Tag Archives: Learning Commons

York U’s first multidisciplinary undergrad research fair takes place Wednesday in the Scott Library

  Feb. 25, 2013 – Thirty-seven students from four faculties will present their research projects at York University’s first multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Fair, Wednesday Feb. 27, from 11am to 1pm, in the Scott Library Collaboratory (second floor). More than 90 undergraduate students from the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Sciences, Fine Arts […]

Help us make a positive impact on your research and studies

  Feb. 4, 2013 – Since 2010 York University Libraries have created more than 400 additional study seats, renovated Scott and Frost Libraries, replaced almost all computers and doubled their e-book collection by adding more than 300,000 titles. These improvements to the Libraries’ spaces, collections and services are in direct response to feedback provided by […]

SPARK will allow students to access support services anytime and anywhere

   Jan. 30, 2013 – In Sept. 2013, The Learning Commons at York University will extend beyond the physical space at Scott Library, to a modular and multi-modal online environment. Awarded ongoing funding in 2012-2013 by the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF), the Virtual Learning Commons project, known as SPARK: Student Papers and Academic Research Kit […]

The Learning Commons launches Access to Success video series

  Sept. 18, 2012 – When asked to write a 10-page essay, or find credible and accurate research sources, or balance academic responsibilities effectively, students often don’t know where to begin. The Learning Commons – a collaborative partnership between the Writing Department, York University Libraries, Learning Skills Services, and Career Services – has produced a […]

The Learning Commons’ architectural design featured in Spacing Toronto

  Sept. 5, 2012 – Excerpt courtesy of, NO MEAN CITY: York University Learning Commons, by Levitt Goodman Architects in Spacing Toronto. It “is not so much about books as about bringing together all the student supports on campus – and giving a place for students to work together,” says James, who led the design team. […]