The Mariners' G.P.S.

Your Bi-Weekly Grade 12 Newsletter (2013 September 20)

G.P.S. Lunch Hour Meetings

  1. Sept. 20
  2. Oct. 4
  3. Oct. 18
  4. Nov. 1
  5. Nov. 15
  6. Nov. 29
  7. Dec. 13
  8. Jan. 17

ALL meetings take place in the Career Centre during Senior Lunch.

Arrive early as seats are limited!!!!


Post-Secondary School Visits

All take place during Senior Lunch in the Career Centre (unless otherwise noted):

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25 - Bishop's University (Sherbrooke, QC)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30 - University of Western Ontario (London, ON)
  • Friday, Nov. 15 - McGill University (Montreal, QC)
  • Friday, Nov. 22 - Queen's University (Kingston, ON)


Cambridge University Scholarships and Admissions

Online: Thursday, Sept. 19 - from 7 - 8 PM (EDT)

Location: RSVP for log-in details

Online: Wednesday, Sept. 25 - from 7 - 8 PM (EDT)

Location: RSVP for log-in details

If you wish to know more about the Cambridge Admissions process or the Blyth Scholarships, we encourage you to attend one of these presentations. You may also wish to visit the Blyth Scholars website at:

STUDY AND GO ABROAD UNIVERSITY FAIR - Canada's Largest International University and Student Travel Expo

Thursday, Sep. 26th, 3-7pm

999 Canada Place

Vancouver, BC

Last year over 70 universities and colleges came to Vancouver. Here is an opportunity to meet directly with universities from around the world offering degree, diploma and certificate programs. As well, student travel companies will be available to offer gap year volunteering, work abroad and language travel options.

Admission to the Study and Go Abroad Fair is FREE! More details can be found on , including a list of exhibitors, scholarships and a seminar schedule.


Monday, Sep. 30th, 1:45-3pm

Southridge Senior Secondary, Surrey, BC, Canada

Surrey, BC

Meet with over 40 university representatives from across Canada (eg. Queen's, McGill, Dalhousie, UVic, SFU, Emily Carr, Trinity Western, Kwantlen, U of Calgary, U of Alberta, U of Saskatchewan, U of Manitoba, U of Waterloo, Guelph, Carleton, Acadia, Concordia and more). Presenters will have individual booths and will be available to meet informally with you.

To register and for more information, please see Ms. Campbell in the Counselling office.


Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 7-9pm

13484 24 Avenue

Surrey, BC

Meet representatives from most of BC's colleges and universities and ask questions about programs, admissions and scholarships.

UBC NEWS - Distributed Learning Course Deadlines revised

Completion dates for Distributed Learning courses:

  • If you wish to use your Distributed Learning course (eg. online, distance, or courses at another school) in the calculation of your competitive admission average, the course must be 100% complete by February 1, 2014 and your Distributed Learning provider/school must submit the final grade to the Ministry of Education so that it appears on your Ministry of Education Student Secure Web in time for you to self-report these grades in March/April.
  • Distributed learning courses completed by June 30, 2014 can be used to meet pre-requisites but will not be used in the calculation of your competitive admission average.



What kind of student are they looking for???

Those who demonstrate character, service and leadership potential. Excellent applicants show a genuine commitment to serving others, great potential as leaders, strong academic performance and moral character, independent thinking, and a willingness to take meaningful risks. They also look for entrepreneurship and broad academic and extracurricular interests.

How do you apply?

If you are seeking a nomination as a sponsored applicant:

Complete your application online at: up to and including PAGE 5 then print a copy for submission to Ms. Domingo or Mr. Webster in the Counselling Centre by Thursday, September 26th at 3.00 pm . Do NOT select whether you are a SPONSORED APPLICANT or not as each school is only allowed to sponsor a maximum of (3) THREE applicants. Remember that if you do not receive a nomination from your school, you may still apply as a Direct Pool applicant.

VERY STRICT DEADLINES and mailing instructions. There is an example of an application on the website. It would be beneficial to review that first prior to beginning the application.


AES Engineers Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Full details are available on website: .

$500 scholarship available. GOOD LUCK!!!

Deadline: October 4, 2013