Want to have a fun day… entirely in French? Come participate in the Local Forum at the Glendon Campus of York University! The event will take place in person on campus on October 12, 2023 and will offer Francophone and Francophile students from grades 9 to 12 from schools in the Greater Toronto Area the opportunity to connect, move and LIVE in French within a highly welcoming environment! Students can participate in a wide variety of workshops in French, which will allow them to interact with other young Francophones and Francophiles from their area!


Date: October 12, 2023 

Location: Glendon Campus of York University, 2275 Bayview Avenue, North York, ON, M4N 3M6  


A minimum number of students is required for each workshop. Workshops that do not have sufficient students may be cancelled.

The objective of this interactive workshop is to help participants be more knowledgeable about surveillance capitalism, online privacy, and data collection while gaining access to resources, tools, and alternative applications that will make their online experience safer. More specifically, students will explore their personal social media settings and review a glimpse of information collected on them. At the end, students will take home a guide complete with activists, organizations, books, and more if they wish to explore this topic further.

This workshop aims to introduce students to some aspects of the technical side of theatre - specifically, the different types of theatrical scenes and why certain scenes are used in different types of performances. In addition, the workshop will examine theatrical lighting and audio. The workshop will attempt to answer the question "What is a stage?" and will challenge students to identify a suitable space for a performance and justify their choice.

This workshop is designed to introduce you to the concept of mindfulness and provide a variety of related techniques that you can use in your everyday life. First, you will learn what mindfulness is, its origins, and the way it is applied in the context of modern-day Western psychology. Then, you will learn three different mindfulness techniques that you can use in your daily life. Lastly, you will participate in a group discussion about your experiences, and we will talk about the potential applications these practices could have for you.

“Tell me about yourself”: this is the most frequently asked question at events and business meetings. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to master answering this key question and build your confidence when networking. Join us to hone your professional communication skills!

During this workshop, students will go through a series of stations (such as a Jeopardy, a Kahoot game, a quiz card) designed to deepen their knowledge of Francophone culture around the world, express their interest in continuing to learn the language, understand the importance of Francophone culture in Canada, and broaden their understanding of the Francophonie.

Important Note Regarding Pre-Requisites: Students will need to have already completed the units on special triangles and the laws of sine and cosine.

This workshop has been created for 11th and 12th grade students who are in a mathematics course. It is a fun way to challenge participants and have them apply the knowledge they’ve gained through their mathematics class in the context of a game. The workshop focuses primarily on the trigonometry unit. Throughout the workshop, participants will review the process of solving for angles or side lengths of a variety of triangles using diverse techniques. The workshop takes the form of an escape room, which means that participants will work in groups to solve a sequence of puzzles before being able to “escape”.

The FrancoFUN workshop will allow students to participate in a variety of interactive activities that will help them develop their oral skills in French and use their creativity to participate in various games. #FrancoFUN

Important Note: it is recommended that students have their mobile device with them for this workshop.

Join us at our Salon francophone, hosted by current Glendon students, where you will have the opportunity to participate in a series of fun activities in French. Board games, karaoke sessions, foosball and basketball games will come together in a welcoming space where everyone can show their pride in speaking French!

Come learn more about York University's Glendon Campus, where you can discover your potential and truly make your mark as an integral part of our university community. Discover the wide range of professional and academic programs, services and opportunities that await you and that can support you in your academic journey and make you stand out in the job market!

Do you like to move and dance? Attend this workshop led by an alumna of the Glendon Dance Team, where movement, dance and Francophone music will collide in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! No experience required!


Nafissatou Diallo, Host of Event

Nafissatou is a recent graduate of the Glendon campus where she obtained a double degree in International Studies and Business Administration. She is now a communications assistant at Glendon where she works to promote research and the Francophonie!

Erin Brockobic, Performer

Erin Brockobic, known as an entertainer and comedian, has been a drag queen for seven years. She has attended several drag competitions in Toronto, having won the first season of "Empire's Ball" in 2018. Erin regularly puts on shows at venues like Crews and Tangos and hosts the longest running Canadian drag brunch every Sunday at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto.


Vanessa Paquette, Coordinator

If you have any questions about the Local Forum at the Glendon Campus, you may contact the coordinator here: destination@glendon.yorku.ca 

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