YFile asks the University’s community of changemakers to reflect on the past and consider the future.
Starting Sept. 9 and continuing throughout the publication’s anniversary year, YFile will ask University community members to reflect on York’s past and consider the future, specifically their thoughts on the continued evolution of York University. Jonathan Dolphin, alumni communications officer in the Advancement Division, contemplates the changes he’s seen on campus and what the future holds.
Alumni Communications Officer
Office of Alumni Engagment
How long have you been with York University and what has been the most striking change to the campus in that time?
I started at York University back in 2005 as a work study student – seems like a lifetime ago. A few years later I started working full-time with the University and will be celebrating more than 15 years here. I’ve always loved the Keele Campus and as much as things have changed, they’re the same. I love the striking architecture and greenery and find that it really does feel like a “home away from home” here.
What is your vision for York University looking ahead 20 years from now?
I’m so excited to see how York University grows over the next 20 years. In the short term I can’t wait to visit Markham Campus and see a medical school finally come to fruition. In terms of the more distant future, well, I truly think the sky is the limit and I can’t wait to see what’s in store next!