Celebrate York pride and impact on Red & White Day

A crowd of students celebrating red and white day

A poster for Red and White day. It highlights that the event will take place on Sept. 29York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri has issued this invitation to the York community:

I am writing to invite you to join the York community in celebrating #YUSpirit at Red & White Day on Sept. 29. Wear your red and white or York gear to show your pride and passion for this great university.

This Red & White Day will be particularly special as it also marks the internal launch of Impact: The Campaign for York University. As we celebrate York pride and spirit, we will also recognize our students, faculty, staff and alumni who are making an impact in their local and global communities.

In keeping with the theme of impact, I am delighted to share that we will have a very special guest joining us on Red & White Day. Alumna Lilly Singh (BA ’10), also known as IISuperwomanII, will join us for the Spirit Rally at 12pm in the York Lions Stadium.

On Sept. 29, there are a number of ways that you can get involved in Red & White Day, including the following:

  • Enter the #YUSpirit #YorkUImpact Photo Contest.
  • Take advantage of the York U Bookstore’s semi-annual Red & White Day sale, which includes a 25 per cent discount on red and white and York gear.
  • Attend one of the many events that are planned for the day, including the #YUTweetup with myself and Glendon Principal Donald Ipperciel at Glendon campus, SCLD’s Stressbuster Carnival or the Spirit Rally with Lilly Singh.
  • Share this story to spread the word about Red & White Day.

For the full schedule of events, visit the Red & White Day website. If you have any questions, please contact redwhite@yorku.ca.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday as we celebrate our York spirit, pride and impact!


Mamdouh Shoukri
President & Vice-Chancellor