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Office of Institutional Events

The Office of Institutional Events was established in November 2021 and is part of the Division of the President. The team is responsible for organizing high-profile and impactful institutional events that celebrate key University milestones and achievements to enhance the University's reputation.


To create collaborative, innovative, and impactful high-profile events that enhance the institutional reputation; advance the priorities of York University, and act as a planning resource to the university community.


  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Responsive
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration

The portfolio of the Office of Institutional Events includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Circle of Scholars' Reception
  • Government Announcements
  • Community Events
  • Infrastructure Events (Groundbreakings and Building Openings)
  • Long Service Employee Recognition Reception
  • Hail and Farewell Celebration
  • Presidential Town Halls and Community Conversations
  • President's Staff Recognition Awards
  • University Retirees Celebration
  • Varsity Athlete Lunches
  • Board of Governors Celebrations
  • Spirit Day Celebrations
  • Events hosted by Vice-Presidents
  • Institutional Observances

Please visit our What We Do page for more info.

If you are planning an event, please let us know by completing this form: York University Event Information

Need Help?

Contacts us for support and to answer questions about your event.