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

Division of Students Highlights of 2018
Posted by Trevor Lowden on December 18, 2018, 2:54 pm

On behalf of the Division of Students at York University, happy holidays to our community of students, staff and faculty! We wish you all a restful, wonderful winter break and a happy, healthy 2019. As we finish off the exam period and look forward to the next term, it is a good time to reflect on all the great work that has been accomplished this past year. The Opening of the Wellness Hub York University’s Health Education & Promotion team officially opened the Wellness Hub in September[...]

Comfort food for the York community – Division of Students Cup-of-Soup Event for United Way
Posted by Trevor Lowden on November 8, 2018, 8:52 am

You’re invited to enjoy a hot cup of soup & roll while supporting the United Way! As the days get shorter and your thoughts turn to keeping warm while the rain falls, it’s good to know that on Friday, November 9 you’ll be able to wrap your hands around a steaming cup of soup and a roll – for just ! Lucy Fromowitz, Vice-Provost Students, along with teams from the Division of Students, will be serving warm comfort food in support of the York Cares United Way campaign. Connecting our[...]

A #YUBlog Guide to Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day
Posted by Lauren Sutherland on June 21, 2018, 9:14 am

This is a re-post of a #YUBlog post published June 21, 2018. On Thursday, June 21st, celebrations will take place across Canada in the name of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Some may be Powwows, others may be bustling Indigenous pop-up street markets and others may offer the opportunity to adorn First Nations-made beaded earrings. There are many ways to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day — however, many Canadians may not understand what this day is, why it is needed and how to appropr[...]