The Biology Living Learning Community (BioLLC) is a residentially based community for students enrolled in BIO206 & BIO207 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 BIO206 & BIO207 as a cohort. Participation in the BioLLC will centre upon community building, professional skill development, and enhanced faculty-student interaction.
The approach taken to co-curricular learning and development within the BioLLC will be active and experiential. 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 an appreciation for the various ways in which one’s individual knowing is enhanced when other voices are involved in a learning experience.
Students living in the BioLLC will benefit in a number of ways, including:
- Community development within a cohort of dedicated peers and classmates enrolled in BIO206 & BIO207
- 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 collaboration with various faculty members from the department of Biology, this community will have a number of student and professional staff members from Residence who are dedicated to the personal, professional and academic success of students living in this community.
Students enrolled in the BioLLC will be placed in a common community in Roy Ivor Hall and all eligible candidates will be guaranteed Residence so long as they meet application and eligibility requirements.
Students must be enrolled in BIO206 & BIO207 in the 2017-2018 academic year, be in academic good standing, and must apply to Residence between February 21 - March 17, 2017. Acceptance to the Bio LLC will be based on eligibility and date of application.
In addition to the cost of Residence, students living in the BioLLC will be charged $200 to fund the various co-curricular programming initiatives for this specific community.
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