2024 Guidance Counsellor Day at York

Cultivating Self-Starters: Guiding Diverse Paths to Success

We're delighted to welcome you to York University! Join us for a morning of networking, learning and exploring our facilities at our in-person Guidance Counsellor Day at Glendon Campus.

Connect, Explore, Learn.

Whether you are advising young entrepreneurs, referring students to global learning opportunities, or keeping pace with the changing landscape of experiential education, we recognize that career development is a critical part of students' university exploration.

At our 2024 Guidance Counsellor Day, take part in a variety of short sessions designed to inform the important work you do in preparing diverse learners for university and career success, including:

  • supporting entrepreneurial students with big ideas
  • providing global learning for students who are ready to explore the world
  • empowering learners with diverse accessibility needs
  • discovering new and noteworthy opportunities in experiential education at York 

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Questions? Get in touch with us at guidance@yorku.ca

Thursday, June 6: Plan Your Day

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Networking Breakfast

Join representatives from across York University for a sit-down breakfast and networking session. Catch up over coffee as you learn about what's new at York. Choose a hosted table based on your interests and/or any questions you may have for our different faculties and student service teams. 


9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Set the tone for a full morning of learning with an opening address from Audrey Pyee, Glendon Campus' Associate Principal, Academic / Vice-principale aux affaires academiques.

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Address

Maggie Quirt, Associate Dean Programs in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), will discuss how to cultivate self-starters with paid work opportunities via the Faculty's new optional co-op program in fall 2024. She will also provide an overview of the diverse program pathways LA&PS offers, including the opportunity to combine majors and minors across the ampersand of liberal arts (including all of the Faculty's humanities and social sciences programs) and professional studies (administrative studies; human resource management; information technology; and social work).

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Go Global: Internationalizing a Post-Secondary Degree

Hear from York University's global learning team about how you can support students who are interested in internationalizing their degree and seeing the world. Discover the power of completing an exchange at one of York's 300 global partners, taking a course abroad with a professor through a faculty-led program, and building transferable skills through a global internship. For students who are unable to travel abroad, learn about a variety of virtual programs that connect students and faculty members around the world, as well as robust funding and safety supports available to students.    

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Supporting Diverse Learners: Academic Accommodations & Post Secondary

Post-secondary transition for students with disabilities can require additional steps and planning.  In this presentation we will discuss resources and information that will be valuable as you support your student and their families with this important millstone. We will answer questions about the process of registering with an accessibility services office, documentation required, and considerations for discussing post-secondary transition with your students. 

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Impact of an Idea: How We Support Aspiring Entrepreneurs 

This presentation describes how students are supported by the Glendon GENIAL Initiative through the Entrepreneurial Skills Passport Program and the resources they access in the incubator space. Meet one of our success stories; a student who launched her own translation company. Learn about workshops and SHSM offerings for your aspiring entrepreneurs, leaders and project managers.  

Co-presenters: Melissa Cardona, Gabrielle Al Cooper-Saint-Cyr, Amanda Merh

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Glendon Campus Tour (Optional)

Guests are invited to stick around for a tour of the beautiful Glendon Campus grounds and facilities, led by our student ambassador guides. 

Planning Your Trip to Campus: Directions & Parking

Our nearest subway station is Lawrence Station (on the Yonge line). From there, take the 124 Sunnybrook Hospital bus. The campus is located at the intersection of Bayview and Lawrence Avenues, only minutes away. The bus stops right in front of the campus.

For more specific information on bus routes and transit services, visit your city’s transit web sites:

Glendon campus is 15 minutes south of Highway 401, 15 minutes west of the Don Valley Parkway, 20 minutes north of the Lakeshore, and 25 minutes east of Pearson International Airport.

From Highway 401

  • Exit at Bayview Avenue and go southbound to Lawrence Avenue. Take the ramp on the right then turn left at the stop sign. Drive east on Lawrence straight onto the campus.

From the QEW

  • Take the Don Valley Parkway to Bayview Avenue. Go northbound to Lawrence Avenue then take the ramp on the right. The campus will be on your right, at the stop sign.


We'd love to help ensure your day is a smooth one!

If you have any questions about accessibility, dietary needs, driving, transit, parking or planned activities, don't hesitate to reach out to us at guidance@yorku.ca or call our Guidance Counsellor Direct Line at 416-736-5305.