30 Day Blogging @ York U Challenge

DAY 17 >> 30 Day Blogging @ York U Challenge

Name 7 cool facts about York that you think most people don’t know.

  1. York University, established in 1959, is now Canada’s third largest university
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  2. The Health, Nursing, & Environmental Studies Building is actually the former location of Schulich School of Business – Schulich made the move to its new building in 2003.

    North Side of the HNES Building, York University

    North Side of the HNES Building, York University

  3. Glendon was the first York University campus, and was actually purchased for $1 from the University of Toronto!

    Old Photograph of the Glendon Manor at the Glendon Campus, Courtesy of alisonogl.tumblr.com

  4. Various Movies & Television shows, such as The Time Traveller’s Wife (2009), American Psycho 2: All American Girl (2002), and “Free Fallin’, Parts 1 & 2,” were filmed exclusively at the Glendon Campus.
  5. Every year that York University has been open, it has had some kind of construction going on – basically, the university is always changing!
  6. York University has been listed as one of Canada’s greenest employers for 2013 – it has also been ranked as Canada’s greenest university for two years in a row, and the 14th greenest university in Canada in 2011.
  7. York University’s Life Sciences Building was voted one of the five best new buildings in Toronto by Blog TO in 2013.

    Courtesy of natriumphotography.tumblr.com

Do you know a cool fact about York University? Submit it to me so I can show it off on my blog!

~ Chris

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