Law & Society

“As a first year, my main concern when selecting my courses was deciding what major I would choose and how my first year would affect that. The CAP program was a great fit for me initially not only due to the convenience of a standard time table, but because the variety of courses allowed me to sample and discover multiple different courses relating to my interest in law. The law and society stream builds a strong foundation transitioning out of secondary education that teaches the critical skills of reading, writing and scholarly thinking that I find significantly valuable in the second year work I do now.”

Capri D., Law and Society, Political Science major




“I chose the Law and Society CAP stream because I was unsure of what specific major I wanted to pursue for my intended future career in law. Law and Society allowed me to sample different courses that I wouldn’t initially choose, expanding my outlook on what I could pursue and learn in university. It was also incredibly helpful in setting the foundations of academic writing and critical thinking alongside similarly situated students and peers. All in all, Law and Society transitioned me thoroughly from high school to university standards and expectations.”

—Jenny T., Law and Society, intended major International Relations, French minor 



“I chose CAP because I wanted that smaller cohort experience for support in the rollercoaster ride that is first year, and I liked the sample platter layout of different Arts courses. I chose this stream specifically because I was interested in a career in law. During my time, I learned how to present at a research conference (shout out to my CAPCON people), to engage in scholarly material efficiently and critically, and how to develop networks with faculty and my peers.”

Michelle K., Law and Society, intended major Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, intended minor Law & Society 



“In the Law and Society CAP stream, I was able to meet new people online, try different courses, and further my essay writing and English skills. CAP is a program I would recommend because you are able to learn in smaller classes, develop skills necessary for university, and expose yourself to different courses that you would likely not consider taking otherwise.”

Gali G., Law and Society, intended major Psychology




Maize_Profile“[The CAP stream] Law and Society has only positively influenced my university career. The skills CAP provided me with have resurfaced in each class I have taken since then and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have enrolled in this Gateway program. CAP: Law and Society has inspired me to strongly consider pursuing a future career in Law and/or Social Justice, a career that I had not previously considered before.”

Maize L., Law and Society, History and FNIS (First Nations and Indigenous Studies) major