What are York students’ academic rights during the strike?
The York University Senate has developed a policy outlining the rights and responsibilities of students during a strike. Click here to review the York University Senate policy.
Do graduate courses continue to meet during the labour disruption?
For more information regarding courses, it is important for graduate students to connect with their Graduate Program Assistant, as each Faculty may have different procedures during a labour disruption. You can also contact Mario Verrilli, Executive Officer in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at email@example.com for further assistance.
For the Glendon Campus, you can contact the Office of the Associate Principal, Research & Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m a graduate student. Am I able to continue with my research during the labour disruption?
Graduate students who wish to continue their research and can achieve that if academic activities are suspended may do so.
I am planning to defend my thesis or dissertation. Will my defence proceed as planned?
If you have a defence already scheduled, it will proceed as planned. If this presents difficulties for you, please contact email@example.com to discuss postponement or relocation of the meeting space.
I am a graduate student. I am concerned about completing my studies and experiencing stress. Is there anyone I can talk to about challenges I may be facing during the labour disruption?
GradConnect Wellness Services provides a professional and supportive environment in which students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies can discuss any challenges you may be having during the labour disruption. Students can use GradConnect Wellness Services to access Wellness Consultations, workshops and resources. For more information, please contact Sarah Irwin-Gardner, Manager, Graduate Student Wellness Services by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-736-2100, ext. 33379.
Note: As some students will not be coming onto campus during the labour disruption, Wellness Consultations will be made available via telephone in addition to face-to-face meetings.
Student Counselling & Development will continue to provide confidential personal counselling for students in emotional distress.
If you’d like to speak to someone about your thoughts and feelings regarding the labour disruption after regular business hours, we suggest contacting Good2Talk. Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous 24/7/365 helpline providing professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to students in Ontario. You can contact Good2Talk at 1-866-925-5454.
If you’re an international student and would feel more comfortable talking to someone in a language other than English, the Multilingual Distress Lines can help. They’re open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 10 pm. This service is offered through Spectra Community Support Services.
Mandarin & Cantonese: 416-920-0497
Hindi, Urdu & Punjabi: 905-459-7777 ext. 2
Spanish: 905-459-7777 ext. 3
Portuguese: 905-459-7777 ext. 4
I have applied to graduate studies. How do I provide my final grades if I cannot complete my courses on time?
All questions or concerns that regard graduate studies should be directed to the Office of Admissions at email@example.com.
What happens if I’ve applied to graduate studies at another University in Canada?
The Registrar at each Canadian university has been notified of the disruption. York’s Registrar has requested consideration of deadline extensions for all York applicants until further notice. Check in with your program of choice and if you encounter any difficulties, contact Registrarial Services for assistance.
What happens if I’ve applied to graduate studies at another University abroad?
York International is working to inform the registrars at major universities abroad of the disruption. York’s Registrar has requested consideration of deadline extensions for all York applicants until further notice. Check in with your program of choice and if you encounter any difficulties, contact Registrarial Services for assistance.