News from the Nest Newsletter

February 2022 edition

February ALREADY?!?!!?

The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up! (Mark Twain)

How can we have happier relationships? This month is all about friendship and finding small ways we can stay connected and feel closer to others.

(this and the calendar below is all courtesy of

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Upcoming 2022 JIBC Law Enforcement Studies Online Information Sessions

Our next public online information sessions for our Law Enforcement Studies programs will be held on February 16, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Free registration is now open via Eventbrite.

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Are you a parent or guardian looking to start the career conversation with your youth?

New WorkBC webinars can help! WorkBC is partnering with the CES Career Education Society to facilitate upcoming evening sessions for parents and guardians.

Each one-hour virtual session will help you:

  • Understand career exploration and planning.
  • Be better equipped to guide your youth while they explore their future.
  • Get tips on how to approach the conversation.
Register today – select the date that works best for you!
February 17, 2022 | March 1, 2022 | March 10, 2022

Please see the digital flyer for more information.


If you need grad events info, please read the sway here:
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Thursday, Feb. 24th, 11:15am-12pm

15350 99 Avenue

Surrey, BC

Learn about how to apply for the Partners36 AND the District/Authority Awards on Thursday, February 24th at lunch in the Theatre. The presentation will begin immediately at lunch as there is a lot of information to cover.

This will be the only time these applications will be explained. DO NOT MISS IT!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Hey grads! Your grade 12 year is a pretty unique and important time in your life. Graduating from high school is a big deal and a photograph is a great way to remember your achievements as well as your friendships. Artona offers GRAD FRIENDSHIP PHOTO SESSIONS of up to six people and will be at Johnston Heights, in the café on March 7, 8, and 9. Go online now to book a session for you and your friends before it's too late! or scan the QR code at the office.


Entrance Awards and Scholarships deadline

It’s not too late to apply for entrance awards and scholarships for students starting at Douglas this September! The deadline to apply is March 1. Students can mail, drop off their application in person or submit it to We encourage students to apply as soon as possible and to reach out to Enrollment Services if they have any questions. Find applications online.

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The Uggla Family Scholarship was created to:

  • Reduce financial and other barriers students face when accessing post-secondary education
  • Foster academic achievement
  • Ensure successful transition to university learning and life
  • Build confidence and develop life skills
  • Position students for career and leadership success

This could be a truly life-changing experience for students – one that has many benefits throughout their educational career and beyond.


These scholarships are awarded to students who face significant financial barriers to participation in post-secondary education, but demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential. This may include students who identify as Indigenous, Black, or a person of colour, students living with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ students, and students of all gender identities. The intent of the Uggla Family Scholarship is to promote equity and remove historical and existing discrimination, including barriers to full participation in social, cultural, economic and political life.

This opportunity is only open to domestic SFU students. International students are not eligible.


Last year, when the Uggla Family Scholarship was first launched, it was only open to two faculties: the Beedie School of Business and the Faculty of Applied Sciences. For the Fall 2022 intake, scholarship applications are open to all faculties.


Applications will open mid-January and close at the end of February. Exact dates will be confirmed and the application portal will open in the New Year. We will send you an email when the application portal is open. Until then, we hope you have a wonderful holiday break!

To learn more about eligibility and the application process, please visit this page.

Questions? Please email

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The grant is to assist selected individuals to support their educational goals.


  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident;

  • All Regular Force and Primary Reserve members of Combat Service Support

    classifications/trades (not qualified for VAC or CAF assistance), their qualified immediate family members, and COATS-CIC/GSO members serving with either a Logistics or RCEME Cadet Corps in British Columbia are eligible to apply for a Bursary;

  • All former Regular Force and former Primary Reserve members of Combat Service Support classifications/trades (not qualified for VAC or CAF assistance), and their qualified immediate family members are eligible to apply for a Bursary, “qualified immediate family members” means a spouse, son or daughter, or a person under the legal guardianship or a serving/former Regular Force, or a serving/former Primary Reserve member of Combat Service Support classifications/trades;

  • Applicants must be enrolled in, or continuing their studies at a provincially-recognized post secondary institution (e.g., community college, technical training institution [trades training] or university; attendance may be full or part time or correspondence, however, the program must lead to a certificate, diploma or degree;

  • A maximum of two bursaries may be awarded to an individual during their lifetime.

    Application can be found here. APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 15, 2022.


Guild Grant Purpose

These grants are to assist selected individuals to attend courses, seminars or educational/historic events that meet the aim of the organization.
Value of the grant will be determined by Guild Executive Committee.


1. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of British Columbia.

2. Retired members of 39 Service Battalion.
3. Those interested in participating in OP Faust.
4. Members of 39 Service Battalion Association.

Application can be found here. APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 15, 2022.



  • Must be a resident of British Columbia.
  • Applicants will be Royal Canadian Army Cadets active with Logistics or RCEME Cadet Corps (such as 2947 [RCEME] RCACC OR 3005 [Logistics] RCACC.
  • Applicants cannot be civilian or volunteer cadet instructors.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in, or continuing their studies at a provincially-recognized post secondary educational institution (e.g., community college, technical training institution or university).
  • Attendance may be full time, part time or by correspondence, however, the program of study must lead to the awarding of a certificate, diploma or degree.

Application can be found here. APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 15, 2022.


Youth Grant Purpose

These grants are to assist youth from selected youth organizations to attend courses, seminars or educational/historic events that meet the aim of the youth organization.
Value of the grant will be determined by Guild Executive Committee.


1. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of British Columbia.
2. Applicants must be enrolled in, or continuing their studies at a provincially-recognized

secondary school or post-secondary educational institution.
3. Applicants must be active with the chosen youth organization.
4. This grant is also open to Pacific Area Command for Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps with Logistic and RCEME affiliations, to the Skowkale First Nation of the Stó:lō Nation, and to the Sunshine Organization.

Application can be found here. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 15, 2022.

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An exciting opportunity for female and non-binary high school students interested in the field of Artificial Intelligence is available this summer.

SFU AI4ALL: Invent the Future is Canada’s first and only summer enrichment program focused on bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI) expertise, community, and mentorship to young women in Grade 9 - 12.

During this AI Scholars Program, participants from across Canada will explore the world of AI through team projects, and connect with mentors and industry experts in a supportive yet challenging environment. Simon Fraser University was one of six universities participating in the official rollout of this program in 2018 and is the only participating university in Canada. Stanford University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, and Boston University are some of the 15 American schools participating in this program.

Further information can be found on our website. This program is delivered virtually; anyone in Canada can apply. While the tuition is $500 for this 3-week program, we will be providing tuition bursaries to remove financial barriers for those who need it.


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BC School Superintendents Association Scholarship

Applications are due before noon on March 31, 2022 to: .

Application forms can be downloaded from:


Various scholarships are now available to be applied for and can be found at: . THIS LINK HAS BEEN UPDATED SINCE THE DISTRICT CHANGED THE DISTRICT WEBSITE (03/23/22). Only use THIS link to get the updated application forms.

Although only one person per scholarship per school can be put forward for the District Selection Committee to select, you can apply for as many as you are qualified for to increase your chances of being selected!!!! Applications must be filled in electronically using the correct year's application form.

Please follow these instructions:

1) If your application requires a separate form that requires a signature from a teacher, administrator or a counsellor, please let Ms. Domingo know and she can get that filled out for you. Be specific as to which scholarship you are applying for.

2) Ms. Domingo will take care of your Diploma Verification forms.

3) Your reference letters MUST be on school letterhead (if it is a school reference). If the teacher you are asking does not have any, please ask them to ask someone in the office to put it on school letterhead but that teacher will still need to sign it.

4) Definition of Community reference: "a member of the community who supervised you in a non-school or school district sponsored activity." School leadership volunteer opportunities are NOT "school district sponsored activities".

5) Your volunteer opportunities are "unpaid and NOT required for courses".

6) Please make sure that if you are applying for scholarships that have are asking for one particular field of study, that you do NOT apply for another scholarship that requires entry into a different field of study (eg. education and law enforcement/law).

All components of your application are due to Ms. Domingo ELECTRONICALLY by no later than Tuesday, April 5th at 3.00 PM. Please use the following in the subject line to identify your application: Scholarship Name - Your Last Name, Your First Name - 045


The District Authority awards recognizes high school graduates who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen area, within one of the following categories:

  • (APLSK) Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (eg. Business, Technology, Home Economics, Media Arts, Tourism)
  • (COMSERV) Community Service (Volunteer Activity), which includes awareness of local, global, and cultural issues
  • (FINE) Fine Arts (eg. Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts)
  • (INDLC) Indigenous Languages and Culture, demonstrated at school and/or in the community
  • (LNG) Languages from the Languages Curriculum (part of the student's education learned in classes) including AP and IB courses
  • (PHYSAC) Physical Activity (and Health) (eg. Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics)
  • (TRADES) Technical and Trades Training (eg. Coding, Culinary Arts, Mechanics, Robotics, Woodwork)

Students must be be a BC resident and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident as well as be on the path to complete their graduation requirements by August 31, 2022.


More information is available here under Documents.

If you are interested in applying, please keep your eyes and ears open for a lunch time meeting to hear what is required to apply for these; it will be posted on the Eagle Time app, the TVs in the hallway, this grad newsletter will be updated or on the Monday/Thursday morning announcements!!

Due to Ms. Domingo on or before April 20th, 2022 by 3.00 PM.

Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation (CRYIF) Scholarship

The Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation was started in 2014 with a view to helping youth pursue educational, career and personal goals. Part of that includes the opportunity for Grade 12 students to apply for $1000 CRYIF scholarships. A key component of our scholarships is the applicant's involvement in volunteerism and/or leadership in the school and the community.

Prior to Covid restrictions, and the subsequent cancellation of the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair in 2020 and 2021, one of the criteria was that the applicant had volunteered at our event. As you may have heard, the Rodeo portion of our annual event is not taking place in 2022. Plans are going ahead however, to stage the Country Fair portion of our event. As such, there will again be opportunities for high school students to volunteer, as well as to apply for one of the CRYIF scholarships. Below is a link to the volunteer page of the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition (CREA) website, as well as a link to the CRYIF website, where students can click on the "Scholarships" heading to apply. A couple of important items to be aware of:

  1. The volunteer page describes the process to become a volunteer, including having a Criminal Record Check done. An added piece for 2022 will be the need to provide proof of Covid vaccination.
  2. When students click on the CRYIF Scholarships section, two scholarship titles drop down. The CRYIF scholarship is the one available to any Grade 12 Surrey high school student (and the only one applicable to Johnston Heights students).
  3. Applicants are asked to provide a copy of their interim transcript. As such, the selection committee needs to see interim marks for second semester as well as a projected number of total credits. Ask your counsellor for a copy of your Diploma Verification after midterm marks are posted.
  4. Due to the uncertainty of whether or not COVID restrictions will allow an event to occur, CRYIF will not be requiring scholarship applicants to volunteer with us as a criteria for 2022. We found, in 2020 and 2021 that, even though we did not hold our events, scholarship applicants still managed to demonstrate volunteerism and leadership through many other avenues. That said, we are always looking for energetic and capable students to volunteer at our events.

Here is the CREA link, for students who may wish to volunteer:

Here is the link to the CRYIF website (applicants then look under Scholarships heading):



Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our website: . Full details are available on the site.

DEADLINE: JUNE 12, 2022.

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KPU updates

Our first wave of open intake offers for Sept 2022 have gone out and will now continue to go out as students apply. A few things to note in case you receive questions about seat offers:

  1. KPU will review the final English mark and graduation status in July- please make sure students release their transcripts to KPU through the STS (StudentTranscript Services)

  2. Deposits are non-refundable

  3. Deposits paid after June 1st will not receive priority registration.

  4. The deposit is $250 for domestic students in open intake programs

  5. Some Limited intake offers will start to go out in January. Competitive entry programs, like the Engineering Certificate, will be in late March.

    The different Admission Intake Types can be found here.

22 Resume Tips for 2022

22 Resume Tips for 2022

“If you are heading into 2022 looking for work, or simply wanting to keep your resume fresh and ready for anything (highly recommended!), these 22 resume tips for 2022 are an excellent starting point.”

The long-term career impacts of stereotypes formed in childhood

The long-term career impacts of stereotypes formed in childhood

We owe it to our young people to help them become excited by learning and by their own potential, to see the diversity of what is possible, and to make informed decisions about their future – and this opportunity needs to start in primary schools.”

Test Your Knowledge about Careers in Canada with 2022 Openings and Earnings Quiz

Think you know which career fields earn the most money, or which jobs will be desperate for applicants over the next five year?

Take the quiz and sharpen your knowledge about salaries and opportunities in dozens of careers across Canada.


Do you have a student fascinated by how technology can be used to make art? UBC Okanagan’s Bachelor of Media Studies is designed for students to enter a career where they’ll work with still images, sound design, videos, or create games. This hands-on degree is a computational arts program, which means students will gain coding skills to enhance and create their art. Your students won’t need any prior experience in programming – only a creative mindset and a willingness to explore.





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


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