Some frosh prefer York’s personal touch

Glendon College freshman Keith Hosannah, 19, praises York University’s on-campus orientation session for helping him choose his courses, reported Metro Toronto Aug. 9 in an article about revamped university-orientation programs. For Hosannah, the personal touch is the way to go. The graduate of Oakwood Collegiate said he knew he made the right choice of going to Glendon when university officials invited him to an all-day, on-campus orientation in late May. Hosannah said the six-hour session was limited to 25 students with up to five instructors and senior students available to assist them with their course selection, fees information and campus tour. “I even went a half hour beyond the time allotted trying to choose my courses, and they stayed with me,” said Hosannah, who plans to study linguistics and English/French translation.

Shooting victim attended York

Loyan Ahmed Gilao and his friend Ali Mohamed Ali, 19, were gunned down early Monday morning in downtown Toronto after spending the night at the Phoenix nightclub, reported The Toronto Sun Aug. 9. Gilao had studied information technology at York University’s Glendon College during the 2002-2003 academic year.

On air

  • Garry Watson, a professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, talked about the lawsuit filed against Air France on behalf of passengers of the airline’s plane that crashed last week, on CBC Radio’s “Metro Morning” Aug. 8.