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What’s the Deal With General Studies Courses? Guest Blog by Peter Buker

What’s the Deal With General Studies Courses?  Guest Blog by Peter Buker

To students and faculty focused on their core programs of study at Yorkville University, General Studies courses can seem like an irrelevant distraction from their first passion. But, in fact, our General Studies courses are key to the broader goals of an undergraduate education. Although these courses may not relate directly to your field of study they are important and here are just a few reasons why:

BBA Grad is Always Looking to Grow Personally and Professionally

BBA Grad is Always Looking to Grow Personally and Professionally

“Some people grow through education and others grow through experience, but I believe everyone has a duty to themselves to grow as a person,” said Clive van Rensburg. It’s a sentiment Clive, a graduate of Yorkville University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), lives by. Read more about Clive and how his pursuit of growth through Yorkville landed him a promotion. 

An East Coast Trip to Graduation: One Alum Shares His Travel Log to the 2015 Ceremony

An East Coast Trip to Graduation: One Alum Shares His Travel Log to the 2015 Ceremony

Yorkville University has announced the date for its 2017 Graduation Ceremony. It is set to take place on June 23, 2017, at the Delta in Fredericton, New Brunswick. For some, travelling to the ceremony can involve some distance. But, in 2015 one graduate decided to make an East Coast road trip out of it. Here, Bachelor of Business Administration graduate, Clive van Rensburg, share's his travel diary and the reminders the trip held about expanding your mind and experience.

MACP Grads now Eligible for Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) Designation

MACP Grads now Eligible for Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) Designation

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) recently announced they will accept graduates from all governmentally recognized institutions as eligible to apply for the Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) designation. With this decision, graduates from Yorkville University’s MACP program interested in applying for the CCC designation were eligible to do so on May 1st.

Phototherapy, Trauma-Informed Mindfulness and Music in Psychotherapy Among Upcoming Webinars

Phototherapy, Trauma-Informed Mindfulness and Music in Psychotherapy Among Upcoming Webinars

Yorkville University has three informative webinars for our Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP)  faculty and students scheduled for the summer months. These webinars are opportunities for members of the MACP family to share their expertise with colleagues and, in some cases, students.

UPS / Yorkville Partnership Proving Rewarding For Company Employees

UPS / Yorkville Partnership Proving Rewarding For Company Employees

From east to the west, UPS Canada employees say they are already reaping the rewards of an educational partnership their employer has with Yorkville University. From tuition benefits to a convenient online learning environment and knowledge that directly applies to their careers, employees like Darren Sinden and Abria Young, who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Yorkville, say they couldn’t be more pleased with the program and the partnership.

YU Education helps Grad Enhance Education in His Community

YU Education helps Grad Enhance Education in His Community

To say he was terrified to embark on his Master of Education in Adult Education at Yorkville University would be an under statement, says William Perrault (MEd, BA/BEd, OCT). But, he took the leap and it wasn’t long before engaging in Yorkville’s online learning environment and discussion boards that his program became a pleasant educational addiction.

How One Student Found A Level Playing Field at YU Despite Visual Impairment

How One Student Found A Level Playing Field at YU Despite Visual Impairment

For the first time since the age of eight, Malini Ondrovcik says she feels like she is on a level playing field. Despite being legally blind, Malini said since starting her studies in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) at Yorkville University she finally doesn’t feel different from her classmates. Read Malini's inspiring story here.

Yorkville’s Master’s Recognized by TQS

Yorkville University’s master’s degree programs now meet the category upgrade qualifications for the Teacher Qualification Service, Daren Hancott Yorkville University’s Campus Principal in British Columbia (BC) explained. Find out what that means here.

The Year in Review: From the YU Registrar’s Team

The Year in Review: From the YU Registrar’s Team

With new programs, new staff and the largest convocation ceremony on record, 2015 was a banner year for the Registrar's Office at Yorkville University. Read all about the past year and also what's in store for 2016 in this guest blog from the Office of the Registrar.