Orientation isn’t just for students. New faculty starting work at York University will have their own orientation Aug. 26 and 27 at the Keele campus.
Top stories in YorkU magazine’s Fall 2014 issue include: a little bit of Mars at York; the life-changing effects of reading, kindness and brain exercise; political trailblazer Jagmeet Singh; and a look back at York’s first homecoming.
On Aug. 7, a group of Grade 9 students from the Jane and Finch community were celebrated at a special graduation ceremony at Moot Court in York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. The group had just completed a six-week summer program run by Success Beyond Limits.
“Communities and their Schools: Transformative Practices and Possibilities,” the title of this year’s summer institute, highlights the important dialogue on how communities and schools might collaborate to identify practices and possibilities for more inclusive partnerships.
York University Lions women’s volleyball team members Cadence Currie and Abby Ganzhorn teamed up to win the under-18 gold medal at the Ontario provincial championships on Sunday, Aug. 10.
YU Belong is a volunteer program that runs Sept. 2 to 12 and sees York faculty and staff play an important role in welcoming new students to the University. Community members interested in volunteering can sign up for the program by way of the RED Zone website.
More than 100 football players have reported to camp. The highlight of training camp is a preseason game against the Carleton University Ravens on Saturday, Aug. 23, in Ottawa.
York University Lions women’s rugby player Emma Jada helped Team Canada win the gold medal at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Women’s Rugby Sevens Championship in Brazil, on Sunday, Aug. 10.
The York University Lions football team will travel to Ottawa during training camp for a pre-season exhibition contest against the Carleton Ravens on Saturday, Aug. 23.
Dickson has extensive experience as a senior business executive and will oversee all aspects of Sport and Recreation business and operations, including developing business plans for facility use.