• Return to Campus

    Since March of 2020, we've seen each other only in the virtual world.

    Beginning September 2021, we are excited to start our gradual transition back to campus, and to the Student Services & International Relations (SSIR) office, located on the 2nd floor of the Seymour Schulich Building (W263).

    Our colleagues in the Career Development Centre (CDC) and the Bronfman Business Library are also excited to welcome you back, and information on their service offerings can be found below. As we transition back to campus, we will continue to offer remote services, but will gradually roll out in-person offerings as well. This page is meant to serve as a resource to assist you with planning your visits – virtual or in-person – to SSIR, the CDC, and the Bronfman Business Library. This page will be regularly updated as we progress through the Fall term, and the information outlined below is effective and accurate as of September 14, 2021.

 

General Health & Safety

YU Screen

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Before coming to campus, you must complete YU Screen  YU Screen is an automated COVID-19 self-assessment screening tool that all faculty, staff, instructors, students, researchers and visitors must use before coming to campus to self-screen and confirm that they have not been exposed to COVID-19. For clarity, completing YU Screen before every trip to campus will be additional to complying with the University’s vaccination requirement.

Capacity and Distancing

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Outside of instructional spaces, 2m of physical distancing between yourself and others must be maintained at all times.

SSIR and the CDC are operating at reduced capacity beginning in September. Our staff are working in the office on a rotating schedule of 2-3 days per week but will, at all times during regular business hours, be available and monitoring email on days they are not scheduled to be on campus.   We will be limiting the capacity of students/non-personnel (visitors) allowed in SSIR and the CDC at any given time, to ensure we are able to provide everyone with the personal space they need to feel comfortable. The number of visitors permitted will be clearly posted outside of the entrances to the units. All visitors will be required to sign in/out of the units for contact tracing purposes.

Masks and Face Coverings

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You must be wearing a face mask in order to enter any space on campus, including SSIR, the CDC, and the Bronfman Business Library, and must keep your face mask on for the entire duration of your visit.  

The Fall 2021 guidance issued by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (also supported by Toronto Public Health), mandates the continued requirement for masks and face coverings. Masks or face coverings are required in all indoor spaces and community members must bring their own to campus.  If you are on-campus and you realize that you have forgotten, lost, soiled, or damaged your mask, they can be acquired from vending machines located on both campuses. Machines will be equipped with YU-card readers and the 3-ply medical/procedural disposable masks will be dispensed at a nominal cost to valid YU-card holders. If you require a YU-card, please go here to learn more about how to get one in advance of the start of the fall term. Proceeds from vending machine masks sales will go towards a disposable mask recycling program. Mask recycling containers will also be located throughout campuses, and all community members are asked to not dispose of anything other than disposable masks in these containers.   We anticipate that the face coverings/mask mandate will continue in 2021 until the 2022 academic year, as the wearing of masks and/or face coverings is known to reduce the spread of COVID-19. All students, staff, faculty, instructors and guests are expected to observe the University’s face covering protocol while on York’s campuses. Should public health guidance on masks or face coverings change, updated information will be communicated to university members and posted on the Better Together website.

 

Student Services & International Relations

Overview

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SSIR will be offering a combination of online and physical services commencing September 13, 2021. Staff will be working in the office on a rotating schedule of 2-3 days per week. While students will be permitted physical access to SSIR, please note that visitor capacity will be limited and posted outside of the entrance to W263. All visitors will be required to sign in and out for contact tracing purposes.

Reception & General Inquiries

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Student Services & International Relations (SSIR) is located on the 2nd floor of the Seymour Schulich building in office W263. During the month of September, students are encouraged to continue to submit general inquiries via email, as the reception desk will not be staffed in person at all times. Questions will be directed appropriately within the unit and responded to in a timely manner.

Current Student Inquiries   Prospective Student Inquiries

During regular business hours, a representative will be available in-person at the SSIR reception desk on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for those students who wish to visit the office in person.

Academic Advising

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Your advising team in Student & Enrolment Services will only be taking virtual appointments for the month of September. Staff are keeping regular operating hours, advising in a virtual format, and communicating digitally. Kindly allow for longer than normal response time as e-mail volume will be high. Regular academic services such as enrolment appointments, petitions and appeals processes, student onboarding and program orientations will continue online.  Students can book 1-1 virtual advising appointments via telephone, Zoom or Skype. Book with a Graduate Advisor     Book with an Undergraduate Advisor Drop-in Advising via Zoom is available throughout the academic term: Graduate Student Drop-In: Tuesdays and Thursdays    Undergraduate Student Drop-In: Tuesdays and Fridays

Wellness Check-Ins

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We recognize that the past 18 months have been a very trying time for students. At Schulich, we are committed to supporting students holistically. We are offering 1-1 Wellness Check-Ins for all students who need some additional assistance. These check-ins will take place virtually throughout the month of September. Our priority is to ensure a positive experience so that students can focus on the things that matter. Students experiencing complex issues, including, but not limited to, academic challenges, mental wellness, racial discrimination, needing accommodation, or general support are encouraged to book an appointment with the Manager, Student Success. Book a Graduate Wellness Check-In     Book an Undergraduate Wellness Check-In Throughout the year, we will be offering workshops and events to help students develop resilience and improve their wellness. Details will be posted on the Schulich Wellness Website over the coming weeks.

Processing Academic Forms

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We will continue to electronically process administrative forms in the Academic Forms Database, such as Student Letter Requests. Undergraduate Academic Forms     Graduate Academic Forms  For questions and submissions, contact us at: studentservices@schulich.yorku.ca

International Student Supports

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International students can continue to access services offered by International Relations. International Student / Immigration Advising Students can book an appointment with Schulich’s International Student Support Specialist for any matters related to international student support (immigration, travel, transition, wellness, etc). 1:1 advising will continue to be offered only virtually for the month of September, accessible via Zoom, Skype or telephone. Book Graduate Advising   Book Undergraduate Advising Drop-In Q&A Sessions Online, drop-in Q&A sessions for international students will continue to be offered throughout the Fall term. Students are encouraged to drop in to speak to our International Student Support Specialist to gain information, support or guidance for any questions you might have. Click here for upcoming sessions. English Language Support The English Language Peer Support program will continue virtually for the Fall term, starting the week of September 20th. Both individual appointments as well as the Conversation Groups are being offered online. Learn more about virtual ELPS here.

 

Career Development Centre

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The Career Development Centre is committed to supporting you throughout your career journey. Students should be sure to visit the CDC Resources page on Handshake for job search tools, career development tips and CDC information.

CDC Advising Appointments

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Book one-one Zoom appointments with an Industry Advisor or Certified Coach on Handshake.

In the Loop: Your Daily Career Source

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All current students will automatically receive both a daily and monthly digital career update to their Schulich inbox.  These newsletters feature industry news, recruiting updates and regular career tips and strategies.

Job Postings

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Students are encouraged to check Handshake regularly for newly posted opportunities.

Virtual Coffee with the CDC

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Drop in and connect with the CDC team each Friday at 11:00 am via Zoom to discuss any career related questions or concerns you may have. No registration needed. The Zoom link will be available in both the CDC newsletter and on Handshake.

Events and Workshops

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The CDC team is organizing virtual career development workshops. Additionally, some employers are hosting virtual information sessions targeted to Schulich students. Please check Handshake regularly for updates.

 

Bronfman Business Library

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The Bronfman Business Library will be offering a combination of online and physical services commencing September 13, 2021. Additional updates on YorkU Libraries’ services and operations can be located here, on the Libraries’ COVID-19 webpage.

Real Time Support

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Students can get business research help from the library’s Ask a Question website, a service that allows students to connect with a York librarian on demand, in real time.

Print Items

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Print items in the Bronfman Library and other YorkU Libraries can be borrowed during library opening hours or can be requested online through Omni and picked up at the Keele and Frost book lockers. Please see the Libraries’ COVID-19 webpage for more information on requesting print items.

Virtual Consultation Services with Librarians

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For in-depth research assistance, students can book Zoom consultations with a subject matter librarian or the data services team.

Business Research

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Students can also consult the library’s online business research guides, as well the Business Research at York Toolkit to view videos and PDF resources to help them with their business research questions.