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We are connecting our students to their learning and better preparing them for career success with progressive teaching and learning approaches by offering one of Canada’s most diverse range of Experiential Education opportunities and technology-enhanced learning.

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

In TheCommunity

Community service gives our students the enriching opportunity to work directly with high-impact organizations through a wide range of activities, including mentoring, advocacy, outreach and awareness.

Field Experiences

Example: Field placements at local correctional facilities or victim services agencies for students in the Criminology and Criminal Justice programs.

Community Service Learning

Example: Participation in the KIN Kids program, a research-informed initiative providing opportunities for exercise and social skills development among inactive children in the Jane and Finch community.

Performance and Artistic Productions

Example: Student art showcases organized by aspiring artists and dancers to demonstrate their talents to the community and attract industry attention.

Industry Sponsored Research Projects

Example: Collaborative partnerships between students and fitness companies to develop virtual personal training apps that track and improve users’ workouts.

Workplace Simulations

Example: Simulation exercises that use cutting-edge technology and the latest industry equipment to enable Nursing students to apply their skills in real, workplace scenarios.

Hackathons

Example: Team-based collaborations where students conceive, design and prototype solutions to an existing technological problem over a constrained time frame.

Incubators and Accelerators

Example: Expert entrepreneurial guidance and support for students as they work to develop, build, launch and grow their own start-up ventures.

International Exchanges

Example: Global internship opportunities providing students with the chance to participate in unique research and/or administrative placements, both in Canada and abroad.

In TheWorkplace

Whether it’s a paid co-op, internship, placement or practicum, York offers students a myriad of learning experiences across a number of Faculties and programs that connect classroom learning to the workplace.

Co-operative Education

Example: Vaccine research opportunities for biochemistry students at a leading pharmaceutical company through a combination of paid work terms and shortened semesters.

Internships

Example: Contribution to meaningful, industry-specific initiatives, allowing third-year Commerce students to apply theories and concepts learned in the classroom to real, hands-on work.

Clinical Placements

Example: Practical training for Nursing students at local health centres, enabling them to graduate with career-ready skills that will improve their employability.

Practicums

Example: Practice teaching courses for Early Childhood Education students in order to gain in-class experience in a real public school environment.

Mandatory Professional Practice

Example: Knowledge sharing between Social Work students and non-profit agencies, allowing these organizations to directly benefit from the latest academic knowledge and innovations.

In TheClassroom

From guest speakers providing unique perspectives on course content, to the chance to interview domain experts in a chosen field, York integrates a range of unique learning opportunities that reshape perceptions around classroom-setting practicums.

Labs

Example: Exposure to laboratory techniques and tools for Biology and Organic Chemistry students to gain a thorough understanding of both fundamental and advanced research methods.

Multi-media Presentations

Example: Video-conferencing, video clips and interactive displays that enable Geomatics engineering students unparalleled flexibility to participate remotely in real-time class activities.

Guest Speakers

Example: Visiting industry experts use their real-world experiences and hard-earned expertise to expand on classroom concepts and allow students to consider the broader impact of their coursework.

Performance Arts

Example: High-quality performance venues – from galleries, schools and alternative sites to industry-level, on-campus studios and theatres – where Dance students can perfect and showcase their craft.

Student experiences

Andre Moura

Global Health @York University

Ushieja De Zoysa

Astrophysics & Pure math @ York University

Philip-G Simard

International Studies, Glendon @ York University

Sherri Tran

Business Administration, Schulich @ York University

Jason Harper

Trilingual Studies & Linguistics, Glendon @ York University

technology-enhancedlearning

York University is a leader in using technology to make learning more accessible and adaptable to students' multidimensional lives.

Flipped ClassroomExtending the classroom using video conferencingInnovative solutions for collaborative student workLecture recording to support review and studyTechnologies for simulations bringing learning to life