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. As sustainability is a key cornerstone for the University, YFile asked Nicole Arsenault, York University’s sustainability champion, for her reflections.
Program Director, Sustainability
Vice President Finance & Administration Division
How long have you been with York University and what has been the most striking change to the campus in that time?
I’ve been at York University since 1994, when I started my first-year of undergraduate studies at the Glendon Campus. The most striking change to the University over these last decades is the tremendous growth at the Keele Campus. In particular, the transportation network and how it has continued to evolve over the years, from a sea of parking lots, to thousands of buses with long line-ups, to the opening of the two TTC subway stations on the Keele Campus.
What is your vision for York University looking ahead 20 years from now?
The vision that I see looking ahead 20 years, is a sustainable and inclusive university, one that is driving societal transformation to sustainability through innovation, experiential learning and is a model for best practices.
Read more of YFile‘s special anniversary content at go.yorku.ca/yfile20.