Toronto, Aug. 30, 2013 – York University staff, faculty and student volunteers have joined forces to put together an impressive list of Orientation Week activities to welcome more than 55,000 new and returning students to the campus. The highlight of the week’s programming is a thought-provoking keynote speech, “You Had Me at Consent,” by football star Don McPherson, Sept. 3.
Another important day of the Orientation Week is Monday, Sept. 2, when new students will move into their residences with the help of family, friends and frosh leaders.
Here are a few events that will be of interest to your media outlet:
– Orientation Leader Training: More than 1000 volunteers undergo orientation leader training in preparation to welcome incoming students. Aug. 31, 2013, 8:45am-5pm, Tait Mckenzie Centre (building 4 on map)
– Residence move-in-day: New students will move into their residences with the help of friends, family and frosh leaders. Sept. 2, 2013, 8:30am-3:30pm, various locations (buildings 9, 12, 14, 34, 35, 49, 54, 55 on map)
Note: Janet Morrison, Vice Provost Students, will be available for interviews.
– You Had Me at Consent: Keynote speech by former football star Don McPherson on sexual and gender based violence and roles of the community members in violence prevention. Sept. 3, 2013, 6pm, Rexall Centre for Excellence (building 8 on map)
– Football Frosh Frenzy: York Lions vs. Laurier Golden Hawks game unveiling the Lions' new home turf will create a frosh frenzy with contests, prizes and giveaways. Sept. 7, 2013, 1pm, York Stadium, (building 3 on map)
WHAT: Orientation Week 2013
WHERE: York University, Keele Campus
WHEN: Sept. 2-7, 2013, various times
York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York’s unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets us apart. A York U degree empowers graduates to thrive in the world and achieve their life goals through a rigorous academic foundation balanced by real-world experiential education. As a globally recognized research centre, York is fully engaged in the critical discussions that lead to innovative solutions to the most pressing local and global social challenges. York’s 11 faculties and 28 research centres are thinking bigger, broader and more globally, partnering with 288 leading universities worldwide. York's community is strong − 55,000 students, 7,000 faculty and staff, and more than 250,000 alumni.
NOTE: Key organizers and university representatives are available for media interviews. York U media studio is also available for double ended broadcast interviews.
Gloria Suhasini, Media Relations, 416 736 2100 ext. 22094, firstname.lastname@example.org