Tag: first year

Posted by Simone on August 18, 2016

After giving you some tips last week on how to prepare  before arriving in Toronto, today is the day to talk about what happens once you get here. These tips will likely become part of your everyday ...
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Posted by Simone on August 9, 2016

As an international student, leaving home and beginning a new journey abroad can be stressful and potentially disorienting. When I was leaving home to come study here at York, a lot of questions came ...
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Posted by Sam on June 30, 2016

You are a Grade 12 high school student, have just gotten back the final grades from your treacherous high-school adventure — and much to your chagrin, they are not quite what you expected. The unive ...
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Posted by Sam on January 21, 2016

  61%. I’ll always remember that number. It was the number hastily scratched in red ink on the last page of my very first university essay.   I certainly wasn’t the most incredible high ...
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Posted by Sam on December 10, 2015

    It’s the beginning of any indie rom-com film. The main character, fresh out of the whirlpool of teenage angst and pungent body spray that is high school, arrives at university only to ...
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Posted by Sam on November 12, 2015

  If you’re like me, a person who grew up far, far removed from the vast Toronto public transit system, listening to someone trying to give you transit directions in first year was the equivale ...
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Posted by Rebecca on July 29, 2015

If you are a first-year student, one of your most important tasks after accepting your offer is selecting your courses. At York, a cornucopia of choices await! All academic programs demand both core ...
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Posted by Rebecca on July 24, 2015

Hi everyone! We have now reached the halfway point of summer, which means that between cold drinks on the beach and late-night campfires, the thought of school might be creeping in. If you are enterin ...
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Posted by Arshia on May 14, 2015

Tackling some of the most talked-about issues about starting life as a York U student. Even if you’re a commuter, there are tons of ways to make new friends.   Though York University is kno ...
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