Monthly Updates: April 2024

April 2024What's New?

Invest in Our People

Data and Analytics Community of Engagement: strategic enrolment management, data availability and use cases

OIPA's Data and Analytics Community of Engagement met for the second time to receive demonstrations of York's most common data dashboards, delivered by guest speakers from across the University. The community also viewed the new framework for strategic enrolment management.

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registrants from 21 units and Faculties heard about strategic enrolment management, data availability and use cases.

Impact the Student Journey

Empowering your academic journey: elevate your experience with Black Excellence at York University

In February, Student Recruitment & Admissions invited BE YU to share information about the resources available through the program with prospective students. Scholarships & Bursaries also presented on the different ways to access funding and awards to ensure students have financial support.

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The information shared helped students learn about what is available to them at York.
Curls and Coils: Everything Black Hair

During Black History Month, the BE YU team hosted an event where they spoke about and celebrated Black hair. Guest speaker Natasha Sheppard, CEO and Founder of Kerl Beauty Inc. and Kam's Beauty Supply, joined the conversation and donated hair products to attendees.

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Speakers highlighted their unique and personal experiences associated with hair and its relationship with the Black community and society.
Presentation for Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies

In February, Professor Beauchemin invited BE YU to the GWST 1502 6.0 class to give an overview of the program and services. Students learned about BE YU offerings, including events and workshops, which prompted some students to register for the program on the spot.

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BE YU presented an overview during the first 20 minutes of this LA&PS class – sparking inspiration.
Procrastination Awareness Week (PAW) connects students, staff and faculty from across Canada

Participants from 34 post-secondary institutions across Canada came together for PAW in March. Students benefitted from workshops, including an LSS critical thinking session, study halls, a resource library and opportunities to network with peers from across the country.

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sessions were offered throughout the week for the 500 registrants from post-secondary institutions in Canada.
Navigating Blackness in the workplace

A panel discussion, in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC), explored the empowering theme of Black voices. The three panellists shared their experiences, insights and strategies for overcoming challenges and thriving in academic and professional environments. 

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The panel included Masani Montague, managing director of Masani Productions, Muna-Udbi Abdulkadir Ali, assistant professor in EUC and Miquela (Kayla) Jones a second-year interdisciplinary student.

Create Our Future

Count Yourself In: Pathways to Post-Secondary, Access and Training

Together, ACMAPS and the TD Community Engagement Centre offered a webinar for mature and part-time students. With Partnership for Education, Apprenticeship and Training, students received guidance on their path to education and training from experts from across Toronto institutions.

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individuals registered for the event, and 465 prospective mature students attended.