York U business students help Toronto businesses go online to fight impacts of COVID-19
May 15, 2020
Global Korean Post
Students from York University’s Schulich School of Business will help small businesses struggling due to the impacts of COVID-19 quickly gear up for online commerce. The students will participate in the City of Toronto’s Digital Main Street (DMS) ShopHERE program, a major new initiative that is supported by a team of leading global technology companies committed to helping Toronto’s main street retailers survive the COVID-19 crisis.
The new work-integrated learning program was developed to support the DMS ShopHERE effort and is possible thanks to $500,000 from the City and Magnet, a social innovation platform with a mission to accelerate inclusive economic growth in Canada.
The 50 students from Schulich’s MBA, Master’s and Undergraduate degree programs who have been selected for the paid summer placements and work-integrated learning opportunity will directly help Toronto’s small businesses and artists move their businesses online at no cost. The DMS ShopHERE program offers students a hands-on learning experience, specialized training, and academic credit.