York University presents: First Generation Day 2019!

Join us on October 23rd, 2019 in the New Student Centre for York University's very first First Generation Day

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First Generation Celebration - Vari Hall

10 to 11am - Everyone is invited to Vari Hall to honour York's 12,000 first generation students.

Faculty and Staff:

Academic Forum: Supporting the University Journey for First Generation Students - Second Student Centre

12 to 1pm - Registration and Light Lunch

1 to 2pm - Panel Presentations

2 to 3pm - Breakout Workshops


Students and Alumni:

First Generation Network Launch - Second Student Centre

For those who are among the first generation in their families to attend university.

3 to 4pm - Registration and Informal Networking

4 to 5pm - Inspirational First Generation Alumni Speakers

5 pm - Speed Mentoring with York First-Gen Alumni

6 pm - Spoken Word Artist Charles Manzo

6:10 to 7pm - Reception

  • Food and Refreshments
  • Connecting with Campus Life Exhibitors


First Generation Day Flyer
Le Prospectus Journée Première Génération