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York University students are going on to do big things. Their dreams of where a York education can take them are unlimited; just take a look at some of the visions current students are aspiring to on the new yorku.ca/mytime microsite. They are following in the footsteps – and forging their own – of some of York’s most illustrious alumni who are already realizing their visions. What these current and future grads have in common is York University and the exceptional teaching, research, guidance and support of York’s professors, who are tops in their fields and global thought leaders. As part of the second phase of the campaign, “this is my time” has been expanded to encompass York University’s accomplished alumni along with stories and snapshots of the great work of York University’s talented professors.
The yorku.ca/mytime microsite was set up as part of the new branding campaign to get the good word of York’s riches out there, including its innovative programs. The microsite answers the question – why York University? It gives insight into what life at York U is like and offers a profile of a vibrant community that is connected and active with more than 300 student clubs, a wealth of extracurricular opportunities and 13 newspapers. The microsite offers a gateway to information about every program offered by York U, its athletes and there is information on the upcoming Fall Campus Days, Nov. 9 at the Keele Campus and Nov. 10 at the Glendon campus.
Inspiration abounds on yorku.ca/mytime. Click on the students’ tab to see that by 2032, Shenalie Fernando, a student in the Space Engineering Program in the Lassonde School of Engineering, envisions that she will “oversee the development of the first lunar spaceport, a launch pad for exploration”. Fernando is going to be an astronaut. But for now, as a student in York’s Space Engineering program – the only one of its kind in Canada – she’s already developing a remarkable resume. She is part of York’s acclaimed rover team, building a rover for space exploration and competing in engineering competitions around the world. In addition, she’s benefiting from an innovative program, unparalleled experiences, and an education as distinct as she is.
Then there’s Vishali Arumugam of Kinesiology & Health Science in the Faculty of Health, who hopes that by 2025, she’ll be making a difference. Her vision – “As a doctor, I provide bio-psycho-social support to thousands of trauma survivors”. Arumugam loves the blend of theoretical studies and real world practice in York’s Kinesiology & Health Science program, which gives students a truly comprehensive learning experience. It’s preparing her for a bright medical career anywhere in the world.
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Check out everything that York U has to offer. Drop by yorku.ca/mytime, stay awhile and enjoy the experience.