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How will the CUPE 3903 labour disruption affect students?

The University remains open and the Summer term has begun. We are continuing to provide as many services as possible.

The University expects that all full-time faculty will carry out their duties and responsibilities at the normal times and places scheduled.

As of June 19, CUPE 3303 Unit 2 Contract Faculty returned to work and course completion plans for resumed Fall/Winter 2017-2018 and Winter 2018 courses are underway.

How will I receive information and updates during the labour disruption?

During the labour disruption, the University will send information to all students by email and post FAQ updates on this website. The Labour Update website will be the authoritative source of information. The frequently asked questions (FAQ) section provides the most up-to-date and accurate information about the labour disruption. CUPE will also update their website.

Who can I contact if I have Faculty-specific questions (for example, programs and degree requirements, course completion and course relief options, course status, etc.)?

If you have Faculty-specific questions about your program, degree requirements, course completion options, etc, please contact your Faculty representative listed below.

Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Office of Advising and Integrated Student Services

Laura Crane
416-736-2100, ext. 20053

Environmental Studies
(416) 736-5252

(416) 487-6715

Associate Dean for Students
Parissa Safai
416-736-2100, ext. 20896

Lassonde School of Engineering
(416) 650-8215

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Osgoode Hall Law School
Assistant Dean, Students Mya Rimon
Associate Dean (Students) Benjamin Berger

Schulich School of Business
Student & Enrolment Services
(416) 736-5303

Student Academic Services

What are York students’ academic rights during the labour disruption?

York University Senate policy outlines the rights and responsibilities of students during a strike and provides students with the choice not to participate in their academic activities. For those making this choice, it provides immunity from penalty, reasonable alternative access to materials covered during their absence and reasonable extensions of deadlines. These rights do not relieve the student of the responsibility for mastering materials covered, nor guarantees students the same learning experience that they would have received.

In particular, section 2 of the Policy states:

2.1 Academic Integrity

In the event of a Disruption, the primary obligation of Senate is to ensure the academic integrity of all programmes. No dilution of standards normally expected of students should be permitted and there should be as little diminution as possible in the instructional or supervisory support given to students.

2.2 Fairness to Students

2.2.1 Students who do not participate in academic activities because:

  1. a) they are unable to do so owing to a Disruption, or
  2. b) they choose not to participate in academic activities owing to a strike or lock-out on campus

entitled to immunity from penalty, to reasonable alternative access to materials covered in their absence, to reasonable extensions of deadlines and to such other remedy as Senate deems necessary and consistent with the principle of academic integrity.

2.2.2 Such remedies shall not alter the academic standards associated with the missed activity, nor shall it relieve the student of the responsibility for mastering materials covered.

2.2.3 The availability of a remedy under this policy does not guarantee students the same learning experience that they would have received in the absence of a Disruption.

How long could this labour disruption last?

The University is committed to reaching an agreement with all CUPE 3903 units. Visit this website for the most up-to-date and accurate information about the labour disruption.

I’m a parent and I’m concerned about the academic impact on my child. Who can I discuss this with?

If you have questions or concerns about the impact of the situation on your child’s learning experience, please contact the VP Students, Lucy Fromowitz, at

Will my course Moodle sites remain operative during the disruption?

Moodle will remain operative throughout the labour disruption.