Beyond York - April 20 / 2018

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We are delighted to invite you to our new Grade 12  Beyond York: University Preparation Workshop on
May 31, 2018 from 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Recognizing that the transition to university is a significant life change for both students and their families, we have developed this workshop to encourage parents and students to talk, think about and plan for the major adjustments that lie ahead.

Workshop Schedule:

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch and Learn with Chef Carolyn Cohen www.delicisiousdish.com 

Carolyn will provide suggestions and recipes for healthy dorm room snacks &  light meals. Lunch will be served. 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Panel Discussions

Alumni Panel

Recent York School alumni will speak to their experience of transitioning to university; what worked well, what they might have done differently and what they wished their parents would have known.  

Parent Panel

The parent panel will include parents who will speak to lessons learned from their experience of sending their own children off to university.  York School parent,  Dr. Christine Liptay, Staff Physician, Student Health and Wellness, University of Toronto will be part of this panel to speak to student wellness and the experience of accessing resources as a university student.   

*Parent and student attendees will rotate through both panel discussions.  

3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks. 

Please note at 4:00 p.m. there is a graduation rehearsal for students only. 

We are so looking forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP here so that we can plan accordingly. 

Thanks, the Grade 12 Team

Study in the U.K. Info Sessions

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Summer Architecture/Design Program

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Wentworth Technical Institute in Boston, has planned for this summer a four-week “design and build” program for high school students entering Grade 10 and above. It is called summerFAB. Participants can stay on campus or commute to Wentworth on a daily basis. Summer is a great time to be in Boston, and Wentworth is a great place to explore an interest in design and fabrication!  For more information, please go to http://legacy.wit.edu/summerfab/

Which universities best prepare students for employment?

In its second annual nation wide student survey, Maclean’s asked students whether they felt that their school had adequately prepared them for employment. The top schools may surprise you.

St Francis Xavier University received the highest level of confidence among all Canadian institutions, with 53% of its students strongly agreeing. Students from St. Thomas University felt most strongly that their education had provided them with writing skills. Among programs, Canada's nursing students felt most strongly that their program had prepared them for employment, while students studying philosophy most strongly agreed that their program had provided them with writing skills.

Click for the article from Maclean’s.