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The College System – New College

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Location: 140 Atkinson Building, 416-736-5233
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Master: Christian Marjollet, e-mail:

New College opened its doors on July 1, 2009. Despite its age, New College has a proud history. Formerly Atkinson College, it was the only college in the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies. When the Atkinson Faculty merged with the Faculty of Arts, Atkinson College continued its commitment to professional programs by supporting three large professional departments, namely the School of Administrative Studies, the School of Information Technology and the School of Human Resource Management.

New College has a mandate to support professionally oriented students through their programs of study. To this end, the college sponsors case competitions, career workshops and professional networking events. There is also an opportunity to be involved in cocurricular activities that include peer tutoring, mentoring and workshops on topics such as working in groups, note-taking and time management on topics such as dealing with difficult people, excel and event planning.

The college has a strong group of student leaders represented by the New College Council. The college also houses seven clubs:

  • American Marketing Association@York University (AMA@york)
  • Atkinson Professional Accounting Association (APAA)
  • Human Resources Student Association (HRSA)
  • Information Technology Student Association (ITECSA)
  • Management and Consulting Association (MCA)
  • National Finance Students Association (NFSA)
  • Professionals Association at York (YPA)

New College is affiliated with Pond Road Residence and Global Hour, an internationally focused community dedicated to both Canadian and international students.

New College continues a strong tradition of connecting students, faculty, staff and the professional community, and of developing ties with its alumni.

Each Wednesday members of the New College community can meet for coffee, and connect with one another.