Hi Friends, I can hardly believe that the first part of the Games has come to an end! With some brilliant highs (Shawn Barber’s gold medal in pole vault comes to mind) and some disappointing lows (Gavin Smellie’s misstep in the men’s 4x100m relay) for Team Canada to call to memory, the wait begins for […]

If you are a first-year student, one of your most important tasks after accepting your offer is selecting your courses. At York, a cornucopia of choices await! All academic programs demand both core courses, those required for your degree, and electives, which are courses outside your field of study. The idea behind electives or General Education […]

Well, they’re over, the Pan Am Games, but what fun we had, what amazing athleticism we witnessed! Congratulations to everyone who participated and helped make it possible, athletes, organizers, volunteers. No contribution was too small, no feat too minor.   Now for those of us smarting a bit at not having our daily dose of […]

Hi everyone! We have now reached the halfway point of summer, which means that between cold drinks on the beach and late-night campfires, the thought of school might be creeping in. If you are entering your first year of university, the prospect of starting a new chapter in your life can feel daunting. From residence […]

Yesterday morning my fellow bloggers Rebecca and Megan and I were fortunate enough to check out the first day of the Games’ Athletics competition taking place at York’s own CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletic Stadium. Canadian spirit was at an all-time high as York’s own Khamica Bingham and Canada’s Andre De Grasse, from Markham, both […]

Hi Friends, The Games have been taking the city by storm, and it’s hard to believe that that the Closing Ceremony is only a handful of days away, on July 26. What I’ve most enjoyed about the Games thus far is the degree to which they bring people together. On the one hand, we have amazing teams and fans […]