Explore extracurricular activities, week 4!

Continuing the series from earlier this week, here are a few activities that some institutions offered last year in their fourth week of Explore. These are both ESL and FSL institutions, and the featured activities may or may not have been free.

  • York University’s Glendon College enhanced students’ cultural knowledge at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, which houses a collection of over 80,000 works and is one of the largest art galleries in North America.
  • Explore à La Pocatière, at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean, took students on a trip to Grosse Île, one of the 21 islands of the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago. Grosse Île has a rich history, famously serving as a quarantine station for the Port of Quebec from 1832 to 1937, during which time some 7,300 immigrants, mostly Irish nationals fleeing the Great Famine, died and were buried there. The Irish Memorial National Historic Site is now located on the island.
  • Students at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières took a little trip to Montreal, the largest city in the province, the second-largest in Canada, and the ninth-largest in North America. It is named after Mont Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. According to one theory, the city’s name became “Montréal” because an early map, drawn in 1556, used the Italian name for the mountain, “Monte Reale,” instead of its French name.

Explore participants sure had a blast in their fourth week, no matter which institution they attended!

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