Stong College is affiliated with the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, serving students from Nursing, Kinesiology and Health Science as well as English, Creative Writing and Professional Writing. Enriched by the Stong family pioneer spirit, to which we owe our name, our community is committed to innovation while preserving the values of diversity and inclusivity. Our team at Stong College aims to support student success through a variety of programs designed for students throughout their university experience.
November 2016 Events:
Coming Up Next!
November 25th - Sex Trafficking: Understanding Recruitment & Supporting Survivors
Sex trafficking is one of the most common forms of human trafficking and is currently the globe’s fastest growing criminal activity. While exact estimates of sex trafficking are elusive, we know that it is highly gendered, with 98% of known survivors being women and children and with an average age of recruitment between 12-14 years of age. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of trafficked girls are domestic, locally raised girls in our own communities. Sex trafficking is only beginning to receive attention among service providers, law enforcement, policy makers, and researchers in Canada, and we need to increase awareness and debunk common myths. This talk will address some of the core issues around sex trafficking, including terminology, the cycle of exploitation by sex traffickers, key issues for supporting survivors of sex trafficking, and local support services.
November 28th - Inspire the new Dean of the Faculty of Health, Dr. Paul W. McDonald
Date: November 28, 2016
Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: MDR, 101 Stong College
Register here for Inspire the new Dean of the Faculty of Health, Dr. Paul W. McDonald
November 30th Holiday Celebration!
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November 8th - Trust Your Journey, A Story of Resilience, Passion & Triumph with Cameron Mattice
Cameron grew up in an athletic environment competing as an elite baseball player for the Ontario Blue Jays, Team Canada, and eventually at a college in Louisiana on scholarship.
While early in life Cameron was able to achieve success in his sport, it did not happen in the absence of adversity. Cameron’s childhood years overcame Stage 4B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer, two blood clots in his right arm, and underwent reconstructive surgery in his right elbow. These health complications eventually led to the difficult decision of letting go of his childhood dream of becoming a professional athlete.
Since then, Cameron has received a BA Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology from York University and has accumulated years of practical experience as a Strength Trainer working alongside various chiropractors and other health care professionals.
Although these experiences challenged Cameron’s body, mind, and spirit, he believes that they have given him a greater opportunity in life. As the great Jackie Robinson once said, "A life is not important except in the impact it has on others' lives."
Join Cameron as he shares his inspirational story and some of the insight he has gained through such experiences.
November 15th - Active Learning & Study Hacks - Tips and Tricks for Memory, Notetaking and Learning with Saeid Chavoshi
Saeid is a senior doctoral trainee at York University in the Clinical- Developmental area, and Faculty at Seneca College. His doctoral research program focuses on the development of techniques for improving time-management and behavioural skills that help students succeed in their post-secondary education. Clinically, he works adolescents and emerging adults including university students who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and learning difficulties.
November 16 - Career Matters - Stong College Alumni-Student Connection
Stong College Master and Student Government are proud to hold the "Career Matters - Stong College Alumni-Student Connection event.
We would like to invite Stong College Alumni and Fellows, as well as Professors and Graduate Students, to join us at this event to share their knowledge and experience with current Stong College students.
"Career Matters" is the first in a series of events to connect students with alumni about jobs/careers. Students will meet Alumni, Fellows, Professors and Graduate Students and connect with them about their career paths, jobs and vocations.
Students can ask Alumni, Fellows, Professors and Graduate Students questions about:
- Paths to Success
- Personal Challenges
- Nature of their jobs/Careers
- Shadowing/Volunteering Opportunties
- Mentoring Opportunities
- Apprenticeship/Internship Opportunities
- Tips for Success
Date: November 16, 2016
Time: 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Location: MDR, 101 Stong College
Students Please RSVP HERE
Alumni, Fellows, Graduate Students & Professors Please RSVP HERE