Monthly Updates

Division of Students Strategic Plan 2020-2025Monthly Updates

Curious about initiatives, projects, and updates across the Division of Students? Below is a month-by-month compilation of stories, reports, and achievements to celebrate progress, learnings, and success.

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February 2024What's New?

Impact the Student Journey

Black student success: community building, networking and belonging at York

In January, BE YU and the Faculty of Health conducted a session on providing students with tips for navigating their academic journey. This session allowed first-year Black students to connect with other Black students in the York community.

This event introduced students to BE YU and to other resources we have for Black students.
York Lions annual Academic All-Canadian Awards ceremony

In January, Athletics & Recreation held its annual academic awards banquet. The ceremony highlighted the outstanding academic achievements of student-athletes, honouring those who attained U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status during the 2022-23 academic year.

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York University student-athletes achieved U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status.

The ACMAPS office and the York University Mature Students' Organization (YUMSO) hosted a connection event on Tuesday, January 23. This event allowed new mature and transfer students who entered York for the winter term to meet with YUMSO executives, ACMAPS staff and peer mentors. 

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The event provided a warm welcome for 11 incoming mature and transfer students and allowed them to connect with their peers.
American Sign Language social hosted by Student Accessibility Services' student success mentors

Student Accessibility Services hosted its first American Sign Language (ASL) social. Students gathered to practice and learn ASL, get connected as a community and enjoy refreshments with student success mentors.

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students from diverse disciplines and years of study attended the ASL social.
Advising community launches new Student Advising at York landing page

The new site aims to bring clarity to all the different types of advising offered at York. Explore the new website to learn more and support students with effective referrals. 

Explore the new page
LSS and CISS collaborate to launch an in-person workshop series for Indigenous students

This winter, workshops will be held in a safe community space, and led by a LSS Indigenous peer. The peer's Learning Skills knowledge, and awareness of the needs of Indigenous students, creates a culturally relevant academic support that aims to bolster the success of Indigenous students.

Explore the workshop calendar
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workshops are scheduled for the winter term.