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GRADUATION, POST-SECONDARY AND SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION-10/21

WELCOME GRADS OF 2022!!!

A Grad Newsletter will be published monthly to keep you abreast of upcoming:


  • Grad events and information;
  • Post-secondary events, information and visits; as well as
  • Upcoming scholarships you may be interested in and eligible for.


Links have been provided to the best of our ability so read through the material first and if you need further clarification, make an appointment with YOUR counsellor regarding post-secondary inquiries; for scholarships, make an appointment or see Ms. Domingo (in the counselling office).


Have an excellent year, we're happy you're back at school! Stay tuned!

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CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES EVENT

Connect with 50+ Post-Secondary institution representatives from across Canada and learn more about your post-secondary options!


All of the Live Events will feature representatives from participating universities ready to answer questions, provide information and get connected. Just like individual universities, each live event will look a little bit different! Check out the descriptions on the live event page to find out more on what to expect. Student events will be taking place on the following days and times:


  • Monday, September 27: 4.00 - 7.00 pm (PDT)
  • Tuesday, September 28: 4.00 - 7.00 pm (PDT)
  • Wednesday, September 29: 4.00 - 7.00 pm (PDT)
  • Saturday, October 2: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm (PDT)
  • Monday, October 4: 4.00 - 7.00 pm (PDT)
  • Tuesday, October 5: 4.00 - 7.00 pm (PDT)
  • Wednesday, October 6: 4.00 - 7.00 pm (PDT)


Registration is required: https://cuebc.org/for-students/ for access to the live events listings and start exploring!!!

GIRLS FLY TOO! - THE SKY'S NO LIMIT (*NEW)

AN INCREDIBLE, FREE EVENT FOR EVERYONE!


JOIN US SAT/SUN OCTOBER 2-3, 2021
09:00 - 17:30
AT THE ABBOTSFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT



Join us on October 2-3, 2021 at the Abbotsford International Airport in BC, Canada for the world’s largest diversity outreach event of its kind to inspire female future leaders from shop floor to top floor in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine & Defence. Everyone of any age, gender or citizenship is welcome to attend - FREE!


Our signature The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! events change lives! This incredible event is now held in the beginning of October, during the week of International Day of the Girl, a Canadian-driven UN observance. Our events are always fun, hands-on and completely FREE for everyone to ensure there are no barriers to participation. This is due to the generous support of agency, industry, education and community partners as well as our amazing volunteers working together towards improving gender diversity in high tech fields.


Meet a NASA Astronaut in person! Civilian and non-civilian VIPs will be on hand to engage with participants, and a variety of cool aircraft and equipment will be available to explore. Incredible hands-on displays and activities are provided by industry, agency and education partners to showcase their capabilities and inspire you to new possibilities. The event is open to the public with no registration required to attend. Come check out our photo galleries from previous events!


FREE FLIGHTS for female first time fliers!!! Among the attractions our event is famous for are the hundreds of free flights for female first-time fliers! The first flight experience is so incredibly amazing that we just have to share it! It’s often the catalyst that is needed to inspire interest in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine & Defence and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based fields. The opportunities are endless!


Q: How do I get in on the free flights?
A: There are two ways to earn opportunities for the free flights:

  1. In advance of the event: SOCIAL IT FORWARD to win!

    All of our precious resources go towards providing the best possible event that is completely free and open to absolutely everyone - the more the merrier! Therefore we must rely on word of mouth to let people know about us - that's where you come in! By simply sharing our events with others you not only help us grow, you just might be rewarded with a specified number of tickets when you enter our Social it Forward contests.


    In advance of the event, we'll issue regular challenges on our social media channels with free flight tickets as the prize. Winners will be notified on social media and provided a special code to be entered in the reward zone below to unlock the booking portal. Social it Forward contests are open to residents of Canada and the U.S., however the booked seats must be assigned to eligible female first-time fliers that will be in Abbotsford, BC during the event and available to fly on the booked date and time. Fliers must be sure to check in at the designated area at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled flight time.


  2. At the event: TREASURE MAP AS A PASSPORT or TREASURE MAP AS A PASSPORT - VIP

    Immediately upon arrival, be sure to obtain a printed copy of our FREE event program, which along with important details about the event contains a very special treasure map. Event programs are available to any person upon entry to the event, from any exhibitor and at key locations throughout the event. Aside from the Treasure Map grand prize contest, the Treasure Map may also be used as a passport to obtain free flights for eligible female first-time fliers.


    How does this work? Locate the destinations listed on the map and obtain official verification for having interacted with the exhibitor - each exhibitor will have a unique stamp or sticker to place on your map and acknowledge your visit. Once you have nine verified interactions for displays visited you become eligible for entry to the Treasure Map as a Passport flight standby area for an eligible female flier. Flights are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, weather permitting and as we have available capacity.


    UPGRADE to Treasure Map as a Passport - VIP: For priority handling, present your fully completed map to gain entry to the VIP priority area for an eligible female flier.

    NOTE: If you're not an eligible flier yourself, you may still hold a place in the applicable queue for the number of eligible female fliers for whom you hold their Treasure Map as a Passport or Treasure Map as a Passport - VIP.

    NOTE: While anyone is welcome to qualify for Treasure Map as a Passport, the map may be used to provide entry for one eligible female first-time flier and may be used only once. Eligible female first-time fliers wishing to fly together must each present a qualifying Treasure Map as a Passport or Treasure Map as a Passport - VIP.


IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE FREE FLIGHTS:


This event is one of our means to inspire female future leaders from shop floor to top floor, in high-tech STEM fields. We offer more here: www.achieveanything.ca.


If you're unclear why this is needed, please browse through our websites to learn more. The flights are an expensive and precious gift we use to draw girls and women to check out the rest of the event. The flights are the only part of the event not open to the guys, without exception - please don't ask. We encourage the guys to join us and show their support as they have fun checking out all the other offerings at the event.


BE ADVISED THAT ALL PASSENGERS ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION (ID)*, AND A SIGNED GUARDIAN CONSENT/WAIVER IN ORDER TO FLY. *In the case of some students a health care card in conjunction with student Photo ID is acceptable. For infants under two years of age, a government-issued health care card is acceptable.Consent/waiver forms may be downloaded from the link below, and copies will also be available at the event. In the case of a minor, where the legal guardian will not be present, be sure to have this form completed and signed in advance and present it at check-in.


DOWNLOAD CONSENT/WAIVER.

BE ADVISED THAT any portion of the event, including the free flights, may be postponed or cancelled without warning due to circumstances outside of our control.Where flights have been postponed due to weather or other operational factors and conditions improve, we will do our best to accommodate the displaced fliers, provided that passengers previously scheduled for later times are not displaced.


WE’RE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! ANY GENDER, AGE 15 AND UP - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!

To apply visit www.girlsfly2.ca/volunteer.html Please share!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Try/CATCH 2021 Event at SFU

Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 11am to Sunday, Oct. 3rd, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

Try/CATCH (Computing and Technology Conference for Her) is an exciting outreach project organized every year by the WiCS (Women in Computing Science) at Simon Fraser University. Try/CATCH is a two-day event for high school girls in grades eight to twelve, with the objective of helping them develop an interest in STEM/Computing Science and the technology field. Throughout the event, students will participate in a variety of hands-on workshops in programming, UX/UI Design, Entrepreneurship, and Artificial Intelligence. A keynote and panel session will provide students with opportunities to hear from or network with females studying or working in technical fields.


An information session will also be held for parents to provide them with an opportunity to ask questions they may have about the road into a technology field, and the challenges and the rewards their children may face.


Registration is free! Please register here.


For more information, please visit: https://trycatch.cs.sfu.ca/

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Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology (SCWIST)

Are you a grade 10-12 girl who wants to explore science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) careers and find out what engineers and scientists do every day? Or needs some school or career advice that’s tailored to you?

eMentoring, a free online mentoring program offered by SCWIST can help with exactly that.


eMentoring is a 6-week program that pairs girls in high schools across Canada with female role models in STEM. Students and their mentors are then sent weekly discussion questions, covering topics such as career path, post-secondary life, work environments, finances, and work/life balance. eMentoring is done entirely over email. The time commitment is approximately 1 hour a week.


Registration for eMentoring is now open.

The next round of eMentoring runs from October 4th until November 12th (6 weeks). Applications are due September 30th. Students can apply online: https://scwist.ca/forms/ementoring-student-application/?swcfpc=1


Read more about the program (and available scholarship opportunities) here: https://scwist.ca/programs/ms-infinity/

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EXPERIENCE VIU (VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY - Nanaimo) (*NEW)

Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 9am-2pm

This is an online event.

About this Event


Join us online to learn more about Vancouver Island University in this informative and fun open house-style event. While things may still be a little different this year, we’re committed to helping you choose a program, discover the many services and supports available to you as a student, and get your questions answered.


Who should attend Experience VIU?

This event is truly for everyone! Anyone interested in post-secondary studies should attend— from high school students and their parents, to those who have been out of school a while and are ready to explore their options.


What’s happening at Experience VIU?

  • Learn about VIU’s 120+ programs
  • Meet with recruiters and other VIU reps
  • Find out about how to finance your studies
  • Learn about many resources available to students
  • Hear from current students and faculty
  • Watch videos and participate in live sessions and download resources


REGISTER on Eventbrite.

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VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE (*NEW)

Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 10am-1pm

This is an online event.

Your EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes tour of VFS.


Vancouver Film School has officially returned to in-person, on-campus learning, but our Open House events are still online. Take the first step in your creative career and explore our school! From our award-winning production programs to our short-track workshops & certificate courses, you will get the full scope of the VFS student experience. Plus, you’ll also be able to interact with faculty and staff, hear from our alumni, and watch our 2021 Showreel.

Here’s what you can expect from our Open House:

  • GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED: Learn about our 16 award-winning programs in animation, film production, design and more.
  • BACK TO CLASS: Get the full scope of the VFS student experience and have the chance to interact with faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • BRAND NEW: Witness the next evolution of our animation department as a brand-new advanced program is unleashed: CREATURE ANIMATION.
  • PART-TIME: Test drive your future with CONNECT – short-track workshops and certificate courses that top-up your skills & prepare you to study full-time at VFS. (*plus, receive a special discount offer!)
  • FINAL PROJECTS: View stunning final projects from our recent VR/AR graduates and see what you could achieve.


Find out what interests you! All of our programs will have dedicated booths for you to explore, and you are welcome to come and go as you please throughout the event. Our Admissions team will be happy to assist you if you have any questions.


REGISTER here.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 9am-1pm

This is an online event.

The University of Calgary is opening their digital doors to future students and their families on Saturday, October 2, 2021 for their annual open house. Join them online to learn about their world-class faculties and services, chat with faculty members, current students, and staff members. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about admission requirements and explore their campus in a virtual 360 live guided campus tour.


For more information and to register, click U of Calgary Open House.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - PROJECT PULSE AMBASSADORS

We are very excited to announce that Project Pulse Vancouver is HIRING for its 2021-2022 Ambassador team, and guess what? We want YOU!

Are you passionate and enthusiastic about Health Sciences? Are you interested in connecting with an incredible group of people and developing your own professional skills? If so, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Project Pulse is an organization that strives to familiarize motivated students with the world of Health Sciences. Pulse offers yearly conventions throughout Canada that seeks to enrich and enlighten youth and help them establish connections with brilliant doctors, professors, and university mentors.

Are you interested in:
  • Promoting, connecting, and engaging others in the health sciences and events in the community and on social media?
  • Volunteering at events?
  • Hosting fundraisers?
  • Preparing and executing a presentation within their school community?

HOW TO APPLY
1. For details in the roles of PPV Ambassadors, visit: https://tinyurl.com/3e9vctd2
2. Fill out our application: https://forms.gle/Zx8NJNUNofcRea8G8 or contact PPV Internal for access to their application form.

Application deadline: Oct 9th @ 11:59 pm. Saturday is the last day to apply!

Please email us at PPV Internal if you have any questions or concerns.
Connecting students with their best post‑secondary opportunities.

POST-SECONDARY BC

Interested in studying in BC? Post-Secondary BC has virtual fairs for students and parents.


  • Seven dates, open to everyone across the province, with each fair open for 10 hours;
  • Presentations (live or pre-recorded) up to six times daily (# will vary by institution);
  • Live text & video chat available with institutional representatives;
  • Multiple "door prizes" will be awarded to student participants after each event.


Registration for students is open; register for any date.


This website also has resources that provide an in-depth look at some of the big ideas you need to know about (eg. 10 Things Students Need to Know, A Parent's Guid to Post-Secondary in BC, Questions to Ask on a Campus Tour, Questions to ask a Recruiter, How an Undergraduate Degree is Structured, and many more.)

Study and Go Abroad Virtual Education Fair Webinars

Thinking about possibly studying abroad? The US? Europe? Australia? The Mediterranean? If so, check out some of the recorded webinars available at Study and Go Abroad.


Other insightful perspectives and information is also available on their website .

Introduction to Parts & Warehousing for People with Disabilities

The purpose of this program is to introduce youth and adults to the college life through participation in a short term (4 weeks) Parts & Warehousing Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Students who are 15 years of age and older and have a disability barrier of some form are invited to apply. This program is offered at the KPU Cloverdale Campus (5500 180 Street, Surrey, BC).


Description of a person with disabilities for this program:

In the context of this project, we ask that you consider disability in a broad context to include (and not limited to) those with physical limitations; chronic health issues; mental health diagnosis; neurological, learning, communication and cognitive disabilities.


Program start dates: October 4, 2021*, November 8, 2021, January 31, 2022 and April 4, 2022.

*Please note: October 4, 2021 program intake is two weeks long.


For more information, please see Ms. Richard in the Career Centre.

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BCIT BIG INFO NIGHT

Monday, Oct. 4th, 4pm to Thursday, Oct. 7th, 7:30pm

This is an online event.

BCIT is hosting Big Info Night on Zoom over four nights. Join from the comfort of your home to explore multiple areas of study, learn more about what it's like to study at BCIT, and find a program that's right for you. Each night will cover specific industry sectors as well as key student service areas.


While the event may look different, you'll still be able to hear from faculty and staff. Think of it as Big Info: At-home edition.


For more information and to register, see BCIT Big Info Night 2021.

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

Are you considering the University of Alberta as an option for furthering your education? If so, U of A is offering a variety of different recruitment events so bookmark uab.ca/recruitmentevents webpage to stay up-to-date on all current and upcoming opportunities.


Stay informed with our online publications! Visit uab.ca/pubs to view or download our new viewbook and other prospective student publications.


Virtual Open House 2021

Open House will be held virtually on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Students can attend online presentations, visit virtual faculty and service booths, and explore all the U of A has to offer. Registration is required and will be available on September 27. uab.ca/openhouse


Student Advising

Our recruiters and advisors are available to meet with your students and answer all of their U of A questions. Registration is required. uab.ca/advising


Free Application Days for Indigenous Students

In the spirit of reconciliation and in honour of Residential School survivors, the U of A will be offering a free application to all Indigenous learners who apply from September 30 to October 6, 2021. Stay tuned for more details. uab.ca/fnmi


Important Dates & Deadlines

Applications to the U of A open on October 1, 2021. uab.ca/apply

Our application-based scholarship competition opens on October 1, 2021. uab.ca/awards

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DISTRICT PROGRAM SEATS AVAILABLE (*NEW)

Want to have the first year of your trades education paid for? There are still seats available in the following District Partnership programs:



Interested? Please see Ms. Richard in the Career Centre.

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AES ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

Are you a good writer and express your ideas well in written form? If so, this scholarship is for you!


Purpose of Scholarship:

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.


Scholarship Criteria:

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply:

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 8, 2021

Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

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2022 LORAN SCHOLARS FOUNDATION AWARD

The selection of a Loran Scholar is unique in its attention to a young person’s character believing that integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy are better indicators of overall potential than standard academic measures. To discover these traits, the Loran Scholars Foundation administers the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada. This year, there are up to 36 Loran Awards. In addition, up to 118 finalist and provincial & territorial awards ($5,000 or $2,000 each, respectively) to promising candidates will also be awarded.


There is no limit to the number of applicants who apply from the same school. Find out more about how to become a scholar (eligibility criteria, awards granted, how to apply, FAQs and a sample copy of their application form. Students can start their applications online at apply.loranscholar.ca.


Submit your application no later than October 13, 2021 (5.00 PM PST).

Skills Canada BC

Skills Canada BC continues to host a series of challenges that students can do from home. #SkillsBC Online Challenge Series .


This fall Skills Canada has opened up the video production online challenge with two categories, Grade 9 to 12 and Post Secondary. This is the opportunity for these students to now showcase their talents:



Utilize some of the "Skills for Success" to create your video.


Deadline for submission: October 15, 2021 by 6.00 PM.

IVY PANDA VIDEO CONTEST SCHOLARSHIP

Are you a budding videographer, movie maker, director? If so, this scholarship is for you!



Make an Inspiring Video and Get a Reward

Tons of work, misunderstandings with teachers, zero time for yourself… Students experience these and many other issues every day. Are there any tips to help young scholars handle these challenges?


The IvyPanda team wants to hear your opinions and advice, so we decided to establish the $1,500 Semi-Annual Video Contest Scholarship for Students. Each year IvyPanda awards creative and talented in movie making students with scholarships of $1500 in total. Scholarships are give to two winners: the winner receives a $1,000 scholarship, the runner-up prize is $500.


You don’t even need to have any distinguished achievements to qualify. All you need is a little bit of creativity!


Are you ready to compete for the prize? Are you curious? Click here to find out more information.


Deadline for submission: October 31, 2021

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship

To become a Pearson Scholar, you must be nominated by your school and apply to undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. Ask your counsellor about being nominated BEFORE November 1, 2021.


Pearson Scholars are students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and creativity, who are accepted as leaders within their school, and who have the potential to contribute to the global community in the future. They can be distinguished from other students who may have equally high academic results by virtue of their breadth of interest, intellectual energy and impact on the life of their school and community.


Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply to the Pearson International Scholarship, you must be:


  • an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit);
  • currently in your final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2021
  • beginning your studies at the University of Toronto in September 2022 (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2022 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered).
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TD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Since 1995, TD has awarded millions in scholarships to recognize students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community leadership. TD Scholarship for Community Leadership recipients receive up to $70,000 for tuition and living expenses as well as opportunities for paid summer employment, peer networking and mentorship. Supporting young community leaders is one way TD is helping build a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.


Have you shown exceptional leadership in helping to make a meaningful and lasting difference in your community? We’d love to hear about your community leadership efforts and what inspired you to get involved. We’re more interested in the mark you’re making in the world than the marks you’re getting in the classroom. The program is open to students with an average of 75% and up who are supporting positive change in their communities.

TD is committed to helping to create the conditions needed to help people succeed in a changing world. Unique in Canada, the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are awarded to students who are helping to support change, nurture progress and contribute to making the world a better place.


Eligibility Criteria:


TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who:

  • Have demonstrated community leadership
  • Are in the final year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec)
  • Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year


APPLY HERE. Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021.

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SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

Digital Viewbooks are available at:

www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/students/admission/resources/SFU_Viewbook_2022.pdf


Virtual Visits for Students in Surrey


Throughout the fall SFU will be offering district-wide independent virtual visits, in lieu of school-specific independent visits. These virtual visits will be for students who are graduating from a Surrey high school. These visits have been scheduled with student and parent schedules, as well as Surrey school district's PD days, in mind. The goal is to be able to connect with as many students as possible, in a virtual world. The virtual visits are as follows:


Wednesday Oct 13th 5pm- 6pm

Topic: Surrey School Visit #1

https://sfu.zoom.us/j/68643745464?pwd=bEN2ZXYwOHpHUmY0cUpMVHZUdHVOQT09

Meeting ID: 686 4374 5464

Password: 234356


Friday Oct 22nd 10am- 11am

Topic: Surrey School Visit #2

https://sfu.zoom.us/j/69552781809?pwd=UWwyNE1GUjdkd1ZZUUEzcXgvbEIzUT09

Meeting ID: 695 5278 1809

Password: 051860


Friday Nov 12th 10am- 11am

Topic: Surrey School Visit #3

https://sfu.zoom.us/j/61583893017?pwd=NHpLd1lDZ2dOL1MyaW5TTkdjVTAwZz09

Meeting ID: 615 8389 3017

Password: 122291


Thursday Nov 25th 5pm- 6pm

Topic: Surrey School Visit #4

https://sfu.zoom.us/j/66530101864?pwd=U0M1VzgrUE5iU01yL3JFYWppQnpOUT09

Meeting ID: 665 3010 1864

Password: 046849


Applications open on October 1, 2021.

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DOUGLAS COLLEGE

Applications open soon

Fall 2022 applications for Douglas College open on October 1, 2021, with the exception of the Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing Applicants and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) which opens on October 4th at 9 AM and closes on October 6th at 4 PM. A few additional things to note:

  • Applications remain open until programs are full. There are a handful of exceptions with hard deadlines, including Veterinary Technology (January 15) and Sport Science (May 1).
  • Many of our programs are first-qualified, first-admitted so applying early is crucial.
  • Our Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing Applicants (the pathway into Bachelor of Science in Nursing) fills up quickly. We recommend applicants apply first thing on Monday, October 4th. Applications are only open until 4 PM on October 6th.


2021 Viewbooks

Looking for our new viewbooks? We have an online version now available.


Suspension of volunteer hours continues for select programs

As many prospective students have continued to experience difficulty acquiring volunteer placements due to the pandemic, some of our programs have continued the suspension of their volunteer hours requirements for Winter 2022, and in some cases for Fall 2022.

  • Diploma in Classroom and Community Support
  • Certificate in Behaviour Intervention
  • Certificate in Education Assistance and Inclusion
  • Early Childhood Education programs
  • Therapeutic Recreation programs

We recommend students attend an information session to get the latest updates on admission requirements while the pandemic and its effects are still ongoing. Registration for an information session can be done here.


Student Support Navigator

Douglas College’s Student Support Navigator, Jenny Zheng, provides outreach and guidance to prospective and current students who have been in Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) Care, attended alternative secondary education, or are first-generation students or mature students. Youth formerly in B.C. care may also qualify for financial support to cover the cost of education and receive application fee waivers, along with receiving additional support through their journey at Douglas College. Interested students can get in touch with Jenny at the Student Support Navigator Office.

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

With its two stunning campuses full of modern learning spaces and innovative research facilities, UBC is home to endless opportunities. Maximize your potential, challenge the ordinary, meet peers from around the world, and discover how to make a difference.


Everything you wanted to know about UBC can be found here.


FACULTY OF LAND AND FOOD SYSTEMS

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) is a small, and innovative science Faculty at UBC's Vancouver campus. Our programs explore real life challenges pertaining to science within the community, and equip students with tools to have a social impact. We are offering a number of ways for students interested in applying to our programs to connect with us and learn more. They can connect with us throughout the year through:


1. Fall Virtual Workshop Series (Starting September 29, 2021)

The LFS Ambassadors will be hosting virtual workshops every Wednesday at 6pm (Vancouver time) on current issues that connect to academic programs and learning in LFS. Prospective students have an opportunity to learn how our programs address local and global challenges and learn more about the LFS student experience!

Themes: Global Impact of Food Systems, Animals in Society, and Sustainability + Biodiversity


2. Taste of LFS Virtual Open House (November 22 – 26, 2021)

Week-long series of virtual events including workshops, presentations, and social media content for prospective students interested in learning more about and applying to LFS. Students, staff and faculty will be involved. Students can customize their LFS experience by signing up for the sessions that they’re most interested in. Details to be posted here soon.


3. Connect with an LFS Student Ambassador

Prospective students can request an appointment with a current LFS student. We are excited to provide mentorship, share our LFS experiences, and provide support for students preparing for their post-secondary journey.


4. LFS Instagram


We are using this platform to share the LFS story through the eyes of our students, staff and faculty – from interactive cooking demos and program profiles, to student and alumni features. Follow us @ubclfs so you don’t miss any of the fun content we have planned.


5. UBC Farm Virtual and In-person Tours


We offer UBC Farm tours to educate prospective students about the use of the space for education and research initiatives happening on the student led farm. These tours can be accompanied with informative hands-on workshops.

CAPILANO UNIVERSITY

CapU offers more than 90 outstanding programs across five diverse faculties. Get to know a few of our key programs by watching our 2020 school videos.

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

University of Victoria is only a ferry ride away!


Digital viewbook

You can find a digital version of all of UVic's programs on our website here.


Virtual events for prospective students

This fall, a number of virtual events are offered:


1) Discover UVic Presentations are designed for students applying to UVic for September 2022, but we welcome everyone who's thinking about studying at UVic in the future.


2) Parent Nights will guide parents and guardians on how to help their students succeed and thrive in their first year of university. Prospective students are welcome too.


3) Faculty Open Houses will allow prospective students to explore our faculties, their programs, and the unique opportunities available in those areas of study.


Registration for virtual events is open now on our Events website.


Campus Tours

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, UVic Campus Tours are still on hold. Campus Tours are hoping to resume once UVic enters Step 4 of the BC Restart plan. In the meantime, students can watch our Campus Tour video and experience a Virtual Tour on our website. Please refer to our Campus Tours website for more information on the return of Campus Tours.


Booking student appointments

Students and parents can book virtual and in-person appointments with me to get all of their questions answered and learn how to become a UVic student. Virtual appointments can be booked using our online booking system, and in-person appointments can be booked by contacting recruitment@uvic.ca.


Applications deadlines can be found here.

VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY (VIU - Nanaimo)

Information on upcoming events at VIU as well as admission requirements for specific programs can be found here.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ENGINEERING

U of T Engineering is one of the best engineering schools in the world and is ranked #1 in Canada by the four most influential international university rankings. We offer the country’s most interdisciplinary engineering education, in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities. As we look ahead, we would like to bring your attention to a few opportunities and resources to help you and your student learn more about U of T Engineering. We hope you will find these materials useful.


Virtual University of Toronto and U of T Engineering Opportunities
Throughout the Fall, we will be offering virtual information sessions and events to help students with their research on the University of Toronto. To help you and your students with navigating these opportunities, we wanted to direct you to the Discover U of T microsite.


U of T Engineering Viewbooks
The PDF version of the U of T Engineering viewbook can be accessed here.


For more information on our Engineering programs, admission requirement, etc., please visit our website at: discover.engineering.utoronto.ca.

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

Interested in studying in London, Ontario??? The new Welcome Website is designed to replace our viewbook (spoiler - we don't have a viewbook this year!). This initiative will help save countless trees and reduce our carbon footprint.


What Can I Study?
With overviews of each faculty (program-specific information coming soon!), and an explanation of how Western degrees work, this section will help your students explore their academic options.

What is Western Like?
Using the PLACE acronym you might recognize from our Choose Western presentations, we cover student life, careers support, residence, and more!

What Are My Next Steps?
This is the big one! Here you'll find admission requirements, financial aid resources, and our step-by-step application guide.

Since we all love a snapshot of what's new, here's a few key updates from us to get the year started:


After careful deliberations, we have decided that Western University will continue to offer virtual events in place of traditional in-person school visits for Fall 2021. For students interested in Western, please have them check our Fall presentation schedule. Remember: these times are Eastern Standard Time (3 hours ahead of Vancouver). If students are unable to attend at the scheduled time, these sessions will be recorded and posted to our website.


Deadlines are important. University of Western Ontario applications open on October 1st on the Ontario Universities' Application Centre using the 105 application.

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER

If you are an elite student athlete who has been recruited or looking to play in the NCAA (Div. 1, 2 or 3), you will need to read the following information:


1) The Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete (2020-21 version). This year's edition has been delayed to ensure it is reflecting the most recent changes impacting college-bound student-athletes. The 2021-22 edition will be released mid-October.

2) Initial-Eligibility Brochure providing a general overview of the NCAA Eligibility Center requirements.

3) Which NCAA Division is right for you? This compares the three NCAA divisions.

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IN THE NEWS (courtesy of the Career Education Dept) (*NEW)

How Career Exploration Affects Admission and Scholarship Success


"Over the past few years, I've seen an increase in the number of post-secondary institutions and scholarship funders that ask "future plans" questions, and I predict this practice will only increase. It's more important than ever for high school students to learn how to gather meaningful career-related information and how to do the important work of learning about themselves -- their interests, skills, values, qualities and motivations." (Janet MacDonald, cerci.ca, June 22, 2021)


Students need to look beyond job titles to find opportunity

“We cannot stress the importance of networking enough to students. It’s not just an obligation, or the easiest path to a good job, but rather is a strategy to build a good career through gathering advocates and information.” (Katelin Wood, careerwise.cerci.ca, September 3, 2021)

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TOOLS AND RESOURCES

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ACCESS - Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society

ACCESS provides career guidance and funding for Indigenous students to attend further training and education. Despite the COVID-19 challenges, ACCESS is open for business to provide support and guidance to students.


For more information about ACCESS programs and supports, please see ACCESS.

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Education Planner BC

EducationPlannerBC helps learners make well informed decisions about their education and career options. Use the Plan section to find articles and information about the different paths along the student journey. Know what program you're interested in? Use the Search section to find schools, admission requirements, costs of attending that program in a particular school. Use the Apply Section to apply to multiple post-secondary institutions.

School Finder

School Finder helps students, parents and counsellors explore schools across Canada and around the world. Go ahead and compare program pre-requisites and costs all in one place!
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Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships have been providing scholarship information to students and scholarship management services since 2003.

Scholar Tree

ScholarTree -- Scholarships made simple.

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JHSS COUNSELLING DEPARTMENT

Ms. T. Tifenbach - Department Head - students with last names A - D

Mr. M. Sharma - students with the last names E - K

Ms. R. Flack - students with the last names L - Q

Ms. E. Domingo - students with last names R - Z