What You Might Have Missed

Posted by Lauren Dick on December 20, 2018

Archive | Student Life

Over the course of the Fall 2018 term, the #YUBlog team has published at least two blog posts a week—that’s over 30 posts! We know that it can be a lot to choose from when you are picking a post to read, so we have highlighted our top five favourite blog posts or series since September 2018 to help you along.

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1.  “Your Top 10 York U Resources”

One of the most important blog posts we’ve released in the past few months is the #YUBlog’s “Your Top 10 York U Resources.” This blog post highlights some key support services that every York U student should know and take advantage of, some of which include:

2. Learning Commons Series

Most students walk right past some of the Learning Commons’ most valuable resources as they go about their day on campus. The #YUBlog team decided to highlight some of the important services offered through the Learning Commons in the hope that more students benefit from the knowledge and expertise these resources can offer, including:

Learning Skills Services


Learning Skills Services (LSS) is an academic support resource that helps students “learn how to learn” and improve their pre-existing skills. This service also fosters academic success by helping students build the skills required for all academic learning, such as time management and organizational skills and academic reading and note-taking skills. LSS is available to all students, graduate and undergraduate, from any program, at any level of study.

The York U Writing Centre


The Writing Centre is a writing instruction service available to all York U students during any stage of their writing process. It’s primarily responsible for guidance in writing and seeks to develop student writers by discussing opportunities for improving a piece of writing.

Once you work with an experienced writing instructor, you may learn how to enhance your writing abilities, better understand assignment expectations and improve your outline. You can even get help with general formatting and citation concerns!

York U Libraries


There are eight York University Libraries across the Keele and Glendon Campuses, and each one will help you find the information and resources you need to succeed with your readings, assignment or exam!

Look at the map below to find the library best suited for your needs:

Keele Campus Map

Glendon Campus

Career Peer Educators


The Career Centre has introduced a new peer-led program in the Career Lounge: Career Peer Educators! Career Peer Educators are current York U students who are excited to work with you and help you as you embark on your career journey.

Learn about some of the amazing support services available to York U students with the Learning Commons series!

3.  “York U Resources for International Students”

New to York U, Toronto, Canada or all of the above? Check out the “York U Resources for International Students” blog post for information about on-campus resources, where to go if you have any questions and more!

4.  Neighbourhood Shopping Options Series

Whether you are new to Keele Campus or returning after some time away, new shopping options are popping up all of the time, both on- and off-campus! Discover the #YUBlog’s guide to on- and off-campus shopping in the following two-part series!

On-Campus Neighbourhood Shopping Options


Explore York University’s on-campus shopping options with the “On-Campus Neighbourhood Shopping Options” blog post, featuring 360º street-view photo compilations of the shops and restaurants!

Off-Campus Neighbourhood Shopping Options


With all of the various transportation services available to York U students, you can easily do some off-campus shopping! Whether it’s for groceries, dorm-room decorations or back-to-school shopping, check out the “Off-Campus Neighbourhood Shopping Options” blog post for a few local shopping options.

5.  “Holiday Baking on a Student Budget”

Holiday Baking on a Student Budget” was one of our more recent blog posts that feature quick, easy and delicious recipes with fewer than 10 ingredients—you can’t go wrong! Watch how-to videos created by the #YUBlog team that show you exactly how to create these decadent recipes. Want some to share with friends? Try the chocolate mug cake!

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We hope you enjoyed our “What You Might Have Missed” picks and welcome you to take a look through some other blog posts that pique your interest. For now, have a fantastic Winter Break, and we’ll see you in the New Year!

Happy Holidays, Lions!

If you have any questions about the posts mentioned above, please feel free to leave a comment or tweet us at @YorkUStudents.

Lauren Dick
Lauren Dick

Lauren Dick graduated in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Writing and a Professional Certificate in Marketing. She loves to curl up with a good story and a warm cup of tea (only English Breakfast, mind you), and she hopes her blog posts will continue to encourage current and incoming students to learn more about York U and its community.

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