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25
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Holocaust Education Week | Hillel York Tickets
Jan 25 – Jan 29 all-day

Register for Holocaust Education Week

Use the registration link to register for any of the events below:

January 25 5PM –  Non Jewish Women leaders during the Holocaust

Women leaders during the Holocaust, with a focus on non Jewish Women. In this event, we will explore 5 different, non Jewish Women who had an impact during the holocaust. We will focus on women who saved Jews, who worked around the system, who fought for what they believed was right, and so on.

January 26 8PM-  Conversation with the accountant of Auschwitz producers 

A panel with the producer Mathew, of the movie ‘The Accountant of Auschwitz’. In this panel, we will have a conversation with Mathew about the movie, motives, why they chose to make this movie and use this story, what they hope to see in the future, and so on. This event will be lead by one of our students, as well as a York PHD student who researches the Holocaust, to provide some historical connection and background.

January 27 7PM – An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Hedy Bohm

We are bringing the survivor Hedy Bohm to tell her story. In the movie, The Accountant of Auschwitz, Hedy plays a character (not herself), drawing a connection between events. This event is taking place with Rayerson and UOFT, with three students leading – one from each campus.

January 28 6PM – Cooking a Memory

In this event, I will share my grandparents’ story (as my grandmother passed recently, it only feels right to share her story through the food she and I would eat together every Shabbat). I would like to send out the list of ingredients in an email to those who sign up. This event is intended for families (under COVID guidelines).

January 29 12PM- Leadership in Youth during the Holocaust

In this event, we will explore the various leadership skills of the youth during the Holocaust (ages ranging from 18-22). We intend to use movie clips, stories and diaries to illustrate and teach leadership skills. Using those aids, we intend to learn and understand what built these individuals up as leaders, and what qualities they held.

Holocaust Education Week | Hillel York Tickets
Jan 25 – Jan 29 all-day

Register for Holocaust Education Week

Use the registration link to register for any of the events below:

January 25 5PM –  Non Jewish Women leaders during the Holocaust

Women leaders during the Holocaust, with a focus on non Jewish Women. In this event, we will explore 5 different, non Jewish Women who had an impact during the holocaust. We will focus on women who saved Jews, who worked around the system, who fought for what they believed was right, and so on.

January 26 8PM-  Conversation with the accountant of Auschwitz producers 

A panel with the producer Mathew, of the movie ‘The Accountant of Auschwitz’. In this panel, we will have a conversation with Mathew about the movie, motives, why they chose to make this movie and use this story, what they hope to see in the future, and so on. This event will be lead by one of our students, as well as a York PHD student who researches the Holocaust, to provide some historical connection and background.

January 27 7PM – An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Hedy Bohm

We are bringing the survivor Hedy Bohm to tell her story. In the movie, The Accountant of Auschwitz, Hedy plays a character (not herself), drawing a connection between events. This event is taking place with Rayerson and UOFT, with three students leading – one from each campus.

January 28 6PM – Cooking a Memory

In this event, I will share my grandparents’ story (as my grandmother passed recently, it only feels right to share her story through the food she and I would eat together every Shabbat). I would like to send out the list of ingredients in an email to those who sign up. This event is intended for families (under COVID guidelines).

January 29 12PM- Leadership in Youth during the Holocaust

In this event, we will explore the various leadership skills of the youth during the Holocaust (ages ranging from 18-22). We intend to use movie clips, stories and diaries to illustrate and teach leadership skills. Using those aids, we intend to learn and understand what built these individuals up as leaders, and what qualities they held.

Jan
27
Wed
Hatha Yoga & Meditation Class – Bell Let’s Talk Event Tickets
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hatha Yoga & Meditation Class - Bell Let's Talk Event @ Live on Zoom

This event is a part of Athletics & Recreation’s Bell Let’s Talk week and in collaboration with Jack.org YorkU Chapter and Peace by PEACE.

Join Athletics & Recreation in an all-levels Vinyasa session to help support your self-care routine to prioritize student mental health. This medium intensity session will involve a flowing style class to deepen your understanding of postures, breathing, and relaxation to strengthen the body and to reduce stress. Link movement with breathing to help guide your body into a moving meditation to allow for deeper presence and confidence on and off the mat.
Register today at reconline.yorkulions.ca!

Indigenous Circle Movie Time: Donna’s Story Tickets
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register for Indigenous Circle Movie Time: Donna’s Story

Movie Synopsis: Donna’s Story by Doug Cuthand
This intimate documentary paints a portrait of one Cree woman who left life on the streets to re-emerge as a powerful voice counseling Indigenous adults and youth about abuse and addiction. Raised in foster homes and caught up in drugs and prostitution by the age of 13, Donna Gamble shares her exhilarating and tumultuous journey and what motivated her to turn her life around. Together with her mother and daughters, Donna is working to shatter the cycle of addiction that has plagued their family for generations.

SPECIAL WARNING
The film contains sensitive references such as child abuse behaviours, sexual abuse references, drug addiction issues, and suicidal references. We will take pauses at specific parts of the film to address them, perform small debriefing reflections and check on participants’ reactions. We invite attendees to reach the facilitator, Calumet & Stong Colleges resources, or any of York University resources to receive additional support if needed.

Indigenous Circle Movie Time: Donna’s Story Tickets
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register for Indigenous Circle Movie Time: Donna’s Story

Movie Synopsis: Donna’s Story by Doug Cuthand
This intimate documentary paints a portrait of one Cree woman who left life on the streets to re-emerge as a powerful voice counseling Indigenous adults and youth about abuse and addiction. Raised in foster homes and caught up in drugs and prostitution by the age of 13, Donna Gamble shares her exhilarating and tumultuous journey and what motivated her to turn her life around. Together with her mother and daughters, Donna is working to shatter the cycle of addiction that has plagued their family for generations.

SPECIAL WARNING
The film contains sensitive references such as child abuse behaviours, sexual abuse references, drug addiction issues, and suicidal references. We will take pauses at specific parts of the film to address them, perform small debriefing reflections and check on participants’ reactions. We invite attendees to reach the facilitator, Calumet & Stong Colleges resources, or any of York University resources to receive additional support if needed.

Jan
28
Thu
How Entrepreneurs Overcome Adversity Tickets
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This lunchtime webinar brings together successful entrepreneurs who have graduated from York University. These alumni will talk about their entrepreneurship journey, and specifically how one overcomes adversities including financing a start-up, time management, and even navigating a pandemic. Join us as we discuss their path to success and hear valuable advice. Hosted by Associate Dean, Programs, Sean Kheraj. Includes Q&A session.

Panelists:

Anil Taneja

· Anil Taneja, Commerce 2010, Managing Director at Palm Holdings

Taneja is the managing director of an institutional grade real estate portfolio with a specialization in Hotels. His day to day responsibilities include managing the strategic direction of the company’s management services division, Palm Hospitality, and construction division, Palm Construction. Taneja is the current president and board member and trustee for Trinity Hotels inc. and board member and finance chair of Young Presidents Organization Toronto. He is also the founding member of the Palm Holdings Family Foundation and is recognized by KPMG and Globe and Mail as One of Canadas Top Entrepreneurs (2016). Taneja is also the winner of IHG’s developer of the year (2016) and Marriott developer of the year (2015).

· Matt Golden, BA, Economics 1992, Founder and Managing Partner at Golden Ventures

Matt Golden

Golden is the founder and managing partner of Golden Ventures, a leading seed stage venture capital fund based in Toronto and investing across North America. Golden is an experienced entrepreneur and venture capitalist and has been engaged in all aspects of building and guiding disruptive companies from their very early stages.

Golden was previously a partner at the BlackBerry Partners Fund and the director of new ventures at Brightspark Ventures. From 2001-2008, Golden was a co-founder of Tira Wireless, a mobile games publisher, and content deployment technology and services provider. Prior to entering the startup world, Golden was a lawyer for Osler, one of Canada’s premier law firms.

· Noora Sharrab, BA, Political Science 2007 and MA, Political Science 2010, Co-Founder and CEO at Sitti Social Enterprise

Noora Sharrab

Sharrab obtained her BA and master’s degree in political science with a specialization in refugee and forced migration studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. She co-founded an NGO in 2009 called Hopes for Women in Education (hopesforwomen.org) to provide higher-education scholarships, skills training, and online language development (via Banaat Connect – banaatconnect.org) in the process. She worked for several years with United Nations agencies in Jordan focusing on education, international development, and relief services. Her active role in working with the refugee communities in Jordan pushed her towards fundraising and building a Women’s Centre in the Gaza Refugee Camp in Jerash, Jordan, which currently employs over 16 full-time refugee women in the process, has trained and worked with over hundreds of refugees and served over 1,000 refugees locally in the community in the process. In 2013, Sharrab partnered with Jacqueline Sofia to establish a social enterprise, Sitti Social Enterprise Ltd. (www.sittisoap.com) with the purpose to empower refugee women through employment and to help enhance their opportunity to become financially independent and self-sustainable.

Richard Reiner

· Richard Reiner, PhD, Philosophy 1993, Founding Partner at CC Stratus Capital

Reiner is a serial entrepreneur and company builder, active as an executive, investor, advisor, and board member. He is currently executive chair of dfuse Platform, a leading blockchain company; executive chair of Fluent.ai, a speech AI company; and Chair of Cybeats, an IoT security company. He was previously chief technology officer – safe identity, in Intel’s Security Group. He was president of PasswordBox, the leading digital identity company, leading up to the company’s acquisition by Intel. He was chairman and CEO of Enomaly, a global leader in cloud computing, until Enomaly’s acquisition in 2011; and was the founder, CEO, and CTO of Assurent, a cybersecurity company (acquired in 2006).

· Sharon Zohar, BA, English 1993, CEO/Founder at The Big Push

Sharon Zohar

Zohar is a serial entrepreneur and investor with more than twenty years’ experience founding, investing, advising, and operating technology, internet, and digital media companies. She is driven by her passion to identify new innovative technologies and business models that have the potential to disrupt traditional markets and are designed to improve the human condition. As founder and CEO of the Big Push, a business accelerator for women entrepreneurs, Zohar has developed a unique “Service for Equity” business model dedicated to accelerating the growth of women-led start-ups and preparing them for Series A financing. She leads a diverse group of professionals with years of experience in the areas of finance, design, law, technology, research, sales, and marketing dedicated to supplementing women founders’ own expertise during the critical startup phase.

All welcome to attend! To register, click here.

Let’s Talk Academic Advising! Tickets
Jan 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Are you an International Student who wants to succeed in your academics at York U? Unsure about how academic advising can help you? Do you have questions about credits, courses, student services, faculties and more?  Well, you’re in luck   this Academic Advising event was made for you! You can get all your questions answered, and learn how to get the support you need. Pick a date that works with your schedule! 

Date: January 27 or 28, 2021

Time: 8:30 – 10:00am ET

*Once your register, a Zoom link will be sent to your email

Event Details

Topics we will cover: 

  • What is an academic advisor? How can they help? 
  • Student resources to guide you
  • Degree progress report
  • Changing majors/minors or adding majors/minors
  • Course selection, programs requirements, transfer credits, etc. 
  • How to be successful @ York!

We will be joined by advisors from different faculties across York University. Including:

  • The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD)
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change
  • Glendon
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
  • Faculty of Science
Academic Advising helps you make informed decisions about your academic pathway as you progress through your program.


You can find help with the following:

  • program and degree requirements;
  • degree options: major, minor, certificates;
  • understanding your grade report and academic standing;
  • the petition process;
  • understanding Faculty legislation and policies;
  • Peer Mentoring and study groups; and
  • information and referrals to academic and campus services and resources.

For more information, visit the website: https://advising.students.yorku.ca/ 

1. Bring your questions

The academic advisors are here to help you be successful. Here are a few questions and topics you might have:

  • How does adding or dropping a course impact my academic progress?
  • How can I change my major/minor?
  • How can I add a major or minor to my degree?
  • What are my degree requirements?
  • What is a degree progress report?
  • How do degree transfer credits work?
  • What certificates are available to enhance my studies?
  • I’m not doing well in a class, are there any resources to help me get back on track? 

2. Set up your space

Test your Zoom features, and view this document for best Zoom practices


3. Practice attentive listening

Even if you do not have questions, feel free to join and listen to what other people are asking! You never know, they might ask a question that you never even thought of, and is helpful to you. 


4. Invite your friends!

 

 

On the Job Success (Webinar) Tickets
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

** PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE WEBINAR **

Learn how to create great first impressions and what to expect the first few days on the job, how to increase your chances of workplace success, how to communicate assertively and handle difficult situations effectively.

Registration is required. Click here to register on Experience York.

How Entrepreneurs Overcome Adversity Tickets
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
How Entrepreneurs Overcome Adversity @ Online

Five successful York grads will talk about their entrepreneurship journey, and specifically how one overcomes adversities including financing a start-up, time management, and even navigating a pandemic. Panelists include: Anil Taneja, managing director at Palm Holdings; Matt Golden, founder and managing partner at Golden Ventures; Noora Sharrab, co-founder and CEO at Sitti Social Enterprise; Richard Reiner, founding partner at CC Stratus Capital; and Sharon Zohar, CEO/founder at The Big Push.

Hosted by Associate Dean, Programs, Sean Kheraj. Includes Q&A session.

Virtual Career Lounge Tickets
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Our Career Peer Educators will be available at the virtual career lounge to help with any career-related questions!
No appointment required.

Meeting password is required to join this zoom meeting! Access the meeting password from your student/new grad welcome dashboard on Experience York .

Experience York Welcome Dashboard Screenshot

You can get help with:

  • Resumé & Cover Letters
  • Job Searching & Networking
  • Interview Skills & Preparation
  • LinkedIn: Building a Profile & Job Searching
  • Exploring What You Can do With Your Degree
  • Resources at the Career Centre and on Campus
  • Navigating the Career Centre Website
  • Any other career questions you have!

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