Monthly Updates: August 2022

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Invest in Our People

Supporting trauma-responsive practices

Student Counselling, Health & Well-being began its 36-month Sanctuary Implementation Project to increase sustainability of trauma-responsive practices in July. Training sessions focused on creating safe and healing environments for clients who have experienced chronic stress and adversity.

Division of Students Colleagues Connect for Learning Days

Almost 40 per cent of staff within the Division of Students attended the July Learning Days, hosted by the OVPS and volunteers from across the Division of Students. Attendees to the online and in-person event said they learned more about the division after participating.

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new professional connections on average

Impact the Student Journey

Throughout the summer, SCLD hosted a series of Student Organization Showcases. At the York 101 sessions, students from all years and programs were invited to come check out student organizations like the Robotics Society, YAMA Anime and Manga Association, York Cheerleading and more. 

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student organizations joined the showcase series.
Supporting students with disabilities transition to university

In partnership with a community school board and agency, Student Accessibility Services invited high school students with disabilities to York to support their move to post-secondary education. Visitors had the opportunity to speak to peer mentors and visit various services across the campus.

students with disabilities from York Region District School Board, in collaboration with Children's Treatment Network, enjoyed a visit to York University.
Celebrating the achievements of international student interns

The current cohort of MITACS Globalink Research Internship scholars, a competitive initiative for international undergraduate students, came together with faculty and staff to celebrate their achievements during the 2022 MITACS International Student Reception on Aug. 2.

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We were joined by 23 of our MITACS Interns, including our first interns visiting from Pakistan.
Providing access to employment opportunities for students in crisis

CED, York International and an industry partner collaborated on a joint initiative to create 13 employment opportunities for students with refugee status and students that were forcibly displaced due to conflict, persecution, human rights violations and violence.

Pre-Arrival Webinars help incoming international and exchange students

Six pre-arrival webinars provided valuable information to incoming international and exchange students. The series covered topics such as, what to pack when moving to Toronto, academic supports, health and wellness and ways to get involved on campus. Recordings can be found on the website.

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Getting ready for international student orientation

York International is preparing to welcome incoming international students with a return to in-person orientation. Over three days, students will meet their peers, learn about campus services and participate in exciting activities aimed at easing the transition to a new country and campus life.

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