Events and Initiatives
Every year members of the MYPAC Committee volunteer their time to engage students, faculty and alumni in various learning and networking opportunities.
We start the year off with a guest lecture or presentation to Master's of Environmental Studies (Planning) students during York University's Graduate Orientation week. Luncheons, speaker series and student scholarship awards are just a few of the initiatives underway, culminating in the annual social held in September. If you have an idea for an event or would like to be a part of the MYPAC community send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MYPAC was on hand to assist in a Career Development series hosted by York University. In addition to sessions on resume writing and networking, MYPAC invited alumni and attended the Planning Alumni Panel and Speed Mentoring Session to help answer students questions and create networking opportunities.
MYPAC kicked of the new year with a lunch and learn for students. City of Toronto Planner and MES Alumni of 06' Oren Tamir, welcomed 10 students from the planning stream of the Master in Environmental Studies program to Toronto City Hall. The lunch and learn introduced students to the process of City Planning, the Ontario Municipal Board and what makes a great planner. MYPAC is thankful for the passionate Alumni who volunteer their time to give back to the students at York and for the opportunity to connect students to the profession of planning in Ontario.
In November, the MYPAC team invited students of the MES Planning Program to a Luncheon event hosted by the Economic Club of Canada.
PHOTO: MES Students Orli and Brandon with City of Toronto Chief Planner and York Alumni Jennifer Keesmaat, at the Economic Club of Canada Luncheon on Nov. 4th, 2016.