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Our Winter 2022 Plans

Lassonde will be adopting a phased approach to return to on-campus and in-person course delivery, with labs in some courses set to begin the week of January 31. See below for more information.

We wanted to ensure that students are prepared for return to campus, know what to expect, know how to access services, and understand the health and safety protocols in place in advance of returning. Please review the content of this page carefully. 

Please review the content on this page to see specific course and program information from each of our departments along with a list of helpful resources. We also recommend that students review the “notes” section of each class when selecting their Winter semester courses.

Phased Return Itinerary

  • Courses that were previously authorized to provide in-person activities will continue to operate in person.
  • All 1000-level and graduate courses originally scheduled to be delivered on campus but temporarily moved to a remote format will return to campus delivery starting Monday, February 7
  • All graduate courses, including those offered together with 4000-level courses, will return to campus starting Monday, February 7.
  • All other courses originally scheduled to be delivered on campus this Winter term but temporarily delivered through remote learning will return to campus starting Monday, February 14
  • Instructors of courses approved (see below) for earlier returns should notify their students at least 5 business days in advance of the first on-campus class.   
  • If a student is unable to come to campus for in-person courses, then they can explore alternative options such as online courses. Should you need further assistance you can speak with a member of our Advising team or Graduate Support Team

Additional information for students is available at York’s Better Together site.

Back-to-school resources for students such as learning support, financial support, mental health and wellbeing, etc., can be found at York’s Current Students site.

What to Expect: In-person activities

The following courses have been approved to begin (or continue) some in-person LAB and Project-based activities the week of January 31st.  The Lecture components of these courses will continue to be delivered remotely until the week of February 14th.

Earth & Space Science & Engineering:
LE/ESSE 2220 3.0
LE/ESSE 3640 3.0
LE/ESSE 4350 6.0

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science:
LE/EECS 4700 3.0 – Select Project Work Only and to be arranged with the Course Director

Engineering:
LE/ENG 4000 6.0 – Select Project Work Only and to be arranged with the Course Directors

Mechanical Engineering:
LE/MECH 2412 3.0
LE/MECH 2502 3.0

For Lassonde students who are taking one of the following Faculty of Science Courses, please note that the lab component will resume on the following dates:

  

CourseLab start week
BIOL100031-Jan
CHEM110031-Jan
CHEM202131-Jan
PHYS 180131-Jan
PHYS 221131-Jan
PHYS 101231-Jan

What to Expect: Programs

Earth & Space Science & Engineering

Undergraduate Student Support

Khansa Cheema, Administrative Assistant

By Phone: 416-736-5245
By email: khansa.cheema@lassonde.yorku.ca
Marcia Gaynor, Graduate Program Assistant

By Phone: 416-736-524, ext. 55248
By email: mgaynor@yorku.ca

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Sam Hann, Program Support Assistant

By Phone: 416-736-5053
By email: ug@eecs.yorku.ca
Huy Doan, Graduate Program Assistant

By email: gradasst@eecs.yorku.ca

Civil Engineering

Theresa Smellie, Program Support Assistant (Primary Contact)

By Phone: 416-736-2100, ext. 55948
By email: theresae@yorku.ca

Gillian Moore, Administrative Assistant (Secondary Contact)

By Phone: 416-736-5925
By email: gmoore@yorku.ca
 
Make an appointment to speak to us virtually (Requires Zoom):
https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CivilEngineering1@yuoffice.yorku.ca/bookings/
Sindy Mahal, Graduate Program Assistant

By Phone: 416-736-5277
By email: sindy.mahal@lassonde.yorku.ca  

Mechanical Engineering

Selena Spencer, Program Support Assistant (Primary Contact)

By Phone: 416-736-5901
By email: selena.spencer@yorku.ca

Ruth Milton, Administrative Assistant (Secondary Contact)

By Phone: 416-736-2100, ext. 44138
By email: ruth.milton@lassonde.yorku.ca

Make an appointment to speak to us virtually (Requires Zoom): https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/YorkUniversityMechanicalEngineeringDepartment@yuoffice.yorku.ca/bookings/
Ruth Milton, Administrative Assistant

By Phone: 416-736-2100, ext. 44138
By email: ruth.milton@lassonde.yorku.ca

Student Resources

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Health and Safety remain our top priority and York University has a website dedicated to keeping you informed. Visit the YU Better Together site for more information

International students concerned about the return to campus can visit York International’s FAQ site.

Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone. We have a variety of resources available to support you. View our support resources on the Student Life page.

Looking for policies and documents? Check out York’s Senate documentation on the return to campus.

FAQ

If a student is unable to come to campus for in-person courses for the duration of the winter term, then they can explore alternative options such as online courses. Students are encouraged to drop in-person courses if they are unable to attend in-person for the duration of winter semester. Please connect with an Academic Advisor to discuss further.
Our vaccination policy remains in effect.  Students, faculty, staff and visitors will still be required to complete a daily screening tool before visiting campus. Our policy requiring the use of masks (except for those with approved exemptions) remains in effect.  Enhanced cleaning protocols and ventilation also remain in effect. To learn more about vaccines and how they were developed, see the “Vaccine information” tab on the Better Together site.

When attending campus please be prepared to show your YU Screen Daily Screening Green checkmark. There will be various points when accessing buildings that this will be required. Please do not come to campus if you fail YU Screen or are feeling unwell. 
York University is requiring all students living in residence for the 2021-22 academic year to be vaccinated. This requirement is supported by Toronto Public Health, as it is recognized that vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect those who come in contact with others, especially in shared spaces. For more information, visit York’s Better Together site.
York University has a website dedicated to keeping international students informed. Please visit the International Student FAQ to learn more.
All faculty, staff, instructors, students, researchers, contractors, visitors and vendors are required to complete a COVID-19 screening for EVERY campus visit on the day of their visit. The screening must be done PRIOR to coming onto campus. Please use the Lassonde Engineering COVID Screening Verification Checklist prior to coming onto campus. This form has been updated to include YU Screen, the university’s new COVID-19 self-assessment screening tool, to help streamline the screening and verification process.
In general, building hours are 7:00 am-9:00 pm Monday to Friday. Buildings are closed on weekends.
We understand many students aren’t very familiar with campus yet. There are some 3D campus and Bergeron tours available to help you prepare. As well, we will be hosting campus tours the week of January 31 and February 7 to assist you with way-finding. Information on these sessions TBA.

Here is a 3D map of campus: https://map.concept3d.com/?id=1200#!s/?ct/29101,29093 

Full Keele campus map: https://maps.info.yorku.ca/files/2013/02/KEELE_Map_Colour.pdf  

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence: https://odyssey3d-inc.captur3d.io/view/bergeron/bergeron  
The Bergeron Eatery will be available for students to use between classes from 7:00 am-9:00 pm Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)

The Sandbox, BRG 220 (excluding the Project Rooms) will be available for students from 7:00 am-9:00 pm Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) when not occupied for academic activities

BRG 125 will be available from 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) when not occupied for academic activities
Labs are available via remote access 24/7. Some courses have scheduled times within labs each week

Remote Access to Engineering Computing Labs
https://remotelab.lassonde.yorku.ca

EECS Labs Remote Access
https://remotelab.eecs.yorku.ca

The following courses have been approved to begin (or continue) some in-person LAB and Project-based activities the week of January 31.  The Lecture components of these courses will continue to be delivered remotely until the week of February 14th.

Earth & Space Science & Engineering:
LE/ESSE 2220 3.0
LE/ESSE 3640 3.0
LE/ESSE 4350 6.0

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science:
LE/EECS 4700 3.0 – Select Project Work Only and to be arranged with the Course Director

Engineering:
LE/ENG 4000 6.0 – Select Project Work Only and to be arranged with the Course Directors

Mechanical Engineering:
LE/MECH 2412 3.0
LE/MECH 2502 3.0
 
For Lassonde students who are taking one of the following Faculty of Science Courses, please note that the lab component will resume on January 31:

 
 
• BIOL1000
• CHEM1100
• CHEM2021
• PHYS 1801
• PHYS 2211
• PHYS 1012
The libraries, York lanes, and Central Square are all open during the day. Please refer to their respective websites for additional information.

https://www.library.yorku.ca/web/
https://www.yorklanesmall.com/
https://www.yorku.ca/foodservices/eat/central-square-cafeteria/
The two-student centres on campus are operated by the York University Student Centre corp. Please refer to their website for additional information.
Masks or face coverings are required when indoors. They may be temporarily removed to consume food/drink in designated eating areas, e.g., Eatery at the Bergeron Building. For additional information, please see the York U Dining Directory

Per Community Update #71, eating and drinking are no longer permitted in instructional spaces. Community members must follow the University’s mask/face covering protocol while in these spaces. 
No, buildings will be accessible without a YU card from Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-9:00 pm.
• Step 1: Submit proof of vaccination/ exemption status document through YU Screen. Please review the attached instructions to upload your vaccination/exemption documents.

Step 2: Every day you come on campus, prior to arriving you must complete the Lassonde Daily Tracking Form and YU Screen and receive a green check mark. If you don’t pass the YU Screen daily check, please follow the instructions within YU Screen and do not come to campus.
Yes, if you are interested in a locker, please contact Melissa Cliffe, mcliffe@yorku.ca. Note: Lockers are limited and are issued on a first come, first served basis.
Our York U Safety App, designed for York U students, faculty and staff, is a free app that provides one-stop access to all of the University’s safety resources.

As well, the Lassonde Student well-being site provides students quick links to services and supports offered on and off-campus.

Finally, for those requiring mental health support, visit the Student Counselling, Health, & Well-being page for COVID-19 resources.