York celebrates Red & White Day with spirit rally, special events

Red & White Day
Red & White Day

York University students, staff and faculty showed their YU pride on March 23 during Red & White Day at various events running across both campuses.

The day’s events included activities such as a faculty/staff spirit challenge, an alumni breakfast, a stress-buster carnival, an arcade station, a photo booth, food trucks, a spirit rally and more.


York U community members assembled in the Student Centre from noon to 1pm for the spirit rally, which showcased the artistic talents of student Hip Hop Dance Club, student a capella group WIBI and also highlighted the achievements of student varsity athletes, including the Lions men’s hockey team which claimed the Queen’s Cup for the first time.

President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri spoke briefly to the crowd, noting that it would be his last Red & White day as the University’s president.

“Red and White Day is always a very inspiring day for everybody. It’s an opportunity to share in our great institution,” he said, adding that serving the University for the past decade has been “wonderful and inspiring.”

He parted with some encouraging words for students: “Don’t underestimate who you are and what you can do.”

For the full schedule of events that took place, visit redandwhite.info.yorku.ca/schedule.