WHEN: Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25, 2023
WHERE: In-person, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (DB) room 1017, Keele campus

Project ADVANCE (PA) is a workshop and event series designed to help set you up for success as you transition to post-secondary or as you continue your studies at York.

As a PA participant you will have the opportunity to:

  • Discover strategies to thrive at York University
  • Engage with university level material and develop strategies for new academic expectations 
  • Navigate York’s Keele campus and learn about the many supports and services available  
  • Develop self-advocacy skills 
  • Develop and enhance strategies to support your wellness 
  • Meet a community of peers and start building your campus network
  • Learn about Assistive Technology (AT) that might be useful during your studies
  • Engage with eClass, the main online teaching platform used at York, before classes start

Program Eligibility

PA has been designed for students with disabilities making the transition from high school to university, however, any student registered with our office is welcome to take part in a workshop or event. To participate, complete this Application Form. Application deadline is Monday, August 14th.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion and recognition on their Co-Curricular Record.

Not registered with Student Accessibility Services? Register with us early to take advantage of our summer programming! Information about how to register with our office is available from the New Students page of our website.

Questions? Please connect with your Accessibility Counsellor or email

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Author: Michelle Tieu

YUBlog: Introducing Project Advance

Michelle Tieu, student blogger

“Project Advance teaches you the skills to be independent and helped me find a community of people who were experiencing the same kind of transition that I was, so I felt less alone.”