Welcome back to school, Lions!
Now that September is here and classes are beginning, I thought this would be an appropriate time to recap our SUMMER 6IXTEEN — the things that happened on campus, or just beyond, while you were out and about (or maybe working hard taking summer courses). With the Rio Olympics and the Summer Sixteen tour, this summer was definitely one for the books! To celebrate and recap the last four months, the YUBlog brings you 16 things that went on this summer, from the Bergeron Centre to Starbucks and even alien activity!
Nota bene: The following list is composed in no particular order.
1. THE BERGERON CENTRE WAS FEATURED 💁
This summer saw the official inauguration of the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. The beautiful, open-concept building reminiscent of a cloud was also one of the featured destinations for Doors Open Toronto!
2. AN APP WAS CREATED 💭📱
— YorkU President (@YorkUPresOffice) August 2, 2016
3. THE TTC STATION WAS DOCUMENTED 🎥
YorkU President, Mamdouh Shoukri, took a tour of the soon-to-be finished TTC subway station for his Fall Welcome video.
— YorkU President (@YorkUPresOffice) August 4, 2016
4. LIONS PARTICIPATED IN THE OLYMPICS 🦁
York Lions made us and all of Canada proud at the Rio 2016 Olympics!
— YorkU President (@YorkUPresOffice) August 22, 2016
5. THE YORKU BOOKSTORE “GLO’D UP” 📕📗📘
You can now get your textbooks in style because the YorkU Bookstore underwent a makeover!
— YorkU President (@YorkUPresOffice) August 16, 2016
6. THE ROGERS CUP VISITED YORK 🎾
7. STARBUCKS BETRAYED US ☕️
OK, so Starbucks didn’t actually betray us, but they did increase their prices.
8. YORKU ADVANCE(D) ➡️
Learning Disability Services (LDS) once again led a two-week Summer Transition Program, Project ADVANCE, for students with disabilities.
9. WUSC SPONSORED A STUDENT 📝
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) @ York again sponsored an undergrad student to attend York University! #educationchangestheworld
— Catherine Salole (@csalole) August 18, 2016
10. ALIEN ACTIVITY OCCURRED 👽
Questionable/paranormal activity occurred in the Schulich courtyard . . .
— Schulich Business (@SchulichSchool) August 17, 2016
11. YORK LANES UPPED THEIR GAME 🏪
York Lanes now has a Shoppers Drug Mart for all your pharmacy and lifestyle needs!
Shoppers Drug Mart is open! Check it out from 8am to 10pm daily! pic.twitter.com/7ryvxZ8hzh
— York Lanes (@York_Lanes) August 4, 2016
12. WE CELEBRATED PRIDE WEEK 🌈
— York University News (@YorkUnews) July 3, 2016
13. MOTIONSPACE 👋📹
— YorkuAMPD (@YorkuAMPD) May 25, 2016
14. POKEMON GO TOOK OVER THE YORKU CAMPUS 🏃
— YorkU President (@YorkUPresOffice) July 15, 2016
15. THE QUAD STARTED TO COME TOGETHER 🏢
A residence with restaurants, a community bike centre, a dentist, a salon and more? Sign me up! Scheduled to open in the fall of 2017.
16. DRAKE TURNED THE 6IX UPSIDE DOWN (It’s a 9 now) 💯
The Summer Sixteen tour happened . . . and it was “lit” . . . at least it looked like it from my friend’s Snapchat story. Yes, OK, there’s no real connection to YorkU here, but admit it — you still want to know!
How was your Summer Sixteen? Did I miss something that should be included in this list? Let me know in the comments below or tweet @YorkUStudents with the #YUBLOG. Until next time!