York University – Glendon Campus

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About Glendon

Glendon is a leader in bilingual teaching and research in Toronto.

At Glendon, we speak the world. It’s in our nature.

We are known for our highly personalized experience, with a focus on languages, and innovative hands-on learning opportunities. Your journey at Glendon will provide you with the career skills for success in public service or various global industries.

  • Knowledge of both Canadian official languages is not an admission requirement for most of our programs, provided you are proficient in either English or French.

Develop Your Language Advantage

We are known for offering authentic learning situations in bilingual and multilingual environments, and programs and professors that are highly supportive.

Knowledge of a second language is not an admission requirement for most of our programs. Our programs welcome students of various abilities and proficiency levels and are primarily focused on French and English, with Spanish and Anishinaabemowin language opportunities.

You will get 1 of 4 levels of bilingual and trilingual certification attainable at Glendon. You will be placed in the most appropriate French classes based on your language assessment.

Watch this video for more info on bilingualism at Glendon.

Various resources are available to support your language-learning journey and get you career-ready:

  • Improve your French (as a second language) with Salon francophone and the Language Training Centre for Studies in French.
  • Work on your English (as a second language) with the ESL Open Learning Centre.
  • Explore Spanish through the Spanish Resource Centre.
  • Learn Anishinaabemowin.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities for Career Success

Glendon offers unique programs that are designed for success. Our exclusive international study and exchange programs, as well as our innovation, entrepreneurship and experiential learning hubs, will arm you with the skills to tackle the challenges of tomorrow, here and abroad.

Looking to explore global opportunities, get hands-on workplace experiences, teach others, discover life around and within us, or understand new cultures? Glendon is one of Canada’s top campuses offering international exchanges, with more than 10% of Glendonites studying abroad for up to a full academic year.

We offer unique International BAs and BScs that prepare you for the global workforce of 2030. Glendon students graduate with a degree from York University, and have access to all Keele Campus courses, amenities, scholarships, services and faculty during their studies.

New Inquiry-Based Projects Incubator

Our Inquiry-Based Projects Incubator, also known as G21, is a series of activities designed to foster students who want to experiment and be prepared to solve some of the complex problems of tomorrow. Your ideas will be fueled by passion, aesthetics and ethics, and you will be challenged to think differently and bring new ideas to the table.

Top Scholars

Our Top Scholars community celebrates incoming high school students of the highest calibre who reaffirm our long history of academic excellence. Select Top Scholars can participate in the Research Apprenticeship Program and can conduct hands-on research with a professor starting in the first year.

The Glendon Digital Media Lab

The Glendon Digital Media Lab provides students access to technological and pedagogical resources. It supports hands-on work in Glendon courses and students’ extracurricular projects allowing them to pursue their passion.

Experiential Education

Experiential Education (EE) is the application of theory to real-life situations such as workplace placements, lab research, community-based learning, field trips, role playing and more. EE opportunities at Glendon include part-time, summer, on- and off-campus roles that you can apply for and work placements. Last year, more than 9,500 EE positions were posted across both the Keele and Glendon campuses.

Glendon students develop key career skills and prepare for the workforce, whether through volunteer and work opportunities on campus, workshops or by joining one of over 35 student-run clubs and organizations.

Personalized Experience

We are proud to offer you a highly personalized experience. At our campus, you will be more than a number and you will meet peers, faculty and staff that have your well-being and success at heart. It’s in our nature.

As a new Glendon student, you will receive personalized support from our Academic Advising team to chart an academic path that is right for you. Once you have accepted your offer of admission, you can book an enrolment appointment where you will get your first glimpse of life as a Glendon student.

You will also be paired with a student mentor who can offer support and tips as you navigate your first year. This commitment to student service excellence continues past first year and beyond graduation.