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.

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[...]
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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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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Jun
6
Tue
Ottawa Alumni Reception @ Canadian Museum of Nature - Barrick Salon
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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.

Mamdouh Shoukri
President & Vice-Chancellor, York University

The evening will be an opportunity to relive your days at York and reconnect alongside old friends and new ones.York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri and President Designate Rhonda Lenton will take part in an interactive fireside chat moderated by Glendon College Principal Donald Ipperciel.

Rhonda Lenton
President Designate, York University

You'll have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Shoukri and Dr. Lenton on the incredible changes at York University over the past decade and the bold vision for the future. Our interactive format will allow audience members to submit questions and engage with University leadership.
You’ll also learn about York’s most ambitious campaign yet and ways you can get involved!
Top your night off with a prize giveaway, and it will definitely be one to remember. RSVP today - we look forward to seeing you there!
The event is proudly sponsored by York’s Affinity Partner for Home and Auto Insurance, TD Insurance. 
Jun
8
Thu
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: How We See in 3D @ Markham Village Library
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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. In this presentation Dr. Laurie Wilcox will review the information the brain uses to interpret depth and distance in the world around us. She will touch upon how this information is used to create 3D film and display systems.

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.

Jun
13
Tue
Mayor's Annual Business Address & Luncheon @ Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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 Council and network with the elite of Markham's vibrant business community. York University President Designate Lenton will also be speaking at the luncheon.

RVSP: On-line registration closes 2 business days prior to the event. Late registrants can contact 289-844-3024 or events [at] markhamboard.com
Jun
25
Sun
York Alumni Tailgate Party @ BMO Field, Ontario Place Lot
Jun 25 @ 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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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 per person (you and up to three guests), you

not only get to experience game day at BMO Field as they take on the Hamilton Tiger Cats, but you also get to share in the excitement with fellow York grads at our very own pre-game tailgate party.

Your game ticket is your walk-in pass for the Argos' Tailgate Zone where York University will be hosting an exclusive pre-game tailgate experience for York grads. Your ticket price includes great food and cold drinks from our exclusive Food Truck starting at 1:30pm (alcoholic beverages can be purchased onsite from the venue).

Don't forget to share your York pride and wear red and white!

 

Register by Tuesday, June 20

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All sales are final. Tickets will be distributed via email once the event registration closes.

Parking is not included in ticket price. Paid parking is available at Exhibition Place. Please consider taking public transit to the game.

This event is proudly sponsored by York's Affinity partner for credit card products - MBNA

Bring your York University MasterCard to the event to receive a Power Bank for your Mobile device. Don’t have the York U MasterCard already? Based on approval, you could receive yours in time for the event.

You'll also get the chance to cheer on fellow York grads Jamal Campbell, Chris Kolankowski and James Tuck.

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Sep
22
Fri
York University Alumni Night with Toronto Blue Jays - Sold Out @ Rogers Centre
Sep 22 @ 7:07 pm – 10:07 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. For only $45 per person, you not only get to experience game day at the Rogers Centre while the Blue Jays take on the New York Yankees, but you also get to share in the excitement with fellow York grads along with snacks and networking.

The ticket price includes a 200-level outfield seat and a $10 food/drink voucher. One lucky alumni ticket purchaser will have their seats upgraded to Level 100 above 3rd base courtesy of our event sponsor TD Insurance

Don't forget to share your York pride and wear red and white!

All sales are final. Tickets will be distributed via email once the event registration closes.

Parking is not included in ticket price. Paid parking is available at Rogers Centre. Please consider taking public transit to the game.

The event is proudly sponsored by York’s Affinity Partner for Home and Auto Insurance, TD Insurance. 

Sep
23
Sat
Glendon Grads Address Canada@150 - Homecoming 2017 @ Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus
Sep 23 @ 8:45 am – 5:30 pm
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 and corporate leaders, diplomats, educators, commentators and social activists, a front-line opponent of gender-based discrimination, advocates for the homeless, democratic governance and ethnic diversity. They’ll be free to mock, shock, chide and challenge if they choose. So prepare for a morning and afternoon of learning, with time for conversations, lunch, beverage breaks and a glass of wine. 

GLENDON ALUMNI RECEPTION @ Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm