Health Sciences LLC

About

The Health Sciences Living Learning Community (HSLLC) is a residentially based community for students enrolled in BIO152 & BIO153 during the 2017-2018 academic year. Students will live in residence in a common community and will be registered in the same tutorial for both BIO152 & BIO153 as a cohort. Participation in the HSLLC will centre upon career clarity, experiential learning & faculty engagement in a supportive Residence community.

The pedagogical approach taken to co-curricular learning and development within the HSLLC will be primarily experiential. By foregrounding experience, participants will be given the chance to be active learners. Utilizing a peer-facilitated approach within a shared living environment, this living learning community will seek to engage students socially, intellectually and professionally in ways that promote community development, faculty-student interaction, and an appreciation for the various ways in which one’s individual knowing is enhanced when other voices are involved in a learning experience.

Benefits

Students living in the HSLLC will benefit in a number of ways, including:

  • Community development within a cohort of dedicated peers and classmates enrolled in BIO152 & BIO153
  • Academically focused peer-support in the form of: facilitated study groups, discipline specific co-curricular programming & enhanced opportunities to develop specific research interests
  • Increased opportunities for faculty-student interaction

In partnership with the department of Biology & supported by a team of dedicated Residence staff, the Health Sciences LLC prepares students to be academically successful and provides them with unique opportunities to learn about their field of study. 

Residence Placement

Students enrolled in the HSLLC will be placed in Oscar Peterson Hall and all eligible candidates will be guaranteed Residence so long as they meet application and eligibility requirements.

Eligibility

Students must be in their first year of study, enrolled in BIO152 & BIO153 in the 2017-2018 academic year, and must apply to Residence between February 21 - June 2, 2017. Acceptance to the HSLLC will be based on residence eligibility.

Cost

In addition to the cost of Residence, students living in the HSLLC will be charged $200 to fund the various co-curricular programming initiatives for this specific community.

 

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