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Announcement of Deputy Provost, Markham Campus | Annonce au sujet du vice-recteur du campus Markham Centre

Announcement of Deputy Provost, Markham Campus | Annonce au sujet du vice-recteur du campus Markham Centre

Dear colleagues, We are delighted to announce that the search for the Deputy Provost to lead our Markham Campus realization has reached a successful conclusion.  This is an important and exciting time in York’s evolution as we bring to fruition plans for innovative teaching and research programs, physical space, and partnerships for our new Markham […]

Announcement of Dean, Schulich School of Business | Annonce du doyen de l’École Schulich des hautes études commerciales

Announcement of Dean, Schulich School of Business | Annonce du doyen de l’École Schulich des hautes études commerciales

Dear colleagues, I am delighted to inform colleagues in the Schulich School of Business and across the York University community that the search for the next Dean of the Schulich School of Business has reached a successful conclusion. The search committee, chaired by Provost Lisa Philipps and comprised of members of SSB (full-time and contract […]

A Message on the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation | Message pour la première Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation

A Message on the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation | Message pour la première Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear Colleagues,  Today marks the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This new day of remembrance and reflection falls on what has been previously known as Orange Shirt Day. The day is intended to provide space for ongoing discussions of truth and reconciliation, and time for us […]

Fall 2021 Convocation Update | Mise à jour sur la remise des diplômes d’automne 2021

Fall 2021 Convocation Update | Mise à jour sur la remise des diplômes d’automne 2021

Dear Community Members,  As we begin to welcome our community members back onto our campuses today, I want to provide you with an update on our Fall 2021 convocation ceremonies.   After careful consideration, given the ongoing public health concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and current public health restrictions, York University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, […]

Welcome to the 2021–22 academic year! | Bienvenue pour l’année universitaire 2021–2022!

Welcome to the 2021–22 academic year! | Bienvenue pour l’année universitaire 2021–2022!

Dear York Community,  A very warm welcome to the 2021–22 academic year!  While I know that we still face challenges ahead, I am grateful that we are able to be safely re-opening our campuses and resuming many of the activities that we have missed over the past eighteen months — from in-person classes, to extracurricular […]

Update on Vaccine Requirement at York University | Mise à jour sur l’obligation de vaccination à l’Université York

Update on Vaccine Requirement at York University | Mise à jour sur l’obligation de vaccination à l’Université York

Dear York Community,  In my last update, I shared that York will require all individuals coming to our campuses this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Since then, I am very pleased to learn that the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health has recommended that all post-secondary institutions across the province require proof of vaccination for those […]

New Vaccine Requirement at York University | Nouvelle obligation de vaccination à l’Université York

New Vaccine Requirement at York University | Nouvelle obligation de vaccination à l’Université York

Dear York Community,  The health and safety of our community members remains our highest priority, and we continue to advance multiple strategies and initiatives to protect our students, staff, faculty, instructors, and researchers from COVID-19.  At yesterday’s Town Hall, we discussed the University’s plans to support a safe return to campus, and our support for the Council of […]

A Statement from President Rhonda Lenton on the Discovery of the Marieval (Cowessess) Residential School Unmarked Graves | Déclaration de la présidente Rhonda Lenton au sujet de la découverte des tombes anonymes du pensionnat pour Autochtones de Marieval (Cowessess)

A Statement from President Rhonda Lenton on the Discovery of the Marieval (Cowessess) Residential School Unmarked Graves | Déclaration de la présidente Rhonda Lenton au sujet de la découverte des tombes anonymes du pensionnat pour Autochtones de Marieval (Cowessess)

Today we are once again confronted with the truth of the residential school system and the devastating impact on Indigenous peoples and communities across Turtle Island. More than 750 unmarked graves, primarily of children, were announced to have been found on or near the grounds of the Marieval (Cowessess) Residential School. York University grieves with […]

A Statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton on the Attack in London, Ontario | Message de la présidente et vice-chancelière, Rhonda Lenton, au sujet de l’attaque à London (Ontario)

A Statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton on the Attack in London, Ontario | Message de la présidente et vice-chancelière, Rhonda Lenton, au sujet de l’attaque à London (Ontario)

On behalf of the entire York University community, I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family, loved ones, and friends of the five family members who were intentionally struck down by a driver in London, Ontario, in a horrific and hateful act of violence. York unequivocally opposes all manners of hate and discrimination, […]

A Statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek on Pride Month | Déclaration de la présidente et vice-chancelière, Rhonda Lenton, et de la vice-présidente de l’équité, des personnes et de la culture, Sheila Cote-Meek au sujet du Mois de la Fierté

A Statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek on Pride Month | Déclaration de la présidente et vice-chancelière, Rhonda Lenton, et de la vice-présidente de l’équité, des personnes et de la culture, Sheila Cote-Meek au sujet du Mois de la Fierté

June is Pride Month, an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions of 2SLGBTQIA communities and to reflect on the ways we can continue to support equal rights for all and to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.  York University is dedicated to fostering the values of equity, diversity and inclusion. Our University Academic Plan 2020–2025: Building […]