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Mitacs research interns share their stories

A group of 50 students and faculty gathered for a panel discussion with Mitacs interns about their experiences as York students. Mitacs is a not-for-profit national research organization that operates research and training programs in fields related to industrial and social innovation.



Mitacs research interns make York their summer home
York has been participating since 2011 and has seen the program numbers of both participating faculty and students grow over the past 5years.
York International hosts first-ever International Student Gala

York International recognized the contributions made by faculty, volunteers and students who have helped build a welcoming and supportive environment for international students. The sold-out event brought together the international student community to celebrate the year.  

students, staff and faculty attended the sold-out event. 20 awards were given to student staff and volunteers to recognize their hard work and dedication.
Welcoming 400+ new international and exchange students

Hundreds of new, international and exchange students joined York International on Friday, January 6 to form new friendships, learn about the supports available and celebrate the start of the new year. On Saturday, January 7, 100 students joined social events, including a guided tour of Toronto.

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Over 450 international and exchange students were welcomed to York.
Celebrating the achievements of international student interns

The current cohort of MITACS Globalink Research Internship scholars, a competitive initiative for international undergraduate students, came together with faculty and staff to celebrate their achievements during the 2022 MITACS International Student Reception on Aug. 2.

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We were joined by 23 of our MITACS Interns, including our first interns visiting from Pakistan.
Pre-Arrival Webinars help incoming international and exchange students

Six pre-arrival webinars provided valuable information to incoming international and exchange students. The series covered topics such as, what to pack when moving to Toronto, academic supports, health and wellness and ways to get involved on campus. Recordings can be found on the website.

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Getting ready for international student orientation

York International is preparing to welcome incoming international students with a return to in-person orientation. Over three days, students will meet their peers, learn about campus services and participate in exciting activities aimed at easing the transition to a new country and campus life.

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2022 Summer Abroad Courses in LA, Netherlands and Mexico

Students can pursue summer abroad opportunities this summer. Opportunities include learning about Los Angeles' film and media industry, the vital role the Netherlands plays in the EU and enhancing Spanish skills in Mexico.

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Save the Date: SDGs in Action Student Challenge Knowledge Fair

The SDGs in Action Knowledge Fair is taking place on Monday, March 28th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST online. Come learn and see YorkU students and their peers from around the world research and create action to address the United Nations SDGs. 

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Internationally-educated nurses to support international student wellness

Ten internationally-educated nurses in York's Nursing program will join York International for their community placement. These students will work on initiatives such as wellness consultations, the Ask a Nurse social media campaign and other health and wellness projects for international students.

Celebrating International Students Starting their Journey at York

After 18 months of virtual events and orientations, International Student Orientation was held both virtually and in-person. In addition to online orientation, York International held 3 in-person picnics for 150 first and second year international students to meet and make connections.

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In addition to online International Student Orientation, York International held 3 in-person picnics for 150 first and second year international students.
Internationalizing Curriculum through Globally Networked Learning (GNL)

This year, 12 courses will feature GNL collaborations in AMPD, LA&PS, Education, Health, and Glendon College. The GNL Project team will also be hosting free monthly information sessions and weekly drop-ins for York U faculty and staff to learn about the pedagogy, funding, and supports.

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International Indigenous Student Exchange Program Launches this Fall 2021

This September 2021, the second edition of the Program welcomes Indigenous students from York University and their peers in Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, and the Philippines. The students will engage in weekly dialogue and collaborative projects around themes relating to Global Indigeneity. 

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Indigenous students from 7 countries will come together to collaborate and learn about topics related to Global Indigeneity.
Welcoming International Students to Campus this Fall

In collaboration with many units across campus, York International supported the arrival of 1600+ students to Canada. The Quarantine Implementation team continues to facilitate support, accommodations, webinars, and daily check-ins for international students as they prepare to join us on campus. 

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international students were supported by York University's Quarantine Implementation Team throughout their arrival in Canada this fall.
Launch of the International Indigenous Student Exchange Program 2021-22

This Fall, York University is launching the second edition of the International Indigenous Student Exchange Program which aims to provide opportunities for dialogue and cooperation between Indigenous York students and their peers in Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and the Philippines.

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The International Indigenous Student Exchange Program is a space for Indigenous students from around the world to meet, collaborate, and learn about Indigenous histories, cultures, and current issues.
Globally Networked Learning (GNL) Takes Off At York

GNL is a pedagogical approach that enables students and Faculties in different parts of the world to collaborate and learn together. Since its launch, 600+ York and partner students have participated in GNL courses offered by LA&PS, Faculty of Health, Glendon, and Lassonde School of Engineering.

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York and partner students have participated in GNL courses offered by LA&PS, Faculty of Health, Glendon, and Lassonde School of Engineering.
Over 300 Globally Engaged Students at YorkU

YI in partnership with faculties and 30+ global partners supported the participation of 300+ students in Globally Networked Learning, virtual exchanges, and remote internships, helping them develop global and intercultural perspectives and digital skills. More info on Global Engagement enewsletter!

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Globally Engaged Students at YorkU!
Welcoming International Students through the Pandemic

York International (YI) welcomed 1,030+ students virtually, building community and providing resources through virtual orientation. YI also coordinated the Quarantine Implementation plan, arranging hotel stays and daily check-ins for 1,100 arriving students to ensure safety and well-being.

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Students welcomed through virtual programming and the Quarantine Implementation plan
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