Faculty of Science

Annual Review 2017

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YO RK U NIVERSIT Y FACU LT Y O F SCIEN CE An l"'lftllriilr , ,.,, ~~ -tloillol ,,1uttwts. lnteg1rated Science 2 9 Leadership program for Integrated Science tudent Over a eekend during the frst month of school in 2017, 40 students in the Integrated Science program, including last year's cohort, ere at York University learning ho to become better science citizens. The Faculty of Science was hosting the rst part of a new leadership program called ISCInvolved, exclusively for Integrated Science students. The symposium was a modi ed version of Bethune College's Basic Peer Leadership Training and included sessions on leadership, resilience, science communication, and education and campus resources. "The symposium gave us an opportunity to meet last year's Integrated Science students and hear about their own experiences and tips in many aspects, such as balancing academics and personal life," said student Matthew Lim. "Moreover, I was able to learn how to communicate effectively through the scope of science and how to become a leader and an educator to the community through various STEM outreach programs. I feel much more con dent and educated about my university life as a whole." The second part of ISCInvolved will take place in the winter term when teams of students are paired with a faculty member or staff adviser engaged in science outreach to complete a small leadership project. What is Integrated Science? Integrated Science is an interdisciplinary rst-year program that integrates biology, chemistry, physics and math in the context of current scienti c frontiers and real-world issues. The program is limited to 50 students who have demonstrated consistent excellence in grade 12 sciences and math. E xpERiENtial Edu catiO N

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