I chose York University because of its unique and one of a kind BES program. There was no other Environmental Studies program offered by other universities that allowed students to branch off to streams like Environmental Politics, Environmental Management and Cities, Regions, Planning.Rajbalinder Ghatoura
Meet Amy. She is working on creating a resource for educators to incorporate indigenous equality into a classroom. Through the Capstone project, Amy has developed the skills of working within a group setting and has been enjoying the team dynamic. In the future, she aims to work in a career where she gets to positively contribute towards the environment.
Meet Tharanya. She is researching how a fitness app might be accessible for people with disabilities. Through this project, Tharanya has been able to come out of her shell, improve her communication skills, and work with individuals who were passionate towards the project. She used the techniques taught in her Qualitative Methods course and applied them towards this project. Tharanya plans to work with nature, and perhaps, consider the role of a conservation biologist in the future.
Meet Nikash. They are researching how the town of Whitchurch-Stouffville can improve their agri-tourism sector by bringing people from the town together using creative methods. They say that meeting stakeholders and people in the field has been the highlight of their experience in the Capstone project. In the future, Nikash would like to work in project coordination, environmental assessment, or as a planning technician.
Meet Catherine. Catherine is exploring how to help a municipality make the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Her highlight during the course is being able to apply skills she has learned over the years onto a real-world. Catherine wants to work in restoration ecology or conservation in the future.
Meet Juan. Through the means of his Capstone project, he is researching how students might take the lead on York’s contributions to the UN SDGs. His biggest takeaway from the course is understanding that no matter how small the impact is now, it will lead to a bigger change for future generations. In the future, Juan wants to work in the housing or transportation sector.