Mariner's G.P.S.

Your Bi-weekly Grade 12 Newsletter - 2013 Nov 01

Upcoming University Visits to EMS

ALL visits are held in the Career Centre unless otherwise stated.

  1. Wednesday, Nov. 6 - UBC - in Theatre
  2. Friday, Nov. 15 - McGill University
  3. Tuesday, Nov. 19 - University of Alberta
  4. Friday, Nov. 22 - Queens University
  5. Tuesday, Nov. 26 - BIG PSI Night - at Elgin Park Secondary
  6. Tuesday, Dec. 3 - University of Guelph

University of Calgary - TBD

Langara School of Management Info Session

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 6pm

100 West 49th Avenue

Vancouver, BC

Learn about degree and diploma options available in Business, Marketing, Accounting and more.

Dessert and beverages will be served.

For more information, contact Danielle Rockel


Are you considering a career in film, television, video games, animation, or design?

Over the past 26 years, Vancouver Film School has earned a reputation as the world's premier entertainment arts school. Our graduates are working around the world, shaping today's entertainment industry.

This November, we are offering students the one-of-a-kind opportunity to go behind the scenes at VFS and learn everything they need to know about kick-starting their entertainment career.

During the VFS Open House Weekend, you can:

• Explore our campuses
• Meet alumni, current students, faculty, and staff
• View student work
• Watch live demonstrations


Visit the Open House page
or call 1.800.661.4101.


Saturday, November 23

Makeup Design for Film & Television - 10:00am
420 Homer Street

Foundation Visual Art & Design - 10:00am
151 West Cordova Street

Film Production - 2:00pm
420 Homer Street

Animation & Visual Effects - 2:00pm
151 West Cordova Street

Sunday, November 24

Writing for Film & Television - 10:00am
198 West Hastings Street

Digital Design - 10:00am
420 Homer Street

Sound Design for Visual Media - 10:00am
1380 Burrard Street

Acting for Film & Television - 2:00pm
420 Homer Street

Game Design - 2:00pm
88 East Pender Street

BIG Post Secondary Information (PSI) Night

Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 7-9pm

13484 24 Avenue

Surrey, BC

The following schools will be presenting :

Capilano University (Cap U)

Langara College

Emily Carr University

Vancouver Island University (VIU)

Okanagan College (OC)

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)

University of Northern BC (UNBC)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)

Quest University

Simon Fraser University (SFU)

Corpus Christi College (on UBC campus)

University of Victoria (UVic)

Royal Roads

Thompson Rivers University (TRU)

Vancouver Community College (VCC)

BC Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Trinity Western University (TWU)

Wondering Where Your Degree Might Lead You?

UVIC News Bulletin

1. Engineering tours for high school students – November 12, 2013

The Faculty of Engineering hosts their annual engineering high school tours day on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Current faculty, students and staff will open the doors to prospective students and help them explore the fields of engineering and computer science through hands-on activities, guest lectures and department fairs. Interested participants and school groups must register for either the morning (8:45a.m. – 12:45p.m.) or afternoon (12:15p.m. – 4:00p.m.) session using the online registration form at

If you have any questions please contact

2. Changes to the English language proficiency requirement for international high school students studying in Canada

For the next two years, Undergraduate Admissions will be piloting a change to the English language proficiency requirement forstudents applying to UVic whose first language is not English.

International students applying for admission for September 2014 or 2015 will have the English language proficiency requirement waived if they have completed at least three years of full-time study (down from the current requirement of four years of study) at a high school in Canada.

3. Academic requirements for September 2014 undergraduate admission

Requirements for September 2014 admission to UVic, including Saskatchewan math curriculum changes, are available online through the Undergraduate Admissions website at

4. Self-reporting is now open for all Canadian high school curriculum students

Phase one of UVic’s self-reporting program is now open, giving current grade 12 secondary school students in all provinces the opportunity to self-report their final grade 11 marks to UVic and be considered for admission as early as this fall.

Quest University (Liberal Arts) - Squamish, B.C.

There are only 180 seats for new students for Fall 2014. Interested students should keep in mind the following deadlines:

  • The Early Action Deadline is December 1st, 2013 students who complete their free online application and submit their supporting documents by this date, will have an admission decision before January 1st, 2014. After this date, we will review applications on a rolling basis starting January 15th.
  • The Recommended Application Deadline is March 1st, 2014 – we recommend students complete their Admissions application by March 1st due to the limited number of spots available for the Fall 2014 class. We will review applications after this date if space is available.

  • The Scholarship Deadline is also March 1st, 2014 – a student’s Admissions application must be complete before applying for scholarships. If a student is applying for both scholarships and financial aid, these applications must be submitted at the same time. Students are reviewed only once for scholarship and/or financial aid.The majority of our students receive some form of scholarships or financial aid to offset the cost of tuition.
  • The Enrolment Confirmation Deadline is May 1st, 2014. Students must confirm their enrolment by this date. Last year, we started our waitlist on May 2nd.

  • The 2014 Global Issues Network (GIN) Conference at Quest is set for May 16th-18th and registration opens Feb.1st. This is a FREE event for students and their support teachers (travel grants are available). More information will be sent out in the New Year.

Horatio Alger Jim Pattison Alberta & British Columbia Scholarship Programs

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada seeks to assist students who have:
  • a commitment to pursue a post-secondary degree
  • demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • strength of character
  • financial need
  • a good academic record


  • enrolment full time as a high school senior and taking classes during spring 2014;
  • progressing normally toward graduation in the spring/summer 2014, with plans to enter a post-secondary institution no later than the fall following graduation;
  • a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a degree at an accredited public or private post-secondary institution in Canada;
  • critical financial need ($50,000 or less annual net income per family is preferred, if higher, explanation must be provided);
  • involvement in co-curricular and community activities;
  • a minimum grade percentage of 65;
  • attend a high school and live in Alberta or BC; and
  • Canadian citizenship.

*Scholarship awards are intended for post-secondary studies.

TO APPLY: Complete an on-line application at

DEADLINE: Application and required documents must be submitted by December 1, 2013.


These scholarships are awarded to students in their final year of high school across Canada who have shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community. Each scholarship includes full tuition at any approved university or college in Canada, $7.500 a year towards living expenses and an offer of summer employment at TD.

The focus of these scholarships is not primarily on rewarding the highest marks. The key criterion is outstanding community leadership, in balance with the student's academic performance.

Students can download an application or apply directly online at The website also highlights the achievements of last year's scholarship recipients.

DEADLINE: December 6, 2013.

$60,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship

In 2012, Schulich Leader Scholarships were launched for students pursuing undergraduate STEM degrees (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at 20 select universities in Canada. These scholarships were envisioned by noted businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich to support and encourage young minds to embrace science and technology fields as a foundation for their future careers. This program aims to generate leaders that will contribute to the strength and sustainability of our nation’s economy.

For more information, including access to our frequently asked questions, please visit

DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 7th to Ms. Domingo or Mr. Webster.

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