Monthly Updates: January 2024

JanuaryWhat's New?

Invest in Our People

In November, OUR staff had the opportunity to learn about embedding DEDI into their work. Colleagues from Community, Supports and Services shared equity-informed student services, and staff discussed key initiatives through themes from York's DEDI strategy.  

staff members participated in the recent Learning Day.

Reinforce Our Foundation

During the week of January 22, the Centre will host several events to educate and empower York community members. Explore mindfulness sessions, writing letters of love to survivors, a riveting talk with the esteemed queer Pakistani Canadian Samra Habib, a Wen-Do self-defence class and more.

Learn more about these events
These events aim to raise awareness about the issues surrounding consent, empower community members to advocate for themselves and others, disrupt myths and share survivor stories.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

During the annual global campaign against gender-based violence, a variety of workshops were held at York. Topics included healthy relationships, misogynoir awareness, empowering student-athletes to advocate against violence against women, children and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and more.

Learn more
York community members were reached.

Impact the Student Journey

In November, the BE YU team and mentees came together for a day filled with fun and laughter at the first social event of the term, Tea, Tunes & Talks, held at EUC’s Black Community Space. BE YU thanks EUC for the hospitality, as this has sparked a future partnership with more events to come.

Check out the Black Community Space
This event highlighted how BE YU has impacted the student journey, allowed mentees to see their mentors outside of the office environment and strengthened their relationships.
Transfer students get customized transitional support at Winter Orientation

On January 5, Transfer Credit, LA&PS Advising and ACMAPS came together to welcome newly admitted transfer students and support them with their transition to York. This session provided an understanding of transfer credit assessment and tips on academic success.

Explore upcoming ACMAPS events
Students showed interest in engaging with campus services after attending the event, with one participant stating "This was a great session!"

Student Accessibility Services began hosting therapy dog afternoons to support students' well-being during stressful fall term periods. These sessions allowed registrants to de-stress while spending time with a furry friend.

students attended and met Lucy, the therapy dog.