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York University is calling on all community members to immediately resume masking indoors as part of provincial efforts to protect children and most vulnerable

York University is calling on all community members to immediately resume masking indoors as part of provincial efforts to protect children and most vulnerable

York University shares the concern of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) about Ontario’s overwhelmed children’s hospitals. As such, we are joining him — effective immediately — in calling on the York community to wear masks in all indoor settings except when eating or drinking.

York U announces ambitious new sustainability goals, expansion of sustainability office, and a targeted plan to achieve net-zero, sooner

York U announces ambitious new sustainability goals, expansion of sustainability office, and a targeted plan to achieve net-zero, sooner

York University is committed to purposeful words and deeds that demonstrate its longstanding values. Today, President Rhonda Lenton announced that Canada’s third largest university is implementing bold new actions and initiatives that will see York become one of the most sustainable universities in Canada, embracing a holistic approach to sustainability and amping up targeted resources […]

York University’s Academic Innovation Fund invests in Biskaabiiyaang: the Indigenous metaverse to develop its Indigenized curriculum

York University’s Academic Innovation Fund invests in Biskaabiiyaang: the Indigenous metaverse to develop its Indigenized curriculum

Biskaabiiyaang today announced an investment of $40,000 from York University’s Academic Innovation Fund to support the design of an Indigenous-led metaverse delivering Anishinaabe language and First Nation cultural competency programs within a virtual world.

Academic Accommodation for Students’ Religious Observances | Mesures d’adaptation académiques pour les observances religieuses de la population étudiante

Academic Accommodation for Students’ Religious Observances | Mesures d’adaptation académiques pour les observances religieuses de la population étudiante

The following message was shared with York faculty and instructors on July 26, 2022: La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear colleagues,   We are writing to share the Senate Policy on Academic Accommodation for Students' Religious Observances (Policy, Guidelines and Procedures) which can be found at the York Secretariat Policies website.     The University […]

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change Dean, Alice Hovorka, reappointed

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change Dean, Alice Hovorka, reappointed

Dr. Hovorka has provided outstanding leadership during her first term. She led the 2020 merger of the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Department of Geography into the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change and inaugurated new governance structures that brought their respective norms and cultures into a new, integrated whole.