Monthly Updates: September 2023

SeptemberWhat's New?

Reinforce Our Foundation

During Consent Action Week, community members can attend a series of educational events teaching how to communicate consent and desire to partners, managing rejection, reclaiming personal agency and feeling safe and empowered in situations that may require self-defence.

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events will be available throughout the week to promote Consent Action Week.

Impact the Student Journey

5th anniversary of the York Lions rebrand

In 2018 a new era for the Pride was born. The York Lions updated the original logo to a modernized and majestic lion. The new logo received a positive reception from students, staff, faculty and the local community. This month marks its 5th anniversary!



Check out the throwback launch video
year anniversary!
Teaching incoming students consent training

During Orientation week, the Centre hosted events with each of York’s colleges and Faculties that focused on consent to increase awareness of its importance in the community, share existing support for survivors and promote ally engagement.

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students attended across the week of events and activities.
Helping incoming students prepare for the fall

In collaboration with Student Community & Leadership Development, Learning Skills Services demystified lecture environments and introduced note-taking strategies that students practiced during a mock lecture. With their peers, students discussed how they plan to approach university learning. 

students attended York 201 in both virtual and in-person formats. Over 80% of students reported being very likely to use a note-taking strategy they learned in York 201 in their future classes.
Welcoming students to Black Excellence at York University

In August, Black Excellence at York University (BE YU) hosted an event filled with recognition, networking and inspiration for incoming students. Keynote speaker Fikayo Aderoju talked about his journey to post-secondary, and panelists shared insights about their time as students at York. 

This event reinforced our EDI commitment in the Division of Students, and made a impact on transition and the student journey for incoming Black students.
Supporting the transition of students with disabilities

Student Accessibility Services hosted Project ADVANCE, a week-long enriched transition program for incoming students with disabilities. Thirty three students attended workshops on self-advocacy, services, wellness, community involvement and career development in collaboration with campus partners.

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of participants indicated that they felt very confident about navigating York University's campus both physically and virtually as a result of attending Project ADVANCE
Welcoming new mature and transfer students

The Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Students (ACMAPS) welcomed new students during two orientation sessions in August. Students learned tips for success from current mature students, debunked myths about mature and transfer student learners and about a variety of resources on campus. 

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263 students joined Mature and Transfer Student Orientation online and 123 students attended Orientation in-person.
Supporting students with seamless service delivery and extended hours
In the first week of September, SSA ensured a seamless service delivery and coordinated with units across the University. The team extended hours of operation on Wednesdays until 6 p.m. for the first six weeks of the fall term.
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students were supported by SSA in person.