CANY's Canadian Universities Alumni Reception: Celebrating Canadian University Excellence in New York City @ Penn Club
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Along with several Canadian universities, York University is partnering with the Canadian Association of New York (CANY) to invite you to the 20th Annual Canadian Universities Alumni Reception on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6:30-9:30pm. This event will be hosted by CANY at the Penn Club of New York; CANY is excited to host this very popular event in celebration of Canadian university excellence.

Don't miss this great opportunity to meet and network with fellow Canadian university alumni in NYC. Representatives from many of Canada's universities and the Canadian Consulate in New York will also be in attendance.

Please join us for a fun evening that will provide the perfect chance to gather with friends both new and old and share fond memories of your university days back in Canada. Ticket price includes beer and wine open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres.

All Canadians and alumni of Canadian universities are welcome to attend. Alumni from sponsoring universities are eligible to register at a discounted ticket price and CANY members are eligible for a further discount on the ticket price. If you're not already a CANY member, this is a great opportunity to join! Membership is only $20/year and provides many valuable benefits:  Click Here to Register for CANY Membership.

Sponsoring Universities:
Acadia University
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
Carleton University
McMaster University
Ryerson University
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
Western University
York University
...and more schools to come!

Ticket Pricing:
Full price ticket for alumni of non-Sponsoring University – $70
Alumni of non-Sponsoring University & CANY Member – $50
Alumni of Sponsoring University – $45
Alumni of Sponsoring University & CANY Member – $35

Please note: By purchasing a discounted ticket as an alumni of a sponsoring university, your name and e-mail address will be shared with the university. Penn Club has a dress code and does not allow shorts or sneakers.

The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series - Nov. 17, 2018 @ Convention Centre - 2nd Floor, Second (New) Student Centre - Keele Campus, York University
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series is held four times a year and is open to our community of alumni and friends. Hear from four of York's leading faculty members on a wide range of interesting topics that speak to some of the key themes that define York University.

Complimentary coffee, light snacks and lunch will be provided.

To RSVP for the Nov.17 lecture series or for more information visit:

Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming lecture or to sign up to become a Member of The York Circle to keep up-to-date on future events.


2018 Bryden Alumni Awards @ Arcadian Court
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm


Early bird ticket pricing until August 31, 2018: 
$130 – Individual
$1,100 – Table of 10

Alumni and friends tickets: 
$160 – Individual
$1,300 – Table of 10

(All prices include HST. Business receipts will be issued)

Corporate tables can be purchased for $1,500. For more information about
sponsorship opportunities please contact Melanie McLean at

Unable to attend this year? Send us your regrets here.

Call for nominations
Nominations for the 2018 Bryden Alumni Awards are still being accepted
until Monday, April 30, 2018. Know someone you'd like to nominate for a
Bryden Alumni Award? Visit here for the nomination form.

Human Rights in Practice: Protecting children in conflict and post-conflict situations @ IKB 1003 Osgoode Hall Law School
Nov 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

York graduate Pernille Ironside (JD ’99) has been working for the United Nations for the past 16 years protecting children and delivering humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable in countries as diverse as Iraq, State of Palestine (Gaza), Yemen, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nepal, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, for which she has received numerous commendations. She currently serves as UNICEF’s Deputy Representative in Nigeria. Ms. Ironside will be in Toronto as this year’s recipient of York University’s Tentanda Via alumni award, and will give a talk on campus about how her interest in social justice and human rights led her to work in conflict zones and natural disasters around the world, protecting children and women.

Please RSVP via the MachForm link.

50th Anniversary - Department of Theatre @ Joseph G. Green Theatre York University
Nov 24 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Department of Theatre at York University turns 50 this year! Please join students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other guests in celebrating this exciting milestone in our department's history.

The event is free for all. Snacks and other nibblies will be served. Cash bar.

Revellers are welcome to come early and attend the final matinee performance of David Yee's rochdale directed by Nina Lee Aquino, starting at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and are on sale now. For more, please see or email

York U Scholars Hub at Vaughan Public Libraries Speakers Series @ Civic Centre Resource Library
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Vaughan Public Library 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 will feature talks and expertise from professionals in the Faculties of Science and Health with subject matter around psychology, exercise, astronomy and biology.

Space for each talk is limited. Refreshments are provided.

Nov. 27, 2018 | How Memory Changes With Age
Shayna Rosenbaum (Professor and York Research Chair, Department of Psychology and Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) Program)

Episodic memory is our internal record of the past events in our lives. Episodic memory decline is prominent in healthy aging and in age-related brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, that affect the functioning of a brain structure called the hippocampus. Difficulties remembering the details of past personal events directly limit one’s ability to function in everyday life. Recent research shows further that people who are unable to remember past events often have difficulties imagining or “pre-experiencing” future events. Does this imply that people with episodic loss are confined to the “here and now”? Can one make important decisions about how one’s life should go or about which actions one should take when one is unable to remember past or imagine future personal experiences? Using patient and brain imaging methods, we have demonstrated that while episodic memory and future imagining are affected in healthy and unhealthy aging, other time-related decisions remain unchanged with age. These findings help to predict what individuals experiencing episodic memory decline can and cannot accomplish in their daily lives and are being used to guide clinical interventions.

The Nov. 27 talk is now FULL.

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.

2018 Dr. Eric Jackman Lecture on Youth Homelessness @ Novotel Toronto Mississauga Hotel
Dec 4 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
ACU Holiday Celebration @ Oyamel Restaurant
Dec 8 @ 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Join fellow alumni from Canadian Universities for a lovely afternoon brunch hosted by All Canada Universities (ACU) in Washington, D.C.  Eat, drink, mix and mingle and enjoy creative Mexican tapas & street food while expanding your network.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

12:15PM - 3PM

Oyamel Restaurant
401 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

$35.00 US per person (covers food, tax, gratuity)

For more information, please contact the Chair of ACU/York University Alumni Chapter President, Deepak Malhotra at