Media Room

Media Contact

For all interview requests and media inquiries, please contact:

    Emily Kathen

    Manager of Communications

      Our Expertise

      Jay Gosselin, Founder and President of Discover Year and MentorU Leadership Academy, is available to speak on:

        • Gap years and alternative education options
        • Leadership coaching and development
        • Mentorship principles
        • Student mental health
        • Youth success in school and the workforce

        About Discover Year

        Discover Year is a one-year life and career skills program that helps young adults better understand what they want in life and build the skills they need to get it. Throughout the year, our students develop stronger confidence, self-awareness, communication skills and resilience to thrive in whatever education or career path they choose to take.

        Media Coverage

        April 25, 2024 — How to spend a gap year: Interview with Discover Year Founder Jay Gosselin (CTV News Ottawa)

        April 18, 2024 — Featured in Maclean’s Magazine’s 2024 University Guide: “How to Plan a Gap Year” (Maclean’s Magazine) 

        May 30, 2023 — Interview with Jay Gosselin on the benefits of a structured gap year (CTV Morning Live Atantic; interview starts at 00:35:00)

        May 4, 2023 — Exploring the Why and How of the Gap Year Experience (College Parent Central podcast)

        October 29, 2022 Post-High School Education Options for Students (Where Parents Talk podcast)

        September 11, 2022 The Structured Gap Year: A Family’s Lessons Learned (Where Parents Talk podcast)

        May 25, 2022 Gap Years, Irrational Fears, and Purposeful Education (The Career Builder’s Podcast)

        November 23, 2018 Why More Young People Should Consider Taking a Purposeful Gap Year (Rogers TV)

        August 6, 2018 In Conversation with Jay Gosselin at the Canadian Positive Psychology Association 2018 Conference (Career Buzz podcast; interview starts at 00:39:00)

        March 30, 2018 Gap Year: A Path to Purposeful Education (TEDx Talk)

        September 25, 2017 Une année sabbatique pour les étudiants? Pourquoi/comment (Rogers TV)

        April 11, 2017 The Importance of Mentorship in Higher Education (ItsNotAcademic podcast)

        November 22, 2016 Donner un sens à son engagement professionnel (L’Expresse Toronto)

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