Upcoming symposium will celebrate experiential education at York University

People walk through Vari Hall, which is located on York U's Keele campus

On January 22, 2019, the Experiential Education (EE) Symposium will celebrate and showcase the achievements of students who have participated in experiential education activities. Co-sponsored by York University Libraries and the Office of the Vice-President, Teaching and Learning, the symposium is co-led by the YU Experience Hub, York University Libraries, and the Teaching Commons. The organizers’ goal is to bring the York community together to highlight the many ways experiential education has helped students to learn, develop, and make a positive impact on campus, locally, and internationally. 

Beginning in mid-October, applications for students to participate in the EE Symposium will open. Students from all years and faculties are invited to submit an idea for a poster that will highlight the positive impact of their EE experience, including their most meaningful insights or lessons and how the experience may have deepened or supported their classroom learning. Students will have the opportunity to present their poster at the EE Symposium to their peers, faculty and staff while also interacting with Learning Commons partners who will be on hand to provide resources and helpful advice on making the most of an EE experience.

As the opening of the application window approaches, organizers request that faculty share this information with their students and encourage them to consider applying to present at poster at the symposium.

For more information, visit eesymposium.yorku.ca. Questions can be directed to eesteam@yorku.ca.