Summer 6ixteen: A Visit

Posted by Garima on September 8, 2016

Goings-On around York

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!

Promotional image. Bergeron Centre exterior superimposed by: Doors Open T.O.


2. AN APP WAS CREATED 💭📱

A YorkU student, Alejandro Mayoral Baños, created an app called Indigenous Friends that helps Aboriginal youth connect — and was featured in the Toronto Star!


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.


4. LIONS PARTICIPATED IN THE OLYMPICS 🦁

York Lions made us and all of Canada proud at the Rio 2016 Olympics!


5. THE YORKU BOOKSTORE “GLO’D UP” 📕📗📘

You can now get your textbooks in style because the YorkU Bookstore underwent a makeover!


6. THE ROGERS CUP VISITED YORK 🎾

The Rogers Cup, a tennis tournament organized by Tennis Canada, took place at our very own Aviva Centre.

Aerial image of the Aviva Centre.
Image courtesy of Alumni & Friends page, York University

7. STARBUCKS BETRAYED US ☕️

OK, so Starbucks didn’t actually betray us, but they did increase their prices.

Cafe latte with a heart in the foam photographed from above

 


8. YORKU ADVANCE(D) ➡️

Learning Disability Services (LDS) once again led a two-week Summer Transition Program, Project ADVANCE,  for students with disabilities.

A male student speaking with a female student


9. WUSC SPONSORED A STUDENT 📝

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) @ York again sponsored an undergrad student to attend York University! #educationchangestheworld


10. ALIEN ACTIVITY OCCURRED 👽

Questionable/paranormal activity occurred in the Schulich courtyard . . .


11. YORK LANES UPPED THEIR GAME 🏪

York Lanes now has a Shoppers Drug Mart for all your pharmacy and lifestyle needs!


12. WE CELEBRATED PRIDE WEEK 🌈

YorkU showed its Pride by decking the Student Centre in red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple and organizing various events throughout Pride Week.


13. MOTIONSPACE 👋📹

Cinespace generously donated $2.5 million dollars to AMPD‘s motion media technologies.


14. POKEMON GO TOOK OVER THE YORKU CAMPUS 🏃

Pokemons and Pokeballs took over the YorkU campus this summer, from the YorkU President Office’s snapchat to Student Community & Leadership Development‘s O-Week video.


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.

Image of a Black building with art on one side.


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!

Gif of people at a Drake concert.


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!

Garima
Garima

Garima is a second-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Student at YorkU . She no longer blogs regularly for the YU Blog but may post on occasion as a guest-blogger.

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