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Advancing YU: A Stepping Stone to Success

Advancing YU: A Stepping Stone to Success

York University has a wide array of resources at its students’ disposal, be it mental health support, academics, recreation, or professional development opportunities. One such resource is the Advancing YU program, which is an alumni-based mentorship program that provides black and women students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies the opportunity to […]

A New Beginning: LA&PS Colleges Welcome Incoming Graduate Students

A New Beginning: LA&PS Colleges Welcome Incoming Graduate Students

For those of you embarking on a MA, PhD, or Postdoc in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University, this post is for YOU!    LA&PS Colleges will be hosting a series of inaugural orientation events this upcoming September to help support graduate students in their academic transition.     Depending on which orientation […]

Finding Your Identity in the Academic World

Finding Your Identity in the Academic World

By Ari Coming to university, I had decided on goals that I set in stone. Which now really seems like an interesting approach to have as a first year in a completely new environment... Sitting in an Intro to Sociology course, I was ecstatic listening to all these ideas and insights into systemic issues. The […]

Why you should write a letter to your future self before graduating

Why you should write a letter to your future self before graduating

By: Yasaman Zavar If there’s anything I’ve learned in life, no matter how big or small, how simple or complicated your goals are, write them down. Our brain sometimes needs to be reminded of those goals to help us realign our actions and our thoughts with our values. By writing them down, you also envision […]

Barbenheimer: Everything You Need to Know about the Event of the Year for Cinephiles

Barbenheimer: Everything You Need to Know about the Event of the Year for Cinephiles

By Camila Nakamura  On July 21, two of the most anticipated movies of the year will open in theatres, Barbie and Oppenheimer – whose names have been combined in online communities into Barbenheimer. For many movie lovers like me, this is the event of the year, no one should miss.  But still, what is all […]

The Art of Healing

The Art of Healing

By Eseosa Britney Imade The truth is my trauma cannot be erased.   It is a part of my story, it does not make me a disgrace.   I did not choose for all these things to happen to me, they just did.   I’ve learned how to cope with my trauma from when I was just a kid.  […]

The Student Experience at Congress 2023

The Student Experience at Congress 2023

The Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences is not only Canada’s largest academic conference, but it is also one of the largest in the world. This was the first time in 4 years that the event was held in person from May 27, 2023 to June 2, 2023. This was the 92nd iteration of the […]

The Sikh Experience in Canada

The Sikh Experience in Canada

By India Madsen  In April, Canada celebrated the Sikh Heritage Month; a month dedicated to the Sikhs in Canada, in celebration of their faith, and their contribution to Canadian society.   I had the chance to sit down with two Sikhs, one who was born and raised in Canada, and the other who is a recent […]

5 Things to Do to Kick Off This Spring Season

5 Things to Do to Kick Off This Spring Season

Kimberly De Oliveira  On March 20, 2023, spring officially came to be. After months of freezing temperatures and winter blizzards, the new season comes as a relief. For many of us, the exam season has not allowed us to truly enjoy the beginning of this beautiful season. However, as the Winter term comes to an […]

The Sikhs: their History, their Beliefs, and their Contribution to Canada

The Sikhs: their History, their Beliefs, and their Contribution to Canada

By Suhel Singh Randhawa  ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ April in Canada is commemorated as the Sikh Heritage Month, a month dedicated to remembering and acknowledging the presence and contribution of the Sikhs (followers of the Sikh religion) to Canadian society and Canadian history. A Brief History of the Sikhs A Sikh man in traditional attire, holding […]