Come out to York Events!
Interesting People, Ideas and Happenings
On Tuesday, Aug. 18, Alumni Engagement and York Libraries will host alumnus Jesse Thistle (BA ’15) for a fireside chat, author of the award-winning debut memoir, From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way. In addition to this event, the York University Alumni Book Club is currently reading this memoir, and all alumni are encouraged to sign up.
Jesse Thistle is Métis-Cree, from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He is an Assistant Professor in Métis Studies at York and a Ph.D candidate in history. He won a Governor General’s Academic Medal in 2016, is a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Scholar and a Vanier Scholar, and his memoir From the Ashes was recognized as a Canada Reads 2020 Finalist. His memoir details how his issues with abandonment and addiction led to homelessness, incarceration and his eventual redemption through higher education. It is an exploration into the impact of prejudice and racism revealing a story about hope, resilience and a man who refused to give up.
Join our first coffee house webinar series, where we will collectively review the achievements of the Las Nubes Project over the past 15 years with speakers: Ana Maria Martinez, Ravi de Costa; and Felipe Montoya. This will also be an opportunity for you to provide feedback and help us shape the future of the network.
In addition to the celebration, we welcome you to get involved in other ways:
- Update your info and email address
- Follow LNAN on Facebook and Instagram at @lasnubesalumni
- Email us with your event ideas, news, or if you would like to volunteer with the network.
We can’t wait to celebrate with you on August 27!
Today's topic is Career Supports & COVID-19!
Do you have questions on the available career resources during COVID-19? Join one of our in-house career professionals virtually in a group setting to answer your queries to find the right remote York supports, services, and resources to help you with your career journey during these unprecedented times.
Join us in the Career Corner: Ask the Pros on Zoom:
Meeting password: Access the meeting id and password from the Career Centre's welcome page or your student/newgrad dashboard on Experience York
No registration required. Career Corner gives you an opportunity to connect with Career Professionals virtually. Chat with our in-house experts in a group setting to answer your general career questions or find the right services and resources to help you with your career journey.
Zoom Meeting Etiquette
When using Zoom, to ensure everyone’s privacy, security, and a great experience, we are asking all meeting participants to adhere to the following:
- No participant should record, photograph, or screenshot the zoom meetings.
- Find a quiet space, free from distractions and present yourself in a professional manner. Be patient and listen to instructions from the host. If you didn't get a chance to interact, please join the next available session.
- You may turn off your camera for privacy reasons.
- This service is exclusive to York University's current students and new graduates and the link should not be shared for any other purposes.
- Upon entering the meeting, be sure to mute your microphone. Our goal is to interact with each of you, so we will welcome and instruct you when it is time to unmute your microphone in order to avoid any interruptions or unexpected external noises.