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Yorkville University and Toronto Film School celebrate 2019 Graduation

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

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.

MACP grads bring IRIS Community Counselling to bloom in Sackville, NB

MACP grads bring IRIS Community Counselling to bloom in Sackville, NB

Yorkville University alumni Marie Reinsborough-Wadden and Krista Royama discuss their joint journey from classroom teaching to counselling in the town of Sackville, New Brunswick. Both graduates of Yorkville’s Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, the pair have teamed up to launch IRIS Community Counselling and Consultation, where one of their more exciting partnerships has seen them join forces with EOS Eco-Energy to provide counselling for youth troubled by the oftentimes “emotional issue” of climate change.

Yorkville University’s Dr. Ellyn Lyle takes world education stage at AERA’s Annual Meeting

Yorkville University’s Dr. Ellyn Lyle takes world education stage at AERA’s Annual Meeting

Yorkville University was well represented at the world’s largest gathering of education researchers earlier this month in Toronto. Billed as a five-day showcase for “groundbreaking, innovative studies”, the prestigious 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting took place April 5 to 9 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, drawing upwards of 25,000 educational professionals from around the world – among them, Yorkville’s own Dr. Ellyn Lyle.

Yorkville University Toronto campus tour by Reeth Mazumder | Yorkville University

Yorkville University Toronto campus tour by Reeth Mazumder | Yorkville University

For Reeth Mazumder, the decision to leap directly from screenwriting studies into a business bachelors felt like a natural “evolution.  The multi-tasking Bollywood star recently wrapped up her Writing for Film & TV Diploma at Toronto Film School and didn’t waste any time enrolling in Yorkville University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with a specialization in Project Management Join Reeth as she tours the campus and talks about her choice to study in the BBA. 

Yorkville Student Wins Third Place in IDEC Student Design Competition  

Yorkville Student Wins Third Place in IDEC Student Design Competition  

Yorkville University student Amanda King recently won third place in the 2019 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Design Competition. Read about King's design and what inspired it in this article.

Top Five Tips for Using the Yorkville Library: By Paul Graham

Top Five Tips for Using the Yorkville Library:  By Paul Graham

For students who are new to online learning, finding and navigating an online library may be somewhat daunting.  However, the same as other universities, Yorkville University provides access to librarians for helping you with many academic challenges.  In this article, our University Librarian, Paul Graham, shares his top five recommendations for succeeding in your research.

Meet Yorkville University’s Chair of the Bachelor of Interior Design Program

Meet Yorkville University’s Chair of the Bachelor of Interior Design Program

Yorkville's Chair of the Bachelor of Interior Design, Sheri Crawford brings many years' experience to the role, both as an instructor and as a successful practising Interior Designer. She is also an alumni of the program. Read more about Sheri here.