As a York University student from the Faculty of Education, I spent part of this semester in a high-school placement where I volunteered as a teacher candidate. I had the opportunity to teach English to grade 12 students. I noticed that they were stressed and worried about applying to university. So I asked them “What is […]

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us, let alone that the year is almost over! Every year I try to get my holiday shopping done early; however, I always seem to fall in the pattern of buying the bulk of my gifts last minute. Holiday season can be stressful for students…many of us have exams until […]

Many Ontario high school students have eagerly submitted applications for their programs of interest. This post is not for them. This post is for you – someone who knows they want to go to university but just can’t decide what to study. I was one of these students once and have learned a lot along the way. Here is my how-to […]

This post is going to focus on the idea of self-identifying. Check back in January for a post on the various academic accommodations that are available to students who have self-identified, as well as how you can access them. As a student with a disability, I know first-hand how much of an impact a disability can have […]

Introducing Influential Leaders at York U (ILYU), a new weekly series inspired by Humans of New York. Each week I’ll profile a new inspirational student leader on campus. You’ll read about student life, getting involved, succeeding in class, enjoying York to the fullest and finding the leader within. For our first week, meet York Lion Jennifer […]

Why is York the ultimate destination for mature students? I sat down with Sunera Ali, a current mature student to find out more.   “Why did you choose York?” As a mature student, I was looking for flexibility with scheduling and a school that would give me the option to fast track. York was also one […]