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A Statement from York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton on the Passing of Alain Baudot | Déclaration de la présidente et vice-chancelière de l'Université York Rhonda Lenton à l'occasion du décès d'Alain Baudot

A Statement from York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton on the Passing of Alain Baudot | Déclaration de la présidente et vice-chancelière de l'Université York Rhonda Lenton à l'occasion du décès d'Alain Baudot

It is with great sadness that the York University community learned of the passing of Professor Emeritus Alain Baudot, a founding member not only of the French Studies Department at York, but of Glendon College. Alain was one of the very first professors at Glendon. Among his many contributions to the University were the creation […]

A Statement from York University President Rhonda Lenton on the COVID-19 Situation in India | Message de la présidente de l’Université Rhonda Lenton au sujet de la situation de la COVID-19 en Inde

A Statement from York University President Rhonda Lenton on the COVID-19 Situation in India | Message de la présidente de l’Université Rhonda Lenton au sujet de la situation de la COVID-19 en Inde

On behalf of everyone at York University, I want to share how deeply saddened we are by the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people of India. As we watch the case counts and death toll rise in India and around the world, our thoughts remain with those who are currently residing in […]

Letter to the Ontario Human Rights Commission on York University’s Actions to Address Systemic Discrimination

Letter to the Ontario Human Rights Commission on York University’s Actions to Address Systemic Discrimination

Dear Chief Commissioner Chadha, Thank you for your letters dated December 18, 2020, and April 14, 2021. We welcome the opportunity to share with you the many initiatives and actions we have taken and continue to take at York University to address concerns of racism, including anti-Black racism and anti-Indigenous racism, as well as all forms […]

Statement by President Lenton on the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd

Statement by President Lenton on the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd

Anti-Black racism is a serious and systemic problem that exists in our society, and York University acknowledges its responsibility to help build more equitable and inclusive communities. We know that the verdict delivered in Minneapolis helps mark an important moment in building a more just society, but it must also serve to inspire meaningful action […]

Appointment of E. Louise Spencer as Acting Vice-President, Advancement | Nomination de E. Louise Spencer au poste de vice-présidente par intérim de l’avancement

Appointment of E. Louise Spencer as Acting Vice-President, Advancement | Nomination de E. Louise Spencer au poste de vice-présidente par intérim de l’avancement

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce that E. Louise Spencer has been appointed Acting Vice-President, Advancement, effective April 1, 2021. In her current role as Assistant Vice-President, Development, Louise is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of a team of 30 Advancement colleagues, who represent the faculties and key interests of the University, including the Annual […]

A Statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek on Anti-Asian Racism | 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 propos du racisme anti-Asiatiques

A Statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek on Anti-Asian Racism | 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 propos du racisme anti-Asiatiques

The York University community is deeply saddened by the shootings of eight people in Georgia, including six women of Asian descent, highlighting a concerning rise in anti-Asian racism, including here in Canada.  York University denounces and condemns anti-Asian racism — and all forms of racism, violence and hatred — in the strongest possible terms. Maintaining […]

York University celebrates International Women's Day | L’Université York célèbre la Journée internationale des femmes

York University celebrates International Women's Day | L’Université York célèbre la Journée internationale des femmes

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear Colleagues, Today, York University is delighted to join communities around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. Click here to watch a short video message York has long been recognized as a leader in gender equality. For more than three decades, our School of Gender, Sexuality and […]

VP Advancement Jeff O’Hagan selected to become Vice-President, University Advancement at Western University | Jeff O’Hagan, vice-président à la promotion, est le futur vice-président à la promotion de l’Université Western

VP Advancement Jeff O’Hagan selected to become Vice-President, University Advancement at Western University | Jeff O’Hagan, vice-président à la promotion, est le futur vice-président à la promotion de l’Université Western

It is with mixed emotions that I share the news that Jeff O’Hagan, York’s Vice-President Advancement, will be leaving the University on April 1 for a new role as Vice-President, University Advancement at Western University. While I am sorry to lose Jeff as a colleague, I know that this new role is an excellent opportunity […]

Celebrating Black History Month and Recommitting to Action | Célébrons le Mois de l’histoire des Noirs et renouvelons notre engagement

Celebrating Black History Month and Recommitting to Action | Célébrons le Mois de l’histoire des Noirs et renouvelons notre engagement

This February marks the 25th anniversary of the first time Black History Month was officially commemorated in Canada. Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate Black culture, and recognize the contributions made by the Black students, staff, instructors, and alumni of York University.   Indeed, we are grateful to Black community members for their insights and […]

A Statement from York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton on the First Anniversary of the Flight 752 Tragedy | Déclaration de Rhonda Lenton, présidente et vice-chancelière de l’Université York, à l’occasion du premier anniversaire de la tragédie du vol 752

A Statement from York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton on the First Anniversary of the Flight 752 Tragedy | Déclaration de Rhonda Lenton, présidente et vice-chancelière de l’Université York, à l’occasion du premier anniversaire de la tragédie du vol 752

Today, on the first anniversary of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, the York University community remembers the victims of this tragic event, including three of our own students: Sadaf Hajiaghavand, an upper-year student in York’s Bachelor of Human Resources Management program; Pegah Safar Poor Koloor, a first-year Faculty of Science student, studying […]