Webinar to celebrate success of York’s Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom

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An online event to celebrate the success of York University’s Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom (C4) will take place on July 20 from 10 to 11 a.m., and will include the C4 team, C4 students and members of York International.

The webinar will include a discussion and celebration of C4’s successful pilot test, as well as the launch of C 2020-21.

C4 is a unique space at York that brings together upper-year undergraduate and master’s students from across the University to work together in multi-disciplinary teams on pressing, real-world challenges, which are posed by organizations operating in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds.

Supported by a team of York professors from several Faculties, C4 students work together to mobilize and hone their critical, creative and strategic thinking skills by researching and designing effective solutions to their chosen challenge.

C4 was launched in 2019-20 by a team of dedicated professors from the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, Lassonde School of Engineering, as well as the Faculties of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Health and Science. It is a high-impact experiential education course intended to teach students the value of multiple perspectives and approaches to research, design and problem solving. This interdisciplinary experience helps students to recognize what they can offer the world and thus uniquely prepare them for their future.

Based on the results of its first year, C4 was recognized and awarded the Airbus-Global Engineering Dean’s Council Diversity Award. The Diversity Award celebrates educational programs that increase the diversity of perspectives within engineering. Typically, this means bringing more diverse students into engineering programs. In C4’s case, it meant bringing diverse ways of thinking and doing research and design into engineering classrooms and projects.

To learn more and register for the webinar, visit yorkinternational.yorku.ca/event/york-capstone-network-webinar.