Parent Organization: York-University

The Student Health Ambassador at York (SHAY) program provides you with a volunteer opportunity to enhance your personal, professional, organizational and leadership skills and take an active part in university life while participating in Faculty of Health initiatives.

SHAYs attend York and Faculty of Health events (Ontario Universities Fair, Fall Campus Day, Spring Gala, Degree Program information evenings, etc..) and communicate their experiences and information about Faculty of Health degree programs and opportunities for students (e.g. courses, lab work, field placements, research, student clubs, varsity sports, etc.) to prospective students and their parents.

The SHAY team consists of students from second to fourth year from the five degree programs within the Faculty of Health (Kinesiology & Health Science, Psychology, Nursing, Health Policy & Management and Global Health). These students have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and are ambitious, proactive, and driven toward making a difference in the world. Through their experiences inside the classroom, in the labs and through their involvement in the York community, they have obtained a well rounded university experience that they are dedicated to, and enthusiastic about sharing. As such, they are keen to play an integral role in helping others determine why York and the Faculty of Health is the ideal place for them to pursue their post-secondary education.

For their efforts, SHAYs earn reward points for every event they attend and those points translate into rewards ranging from certificates to a letter from the Dean, to great York apparel and gift certificates to the bookstore. At the end of the academic year (usually early May), we hold a fun filled celebration dinner to celebrate the work of the SHAYs. If you are a current Faculty of Health student entering your second year or higher, are enthusiastic about your degree program and enjoy interacting with people, then you will love being a SHAY.