C4 opening three classrooms for students this fall 

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The Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom (C4) will offer three different classrooms this upcoming fall and winter semester. 

Each class will accommodate 75 students and is available to third- and fourth-year students who are interested in participating in a C4 learning opportunity. Classes will run on Mondays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Fridays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

Over the past three years, more than 500 students have participated in C4. This award-winning learning space brings together students from across York’s campuses, Faculties, and programs to work in interdisciplinary teams on “real-world” challenges with community and industry partners.  

C4 is popular with students because it allows them to work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) while earning credits and acquiring new professional skills, such as project management and teamwork. Throughout this journey, students learn the value of multiple perspectives and approaches to research, design and problem solving. The experience helps students recognize what they can offer the world, prepares them for their future and celebrates student success.

Third-year kinesiology and past C4 student Tiana Marconi, whose team won C4’s Community Impact Award, reflected that “winning this award has given me confidence in my ability to make a change in the world. Thinking back to how nervous I was at the beginning of the semester to where I am now, I feel the difference. This award has validated all my efforts and allows me to believe in myself as someone who can and will enact change.” 

Nikash Persaud, a recent bachelor of environmental studies alumnus, whose team won C4’s Teamwork Award, shared that “being recognized for our teamwork felt like a beacon of success. We can walk away as a team knowing we came this far together, and we left everything we could in that classroom. Thank you, C4, for giving us the tools and guidance to develop a project we are proud of.” 

C4 applications for the fall and winter terms are now open. For more information about C4, visit the website at www.yorku.ca/c4 or attend a weekly information session to learn more about course structure and expectations, alumni experiences, and what C4 has to offer.