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May 15, 2024

May 15, 2024

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Welcome to the Summer term! Stay engaged with opportunities for you in The Scoop

May 15, 2024 Issue

Hello Lions!

The summer semester has arrived! We are excited to welcome new and returning students to the Faculty and wish you the best of luck in your studies. As a student at LA&PS, there are many resources to help you with your courses including Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS), the Student Numeracy Assistance Centre (SNACK), help with your writing skills (Writing Centre), English language skills (ESL OLC) and many other academic supports.

For those of you who are working towards completing the winter term, the makeup (remediation) period for classes, labs, tutorials and studios will end on Friday, May 17. The examination period will then run from Tuesday, May 21 to Sunday, May 26. For those who will have exams during this period, the exam schedule will be published on the Registrar’s Office website.

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If you are graduating, help us tell your story

Congratulations to the students graduating in June! We are proud of you and your accomplishments and want to hear interesting stories spanning your time at York U and beyond. Tell us about why you chose your program and what you are planning to do next?

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Build Up Your Resume by Becoming a First-Year Peer Mentor

First Year Experience (FYE) Peer Mentor volunteers are a key part of supporting students. FYE Peer Mentors are upper year (year 2 and up) LA&PS students eager to share their experiences with first year students. This opportunity is from August until April.

As a FYE Peer Mentor, you’ll hold one-on-one meetings and office hours, support fun social events, staff the LA&PS Community Hub, provide outreach through tabling and classroom visits and help students on the FYE eClass.

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Join the LA&PS College Crew!

As a College Crew Volunteer, you play a vital role in fostering a strong sense of community and inclusion within LA&PS Colleges. You will assist with LA&PS Colleges' events, facilitate student engagement, provide guidance on accessing campus resources and conduct outreach through tabling activities. Your participation as a College Crew Volunteer offers diverse opportunities to contribute and make a difference. Join us in building a vibrant community that fosters growth, connection and success.

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PASS and SNACK are back

Are you looking for additional support with your courses? You are invited to check out our free and voluntary Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and our free drop-in peer tutoring from the Student Numeracy Assistance Centre at Keele (SNACK). Our PASS leaders are offering weekly study sessions for support in various classes. Students enrolled in ADMS, ECON or ITEC are encouraged to visit PASS program for a full breakdown of the summer schedule.

The SNACK team will also be offering weekly tutoring sessions. Students can visit our leaders in-person at Founders 034 or virtually by joining the SNACK Zoom link. For a full breakdown of the SNACK schedule or to speak with a tutor via Zoom, please visit the SNACK drop-in website or email Good luck on the summer semester, hope to see you at our sessions soon!

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Enhance Your Academic and Professional Writing Skills

Welcome to the Writing Centre, where the team is here to support your development as a writer. Work on your reading, writing and thinking skills to help you as a student today, and experience the lasting effects beyond graduation. We offer programming that includes one-on-one appointments, workshops and drop-in sessions.


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Improve Your English Language Skills

The ESL Open Learning Centre (ESL OLC) offers support for reading, writing, speaking and writing essays in English. Our experts are ready to help you better understand your assignments, expand your vocabulary and learn English grammar!

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Access Resources with the Student Success Toolkit

Resources with the Student Success ToolkitFrom mental health and well-being to student support groups to career planning, the Student Success Toolkit is your first point of reference and can be easily shared with your friends and fellow students.

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Attend a Co-op Program Info Session

Before applying to the LA&PS Co-op Program, students must attend a mandatory information session. The session provides an overview of the program.

May 16 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

May 22 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

May 24 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Get Answers at a Co-Op Drop-In Session

This drop-in session provides students in the LA&PS Co-op program the opportunity to ask general questions regarding career readiness. This includes support around resume writing, interview skills, cover letters and more.

May 15, 22, 29 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Apply for an Undergraduate Bursary

As a reminder, undergraduate students can access undergraduate bursaries to cover non-tuition related costs during the makeup (remediation) period, such as additional living, travel or childcare expenses. Find more information on the course completion resources page.

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 14.

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Nominate Yourself or Your Peers for a Student Award!

LA&PS still has awards that you can apply for or nominate another deserving student who you feel should be considered! Please note that the deadline for submission is specified on each application form and you can self-nominate for any applicable award.

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Last Call to Nominate Your Prof for the Excellence in Teaching Awards

Nominations are still open for The Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Ian Greene Award for Teaching Excellence, which honours outstanding faculty members at LA&PS. 

The Submission deadline for both awards is May 17.

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