This Week @ York for Week of July 7
Here’s your timely & targeted compilation of key events, noteworthy news and important dates for the upcoming week.
Note: any information related to changes due to COVID-19 found in this newsletter has already been communicated to the community and can be found at York’s YU Better Together website. All this information is accurate at the newsletter’s time of publication.
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Here are some other important items to keep in mind this week.
||Fall/Winter 2020-2021 course enrolment. Courses this fall will be, for the most part delivered online and remotely, and course enrolment for continuing undergraduate students has begun. Use the Enrolment & Registration Guide to check when your enrolment window opens and start planning your course schedule now. For tips on organizing your schedule with the Visual Schedule Builder, check out the recent #YUBlog post, Making Enrolment Easier with the Visual Schedule Builder.
For more information about the upcoming Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Academic Session and York’s path forward for the upcoming academic year, visit the YU Better Together FAQ web page. Find answers to some of your questions about enrolment, class delivery, research, academic support, student services, general operations and much more.
REMINDER: Check for available self-serve tools and resources on My Online Services. Get what you need, from wherever you are, at almost any time of the day.
||With students spending more time online, there are more opportunities for disruption. Check out last week’s #YUBlog post How to Avoid Email Scams for tips on how to stay safe and avoid falling victim to online scammers.
||Career Centre Webinar: Career Well-being and COVID-19. Join this webinar and learn tips on how to apply positive psychology techniques in your daily life and methods for balancing your personal and career well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wednesday, July 8, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at Experience York
||Learning Skills Services Workshop: Time Management. Join this Zoom session and learn tips on balancing school, work and life. Learn practical, personalized approaches to managing your time that work for you. Wednesday, July 8, 3 to 4 p.m.
||York International Workshop: Let’s Talk Immigration: Applying for an Initial Study Permit or an Extension. YI’s Immigration Specialists will guide you through the online application process for an initial study permit and study permit extension. Whether you are a newly admitted international student or a continuing international student, you will learn how to create an IRCC online account, the documents required for a study permit application and how to put together a strong application and avoid some of the common mistakes. Friday, July 10, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
||Dreamcatcher Workshop. All students are welcome to attend this workshop where you will learn how to create a dreamcatcher and its cultural significance to Indigenous Peoples. This is an opportunity for all students to appreciate diverse cultural art productions, come together and de-stress. Tuesday, July 14, noon to 1:30 p.m.
||ICYMI: Health Tips from Athletics & Recreation. Follow @yorkulions on social media and learn several tips for managing stress while staying healthy and active this summer. In the video from last week, linked above, you’ll learn about progressive muscle relaxation, a great stress management technique that can help ease tension.
||York 101: Student Resources (Part One). This video series by SC&LD, released every Friday, highlight a variety of topics that help incoming students get prepared for their time at York. While it may not be your first year, tune in and maybe you’ll learn something new! This week’s video focuses on some important student services, including the York Federation of Students (YFS) and the York University College System.
||When thinking about full year courses for next year, don’t forget to check out the award-winning C4: The Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom. This unique learning opportunity brings together students at the third-, fourth-, and fifth-year levels to work in interdisciplinary teams on real work challenges with social impact. Sign up here for more information.
||ACMAPS Event Schedule. Are you a mature student at York U? Are you interested in meditation or attending a casual, drop-in based café hour to meet other mature students or a mature student peer mentor? Check the schedule at the link above and attend any session you wish, via Zoom. If you have any questions regarding the ACMAPS events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Online Activities Calendar. Check out this calendar and take part in some online activities during these days of isolation. Connect with others and participate in activities for your academic, career, entertainment and fitness needs.
York unveiled the University Academic Plan 2020-2025. The Plan lays out a pathway for creating positive change for our students, our campuses, and our local and global communities. In the midst of a global pandemic and international mobilization against anti-Black racism, the Plan recognizes that York University brings distinctive capabilities to help meet the challenges of today and tomorrow and to uncover the opportunities that lie within them. The document affirms York’s core values of academic and educational excellence, diversity and inclusivity, social justice and equity, progressive thinking and environmental sustainability.
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