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VIDEO: Alumnus & Entrepreneur Transforms BBA Thesis into Fashion Brand


Samantha Lightfoot enrolled at Yorkville University with the goal to make her dream of owning her own fashion label a reality. Within just a couple of weeks of graduating with her Bachelor of Business Administration, Riot Theory Apparel was launched. Read more about Samantha and her Yorkville story here:

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VIDEO: BID Graduate Wins Third Place IDEC Award for Poetic Meditation Centre


For Yasaman Saeidi, interior design is an art form that incorporates a multitude of modalities and philosophies including craft, architecture, spirituality, nature, and poetry. In particular, Saeidi finds inspiration for her interior spaces through poetry. Such was the case withThe Chamber of Light, a meditation centre conceived by the Yorkville University Bachelor of Interior Design student . The project was recently granted the third place award by the Interior Design Educator’s Council (IDEC) in the Advanced Undergraduate Student Design Competition category. See more in this story and video.

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Renowned Bachelor of Interior Design Program Now Offered Through Yorkville University


Yorkville University is pleased to announce that among its offerings of bachelor and master level programs, it will now offer the renowned CIDA accredited and ARIDO recognized, Bachelor of Interior Design.  Previously offered through RCC Institute of Technology, the program and the curriculum have met accreditation rigours as well as provincial legislative requirements.

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VIDEO: MEd Alumnus Excels, Putting Online Education Theory into Practice


Rima Al Tawil has become something of an expert in the theory and implementation of communication strategies in online learning, and has found her calling as a senior instructional designer.  Read here how an interest, piqued during her time as a student at Yorkville, has become her calling.   

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Mindfulness Meditation in Education: Guest Blog by Landyn Blais


When I heard about the mass mindfulness meditation session being held on Parliament Hill in commemoration of the International Day of Peace being led by seminal scholar Jon Kabat-Zinn, I jumped at the opportunity to participate! Not only was this once in a lifetime experience the first of its kind, but the timing of it was also quite remarkable.

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Graduate Gets Promotion at Prestigious University


A few years ago, Sudbury, Ontario native Mary Beswick wouldn't have anticipated she would be living in balmy Chapel Hill North Carolina, working as a Human Resources specialist at a prestigious post-secondary institution.  This past July however, Beswick received a promotion to the position of Employment Consultant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has just created a robust new employee orientation program with her colleagues.  Beswick credits these exciting developments in her career, in part, to her completion of the Master of Education in Adult Education at Yorkville University in 2016.  Beswick’s MEd. in Adult Education not only gave her the accreditation necessary to advance in her career, but the practical skills required to develop a reputation for being an authority in her area of expertise.

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