! Please note that the deadline for submission is specified on each application form and you can self-nominate for any applicable award.

Click on each award below to apply or nominate:

Outstanding Student Leadership Award
Recognizes outstanding achievement in enhancing the quality of the undergraduate student experience through leadership, commitment and innovation. This student contributes to an undergraduate student association.

Apply Today!

Arthur Francis Williams Transfer Student Award
Granted to a first-year student transferring from a Canadian university or college to an undergraduate program. Recipients must have an interest in Canadian studies and at least an average of 80% (or equivalent).

Apply Today!

Arthur Francis Williams Mature Student Award
Granted to a newly admitted mature student to a degree program who provides a written statement demonstrating their interest in an area of Canadian studies.

Apply Today!

The Faculty of LA&PS Outstanding Student Volunteer Award

Celebrates students in the areas of volunteer contributions, service and leadership and who contribute to enhance the York community by making it a better place to learn, work and grow.

Apply Today!

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Nominate Your Prof for the Excellence in Teaching Awards

Nominations are now open for The Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honours outstanding faculty members at LA&PS. For more information, please visit the Faculty Council WebsiteSubmission deadline is May 17.

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Book Your Graduation Portrait Session Today!

New Paramount Studios is at the Keele Campus photographing graduating students who wish to commemorate their achievement with a portrait. There is a $25 cash sitting fee required at the time of your appointment. Portraits will take place at Founders College, Room 113.


To book your session:

  • Click the “Book Now” button below.
  • On the New Paramount website select “Book” to register.
  • Register as a new user and receive your passcode.
  • Re-enter and select “Keele Campus.”
  • Choose your preferred date and time.

For questions, please contact New Paramount Studio at

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