What You May Have Missed: Winter 2021

Posted by Deea Deb on April 13, 2021

Student Life

Hey Lions! Summer is almost here and the Winter term is winding down, so we wanted to do of what you may have missed from the #YUBlog this term. We covered activities, entertainment, academics, career education and more! Whether you’re a current student, thinking about transferring to York or just looking for some things to do this summer, there is definitely a post from this past term for you.

Choosing York

York's Life Sciences Building and Allan I. Carswell Observatory on either side of campus walk in the background with the text "Choosing York" in front
York’s Life Sciences Building (left) and Allan I. Carswell Observatory (far right) on either side of campus walk

Are you planning to transfer to York this year? If yes, it would be a good idea to follow our Transfer Student 101 Series. Here’s what you need to do before you apply and the application documents that you may need. Stay tuned for Part 3 of the series!


Are you a fitness freak, an artist, a music or theatre/film lover, or a bookworm? No matter what you like, you’ll be able to find something for you in our post, Summer Activities for Every Type of Student.  


If you are looking for movie recommendations, check out our post from February, 15 Streaming Picks for Black History Month. Even though Black History Month is over, there are some fabulous recommendations in there that can be enjoyed at any time.

A photo of an airplane wing taken from inside the plane inflight during sunset in the background with the text "E-xplore the world with LA&PS" in front
Miss travelling? Here’s your chance to visit 12 countries from the comfort of your home!

While I am all for staying motivated this summer, I do miss travelling. If you feel the same way, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies has you covered. Enrol into the E-xplore the World with LA&PS program and virtually experience different countries from the comfort of your home!


If you are unsure of whether you should take summer courses, check out the Benefits of Taking Summer Courses. If you have decided to take summer courses, but don’t know which ones to take, here are Six Summer Courses You Might Not Know About. While there may not be spots available in some of the courses highlighted, keep an eye out for some of these courses in an upcoming term!


Getting involved is a great way to spend your summer, whether it is working or volunteering. Work/study helps you get some work experience while at university and test-driving careers that you may be interested in. We are work/study students here at the #YUBlog. Learn more about our experience as work/study students in our post, Student Experiences: Work/Study.

Future Planning

Planning is essential to success!

Although the future might seem a little vague right now, we can still be prepared to get ahead by staying focused, and planning for our future. Here are Six Ways to Plan Ahead and Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Planner! These Five Useful Books for Every University Student will definitely help you in preparing yourself for the future!

Don’t forget to check out York’s virtual events calendar to know what’s happening in the upcoming months.

Let us know in the comments below what your plans are for the summer!

To stay up to date on campus life and events, connect with York on social media. You can follow us on Facebook @YorkUStudents, Twitter @YorkUStudents, Instagram @studentlifeyu and with our weekly This Week @ York emails.

Deea Deb
Deea Deb

Deea Deb is a third-year English and Professional Writing major at York University. She loves reading, travelling, being organized, and writing. She hopes to help York students succeed at university.

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