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

Career Fair Winter 2018 @ Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (formerly TEL Building)
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Meet a variety of employers in an exhibition-like setting to learn more about their employment opportunities. Over 65 employers will be exhibiting at this year’s fair and recruiting York students and new grads for: full-time jobs, part-time jobs, internships and summer jobs.

Students are invited to drop by the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (formerly TEL Building) any time between 10am and 3pm to speak to employers.

See the full list of participating employers and tips to prepare for the Career Fair at

What Can I Do With My Degree? workshop @ 103 McLaughlin College (Career Centre)
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Not sure what career options your degree might lead to? Attend this workshop to learn how the skills you’re developing in your degree and the experiences you’re gaining while at York will help build a foundation for your future.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre’s online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

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Requesting & Accessing Accommodations workshop @ 305 York Lanes, Centre for Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion (REI)
Feb 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

In this workshop, participants will receive a detailed overview of the rights and responsibilities in the accommodations process based on the Ontario Human Rights Code, such as those involving disability (including mental health), creed (religion), and sex/gender. In addition to learning how to request and respond to accommodation needs, participants will learn strategies that will assist in increasing inclusion and accessibility in the York community.

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Undergraduate Research Fair @ Scott Library Collaboratory (2nd floor), York University
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

York University’s 6th annual multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Fair will take place in the Scott Library Collaboratory (2nd floor) on March 7, 2018. Everyone is welcome to drop in to this showcase of undergraduate research work and art exhibit. Students present their projects in the form of poster sessions, presented simultaneously in a friendly, marketplace-like environment. The Art Walk exhibit leading to the Fair will display student art and design work. Several prizes will be awarded, and a reception follows the Fair. Please drop by to help celebrate undergraduate research at York!

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