What’s Happening in January?

Posted by Megan on December 27, 2013

York & U

January is a big month for all students – high school students are likely finishing up their university applications and university students are getting ready for a fresh start in their winter semester. Below you can find a variety of important dates and events to look forward to. Get the most out of your January at York U!

What’s Happening?

January 6-17, 2014

Looking for an excuse to get involved on campus? Are you a high school student that wants a chance to check out more of York’s campus? Visual Arts student Virakone Sonethasack is having a print media exhibition entitled mana pools. Admission is free and non-York individuals are welcome to attend. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

January 8, 2014

It might be winter but if you are looking for a summer job, now is a good time to start looking. York’s Career Centre is hosting a ‘How to Find a Summer Job’ seminar, so make sure to check that out to get some great strategies and the help you need to make sure you have a job for the summer.

January 15, 2014

High school students, this one is for you! January 15th is the deadline for you to submit your university applications through the OUAC. York’s deadline is March 5th for early consideration but you can still apply through the OUAC up until August 12th. Please keep in mind that available program spots will dwindle as the months pass, so it is important that you apply sooner rather than later before the program closes. Don’t forget that you can apply to an Undeclared major if you aren’t sure what program you are interested in (note: an undeclared major allows you to attend York and take electives that you can use towards your degree. Once you have a better idea of what degree you would like to pursue, you can apply or a program change and your electives will go towards your new major).

Visiting students and transfer students can skip the OUAC and apply directly to York here with a different set of deadlines.

Having troubles with your lab reports? Check out the ‘Everything You Wanted to Know About Lab Reports and More’ workshop that will be hosted by York’s library staff. Click here for more information.

January 20-24, 2014

BOOOOOOK SALEEEEEE! Vanier College is hosting their 10th annual book sale consisting of both new AND used books. Prices will be competitive (generally $1-2) and funds raised will help support students. For more information or if you are interested in volunteering for this event, click here.

January 20-31, 2014

Here’s another great chance to get involved, check out campus, and appreciate some art! Visual Arts student Melissa Superka is featuring an exhibition entitled Toss and Turn. Her art consists of prints, drawings, and needlework exploring the theme of insomnia and the unconscious. Read more here.

January 23, 2014

It’s that time of year again – Career Fair time! Over 45 employers will be exhibiting at this years winter career fair. Employers will be recruiting and sharing information about part time, full time, and summer jobs as well as internships. For more information, click here. Not sure how to get the most out of the career fair? Click here for some great tips from York’s Career Centre.


Megan is a third-year Psychology student. Follow her on her journey of self-development as she explores and ventures through campus.

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