Join York’s president for ‘The York U of the Future’ virtual conversation, April 30

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Decorative image for the President's conversation about the York U of the futureOn Friday, April 30 at 12 p.m. ET, join York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton, York University Alumni Board Chair Francesca Accinelli (BFA ’92), York alumni and staff for The York U of the Future, a special virtual conversation about the opportunities, challenges and priorities for the University in 2021 and beyond.

In the face of unprecedented challenges created by COVID-19, York University has adapted, innovated and persevered, allowing the University to continue pursuing academic, research and professional excellence. York University remains a community of change leaders, who are using teaching, research, volunteerism, entrepreneurship and innovation to build more inclusive and resilient communities, both here at home and around the world.

Topics that will be covered at this event include how the University is working to expand York’s leadership in higher education, strengthen its impact on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and drive positive change in local and global communities.

A panel of guests will join Lenton to discuss how to build a better future for all Canadians through action on sustainability, social justice and global engagement. The event will also include a spoken word performance by Luke Reece (BA ’15), AMPD alumnus and recipient of York’s inaugural Top 30 Changemakers Under 30 list.

Panelists taking part in the event are:

  • Dean of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design Sarah Bay-Cheng,
  • Joseph Smith (BA ’11, BEd ’12, MEd ’14), alumnus and consultant/facilitator at Morneau Shepell,
  • Hanaa Ameer, a fourth-year undergraduate student in the health management program.

Guests have the opportunity to ask questions in advance of and during the event. Questions can be submitted to before April 16.

Tickets are complimentary, but registration is required. A link to the virtual event will be provided to registered guests. Register through this link.