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York calls for immediate indoor masking | York demande la reprise immédiate du port de masque à l’intérieur

York calls for immediate indoor masking | York demande la reprise immédiate du port de masque à l’intérieur

La version française suit la version anglaise. York University is calling on all community members to immediately resume masking indoors as part of provincial efforts to protect children and most vulnerable Dear York community, York University shares the concern of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) about Ontario’s overwhelmed children’s hospitals. As such, we […]

Staffing Announcement: Ombudsperson of York University

Staffing Announcement: Ombudsperson of York University

Please join me in welcoming Oluwakemi (Kemi) Oke and congratulating her on her appointment as the Ombudsperson of York University commencing December 1, 2022. Kemi has a research-based Master of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia where she conducted research on accountability and transparency in the public sector. She has five years of legal […]

Statement from President Rhonda Lenton on York University’s sustainability goals

Statement from President Rhonda Lenton on York University’s sustainability goals

La version française suit la version anglaise. October 26, 2022 Dear York community members: There is no more pressing global priority than the need to embrace a more sustainable way of living. Through our teaching, our research and our own practices, York University has contributed substantially to our understanding of sustainability best practices which are […]

Statement from President Rhonda Lenton on the events in Iran | Déclaration de la présidente Rhonda Lenton sur les événements en Iran

Statement from President Rhonda Lenton on the events in Iran | Déclaration de la présidente Rhonda Lenton sur les événements en Iran

La version française suit la version anglaise. Updated October 6, 2022 Dear York community,  The news of violent acts against women and on university campuses unfolding in Iran is distressing to many of our community members, including staff, students, faculty, and instructors.  I share your concerns. Please know that York University supports you.  York University […]

Statement on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II | Déclaration relative au décès de la Reine Elizabeth II

Statement on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II | Déclaration relative au décès de la Reine Elizabeth II

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear York University community,  I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and members of the global public on the passing today of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Queen Elizabeth II tirelessly dedicated her life to public service around the world, a task she […]

Pride Month Statement | Déclaration pour le Mois de la Fierté

Pride Month Statement | Déclaration pour le Mois de la Fierté

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear York Community, During Pride Month, we celebrate the contributions the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities have made to York’s values of equity, diversity, inclusivity and social justice.  At York, we recognize that we must continue to stand against homophobia and all forms of discrimination and racism to ensure that all […]

National Indigenous History Month Statement | Déclaration pour le Mois national de l'histoire autochtone

National Indigenous History Month Statement | Déclaration pour le Mois national de l'histoire autochtone

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear York Community, Today marks the start of Indigenous History Month, a time when we acknowledge Indigenous Peoples — their history, cultures, and many contributions and achievements. It is a specific opportunity to learn about and engage with Indigenous knowledges, languages, practices, and ways of being and their […]

A statement on York’s commitment to the Indigenous Framework and decolonizing research | Déclaration sur l’engagement de York envers le Cadre stratégique autochtone et la décolonisation de la recherche

A statement on York’s commitment to the Indigenous Framework and decolonizing research | Déclaration sur l’engagement de York envers le Cadre stratégique autochtone et la décolonisation de la recherche

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear York community members, Our society has benefited immensely from Indigenous knowledge, languages and ways of knowing and being. Indigenous people contribute to positive change in our communities, our environment and to the enrichment and well-being of society. Indigenous scholars and students have made and continue to achieve […]

Announcement of Dean, Faculty of Health | Annonce concernant le doyen de la Faculté de la santé

Announcement of Dean, Faculty of Health | Annonce concernant le doyen de la Faculté de la santé

Dear colleagues, I am excited to announce that the search for the next Dean, Faculty of Health has reached a successful conclusion. The search committee, chaired by Provost Lisa Philipps and comprised of members of the Faculty of Health (faculty, staff and students) and one member appointed by me, undertook an extensive national and international […]

Asian Heritage Month at York University | Mois du patrimoine asiatique à l’Université York

Asian Heritage Month at York University | Mois du patrimoine asiatique à l’Université York

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear colleagues, May is Asian Heritage Month, an important opportunity to reflect on the history, achievements and contributions of Asian students, staff, faculty and course instructors at York, and acknowledge the many ways our local and global communities are enriched by their insights, experiences and innovations in programming, […]