Lunch & Learn

Let's do lunch!

The Division of Students is excited to invite you and your team to participate in a new series of Lunch & Learn sessions. Join Division leaders and your colleagues to learn about key developments in postsecondary education and the University community. All Lunch & Learns are free for York University staff, so please register for the sessions below.

Meet. Eat. Discover.

All Lunch & Learns take place from 12pm to 1pm and 1pm to 2pm on the dates below in Senate Chamber N940 Ross. Registration is required and don't forget to bring your lunch!

Past Sessions

Tuesday, March 20: Indigenous Cultural Awareness Part 1 – The significance of the Territorial Land Acknowledgement

Host: Randy Pitawanakwat, Coordinator, Aboriginal Student Services

Topic: You've probably been to campus events or conference sessions at which the host or speaker provides a Territorial Land Acknowledgement. But why do we do it? What's the significance of the elements of the Land Acknowledgement? It's not just something to be said and then set aside. Come to an interactive session led by Randy Pitawanakwat from Centre for Aboriginal Student Services that will uncover the meanings behind the elements of the Land Acknowledgement a nd get you started on a journey of discovery about Indigenous Cultural Awareness.

Tuesday, April 10: Communicating Across Cultures
Host: Brendan Schulz, Executive Director, Student Success
Topic: Have you ever had trouble understanding someone or being understood, even when you're speaking the same language? In this session you'll gain some insight into the complexities and challenges of communicating across cultures, whether that be country cultures or other facets of culture and diversity. Real-life examples will be shared along with some experiential elements. Participants will leave the session with greater awareness on the subject and some approaches for effective communications.

Tuesday, May 8: Help Us to Build a Consent Culture!
Host: Joanie Cameron-Pritchett, Manager, Sexual Violence Response Office
Topic: An integral part of York University's commitment to its community to study, work and live in a campus environment free from sexual violence, is to make available resources to educate its community, support survivors and respond to sexual violence. Through education and awareness campaigns, the University seeks to raise awareness of issues related to sexual violence, promote healthy and respectful relationships, and foster individual and collective action against violence towards a safe and respectful culture at York University.
Please join us for an informative discussion about how we can all contribute to building a consent culture and learn more about this very important and timely issue that has affected so many of us.

Date June 25: The ebb and flow of student communications: Two Case Studies
Hosts: Nick Valentino, Manager, Development and Operations & Molly Morris, Manager, Communications and Marketing
Topic: Current students communications frequently requires reaction and adaptation to respond to an ever-changing set of priorities. Using two case studies–one about an initiative that was planned well in advance and another about a situation that was more unexpected–we will look at how decisions are made about when and how to communicate information to students to maximize the reach and effectiveness of what we say.

Register for the "The ebb and flow of student communications" session online.