Monthly Updates: June 2023

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Impact the Student Journey

Lions Cup raises money to support student athletes

Athletics & Recreation raised $154,000 for scholarships at the 20th annual Lions Cup Golf Tournament, presented by TD Insurance. Nearly 100 golfers gathered at Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ont., achieving the goal of providing financial assistance to student-athletes.

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raised to support student athletes at the 20th annual Lions Cup Golf Tournament.
Providing inclusive career programming: Classrooms to Careers for Students with Disabilities

In partnership with Student Accessibility Services, the Career Centre hosted the annual Classrooms to Careers for Students with Disabilities webinar series. This series equips students with knowledge to ensure a smooth transition into professional world.

Featured topics in this webinar series include: how to make career decisions and disability disclosures in the workplace.
New food security website providing resources and supports for students

The food insecurity roundtable launched a food resources website with a list of resources across York’s campuses. The website was created to increase awareness of supports as York’s 2022 Canadian Campus Well-being Survey data identified food security as a challenge for York students.

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Early efforts toward creating a learning skills eClass

Learning Skills Services (LSS) sponsored a community-based project with the EDST 4999 course, providing students an opportunity to gain practical experience in the education sector. Students created an interactive, asynchronous "playground" eClass that will be used later to develop an LSS eClass.

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Improving the Letters of Accommodation process for students

Since launching the Letters of Accommodation (LOA) portal in 2021, students have experienced a more seamless and accessible process with more than 25,000 letters delivered during the school terms. Prior to 2021, students were responsible for providing each of their professors with their LOAs.

Letter of Accommodations delivered through the portal: Fall/Winter 2021/22 = 28,517 and Fall/Winter 2022/23 = 29,308
Lions spotlights in celebration of Asian Heritage Month

Student-athletes and coaches of Asian descent were promoted by Athletics & Recreation in May. Students and coaches answered questions about Asian Heritage Month and what it means to them, which were published on the York Lions social media channels.

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York Lions are proud of the exceptional Asian student-athletes and coaches who are part of the varsity community.