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Welcome to McLaughlin College

At McLaughlin College we take pride in our strong affinity for the arts, music and athletics. Following the mandate set by our founding College Head in 1968, we are committed to providing opportunities for you to develop all aspects of your personal and academic life. And as the University's public policy college, we focus on improving society from the local to the international.

In a university-wide community comprised of more than 60,000 students, faculty, and staff, we can help you to find your niche and provide a focus for your academic career. There is always an opportunity to get involved and make a difference.

Every student at York University is part of a college based on their program. Affiliated with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, McLaughlin College serves students in:

  • Criminology
  • Global Political Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • Law & Society
  • Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Work & Labour Studies
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College Head: Stevie Bell

Professor Stevie Bell joined York University's Writing Department in 2012 after graduating with a PhD in rhetoric and composition design from the University of Waterloo. She teaches academic and professional writing in the Professional Writing Program and as a one-to-one instructor in the Writing Centre. Her research interests include writing program administration, civic engagement education, academic integrity with a specific emphasis on understandings and treatments of student plagiarism, digital writing pedagogy, and the complicity of writing higher education curricula in Western neocolonialism.

As Head of McLaughlin College, Professor Bell will focus on services provided to students entering LA&PS and in the early years of their programs.

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Learn about McLaughlin College's more than 50-year history, that emphasizes on holistic student life.

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Student Council

Find out how the McLaughlin College Council contributes to an effective academic and social support system for students across the college.



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