Time to check in!

Here is a short survey to tell us how you are doing and to give us some insight into how we can be of service to you. We are also running a raffle for participants, three lucky winners will receive one of three available prizes, two of which are a free 30-minute relaxing massage therapy session from Nicole.B, one of our peers and a Registered Massage Therapist at Athletes Care on campus or a swell waterbottle, just to keep things cool!

To be eligible, complete this survey by 1430 on July 23rd, and stick around after Health Assessment 2 for the draw!
Please only complete the survey once.

Click Here to access the survey! or copy paste the following link.

Applications now OPEN (Again…)

If you’re interested in a leadership position for the upcoming
2018-19 year please…

No executive will have access to survey responses until the nomination period ends. Irfan and Andria are willing to help out to keep the nominations anonymous and fair, and will be in charge of the vetting process!

The nomination period will close Monday, June 25th at 3:30pm. Mandatory election meeting will follow Irfans Health Assessment 2 class.

Applications are open!

Elections Info Session: Monday, June 4th, DB 0001 @ 4:30-4:50

Applications open NOW!

Applicants will be screened, and elections will take place
Monday, June 11th.

Details to be determined by ELECTIONS – SUB COMMITTEE – Chaired by Nicholas Legacy.
If you’re interested in joining, please email



Applications Opening Soon!

Coming soon!
We’re still revising our roles and responsibilities.

Applications will open Monday, June 4th, 2018

1. President
2. Vice-president
3. Chief Operations Officer (COO)
4. Chief Cohort Representative
(Fomerly NSAY Class Rep, year 2)
5.  Student Outreach Director
6.   Skills Director
7.   Academic Director
8.   Social Director

Special Assignment/Special Portfolio
– Merchandiser
– Active Living Coordinator



Summer Update – 2018

Summer Profs!

HH/NURS 2513 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Ethical Ways of Knowing and Caring
Karin Page-Cutrara (Tuesday 8:30-11:30 section)

HH/NURS 2513 3.00 Development of Self as Nurse: Ethical Ways of Knowing and Caring
Iris Epstein (Tuesday 11:30-2:30 section)

HH/NURS 2544 3.00 Health and Healing: Complex Nursing Skills and Health Assessment
Irfan Aslam

HH/NURS 2523 6.00 Health and Healing: Client-Centred Care of
Individuals with Complex Health Challenges
Andria Phillips

HH/NURS 2534 3.00 Processes of Human Diseases II
Irfan Aslam

Strike Update:

  • Clinical remediation for Winter will most likely be in the NSC, and will not be hour for hour, but most likely skills based.
  • Let Nancy Sangiuliano know about possible summer conflicts (
  • Julie Nilsen-Berec will be around during the summer, but not in the Undergraduate Program Director – 2nd entry (UPD) capacity. New UPD is not determined.

We’ve made an excel spreadsheet to help you choose which of Julies options is best for you!

If you’ve started thinking about the electives in the fall/winter here are some of your options! The green cells in the spreadsheets are required courses, and we get to pick 2 electives, one for the fall, one for the winter.

Town Hall Meeting May 2nd

Town hall meeting May 2nd, 2018


Associate dean: Faculty of Health: Parissa Safai

Interim Director of the School of Nursing: Judith Anne MacDonnell

Associate Director, Undergraduate Education: Nancy Sangiuliano

Undergraduate Program Director (2nd Entry): Julie Nilsen-Berec

Clinical Resources Manager: Andrea Meghie

***Note that these are not official minutes


Question: Are we going to have summer term?

Answer: Parissa: We don’t have any official word. What we do know. May not be feasible for S2. (summer is usually SU, S1, S2) S2 is smallest term @ York. Therefore, S2 being the one that will drop. Highest levels know that nursing students must have summer. Dean’s office met with all health chairs and discuss these issues, asked for preparation scenario by end of week, that we can mobilize for. Will be asking for exemptions as needed.

We need to wait for higherups for what exemptions we need before we request them. Today might be a game changer, unit 2 may be ready to go to arbitration (profoundly impacted by the longer the strike is). Contract faculty at York work the most during the summer. Waiting for Friday, being in negotiation.

Some within union want to go back to work. S2 is out, S1 & SU is still protected.

Exemptions:  Faculty are figuring out what exemptions the students need so that they can request these specific exemptions. Nursing students to be excluded from general dealings.

Q: When’s the drop dead date for summer?

A: Parissa: don’t want to alarm but, what we do know is May 9th election process begins therefore there would be no movement until June 9th. Summer won’t be dropped but it might be pushed back. We’re planning for all scenarios.


If the hospital asks for orientation then go.

Please return your badges.


Q: Worst possible scenario: no summer (but we’re not there yet).
A: Once the school and faculty have a plan then we’ll know.


Town hall 3903

Unit 1 TA’s
Unti 2 Contract faculty – Has requested a special meeting, tonight (may 2nd) these are the (CCDs) & Sean Mandorin
Unit 3 Grads

May 22rd: The earliest that the summer term can start.  (not a drop dead date). As soon as we get the go “ahead” then we can jump right back in.

What can we ask for the union: conversations down the road, but delicate issue.

Financial reimbursement for lost clinical experience: Senate policy 008 says during strike you cannot expect business as usual.  You haven’t lost those clinical hours just yet, we’re going to try and provide those hours for you, we might talk about it in the fall.

Question: IP in the Fall: CPP must be restamped, will we get compensated?

Answer: “I’ll stamp them”, but you have to pay for the police check. (Registrar may be able to compensate)

Question: How many days notice when the strike ends, how soon do we have to be back?
Answer: Senate exec then has emergency meeting to have timeline. It happens quick, but it’s not going to be next day, probably half a week.

Question: Students who have left, vacation, what have you, what about them?
Answer: They will be accommodated.

Question: 70% assessed grade for all undergraduate courses.
Answer: We’ve talked about this… please contact the UPD.

Question: Can the IP start with the winter-term being uncompleted?
Answer: Undergrad students who are 4th year and accepted in YORK Grad masters student they don’t have to have their final grades in.
Other Answer: Issues center around how many clinical hours you’ve completed in winter semester.

Question: Why won’t York come back to the table
Answer: York’s made clear that the demands far exceeds what York can maintain. It’s beyond what York can do. “it takes two to tango” Union is using their own tactics. No one is winning right now.
Answer: gov has hired an expert in labour to create a report. (William Caplan)

Friday:   Government Report should be published (it could be public or not).

Today (May2nd): Town hall right now to see if there’s faculty movement

Friday is faculty submission of plans; and what the asked for exemptions may be.  Before they approach Unit 2.

Summer placements: They are sympathetic, but unwilling to figure it out until firmer dates are given. (UHN is holding before they take Nipissing instead until we tell them we can come back, but will move ahead with other placements)

The Placements wont be lost, then they might shuffle you around. There will always be a placement for you.








Wed. April 25th: 2nd Entry UPD Forum

Julie Nilsen-Berec (2nd Entry Undergraduate Program Director), is making herself available on Wed. April 25th to answer any questions that either the 1st years and 2nd years may have about what’s happening now.
When: April 25th @ 1430
Where: SLH  F