Canadian Writers in Person returns with a reading from Michelle Good’s first novel

CWIP FEATURED

If you love meeting talented writers and hearing them read from their published work, or just want to soak up a unique cultural experience, don’t miss the Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series, which launches its 2021-22 season on Sept. 21.

Five Little Indians book cover shows a birchbark forest with the words Five Little Indians and the author's name Michelle Good

The series gives attendees an opportunity to get up close and personal with 11 authors who will present their work and answer questions. Canadian Writers in Person is a for-credit course for students. It is also a free-admission event for members of the public. All readings take place at 7 p.m. on select Tuesday evenings via Zoom. Links for each reading can be found here.

This year’s lineup consists of a unique selection of emerging and established Canadian writers whose writing explores a broad range of topics and geographical and cultural landscapes. Featuring seasoned and emerging poets and fiction writers, the series highlights Canada’s ever-growing pool of literary talent.

On Sept. 21, author Michelle Good kicks off the 2021-22 series with a reading from her first novel, Five Little Indians (HarperCollins Canada), which won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize.

Good is a Cree writer and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After working for Indigenous organizations for 25 years, she obtained a law degree and advocated for residential school survivors for over 14 years. She earned a master of fine arts in creative writing at the University of British Columbia while still practising law and managing her own law firm. Her poems, short stories, and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada, and her poetry was included on two lists of the best Canadian poetry in 2016 and 2017.

Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward. Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of downtown eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn’t want them. The paths of the five friends cross and criss-cross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission.

Other readings scheduled in this series are:

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Canadian Writers in Person is a course offered in the Culture & Expression program in the Department of Humanities in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. For more information on the series, visit yorku.ca/laps/canwrite, or email Professor Gail Vanstone at gailv@yorku.ca or Professor Leslie Sanders at leslie@yorku.ca.

STS Seminar Series returns with an exploration of infrastructure and ghost rivers in the urban landscape

STS Seminar Series Sept. 14 FEATURED

The the first talk of the 2021-22 Science and Technology Studies (STS) Research Seminar Series takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and features Kregg Hetherington, associate professor of anthropology at Concordia University. Hetherington’s talk is titled “Infrastructure and Ghost Rivers: Making Kin in the Urban Anthropocene.”

Kregg Hetherington

In November of this year, the city of Montreal will begin working to cover up a 200-metre creek, the last significant natural water flow within its boundaries. A group of local activists have been fighting the creek’s burial in court for years, but the city won its argument that after years of neglect, and some shenanigans in local plumbing infrastructure, the creek’s smell has become unbearable and it must go the way of all urban rivers before it – into a concrete pipe. As activists fought this, they underwent a kind of infrastructural inversion, becoming aware not only of submerged infrastructure but also the environmental, legal and historical underpinnings of urban plumbing. In so doing, they unearthed a ghost: a long-lost tributary of the St. Laurence River known as the Saint Pierre River. Following their experience and that of other ghost hunters, this talk will reflect on how entities inhabit the urban landscape, and the role that such entities might have in an Anthropocenic reimagining of urban life.

Now in its 28th year, the STS Research Seminar Series features seminars on a wide range of STS-related topics. Sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology Studies and co-ordinated by its members, the series has hosted over 500 speakers from Canada and around the world. All events in the series are free and open to the public, with no registration required.

All events in the series will run on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. They will be delivered via Zoom in the fall term, with the winter term to be determined. To receive a Zoom link for this event and others in the series, contact Conor Douglas, seminar series coordinator, at cd512@yorku.ca.

ELLA’s Founder Fundamentals workshop series kicks off Sept. 14

businesswoman FEATURED

This fall, York University’s entrepreneurship hub, YSpace, is partnering with the Markham Small Business Centre and ELLA, York’s community for women entrepreneurs, to host a special edition of its 11-week Founder Fundamentals virtual workshop series.

Founder Fundamentals is designed to help participants kickstart their entrepreneurial careers by teaching them the basic skills necessary to launch a business. The ultimate goal is to provide participants with an educational platform, while connecting them with local resources for potential next steps as they progress in their entrepreneurial ventures. Running from Sept. 14 to Nov. 30, the ELLA edition of Founder Fundamentals will feature women facilitators hosting workshops designed to support a diverse community of aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs.

ELLA Founder Fundamentals banner

Individuals who attend at least nine out of the 11 workshops will receive an Innovation York Certificate of Completion, illustrating their dedication to learning about the essentials of launching a successful business.

The following workshops will be included in the series:

  • How to Write a Business Plan, Sept. 14;
  • Building a Social Enterprise, Sept. 21;
  • Legal Basics for Entrepreneurs, Sept. 28;
  • Finance 101, Oct. 5;
  • Attracting Your Dream Client, Oct. 19;
  • CRM, Oct. 26;
  • Pitching and Storytelling, Nov. 2;
  • Mental Health for Founders, Nov. 9;
  • Work Life Harmony, Nov. 16;
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Nov. 23; and
  • Goal Setting, Nov. 30.

Workshops will be held on Zoom on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. EST. The Zoom link will be accessible on the Order Confirmation page emailed after registration (click on “Go to Online Event”).

To register for the Founder Fundamentals: ELLA Edition workshop series, click here. For more information about each of the workshops, visit yspace.yorku.ca/events.

Learn how Anishinaabe knowledge can inform mainstream history at next Scholars’ Hub event

history-books-FEATURED

For the Sept. 15 edition of the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series, York University Assistant Professor Alan Corbiere (MES ’00, PhD ’20), Canada Research Chair in Indigenous History of North America, will host a discussion titled “Waking up the medicine: Instilling Anishinaabe knowledge into history.”

Alan Corbiere

Attendees will learn how the Anishinaabe ways of knowing, perspective and language can inform mainstream history during this time of truth and reconciliation.

Brought to you by York University’s Office of Alumni Engagement, the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best and brightest minds. Students, alumni and all members of the community are invited to attend. All sessions take place at noon via Zoom.

Events are held in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library and Aurora Public Library.

To register for the event, visit bit.ly/2WSl02H.

The Art Gallery of York University to present Jess Dobkin’s ‘Wetrospective’ exhibition

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The Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) will reopen its doors this next month with the first-ever retrospective exhibition of Toronto’s performance art matriarch Jess Dobkin, curated by former AGYU director/curator Emelie Chhangur (now at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston, Ont.). The exhibition, titled Wetrospective, will run from Sept. 2 to 26, with an opening party on Friday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. A signed and numbered artist multiple will be given to the first 200 visitors to the gallery.

Jess Dobkin’s Mirror Ball performance, 2008

“I’ve been thinking a lot about how to undo, redo, reimagine, represent, activate, upcycle the archive,” says Dobkin. “For my purposes I’m not interested in the archive as presentation of historical documents. I am interested in how it can be performed. How it can be in conversation with the living present and also speak to the future.”

Dobkin has been a working artist, curator, community activist, mentor and teacher for more than 25 years, creating and producing intimate solo theatre performances, large-scale public happenings, socially engaged interventions, and performance art workshops and lectures. With Wetrospective, Dobkin welcomes the public into 25 years of her playful and provocative practice with animated “litrine vitrines” (portable toilets) and a custom-designed augmented reality app.

“Dobkin upcycles her own archive of past performances in ways that constitute her concept of ‘bendy-time,’” says Chhangur. “This exhibition demands of archives what we expect from performance: the live encounter of experience in a ritual of transformation.”

The exhibition’s Collective Effervescence Opening Party will feature an outdoor celebration with DJ Cozmic Cat, Nik Red, Sasha Van Bon Bon and John Caffery spinning archives of Toronto’s favourite parties, plus Jewish Performance Food Truck with Guillermina Buzio and Bar Bacan.

Ancillary events and activations

Jess Dobkin’s Wetrospective includes the following constellation of talks, tours and engagements featuring seminal cultural critic Ann Cvetkovich; artist and scholar Jehan L. Roberson; artist and archivist Joyce LeeAnn; and York University Professor Laura Levin, associate dean of research in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD):

  • You’re Welcome Wetro Tour with Emelie Chhangur and Jess Dobkin: Thursday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. at the AGYU.
  • Portals, Potions and Archives with Jehan Roberson: Saturday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. at the AGYU (and livestream).
  • The Live Encounter Performative Gallery Tour with Laura Levin: Monday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. at the AGYU.
  • Archival Alchemy with Joyce LeeAnn (in collaboration with the FADO Performance Art Centre): Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto (and livestream).
  • Hemispheric Encounters with Performance Art Archivists – Roundtable Discussion: Thursday, Sept. 23, 3 to 4 p.m. via livestream.
  • All the Feels with Ann Cvetkovich: Friday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. at the AGYU (and livestream).

Wetrospective was produced by the AGYU with the support of Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology at York University and the AMPD Makerspace, along with the collaborative help of affiliated computational arts students who assisted in the conceptualization and development of the Wetrospective app.

For this exhibition, the AGYU will be open seven days a week from 12 to 5 p.m., with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Pre-registration will be required to attend the exhibition and related events, and AGYU visitors will need to pre-screen before coming to York’s Keele Campus. For more information and to register, visit agyu.art/project/wetrospective. For accessibility and accommodation assistance, email agyu@yorku.ca.

Note: This exhibition and related events contain mature content.

York University’s 2021 Orientation kicks off this weekend. Here’s a look at what’s planned

With fall term classes beginning on Sept. 8, the official start of the new academic year at York University is almost underway – and that means there’s plenty for new and returning students to do, think about and remember.

Luckily, the Orientation 2021 website helps with all of that, providing a schedule of events and corresponding registration information, a college finder tool, a resource guide listing academic and financial supports and student services, information about the York Orientation Welcome Kit and much more.

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this year’s Orientation events will be held virtually.

Orientation 2021

This year’s Orientation Week runs from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5 and includes a variety of events, workshops and icebreakers during which students will have a chance to meet other first-year students as well as upper-year students in their respective colleges and Faculties.

For more information about the various Orientation programs and how to register, students can visit the college and Faculty website links below. (Students can use the college finder tool to determine which Orientation to sign up for based on their academic program’s college affiliation.)

York University offers a wide variety of Orientation programming for new and incoming students

Orientation Day

One of the most highly anticipated events of the week is always York Orientation Day, a full day of activities on Sept. 3, where incoming students will be introduced to their professors, fellow students and University resources, and get a glimpse into what their first year at York will be like.

Academic Orientation will be hosted by the colleges and Faculties, with most sessions being held in the morning, followed by the 2021 York Orientation Day Welcome Ceremony, which will welcome the incoming undergraduate class with a special video premiering on the Orientation website homepage at 11:30 a.m. For more information about Academic Orientation, click here.

Black Excellence YU Welcome Event

Black Excellence YU (BEYU) provides Black students with the supports they need to transition to university and maximize their student experience on the path to graduation. The BEYU Welcome Event, taking place on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will foster a sense of community among incoming students so they feel welcomed, seen and supported at York, while equipping new Black students with the knowledge of where to go for a range of academic and personal support. For more information, visit this link.

Indigenous Student Orientation

The Centre for Indigenous Student Services (CISS) welcomes incoming Indigenous Students to York. Meet the staff at CISS, learn about our services and meet other Indigenous students at York on Aug. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.

International Student Orientation

The International Student Virtual Orientation, taking place Aug. 23, 25 and 27, is a great way to start the first semester, prepare for university life and connect with other international students. York International and so many other supports, services and resources at York are all still available, no matter where in the world students are.

Alternatively, for those who are on campus, join for a fun afternoon of activities and food in person at the International Student Picnic taking place on Sept. 2, 6 and 10. This is a great way for first- and second-year students to learn more about the Keele Campus, connect with students from the same Faculty and make new friends. There will be a campus tour towards the end of the picnic.

For more information and to register, visit this link.

Mature and Transfer Student Orientation

In addition to the Mature Student Orientation taking place Aug. 26, all newly admitted mature and transfer students are encouraged to take part in the Mature Student First-Year Experience. The program consists of a series of online stand-alone workshops aimed at supporting mature and transfer students’ transition to York. Students may participate in as few or as many sessions as they would like via Moodle, an interactive learning platform used throughout York to deliver course content online. It is available 24-7 and lets students set their own pace for learning.

Residence Orientation

Residence Orientation will be multifaceted this year. Housing Services will host a video series outlining what it is like to live in residence, followed by individual building Orientation events that will take place during Orientation Week and the first week of school. Students should ask their Don about it when they move in.

YorkFest 2021

Each year the York Federation of Students aims to make YorkFest the largest back-to-school Orientation festival held on a Canadian University campus. Get ready for a week packed with good vibes and fun, Sept. 20 to 24. For more information, visit the YorkFest web page.

Red & White Day Goes Virtual!

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Red and White Day is Oct. 29

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Red and White Day is Oct. 29

President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton issues the following invitation to faculty, staff and students:

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I am delighted to invite you to York’s first-ever virtual Red & White Day on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Red & White Day has always been an opportunity to come together as students, staff, faculty and alumni to celebrate our community and showcase our spirit, and this year will be no different. Though we may not be together physically, this Red & White Day will be special in many ways.

Many of you have likely faced additional challenges and responsibilities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Red & White Day, we have a chance to recognize the resilience and dedication demonstrated by the York community over the last several months. We have supported one another and our loved ones, while continuing to pursue excellence in our academic, professional and personal pursuits.

We encourage you to participate in activities and virtual events – like an Alumni Breakfast or York University Bookstore sale and contests – to make new connections and just enjoy a few moments of fun amidst the bustle of the fall semester. Keep an eye on the Red & White Day website for the latest updates.

Of course, don’t forget to wear red and white, or your York gear for your Zoom lectures and meetings.

I look forward to celebrating our #YUPride together.

Sincerely,

Rhonda L. Lenton
President and Vice-Chancellor


Le jour Rouge et blanc devient virtuel!

Je suis ravie de vous inviter à la toute première édition virtuelle du jour Rouge et blanc de York le jeudi 29 octobre.

Le jour Rouge et blanc a toujours été une chance de réunir les membres du corps étudiant, du personnel et du corps professoral et les diplômés et diplômées pour célébrer notre communauté et afficher notre fierté. Cette année ne fera pas exception. Même si nous ne serons pas ensemble physiquement, le jour Rouge et blanche sera spécial à bien des égards.

Beaucoup d’entre vous ont probablement dû faire face à des défis et des responsabilités supplémentaires en raison de la pandémie de la COVID-19. Le jour Rouge et blanc nous donne l’occasion de reconnaître la résilience et le dévouement dont la communauté de York a fait preuve au cours des derniers mois. Nous nous sommes entraidés et nous avons soutenu nos proches tout en continuant à viser l’excellence dans nos études, nos activités professionnelles et personnelles.

Je vous encourage à participer aux activités et événements virtuels – comme le déjeuner des diplômés ou les aubaines et concours de la librairie de l’Université York – pour rencontrer de nouvelles personnes ou tout simplement pour vous distraire pendant un moment durant la frénésie du trimestre d’automne. Surveillez le site Web du jour Rouge et blanc pour les dernières nouvelles.

Et bien évidemment, n’oubliez pas de porter du rouge et du blanc, ou des vêtements aux couleurs de York pour vos conférences et réunions Zoom.

J’ai hâte de célébrer ensemble notre fierté pour notre université.

Veuillez agréer mes sincères salutations,

Rhonda L. Lenton
Présidente et vice-chancelière

 

Reminder: The next Virtual Town Hall will take place Wednesday, Oct. 21

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Vari Hall new image

The following is a message from York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton: 

I would like to remind you that the next Virtual Town Hall takes place this Wednesday, Oct. 21.

An opportunity to learn more about the University’s plans and initiatives, the Town Hall provides students, staff and faculty the chance to have questions answered directly by the senior leadership team. We encourage you to submit questions in advance using this form.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21
Time: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Zoom Webinar: https://yorku.zoom.us/j/96721857030?pwd=VHdWV09HdkRlREIzSWhTSjBDcmV2QT09

Webinar ID: 967 2185 7030

Telephone Dial-In: 647-374-4685

Password: 243293

Livestream: https://conversations.info.yorku.ca/

Vice-President Academic and Provost Lisa Philipps, Vice-President Finance and Administration Carol McAulay, Vice-President Research and Innovation Amir Asif, Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek, Vice-President Advancement Jeff O’Hagan, and University Registrar Darran Fernandez will also be in attendance to help answer your questions.

If you have any accessibility needs, notes or comments, please let us know.

We will be hosting this Town Hall via the video conferencing platform, Zoom Webinar. You can learn about downloading and using Zoom here. The Webinar will also be livestreamed on the Town Hall website.

The latest community updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions can always be found on our YU Better Together website.

I look forward to your questions.

Sincerely,

Rhonda L. Lenton 
President & Vice-Chancellor


RAPPEL: Rejoignez-nous ce mercredi pour une conversation communautaire virtuelle

 

J’aimerais vous rappeler que notre prochaine conversation communautaire virtuelle aura lieu le mercredi 21 octobre.

Les conversations communautaires sont une occasion d’en savoir plus sur les plans et les initiatives de l’Université. Elles donnent la chance aux membres du corps étudiant, du personnel et du corps professoral de poser des questions directement à l’équipe de la haute direction. Nous vous encourageons à soumettre vos questions à l’avance à l’aide de ce formulaire.

Date : Mercredi 21 octobre 
Heure : 14 h 30 à 15 h 45 

Webinaire Zoom : https://yorku.zoom.us/j/96721857030?pwd=VHdWV09HdkRlREIzSWhTSjBDcmV2QT09

 Code du webinaire : 967 2185 7030

Numéro de téléphone : 647-374-4685

Mot de passe : 243293

Lien pour la diffusion en direct : https://conversations.info.yorku.ca/

La rectrice et vice-présidente aux affaires académiques, Lisa Philipps, la vice-présidente aux finances et à l’administration, Carol McAulay, le vice-président de la recherche et de l’innovation, Amir Asif, la vice-présidente de l’équité, des personnes et de la culture, Sheila Cote-Meek, le vice-président à la promotion, Jeff O’Hagan, et le registraire de l’Université, Darran Fernandez, seront également présents pour m’aider à répondre à vos questions.

Si vous avez des besoins, des remarques ou des commentaires en matière d’accessibilité, veuillez nous le faire savoir.

Cette conversation communautaire aura lieu grâce à la plateforme de visioconférence Zoom Webinar. Vous pouvez télécharger Zoom et apprendre à vous servir ici. Le webinaire sera également diffusé en direct sur le site Web des conversations communautaires.

Vous trouverez les dernières mises à jour, ressources et réponses aux questions fréquemment posées sur notre site Web YU Better Together.

J’attends vos questions avec impatience.

Veuillez agréer mes sincères salutations, 

Rhonda L. Lenton
Présidente et vice-chancelière

Reminder: Virtual Town Hall on Monday, Sept. 21

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Vari Hall new image

The following is a message to the community from York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton:

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I am writing to remind you that the first Virtual Town Hall of the academic year takes place Monday, Sept. 21.

We look forward to coming together as a community to connect and discuss the University’s plans and initiatives. Please submit questions in advance of the event using this form.

Date: Monday, Sept. 21

Time: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Zoom Webinar: https://yorku.zoom.us/j/93072822686?pwd=SjJZYXY1Z1BVNzNRVUd0RlEvRU9CUT09

Webinar ID: 930 7282 2686

Telephone Dial-In:  647-374-4685

Password: 742065

Livestream: https://conversations.info.yorku.ca/first-page/webcast/

Vice-President Academic and Provost Lisa Philipps, Vice-President Finance and Administration Carol McAulay, Vice-President Research and Innovation Amir Asif, Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek, Vice-President Advancement Jeff O’Hagan and Vice-Provost Students Lucy Fromowitz will also be in attendance to help answer your questions.

If you have any accessibility needs, notes or comments, please let us know.

We will be hosting this Town Hall via the video conferencing platform, Zoom Webinar. You can learn about downloading and using Zoom here. The webinar will also be livestreamed on the Town Hall website.

The latest community updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions can always be found on our YU Better Together website.

I look forward to your questions.

Sincerely,

Rhonda L. Lenton 
President & Vice-Chancellor


RAPPEL: Conversation communautaire virtuelle le lundi 21 septembre

 

Je vous écris pour vous rappeler que vous êtes invités à la première conversation virtuelle de l’année universitaire qui aura lieu le lundi 21 septembre.

Nous nous réjouissons de réunir la communauté pour prendre contact et discuter des projets et initiatives de l’Université. Veuillez soumettre vos questions à l’avance à l’aide de ce formulaire.

Date: Lundi 21 septembre

Heure: 14 h 30 à 15 h 45 

Webinaire Zoom: https://yorku.zoom.us/j/93072822686?pwd=SjJZYXY1Z1BVNzNRVUd0RlEvRU9CUT09

Code du webinaire: 930 7282 2686

Numéro de téléphone: 647-374-4685

Mot de passe: 742065

Lien pour la diffusion en direct: https://conversations.info.yorku.ca/first-page/webcast/

La rectrice et vice-présidente aux affaires académiques, Lisa Philipps, la vice-présidente aux finances et à l’administration, Carol McAulay, le vice-président de la recherche et de l’innovation, Amir Asif, la vice-présidente de l’équité, des personnes et de la culture, Sheila Cote-Meek, le vice-président à la promotion, Jeff O’Hagan, et la vice-rectrice aux affaires étudiantes, Lucy Fromowitz, seront également présents pour m’aider à répondre à vos questions.

Si vous avez des besoins, des remarques ou des commentaires en matière d’accessibilité, veuillez nous le faire savoir.

Cette conversation communautaire aura lieu grâce à la plateforme de visioconférence Zoom Webinar. Vous pouvez télécharger Zoom et apprendre à vous servir ici. Le webinaire sera également diffusé en direct sur le site Web des conversations communautaires.

Vous pouvez trouver les dernières mises à jour, ressources et réponses aux questions fréquemment posées sur notre site Web YU Better Together.

J’attends vos questions avec impatience.

Veuillez agréer mes sincères salutations,

Rhonda L. Lenton
Présidente et vice-chancelière

 

The first virtual town hall of the 2020-21 academic year will take place Monday, Sept. 21

Vari Hall
Vari Hall

The following is an invitation to the York University community from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton:

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As we begin a new academic year, we want to provide an opportunity for York students, staff and faculty to come together, connect, and ask questions about the University’s plans and initiatives for the coming months. I am delighted to invite you to the first Virtual Town Hall of the 2020-21 academic year on Monday, Sept. 21.

We encourage you to submit questions in advance of the event using this form.

Date: Monday, Sept. 21
Time: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Zoom Webinar: https://yorku.zoom.us/j/93072822686?pwd=SjJZYXY1Z1BVNzNRVUd0RlEvRU9CUT09

Webinar ID: 930 7282 2686

Telephone Dial-In:  647-374-4685

Password: 742065

Livestream: https://conversations.info.yorku.ca/

 

Vice-President Academic and Provost Lisa Philipps, Vice-President Finance and Administration Carol McAulay, Vice-President Research and Innovation Amir Asif, Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek, Vice-President Advancement Jeff O’Hagan, and Vice-Provost Students Lucy Fromowitz will also be in attendance to help answer your questions.

If you have any accessibility needs, notes or comments, please let us know.

We will be hosting this town hall via the video conferencing platform, Zoom Webinar. You can learn about downloading and using Zoom here. The webinar will also be livestreamed on the Town Hall website.

If you have attended a past town hall, we would like your feedback through this short survey.

The latest community updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions can always be found on our YU Better Together website.

I look forward to your questions.

Sincerely,

Rhonda L. Lenton 
President & Vice-Chancellor


Alors qu’une nouvelle année universitaire commence, nous souhaitons donner la chance au corps étudiant, au personnel et au corps professoral de York de se rassembler, de prendre contact et de poser des questions sur les projets et les initiatives de l’Université pour les mois à venir. Je suis ravie de vous inviter à la première conversation communautaire virtuelle de l’année universitaire 2020-2021 le lundi 21 septembre.

Nous vous encourageons à soumettre vos questions à l’avance à l’aide de ce formulaire.

Date: Lundi 21 septembre 2020
Heure: 14 h 30 à 15 h 45

Webinaire Zoom: https://yorku.zoom.us/j/93072822686?pwd=SjJZYXY1Z1BVNzNRVUd0RlEvRU9CUT09

Code du webinaire: 930 7282 2686

Numéro de téléphone: 647-374-4685

Mot de passe: 742065

Lien pour la diffusion en direct: https://conversations.info.yorku.ca/

La rectrice et vice-présidente aux affaires académiques, Lisa Philipps, la vice-présidente aux finances et à l’administration, Carol McAulay, le vice-président de la recherche et de l’innovation, Amir Asif, la vice-présidente de l’équité, des personnes et de la culture, Sheila Cote-Meek, le vice-président à la promotion, Jeff O’Hagan, et la vice-rectrice aux affaires étudiantes, Lucy Fromowitz, seront également présents pour m’aider à répondre à vos questions.

Si vous avez des besoins, des remarques ou des commentaires en matière d’accessibilité, veuillez nous le faire savoir.

Cette conversation communautaire aura lieu grâce à la plateforme de visioconférence Zoom Webinar. Vous pouvez télécharger Zoom et apprendre à vous servir ici. Le webinaire sera également diffusé en direct sur le site Web des conversations communautaires.

Si vous avez déjà assisté à une conversation communautaire, nous aimerions connaître votre opinion avec ce bref sondage.

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Rhonda L. Lenton
Présidente et vice-chancelière