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York University's Research and Teaching Excellence

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York is Canada's engaged University with passion to social justice. We continue our strong
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commitment to focus on new programs across the university to really emphasize
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York's historic strengths in interdisciplinary education and research.
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The Faculty of Science at York just celebrated 50 years of excellence in
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research and education. We are very proud of our record of impact engagement discovery
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and innovation. It just seemed like a really good opportunity to get to know everything
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in a less formal environment. This experience right now is like I wanna learn what's going on
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in the lab. There's quite a range of exciting research happening at York
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University. From tissue engineering to particle physics. From analytical
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chemistry to high performance computing. Our research in my group focuses on
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trying to understanding how bacteria do the fun things that they do. They stick to surfaces, they
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stick to us, they stick to each other. We have a very strong commitment to trying to be responsive to
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our needs and their preferences.
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We've been promoting experiential education technology enhanced learning
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to flipped classroom. The Lassonde building is designed around the concept of flipping
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the classroom. We don't have big lecture halls. What we decided to do is to have a
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lot of smaller spaces for our students to meet with professors face-to-face in
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smaller groups and to work together to develop concepts and ideas. I'm a second
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year biomedical science student. I'm gonna be going into my third year as a
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double major in pure mathematics and astrophysics. I'm studying kinesiology and
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health science. I did a double major in dance in history and I'm currently taking biology.
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You can have community-based learning, community service learning, internship,
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co-op. We want to use the whole gamut of those different types of experiential
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education so that students are going to be that much better prepared in terms of moving into
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whatever future aspirations they have for themselves. For me the experiential learning happened
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outside of the classroom. I worked as a residence life night porter, in vanier residence. It gives you
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an opportunity to experience hands-on work and to go beyond the books and
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beyond the classrooms. As an astrophysics student we actually get to use the
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Observatory for our project. We're using the telescope, taking data. Our programs
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offer bold perspectives. We like to teach our students to ask the big
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questions
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and at the same time offer practical solutions.
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We have about 5,000 international students from a hundred and fifty seven
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countries. My favorite thing about York are the people. What I love most about York is the diversity. Today
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York has more than 270,000 alumni that's working all over the world. So when people
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think of York I would hope that they always think of the incredible diversity
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of our program, the incredible commitment we have to interdisciplinary education and
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research. I hope people who also think of York as a place where the whole world meets.
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