Faculty of Health

Welcome to the Faculty of Health. Through our five degree programs – Kinesiology & Health Science, Psychology, Nursing, Health Studies (Informatics, Management and Policy) and Global Health – our commitment to excellence is demonstrated through our professors who are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields; through our leading edge research; and through community partnerships to improve health outcomes both locally and globally. In addition, students benefit from learning opportunities that go beyond the classroom to include experiential education in a range of settings from laboratories to sports fields and with community partners including hospitals, clinics, schools, health and recreation centres.

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New International Student Orientation @ York Lanes Room 280N (second floor)
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Congratulations on your admission to York University!  We are delighted that you will soon join York’s international community of more than 5,000 students from over 160 countries.
We at York International are looking forward to welcoming you to our campus and to Toronto! We are committed to supporting your success as an international student at York University and hope that you will make York International your home away from home.
York International will be offering an important and unique international student session that is designed specifically with you in mind. The International Student Orientation Session is also dedicated to providing the most relevant information to a newcomer to Canada and York.

At The New International Student Orientation you will:

  • Learn where to access essential information about immigration requirements for international students.
  • Learn about social and cultural transition and ways to adapt to the new Canadian academic environment.
  • Have the opportunity to develop lasting friendships with fellow students and international student peers.
  • Learn how to enroll in the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).
  • Learn key information about life on campus including safety and security at York University.

Note: It is mandatory that all new international students participate in an International Student Orientation Session.
Each Orientation Session will be held in 280N York Lanes (2nd floor).
**You only need to register for and attend one orientation session that fits your schedule.
To register, click here.

Ron McCallum: Monitoring the UN Convention on The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities & Canadian Book Launch: The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities: Forgotten and Invisible (Mary Crock) @ Helliwell Centre, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Jan 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Ron McCallum: Monitoring the UN Convention on The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities: The Constructive Dialogues of The CRPD Committee and the Simplified Reporting Mechanism & Canadian Book Launch: The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities: Forgotten and Invisible (Mary Crock)

The event explores important international disability issues in two parts: a public lecture and book launch.

The event will start with a public lecture from Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, an accomplished scholar in labour law and disability law rights. He is the former dean of law at Sydney University, Australia. He was elected in 2010 as the first chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He will explore the application and implementation of international human rights protections owed to persons with disabilities including the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

The event will also serve as the Canadian launch of The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities: Forgotten and Invisible, recently published by Edward Elgar Publishing. The lead author, Mary Crock, is professor of public law at Sydney University Law School, a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, solicitor and accredited specialist in immigration law. Her expertise spans immigration, citizenship and refugee law, administrative and constitutional law, public international law, particularly human rights and international refugee law, and comparative law. She will introduce the book, which considers the intersection between one of the oldest international human rights treaties, the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and the CRPD, one of the newest treaties. The book also asks how the CRPD is (or should be) changing the way that governments and aid agencies engage with and accommodate persons with disabilities in situations of displacement

Secrets of Academic Success @ 203 Norman Bethune College
Jan 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Looking for key strategies to improve your academic achievement and confidence? Wondering which learning skills you most need to succeed at university? Take this workshop and find out.

This workshop is one of many offered by Learning Skills Services. For more information on the services we offer, visit the Learning Skills website at lss.info.yorku.ca.