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Student Well-Being

Student Well-Being

Student Well-Being

Find the right resources to find a healthy balance. Many students find it difficult to navigate the first few months of school, whether its difficulty making new friends or finding right resources needed to make their transition easier. Below, you will find a vast list of supports to help find a community, stay healthy, and obtain help for such issues as loneliness, financial distress and academic stress. If you are experiencing difficulties, you may also wish to seek assistance by visiting Accommodation & Academic Consideration.

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Student Counselling, Health & Well-being

Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Anxiety: Crisis, Threatening or Concerning Behaviour

If you need to speak with a counsellor, start short-term therapy or connect with other students, York has many resources and supports which can be found on the counselling page.

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Athletics & Recreation

Community & Belonging, Health & Wellness

Exercise is a proven stress reliever! York University has countless recreational activities available to students. The Tait McKenzie Centre offers everything from pick-up basketball to trainer-led fitness classes.

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Colleges

Community & Belonging

Every LA&PS student belongs to one of four colleges and that community offers academic and social opportunities to help improve their university experience.

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Urgent Financial Need

Funding

Students experiencing urgent financial need can make an appointment with York’s Financial Services. Learn more about awards, bursaries, and emergency loans.

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Scott Religious Centre

Religious / Spiritual

The Scott Religious Centre provides a comfortable chapel for religious services and a peaceful meditation room for individual introspection and quiet prayer. It also provides office space for many of the faith-based student clubs.

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Support Groups for Students

Community & Belonging

York has introduced new specialized support groups for students looking to speak with peers. If you are looking to speak with other racialized students or members of York’s LGBTQ2S+ community, there are new services available.

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York Clubs

International Students, Religious / Spiritual

Involvement in student activities is a critical part of the university experience. If you are looking to make friends, find peers, or network, there are a multitude of on-campus organizations to join.

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York International

International Students

University can be challenging for students, especially those who have chosen to travel to a new country and city to study. York International has many resources and supports to help international students.

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Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

Funding

High achieving student or students seeking more information about financial help can consider applying for one of the Faculty’s many scholarships and bursaries.

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Student Organization Conference

Community & Belonging

The Student Organization Conference, organized by SCLD is a new and mandatory  component if you are looking to create and ratify a student organization. 

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Vanier College Productions

Community & Belonging, Learning Skills

Vanier College Productions (VCP) is an extra-curricular theatre community within LA&PS where you can try new things and make lifelong friends. Students have opportunities both on stage and behind the scenes with musicals, plays, show choir, grad choir, improv and sketch comedy, the BIPOC Artist HUB, various workshops, and 1-1 alumni mentorship. No prior experience is required.

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