Hello and Welcome
Welcome to the 2018-2019 academic year at York University. I hope that you have all had time to relax, rejuvenate and prepare for an exciting year. Whether you are a student, staff or faculty member, it is a time of year when we take an enthusiastic dive into this new academic session.
There are so many firsts for York this year. In August, the New Student Centre opened as a student-focused space, soon to be followed by Schulich School of Business’s Graduate Study and Research Building. We are also excited as we prepare for the future with the new Markham Centre campus set to open by 2021.
Every year we welcome thousands of new students from around the corner and across the globe. You will find that York is very much a community of scholars, researchers and professional staff who are here to support you. We have so many resources available to you, including YU START, York Orientation Day and York International. These integral student transition services will provide help and guidance to you as you begin this next chapter in your life.
As well, our Student Peers, Mentors and Ambassadors look forward to meeting you and supporting your transition to university study and our community. These student leaders include Student Financial Support Peer Team, the Learning Skills Peer Team and Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Ambassadors who provide the guidance that will help you to successfully and confidently identify and access important university services.
As your partners in student success, our goal is to foster an environment where you can achieve your academic, social and personal ambitions. At York, we represent innovation, diversity and inclusivity in a vibrant multicultural, respectful and collaborative community. I hope that you keep these values in mind as you participate in new adventures with us.
I hope that you quickly feel at home at York and I look forward to sharing many of these experiences with you.