President highlights York’s latest achievements in new video

A new video from York University President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri offers a welcome back message to students returning for the winter term. Building on the success of his fall welcome message, the president offers a recap of the major milestones and news events of the past term.

In the high-definition video filmed in the Learning Commons at the Scott Library, available on the Office of the President website and YouTube, Shoukri congratulates some 2,000 students who graduated during Fall Convocation ceremonies. He also commends the York Lions men’s soccer team on their national title, the gold medal win by York student Ohenewa Akuffo at the Commonwealth Games and the induction of four York professors into the Royal Society of Canada.

Other topics include Homecoming, York’s grade of B+ in the annual College Sustainability Report Card, the start of construction on the Glendon Centre of Excellence for French-Language & Bilingual Postsecondary Education in southern Ontario, the Bryden Alumni Awards reception, the  Learning Commons and the opening of the Sherman Health Science Research Centre on the Keele campus.

Beyond this video, the president is continuing his commitment to enhancing his communication and engagement with students directly. To that end, the president will be available to meet with individual students by appointment. A student can request a 10-minute meeting this winter at these times:

  • Feb. 22, from 3 to 4pm
  • March 21, from 3 to 4pm

To request an appointment, click here. For more information, visit the Office of the President website.