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Welcome From the YFS Executive

Welcome,

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to another great year at York
University. YFS is the central undergraduate students’ union and represents over 53,000
undergraduate students here at York University. 

YFS offers many services and events that can make your academic life easier, your social life
more sociable and your political life more active. The YFS Office is located in room 336 of the
Student Centre. The office is where members are able to make general inquires, speak with
executive members or speak to our student advocate on academic appeals. YFS also has a
Members Services Office in room 106 of the Students Centre. Here you can purchase discounted
TTC passes, cheap event tickets, inquire about your YFS Health and Dental plan, become an
active member of a YFS campaign, find out the next YFS event, and much, much more. 

Historically, YFS has been on the forefront of social change, whether it is advocating for an
equitable campus, helping champion York University's first ever no-sweat policy, organizing
students against war and occupation or continuing the fight to reduce tuition fees. As students
our strength is in our numbers and we hope that you will get involved in the YFS as we continue
our fight for social justice.

As a student at one of the largest universities in Canada, it is easy to get lost on campus and
in your textbooks, but we encourage you to get involved and make the most of what can be a
thrilling university experience with your students' union. If you need anything at all throughout
the year, please do not hesitate to call or email any of the executives. 

Best of luck in the upcoming year! 

In Solidarity and Friendship, 

Gunesh Sivanathan, VP Campaigns & Advocacy- vpcampaigns@yfs.ca x77679

Gunesh Sivanathan, VP Campaigns & Advocacy- vpcampaigns@yfs.ca x77679

Matthew Comishen, VP Campus Life- vpcampuslife@yfs.ca x77675

Matthew Comishen, VP Campus Life- vpcampuslife@yfs.ca x77675

Rawan Habib, President- President@yfs.ca x33627

Rawan Habib, President- President@yfs.ca x33627

Roshni Raveenthiran, VP Equity- vpequity@yfs.ca x20253

Roshni Raveenthiran, VP Equity- vpequity@yfs.ca x20253

Mary Asekome, VP Operations- vpoperations@yfs.ca x40536

Mary Asekome, VP Operations- vpoperations@yfs.ca x40536

Rawan Habib, President- President@yfs.ca X33627

Mary asekome, VP Operations- vpoperations@yfs.caX40536

gunesh sivanathan, VP Campaigns & Advocacy- vpcampaigns@yfs.ca x77679

roshni raveenthiran, VP Equity- vpequity@yfs.ca x20253

matthew comishen, VP Campus Life- vpcampuslife@yfs.ca x77675


The York Federation of Students, Local 68 of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is the 
central students' union at York University, representing over 50,000 undergraduate students on
both Glendon and Keele campus. The YFS Board of Directors works to serve you and improve your student experience by providing you with relevant services, advocacy and events. All official York Federation of Students documentation is available electronically to all members upon request. To request YFS documentation please contact president@yfs.ca

As Local 68 of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), the York Federation of Students is a proud member of the Canadian student movement. The CFS is the provincial and national student’s union of which all undergraduate students are also a part in addition to the YFS. The CFS is a network of 85 student unions representing over 500,000 students across Canada. By working together we have strength in numbers and are able to make a real impact on the policies of all three levels of government. With this united voice, we are able to fight for students’ rights and provide cost-saving services to all students.