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Introduction to York’s New SEM Framework

Margaret Kierylo, Assistant Vice-President, Institutional Planning and Chief Data Officer
Darran Fernandez, Assistant Vice Provost & University Registrar

Join us for the SEM Learning Days kick-off session where we will introduce York’s new SEM Framework and Action Plan.

Monday, Jul 17, 2023 9 AM - 10 AM

Location: Virtual

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Why Grad Studies? Why Not!

Eileen Watson, Recruitment & Liaison Officer (Faculty of Graduate Studies)
Anesa Albert, Associate Director of Communications, Recruitment and Digital Engagement (Faculty of Graduate Studies)

Join the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) to learn what grad studies is all about at York University, and how accessible a graduate education really is. We’ll touch on the reasons why it’s a good idea to choose grad, the benefits a graduate degree brings, and we’ll debunk old-fashioned myths about what grad isn’t. Additionally, we'll share our best practices to better enhance recruitment and conversion.

At the end of this workshop, you’ll have a fulsome understanding of what graduate studies is, and how you can help spread the word that everyone belongs here. We want to help the undergraduate and graduate communities at York understand what we do in FGS, and how they can tap in to get our support.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2023 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: Virtual

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Prospective Students' Journey

Eloisa Hammond, Assistant Director, Admissions Assessment (Office of the University Registrar)
Marsha Newhook: Assessment Coordinator (Office of the University Registrar)
Alisha Rajwani Credential Analyst, Undergraduate (Office of the University Registrar)
Melissa Tran: Credential Analyst, Undergraduate (Office of the University Registrar)
Michelle Cousins: Credential Analyst, Undergraduate (Office of the University Registrar)

Take a walk with us through the process of a student's experience from application to admission. We will present and guide you through the nuances of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions with a few twists and turns along the way. Not all students and their individual academic histories and studies are the same. For some students, the admissions process is a walk in the park; while for others, they need a map and some guidance. Join our session while we pack and unpack a student's journey.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2023 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Location: Virtual

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Being "SAVY" About Our Students

Nick Valentino, Program Manager, Student Success Initiatives (Division of Students)

SAVY, York’s student virtual assistant, provides a unique source of data. Students ask SAVY questions that are digitally captured, automatically classified and responded to, and stored in an environment that can be easily analyzed. This presentation will demonstrate some of the learning to which SAVY gives us access about student needs throughout the academic year and the student lifecycle. 

We will look at the responses students triggered from SAVY with student questions, when did those responses get served over the course of the relevant timeframe, and whether student context (Faculty, year level, visa status, etc.) affected the kinds of questions being asked.

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Virtual

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Data Warehouse 101

Keshia Gray, Associate Registrar & Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions (Office of the University Registrar)

Data Warehouse is the official source that captures York's applicant data. This session will provide an overview of the dashboards and various ways to view the data. We will explore the limitations and discuss how it should be considered when making decisions. (If you do not have access to Data Warehouse, request permission from your SIS Designate to follow along through the demonstration)

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Virtual

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PAWS: Providing Athletes with Winning Strategies

Mandy McCurdy, Manager, Varsity Athletics (Athletics & Recreation)
Lucas Kidd, Academic Coordinator (Athletics & Recreation)
Alyssa McQuaid, Academic Coordinator (Athletics & Recreation)

Varsity student athletes face unique challenges balancing the commitment of post-secondary academics and high performance athletics. Join us for this interactive session to learn more about the Providing Athletes with Winning Strategies (PAWS) initiative and discover the ways our Varsity Student Athlete Services team supports our incredible student athletes at York!

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Location: Virtual

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From Coast to Coast: Exploring Student Recruitment in Canada's Provinces

Travis Westlake, Assistant Director, Student Recruitment (Office of the University Registrar)

Join us for an insightful session that goes beyond Ontario's borders to uncover the untapped potential of undergraduate student recruitment across Canada. In this engaging presentation, we will explore the factors influencing student choice, delve into application trends, highlight key aspects of prominent provinces, showcase curricula nuances, and discuss current outreach initiatives.

Thursday, Jul 20, 2023 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Virtual

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Transfer Pathways and NYCE: An Overview

Zanita Shamselarijani, Interim Assistant Director, Transfer Credit & Document Professing (Office of the University Registrar)
Sameera Khan, Assessor Transfer Credit (Office of the University Registrar)

Established credit pathways offer an ease of transition for transfer students. York has multiple partnerships with post-secondary institutes both in Canada and globally. We will offer an overview of the various pathways and how they impact on the student journey. We will also discuss the Non-York Course Equivalency (NYCE) database and how it is developed and utilized to provide seamless service to students as well as cross campus partners.

Friday, Jul 21, 2023 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

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