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Mar
26
Tue
York U Scholars Hub at Vaughan Public Libraries Speakers Series @ Civic Centre Resource Library
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Vaughan Public Libraries and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnership brings some of York’s top academic minds to Vaughan.

The series, titled "Environmental Changes," will feature talks and expertise from the Faculty of Environmental Studies, celebrating their 50th anniversary.

COST: FREE BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 
Space for each talk is limited. Refreshments are provided.


Mar. 26, 2019 | Teaching Sex Ed: A View From Ontario’s Teachers
Sarah Flicker (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies)

Ontario parents are widely in favour of integrating sexual health and human development topics into the provincial curriculum. Ontario students want opportunities to be more involved in their sexual health learning in schools. Health teachers shoulder the responsibility of responding to the diversity of students’ experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives in ways that are inclusive and informative. In this presentation, we will review the evidence for comprehensive sexual education in schools, what Ontario students say they want and how teachers are responding in the midst of controversy and policy change.


This unique partnership is part of York University’s goals for community engagement and reputation-building, with a unique collaboration that invites alumni, students and their families, and the public to engage in meaningful talks and discussions.

Mar
28
Thu
Red & White Day @ Various locations at Keele and Glendon campuses
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Join us in celebrating York pride and our diverse community! Red & White Day is an opportunity for York students, faculty and staff to show their York pride. This day provides the community with a chance to celebrate York’s achievements. Community members are encouraged to wear their York U gear and University colours.

Get involved in one of the following activities:

  • Bookstore sale
  • Faculty & Staff Alumni Breakfast
  • residence lobby decorations
  • student club activities
  • button making and giveaways
  • #YUSpirit Photo Contest
  • Spirit Rally in the Student Centre
  • food trucks
  • Faculty & Staff Spirit Challenge
  • Stress Buster Carnival and Arcade
  • and more!

Visit redandwhite.info.yorku.ca for the full schedule of events, promotions, contests and more.

York U Campus Alumni & Donor Breakfast @ Helliwell Centre, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

On March 28, we are celebrating York’s 60th anniversary during Red & White Day across our campuses. Join us at the York U Campus Alumni & Donor Breakfast that will be held at the Keele campus. Mark the occasion and start the day off right by enjoying some delicious food while meeting other proud York colleagues.

We are pleased that President & Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton will join us for this important celebration of a major milestone. Be sure to catch President Lenton as she shares in our celebration of our York alumni and communities, and their important contributions to York over the past six decades. Also, try your luck at some York trivia – you might just win a prize!

Reserve your spot to attend the Campus Alumni & Donor Breakfast by March 25, 2019.

This is a free event, but a reservation is required

LaunchYU Speaker Series: From Digital to Physical @ Second Student Centre-Convention Centre 2nd Floor, York University
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

LaunchYU has partnered with York University's Divison of Advancement to bring you the LaunchYU Speaker Series; a series featuring top York University alumni entrepreneurs. Each part of the series will aim to capture the real stories, challenges, successes and failures that they have encountered in their journeys.

These talks are meant to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE, and EDUCATE the audience on the realities of launching a startup in today’s world.

The session on March, 28 will feature guest speaker Drew Green (BA '97), Founder & CEO of INDOCHINO.

Registration is required for this event: http://launchyu.ca/events


Drew Green
Founder & CEO, INDOCHINO

Drew has built one of the world's fastest growing apparel brands: INDOCHINO. As an award-winning entrepreneur and expert in managing high-growth companies, Drew has grown the company at a compound annual growth rate of 48% and expanded its retail network across North America. Prior to INDOCHINO, Drew founded and was CEO of SHOP.CA, Canada’s first multi-merchant marketplace. Throughout his career, Drew has played key leadership roles at companies that have created billions in shareholder value. A sought after technology, e-commerce and retail expert, Drew has presented to hundreds of thousands of industry peers, leaders, students and entrepreneurs through events, conferences and educational forums. Drew has been acknowledged throughout his career as a Top 40 Under 40, Innovation in Retail award winner by the University of Alberta, and recognized as EY Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year category winner.

Apr
5
Fri
CRAM: The Free Learning Festival @ York University
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

On April 5, 2019, four universities will open their doors to give curious minds from across the city a chance to discover the unexpected ideas revolutionizing the way we think, live and work. Over the course of one evening, CRAM will feature 30+ free events, where attendees can move between four university campuses: York University, OCAD University, Ryerson University and University of Toronto.

Each presentation will last approximately 25 minutes in length with Q&A

Cost: FREE but registration is required

Partners: OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University (CRAM events will take place at various locations across four university campuses)

How does CRAM work?
CRAM will feature innovative ways of engaging audiences in academic research using out-of-the-box techniques. These can include interactive demos, immersive experiences, an array of multimedia and the use of devices such as drones. This will help make big and potentially complex ideas easily digestible and more fun for everyone. Each university will host an event every hour that explores a diverse, multidisciplinary range of topics. Each event will be 25 minutes or less in length. Participants are encouraged to travel between the schools, exploring topics of greatest interest to them.

To learn more, please visit www.cramtoronto.com.

Apr
11
Thu
York U Scholars Hub at Markham Public Library Speakers Series @ Markham Village Library
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Markham Public Library and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnership brings some of York’s top academic minds to York Region.

The winter 2018 series, titled "School of Thought," features talks by academics and researchers from the faculties of Health, Science, LA&PS, Osgoode and Schulich.

COST: FREE BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 
Space for each talk is limited. Refreshments are provided.

Apr. 11, 2019 | Exercise And The Heart: What Every Sports Buff Should Know
Peter Backx (Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Science)

We all know exercise is good for the mind and body. Recent studies have found a link between endurance sports and atrial fibrillation, the most common electrical disturbance (i.e. arrhythmia) affecting the upper chambers of the heart whose incidence is reaching epidemic levels. Exer-cise’s association with atrial fibrillation is unexpected because this condition is more commonly associated with aging, heart disease and general poor cardiovascular health. Our mouse models reveal that endurance exercise causes atrial alterations resembling closely changes seen in atrial fibrillation patients and are thereby providing us with novel approaches for treating and preventing this cardiac arrhythmia.

This unique partnership is part of York University’s goals for community engagement and reputation-building, with a unique collaboration that invites alumni, students and their families, and the public to engage in meaningful talks and discussions.

May
9
Thu
York University Night at Come From Away in London, UK
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical and Canada's treasure arrives in London — and now you can be part of it!

On Thursday, May 9, join York University for an exclusive evening to see the award-winning musical Come From Away during its run in the West End at London's Phoenix Theatre.

Created and written by York University alumni David Hein (BFA ’97) and Irene Sankoff (BA ’99), and co-produced by Natalie Bartello (BFA ’04), Come From Away continues to take audiences by storm and was recently nominated for nine Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. Watch David and Irene talk with us about the making of Come From Away.

Thursday, May 9, 2019
5:30 - 7pm |
Pre-Show Reception & Ticket Pick-Up — Foyles - Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT
7:30 - 9pm | 
Performance — Phoenix Theatre,Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
9 - 9:30pm | 
Meet Select Actors at our Exclusive Talk-Back

Cost for this entire Program is $110 CAD (approx. £60) per person

Limited tickets available and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Get your tickets before this unique evening sells out!