Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE)

Thursday, October 19, 2017
11am – 3pm

Founders Assembly Hall & Winters Dining Hall
Map of GPSE locations

York's annual Graduate & Professional Studies Expo provides students and new graduates with an opportunity to explore educational opportunities. Connect with recruiters from business and law schools, education programs, graduate studies programs, professional schools and colleges to learn about their educational opportunities and improve your chances of getting into the program of your choice.

Panels (throughout the day)

Registration is required for all panels. You may register on the Career Centre's online system using Passport York (you must sign up for an account on the system before you will be able to register for any events).
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GPSE 2017: Getting into a Teacher Education Program @ 103 McLaughlin College
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This event is part of Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE) 2017.

This conversational panel will consist of representatives from Education programs who will discuss their schools’ strengths and selection processes (5-7 minutes), and spend the rest of the time answering students' specific questions and giving suggestions on preparing a strong application.

The purpose of this session is to provide students with information and advice by clarifying the differences between and benefits of the various schools’ programs and explaining the application process so that they can create their own strategies for moving forward.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre’s online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Participating Panelists

Kathleen Crook
Education Enrolment Advisor
Trent University, School of Education and Professional Learning

Trent University’s School of Education & Professional Learning seeks to admit and educate future teachers who demonstrate a deep commitment to social justice and a dedication to developing teaching practice that fosters inclusivity and ethical consciousness.


Joanne Chartrand
Academic Administrator
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education

We are the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. We offer our Teacher Education program in both French and English. Both are a two year program.


Cindy Barnes
Program Advisor & Practicum Assistant
Western University, Faculty of Education

Western’s Faculty of Education (located in London, Ontario) offers a two year Bachelor of Education program in three program routes: Primary/Junior (and Primary/Junior French), Junior/Intermediate, and Intermediate/Senior. Western’s B.Ed. has been purposefully designed to address current needs in education and prepare graduates to become educational leaders on a global scale. Our teacher candidates gain real world experience through a unique combination of alternative practica and field placements which will result in them spending as much time working in the field as studying on Western’s campus.


Carissa MacKendrick
Senior Recruitment Coordinator
Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Education

Laurier’s Faculty of Education offers a Bachelor of Education degree that provides you with the hands-on education necessary to go into the classroom, as well as the theoretical and research background to further your knowledge and participate in other areas of education too. You’ll emerge a well-rounded educator prepared for the challenges of today’s classroom.

Laurier’s interdisciplinary Master of Education program is attractive to educational leaders and professionals in a wide range of corporate and not-for-profit industries, health and community service organizations, and postsecondary institutions, as well as public and private school systems.

We also offer an additional qualifications program and numerous community-outreach programs for teachers, children and families. We are proud of our extensive community partnerships, our vibrant student community and our growing alumni network.


Vanessa Grafi
Manager Student Services
York University, Faculty of Education

The York U. Faculty of Education Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree qualifies successful graduates to teach in K-12 schools and to be recommended for certification with the Ontario College of Teachers. Our program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession as confident and effective teachers. The BEd is a full-time professional degree program, which includes:

  • Coursework (including in-class and blended)
  • School practicum placements
  • Community practicum placement
  • Optional concentrations and specializations
  • Opportunities to get involved in student life and international learning
  • Opportunity to earn advance standing credits towards a Master of Education (MEd) degree
  • Career services

Dorothy Buchanan
Coordinator, Professional Learning for Students, Recruitment and Retention
Brock University, Faculty of Education

Consecutive teacher education programs for Primary-Junior, Junior-Intermediate, Intermediate-Senior and Technological Education. Two campuses.


GPSE 2017: Financing Graduate Studies, Professional Programs and Repaying your OSAP Loan @ 103 McLaughlin College
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

This event is part of Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE) 2017.

This is a useful session for Year 3 and Year 4 students who are coming to the end of their degree and may have some questions regarding repaying their OSAP loan, paying off their student account, and finding some useful tips on funding for graduate studies or professional programs. Topics to be discussed include loan repayment plans, funding options, application processes and tips on where to find information.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre’s online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

GPSE 2017: Getting into an MBA program @ 103 McLaughlin College
Oct 19 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

This event is part of Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE) 2017.

This conversational panel will consist of representatives from MBA programs who will discuss their schools’ strengths and selection processes/requirements (5-7 minutes), and then spend the rest of the time answering students’ questions and giving suggestions on preparing a strong application.

The purpose of this session is to provide students with information and advice by clarifying the differences between and benefits of the participating MBA programs and explaining the application process so that they can create their own strategies for moving forward.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre’s online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Participating Panelists

Liane Mazzulli
MBA Promotions and Admissions
Carleton University, Sprott School of Business

Carleton University's location in Ottawa, offers you unique opportunities only found in the Nation's Capital. You will have access to federal government departments, international agencies, global companies, over 120 embassies and commissions as well as more than 1,900 technology companies.

The 16 month full-time MBA option is suited to the aspiring professional whereas the 12-month Accelerated MBA option is designed for those with a 4-year degree in Business. Each stream offers an Internship as part of the program.


Julie Tarry
Program Manager
Dalhousie University, Faculty of Management

The Dalhousie Corporate Residency MBA program is a direct entry MBA program designed to immerse you quickly and intensely into the real business world with an eight-month corporate residency. Accelerate your leadership skills with the Personal and Professional Effectiveness course combined with career coaching from our Management Career Services team.


Steven Walker
Manager, Recruiting and Admissions
McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business

DeGroote offers Canada's leading Co-op MBA program which includes three paid work terms in your 28 months. This program is designed for those with little or no work experience looking to advance your career.


Kevin Ly
Recruitment & Admissions Manager
University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business - Robert H. Lee Graduate School

The Robert H. Lee Graduate School at the UBC Sauder School of Business delivers a diverse range of high-quality, well-regarded graduate programs, including the UBC MBA, which ranks in the Global Elite, or the top 50 programs in the world by the QS Top 250 Business Schools Report 2017. In addition, we are also the home to North America's #1 Master of Management, and a new Master of Business Analytics.


Hollis Sinker
Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment & Admissions
York University, Schulich School of Business

Ranked #1 in Canada by a number of leading business publications, Schulich is Canada’s preeminent MBA program. The Schulich MBA combines classroom learning of fundamental and advanced management concepts with real world experience, including a two-term strategic consulting project where you will work with real clients on real business problems and solutions. Apply today to start as early as January 2018!


GPSE 2017: Getting into Law School @ Vanier Renaissance Room (001)
Oct 19 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

This event is part of Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE) 2017.

This conversational panel will consist of representatives from law schools who will discuss their schools’ strengths and selection processes (5-7 minutes each), and spend the rest of the time answering students' specific questions and giving suggestions on preparing a strong application.

The purpose of this session is to provide students with information and advice by clarifying the differences between and benefits of the participating law schools and explaining the application process so that they can create their own strategies for moving forward.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre’s online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Participating Panelists

Rose Godfrey
Director, Admissions & Outreach
Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law

The JD program at the Schulich School of Law is a first degree in law that gives you a solid preparation for the practice of law as well as a respect for and participation in public life. As Canada's national law school, we welcome students from every province and territory, and this gives our community a range of perspectives not available in many law school settings. Your JD degree from Dalhousie will be recognized for Bar admission in all provinces nation-wide.


Andrew Van Overbeke
Admissions Coordinator
Queen's University, Faculty of Law

Established in 1957, Queen’s Faculty of Law has long been the school of choice for law students in Canada, thanks to its preeminent reputation for both academic excellence and community spirit. The Faculty is part of a leafy campus near the shores of Lake Ontario and historic downtown Kingston. This setting encourages our students’ engagement with intellectual, social and experiential learning opportunities fundamental to building legal, interpersonal and leadership skills.


Elaine Borthwick
Director, J.D. Admissions
UBC - Allard Law

Allard Law graduates have assumed leading roles in the Canadian judicial system, legal profession, business world, politics, government, community and academic world. Allard offers a variety of degree options; JD/MBA degree and joint legal education opportunities with the University of Hawaii, University of Melbourne and University of Hong Kong. Every year many of the finest students in Canada choose Allard as the place where they will pursue their legal education.


Janet Person
Admissions Officer
University of Victoria, Law

As a destination school, UVic Law draws students from across Canada. It is renowned for its diverse experiential learning opportunities, collegial environment and exemplary faculty. While providing a generalist legal education, the Faculty has exceptional strengths in Indigenous Law, Environmental Law and International Law with an Asian-Pacific focus. The Faculty produces competent, ethical graduates who exhibit a humane professionalism, and are capable of serving a diverse set of constituents.


Francine Herlehy
Assistant Dean (Student Services)
University of Windsor, Law

Our admissions process is decidedly different. We actively seek a diverse student body through the thoughtful consideration of the whole person in the admissions process and through financial aid to make law school affordable to our students.

Our programs are shaped by our focus on access to justice and transnational law, and are characterized by a learner-centred community that values intellectual curiosity, interdisciplinary research and global scholarship.


Danielle Lacasse
Assistant Dean, Admissions & Recruitment
Western University, Law

Western Law is one of the top law schools in Canada. Our rich array of academic, practical and international educational opportunities make Western’s program exciting and enriching. Our Small Group program lies at the heart of our approach to legal education and ensures one of the best student experiences. Additionally, we offer several optional curricular streams, which provide students with guidance on courses and co-curricular activities tied to their career aspirations.


Vicky Faclaris
Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator
Osgoode Hall Law School

Internationally renowned as one of Canada’s largest and most distinguished law schools, Osgoode Hall Law School offers students an extraordinary, innovative legal education. At Osgoode you will have the opportunity to learn from Canada’s leading legal experts, gain hands-on experience through unmatched experiential offerings, and join a diverse and vibrant community that will support you in achieving your academic, professional and personal goals.

Osgoode Hall Law School has a holistic admissions policy which identifies a diverse and outstanding group of students whose outstanding academic abilities, varied achievements and sustained engagement make a continuing positive contribution to the Law School, the legal profession and the community.


 

Exhibitors participating in GPSE 2017:

Click here to read profiles of institutions attending the Graduate & Professional Studies Expo to learn more about their programs and application processes.