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Health & Society Student Association (HESOSA)

What is Health & Society? 

Health & Society is an interdisciplinary program at York University that goes beyond biological views of health to examine its social, cultural and political dimensions. We study poverty, racial, sexual and gender discrimination, globalization, neo-liberalism, the environment, community support, social cohesion, occupational stress, home care, malnutrition and political economy – in other words, anything and everything that affects health. 

Logo Health and Society Student Association

Organization Mission Statement 

Our mission is to provide HESO students and the broader York University community with better awareness about the ever-expanding field of health. HESOSA encourages opportunities for fellowship across related and unrelated fields. We aim to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for all students to deepen their post-secondary experience by providing resources and opportunities relevant to their chosen degree. 

HESOSA also organizes fun and educational social events uniting students with an interest and passion for health. We act as a liaison between HESO students, their professors and York HESO alumni, and provide networking and volunteer opportunities for students to enhance their university experience and co-curricular record.

All students are welcome to join the Health and Society Student Association. In order to become a member, add us on YUConnect and email us your full name, student number and email address. 

Are you interested in volunteering with us? 

Volunteering will allow you to build new friendships, raise awareness of a variety of health issues, fund raise for health-based organizations and receive service hours for your co-curricular record. 

Volunteering Tasks: 

  • Running Tablings 
  • Assisting with event planning and organizing
  • Participating in fundraising-events 
  • Assisting in arranging guest-speakers, workshops and more 
  • Social media promotion 
  • Creating event posters and hanging them around campus 
  • Working with our executive team to propose ideas for new events 

Our volunteers have the freedom to choose which tasks they wish to complete and when they volunteer so that volunteering does not interfere with students’ studies. 

If you are interested in volunteering with HESOSA or getting more info about available volunteering opportunities then please send your inquiries to the following email address.

Contact Info 

Email: hesosa@my.yorku.ca

Instagram: @hesosaatyorku  

Our office located at 121E Founders College, York University