Save 20% of Cats, The Musical
Save 20% off select perfomances of cats when you use the promo code: CATSCORP. Get your tickets at www.mirvish.com
Discounted Wizard of Oz Tickets
Get your Discounted Wizard of Oz tickets online at Mirvish.com (see poster for more details). Offer ends June 2, while quantities last.
YFS Discounted Wonderland Tickets
Liberal Tuition Grant
An analysis of the grant
Students are excited to see the government taking concrete steps to address the mounting cost of post-secondary education and to ensure that low-and middle-income students are able to attend. Students have long called for a tuition fee reduction and are pleased that the government has committed $430 million dollars to provide a grant for some students.
However, students hope to work with the Ontario government to improve the policy. We are concerned that the tuition fee grant will exclude students who need it the most, is inadequate at assessing need, will be expensive to administer, will be difficult to implement at an institutional level and will fail to bring more access to the sector in the way that the government intends.
We want to ensure that government policy has the goal of addressing inequality in access to post-secondary education. To this end, we have created this document to begin a process of collaboration to improve the policy together. We hope that such collaboration will result in the implementation of a policy that both students and policy-makers can be pleased with for September 2012.
TTC Post-Secondary Metropass
TTC Post-Secondary Metropasses will be sold out of the YFS Member Services Office, room 106 Student Centre. With your YFS discount student passes only cost $104!
*YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TTC POST-SECONDARY I.D. CARD TO PURCHASE PASS.
YFS Discounted Tickets
Press Release: York Students Condemn Hate Crime on Campus
York Students Condemn Hate Crime on Campus
TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Students are calling on York University to take action after Muslim students found Qur'ans, the Muslim holy book, defaced and placed in garbage bins in and around the Scott Religious Centre last week.
"Students are appalled at this incident of Islamophobia on our campus and strongly condemn such hateful acts," said Safiyah Husein, Vice-President Equity for the York Federation of Students. "Islamophobia on campus, like all forms of hate and discrimination, compromises the ability of students to work, live and study in a safe and inclusive environment,
Over the course of 2008 and 2009, York University underwent a safety audit in response to a series of incidents of violence on campus. In June 2010, the final report of the audit was released including about 100 recommendations for improving safety on campus.
The York Federation of Students has been advocating for a mandatory Equity Studies course that will give all students a chance to engage in dialogues about racism, sexism, homophobia and all forms of discrimination. This recommendation from the report has yet to be implemented.
"An effective campus safety strategy needs a holistic approach, including improving physical infrastructure, changing institutional policy and seriously tackling discrimination and hatred on campus," Husein continued. "By implementing equity-based programming, York University could help stop these kinds of hateful acts before they happen."
The York Federation of Students represents 52 000 undergraduate students at York University.
SOURCE: York Federation of Students
For further information:
Safiyah Husein, YFS Vice-President Equity, 647-295-9706 or 416-736-2100 ext 20253 Hamid Osman, Executive Director, York Federation of Students, 416-736-5324
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YFS Halloween Week 2012
The York Federation of Students Halloween Event Schedule 2012
The York Federation of Students will be hosting numerous events for Halloween for students starting on October 23rd 2012. Take a break from studying for midterms and de-stress at our Halloween Events lined up for you.
Tuesday October 23 2012 – Dirty Bingo Halloween Edition 7pm FREE EVENT-The Underground
Come enjoy a spooky version to the all time favourite Dirty Bingo. Be sure to participate to win some wild prizes!
Wednesday October 24 2012 – Halloween Haunted House 12pm – 4pm FREE EVENT – The Underground
Take a break from studying for midterms and enter the YFS Haunted House if you dare!
Thursday October 25th 2012 – Fear Factor Halloween Edition 1pm- 4pm FREE EVENT – Student Centre Food Court
Is fear a factor for you? If not, come participate in fear factor Halloween edition to win some amazing prizes.
Thursday October 25th 2012 – Halloween Pub night 10pm
FREE FOR YORK STUDENTS – Underground
Get your Halloween costume ready for the biggest party of the year at the Underground. The best costume of the night will win a trip for 2 to Daytona Beach provided by Breakaway Tours. 19+ students only. Valid government & Post-Secondary school ID REQUIRED!
The YFS has also got you covered with discounted tickets to Halloween Haunt at Wonderland/Screemers.
***Wonderland Halloween Haunt Tickets***
Every weekend night, evil takes over the park. Zombies, Psychotic clowns and other twistedness that will haunt you and your friend's dreams. Tickets include entrance access to 10 bloodcurdling mazes!
When: Oct 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28
Time: 7pm - midnight
Cost: Admission: $34 (HST included)
Regular admission ranges from $41.80- 44.06, that's a savings of over $10 per ticket!
Screemers is Canada's #1 Indoor Haunted Screem Park, with locations in Toronto and Hamilton. Screemers is a haunted scream park, complete with 6 haunts and the Midway of Mayhem. Our haunts will terrify you in every way imaginable, whether your afraid of darkness, tightness, startle, or gore we will get you!! All of your senses will be stimulated and taken to their limits, by our 100 terrifying ghouls lurking around every corner. There is no refuge once you enter the Scream Park; no area is off limits, THE SCARE IS EVERYWHERE!
When: Oct 12–13, 19-21, and 25-31st
Time: 7pm – 11pm.
Cost: Admission: $22 (HST included)
Save $5-$10 off the cost of regular admission.
Tickets are available in the Member Services Office Room 106 Student Centre Monday-Friday from 10:00AM – 5:45PM. Payment can be made using debit or cash.
If you have any questions feel free to contact VP Campus Life Jessica Thyriar at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell: 416-732-6397.
Expressions Against Oppression (XAO) Week.
Professor Robin Cavanagh will be conducting a traditional First Nations smudging ceremony and providing opening remarks
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & TAR SANDS: WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT WE CAN DO
October 9, Chancellor’s Room at the Underground, 11AM
This OPIRG workshop will explore the context of tar sands in Ontario, focusing on the history of tar sands development, the impact it has on frontline communities, how the regulatory process has failed and what we can do from here. The workshop will provide information on ways to get incolved with tar sands organizing and empower participants to take action.
CAN EDUCATION BE FREE? THE CASE FOR FULLY-FUNDED EDUCATION. A PANEL DISCUSSION
October 9, 313 Student Centre, 5PM
Sarah Jayne King, Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario Chairperson, Robin Cavanagh, a York University Professor and YFS VP Campagins& Advocacy Alastar Woods will discuss Ontario’s post-secondary education system, the economic feasibility of a fully-funded education system and the importance of access for everyone to post-secondary education institutions.
SOCIAL JUSTICE FAIR
October 10, Vari Hall & Ross Link, 10AM
The Social Justice Fair will showcase the social justice and activism work being done on campus. The fair is an opportunity for the York community to become more aware and engage with social justice initiatives at York University.
DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZING WORKSHOP
October 10, 307 Student Centre, 6PM
Join us for an introductory workshop to organizing your department or program in the fight against tuition fees!
CREATIVE CAMPAIGNING WORKSHOP
October 11, 313 student Centre, 1PM
Join us for an interactive workshop with the The Public Design Studio that will teach participants about creative campaignin strategies in the fight against tuition fees.
Free. Registration is required. Please register at the YFS office, 336 Student Centre
VIOLENCE IN MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES: A PANEL DISCUSSION
October 11, 307 Student Centre, 3PM
A panel discussion presented by United South Asians at York (USAY) on violence within marginalized communities, what is being done, not being done and what we can do to improve the situation of those affected by the violence.
RHYMES OF RESISTANCE: SPOKEN WORD SHOWCASE
October 11, Underground, 6PM
An evening of spoken word on various social justice issues featuring slam poets from Toronto Poetry Slam as well as spoken word talent from York University.
For more information on XAO Week contact Safiyah Husein, 647-295-9706, email@example.com