The Graduate Peer Support group is a drop-in space for building mutual support between people who have common, or related, lived experiences. The peer support facilitator provides emotional and social support to group members. Peer support considers the wellness of the whole person and focuses on health and recovery rather than ‘disability’, to assist people […]
Dear Members: We have learned that a graduate student was struck by a vehicle last night near Sentinel and Assiniboine on the Keele Campus, and sadly she passed away hours after the accident. At this time we do not know the identity of the student, but we will share more information once it is made […]
Brazilian educator Paulo Freire famously cautioned against the “banking” model of education. By that he meant a way of thinking about education akin to someone making a deposit to the bank, “in which the students are the depositories and the teacher is the depositor”. But if “banking” is a metaphor that is dangerous for education, […]
The Cross-Campus Alliance at York University sends its solidarity to the 12,000 members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)’s College Academic Division who are currently in bargaining with their employer, College Employer Council. Over the past two decades, we have witnessed a rise in the number of precarious contract faculty positions in both […]
This week you may have received an e-mail from Fahim Quadir, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), about printing support for York University graduate students. FGS refers to a past agreement between YUGSA, FGS and York Libraries to phase out the $300 printing allocation. This is very misleading. In Fall 2013, the […]
We have a new Health plan provider this fall! For full details on how to opt-in and opt-out, plan options, and how to make claims, visit the YUGSA Health plan information page. The Fall Opt-In Deadline is Oct 22nd, 2017. Once you have opted-in, please visit WeSpeakStudent.com to select your plan.