Monthly Updates: December 2022

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Growing divisional assessment capacity

The first Core Concepts of Assessment workshop was held on November 23, with 28 staff members in attendance. Core concepts are identified in the CACUSS competency model. Staff increased their knowledge of assessment methods and learned why they are an important part of our professional practice.

increase in average knowledge and confidence from the start to the end of the workshop.

Reinforce Our Foundation

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

As a part of the 16 Days of Activism, an annual memorial service was hosted to commemorate the tragic mass shooting at L'École Polytechnique in Montréal on December 6, 1989. This ceremony honours the 14 murdered women and inspires our community to act against gender-based violence. 

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people viewed the memorial service, virtually and in-person.
Divisional holiday luncheon in candyland!

The annual holiday gathering was held in-person for the first time since 2019. The theme was Candyland, because nothing is sweeter than spending time together. Division of Students staff enjoyed a turkey lunch with all the fixings and a performance by the Vanier College Productions.

of non-perishable food items were generously donated by staff to the YFS Food Support Centre.
Establishing a new assessment community of practice

The Assessment Community of Practice is a member-driven resource to help deepen knowledge and understanding among assessment experts in the Division of Students. They provide an informal space to refine approaches and practices, brainstorm solutions to challenges and celebrate successes.

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Impact the Student Journey

Communications planning is in full swing for the 2023 NSSE Administration. Partners across York got together in November to make plans for promoting engagement with the survey.

SCLD, CWTP, CHREI, The Centre and the NLR Library set up a display to remember those who have lost their lives to violence and celebrate those who have demonstrated extreme resilience. Following inspirational guest speakers, students were invited to leave positive messages for our trans community.

30+ members of the York Community attended the Vigil, with dozens of positive messages left on the display.
Engaging students on their well-being

Student engagement sessions were held throughout November to inform the Well-being Strategy draft, which will be later shared with the York community. Participants from both York campuses shared valuable insights on several aspects of their well-being needs.

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students attended engagement sessions throughout the month.

SCLD and various student organizations coordinated events focused on making connections. Students had the opportunity to make new friendships at the 2SLGBTQIA+ speed friending event, and learn traditional games like Mahjong and Chinese checkers at the East Asian board games night.

students participated in these events