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York University Science Alumni Network

YUSAN Needs You

The purpose of the York University Science Alumni Network (YUSAN) is to bring York University graduates with degrees in science and science-related fields together to connect, network, remove the barriers of distance, and to enhance the profile of York University’s Faculty of Science.

YUSAN has been an amazing opportunity to get together, share experiences, both between recent alumni and some long graduated from decades ago, as well as current undergraduate and graduate students. For current and new graduates networking and communication is one the major keys toward career and personal success and YUSAN has helped with that. You can make YUSAN your own by putting as much or as little time into it as you have.

Volunteer leadership position(s) available. Please contact Joanne Huy at or (437) 234 - 9324.

Ways to Help Students

Current students can benefit from your valuable experience.  Ways to help:


What is YUSAN?

The York University Science Alumni Network was formed by volunteer science alumni in 2015 to bring York U science graduates together to network, remove the barriers of distance, connect job seekers and employers, enhance the profile of Science at York U, volunteer if desired, and have fun!  Membership is free, and there is no registration except to sign up to your preferred method of communication shown below. It is open to all York graduates with a science degree, including BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees from many different faculties and departments. YUSAN is run by volunteer science alumni.

YUSAN is off to a Great Start

The York U Science Alumni (YUSAN) was formed in 2015 in part to celebrate 50 years of science at York University. YUSAN sincerely thanks Bethune College and York U Community & Alumni Relations for their generosity and support for our Inaugural Dinner Meeting held on November 17, 2015 (see photos). Fifty one people gathered in the Paul Delaney Lounge at Bethune College, enjoyed a great meal, and had a fun and productive networking experience with alumni from fields as diverse as Biology, Kinesiology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography, Earth Science, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Space Science, Math, Statistics, Space Engineering and Commerce. The former Dean of Science, Professor Ray Jayawardhana, and the Master of Bethune College, Professor John Amanatides, shared their ideas for how the Science Alumni can interact with York U. We received valuable feedback from the Alumni for future meetings, and closed the meeting with a free raffle of science-related items, and further networking.