Show your spirit today and celebrate York U at Red & White Day

students with cupcakes

York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri has issued this invitation to the York community:

It’s time to show your #YorkUSpirit at Red & White Day!

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Red & White Day is coming! Show your #YorkUSpirit

On Thursday, Nov. 13, I invite all students, staff and faculty to join in the celebration and wear red and white or York gear to show your pride and passion for this great University.

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The staff in the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost show off their York U spirit.

This year, we have a particularly exciting array of activities taking place on our two campuses as we come together to share our community spirit and celebrate our achievements.

Red & White Day will tip off at the Tait McKenzie Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 12 as the York U women’s and men’s varsity basketball teams host their home openers, starting at 6pm. All community members are welcome to attend and cheer on the Lions as they launch their new season. Students attend free with their YU Card. Ticket information available here.

There are numerous ways to participate in Red & White Day on Thursday, Nov. 13, including:

In addition, this year we are pleased to announce a very special Red & White Day guest to the University.

Red and White Day promotional poster for Gerry DYork alumnus Gerry Dee (BA ’92), more commonly known as “Mr. D” from the hit CBC sitcom of the same name, will be visiting us on Nov. 13. Join us at The Underground in the Student Centre at 3:30pm for a conversation with Dee, as he discusses both his time at York University and his life after graduation.

For the full schedule of events, visit the Red & White Day website. If you have any questions, e-mail

I look forward to seeing you there!