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January 25, 2024

January 25, 2024

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Study in Costa Rica, Get More Involved in the LA&PS Community and more!

January 25, 2024 Issue

Hello Lions!

Winter Term is underway and there are many great opportunities coming up where you can connect with the LA&PS community! 

In this edition of The Scoop, learn about studying abroad in Costa Rica, upcoming fairs, art exhibits and so much more.

Las Nubes Building

Study at the Las Nubes EcoCampus!

York International has received funding from the Canadian Government's Global Skills Opportunities (GSO) Program to support student enrollment in Summer courses at the Las Nubes EcoCampus. The funding specifically targets underrepresented York students, including those who identify as BIPOC, come from low-income backgrounds and/or have disabilities. Successful students will receive a full bursary to cover costs associated with participating in the course.

Students will be given an unprecedented opportunity to interact with and learn from the local rural Costa Rican communities through first-hand lessons on tropical ecology, sustainability, indigenous education, arts, health and conservation.

Application Deadline: February 10 at 11:59 p.m.

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student getting meal from chef

Get Your Value Meals on Campus Today!

In order to support community members who dine on campus at different price points, we are re-introducing the value meal program with brand new plant-forward dishes and a price points to help everyone access healthy and exciting meal options. The value meal program will be available at Stong, Winters and Glendon Dining Hall locations. It is easily identifiable with the value meal icon. 

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Join the LA&PS Get Involved Fair!

The LA&PS Get Involved Fair is an excellent way to meet like-minded people and get involved in the LA&PS community! At this event, you'll have the opportunity to connect with different organizations and volunteer groups affiliated with LA&PS including academic, professional and interest-based clubs that are here to meet you.

Join us for some light refreshments and get to know some of the organizations at LA&PS.

January 31 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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professor teaching in front of the class

Pizza with the Profs: A Day in the Life of a Professor

Are you curious about what it's like to be a professor? Come grab a slice of pizza and chat with a few of our LA&PS professors about what their typical day entails.

January 25 from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Renaissance Room (VC 001)

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LA&PS Internship Information Sessions and Drop-Ins

Curious about how you can apply your learnings at York in an internship setting? Join us to learn more about the LA&PS Internship Program at one of our Information Sessions, including academic eligibility requirements, the application and job search process, program expectations and fees.

January 25, 26, 31 & February 2, 5, 6

There’s also an Internship Program Drop-in Session taking place on February 9

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books in a library

Join the Next Study Meet to Excel in Group Work!

Working in groups is an essential part of being a university student. It is also important for life beyond the classroom. Join us during this Study Meet to learn how to work collaboratively with peers within your classes. You will have the opportunity to work with an International Student Success Ambassador to put your knowledge into practice!  
As a part of the Study Meet program, you will get a virtual stamp for every attendance at a Study Meet. If you receive four virtual stamps, then you will be entered into a draw to win a York swag bag. 

February 1 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Virtual Session 

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Join an Upcoming Major Night Session!

Do you wish you could get to know more about potential careers, adding majors and minors, or how to declare a major?

Join us for three Major Night sessions for the BCom, Economics and Criminology programs. Hear from faculty, professors, student representatives, academic advisors, and career counsellors, hosted by the YU Explore Program for Undeclared majors.

BCom Session I February 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Economics Session I February 7 at 6 p.m.
Criminology Session I February 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Sessions

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Get Ready to Graduate: All About Immigration

Are you going to graduate at the end of this semester? Join the LA&PS International team for our virtual immigration session! This session is part of our Get Ready to Graduate Series for international students.   

An International Student Advisor and Immigration Specialist will go over important information for you to remember as you begin your immigration process.   

This is an excellent session for all international students graduating this semester; you don’t want to miss it!

February 8 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Virtual Session 

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Join us for a Coffee Break!

Coffee Break is a space to take a break from academics and connect with peers through fun themed conversations and activities. It's the year of the Dragon and we are so excited to celebrate the Lunar New Year with you! Whether you have experienced such a celebration before or you are curious about the culture, join us in collaboration with LA&PS for some fun festivities and a chance to make new friends. 

February 9 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | York Lanes 280N 

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students working on a group project

Leading with LA&PS: EDI and Mentorship

As part of our Leading with LA&PS intiative, we are happy to annouce the first workshop in the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) stream. Join us to learn more about EDI, Allyship and its implications on being a leader.

February 14 from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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scene from AJAX show

Vanier College Productions Presents World Premiere: The Debut Showcase

Feel the pulse, embrace the rhythm and let the Dance Collective ignite your senses! Come experience a breathtaking exhibition where movement surpasses limitations and each staged moment turns into a voyage of feeling and communication. To find the theatre, take the stairs/elevator on the east side of Vanier College to the second floor.

January 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. | Fred Thury Studio Theatre (VC 258)

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Vanier College Productions: It's the Year of the VIC

It's a new year and the VIC is back! Join us for our first show of 2024. Tickets are on sale for $5 at the door, cash only. VIC passes are available for $20. To reach the theatre, take the stairs/elevator on the east side of Vanier College to the second floor.

January 30 at 8 p.m. | Fred Thury Studio Theatre (VC 258)

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Vanier College Productions: The Annual BIPOC Artist Hub Showcase

Over the past few months, students from the BIPOC Artist Hub at York University have been working towards bringing this showcase to life, focusing on the theme of world building. With exhibitions that range from visual art, photography, songs, DIY stations, puzzles, dances and more, you will be taken down different lanes of these intersections of personal stories, reflections and ideations exploring what this theme means to them.

February 1- 2 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

February 3 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Founders Assembly Hall 

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