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June 2019

Celebrating Her Cultural Roots | Joanne Reeves-Rood’s Yorkville University MEd Story

Joanne Reeves-Rood will be pulling double duty on National Indigenous Peoples Day when she travels across the country to attend Yorkville University’s graduation ceremony. Not only will the 35-year-old full-time mom from Cochrane, Alberta act as valedictorian of her Master of Education in Educational Leadership class in Fredericton on June 21, but she’ll also get the opportunity to celebrate her roots by leading a traditional native tea dance for her fellow grads and their guests.

Discovering Her Inner Leader | Karen LaRose’s Yorkville University BBA Story

If Karen LaRose were to offer one piece of advice to an incoming Yorkville University Bachelor of Business Administration student, it would be simple: “Be prepared.” “You’re going to have to be devoted to it, because it’s going to take a lot of time and effort,” said the 43-year-old married mom of two young boys, who spent the last two-and-a-half years juggling her online BBA studies with a full-time job and spending quality time with her family.

Finding Her True Calling | Ola Abugharbiyeh’s Yorkville University MACP Story

Ola Abugharbiyeh will have plenty of reasons to celebrate on June 21. Not only is the 50-year-old native Palestinian celebrating her graduation from Yorkville University as valedictorian of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) class, she’ll also be marking the seventh anniversary of her arrival in Canada to build a better life for herself and her family.

Yorkville University appoints Dr. Deirdre Pickerell as new Dean of Student Success

Yorkville University's Dr. Deirdre Pickerell discusses plans for improved mental health and accessibility services in new role as Dean of Student Success.

Yorkville University BBA student steps closer to dream of liquor store ownership with new LCBO job

Just five months after coming to Yorkville University, Parminder Singh, a 32-year-old Punjab, India native is proud to say he’s now several steps closer to achieving that ambition. Read Parminder Singh's YU story here.