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Getting to Know the McLaughlin College Head: Professor Stevie Bell

Getting to Know the McLaughlin College Head: Professor Stevie Bell

By Suhel Singh Randhawa  Founded in 1968, McLaughlin College was named in honour of the late Colonel Robert Samuel McLaughlin, a Canadian business pioneer. George Tatham, who was the founding Head of McLaughlin College, had a vision for the college to represent the whole person, and accordingly, arts, music, poetry, and athletics have a prominent […]

LA&PS Colleges Community Hub: A Multipurpose Space for Students

LA&PS Colleges Community Hub: A Multipurpose Space for Students

By: Afkaheen Alam  Are you tired of struggling to find a study space at Scott Library? Are you looking to connect with upper-year students for advice? Would you like a space to socialize and engage in fun activities with peers?  Introducing LA&PS Colleges Community Hub! Visit the Community Hub:   Where? Vanier College, Room 001 (Renaissance […]

How to Study Effectively for Midterms

How to Study Effectively for Midterms

By: Yasaman Zavar   Midterm season is approaching, and for many, this can be a stressful time, but worry not! In this little guided handbook, I will share a constructive step-by-step guide to help you ace your next midterms.   It is necessary to say that everyone’s learning style is different, and so are their studying […]

How to Make this Your Year

How to Make this Your Year

By Kimberly De Oliveira  If you’re anything like me, you step into each new school year determined to take control and make it your best yet. In the first couple of weeks, it is hard to deny the high energy and positive vibe all throughout campus. People reconnecting after the break or meeting for the […]

TIFF 23 - Tips from a First-time Goer to Another

TIFF 23 - Tips from a First-time Goer to Another

By Camila Nakamura  This year I had the opportunity to attend the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time. Running over a week in the beginning of September, the festival brings a solid and diverse lineup with Canadian and international films, shorts and documentaries.   Such a diverse lineup makes the experience accessible and enjoyable […]

LA&PS Colleges Launches Pizza with Profs Event Series

LA&PS Colleges Launches Pizza with Profs Event Series

By: Afkaheen Alam  Going from the hallways of a high school where teachers know your name to having classes with several hundred students in Curtis Lecture Hall can feel intimidating. Even for the most academically motivated student, knowing where to start with research and what academic paths are available in the future can be quite […]

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 […]