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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. Dear York community,  The news of violent acts against women 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 firmly believes in the fundamental principles of free […]

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, […]

York University in the Top 35 globally in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings | L’Université York figure parmi les 35 premières au monde au palmarès Times Higher Education Impact

York University in the Top 35 globally in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings | L’Université York figure parmi les 35 premières au monde au palmarès Times Higher Education Impact

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear colleagues,  The 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings were released earlier today and York University has strengthened its position, ranking among the world’s top 35 institutions for global leadership on advancing the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).      While an additional 280+ universities have joined the rankings since last year, […]

Spring 2022 Convocation Announcement | Annonce au sujet de la remise des diplômes du printemps 2022

Spring 2022 Convocation Announcement | Annonce au sujet de la remise des diplômes du printemps 2022

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear York Community, It is my great pleasure to inform you that York University’s 2022 Spring Convocation ceremonies will be delivered in-person this year. Convocation is the formal recognition of our students’ many years of dedication and hard work, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to […]

A statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek on International Women’s Day | 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, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des femmes

A statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek on International Women’s Day | 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, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des femmes

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear York community members, Each year, on March 8, York University joins communities around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day, and the many contributions women have made locally and globally to advance gender equity. York University champions the diverse lived experiences of women and acknowledges the intersectionality […]