An Interview with Aneta Bajic, Law & Society Graduate

Our September 2017 Leader in the Spotlight features Aneta Bajic, a recent York University BA graduate from the Law and Society program. Aneta is a member of the Golden Key International Honous Society, and was a member of York’s Law and Society Student’s Association. In an insightful interview, Aneta shares her tips on improving oral

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Tackling New Year’s Resolutions with Exceptional Canadian Youth

January is a time of optimism- we clarify our goals, renew our desire for learning and further our evolution to our best selves. At the NSN, we believe that resolutions can provide the framework for the changes we aspire to. So, in the spirit of self-improvement, we asked some of our National Young Leader mentors and

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Rebecca Rossi, Law & Politics Extraordinaire

Our May Leader in the Spotlight features Rebecca Rossi, a top Law & Society student at York University and an aspiring lawyer. Rebecca has received the Dean’s Recognition for being amongst the top 5 students in the Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Disciplines. In addition to extensive volunteering for various political campaigns, she has organized

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Kavi Ratnaweera: Humanitarian & Medical Laboratory Science Aficionado

Our September Leader in the Spotlight features Kavi Ratnaweera, a second year Medical Laboratory Science student at UBC. Recently, he helped fundraise $135 000 for Help, Learn & Discover and went on a volunteer trip to Ecuador to build 21 homes. In addition to being an active member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Kavi

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How to Succeed in Your Arts Degree

Congratulations on starting your arts degree! With that said, your next few years will involve a ton of writing, stress, and critical analysis. To help with the transition, our 2 National Young Leaders, Ava Cramp, and Jason Liu provide tips on how to succeed in your arts degree. On writing papers: When I entered university,

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How to Ace Studies on Global Health & International Relations

Having multiple perspectives is beneficial for studies and a subsequent career with a focus on global health and international relations. To expand your perspectives, there are several things you can do. Firstly, check out small seminar based classes. Since discussion is encouraged, you can broaden your perspective by speaking and arguing, a form of learning

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4 Quick Study Break Exercises

Exercising can be difficult to fit into the school year. Personally, I find myself skipping my workouts and becoming more sedentary as the school year progresses. While replacing my workout time with studying has been beneficial for my GPA, it is important to find a balance between the two. This balance is the most easily

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5 Things Every Science Student Should Know

Welcome to university! Over the next few years, you will be exploring your interests, developing critical skills and learning about fascinating topics, and more importantly, becoming the best version of yourself. With the plethora of opportunities at your fingertips, students can be overwhelmed. To prevent this from occurring, here are five things every new science

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How to Make the Most of Your Science Degree

September brings a clean slate to achieve our goals, whether they are geared towards academics, personal and professional development, or extracurriculars. Make the most of your science degree with tips from four of our National Young Leaders! Good luck! 1. Take non-science courses.  My advice to a new science student is to create breadth in your

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7 Things Every Arts Student Should Know

So you’ve chosen to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree- congratulations on being accepted into your program! Throughout my three years in the Political Sciences program at the University of Alberta, I’ve learned a few tricks to succeed in a Bachelor of Arts program. By applying these essential things that every arts student should know,

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