Community Update #23 COVID-19 - Thank you for your continued commitment and support

We are writing to acknowledge and thank you for the truly exceptional work you continue to do every day in support of York’s academic mission, despite the challenges we are all experiencing.

In transitioning to a required services model, your professionalism, ingenuity, and continued support for one another has been remarkable as we adapt to this very different way of working. I hope that you are each taking a moment to reflect on what you and your colleagues have been able to accomplish so quickly, to ensure the continuity of our academic programs and University operations, and to help our students persist with their academic studies.

We want to assure you that as we navigate this uncharted territory the University is and will continue to take all possible and necessary steps to support you and protect the health and safety of all our community members.

The University will be shortly sending you more detailed information and useful links to support resources that will assist you in working remotely.

These are anxious and uncertain times. We have been so impressed and humbled by the resilience and compassion of the York community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We would also like to acknowledge the many staff supporting required services on our campuses. We will come through this challenging time as we always do – together.

Thank you. Merci. Miigwech.

Rhonda L. Lenton
President and Vice-Chancellor

Sheila Cote-Meek
Vice-President Equity, People & Culture