The York Circle

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost associated with joining The York Circle?

At present there is no cost to join The York Circle, and events are free to attend.

Do I have to become a member in order to attend York Circle events?

The Lecture & Lunch Series is for members and their guests. To be eligible to attend these events, you must join The York Circle. To join, please complete the online membership form. Once you have joined, you will also need to RSVP for these events. Invitations will be sent to all members prior to each event, reminding you to register.

May I bring a guest to a York Circle event? Will my guest automatically become a York Circle member?

Our mission is to showcase York professors and encourage lifelong learning, so we encourage York Circle members to bring guests to our events. If you plan to bring a guest to a Lecture & Lunch event, you must register them at the time you submit your RSVP.
Your guests will not automatically become members, but can join The York Circle by completing a membership form online, or at the event they attend.

I'm a current student or faculty member but would still like to participate in York Circle events. How can I do this?

Although current students and faculty of York are not eligible to join The York Circle, they can participate in the Lecture & Lunch Series as guests of a registered member.

I would like to become a member of The York Circle but am not available for the next event. Is that ok?

Yes. You can complete your membership form at any time. Prior to each event, an invitation will be sent out to all members, asking you to RSVP for that lecture. Please ensure that you provide us with appropriate contact information when you sign up to be a member, to ensure you never miss an event notification!

What are the benefits of becoming a York Circle member?

Members of the York Circle receive a membership card (cards are mailed out four times a year, following each event). Additionally, members will receive an invitation to all York Circle lectures.

Is there an admission fee for York Circle events?

Currently, there is no admission fee for The York Circle Lecture & Lunch series, although advance registration for each event is required.

This list of FAQs doesn't answer my question. Who can I contact?

For more information you can contact Sheena Noel at or 416-736-5020.