Cece Macherera, Model UN Enthusiast & Sociology Devotee

We’re proud to feature our Regional Ambassador, Cece Macherera, a driven grade 12 student in our first Ambassador in the Spotlight. Cece is heavily involved in her high school and greater community. She founded her high school’s  Model United Nations Team, is an active member of Youth Central, and has volunteered at the Salvation Army, Inn from the

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What is a Liberal Arts Degree Worth? The Perspective of a Soon-To-Be Graduate

If you are thinking about pursuing a liberal arts degree at a Canadian university, you may have encountered an experience like this: A friend, a family member, or a co-worker might ask you what area of study you want to pursue in the future. You reply by naming your liberal arts degree of choice and

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4 Not So Cliché Tips to Prepare You for Medical School

I would like to start with a disclaimer, since these are opinions of mine, coming from a student who has gone through a year in medicine. In no way do they reflect opinions of my faculty or my peers. Every student will have their own experiences and form their own opinions. So, take mine as

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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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Leader in the Spotlight: Heather Carroll, Humanitarian & Education Trailblazer

Our Leader in the Spotlight features Heather Carroll, a recent Memorial University Bachelor of Education and Arts graduate, who is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago, while teaching at a school. Heather is making an incredible impact in the education community; she has volunteered as a teacher at schools

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Volunteering Abroad: How to Make Your Trip Worth it

While travelling abroad to do volunteer work has always attracted many people in varying professions, in recent years it has been a growing trend among youth, particularly university students. Volunteering abroad can give students so many incredible experiences and lessons that they can carry with them throughout their lives. You learn to appreciate other cultures,

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Volunteering 101: Importance, Benefits and Tips

It has been an enjoyable, relaxing winter break, lying on the couch, watching Netflix for hours and texting our friends until our thumbs hurt. Since we are well-rested and have an exciting new  year ahead, why don’t we consider volunteering? Volunteering is looked upon in a different light depending on who you talk to. Some

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Leader in the Spotlight: Tommy Tam, Research Star & Basketball Enthusiast

For our last Leader in the Spotlight of 2014, we are featuring, Tommy Tam, an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health and Disease graduate and a current Master of Science candidate in Health Services Research at the University of Toronto. Find out how he embarked on his current career path, the differences between undergraduate and

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Volunteering: An Alternative Perspective to “Free Labour”

Recently, at a coffee shop, my colleague and I talked about what we were currently doing with our lives since graduation. My colleague has been working, but does not particularly enjoy the field that she is currently in. I suggested that she try volunteering in order to broaden her horizons. In return, I received the

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The Solution to the “Need Experience to Get a Job, but Need a Job to Get Experience” Problem

When you embark on a job search, you know that you need experience to get a job. But you also need a job to get experience! This conclusion is not wrong, although it is a bit narrow. Many teenagers and young professionals still cannot find jobs, although some companies are de-emphasizing the “prior experience required” criteria. Youth

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