Calendar 2001-2002<General Information
The College System
distinguishing feature of York University is the college system
that uniquely bridges the large multi-Faculty university to smaller
units for a closer relationship between faculty members and students.
York Colleges are small interdisciplinary communities, with distinctive
characters and mandates, that offer a welcoming, innovative and
convivial environment supportive of students successful adjustment
to the university and the successful completion of their degree
requirements. Each undergraduate student entering York University
for the first time is placed in a college. The seven colleges serving
day students -- Calumet, Founders, McLaughlin, Norman Bethune, Stong,
Vanier and Winters -- provide a wide range of academic and extracurricular
activities to complement the instructional programs of the various
Faculties and to enrich the experience of the York student. College
facilities include common rooms, dining halls, coffee shops, study
areas, computer rooms, seminar and small lecture rooms, in addition
to recreational rooms. Colleges accommodate about 260 out-of-town
students, about 10 per cent of the total college enrolment, in well-equipped
residences adjacent to college buildings. (For further information,
please consult the Academic Services and Support section in this
college is self-governed in its day-to-day activities by both faculty
members and students. Each college is administered by a Master,
Academic Adviser, and Residence Tutor and by Dons in the Residence.
Each college also has its College Council, elected by students,
which plans and finances a full range of social, cultural and athletic
programs. Advising, especially for first-year students in each college,
is conducted by Fellows, who are valued members of the College and
the York community, and by specially trained upper-level students.
College, which is a constituent Faculty, offers daytime bilingual
(French and English) undergraduate programs on a separate campus;
please consult the Glendon section of this Calendar for further
information. Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies,
which publishes its own Calendar, offers day, evening and summer
degree programs; for further information, write: The Admissions
Enquiry Service, York University, 150 Atkinson College, 4700 Keele
Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Telephone 416-736-5000.
College Academic Programs
College Academic Programs involve cocurricular and extracurricular
events and activities as well as Foundations Courses. The format
and content of credit courses vary according to the Faculty that
colleges are affiliated with. Participation in a college academic
program provides an excellent way of becoming involved in the life
of a college. The five Faculty of Arts colleges -- Calumet, Founders,
McLaughlin, Stong and Vanier --offer a wide range of courses through
the Faculty of Arts new Foundations program. Foundations Courses
connect a college and its students with the Divisions of Humanities
and Social Science. Foundations course directors are normally Fellows
of the Colleges with which the course is associated. These courses
are intended to reflect the special focus -- known as the academic
mandate -- of each college, and stresses critical skills development,
introduction to interdisciplinary study and the particular expertise
of faculty associated with the two divisions. Norman Bethune College
offers a Faculty of Arts Foundations course as well as a special
series of first year courses (FYUS: First Year University Seminar)
linked to the Faculties of Pure and Applied Science and Environmental
Studies. Winters College academic offerings are linked to the Faculty
of Fine Arts Cultural Studies program.
College was founded in 1970, sixth of the seven undergraduate colleges.
We were initially housed in the Steacie Library and later at Atkinson.
Had there not been the first round of government cutbacks to higher
education in the mid-70s, our college and residence buildings would
likely have been much like those of Bethune and Stong. The unique
character of Calumet College life and governance developed during
the many years in Atkinson when Calumet served only commuter students.
Master Eric Winter opened the college's first computer lab and introduced
computer-related college courses. In 1991, through the leadership
of Master Peggy Keall, Calumet College and Calumet Residence buildings
were opened. Calumet is affiliated with the Faculty of Arts; we
also house the "Business History and Ethics" course in the BBA program
of the Schulich School of Business.
do all colleges, Calumet aims to provide services, facilities and
opportunities for students in all aspects of university life: academic,
social, cultural and recreational. All members of the Calumet community,
students, Fellows, alumni, alumnae and administration are encouraged
all of Calumet's activities there is a fundamental point of view,
a theme, which celebrates the individual. We cherish the differences
among us; we seek to demonstrate the role of lively discussion and
eventual consensus through mutual tolerance and understanding. Calumet
College Council (CCC) and Calumet Residence Council provide opportunities
to get more involved in College life. CCC publishes the college
paper, Calumetro, its name suggestive of our commuter roots; CCC
organizes workshops, symposiums, seminar series, social events and
recreational sports. Beyond the college compound are many campus-wide
organizations that offer opportunities to pursue extracurricular
interests. There are many student clubs linking students in an academic
department or program, or to others from the same ethnic or religious
background. Many students have positions as student senators, as
elected representatives to the York Federation of Students, as members
of various Student Centre committees, and in other university roles.
We encourage students with all interests and origins to join Calumet.
association with the Faculty of Arts is focused around our mandate
or theme: Technology and the Arts. The college has a curriculum
that emphasizes computer applications and the social impact of technology.
We have ties with programs in Mass Communications, Urban Studies,
Environmental Studies, Creative Literature, Entrepreneurial Initiatives
and Small Business Administration. Students with particular interests
or academic majors in the following areas are encouraged to join
Calumet: Computer Science, Economics, Geography, Mass Communications,
Mathematics and Urban Studies.
supports several microcomputer facilities. Bootstrap is a 24-hour
drop-in computer lab housing Apple Macintosh computers and a course-support
classroom with PCs. Associated with the Urban Studies and Mass Communications
programs are two smaller labs with interactive media hardware using
some of the latest advances in technology. Both the college and
residence buildings are networked and connected to the fibre optic
backbone of the campus-wide computer facilities. Software support
includes word processing, spreadsheets, email, data base management,
desk top publishing, graphics and bulletin boards.
activities of the college are extensive. Calumet teams play in a
wide range of intramural sports: hockey, broomball, water polo,
softball and soccer to name a few. In some sports there are men's
and women's teams, while others are coed. Usually there are separate
teams for highly competitive and for recreational athletes. All
students with a desire to play are encouraged to participate.
The Edge is a student-owned pub and coffee shop located adjacent
to the Common Room. It is a focal point for college members and
assists in the provision of some of the college's social programming:
dances, movie nights, darts and pool tournaments etc. In addition,
the food is excellent, nutritious and often the lowest priced on
Calumet Residence consists of 43 six-person coeducational suites.
Suites normally have four single bedrooms and one double. Each suite
also includes a lounge area, a kitchenette and two bathrooms. The
suites are grouped into seven houses, each with a Don: the entire
residence is overseen by the Residence Tutor. Suite members are
responsible for cleaning their own room; the cleaning of the common
spaces, such as kitchens, lounges, entrances and stairwells, is
shared by all suite members. Network drops in each room allow "res"
students with their own computers to join the Calumet computer network
and enjoy high quality access to e-mail, university library catalogues
and the Internet.
the year, students spend time organizing a variety of social activities
including dances, pub nights, gala dinners, dart tournaments and
other events. Much of the activity is formed around the interests
of involved students.
student government, Calumet College Council (CCC), is entrusted
with the monies collected from the student body and the disbursement
of those funds on activities and services for the benefit of all
students. Elections for positions on CCC occur in March, and shortly
after that planning is initiated for the activities for the next
school year. The student government holds monthly open meetings
(Calumet Open Forum, COF) at which all members of the community
are welcome and encouraged to participate.
Sevigny, Master, e-mail: email@example.com
Office: 235 Calumet, 416-736-5098
College was the first college established on the York Campus and
it is proud of the part that its Fellows and students have played
in the development of York University. The theme of Founders College
is "Self, Culture and Society", which reflects the special interests
of the college in the disciplines of Anthropology, French Studies,
Italian Studies, History and Psychology, as well as its strong commitment
to internationalism and contemporary issues. Founders College supports
and houses African Studies, East Asian Studies, Latin American and
Caribbean Studies, while holding a special affiliation with the
undergraduate program of the School of Women's Studies and providing
extensive Women's Studies facilities. Founders is also currently
coordinating the development of a new South Asian Studies program
and an International Development Studies program, and is also developing
the resource facilities to support all its international programs.
college's academic offerings consist of a roster of first and second
year "Foundation" courses affiliated with the Divisions of Humanities
and Social Science, mostly taught by Founders Fellows and associates.
These courses relate to the academic themes of the college, and
are designated to equip students with critical skills, as part of
York's General Education program. Fellows of the College are active
in many ways, especially in fostering their academic interests in
an interdisciplinary environment, mounting cocurricular events such
as seminars and conferences, and participating in the strong advising
program for student members of the college, under the direction
of an Academic Adviser.
rich network of peer advising including student Academic Resource
Advisers, is operated by the Academic Adviser for the benefit of
all Founders students. The Fellows of Founders are chiefly professors
from a number of different departments who have come together to
support the college's goals, but they also include administrators
and external people such as journalists, writers and artists. Over
40 of the academic Fellows have their offices in the college, and
are available for interaction with Founders students. The Fellows,
with the students, are the lifeblood of the community.
following program-related groups are associated with the college:
History Students Association, the African Students Association,
the East Asian Studies Students Association at York, the Caribbean
Students Association and the Anthropology Students Association.
Founders College also houses the East Asian Studies Jerome Ch'en
Reading Room, which has recently expanded to include a large collection
of Chinese-language texts; the Nellie Langford Rowell Women's Studies
Library (also recently enlarged, with a bigger focus on its international
collection); the Development Studies Resource Centre; the Institute
on Achievement and Motivation which guides and counsels students;
and the Elia Chair in Italo-Canadian Studies. The college organizes
and supports a variety of activities related to the arts, including
art exhibitions in the Arthur Haberman Art Gallery. The Gallery
and the Reading and Listening Room are amongst the excellent array
of academic and social facilities managed by the Founders College
Student Council and available for commuter as well as residence
students. The college also has an attractive new Assembly Hall;
a small cinema, the Brian Cragg Cinema; a large Junior Common Room;
and a historic pub, the Cock and Bull, which provides excellent
hot lunches and year-round barbecue as well as the recreational
hub of the college. An annual festival of the art, Poiesis, involves
students and Fellows in a competition including painting, sculpture,
photography, poetry and music. Lectures and colloquia are regularly
offered in a wide variety of academic and cultural areas associated
with the college. Finally, Founders is home to Canada's most prestigious
popular/academic feminist journal, Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers
de la femme.
college is governed by the Master, the Academic Adviser and the
Residence Tutor, assisted by an office staff headed by the Administrative
Assistant, and by a variety of committees involving Fellows and
students. A student council, Founders College Student Council (FCSC),
administers an important budget derived from an annual operating
grant, organizes a variety of programs and manages services and
enterprises in the college, including an excellent gymnasium and
sauna, a games room and the Junior Common Room, in addition to the
gallery and reading room.
four-story residence (without elevators) for 250 undergraduate students
is composed of seven houses, each named for a painter of the Group
of Seven. Five of these houses are coed. We try to maintain a fine
balance between a lively environment and one conducive to serious
study. The residence is governed by a Residence Tutor, Dons and
students forming a Residence Council.
college encourages in its students both active participation in
college life, and academic excellence, through a system of honour
awards, book prizes, a prestigious internship program that places
12 students with programs and units in the college, each supported
by a University Service Bursary. Founders College tries to remain
faithful to what is best in the collegial tradition -- hard study,
stimulating interaction between Fellows and students, and a lively
Gewurtz, Master, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 216 Founders, 416-736-5148
in 1968, McLaughlin College was named in honour of the late Colonel
R.S. McLaughlin, business pioneer and philanthropist. The college
is dedicated to fostering knowledge and critical attitudes about
public policy. Special attention is given to improvement of our
society -- the local community, the province, Canada, and the global
commons. Public policy is the academic mandate of the college. Excellence
in the political, social and economic arenas however, is never enough.
Our late founding Master, George Tatham, insisted that the college
must contribute to developing "The Whole Person". The Arts, Music,
Poetry and Athletics all have a prominent place in life at McLaughlin
College. A full range of cocurricular and extracurricular activities
fills the College Public Policy program: panel discussions, lectures
and noon-hour seminars on issues of the day. Public Policy concerns
that are either national or international in scope are included
in the series of symposia. The college is part of the Faculty of
Arts' Foundations course program. The Divisions of Humanities and
Social Science offer first- and second-year courses which are affiliated
with McLaughlin College. Most of the instructors who teach McLaughlin
College Foundations courses are Fellows of the College. The college
also features an annual public policy address by a person of distinction
in the field of public policy. Two-hour tutorials of not more than
30 students are held in the college, and are an integral part of
each McLaughlin Foundations course.
Foundations courses cover a wide variety of public policy concerns
and stress the learning of critical skills. Each year McLaughlin
jointly plans and sponsors with Vanier College a day-long seminar,
"Encounter Canada", on an important issue of the day. Other forums
on matters important to student life -- gender concerns, alcohol
awareness and responsibility -- enhance the varied cocurricular
program. A full social and cultural program includes trips to special
musical and theatre events in Toronto. McLaughlin College Council
maintains a high profile in college activities. Its athletic program
is oriented to winning the York Torch. Social activities include
talent nights, special Halloween and Valentine's Day dances, Christmas
and year-end dinner formals and regular Thursday dances.
well-equipped weight room, Dyna-Macs, is available to students on
a membership basis. Locker rooms with a shower are adjacent. The
college also has a screening room to show videos and movies, and
an area for table-tennis.
our affiliation with the Faculty of Arts, student associations representing
majors in Economics, Health and Society, Law and Society, Labour
Studies, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, International
Relations, and Sociology are invited to make McLaughlin College
their base of activities. These groups work with the Master and
with McLaughlin College Council to develop cocurricular programs
for students majoring in those fields and for the wider community.
College offers a computer lab which is located in Room 107. This
lab contains PCs and Macintosh's and is available for use by McLaughlin
students. Our study hall is located in Room 016 near the Junior
Common Room. The college provides offices for Fellows from a wide
variety of York's divisions and departments. Fellows are available
to students for advice about courses and careers.
College serves both non-residential and residential students. McLaughlin's
13 storey Tatham Hall offers single and double-room accommodation
in six houses for men and women. Each house has a common recreation
room. The Residence Tutor and Dons work closely with House Presidents
and an active residence council. A full calendar of residence events
provides a rounded social and cultural life on campus. The Master
of McLaughlin, the Academic Adviser and their administrative staff
have an open door policy. They warmly welcome students who drop
by for information, advice or a social visit.
Shugarman, Master, e-mail: email@example.com
Office: 226 McLaughlin, 416-736-5128
Norman Bethune College
Bethune College is named in honour of the famous Canadian physician
and social activist who became a Chinese folk hero. Bethune College
whose theme is "Science and Society", is affiliated with the Faculty
of Pure and Applied Science, the Faculty of Environmental Studies
and the Science and Society program within the Faculty of Arts.
We welcome students from these disciplines as well as any York student
who is interested in Science and Society, in our clubs and facilities,
our intramural sports teams, our College Council and our academic
the social side, the college houses 13 student clubs, including
the Pre- Med Society, Biology Club, the Outing Club, the Astronomy
and Physics Club, Association of Chinese Student and Scholars at
York (ACCSY), Chemical Society, Food for York, Kinesiology and Health
Science Student Organization (KAHSSO), Students for the Exploration
and Development of Space (SEDS), Taiwan ROC, York University Anime
and Manga Association (YAMA), and York Role Playing Guild (YRPG).
The Bethune Athletic Council enters teams in both competitive and
recreational sports for the York Torch award. Bethune's College
Council is a communal blend of elected and appointed students and
representatives from the college's alumni, Fellows and the Master's
Office. This council receives a portion of your student activity
fees and uses it to fund social events, the college newspaper --
The Lexicon, concerts, orientation events, a computer lab, a piano
room, a weight-training room and a variety of worthwhile campus
activities. We welcome and encourage student participation.
College also provides friendly and accessible student academic support
and cocurricular opportunities -- e.g. programs that can help you
identify potential careers and professional paths. We host a comprehensive
four-day Academic Orientation for new students. All Bethune students
are served by the S.O.S. (Student Ombuds Service), a walk-in office
and resource centre, staffed by knowledgeable upper-year students
who can assist you in all manner of academic and personal issues.
The Bethune Writing Centre provides one-on-one tutorial support,
by appointment, to help you develop university-level critical writing
skills. The Bethune Computer Lab is staffed by helpful monitors
who can provide assistance on how to use e-mail and the Internet.
Bethune College's Fellows (faculty, staff and community members)
are a diverse group who provide a wide range of skills and interests,
knowledge and wisdom. Many have connections outside of Canada to
groups in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and
College offers academic (for-credit) elective courses, including
First Year University Seminars in Science, an upper-year science
writing course. In the Arts Foundations program, Bethune offers
first-year courses, including a course in Science and the Humanities.
In addition to courses, Bethune offers a rich mix of seminars, speakers,
discussion groups and special programs of interest to students and
residence has a mix of single rooms, double rooms and apartment-style
suites. Save for one female-only floor all floors are coed. An in-house
cafeteria offers a full menu of healthy and varied fare.
Delaney, Master, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 205 Norman Bethune College, 416-736-5164, email@example.com
Office: 216 Norman Bethune College, 416-736-2100, ext. 33940
College, established in 1969 as York's fifth residential-academic
sub-community, is named for the Stong family, pioneers who came
to this area from Pennsylvania in 1800 and farmed the lands upon
which York University is built. Stong takes pride in its roots in
a pioneer heritage, which finds its modern counterpart in the immigrants
major themes characterize Stong College, although, like all of the
other colleges of York University, we welcome diversity of thought,
experience and academic specialization. The first theme includes
English language and literature, both past and present, and critical
thinking and writing, all of which are seen to be related under
the general heading of the arts of discourse. The second principal
interest of the college is in other languages, literatures and cultures.
The scholarly pursuit of these subjects has given our college a
multicultural flavour. Our pride in the rich multiculturalism of
Stong College, York University, Metropolitan Toronto and Canada
goes well with a third major theme of the college: our strong social
commitment. Through programs with a neighbouring school and other
projects, we are pleased to acknowledge our inseparable relationship
with the society around us and our debt to it. Finally, Stong College
has shown a marked interest in physical education and sport. The
college houses three of the School of Kinesiology and Health Science's
specialized certificate programs: Coaching, Sport Administration
and Sport Therapy. Our students have, moreover, participated enthusiastically
and successfully in Recreation York's Inter-College Sports Programs.
a college concerned and involved in all aspects of student life,
Stong has a wide variety of facilities and programs that reflect
the diversity of life at Stong. The Samuel J. Zacks Art Gallery,
whose mandate is to feature student art, has a number of showings
throughout the year that also feature the work of traditional and
native, international and professional artists. The student newspaper,
The Walrus, and the student pub and coffee shop, The Orange Snail,
provide many opportunities for discussion, debate and celebration
of life at Stong and York.
has a rich tradition of supporting the financial needs of its students
through a wide and varied bursary and scholarship program. Funded
in large part by an active and involved alumni, these awards reflect
the caring side of our college and provide evidence that our students'
commitment and involvement with Stong continues beyond graduation.
important student resources include a darkroom, a music room, the
Allen C. Koretsky Computer Lab and the Academic Resource Centre,
which not only serves as a centre for our Peer Advising program,
but also as a nerve centre for student support resources on campus.
Furthermore, the Academic Adviser, the Residence Tutor, the staff
of the Master's Office and a long list of Fellows from a variety
of disciplines are available and enthusiastic resource people intent
on helping you gain the most from your university career.
College is a happy and vibrant college that values and honours diversity,
academic endeavours and achievement. We encourage initiative and
provide numerous opportunities for fulfillment and invite you to
embrace the Stong "way" through a lifestyle of active participation
in the rich mosaic of cultural, social and athletic life here in
Willis, Master, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 315 Stong College 416-736-5132
College is proudly named after Governor General Georges Vanier,
one of the most distinguished and socially conscientious Canadians
of the 20th century. The college is comprised of residents, Fellows,
and students who have chosen to participate in the academic and
social life of Vanier.
is affiliated with the Division of Humanities (whose administrative
offices are housed in the college), the Faculty of Education, and
the departments of Philosophy and Psychology. The Centre for Jewish
Studies is located in the college, as are Creative Writing, Classical
Studies and Religious Studies.
buildings, especially Vanier Hall and the tall tower of Vanier Residence,
provide flexible space for the many activities in the academic and
social life of the college. The Fellows of Vanier College are a
highly varied group, encompassing many academic disciplines and
programs, and the wider community. The list of Fellows includes
those in the Humanities and Social Sciences, scientists, distinguished
researchers, award winning teachers, administrators, social activists,
artists, and writers -- individuals who have agreed to share their
knowledge and skills with the Vanier academic community.
provides opportunities for many different kinds of interaction.
There are lecture series linked to Vanier courses. Vanier College
Productions sponsors a full year of musical, dramatic and often
original productions. Vanier and McLaughlin present "Encounter Canada",
a yearly symposium on current Canadian moral and ethical issues;
Bethune and Vanier together sponsor a Science Symposium. With the
Creative Writing program, Vanier offers an annual "Creative Writing"
series, providing opportunities for students to meet and hear contemporary
Canadian writers, as well as read, or perform, their own prose or
Master, Academic Adviser, Staff and the Fellows of the College are
readily available to all Vanier students. Faculty from Humanities,
Classical Studies, Religious Studies, Creative Writing, Psychology,
Education and Philosophy have their offices in the college. Student
clubs in these areas have meeting rooms in Vanier. The students
elected to Vanier College Council are also at the core of college
activities. These activities range from organizing formal dances
to assisting with activities of other student organizations in the
with Vanier Hall, the ceremonial heart of the college from orientation
to graduation, and the Vanier Theatre, Vanier provides space for
student clubs, a computer room available for students, and The Rosner-Siegel
Library. Vanier Hall and the Junior Common Room serve as study areas.
Vanier's pub is called the Open End. The college is proud of the
voluntary participation of Vanier Fellows, students, and staff in
events and projects that are outside the word of courses.
of all, the college thrives on the variety and the diversity of
its people, who provide crucial links to one another, and to the
wider academic community in which we live. The college sponsors
two principle publications: Existere, the college's literary journal,
and The Vandoo, Vanier's student paper.
Doan, Master, e-mail: email@example.com
Office: 254 Vanier, 416-736-5192
Tweyman, Academic Adviser, 238 Vanier, 416-736-5191, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Council Office, 121 Vanier, 416-736-2100, ext. 66559, e-mail: email@example.com
can be reached by calling 416-736-5192 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
a common academic goal with the Faculty of Fine Arts, Winters College
provides a congenial and inspiring home base for students from all
faculties interested in having arts, culture and creativity as part
of their daily campus life. Founded in 1967, Winters College is
named in honour of York University's first Chair of the Board of
Governors, the late Robert Winters.
College has merged its academic offerings with the Fine Arts Cultural
Studies program. In doing so, we are able to offer a wider variety
of courses dealing with all the Fine Arts and combinations of them.
As well, this program includes cultures from around the world, theoretical
methods for analyzing the Fine Arts and courses in interactive media,
taking us into the electronic future. Winters College augments its
academic offerings by hosting lectures and readings, concerts and
performances, exhibitions and conferences connected with the Fine
Arts. The college supports students by hosting trips to plays and
operas off campus. Social life and activities are not ignored, many
of these originating with the Winters College Council or one of
the many student groups housed in Winters.
York University Association of Mature Students (YAMS) welcomes students
who are coming to university after some life experience, with the
natural nervousness that accompanies such ventures. There are other
student-related groups with offices in Winters College: York University
Portuguese Association (YUPA); York Music Students Association (YUMSA)
and Fine Arts Cultural Studies Student Association (FACSSA). We
also have W'bijazzin, our own student formed, student led jazz choir.
College seeks to serve commuter and residence students, providing
activities, study space and a home away from home. The college council
is composed of elected students from all academic disciplines. The
residence, as well as the college, is made up of students from all
Faculties to ensure the balance and variety necessary to foster
interaction between disciplines. Winters College students have access
to our own computer centre, art gallery, music practice rooms and
the Absinthe Pub for food and more relaxing times. Everyone is encouraged
to participate in intramural sports with the other York colleges,
and recreational athletics, and any other activity that might interest
you, within the University, or originating within the college.
Paasche, Master, e-mail: email@example.com
Schlosser, Academic Adviser, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 266 Winters, 416-736-5142