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Nov. 6: 3,400 teaching and graduate assistants and contract faculty begin strike.

Jan. 19: Provincial numbers show applications from Ontario high-school students to York drop by close to 15 per cent.

Jan. 20: Striking members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) reject university offer in a Ministry of Labour supervised vote.

Jan. 29: Back-to-work legislation passed in the Ontario Legislature to end strike.

Feb. 2: Students return to class after longest university strike at an English university in Canada.

Feb. 11: A campaign to oust student leaders leads to an altercation at the campus student centre and charges of anti-Semitism.

March 19: Following protests that led to sanctions against four student clubs, York president issues statement on university independence and condemns racism.

March 26: Provincial budget includes $35-million for 100 new spaces at existing medical schools, but no money for York's proposal.

April 24: CUPE 3903 ratifies three-year deal with terms similar to those offered at beginning of strike.

May 21: President issues statement defending academic freedom after agenda for conference on models of statehood for Israel and Palestine sparks outrage among Jewish groups.

May 14: Shots are fired and one man is injured at campus pub.

May 25: University receives $70-million from provincial and federal government to build life sciences building.

May 28: The deadline for Ontario high-school students to accept university offers. York misses its target by 150 students, but says it could have been much worse.

May 29: Federal and provincial government announces $25-million for expansion and renovation of Osgoode Hall Law School.

June 15: President issues second statement defending academic freedom in face of continued pressure from the Jewish community to cancel Middle East conference.

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