Glendon Clubs and Organizations: Fall 2016
YU Write is a creative writing group dedicated to the experience of writing. Too often, writing is distilled to waiting for that spark to glimmer in the night (or day) and we feel that the applied practice is underappreciated. While waiting for inspiration is helpful, the practice of writing helps gain momentum so the wait is less grueling. Plus, it makes writing a little more fun and less pressuring and for those wanting to hone their skills we have workshops where we can help develop our skills. For first year students, this is a great opportunity to get into creative writing as the intro course cannot be taken until second year. Most of the exercises are based around the program’s class work so first year students can get an idea of the process in the creative writing program. All this takes place on Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. to 3:30p.m. at VC 028, with two meetings every month. If interested, e-mail the YU Write President, Alvin Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on meetings. Join our page at YUconnect to subscribe to monthly e-mails notifying meetings, workshops and events.
Lunik is a student run and operated co-operative café that provides alternative food options, such as vegan and gluten free meals and snacks, and a pay what you can fair trade tea and coffee right on York University’s Glendon campus. It is also a safe space for students to come and study or simply meet up with friends. To get involved in Lunik, contact our outreach coordinator at email@example.com or stop by and talk to any of the coordinators. Watch out for our events such as Late Night Lunik (which is held every Wednesday night) and others, by following us on Facebook!
The Jewish Legal Network
The JLN is a tight-knit community with an objective to establish longstanding networking connections with Jewish professionals in the legal field. Our group utilizes field trips, panel discussions, and other events in order to put aspiring professionals in touch with some of the top industry leaders in Toronto. Other group responsibilities include peer-tutoring with regards to the LSAT, Law School Application process and other legal related activities. Finally, this group seeks to enlighten students of the reality of working in the legal field. You do not have to be Jewish to join our club or come to events. Our first event is October 6th at 7pm and it will be about "The Secret To Getting Into Law School". For updates and more information about how to sign up and join our club, you can follow us on Facebook @jewishlegalnetwork, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.jlntoronto.com
Ekklesia: Church at Glendon
Ekklesia is your student-led church on campus. If you are curious about Christianity or if you are already on a journey following Jesus, everyone is welcome to join us as we dig into the Bible together, support one another through whatever life throws our way, and discover more about what Jesus's love really means for us and for the world. We want to give that love to everyone on campus, and provide social and spiritual support for students from all walks of life. Like us on Facebook to receive info about our meetings and events, and feel free to message us on Facebook or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!
Le salon francophone de Glendon
The student run French help centre at Glendon is located at YH B111, next to the breezeway. It is open Monday to Friday, from 12 to 6pm, and helps students maximize their time at Glendon by providing them with the opportunity to practice speaking French with their peers. The employees at the Salon recognize the importance of working on pronunciation. They are there to help students of all levels prepare oral presentations, understand their assignments, and most of all, practice conversing in French. We will be hosting weekly activities in the Salon francophone and monthly movie nights on campus. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @salonfranco. Our weekly activities in French will be as follows:
-Monday: 2pm-4pm Board games and FREE coffee
-Tuesday: 2pm-4pm Pro Tem reading and discussion (student newspaper)
-Wednesday: 2pm-4pm French Pop Culture video screenings and discussions
-Thursday: 2pm-4pm Short readings and discussion
-Friday: 1pm-2pm Board games
Every year, the International Studies Symposium works to shed light on a specific nation in its entirety; its politics, environment, economy and overall culture. This year, the ISS team is determined to create the most engaging, informative, and inspiring event to date with a focus on Argentina! This South-American nation; rich in vibrant culture and breath-taking natural landscapes is one that we are excited to explore further and we need your help! Join our team of passionate volunteers and you too can help us establish strong links among many constituencies, connect with distinguished speakers and guests, cultural contributors, academics and foreign diplomats. The success of this event relies on the passion and dedication of the students behind it and we can't wait to get started! To learn more about this opportunity please contact our team with the subject line "Volunteer Inquiry" at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLLead: A workshop series at Glendon
Want to work on you? Voulez-vous réaliser une vision? The GLLead: Leadership Workshop Series may be just up your alley & registration is now open! This is five-week experience where you will take a bold step in your leadership and personal development. The program is open to ALL. We invite folks who are starting to discover what leadership means to them, folks who are looking to challenge themselves, and anyone who may be interested in personal development and leadership! La série commence le 14 octobre et aura lieu chaque vendredi (13h à 15h, YH A104) et se termine le 18 novembre 2016 (NB: il n’y a pas de séance le 28 octobre).www.glendon.yorku.ca/lionsden/develop-yourself/leadership-program
Peace by PEACE
Répandons la paix one peace at a time! Peace by PEACE est un programme unique et bilingue qui offre des stratégies pour résoudre des conflits ainsi que pour favoriser le développement communautaire des élèves d’école primaire. Since its creation in 1997, Peace by PEACE has helped enrich the lives of more than 12,000 students in the Greater Toronto Area. Cette année nous fêterons notre 20ème anniversaire. Nous sommes encore à la recherche de nouveaux bénévoles pour enrichir la vie de nos élèves. Stay tuned for all the events our team has lined up & help us celebrate 20 years of sharing the peace!
The Accessibility, Well-being and Counselling Centre
The Accessibility, Well-being and Counselling Centre (formerly Glendon Counselling) welcomes all students back to this new academic year. We are currently offering individual services in personal counselling and accessibility services to all Glendon students. Glendon Personal Counselling offers confidential, individual appointments to discuss any personal/social concerns that students may have. Our clients come to see us because of a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, abuse, stress, self-esteem, eating and body image, issues about sexuality, relationship issues.
Accessibility Services provide services tailored specifically for students who have self-identified as having a disability and who have submitted certifying documentation. In general, we serve students with learning, mental health physical, sensory and medical disabilities. Our services include: providing information about the University in relation to disabilities, access and accommodation, assisting students with navigating through York University, promoting self-advocacy, developing more effective learning and coping strategies, disability-related counselling, determining and arranging for appropriate academic accommodations. To make an appointment, please stop by our offices in Glendon Hall 111A (the Manor) or call us at 416-487-6709.
GLMetoWe is Glendon's very own group representing Free the Children and Me to We's vision to empower children across the world. Education is the first pillar of the organization, and our main focus. According to Me to We, providing education to children is the best way to set them up for success and break the cycle of poverty. GLMetoWe strives to raise awareness at Glendon and York University regarding the issues in education that exist in developing countries, as well as the positive impact of a collective effort to better them.
GLMetoWe also strives to raise the necessary funds to build a school in Haiti, by organizing fundraising events such as bake sales and pub nights. An added focus to the club is to reach out to local shelters by organizing clothing, school supplies and food drives. If interested, email the email@example.com for more details on meetings. Follow and like GLMetoWe on Facebook (GLmetowe), Twitter and Instagram (@glmetowe)!
Glendon Entrepreneur and Investors Student Association
At the Glendon Entrepreneur and Investors student association (GEISA), our members pursue their financial goals as they develop into professionals. GEISA allows students the opportunity to learn about multiple aspects of the business world, including entrepreneurship, investing, finances and leadership. Glendon students will benefit from networking events, guest speakers, and investing exercises. Students from all majors are welcome to expand their knowledge of the business world. Regardless of how extensive your knowledge is on these topics, everyone has something they can offer the group. Each member can benefit from the experiences of others. The club will be meeting in room A220 at 10-11am every Monday. See you all there!
Lean In Glendon Campus is a part of a larger organization called Lean In started by Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg. Beyoncé, Hugh Jackman, and Lena Dunham are only a few of the many celebrities who’ve jumped onto the Lean In bandwagon. Lean In helps students develop life skills such as making a good CV and resume. Cette année, Lean In donne l’opportunité aux étudiants de compléter un certificat correspondant à un certain thème, comme par exemple le thème de l’équilibre. Professional development and motivation are two of the many themes that will be discussed at our bi-weekly meetings. En fin d’année, nous aurons un événement qui comprendra des présentateurs, des opportunités de réseautage et bien d’autres choses. De plus, des photographes professionnels seront présents et ils prendront des portraits. Vous pouvez trouver notre club sur Facebook, sous le titre « Lean In at York University ». Assurez-vous d’aimer notre page pour rester au courant de nos évènements!
WUSC/EUMC Glendon believes that through the power of education, we can change the world. Join us to get involved in many amazing initiatives. Our focus is first and foremost our Student Refugee Program through which we sponsor a refugee student and help him come to Canada to study at Glendon. Nous payons même leurs frais de scolarité. Join us to change the lives of others, and check us out on Facebook or Twitter to learn more about us!
We are Students Offering Suppor (SOS), and we believe in what we call 360 volunteering. Last May, we went on a very successful outreach trip to the Honduras, and we are in fact offering another outreach trip this year, to Costa Rica this time. There are many ways in which you can volunteer with this amazing club. Pour obtenir plus de renseignements, envoyez-nous un message sur Facebook à Glendon SOS, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch & Learn
The Cornerstone Health and Wellness Centre is pleased to offer complimentary, interactive round table wellness sessions offered to clubs at Glendon. This value added service usually lasts 30-45 minutes and would ideally take place at your club meeting. Some examples of Wellness Hot Topics that could be discussed this fall are:
- Avoiding pain with use of smart devices such as phones and tablets
- Simple ways to incorporate exercises into daily living
- First aid treatment for acute aches and pains
- Wellness during exam time
Should you wish to offer this session, simply contact the clinic at email@example.com or call us at (416) 487-6736. We are located in the Proctor Field House. It is our privilege to work with you to promote wellness and make your experience at Glendon unforgettable.
La Mode à Glendon (LMG)
Hey Glendonites! La Mode à Glendon (LMG) is back and better! You may know us from our past events such as our student photo shoot and fashion shows, but if you haven’t already heard about us, we are the fashion club at Glendon. LMG is dedicated to the expression of individuality through style. We welcome all of our fellow fashionistas at York to join us in our upcoming events! This year, once again, we will host a photo shoot to offer students the opportunity to have some great shots taken by a professional photographer. We also hope to collaborate on another photo shoot event with Lean In at Keele, which will be aimed at empowering women. Our off-campus pub night is on November 3rd, so keep an eye out for that! Lastly, our biggest event, the Glendon fashion show, which will be held in February.
We are currently looking for young creative minds to help us make this year’s show lit af! We will be holding a model casting sometime during the end of the semester and everyone is welcome! We will need designers, stylists, photographers, videographers, performers and volunteers. If you are interested in any of these roles or if you would like to get more details, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s collaborate! -Shannon Benigi-an Mulholland, President of LMG
Glendon Muslim Students Association
The Glendon Muslim Students Association / l’Association des Étudiants Musulmans de Glendon (GMSA / AÉMG) has been founded to accommodate, facilitate and encourage the learning, practice and awareness of the religion of Islam amongst all of the communities at Glendon. L’AÉMG va continuer à tisser des liens avec les autres groupes de Glendon, pour qu’on puisse établir une communauté saine qui travaille ensemble pour atteindre les mêmes buts.
The executive team is dedicated to making the organization a safe, inclusive and educative environment for students by hosting social events, conducting discussion circles regarding various topics, and providing personal mentorship regarding religious matters. To start off the year, we will be hosting our annual bilingual Eid Dinner in October, which will be open to all students.
Membership of the GMSA is open to all students on campus and can be done by simply emailing your full name and email address to the organization. Vous pouvez vous inscrire à notre liste de diffusion et à notre page Facebook afin de vous tenir au courant des activités que nous organiserons. The Interfaith Centre located in Room D-123 of Hilliard Residence is always open for prayer and equipped with lots of informational and inspirational books for leisure reading. If you are interested in collaborating with us, have any further questions, or are interested in the services we offer, please do not hesitate to send an email to email@example.com. You can also message us on our Facebook page @GlendonMSA. Nous vous souhaitons une bonne année!
Do you love music? Do you like being creative? Do you want to have your own show? Radio Glendon is a student run bilingual radio station that plays music and student hosted shows all day, from Monday to Friday. Radio Glendon broadcasts from our booth in the basement of the Manor. You too, can host a show that will be broadcasted live on Radio Glendon. Check us out @radioglendon on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and let us know what music you want us to play! Tune in to listen to your favourite music and listen to your friends host their own show on radioglendon.ca or through the TuneIn App!
The Glendon Women & Trans* Centre
The Glendon Women & Trans* Centre is a safe space on campus that offers free menstrual products, contraceptives, pregnancy tests, food, and peer-to-peer support. Le centre possède également un abris d'urgence et fournit toutes sortes d'informations sur la santé sexuelle et sur la localisation des cliniques locales. Swing by and borrow books, chat with the volunteers, or get cozy on our couches with a cup of tea! Located in Hilliard D124.
Glendon’s Student Caucus!
Bonjour Glendon! The school year is starting up again and so is Glendon's Student Caucus! This is where students get together and discuss issues pertinent to academics on campus. We are a part of Glendon’s Faculty Council, which is the highest academic governing body on campus. Our student members are consulted before decisions on petitions, curriculum, and technology are made and finalized by the Faculty Council. It is our goal at the Student Caucus to bring up the major issues that affect students so that we could find solutions, but we need your participation! La prochaine réunion sera le 21 octobre 2016. Les réunions de Caucus des Étudiants sont dans la chambre YH C202 de 12h30 à 13h30. If you’re interested in joining us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
L’ensemble Musical de Glendon/Glendon Music Ensemble
Bonjour tout le monde! Nous sommes L’ensemble Musical de Glendon! We are the Glendon Music Ensemble! We host various events throughout the year, such as events with Late Night Lunik, our holiday concert in December and our annual concert in February. To win free tickets for these concerts, make sure you follow us on social media so you don’t miss out!
Facebook: Glendon Music Ensemble – Ensemble Musical de Glendon
Career and Skills Development Centre / Centre de carrière et de développement de compétences
Introducing the new stand-alone, year-round Career and Skills Development Centre where students can learn and build employability skills for academic and career success, including assignment help, career advising and job info. We offer 30 min appointments and one-hour workshops. Topics include: how to write well; resumés and networking; ruthless revision; interview prep; proving your point; and, preparing a grad school application. Le nouveau Centre sera situé dans la salle A118, qui sera transformée en un espace à usages multiples. Les services qui sont présentement offerts par le Centre de rédaction seront intégrés au nouveau Centre. Ce dernier permettra également aux membres de la communauté et aux étudiants ayant de multiples engagements et des contraintes de temps de participer à une nouvelle programmation hybride et en ligne, telle que l'apprentissage en ligne (webinaires) et des services d’orientation professionnelle par Skype. Visitez-notre site internet ou sur Facebook. Inscrivez-vous sur Moodle!
Glendon Dance Team
The Glendon Dance Team is beginning the new year stronger and fresher than ever. Last year, we experienced many firsts; we participated in our first ever competition, where we competed against other universities and colleges in Ontario. Our team had expanded to the point of being the biggest it had ever been. We presented numerous routines from a wide variety of styles such as; Jazz, Dancehall, Soca, Bollywood, Acro, Latin Ballroom, Lyrical and of course, Contemporary, a personal favorite of GDT.
This year, we are doing things a bit differently. We have a lot of new, fresh talent that we are excited to showcase. Our Head Choreographer, Camille Boucher and our Secretary, Hanna DeRoche are both returning execs. After two rounds of auditions, our competition team was chosen. We are a smaller team this year, but we have a lot of returning members, which will allow us to build onto the foundation we already have.
We hope to see you at our pub night October 13th, and at our shows throughout the semester. We also hope you will support our competitive team in their endeavours. We hope to host open workshops and classes that would be offered to the York community, a late night Lunik event as well as Latin Ballroom classes! We can’t wait to show Glendon what we have to offer. -Jonathan Ponce, Head Coordinator.