If you have ever set foot on the York University campus, you know that there are always a million different things to see or do. If you haven’t had a chance to get involved in many non-academic activities this semester, this is the week to strike. With only a few weeks left until classes are over for the semester, I challenge you to take advantage of some the great events that are happening around campus. To make things easy, I have compiled a list of some of the things you can do at York University this week. Let me know what events or activities you’ve done on campus this week.
- Celebrate York’s 54th Birthday: York University is turning 54 on March 26th, and the celebrations will be campus wide. Show your school spirit by wearing red and white, and participate in some of the activities that will be going on across campus. There will be free cupcakes and other giveaways, cake cutting ceremonies at both the Glendon and Keele campuses, and there are even plans for a campus wide flash mob.
- Attend a play: From March 22nd to 28th, Theatre @ York is presenting William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tickets are only $12 for students, and from how entertaining the comedic production sounds, this is a great bargain. If Shakespeare is not for you, the Devised Theatre Festival is presenting Quarter-life Crisis (Affinity Theatre), a comedic mockumentary on the lives of Gen Y’s. Tickets for this play are also a bargain at $7 for students with I.Ds. Get out and support the theatre community at York. Click here for more information.
- Learn to Dance like a Star: If you have ever wanted to learn to ballroom dance, then you’re in luck. The International Ballroom Dance Association is sponsoring free waltz lesson for York University community members. This is the last week that classes are being offered, so take advantage while you still can. Click here for more details.
- Listen to a Speaker: There are many great talks being given across campus by industry experts from different fields. Attending a lecture is a great opportunity to learn from experts and network with leaders in your field. Next week, some of the talks being given include Learning from Failure; Disasters, Climate Risk and Exclusionary Modernity in Manila; Who Ain't a Slave: Slavery, Sealing and 'Free' Trade in Spanish America; and The New Burma? Religion, Democracy and the Rohingya.
- If you’re interested in research, the York Institute of Health Research is hosting their Student Research Symposium on March 26th. The purpose of the symposium is to foster discussions by students from different disciplines on health related topic. Click here for more details.
- York University is also hosting its third annual TED Talk on March 28th. This year’s theme is “Tentanda Via: The Way Must Be Tried”. Although the application to be in the audience has closed, you can view the event online here on March 28th.