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Welcome

As one of the colleges affiliated with the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS), Founders College combines a strong emphasis on academic excellence with a commitment to the development of its members as well-rounded individuals.

The theme of the College is "Self, Culture & Society," which reflects the special interest of the College in the disciplines of Anthropology, Canadian Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Equity Studies, European Studies, French Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Geography, German Studies, Health and Society, History, Italian Studies, Linguistics, Multicultural and Indigenous Studies, Portuguese Studies, Sexuality Studies, Social Work, Spanish and Urban Studies.

Founders College supports and houses the African Studies Program, the International Development Studies Program, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the South Asian Studies Program and the graduate program in Development Studies. As well, some of the student academic clubs of these departments and programs are housed in the College.

Founders also houses the Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies, the Nellie Langford Rowell Library, the Canadian Woman Studies Journal/les cahiers de la femme and the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies. These units, along with the Fellows, support staff and student organizations, contribute to the dynamic intellectual life of the College.

 

 


  College Life at York (CLAY) Program

 

Founders College, through the College Life at York (CLAY) Program, is hiring 9 students for the Fall/Winter 2014-15 Academic Session for different positions in total as follows:

1 Events Assistant
2 Social Coordinators
2 Student Academic Assistants
4 Information Assistants


If you are interested in applying or have any questions, please contact Samira Malakpour, Founders College Administrative Coordinator at msamira@yorku.ca or 416-736-2100, Ext. 44742.

  Events

 

College Life & Academic Orientation

Wednesday, September 3 & Thursday, September 4, 2014

FC 305 (Senior Common Room)

See our Orientation page for details.

Parent Orietnation

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

5:00pm to 7:00pm

FC 305 (Senior Common Room)

Good Morning Founders! Complimentary Breakfast

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

10:00am to 11:30am

Mature and Part-Time Students Panel

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

6:00pm to 9:00pm

FC 152 (Assembly Hall)

Book Launch:  Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye:  Apocalypse and Alchemy by

Professor B.W. Powe

Thursday, September 18, 2014

3:00pm to 5:00pm

FC 305 (Senior Common Room)

 

  Introducing The Wor(l)d Cultures Buddy Project

 

Supported by the LA&PS Dean's Internationalization Initiative Fund for Academic Units, and by the Office of the Master, Founders College, the Wor(l)d Cultures Buddy Project is a peer-to-peer program that pairs international students with students registered in programs housed at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics.

Selected by first language(s), visiting international students, whose life experiences and knowledge of their home culture and literature are such a rich offering to their peers at York University, are invited to pair up with a DLLL student who is interested in that area of the world. Learn more and and register for the next information session.

 

 

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
 
 
orientation 2014
 
student guide
 

WW1 Video Series by the History Department
 

free breakfast Sept 16-- opens pdf Mature Student Panel Discussion Panel  -- opens pdf Book Launch event sept 18  -- opens pdf