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"Life in Post-Secondary" Conference (for high-school students)

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YSpace Markham

169 Enterprise Boulevard

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Markham, ON L6G 1B3

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Are you in high school and have questions about uni or college applications? Wonder what life is like on campus? Worried about the workload?


Come to the "Life in Post-Secondary" conference on May 19 to hear from current uni and college students about their experiences. Come and ask the questions you have, but don't know who to ask!

The agenda will feature a couple of panel discussions, and then move into breakout sessions on a variety of topics. The tone of the conference is casual and the focus is on giving you opportunities to build connections and clarify expectations about campus life. And the people who will share their perspectives are anywhere from a year to a few years older than you - read their bios here!

The agenda looks like this:

  • 12:45pm: Registration
  • 1pm: Welcome
  • 1:10pm: Panel - Application processes at a university and a college (Amber Burkett from York University, and Lily Tsonis from Seneca College)
  • 1:45pm: Panel - Managing classes and workload
  • 2:30pm: A career in the trades: car technician (Emily Chung, founder of Autoniche)
  • 2:45pm: Break
  • 3pm: 3 breakout sessions
  • 4:30pm: Closing comments
  • 4:40pm: Networking
  • 5pm: Go home


The breakout sessions will cover a variety of topics:

  • Life in a Business program - Nicholas Chan (Queen’s), Julia Sun (Queen’s), Rachel Tong (NYU), Harman Azad (U of Toronto)
  • Life in a Sciences program - Edward Cui (McMaster), Emily Tam (U of Waterloo)
  • Life in an Arts program - Lyn Chen (Queen’s)
  • Life in an Engineering or CompSci program - Nikhil Gupta (U of Waterloo), Daniel Van Acker (McGill), Nico Zimmer (Seneca), Dhruv Dakoria (Seneca)
  • How clubs and teams work, and how to get involved - Julia Sun (Queen’s), Lyn Chen (Queen’s), Harman Azad (U of Toronto)
  • Life in residence - Edward Cui (McMaster), Julia Sun (Queen’s), Nicholas Chan (Queen’s), Rachel Tong (NYU)
  • Life skills (groceries, laundry, managing finances) - Edward Cui (McMaster), Emily Tam (U of Waterloo), Nico Zimmer (Seneca)
  • Staying connected with high-school friends - Nikhil Gupta (U of Waterloo), Nicholas Chan (Queen’s)
  • Finding jobs and internships - Harman Azad (U of Toronto), Lyn Chen (Queen’s), Daniel Van Acker (McGill), Nico Zimmer (Seneca), Nikhil Gupta (U of Waterloo)
  • A career in a trade (car technician) - Emily Chung (Autoniche)
  • Going to school in the US - Rachel Tong (NYU)
  • Majoring in something different from mom and dad’s plan - Emily Tam (U of Waterloo)


Finally, the students coming back to answer your questions come from the following programs (read their bios here):

  • McGill University Computer Science
  • McMaster Health Science
  • NYU Stern School of Business
  • Queen’s Commerce
  • Queen’s Economics
  • Seneca College
  • U of Toronto Rotman School of Management
  • U of Waterloo Engineering
  • U of Waterloo Kinesiology


And by the way, we can only fit 70 people in this conference, so if you're interested, you may want to register ASAP.

Hosted at York University's YSpace in downtown Markham, this conference is co-produced by PLYC (Prime Leaders Youth Collaborative), PYC (Platform for Youth Creativity), TYN (Toronto Youth Network), and Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs.

Come and hear what current post-secondary students have to say about their experiences, and get answers to your questions!

Please note that this event is open only to students currently in high-school.

Find out more here.

Also note - proceeds from registrations fees will cover light refreshments, and whatever is left over will be donated to a youth-focused charity.








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