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March 6, 2024

March 6, 2024

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Prioritize your health, grab pizza with your Prof, musicals and more

March 6, 2024 Issue

Hello Lions,

It’s Winter Well-Being Week! Prioritize your physical and nutritional health by participating in one of many events built to help you learn about healthy eating, staying active and wellness. Check out the remaining events this week.

For the most up-to-date information regarding the labour disruption, please consult York University’s Disruption Operations website and our detailed FAQs. For course status information, please consult your course’s eClass and the Course Status website. The Faculty’s top priority is to continue supporting you and your learning. We know this is a difficult time and we encourage you to reach out to student services if you need additional guidance and or support

Affect Positive Change During UN SDG Week

York is a leader in sustainability, taking concrete actions to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) on our campuses and around the world. March 4 – 8 marks UN SDG week and York faculty, staff, students and instructors have been taking up the call and making an impact by tackling local and global societal issues.

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Winter Term Course Drop Deadline Extended

Due to the labour disruption, the March 11 deadline for students to withdraw from an undergraduate Winter term course without receiving a grade or a “Withdrawn” (W) notification on their transcript has been extended to April 8. Note that there is no adjustment of the deadline for Y (six-credit) courses for which the drop date fell before the disruption began on February 26.

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Join the LA&PS Internship Program Drop-In Session

If you are thinking of doing an internship or are currently in the program, speak to our staff about any questions you may have about the LA&PS Internship Program.

March 14 & 25 | 12 – 1 p.m.

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Learn How to Create a Safe Space for All

As a leader, your job is to create an environment where everyone feels safe to contribute to the group. Sometimes creating that space is challenging and takes more than simply announcing “this is a safe space” for it to be true. During this session we aim to provide you with the tools to create this space and how to keep the space inclusive and safe for all. Join the Leading with LA&PS team to learn more.

March 20 | 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Founders College, Room 303

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professor teaching in front of the class

Last chance to have Pizza with your Prof!

Whether you're seeking academic guidance, career insights or just a chance to connect with your professors outside the lecture hall, don’t miss our final Pizza With Profs event of the year! Come grab a slice and chat with a few of our LA&PS professors.

March 20 | 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Renaissance Room - Vanier College, 001

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Volunteer Opportunity: Join the LA&PS International Team!

The International Team is looking for dedicated and passionate students to volunteer as Peer Mentors to the York First Friend program (YFF). This program is designed to build community and support the transition of newly admitted international students coming into LA&PS. Peer mentors will be responsible for leading a team of incoming international students through completing weekly challenges and participating in online activities during the Summer term and act as a Peer Mentor for the first six weeks of the Fall-Winter terms. As a Peer Mentor, you will enhance your interpersonal communication, organizational and professional skills.

Application Deadline: April 5 at 11:59 p.m.

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students graduating waiting in line

Book Your Graduation Portrait Session Today!

New Paramount Studios are at the Keele Campus photographing graduating students who wish to commemorate their achievement with a portrait. Online bookings are open for students graduating in the class of 2024 (with spring convocation).

There is a $25 cash sitting fee required at the time of your appointment. Photographs 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 and one of the New Paramount Studio service advisers will help.

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Calling all Students: Party with New College

Celebrate the year at New College's Out of this World event! Make new friends, dance the night away, enjoy delicious food, win prizes and more!

March 8 | 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
The Avenue Banquet Hall - 1600 Steeles Avenue West

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Now Playing: Bring It On: The Musical

Inspired by the hit film, VCP presents Bring It On: The Musical, a high-energy cheer-tastic show created by some of Broadway's most popular artists. Bring It On: The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Tickets are pay-what-you-can-afford and can be purchased online or at the door (cash only).

March 1 – 10
Fred Thury Studio Theatre - Vanier College, Room 258

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Watch VIC me, I’m Irish

The Vanier Improv Company (VIC) is back! Join us to relieve some stress with a hilarious show. Tickets on sale for $5 (at the door, CASH ONLY) and VIC passes available for $20. To reach the theatre, take the stairs or elevator on the east side of Vanier College to the second floor.

March 12 | 8 p.m. 
Fred Thury Studio Theatre - Vanier College, Room 258

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student in front of microphone

Showcase Your Talent at LA&PS Got Talent

Vanier College Productions (VCP), in collaboration with Founders College, presents LA&PS Got Talent. The event is an opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy a showcase of our talented students.

Performances should be approximately 3 minutes in length and consist of ANYTHING you consider to be your talent – singing, juggling, stand-up comedy, poetry, impressions and more!

Register now until Monday March 25 at 11:59 p.m.

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student getting meal from chef

Contribute to our campus Food Support Centre

We are inviting all performers and attendees to contribute to our Food Support Centre on campus by bringing non-perishable items.

Thursday, March 28 | 6:30 – 9 p.m
Fred Thury Studio Theatre - Vanier College, Room 258

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