The Autonomy of Student Government Must be Defended

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The CUPE 3903 Executive Committee is deeply concerned to see that the York University administration is attempting to interfere with the democratic processes of the York Federation of Students (YFS). The YFS is a student body governed by its own constitution and bylaws. As such, York University has no authority to dictate the internal affairs of YFS or interfere in student government.

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235 Gosford Blvd. Community Response – Updates

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We’ll be keeping this post up throughout the Winter break to post updates and call outs for support as we receive them.

On November 15th a fire devastated a neighbourhood apartment building, displacing hundreds of residents. It now looks like it may be several months or longer until the tenants can return. Many members have asked how they can support the residents of 235 Gosford Blvd. Keep reading for more information on how to help.

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An Open Letter to Rhonda Lenton: The November 20th Violence is on You

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Dear Dr. Lenton,

On November 20th, a large number of York students and community members staged a protest against a talk by reservists from the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). The vast majority of the talk’s attendees were outsiders, many of whom had come specifically in the hopes of attacking Palestinian student activists and their allies. While York Security stood by and refused to act, these outsiders assaulted peaceful protesters. One of our members was brought to the hospital after a punch to the back of the head. He was peacefully documenting the protest. These violent outsiders spat at, shoved, and threatened counter-protesters, attempted to steal their phones, attacked marshals who were trying to keep the peace, and stole Palestinian flags so that they could beat counter-protesters with the flagpoles. 

Rhonda Lenton, your letter to the community reveals a shocking ignorance of what took place on November 20th. You have a responsibility to keep our campus safe, and you have failed.

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Nominate Yourself: Committee By-elections at January GMM.

Email VP Unit 1, Stacey Berquist, by December 16th to nominate yourself for the following committees: International Graduate Student CommitteeResearch Cost Fund CommitteeForum ModeratorDistribution CommitteeCommunications CommitteeAll University Pensions CommitteeChild Care Fund and the JHSC. Further information on the committees, including honoraria can be found on our committee page. Any contested positions will be elected at the January GMM (January 9th).

Stewards’ Council Meeting – December 6th

The next Stewards Council meeting has been scheduled for Friday, December 6th at 1pm in the Harry Crowe Room (109 Atkinson College). Departmental Stewards are expected to attend, or send a representative from their department. All members are welcome to attend Stewards Council. Light lunch and tokens will be provided to attendees. The draft agenda for the meeting is below as are highlights from the last SC meeting on October 30th.

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December GMM (December 4th) Tentative Agenda

Our next GMM will be December 4th from 11:30am – 2:30pm in Vari Hall, Room 1152A. Free food and TTC tokens will be available! At this GMM, we will be voting on budget and bylaw amendments, and donation requests. All members are encouraged to attend.

Keep reading for the tentative agenda, accessibility information and more.

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November GMM (November 18) Tentative Agenda

Our next GMM will be November 18th from 11:30am – 2:30pm in First Student Centre, Room 313. Free food and TTC tokens will be available! At this GMM, we will be voting on budget and bylaw amendments, and donation requests. All members are encouraged to attend.

Keep reading for the tentative agenda, accessibility information and more.

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Job Posting: Tenure-Track Position, Economics at Glendon

The Department of Economics at Glendon College, York University invites applications for either a professorial or teaching stream tenure-track position in Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2020. Given Glendon’s bilingual mandate, the selected candidate will also participate actively in College-wide service activities in both English and French. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 31, 2020.

Le Département d’économie du Collège universitaire Glendon de l’Université York sollicite des candidatures pour un poste menant à la permanence, volet professoral ou volet enseignement, au rang de professeure adjointe ou professeur adjoint, débutant le 1er juillet 2020. Compte tenu du mandat bilingue du Collège Glendon, la personne retenue participera également activement aux activités de service du Collège en anglais et en français. La date d’échéance de dépôt de la candidature est le 31 janvier 2020.

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