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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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MACP Graduate and Author Cheryl Bradshaw Wins Inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award


It was during one of her teaching practicums while completing her Bachelor of Education, that 30-year old Cheryl Bradshaw witnessed a tragic event that made her realize being a therapist was her true calling. Now she has completed her MACP, she has authored several books and was recently named Yorkville's 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award winner.

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In her Final Term, MEd Student Reflects on the Program and Heightened Passion for Life Long Learning: Guest Blog by Victoria Momoh


Victoria Momoh is in her final semester of the program. In her native Nigeria Victoria was one of the Medical Officer of Health in Edo State. She had the opportunity to be involved in the planning and execution of many health promotion programs like national immunization programs, flood disaster management, world health organisation projects and nutrition programs before migrating to Canada. Now in her final course of the program, Victoria shares this reflection.

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MEEL Alumnus Ian Matheson Proves His Leadership Abilities as Valedictorian


Yorkville University Master of Education in Educational Leadership graduate Ian Matheson’s 21-year experience in the military had already equipped him with many examples of effective leadership, but Yorkville’s MEEL allowed him to identify and contextualize different leadership styles, and to articulate and expand on his leadership abilities.

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