York University’s Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (The Centre) will be hosting Therapeutic Conditions: Racial Trauma with BIPOC Communities on February 26 (Friday) from 12noon to 1.30pm featuring Dwayne Brown and Joseph Smith of Generation Chosen.
Moving beyond celebration, Black History Month is a time wherein we should all begin to reflect on the psycho-social implications of inequity. This 90-minute session will involve transparent and authentic conversations about Racial Trauma, Microaggressions, PTSS, Impostor Syndrome and the deplorable state of mental health amongst members of the Black community. Through exploring the historical antecedents to this issue and engaging with the contemporary problems that encourage it, we will think through the institutional mechanisms that need to be crafted in order to show up for those who are most vulnerable and in need.
View registration link for full details and guest speaker bios
The York Federation of Students is excited to invite you all to our Anti-Black Racism Town Hall.
Join us Friday February 26th at 4:00 pm as we continue the conversation around anti-Black racism at York University. During this Town Hall, we will hear from Kien Azinwi, Prof. Andrea Davis, Fardosa Warsame and Amina Arigbabu about the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism at York University and within our communities.
York University President Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek will also be present to speak on the progress that York University has made on the Anti-Black Racism Framework. In this Town Hall, folks will also discuss all the work that is still left to be done in combating racism on our campuses. Students and community members will have the opportunity to speak to the importance of incorporating the anti-Black racism demands we released earlier in the year into the broader Anti-Black Racism Framework.
We encourage York University students to attend this town hall and voice your opinions and experiences on the issues that continue to plague our community.
If you have any questions or require accessibility accommodations please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS STUDENT INITIATIVE FUND IS NOW LIVE! – Deadline for Proposals is February 28, 2021 at 11:59pm
Student Counselling, Health & Well-being is happy to announce that the Mental Health & Wellness Student Initiative Fund is now live! This fund aims to support innovative and inclusive student-led initiatives that promote a healthy, inclusive and supportive environment that fosters mental health and well-being among members of the York student community. The deadline for proposals is February 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Additional information including how to apply can be found here.
(Please note: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has ended, students can find more information regarding transitioning to new benefits here.)
Our Active Bystander program aims to educate our community members about what sexual violence is, how to support someone, and how to empower individuals and refer them to resources. As an active bystander, you can help decrease these barriers for survivors to report an incident or reach out for support by contributing to a culture that takes the issue seriously and aims to prevent additional violence from occurring.
Facilitated by Peer Facilitators from The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (The Centre)
A webinar in partnership with the Career Centre
Do you consider yourself a mature student? Are you looking for ways to transform your resume and cover letter? Join us for an online mature student session to learn more about resume and cover letter writing and ask any questions you may have.
Register at careers.yorku.ca/experienceyork
Student Counselling, Health & Well-Being (SCHWB)
Students are warmly invited to our weekly drop-in support group – a confidential space to meet, share stories, feel connected and feel supported.
Topics covered include coming out, gender and sexuality, finding safe spaces on campus and beyond, managing stress, connecting during COVID19, self-care, and much more…
The group is facilitated by counsellors who identify within the LGBTQ2S+ community. We meet every Tuesday. No registration is needed.
To join the next session or for more information please contact:
our SCHWB email inbox at email@example.com
Please note: Tuesday December 15, 2020 will be the last meet before the break then we’re back on Tuesday January 12th, 2021.
Please join ACMAPS and experience a warm and inviting virtual atmosphere where you can meet a mature student peer mentor and connect with other mature students on campus.
The session is 1-hour long, informal and conducted via Zoom by a peer mentor. The virtual café hour sessions are meant to create a sense of connection & engagement for our mature students, during these unprecedented times. Drop-ins are welcome.
Meeting ID: 945 9241 3398
Join Learning Skills Services and ACMAPS to learn more about effective strategies for studying and completing coursework remotely. This workshop will include discussion and tips around how to balance school and family responsibilities.
Register for this workshop: https://bit.ly/3kfa8nj
Please note that you must register with a York U email address. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop.
Movie Synopsis: Is the crown at war with us? by Alanis Obonsawin
In this feature-length documentary by Alanis Obomsawin, it’s the summer of 2000 and the country watches in disbelief as federal fisheries wage war on the Mi’kmaq fishermen of Burnt Church, New Brunswick. Why would officials of the Canadian government attack citizens for exercising rights that had been affirmed by the highest court in the land? Casting her cinematic and intellectual nets into history to provide context, Obomsawin delineates the complex roots of the conflict with passion and clarity, building a persuasive defence of the Mi’kmaq position.
For more details please refer to the registration link.
The meditation sessions are facilitated by a psychologist, Scott Pope from Student Counselling Development. These sessions will help you to de-stress, decrease loneliness and increase positivity.
We hope you can take some time and join us via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 983 1083 0011