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September 21, 2023

September 21, 2023

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Peer Mentors, Career Readiness, Social Events and More

September 21, 2023 Issue

We hope you are settling in well as the new academic year begins. In this edition, you will find a lot of resources and upcoming events to support you in this journey.

We would also like to acknowledge that September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It's an opportunity for our students and all community members to reflect and learn about the intergenerational harm that the Residential School systems caused to Indigenous Peoples across the country. There will be multiple events happening on campus you can participate in.

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The Student Numeracy Assistance Centre (SNACK) and Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are Back!

We are excited to announce that the Student Numeracy Assistance Centre (SNACK) and Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are officially open! Any students looking for additional support in their courses are invited to check out our FREE Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and our FREE Drop-in Tutoring from the Student Numeracy Assistance Centre at Keele (SNACK). Our PASS Leaders are currently offering weekly study sessions for support in a variety of classes. Students enrolled in ADMS, ECON, ITEC or English are encouraged to visit the PASS Website for a full breakdown of the Fall PASS Schedule.

In addition, the SNACK team will also be offering weekly tutoring sessions. Students can visit our leaders in person in Founders 034 or virtually by joining the SNACK Zoom Link. For a full breakdown of the SNACK schedule or to speak with a tutor via Zoom, please visit the SNACK Drop-in Support or email Good luck with the summer semester, hope to see you at our sessions soon! 

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Join the BIPOC Artist Hub at Vanier College Productions

Open to all BIPOC artists (theatre, dance, music, film, visual art, design, writing, etc.) at York, the group meets every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Join us for group discussions, games, guest lecturers and our end-of-the-season showcase. 

Sign up today to become a member. The first meeting is on Tuesday, September 26 and our showcase this year runs from Feb. 1-3, 2024. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. 

VCP prioritizes a space that values respect, equity, diversity, inclusivity, and authentic representation. We strongly encourage students who self-identify as members of equity-seeking communities to sign up. These communities may include gender, age, race, sexuality, disability, neuro-diverse, and the intersections thereof. 

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Apply to the LA&PS Internship Program

Want to gain relevant work experience to help jump-start your career? 
The LA&PS Internship Program is getting ready for an exciting internship offering for Winter 2024, Summer 2024 and Fall 2024.

You may be eligible and it’s time to take advantage! These internships are paid, career-related and designed to help students gain valuable work experience in their field of study.

Before applying to the internship program, students must meet the internship eligibility requirements for their program of study.

Information Sessions: September 22 & 27 

Join us to learn more about the LA&PS Internship Program, including academic eligibility requirements, the application and job search process, program expectations and fees.

Drop-in Sessions: September 26 

This Drop-in Session is an informal opportunity for students to speak with staff and ask any specific questions you may have about the LA&PS Internship Program. 

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LA&PS Employer Campus Recruitment Events

September 20, 26, 27, 28 & October 3, 2023

Join us for an employer campus recruitment event to learn more about employers across a wide range of sectors and industries, ask questions, network and discover employment opportunities! 

BlackBerry: September 20 

Soti: September 26 

IBM: September 27 

Ontario Public Services (OPS): September 28 

Mosaic: October 3

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Pizza with Profs: Going into Research

Wednesday, September 27 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

"Pizza with Profs" is a series of drop-in events by LA&PS Colleges where students and professors get to connect in a more informal setting and share experiences. The first in this series is titled "Going into Research" where professors will share their experience as an academic and why they chose to go into research.

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Leading with LA&PS - Understanding Your Leadership (Workshop)

Thursday, September 28 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LA&PS Colleges is introducing "Leading with LAPS" - a program that consists of various workshops designed for students to gain new leadership skills and further develop current leadership skills you have! Our first workshop "Understanding Your Leadership" is a foundational workshop for anyone who is looking for an introduction on how to be a leader.

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The "Get Ready to Work" Week

We know that graduating can be a stressful time with everyone asking about your plans after York. To help you explore your options and highlight the resources you have as a York student, the LAPS Colleges team is excited to present “Get Ready to Work" week. During this week, we will be highlighting career-focused workshops and speedy one-on-one check-ins, so you feel empowered to take control of your career.

Check out the schedule below for the events we have planned for the week:

Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
Monday, October 2 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Register via Zoom

Speed Resume and Cover Letter Check
Tuesday, October 3 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Drop-in at Career Centre (McLaughlin College 202)

FREE LinkedIn headshots
Wednesday, October 4 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register now, Vanier Renaissance room (Vanier College 001)

Pitch Yourself
Thursday, October 5 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register now, VCP Theatre (Vanier College 268) 

How to Effectively Use LinkedIn
Friday, October 6 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Register via Zoom

If you have any questions or concerns about the events, feel free to email us at: Follow us on Instagram for updates about our upcoming events and activities taking place in the colleges.

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Save the Date: York Spirit Day at LA&PS

Once a year, the York community is invited to participate in festivities where we celebrate and recognize the people who continue to make this University a success, including our students, faculty and staff. Show your #YUSpirit by joining the LA&PS community for a series of fun, stress-busting social activities.

Wednesday, October 4 | All day

As a University with a community spirit that is second to none, we enjoy sharing with the world our York pride by donning York University colours (red, white or blue), or York gear.

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