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May 2019

Top 6 Tourist Tips for visitors to Fredericton, New Brunswick | Yorkville Graduation 2019

In late June, around 800 Yorkville University graduates and their families will come to Fredericton, New Brunswick for the 2019 Graduation Ceremony. These graduates come from all over Canada and the world, so to help them make the most of their time in New Brunswick's Capital City, we sat down with the manager of Tourism Fredericton, Stacey Russel, and asked to share her top things to do in Fredericton.

Yorkville University and Toronto Film School celebrate 2019 Graduation

Yorkville University and Toronto Film School awarded degrees and diplomas to nearly 500 newly minted alumni during its 2019 Graduation Ceremony in Toronto. Held on Thursday, May 9 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the event drew a near-capacity crowd of graduates’ family members and friends to cheer on their loved ones as they marched across the stage in the George Weston Recital Hall to accept their scrolls.

Yorkville’s International Students Celebrate Mother’s Day with Long-distance Letters Home

Yorkville University students spent the week running up to Mother’s Day writing letters of tribute to “the most beautiful women” in their lives – their moms. The brainchild of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) professor Iram Tanvir, the Mother’s Day events saw more than 200 tearful students pen heartfelt letters destined to be delivered to their moms all over the world ­– from India, Iran, Afghanistan and the U.S., to Bangladesh, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, the Philippines, and beyond.

Yorkville BBA student Khushbu Soni competes in Art Battle 800

Yorkville University’s Khushbu Soni was recently one of just 16 artists chosen to participate in Art Battle Canada’s 800th epic duel of paintbrushes. Hosted by Art Battle Toronto at The Great Hall on April 30, Art Battle 800 saw Soni and her fellow creative competitors tasked with painting the most magnificent masterpieces possible in just 20 minutes ­– and in front a crowd of more 100 voting audience members, no less.

Yorkville rallying LGBTQ students and allies to lace up for Canada’s “largest, longest-running, and most fun” Pride Run

On your marks, get set, go sign up to join Team YU at this year’s Pride Run! Yorkville University and Toronto Film School are currently recruiting students to participate in the 2019 Pride & Remembrance Run ­– a “fun, fast, fab day” promoting community spirit, goodwill, volunteerism, and sportsmanship in the local LGBTQ+ community.