15 Top Reasons to Love York U

Posted by Sunera on July 28, 2014

On-board to York

Reason # 1: The Rexall Centre hosts Rogers Cup!! Which students, alumni, and staff enjoy for a discounted price! 

Reason # 2: You can take classes interchangeably at the Keele and Glendon campuses and a shuttle will take you there and bring you back.

Beautiful Glendon Campus.

Reason # 3: We have cherry blossom trees!

Reason # 4: The President for a Day contest; when president Shakouri switches places with a student. 

President Shakouri
President Shakouri at Circle of Scholars Breakfast 2013.

Reason # 5: We got your back if your cellphone dies. You can take advantage of these recharging station at the YFS office. 

Reason # 6: Some of the best architecture in Toronto can be found at York University. Accolade East and Life Sciences building are definitely the top two picks by many!

Cloud building
New home of Lassonde School of Engineering. Set to open in 2015. Picture from: lassonde.yorku.ca/see-our-new-home%5B/caption%5D

Reason # 7: There is another athletic centre being built for the Pan Am games.

Reason # 8: Strong learning communities to guide students with academics. The Learning Commons, The Writing Centre, SPARK program, and even an option to chat with a librarian.

[caption id="attachment_4207" align="alignnone" width="612"]spark pic SPARK – York University.

Reason # 9: York University has an Observatory.

Reason # 10: Being Canada’s third largest university—there are nine colleges to support students!

Reason # 11: We have over 40 eateries to choose from!

Reason # 12: The vast diversity of students coming from all paths of life.

Multicultural week at York University celebrates diversity.

Reason # 13: There are hydration stations located throughout the Keele campus!

Reason # 14: We are the first university in Canada to sell fair trade clothing.

Reason # 15: Along with the countless options for caffeine, York University sells is its own brand of Fair trade coffee, Las Nubes . Las Nubes is a rain forest in Costa Rica and York is a part owner of the rain forest!

Till next time!




Sunera graduated from York University in May, 2016 with an Honours BA in Work and Labour Studies.

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  • Megan

    Hi Rebecca – my article is the second listed but it’s at the very bottom of that page. Here is the direct link: yublog.apps01.yorku.ca/blog/2014/05/20/truth-food-campus/ I encourage you to look at all the great options that are offered 🙂

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    “Reason # 11: We have over 40 eateries to choose from!” That’s nice to say but how many of them are fairly priced and serve good, healthy food?