York Science students have multiple opportunities to participate in activities that connect their academic learning and experiences to community interactions at York and beyond. Below are a few examples.
Students can participate in peer academic support services offered through Bethune College. For instance, the Peer Mentoring programs allow upper-year students to assist first-year students in making a successful transition to university life. Peer mentors answer questions, give advice, and help incoming students adapt to university life. Learn more about all the peer programs and how you can get involved by clicking here.
The York Observatory welcomes thousands of visitors each year to take tours through the facility. It also hosts online public viewing sessions and produces a weekly student-led radio show, York Universe. The Observatory is staffed by faculty members and students passionate about astronomy and community outreach. To learn more, visit the website.
The Faculty of Science at York participates in Science Rendezvous, Canada’s largest annual science festival, hosting an annual event in Markham. York students can participate as volunteers to lead hands-on activities, demonstrations and experiments at the event. The festival takes place in May of each year. To learn more, click here.