The annual town hall is a central part of the University’s ongoing efforts to communicate and facilitate engagement with the community. This year’s event also marked the last town hall for York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri and York Vice-President Finance and Administration Gary Brewer as both will be retiring next year.
Have you ever wished there was a place near campus to rent a bike, or to fix the bike you rely on to get around? York University and Regenisis York want to make that dream a reality through the Aviva Community Fund competition, but they need your support. The annual competition provides funding for community-based projects across Canada, supporting great ideas that benefit neighbourhoods in need. Community members have an opportunity to vote for their favourite submissions, and the most popular ideas receive financial support to help bring them to life.
Good energy is more than just a feel-good fad for Shawnette Bankasingh (BA ’14, BEd ’15). It is something the York University alumna believes will positively impact people’s lives. “Once you give good energy, it will always come back to you in various ways,” she says. “It’s a good practice of paying it forward.” A recent recipient of the George Tatham Bursary Fund at York, Bankasingh doesn’t just preach about good energy, she teaches it.