For most fourth and fifth-year undergraduate students at Glendon, November is a month of angst and anxiety in preparation for final exams, as well as applications for graduate programs, teacher’s college, law school, and medical school. Many of you will undoubtedly work very hard over the next few years and achieve success, regardless of what this may entail. Having come to university myself as a mature student after working full-time for several years performing stressful yet financially rewarding work, I’d like to share a few thoughts that might help those who aren’t sure about their future.
The International Studies Thailand Symposium Team is excited to finally introduce itself to the Glendon community! You may have seen us around campus already (a.k.a. that group that held a huge book sale around campus near the end of October, or the ones who held the delicious bake sale & fancy raffle in the COE just in the past few weeks), but you may have not known then who we are. As a result, we decided it’s about time y’all get to know more about us (who we are, what we do, and all that jazz!)
Il faut se rendre à l’évidence : la distance qui sépare le français canadien du français de France est plus que géographique. D’un côté de l’océan à l’autre, d’importantes différences historiques et culturelles façonnent cette langue internationale. De ce fait, certaines expressions qu’utilisent les Français ainsi que les bordelais - habitants de Bordeaux - valent la peine d’être soulignées et comparées aux expressions canadiennes.
Last week, I received my first ever C on a heavily-weighted assignment. At this point, I realize most of you will be groaning and moving on, who wants to hear the goody-good complain about their 3.9 GPA not being a 4.0? I completely understand, and my point here is not to brag. What is my point, you ask? Well, to put it simply, I am noticing more and more that I belong to a dying breed of students who truly care about their education, throughout their education.
On October 25, if you had me as a friend on Snapchat, you would have seen me, some other students in PKIN 0750, as well as students from York, Centennial College, and George Brown take part in the Staged Emergency Disaster hosted by the TTC in preparation for the new subway extension opening on December 17!
When I looked back at my first day of university, all of my memories come flooding back: the anxiousness of making new friends to the confusion of finding my classes. Even though I had attended all of the pre-university activities like March Break and Jumpstart, I was still nervous about what the first day was going to entail. Luckily for me, the first day of university was one of my favorite memories. I made a lot of friends and knew that Glendon would be my second home.
On Tuesday, 19 September 2017, the beautiful island of Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The category five disaster containing sustained winds of over 160 mph destroyed homes, agriculture, flora, fauna, and claimed the lives of over 20 individuals with 15 persons still missing. To help, the Nature Island Donation Drive was started and has partnered with local organizations on campus to help the people of Dominica, and we're appealing to our fellow Glendonites to step in and help out in any way that they can by dropping off the following supplies at designated boxes at either the GCSU office or in either of the two residences on campus.
Liberal arts are fields of study intended to provide students with general knowledge in a wide subject area. They include subjects such as humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Basically, any degree program that doesn’t train students for one specific job falls under liberal arts.
An ad hoc committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity has been created at Glendon in response to the events that occurred on campus last March, where racist and discriminatory graffiti as well as bomb threats were found in the Centre of Excellence. The committee’s mandate is to improve Glendon’s approach to equity, diversity, and inclusivity, specifically in relation to pedagogy and curriculum, and to support an inclusive and safe educational culture at Glendon.
Our volunteers have the opportunity to see their hard work pay off. When you volunteer for Students Offering Support (SOS), you become a part of an incredible network of students and supporters across Canada – and across borders.
Les Amis de Glendon vous invitent à notre assemblée générale annuelle!
Les Amis de Glendon cherchent des étudiants pour être directeurs sur notre conseil d'administration. Il y a quatre postes réservés aux étudiants. Notre assemblée générale annuelle aura lieu le 1 novembre à 18h dans la salle GH 102. Tous les étudiants sont des membres des Amis de Glendon, alors vous avez tous le droit de venir élire le nouveau conseil d'administration même si vous ne voulez pas présenter votre candidature aux élections du conseil d'administration.
I’m a first-year student at Glendon studying in the concurrent education program to become a French teacher. In the first semester, I’m only taking two of five courses in French. Why would that be? I admit I have a fear of French. I’m not referring to all aspects of the language, but I’m on uncertain ground in writing and speaking French in a French environment. As an Anglophone, French is not my first language so I’m slightly intimidated, but I’ve put it out there, so now I can take steps to conquer that fear.
It’s September - a month that conjures up an assortment of images — final summer celebrations, supposedly cooler temperatures, hurricane season, and, of course, getting back into the routine of school.
Even having known that orientation is intended to get froshies to break out of their shells, I never imagined that I would be parading through the streets of Toronto, chanting and screaming how much I love Dick (also known as Richard, Glendon’s favourite blue lion mascot). Most of all, I could never have anticipated how much I would enjoy it. So whether you missed out on Frosh this year, or your GLO-time has come and gone and this year’s social media hype has you waxing nostalgic, and especially if you’re a fellow Froshie suffering through the first weeks of class going through serious withdrawal, have no fear! Your friendly campus ambivert is here to give you a breakdown of GLO-WEEK.
Exams end in a whirlwind of late nights: scattered papers, empty mugs of tea, and a bed that has not been relaxed in for far too long. But then comes relief — it’s finally done! That last paper has been submitted, undergrad is officially over. You can sleep all day — heck, all weekend if you want. Then the alarm buzzes, and you’re off to campus again, but this time for work. Spring has sprung, the summer grind has begun, and now the wait for graduation day begins! That was the start to my summer 2017.
Je m'appelle Evelyn Ascencio et je suis la présidente du Caucus étudiant de Glendon. Le Caucus étudiant est un comité d’étudiants qui se rassemblent afin de discuter de différents sujets touchant les étudiants et le personnel de Glendon. J’ai interviewé Emily Leahy, une étudiante de troisième année inscrite au programme d’études anglaises, et Lindsey Hutchins, une étudiante de quatrième année inscrite au programme d’études internationales, dans le but de connaître leurs expériences en tant que membres du Caucus étudiant.
This opinion piece was written in response to the hate crimes which took place on Glendon Campus on March 9, 10, 14 and 15. For more details on these incidents, please see safety.yorku.ca. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors.
The series of menacing, hateful, anti-Semitic, anti-black and xenophobic graffiti found recently on campus is unacceptable, hurtful, and ignorant. While it echoes similar incidents at other public institutions, its unprecedented nature accentuates our community’s need for clarity, support and resolve.
Q : Parle-nous un peu de ce que tu as fait quand que tu étais étudiante à Glendon – ton programme d’étude, les clubs auxquels tu as participé, ton échange à Laval.
R : J’ai obtenu un baccalauréat en psychologie et sociologie à Glendon en 2008. J’ai fait mes études primaires et secondaires en français à Toronto et j’ai choisi de poursuivre mes études dans une université francophone. Je suis fière d’être franco-ontarienne et continuer mes études en français était primordial pour moi.
On entend souvent parler de l’importance de maîtriser plus qu’une langue, soutenant que cela est une preuve notable d’intelligence en soi. En Ontario surtout, la connaissance du français s’avère un atout qui distingue incontestablement un bon candidat d’un excellent candidat dans le monde du travail. Néanmoins, écrire des histoires, des contes ou des poèmes, une activité qui exige d’abord et avant tout un esprit créatif, demeure peu valorisé.
Thank you to all who helped make the Argentina Symposium an astounding success. Over the past two decades, Glendon has hosted and facilitated an academic and cultural celebration called the International Studies Symposium. In June of 2016, this year’s International Studies Symposium team began to take shape. Over the course of the next few months, the team started to learn about Argentina, a country known for its diverse landscapes and vibrant culture. By the beginning of the academic year, it had been decided: Argentina would be the country of choice based on the overwhelming interest of the team.
WUSC Glendon is excited to end the year with an event all about the Fair Trade movement. We will be breaking down the who, what, where and how behind the concept of Fair Trade. On March 28, from 7 to 9pm, join the WUSC Glendon team in the skyroom for our first ever Uniterra Symposium: Fair Trade and Global Reach. We will discuss the ethics of consumption with WUSC Glendon, alongside Glendon professor Elaine Coburn, and Project Manager of Equifruit Inc. Michelle Gubbels.
In early March, the Glendon Dance Team held its final showcases for the 2016/2017 year. There were many Glendonites, as well as family and friends in the audience supporting the dancers. We presented 25 wonderful pieces, including large group pieces, solos, and duets. Our main events for this year have come and gone, but there is still more in store for the GDT.
Considering the rise – or public emergence – of anti-Semitism, anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, and many other forms of discrimination plaguing our society today, it is time to wake up from the comfortable, apathetic, and lucid dream state that we call reality, and begin to critically evaluate our surroundings. It is time that Glendon – often marketed as a beautiful, chipmunk-filled, rose-garden harboring, diversity loving centre of excellence – begin questioning its self-proclaimed beauty and start facing the harsh truths which are quite far removed from these “magical” descriptions.
The Annual International Studies Symposium has been a student run initiative for the past 21 years. During the 1995-1996 academic year, a group of highly motivated and driven students created a course that would allow them to deepen their knowledge on both foreign countries and Canada’s foreign policy. This year, the country of focus is Argentina.
When this article is published, the elections for the Executive of the York Federation of Students will have just passed. Predictably, it has most likely resulted in a sweep by the incumbent Student Action slate, as it has for time immemorial. This election is one that is particularly disappointing for those who actively follow student union politics, as there was only one candidate for Glendon Representative, due to the Bloc Glendonois candidate being rejected under shady circumstances. It is clear that we stand at a crossroads in regards to student politics at York, and Glendon must take steps to distance itself from the YFS and CFS, working to build a strong, independent GCSU.
Le 10 février, le Salon Cœur de Lion a organisé le Sommet sur le leadership et les carrières de Glendon. Cet après-midi rempli de présentations, d’ateliers et de réseautage est destiné à fournir aux étudiants de l’Université York des astuces professionnelles et à faciliter leur accès au marché du travail. Les étudiants du campus Glendon et du campus Keele ont eu l’occasion de rencontrer des employeurs, de participer à des ateliers de perfectionnement des compétences, d’améliorer leur profil professionnel ainsi que de rencontrer des diplômés.
Another year, and another successful fashion show for LMG: La Mode à Glendon. On Friday, February 17, LMG held their third annual fashion show in the Glendon Theatre. It was a night of fashion and music with a variety of designers and performers. The models worked the runway, showcasing the interesting creations of designers who experimented with different colours, textures and styles.