Events

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See below for our upcoming events. There’s something for everyone, so don’t miss out! Check out our past events by viewing our photo gallery.

Questions? Contact the Events team at alumnievents@yorku.ca.

Mar 31 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Biodiversity Development in Costa Rica - Daniel Janzen - 2017 Koerner Lecture @ 101 Life Sciences Building | | |
1:30 pm
Superstar of Costa Rica conservation, Daniel Janzen, the DiMaura Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Pennsylvania and technical advisor to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG) in northwestern Costa Rica, will give a talk[...]
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:45 pm
10:00 am
Join us in the Vari Hall Rotunda at 10:30am on April 3, when our specialized honours and honours students will display posters of the research they have conducted over the year with individual faculty supervisors.[...]
Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
8:30 am
The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University invites high schools to Change Your World 2017. Since 1968, FES has been at the forefront of cutting-edge environmental well-being and social justice research that focuses directly[...]
York in New York presents Come From Away @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Apr 13 @ 6:15 pm – 11:00 pm
York in New York presents Come From Away @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre | New York | New York | United States
6:15 pm
Join York University for an exclusive evening to see Canada's treasure Come From Away on Broadway. Created and written by York University alumni David Hein (BFA ’97) and Irene Sankoff (BA ’99), and produced by[...]
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: Your Brain in Action @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
7:00 pm
Humans surpass all other animals and robots when it comes to the diversity and malleability of movements produced — we are the world’s most versatile movers. Dr. Henriques explains how the brain’s remarkable control systems[...]
Glendon Classes of '66-'67 50th Anniversary Reunion @ Sky Room, Glendon Centre of Excellence; Glendon Campus - York University
Apr 29 @ 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Glendon Classes of '66-'67 50th Anniversary Reunion @ Sky Room, Glendon Centre of Excellence; Glendon Campus - York University | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
3:30 pm
The classes of ’66 and ’67 sure have a lot to celebrate. It's been 50 years since our classes graduated, and a landmark like this deserves recognition. The Pro Tem Committee— Don Bangay, Peter Broadmore, Margot[...]
Kinesiology and Health Science 50th Celebratory Dinner @ Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kinesiology and Health Science 50th Celebratory Dinner @ Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
6:30 pm
Located 5 minutes from campus on the east side of Jane Street, north of Hwy 407, south of Hwy 7 A celebration dinner for alumni, faculty, coaches and staff (current and former), will provide opportunities[...]
50th Anniversary Celebration-Hosted by Vanier College! @ York University Vanier College Main Lobby
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – May 7 @ 12:00 am
50th Anniversary Celebration-Hosted by Vanier College! @ York University Vanier College Main Lobby | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
4:00 pm
Gala Event $35 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Reconnect with Vanier Friends, Faculty and Fellows 6:30 -8:30 PM: Dinner and Entertainment, Schulich Executive Dining Room 9:00 - 12:00 AM: Music of the decades with dancing. Accommodation:[...]
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: The Beautiful Brain - How Do We See the World? @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
7:00 pm
Whether marveling at a work of art or engaging in daily routine, our visual sense and powerful brain let us react with adequate behaviors. Dr. Zoidl explains what our perception of the physical world means[...]
The York Circle @ Life Sciences Building
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The York Circle @ Life Sciences Building | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
9:00 am
2017 Lecture and Lunch Series The Office of Alumni Engagement is pleased to offer this signature speaker series that makes York’s vibrant academic and research life available to alumni and friends of the University. The York[...]
Ottawa Alumni Reception @ Canadian Museum of Nature - Barrick Salon
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ottawa Alumni Reception @ Canadian Museum of Nature - Barrick Salon | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
There’s no place like home – and that is why we’re bringing York to you with the Ottawa Alumni Reception. On Tuesday June 6 we have an exciting and interactive program that will inform, engage, and inspire you.[...]
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: How We See in 3D @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
7:00 pm
We use 3D depth perception in many ways in our daily lives. Every time we catch a ball, walk down the stairs, thread a needle or watch a 3D movie, we rely on this ability.[...]
Mayor's Annual Business Address & Luncheon @ Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mayor's Annual Business Address & Luncheon @ Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa | Markham | Ontario | Canada
11:00 am
The Mayor's Annual Business Address & Luncheon is one of the key networking opportunities in the city. It is the only place to hear the Mayor's vision for the upcoming year, to meet members of[...]
York Alumni Tailgate Party @ BMO Field, Ontario Place Lot
Jun 25 @ 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
York Alumni Tailgate Party @ BMO Field, Ontario Place Lot | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
1:30 pm
Cheer on the Toronto Argos at the York University Alumni Tailgate Party on June 25! We're bringing back the York Alumni team to the tailgate on June 25 with the exclusive York Alumni Tailgate experience. For only $35[...]
Sep 22 @ 7:07 pm – 10:07 pm
York University Alumni Night with Toronto Blue Jays - Sold Out @ Rogers Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
7:07 pm
You're invited to the York alumni night at the Blue Jays on Sept. 22!   We're bringing the York Alumni team to the ball park on September 22 with the exclusive York University Alumni Night.[...]
Glendon Grads Address Canada@150 - Homecoming 2017 @ Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus
Sep 23 @ 8:45 am – 5:30 pm
Glendon Grads Address Canada@150 - Homecoming 2017 @ Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus
8:45 am
On Saturday, September 23, hear some of our most accomplished fellow graduates offer a mix of observations, best wishes, predictions and advice to Canada during its 150th year. The generous and capable grads will include political[...]
GLENDON ALUMNI RECEPTION @ Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5:30 pm
 
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
London UK Alumni Reception
6:00 pm
  Please join Dr. Rhonda L. Lenton, York University’s 8th president and vice-chancellor, for a special alumni reception on her first official visit to the UK on Thursday, October 5. You'll have the opportunity to hear from[...]
Scholars Hub Speakers Series @ Markham Public Library - Markham Village Branch
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Scholars Hub Speakers Series @ Markham Public Library - Markham Village Branch | Markham | Ontario | Canada
7:00 pm
Markham Public Library and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnership brings some of York’s top academic minds to York Region. The series, titled "Change How You See The World: Academia[...]
The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series - Oct.21, 2017 @ Life Sciences Building, Keele Campus, York University
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Join us for The York Circle Lecture and Lunch hosted by President & Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton on Saturday, October 21 from 9am to 1pm. Meet Rhonda L. Lenton on the week of her installation as President[...]
CANY's Canadian Universities Alumni Reception: Celebrating Canada 150 and Canadian University Excellence in NYC @ Penn Club | New York | New York | United States
6:30 pm
Along with several Canadian universities, York University is partnering with the Canadian Association of New York (CANY) to invite you to the 19th Annual Canadian Universities Alumni Reception on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 6:30-9:30pm. This event[...]
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
A tantrum…or a treaty? The Nobel-winning campaign to outlaw nuclear weapons @ Paul Delaney Gallery | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
12:30 pm
Ray Acheson (ICAN; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) talks about ICAN's 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign for a treaty to abolish nuclear weapons. Click here to register.
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: Harnessing Nature’s Pharmacy @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
7:00 pm
Humans have taken advantage of plants’ natural defences to fend off pathogens for thousands of years. Professor Kathi Hudak discusses an antiviral protein that protects plants and inhibits the replication of human retroviruses such as[...]
The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series - March 3, 2017 @ Life Sciences Building, Keele Campus, York University
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Please join us for The York Circle Lecture and Lunch on Saturday, March 3 from 9am to 1pm. The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series is held four times a year and is open to our community[...]
Washington, D.C. Speakers Event @ The University Club of Washington, D.C.
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Conspiracy theories, fake news and systemic distrust New and diffuse forms of media have created increased social space for the sharing and spreading of conspiracy theories and fake news. As technological and cultural trends undermine the[...]
New York City Speakers Event @ Midpoint Bistro & Bar (located inside of Club Quarters)
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Conspiracy theories, fake news and systemic distrust New and diffuse forms of media have created increased social space for the sharing and spreading of conspiracy theories and fake news. As technological and cultural trends undermine the[...]
Mar
31
Fri
Biodiversity Development in Costa Rica - Daniel Janzen - 2017 Koerner Lecture @ 101 Life Sciences Building
Mar 31 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Superstar of Costa Rica conservation, Daniel Janzen, the DiMaura Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Pennsylvania and technical advisor to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG) in northwestern Costa Rica, will give a talk titled “Conservation of tropical wild biodiversity via biodiversity development: a Costa Rican example” as the fourth annual Koerner Lecture Series in Neotropical Conservation, presented by the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES).

Where classical tropical national parks are gradually failing in many ways, the 165,000 hectare government/private hybrid ACG has a practical approach to tropical wild biodiversity conservation, with 35 years of success. Its basic principals contend conservation must be site- based and respond to the biological, social and economic reality of the region. Decisions must be taken at the regional level, the wilderness area must be visualized as a productive sector for the economy of the region and the country, and that quality conservation must be economically sustainable over time. ACG is testing and proving that biodiversity development is a viable way forward to protect vulnerable species and help local communities thrive, with eco-tourism, bio- diversity prospecting for medicine, carbon sequestration and more.

This free public lecture will share details of the ACG approach. Light refreshments will be available before and after the lecture (1:30 to 2:30pm and 3:30 to 4:30pm).

For more information and to RSVP, visit: fes.yorku.ca/event/koerner2017.

Apr
3
Mon
2017 Poster Day - Department of Psychology @ Vari Hall Rotunda
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:45 pm

Join us in the Vari Hall Rotunda at 10:30am on April 3, when our specialized honours and honours students will display posters of the research they have conducted over the year with individual faculty supervisors. Graduate students will interview students about their research, and will judge their posters and their explanations of the research they did.

The poster winners will be announced at 12:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Apr
6
Thu
Change Your World 2017 @ Vari Hall
Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University invites high schools to Change Your World 2017.

Since 1968, FES has been at the forefront of cutting-edge environmental well-being and social justice research that focuses directly within our natural, built, social, political, cultural and artistic environments. However, with each passing year, new challenges arise on our planet, within our world and in our local communities that the need to study our environment is more important than ever.

The goal of the Change Your World conference is to inspire youth in Ontario to be the next generation of environmentally active citizens. We welcome high school students and their teachers to this dynamic one-day conference that brings together youth and community organizations from across Ontario to discuss, collaborate and learn how to make sustainable and equitable change in our world.

Apr
13
Thu
York in New York presents Come From Away @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Apr 13 @ 6:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Join York University for an exclusive evening to see Canada's treasure Come From Away on Broadway.

Created and written by York University alumni David Hein (BFA ’97) and Irene Sankoff (BA ’99), and produced by Natalie Bartello (BFA ’04), Come From Away is taking audiences by storm.

New York Times Critics' Pick

"A deeply moving musical .... a tonic in troubled times." -The Hollywood Reporter

"An exuberant Broadway landing for this effervescent musical, enveloped in Canadian good will" -The Washington Post

This special and rare opportunity on Thursday, April 13, 2017 will be an evening to remember. You'll see Come From Away on Broadway, meet the show's stars post-performance and connect with other York U alumni.

Reserve your ticket here.

Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: Your Brain in Action @ Markham Village Library
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Humans surpass all other animals and robots when it comes to the diversity and malleability of movements produced — we are the world’s most versatile movers. Dr. Henriques explains how the brain’s remarkable control systems make this possible.

Join Markham Public Library and York University as we bring to Markham a taste of the university experience. Each month YorkU faculty will bring their amazing research and provide an opportunity for our community to learn something new.

This is a FREE event, but an RSVP is required.

Please reserve your ticket HERE.

Apr
29
Sat
Glendon Classes of '66-'67 50th Anniversary Reunion @ Sky Room, Glendon Centre of Excellence; Glendon Campus - York University
Apr 29 @ 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The classes of ’66 and ’67 sure have a lot to celebrate. It's been 50 years since our classes graduated, and a landmark like this deserves recognition. The Pro Tem Committee— Don Bangay, Peter Broadmore, Margot Dixon, Bob Drummond, John Lennox, John Smith and Virginia Willison—invites you to Glendon's 50th Anniversary Alumni Reunion. Join former classmates and old friends to commemorate an exceptional time in our lives.

The celebration includes:

3:30pm to 5pm – A welcome reception at Glendon’s Centre of Excellence – the state-of-the-art building opened in 2012 that house language labs, open study spaces, an amphitheatre and classrooms.

5pm to 6:15pm – Campus tours with Glendon Student Ambassadors

6:30pm to 9pm – Dinner in the Main Dining Hall

Please RSVP by Wednesday April 19, 2017 as space is limited.
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We look forward to seeing you soon.

Event Details:

Glendon Campus - York University
Sky Room, Glendon Centre of Excellence
2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M6
3:30pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $130 per guest

The event includes one complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres during reception, a guided tour of the Glendon campus, and dinner in the Dining Hall.Complimentary parking also included.

For ticket orders by cheque or cash, please contact Jenny Evans at ejenny@yorku.ca, or call 416-650-8430.

For those alumni seeking overnight accommodations, we have secured a limited number of rooms at Glendon College. Please contact Pascale Lewin from Glendon Hospitality for information on rates and availability at plewin@yorku.ca, or (416)736-2100 x66798.

May
4
Thu
Kinesiology and Health Science 50th Celebratory Dinner @ Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Located 5 minutes from campus on the east side of Jane Street, north of Hwy 407, south of Hwy 7

A celebration dinner for alumni, faculty, coaches and staff (current and former), will provide opportunities for visiting with classmates and friends, as well as former teammates, professors and coaches. There will be brief speeches, a slide show and plenty of nostalgia. The dinner is an opportunity to organize a group of alumni or teammates to re-connect, reminisce and celebrate.

It has been 50 years since York University’s School of Kinesiology and Health Science (formerly the Department of Physical Education and Athletics) was created back in 1966-1967 – and the undergraduate academic program, launched in the Fall of 1967, is now in its 50th year.

We want YOU to be part of the KHS 50th celebration!

Tickets are on sale now!

Before March 6, 2017: $65.00 (Early Bird Tickets)

After March 6, 2017: $75.00

Dinner tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Act early, coordinate with former classmates and teammates, and order your tickets, if you want to be part of the big celebration!

May
6
Sat
50th Anniversary Celebration-Hosted by Vanier College! @ York University Vanier College Main Lobby
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – May 7 @ 12:00 am

Gala Event $35

4:00 – 6:00 PM: Reconnect with Vanier Friends, Faculty and Fellows
6:30 -8:30 PM: Dinner and Entertainment, Schulich Executive Dining Room
9:00 - 12:00 AM: Music of the decades with dancing.

Accommodation: $57 (single); $51 (double)

Available Saturday evening in Vanier residence, includes breakfast

Space is limited! Buy your tickets now! 

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Support Vanier College: www.giving.yorku.ca/vanier

More information: http://vanier.laps.yorku.ca/get-involved/vanier-alumni/

May
11
Thu
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: The Beautiful Brain - How Do We See the World? @ Markham Village Library
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Whether marveling at a work of art or engaging in daily routine, our visual sense and powerful brain let us react with adequate behaviors. Dr. Zoidl explains what our perception of the physical world means for us as individuals and social beings.

Join Markham Public Library and York University as we bring to Markham a taste of the university experience. Each month YorkU faculty will bring their amazing research and provide an opportunity for our community to learn something new.

This is a FREE event, but an RSVP is required.

Please reserve your ticket HERE.

May
13
Sat
The York Circle @ Life Sciences Building
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

2017 Lecture and Lunch Series

The Office of Alumni Engagement is pleased to offer this signature speaker series that makes York’s vibrant academic and research life available to alumni and friends of the University. The York Circle showcases York’s leading professors discussing a wide range of interesting and engaging topics, from astrophysics and environmentalism to everything in between. Complimentary coffee, light snacks and lunch are offered in a relaxed setting. Admission is FREE.

Saturday, May 13 | 10am-1pm

Registration, coffee & light snacks: 9–9:45am
Opening remarks: 9:45am

Location: Life Sciences Building, Keele campus, York University

Event Schedule

FIRST SESSION (10AM-11AM)

CHOOSE BETWEEN:

Break: 11-11:20am

SECOND SESSION (11:20AM-12:20PM)

CHOOSE BETWEEN:

Complimentary lunch: 12:20-1pm
Event ends: 1pm

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