Nuit Blanche comes to York University’s Keele Campus

Mu Cephei, 2021. Image Credit: June Parsons, Allan I Carswell Observatory

On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., a collective of York University organizations and faculty present this multi-experiential program, including a public conversation with Dele Adeyemo and Nehal El-Hadi; live music performances by Exmiranda, Sydanie, and Keysha Freshh; immersive video projections by Jennifer Dysart, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Chris Chong Chan Fui, Gayil Nalls; AR and VR interventions by Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Mary Bunch, Jenn E. Norton, and Michael Palumbo; and sculptural, sonic and video installations by Holly Ward, Lou Sheppard, Michaela Pňačeková, Deirdre Logue, and Jawa El Khash; and more.

The title Streams~ identifies shared commonalities between this concatenation of projects that translate and show us how elements in nature are contained and controlled; planted and extracted; forged and processed; displaced and discarded. Many of the works included in the evenings program examine how we occupy and interact with environmental ecologies from streams to stars as both subject and medium while others revamp and redirect streams of thought by scrutinizing how histories are conveyed, disseminated, and preserved; all share a social position that uses art to both disrupt and restore how we share the continuous flow of our experiences and knowledge. Streams~ are land, people, and consciousness. They can also be endless.

The AGYU shares the work of an esteemed group of artists and curators in alignment with the artistic vision for Nuit Blanche 2022 by University of Winnipeg Associate Professor of Visual Arts, Julie Nagam, (Métis/German/Syrian), who is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Collaboration and Digital Media and the director of Aabijijiwan New Media Lab at the University of Winnipeg, which follows her “The Space Between Us,” an extensive research project addressing the complex social dynamics of diasporic communities commingling as a whole “to build new spaces and families, shifting their relationships and connections to each other and to place.”

Participating artists and curators
Dele Adeyemo • Mariel Belanger • Roberta Buiani • Mary Bunch • Dave Colangelo • Nina Czegledy • Patricio Davila • Lorella Di Cintio • Jennifer Dysart • Nehal El-Hadi • Jawa El Khash • Exmiranda • Kavi • Keysha Freshh • Chris Chong Chan Fui • John Greyson • Karina Iskandarsjah • Lou Sheppard • Lydia Johnson • Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning • Jean-Pierre Marchant • Janine Marchessault • Immony Menn • Agnes Meyer-Brandis • Lisa Myers • Gayil Nalls • Hodari Newtown • Jenn E. Norton • Joel Ong • Michael Palumbo • Patricia Pasten • Michaela Pnacekova • Sydanie • Holly Ward • Jay YoungDeirdre LogueGrace Grothaus  • Brian HarrisHrysovalanti MaherasRaewyn Turner  

Program schedule
7 p.m. to 7 a.m. – All installations and exhibitions are open. The majority of programs are located around the central core of York’s Keele Campus surrounding the Harry Arthur Commons and the York University Subway Station.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.Trans-epistemic Mapping with Dele Adeyemo and Nehal El-Hadi. Location: The Nick Mirkopoulos Screening Room, Accolade East Building (ACE 004). Doors open at 7 p.m.

7 p.m. to midnight – Night sky viewing at the Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory. Location: Petrie Science and Engineering Building, third floor.

11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.Vanguard Voices in Hip Hop featuring Exmiranda, Sydanie & Keysha Freshh. Location: The Harry Arthurs Commons (across from Vari Hall).

A booklet and map will be produced by AGYU and distributed throughout the evening. The majority of sites are wheelchair accessible. For special accommodation, contact Huaihong Li, administrative assistant, AGYU, by email at

Collaborating organizations at York University
Art Gallery of York University
Allan I. Carswell Observatory
Archives of Ontario
Peripheral Visions Lab
Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology
School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD)

Travel to the Keele Campus
The best route is to arrive by TTC using Subway Line 1 to York University Station, which will be running all night. It is wheelchair accessible and close to many of the Nuit Blanche projects. Event parking is available in the York Lanes and Vanier parking lots, payment can be made through the HONK Mobile app.

Streams~ Nuit Blanche 2022 at York University is coordinated by the Art Gallery of York University led by Clara Halpern, assistant curator, and Jenifer Papararo, director/ curator with support from Mallory Silver, events and communications coordinator and Shawna Teper, assistant director, government and community relations at York University.

Archive/Counter-Archive projects curated by Janine Marchessault and produced by Asad Raza. Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology program is curated by Joel Ong.

Student Systems Renewal Program to engage York community through new website, blog

Students involved in group work

York University’s Student Systems Renewal Program (SSRP) has launched an updated website and a new blog.

The bilingual website will be a hub for students, faculty and staff to learn more about SSRP projects and timelines. The site includes resources including an FAQ section and a glossary to help the York community better understand the impacts of this transformative program.

The SSRP blog offers the latest information on the program and its progress. The goal is to ensure technological information is presented in a way that is meaningful and clear. This fall, the blog will offer a short series on the systems launching in 2023 that highlights how these new systems and processes create positive change across York.

The SSRP is a multi-year program to transform technology and its related processes so students, faculty and staff can efficiently complete their administrative and academic work.

“Specialized business and technology platforms have inspired innovative potential in the world of higher education,” says Carol McAulay, SSRP executive sponsor and vice-president of finance and administration. “At York, we are using advanced cloud-based platforms and leading-edge processes to facilitate transformational change through the SSRP and blazing a trail in the Canadian higher education sector.

“We are engaging and working closely with our community members to enable this systems renaissance, and we will continue to communicate with our community to ensure sustained awareness of the program’s progress. We encourage community members to share feedback at any time.”

The SSRP is made up of seven projects, each offering comprehensive solutions that position York positively for the future:

  • Constituent Relationship Management: an engagement tool that will manage the recruitment, application and admission of future students and connect current students to advising supports. The recruitment and application aspects of the solution are targeted to launch in summer 2023.
  • Next Generation Student Information System: an integrated solution that will transform the student and staff experience by providing an easy way to manage everything required from enrollment through to graduation and continuous learning. The project will launch in phases, starting with Financial Aid, Awards and Scholarships in summer 2023.
  • Data Management & Analytics: this project will set a data governance framework, enabling data to be configured and migrated to new platforms.
  • Enterprise Integration Platform: this project isa cloud-based platform that will streamline integrated access to key systems.
  • Government Reporting: a project on investments in York’s data management and analytics capabilities that will enable existing government and institutional reporting as well as elevate York University’s ability to leverage key information to make informed decisions.
  • Identity & Access Management: high security solutions that will give users appropriate access to the information they need and enhance York’s overall security.
  • Mobile & Portal: a single starting point for students to interact with York systems on their mobile devices.

New processes and systems will contribute to many of the priorities set out in York’s University Academic Plan, which include providing global learning and research opportunities for students, supporting innovative curriculum delivery and developing connections to experiential learning opportunities.

Explore the SSRP website for more detailed information on its project suite and the intended benefits, and reach out to the team with any questions at

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events planned for University community

Image shows Ross building bathed in Orange light

Friday, Sept. 30, marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (formerly Orange Shirt Day). The day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

The York University community is encouraged to reflect on the legacy of Canada’s residential school system, its impact on Indigenous Peoples and what it means for the present and future.

There are three events planned to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

York community members are invited to attend a lecture by Algoma University Professor Paulette Steeves on Thursday, Sept. 29. Steeves is the Canada Research Chair in Healing at Reconciliation at Algoma University. There will be a breakfast for Indigenous graduate students and faculty members on Friday, Sept. 30, followed by a virtual panel discussion that will be open to all York community members. 

Specific event details

Thursday, Sept. 29  
The guest lecture by Steeves is titled “Reclaiming and Rewriting Indigenous Histories of the Western Hemisphere (the Americas).” The lecture will be held in the Congregation Room on the fourth floor of the Second Student Centre on the Keele Campus. The lecture will run from 4 to 5 p.m. EST.  

Friday, Sept. 30 
There will be a networking breakfast with Indigenous graduate students and faculty and Steeves. This event is by special invitation only and will take place in the Second Student Centre, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. EST. For more information, contact Faculty of Education Professor Susan Dion, associate vice-president, Indigenous Initiatives, by email at

There will be a panel discussion following the breakfast that will be focused on the theme “Reflecting on the Legacies of Residential Schools: What it means for our present and our futures.” The panel discussion will be a virtual event and will take place from 11 a.m. to noon. It will be moderated by Dion and will feature reflections by York University community members.

And finally, the official 2022 Every Child Matters Orange t-shirts are available at the University Bookstore with all proceeds going to the Orange Shirt Society. Zoom backgrounds will also be available on the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation website and can be downloaded and uses for the day.

For more information on these and other events, and for resources to support individual learning, visit York’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation website.

Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation

Le vendredi 30 septembre marque la deuxième Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation (ancienne Journée du chandail orange).

Cette journée est l’occasion de rendre hommage aux enfants qui n’ont jamais pu retourner chez eux et aux survivants des pensionnats ainsi qu’à leurs familles et leurs communautés. Nous encourageons la communauté de York à réfléchir aux conséquences du système des pensionnats sur les peuples autochtones et à ce que cela signifie pour le présent et l’avenir.    

Trois événements sont prévus pour marquer la Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation. 

Les membres de la communauté de York sont invités à assister à une conférence de la professeure Paulette Steeves, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en histoire autochtone – vérité et réconciliation à l’Université Algoma. La conférence de Mme Steeves aura lieu le jeudi 29 septembre. Un déjeuner sera organisé pour les étudiantes et étudiants de cycle supérieur et les membres du corps professoral autochtones le vendredi 30 septembre; il serasuivi d’un débat virtuel ouvert à tous les membres de la communauté de York. 

Précisions sur les événements

Jeudi 29 septembre  
La conférence de Mme Steeves s’intitule « Reclaiming and Rewriting Indigenous Histories of the Western Hemisphere (the Americas) ». Elle aura lieu de 16 h à 17 h HNE dans la Congregation Room au quatrième étage du Second Student Centre sur le campus Keele.    

Vendredi 30 septembre
Déjeuner de réseautage avec des étudiants de cycle supérieur, des professeurs autochtones et Mme Steeves. Cet événement est sur invitation seulement; il aura lieu de 8 h 30 à 10 h (HNE) au Second Student Centre.  Pour plus d’informations, contactez la professeure de la Faculté d’éducation Susan Dion, vice-présidente associée aux initiatives autochtones, par courriel à

Après le déjeuner de réseautage, il y aura un débat d’experts sur le thème « Reflecting on the Legacies of Residential Schools: What it means for our present and our futures ». Le panel de discussion sera un événement virtuel qui aura lieu de 11 h à 12 h. Il sera animé par Mme Dion et comprendra des réflexions des membres de la communauté de l’Université York. 

Des tee-shirts officiels orange Every Child Matters 2022 sont en vente à la Librairie de l’Université; tous les bénéfices seront versés à la Orange Shirt Society. Le personnel pourra également télécharger et utiliser des fonds d’écran Zoom pour cette journée.

Pour obtenir plus d’informations sur tous les événements et des ressources pour appuyer l’apprentissage individuel, visitez le site Web de la Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation de York à

Watch the Sept. 21 community town hall

town hall audience

Students, faculty, instructors, course directors and staff at York University were invited to an in-person and virtual town hall on Sept. 21. The event provided community members with an opportunity to discuss the University’s progress on key goals and initiatives for the year ahead.

The town hall was presented by York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton, who was joined by:

  • Amir Asif, vice-president research & innovation    
  • Sheila Cote-Meek, vice-president equity, people & culture 
  • Susana Gajic-Bruyea, vice-president advancement 
  • Lyndon Martin, acting provost and vice-president academic 
  • Carol McAulay, vice-president finance & administration    
  • Nona Robinson, vice-provost students

The full video of the town hall is now available and can be viewed here.

Help avoid disruptions by keeping vaccination status updated on YUScreen

A photo with a black backgroud that features two vials of COVID-19 vaccine and a syringe

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York’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement is currently paused. However, the University is continuing to monitor public scientific evidence and public health advice and may need to pivot quickly.

As a result, all York University community members – students, faculty, instructors and staff – are encouraged to keep their vaccination status up-to-date on York’s online YUScreen tool.

Vaccination is the best defence against severe illness and hospitalization from COVID-19, and the University urges all members of the community to receive a complete vaccine series and boosters when eligible.

You are asked to upload your vaccination record to YUScreen every time you receive a vaccination or booster to ensure your record is always current.

Records are automatically removed from the system after 11 months. If you can’t remember when you last uploaded your vaccination status, log into YUScreen and check your status using the Vaccination Record button. You can update your records by uploading your vaccination status and proof of vaccination on the tool as well.

Should public health guidance advise that York University mandate new policies, your updated record on YUScreen will help avoid disruptions in your ability to access campus.

To support your own health, York University will continue to run vaccination clinics at each of its campuses. More information can be found on the Better Together website at

If you are feeling unwell, don’t come to campus, test for COVID-19 and use the self-assessment tool on YUScreen. Updating your status will, if necessary, trigger advice on what to do next and what supports are available.

Keeping your status updated on YUScreen is part of York’s community of care approach to COVID-19.

Minimisez les interruptions en tenant à jour votre statut vaccinal sur YU Dépistage

La Politique de vaccination de York contre la COVID-19 est actuellement interrompue. Cependant, l’Université continue de surveiller les données scientifiques publiques et les recommandations sanitaires et elle pourrait devoir changer de cap rapidement.

Par conséquent, nous encourageons tous les membres de la communauté de l’Université York (population étudiante, corps professoral, chargés de cours et personnel) à tenir à jour leur statut vaccinal sur notre outil en ligne YU Dépistage.

La vaccination est la meilleure défense contre les maladies graves et les hospitalisations dues à la COVID-19. L’Université incite tous les membres de la communauté admissibles à recevoir une série complète de vaccins et des rappels.

Nous vous demandons de téléverser votre statut vaccinal sur YU Dépistage chaque fois que vous recevez une vaccination ou un rappel afin que votre dossier soit à jour.

Les dossiers seront automatiquement supprimés du système au bout de 11 mois. Si vous ne vous souvenez pas de la date à laquelle vous avez téléversé votre statut vaccinal pour la dernière fois, connectez-vous à YU Dépistage et vérifiez-le en cliquant sur le bouton « Reçu de vaccination ». Vous pouvez également mettre à jour votre dossier en téléversant votre statut vaccinal et la preuve de votre vaccination sur l’outil.

Dans le cas où l’Université York devrait adopter de nouvelles mesures en matière de santé publique, un dossier à jour sur YU Dépistage vous permettrait d’éviter l’interruption de votre accès aux campus.

Pour favoriser votre santé, l’Université York continuera d’organiser des cliniques de vaccination sur chacun de ses campus. Vous trouverez de plus amples informations sur le site Web Mieux ensemble à

Si vous ne vous sentez pas bien, ne venez pas sur les campus, faites un test de dépistage de la COVID-19 et utilisez l’outil d’autoévaluation sur YU Dépistage. En mettant à jour votre statut, vous obtiendrez des conseils sur la marche à suivre et de l’information sur les ressources disponibles, le cas échéant.

Tenir votre statut vaccinal à jour sur YU Dépistage fait partie de la promesse de York envers le bien-être de sa communauté face à la COVID-19.

AGYU opens new exhibit, offers private tour for York community members

York University's Accolade Galleria, Keele Campus

Beverages and food will be provided, and will be followed by a live sound and movement performance at 7:30 p.m. RSVP to

Rights of Passage” is a newly commissioned audio-based exhibition by Lou Sheppard running at AGYU Sept. 16 to Dec. 3 with an opening reception Sept. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.

His research-based art practice often critically responds to authoritative texts (environmental statistics, diagnostic criteria, government policy), translating this official data into environmentally responsive site-specific sonic scores. Much of Sheppard’s work is an engaged attempt to highlight the systems and structures of power driving the climate apocalypse. His exhibition for AGYU is an immersive installation featuring an eight-part choral piece responding to Toronto’s river systems.

Video still for Rights of Passage, 2022. L to R: Tess Martens, Wayne Burns, and Kingchella
Video still for Rights of Passage, 2022. Left to right: Tess Martens, Wayne Burns and Kingchella

The riparian zone is found along the banks of rivers – a shifting and amorphous line between water and land. Of both ecological and legal significance, the riparian zone within common law traditions primarily addresses the rights of landowners who occupy land adjacent to rivers. Unstated, however, are the implied rights of non-owners to access such rivers and, perhaps more elusive, the rights of rivers to their own courses. As such, riparian responsibilities (as opposed to rights) protects the passage of water over land and the passage of subjects, human or otherwise, along those waterways. When rivers are lost or buried due to development, the riparian zone is only spectrally present. “Rights of Passage” retraces lost and endangered riparian zones in the Greater Toronto Area, imagining these liminal spaces as points of queer emergence, places where the lines between urban and nature, access and trespass, and human and non-human are blurred. “Rights of Passage,” a hybrid series of performances and installations, enacts a symbolic daylighting of buried streams, drawing attention to some of Toronto’s lost riparian zones to consider land use, urban futures, and ecological interdependence.

Sheppard is a Canadian artist, based on the south shore of Nova Scotia/Mi’kma’ki. Sheppard’s site-specific artistic practice manifests in the form of interdisciplinary audio, performance and installation-based works. Sheppard has exhibited across Canada, notably in the first Toronto Biennial at the Toronto Sculpture Garden in Toronto; at Simon Fraser University and Access Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; at the Khyber Centre for the Arts in Halifax, N.S.; at PAVED Arts in Saskatoon, Sask.; and at the University of Moncton in Moncton, N.B.. He participated in the first Antarctic Biennale and the Antarctic Pavilion in Venice, Italy. Sheppard has been longlisted for the Sobey Art Awards in 2018, 2020 and 2021, and was an International Residency Recipient from the Sobey Art Foundation in 2018. Sheppard holds a BFA in interdisciplinary studies from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Sheppard is represented by IOTA Institute.

“Rights of Passage” is curated by Michael Maranda, assistant curator (publications), with program support by Jenifer Papararo, director/curator, AGYU.

The exhibition is accompanied by a program of performances and workshops, including a sound workshop with curator and artist Xenia Benivolski and presentations by renowned scholar Timothy Morton, and landscape architect and scholar Jane Hutton. Details available on the AGYU website. As part of “Rights of Passage,” AGYU will also co-produce Lou Sheppard’s contribution to Chapter 3 of “You Can’t Trust Music,” a digital exhibition curated by Xenia Benivolski for A vinyl recording with liner notes as exhibition catalogue, co-published with Art Metropole, is forthcoming.

Please note: AGYU is wheelchair accessible. The exhibition contains sensory stimuli including video, sound and scent. 

Call for nominees to serve on Senate Tenure & Promotions Committee

Vari Hall

There is a critical need to fill vacancies on the committee, which supports the timely review of tenure and promotion applications.

The Senate Executive Committee is seeking nominees to serve on the Senate Tenure & Promotions Committee. There is a critical need to fill vacancies on the committee at this time.

Full-time, tenured faculty members are being asked to consider serving on the Senate committee to support the timely review of colleagues’ tenure and promotion applications. As the Senate Tenure & Promotions policy and procedures note, the conferring of tenure is one of the most important relationships between the University and the individual faculty member. The collegium’s participation in the process that facilitates candidates’ progression through adjudication and review sustains the critical function of the University.

Previous experience on either the Senate Tenure & Promotions Committee, a Faculty-level or a unit-level (department or school) committee is required; however, simultaneous membership on tenure and promotions committees at different levels is not permitted. It is important to take note of the meeting time of the Senate committee, which usually meets on the third Thursday of each month, September through June, from 3 to 5 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. The committee will be deciding the mode of delivery most suitable for it this year, which includes the possibility of continuing with virtual meetings.

Interested candidates are kindly asked to submit their intention through this form. Questions about any aspect of the nomination process or the committee itself may be addressed to Cheryl Underhill, University secretariat, by email to

Join the York community for a town hall, Sept. 21

town hall audience

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Dear York community,

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the first town hall of the 2022-23 academic year on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where we will discuss the University’s progress on key goals and initiatives for the year ahead. 

We invite all students, staff, course directors and faculty to attend, and to submit their RSVP and questions in advance of the event using this form. This town hall will be held in person at the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre and also livestreamed via the video conferencing platform Zoom Webinar. A viewing room will be set up in the BMO Ballroom, Glendon Hall, with light refreshments provided at both physical locations. Masks are not mandatory, but are recommended. 

Location: Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre 
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022 
Time: 12:30 to 2 p.m.  
 Zoom Webinar: 
Webinar ID: 944 9279 4267
Telephone Dial-In: (647) 374-4685   
Password: 150608 
Link to Livestream: 
RSVP by Friday, September 16: 

Joining me for a panel discussion are:    

  • Amir Asif, vice-president research & innovation    
  • Sheila Cote-Meek, vice-president equity, people & culture 
  • Susana Gajic-Bruyea, vice-president advancement 
  • Lyndon Martin, acting provost and vice-president academic 
  • Carol McAulay, vice-president finance & administration    
  • Nona Robinson, vice-provost students   

If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know.     

We will be livestreaming 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

You can add the town hall to your Outlook calendar using the attached .ics file. 

If you have attended a past town hall, we would like your feedback through this short survey. If you were unable to attend previous town halls, you can access all of them here

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

I look forward to your questions.


Rhonda Lenton 
President & Vice-Chancellor   

Joignez-vous à la communauté de York pour une conversation communautaire le 21 septembre

Chers membres de la communauté de York, 

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer que nous tiendrons le mercredi 21 septembre la première conversation communautaire de l’année 2022-2023 durant laquelle nous discuterons des progrès de l’Université relativement aux objectifs et initiatives clés de l’année à venir. 

Nous invitons tous les membres de la communauté étudiante, du personnel et du corps professoral ainsi que les chargés de cours à y assister, à confirmer leur présence et à soumettre leurs questions avant l’événement à l’aide de ce formulaire. Cette conversation communautaire aura lieu en personne au théâtre Sandra Faire et Ivan Fecan et elle sera également diffusée en direct avec la plateforme de vidéoconférence Zoom Webinar. Une salle de visionnement sera aménagée dans le Centre de conférences BMO au manoir Glendon. Des rafraîchissements seront servis aux deux emplacements. Le port de masque n’est pas obligatoire, mais il est recommandé.

Emplacement : Théâtre Sandra Faire et Ivan Fecan 
Date : Mercredi 21 septembre 2022 
Heure : 12 h 30 à 14 h    
Webinaire Zoom : 
Code du webinaire : 944 9279 4267. 
Numéro de téléphone : (647) 374-4685   
Mot de passe : 150608 
Lien pour la diffusion en direct : 
RSVP avant le vendredi 16 septembre : http : // 

Les personnes suivantes se joindront à moi pour une discussion en panel :    

  • Amir Asif, vice-président de la recherche et de l’innovation    
  • Sheila Cote-Meek, vice-présidente de l’équité, des personnes et de la culture 
  • Susana Gajic-Bruyea, vice-présidente de l’avancement 
  • Lyndon Martin, recteur et vice-président aux affaires académiques par intérim 
  • Carol McAulay, vice-présidente des finances et de l’administration    
  • Nona Robinson, vice-rectrice aux affaires étudiantes   

Si vous avez des besoins d’accessibilité, veuillez nous le faire savoir.  

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

Vous pouvez ajouter la conversation communautaire à votre calendrier Outlook à l’aide du fichier .ics en pièce jointe. 

Si vous n’avez pas pu assister aux conversations précédentes, elles sont toutes affichées ici.

Vous trouverez les dernières mises à jour, ressources et réponses aux questions fréquemment posées sur notre site Web Mieux ensemble qui a été mis à jour récemment. 

J’attends vos questions avec impatience.  

Veuillez agréer mes sincères salutations,    

Rhonda L. Lenton 
Présidente et vice-chancelière

Lee Wiggins Childcare Centre accepting admissions

Lee Wiggins Childcare Centre

On-campus childcare at the Lee Wiggins Childcare Centre (LWCC), located at the York University Keele Campus, is open and accepting admissions for children between the ages of 18 months to six years.

Located in the First Student Centre Building, LWCC is designed to provide a positive childcare option that is directly responsive to the specific needs of students and educational workers. To be flexible, LWCC offers part-time and full-time care for children, and families can select from five different time slots to accomodate their schedules.

Additionally, a discount is offered to members of CUPE 3903.

LWCC is operated by the York University Student Centre Childcare, and is a not-for-profit organization, offering a holistic
approach to early childhood development in a safe, positive, and inclusive environment.

For more on what LWCC offers, visit

Resources for a safe and healthy return to campus

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With the Sept. 7 return to campus for in-person classes just around the corner, it’s important for the University community to know what to expect and how we can all stay as safe as possible.

In alignment with public health requirements, York has transitioned to a community of care approach to health and safety.

While it is no longer mandatory to wear masks, the University strongly encourages the use of masks, especially in indoor settings. While the requirement to be vaccinated is also paused, York strongly recommends that everyone receives a complete vaccine series, including boosters when eligible. Masking and vaccination remain the two most effective ways for everyone to protect their health.  

While these protocols are on pause, the University continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and public health guidelines and will reinstate these mandatory protocols if it becomes necessary.

The newly updated Better Together website has all the latest information on what you can do and what the University is doing in response to the ongoing pandemic.

  • Find more information about masks on the Better Together website. N-95 and surgical masks are available for purchase at a discount on campus at locations such as York Lanes, the Life Sciences Building and Central Square.
  • Additional information on vaccinations, including York’s mobile vaccination clinics in partnership with GO-VAXX and Toronto Public Health, can be found on the Better Together website. Walk in or book an appointment through the provincial booking site or by calling the Provincial Contact centre at 1-833-943-3900.
  • The Better Together website has information on where rapid tests are available on campuses.
  • If you are feeling unwell, don’t come to campus, test for COVID-19 (if available) and update your status on YU Screen to receive guidance from the University. When classes start, your instructors will discuss the resources available to mitigate your time away due to illness.
  • Remember, the fall is also flu season. It is strongly recommended that you receive flu shots when eligible.

Please check the Better Together website for updates as we continue to adapt to the changing environment.

Ressources pour un retour sain et sécuritaire sur le campus

À l’approche de la reprise des cours en personne le 7 septembre, il est important que la communauté de York sache à quoi s’attendre et comment favoriser la sécurité de tous ses membres.

Conformément aux exigences de santé publique, York a adopté une approche communautaire de santé et sécurité.

Bien que le port du masque ne soit plus obligatoire, l’Université l’encourage fortement, surtout à l’intérieur. Même si l’obligation de se faire vacciner est également suspendue, York recommande vivement que tout le monde reçoive une série complète de vaccins, y compris des rappels le cas échéant. Le port de masque et la vaccination restent les deux moyens les plus efficaces pour protéger notre santé. 

Bien que ces deux protocoles soient interrompus, l’Université continue de surveiller l’évolution de la COVID-19 et des directives de santé publique et elle les rétablira en cas de besoin. Le site Web Mieux ensemble vient d’être mis à jour; il contient toutes les dernières informations sur ce que vous pouvez faire et sur ce que l’Université fait en réponse à la pandémie en cours.

  • Vous trouverez de plus amples informations sur le port de masque sur le site Web Mieux ensemble. Vous pouvez acheter des masques N-95 et des masques chirurgicaux à prix réduit sur les campus à des endroits comme York Lanes, le bâtiment des sciences de la vie (Life Sciences Building) et Central Square.
  • Des informations supplémentaires sur la vaccination, y compris les cliniques de vaccination mobiles de York en partenariat avec GO-VAXX et le Bureau de santé publique de Toronto, sont disponibles sur le site Web Mieux ensemble. Vous pouvez prendre rendez-vous sur le site provincial de réservation ou en appelant le Centre de contact provincial au 1-833-943-3900.
  • Le site Web Mieux ensemble contient des informations sur les endroits du campus où des tests rapides sont disponibles.
  • Si vous ne vous sentez pas bien, ne venez pas sur les campus, faites un test de dépistage de la COVID-19 (si disponible) et mettez à jour votre statut avec l’outil YU Dépistage pour recevoir des conseils de l’Université. Au début des cours, vos instructeurs discuteront des ressources disponibles pour gérer les absences en raison de maladie.
  • N’oubliez pas que l’automne est aussi la saison de la grippe. Il est fortement recommandé de se faire vacciner contre la grippe lorsqu’on y a droit.

Veuillez consulter le site Web pour des mises à jour tandis que nous continuons à nous adapter à l’environnement en constante évolution :