Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to everyone at York — and thank you for stopping by the virtual home of the Division of Students. It’s an intense, busy time of year on our campuses. Mid-semester, everyone seems particularly focused: assignments are due, exam preparation is in full swing, the year and everything we want to accomplish in it are slowly winding their way to an end.

In these moments of heightened intensity and — yes — stress, it is important to keep perspective and to remind ourselves of the resources we have at our disposal to help us manage. When the going gets tough, look around you at your support network: your friends and university peers, your family — and also the wider York University community. York, with its more than 60,000 students, faculty and staff from more than a hundred countries, offers a richness and diversity of support services. Our campuses are bustling with possible connections. Whether you could do with some academic help, would like some assistance in dealing with stress or time-management challenges or just need a place to let off some steam (think athletics or other student clubs), you’re not alone.

When we say at the Division of Students that we’re “Partners in Student Success,” we really mean it, and we define success broadly: your academic self, your personal self, your professional self. We’ve got your back. Never hesitate to reach out to us if you need help or think we could be doing better.

Keep calm, good luck and see you around campus.  


VPS@YU Blog

“All Together Now” — York hosts the 2017 Ontario Academic Advising Professionals (OAAP) Conference
Posted by Lauren Sutherland on October 26, 2017, 8:45 am

Today marks the first day of the 2017 Ontario Academic Advising Professionals (OAAP) Conference at York University’s Keele Campus! Hosted over the next day and a half – October 26 to October 27 – the conference welcomes delegates from colleges and universities across Ontario to discuss developments in academic advising. Notable keynote speaker and York alumnus, Tim Cork, will jumpstart the discussion with an inspiring welcome, followed by 27 workshop sessions developed and led by advising [...]

York University announces a new student award in honour of Invictus Games
Posted by Admin on September 21, 2017, 11:17 am

York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton welcomed the Invictus Games National Flag Tour to the Keele campus on Sept. 20. At the welcome ceremony, Lenton announced a new award in honour of the Invictus Games in support of increased access to postsecondary education for Canada’s Military personnel and their children. The York University Service Award provides up to ,000 over four years to a York University student who is a Canadian Armed Forces member, active or retired, an[...]

Welcoming Lucy Fromowitz and Celebrating Sizzlin’ Success at the Division of Students Barbecue
Posted by Lauren Sutherland on August 10, 2017, 12:50 pm

Here at YorkU, we have a lot to celebrate this summer: we can reflect proudly on our accomplished graduates as they go out into the world, the foundation of a brand-new Markham campus, and the advent of what promises to be a wonderful 2017-2018 academic year with the appointment of our new Vice-Provost Students, Lucy Fromowitz! To welcome our new leader and celebrate our staff’s commitment to student success, the Division of Students gathered on Friday, July 21 at The Underground for a Sizzlin[...]