Radio York was founded February 1st 1969, and was the first radio station for York University. This station was ran by students and was used to relay messages across campus for all students. The York University Senate states that the radio station must adhere to all rules and regulations. It also states that individual freedoms must be granted and must be respected at all times. Radio York was stationed in the McLaughlin Common Room, however there was controversy surrounding the location of this project. Since the common room was used as a study space, many students believed that this was a disturbance to their freedoms. Petitions began to arise in order to move the radio station from the common room in order to permanently move it to the music room down the hall. Eventually the network was disbanded due to a high cost.
This is the McLaughlin Common Room today! We took a 360 degree image using a 360 camera in order to capture all aspects of the common room. We then Uploaded them onto Google Street View in order to tag its location.
Starting in the early 1970s, McLaughlin College began a program in order to help children in neighbouring elementary schools. In order to educate youths, the college began this program to teach children about the importance of education. Through the use of games, tutorials and tours, children would begin at the college and participate in scavenger hunts and team building games. This has become a popular tradition and each year this event got larger. Due to the amount of schools interested, McLaughlin College integrated its program with the other founding colleges on the Keele Campus.
Scan taken from: Microfilm Library within Scott University.