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Why General Studies? Faculty thoughts…

Why General Studies? Faculty thoughts…

In this article, instructors of general studies courses in the Bachelor of Business Administration discuss the value of the material they teach and why general studies are important to their students.

Yorkville Dean, Rita Kop, Wins Best Paper at Conference in Morocco

Yorkville Dean, Rita Kop, Wins Best Paper at Conference in Morocco

Yorkville University’s Dean of the Master of Education in Adult Education, Rita Kop, recently won the Best Paper Award at the Europe, Middle East and North Africa Conference on Technology and Security to Support Learning (EMENA/TSSL’16).

Fostering Space for the Teaching and Learning Self: Guest Blog By Dr. Ellyn Lyle

Fostering Space for the Teaching and Learning Self: Guest Blog By Dr. Ellyn Lyle

Dr. Ellyn Lyle is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education at Yorkville University. With deep connections to the land and animals, she embraces metaphor to untangle lived experience as a way to inform teaching and learning as autobiographical experience. In this guest blog Ellyn discusses fostering space for the teaching and learning self.

Jamie Swan, First Yorkville Graduate to Receive CCC Designation

Jamie Swan, First Yorkville Graduate to Receive CCC Designation

On Aug. 10, Yorkville University received word that alumna Jamie Swan is the first Yorkville Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) graduate to receive the Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) designation from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

Yorkville Alumnus Takes Helm at Family Service Employee Assistance Program Vancouver,

Yorkville Alumnus Takes Helm at Family Service Employee Assistance Program Vancouver,

Gregg Taylor said the meaningful work he does in his new role as President of FSEAP Vancouver (Family Service Employee Assistance Programs), is exactly why he took his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Yorkville University. “Being able to contribute to people’s lives in a meaningful way and expand my scope of practice was the reason I did my Master’s at Yorkville in the first place,”

Upcoming Webinar on Trauma-Informed Mindfulness

Upcoming Webinar on Trauma-Informed Mindfulness

This month, Yorkville University will host an informative webinar lead by Sarah Schlote titled Trauma-Informed Mindfulness: Somatic Skills for Present Moment Body Awareness. Find out all the details here.

New Dean of MACP, Dr. Peter Hall, knows the Student Experience Well

New Dean of MACP, Dr. Peter Hall, knows the Student Experience Well

The educational journey Yorkville University students are on is something Dr. Peter Hall said he knows well because, as a lifelong learner, he has walked a similar path. Dr. Hall is Yorkville’s new Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences and you can read more about him here.

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.