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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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Yorkville Alumnus Charles Pitts Retires from YU Senate and Launches his Dream Career at 70


At 70 years old, Charles Pitts has just realized a long-term dream: a new psychotherapy practice recently launched in a restored century farmhouse on the island of Montreal. The building is now home to a multi-disciplinary healing centre, including a massage therapy clinic, a physiotherapy business and Pitts' own counselling practice.  Read all about this amazing alumnus here.  

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MACP Alumnus Christine Hakkola Travels the World, Leading with her Heart, and Living her Dream of Helping Others


"I wake up every day so excited to work," said registered counselling psychotherapist and Yorkville University Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology alumnus Christine Hakkola (nee Lee).  "It’s pretty great.  I can live in the middle of nowhere, and have access to clients all across the country.  Once or twice a month I am either hosting international workshops or attending them.  All my clients are amazing.  The online world opens up a whole world of potential. "   

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Insider Tips for Success in Your Studies  


On September 5th, Yorkville University will welcome another cohort of graduate studies students who have taken the first step to achieving their personal and professional goals. Whether you are entering a Master of Education in Educational Leadership program, on the cusp of starting a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, or pursuing a Master of Education in Adult Education, graduate school requires significant commitment, effort and planning for success.  Who better to advise then those who have made it through the thick? The Alumni Relations Office at Yorkville University has reached out to graduates for their top tips for success and here is what they had to say: 

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