NEWS FROM THE NEST

Graduation, Post-Secondary and Scholarship Information-11/21

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM OPENING

There is a seat available in the Carpentry program at Frank Hurt.


See the Mrs. Richard in the Career Centre for more information.

RECRUITING SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS

Are you interested in volunteering for your community? Join our team to volunteer at community and special events such as the upcoming Tree Lighting Festival. Have fun, attend events and meet new people in your community. Applicants must be 14 years+ and complete a Police Information Check.


For more information, see Special Event Volunteers.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY AT SFU FOR GRADE 11 AND 12 STUDENTS

The job posting is for 6 instructor positions with SFU'S Pathways to STEAM program that partners with the Surrey School District to engage at-risk youth in STEAM programming (science, technology, engineering, arts and design, mathematics). The job opportunity is from January 4th, 2021 to March 25th, 2021, with possibility for extension from March to August 2021. To apply, submit an application via the link below (note hiring will occur on a rolling basis and the job application closes Dec. 1st; we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible!): https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/apsc-science-alve-2021-summer-hiring/


JOB DESCRIPTION FOUND HERE

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Here are some articles to make you reflect upon what your future could look lie and how to live healthy.


Preparing Youth for Work: What Really Works in Career Guidance?


Why Students Should have Mental Health Days


Why universities are failing to prepare students for the job market (CBC Radio, October 13, 2021)


Employability rules: Students in Canada are prioritizing programs that offer skills training (Nicole Edwards, Globe and Mail, November 5, 2021)

"Statistics Canada data shows young people are balking at old notions of prestige when choosing their education. Students in Canada graduate from diploma programs at a higher rate than their peers in other parts of the world."


Career Conversations: Why it is important for students to talk about their futures with teachers, family and friends (OECD)

"Evidence from multiple national longitudinal studies shows that secondary school students benefit by actively exploring their futures in work. One indicator of better employment outcomes is students reporting having career conversations with family members, peers, and importantly, with subject teachers."

GRADE 12 LITERARY ASSESSMENT

As you may (or may not) have already heard, UBC (so far) is the ONLY BC institution that has required a Level 3 (Proficiency level) result to be considered for admission. They will continue to accept assessment results until June 2022.


** NOTE: UBC will accept admission applications even if you have NOT yet written the assessment and this will NOT affect a conditional offer being made.

NEED A TRANSCRIPT FOR YOUR POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION APPLICATION???

If so, your transcripts can be sent to various universities, colleges and institutes using the BC Ministry of Education's Transcripts and Certificates website.

Here are the steps:


  1. All students must register for a BC Government account (a BCeID).
  2. After registering for a BCeID, students follow the system prompts and register for STS.
  3. Finally, they log in to the Student Transcripts Service using the BCeID. From a student's STS Dashboard, they are able to make post-secondary institution selections, view their transcript and assessment results, and send transcripts immediately to post-secondary institutions and other third parties.


Current students may access up to 25 complimentary -- please note these 25 complimentary selections are not ongoing after graduation. Additional copies accessed through this service may be available for a fee of $10 per copy so choose wisely.


Prior to graduation, you can indicate which institutions you plan to apply to and have your transcripts sent electronically to them. PLEASE NOTE THAT POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS MAY STILL ASK YOU TO SEND THEM TRANSCRIPTS SEPARATELY. MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS!


Need more help and explanation? Go to StudentTranscripts Services Help Resources.

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*** NEW*** NEED A REFERENCE LETTER?

Most scholarship applications and some university applications require a reference letter from a school contact and/or community contact to be included as part of your application. Good and strong reference letters require information and time to be composed. Try to get a mix of supporting letters (teacher, employer, someone from the community). Make certain the people you choose will speak positively about you.


If you are needing one written for you and your application, please use the following guidelines:


  1. Ask (don't assume) the person you are requesting it from if they can and have the time to do this task;
  2. Give the person at least two weeks to write the reference letter and provide them with your Student Profile form (see below).
  3. Make sure you give the person writing the reference letter information about the scholarship you are applying for.
  4. If you are applying for several financial awards/scholarships, ask the person writing the letter to either use a Dear Name of Scholarship Selection Committee introduction to make it personal or To Whom It May Concern if a person is not addressed or given in the application instructions. Ask them to put it on a word processor so that they can edit the letter several times without having to re-write it every time.
  5. Should the person writing the letter give you permission to use it for a variety of applications, please let them know EACH time in case someone contacts them for further information.
  6. Make a copy of this form and update as the year progresses. Give an updated version to your referee every time you need a letter.


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EVENTS

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UCALGARY WEBINAR FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA

Monday, Nov. 8th, 5:30-6:30pm

This is an online event.

Join the webinar to learn more about becoming part of the Calgary community as a student from BC!


In this session you will learn about everything Calgary has to offer. Explore different programs, clubs, extra-curricular activities and campus life! They'll explain the application process, important dates and the admission requirements as a student from BC. This is the perfect time to get excited and get started!


The online event will feature a virtual presentation as well as a question and answer period immediately following the presentation.


Pre-registration is required! Register here.

RAILWAY TRAINING INFORMATION SESSION (BCIT)

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Learn how to start your career in this exciting high-demand industry. Railway jobs provide good pay and excellent benefits. If you have always wondered what it would be like to work with trains, then join us online to find out more!


https://www.bcit.ca/event/railway-training-information-session-online-12/#rsvp-now

U OF T WEBCASTS FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Join us online to learn more about the University of Toronto! Hosted by members of our Student Recruitment team, these webcasts will feature an overview of u of T, our three campuses, 700+ academic program options, and the cornucopia of opportunities we offer outside the classroom and in the wider world. You'll also learn all about the application and admissions process for high school students and have a chance to ask us any questions you may have.


Scan through all of the webinars and register for the one that's right for you - beginning November 9th!

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

You've browsed. You've read. You've done your research. Now you want to watch us live! Here are a couple of ways you can learn more about Western, ask all your questions, and meet advisors and current students.


Admissions

November 10, 2021

4:00 PM (PST)


The admission process can be overwhelming. Don't worry, we're here to help. We'll cover admission requirements, OUAC codes, deadlines, submitting documents, receiving an offer and more. Register HERE.


Choose Western

November 15, 2021

4:00 PM (PST)


This presentation will help you understand if Western is the right place for you. we'll talk about programs, extracurriculars, campus, London, residence, services & supports, internships & co-ops and more. you'll be able to ask questions throughout the entire session. Register HERE.

SFU PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ADMISSION VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

These virtual visits are a great way for students to connect with Kelly Dohei (Surrey's recruiting officer), learn about SFU programs, admission requirements, and the application process. I would love to see your students there!


Friday Nov 12th 10am- 11am

Topic: Surrey School Visit

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

Meeting ID: 615 8389 3017

Password: 122291


If you're unable to attend the November 12th presentation, then join Kelly at the next one on:

Thursday Nov 25th 5pm- 6pm

Topic: Surrey School Visit

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

Meeting ID: 665 3010 1864

Password: 046849

YOUR DEGREE AT UBC

Saturday, Nov. 13th, 9-11:30am

This is an online event.

Your Degree at UBC is your opportunity to learn why UBC might be the right fit for you. Program specific presentations provide you the chance to interact with UBC students and staff from the programs you are curious about. Explore a variety of programs and see the opportunities available to you in each program. Register HERE.

UBC SAUDER BCOMM VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION

Monday, Nov. 15th, 4:30-6pm

This is an online event.

Interested in attending the UBC Sauder School of Business Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) program? Join us online for a virtual information session!


This opportunity is a great opportunity for future students and families to get a first look at student life in the program, hear from UBC Sauder academic advisors and professors, and connect with UBC Sauder students to learn more about the BCom program.


Attendees will also learn about the application process and timeline for the BCom program, as well as unique extracurricular opportunities available to students.


Future students and parents are invited to register here to receive the Zoom event link by email.

UVic VIRTUAL INFORMATION PRESENTATION

Monday, Nov. 15th, 6pm

This is an online event.

On Monday, November 15th at 6:00 PM, UVic will be hosting a virtual information session for interested grade 11 or 12 students. This presentation will cover important topics such as,

  • Admission requirements
  • Application procedures/deadlines
  • Scholarship applications/deadlines
  • Paid work experience opportunities for UVic students
  • Student life
  • Residence life
  • Next steps for students interested in Fall 2022

There will also be a question and answer period at the end of the presentation for any specific questions you have.

Zoom Link: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/82134315106

UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEY (UFV)

Information sessions for prospective students


Are you a prospective UFV student interested in learning about UFV or wondering how to apply? Find an information session that works for you and sign up today.


How to apply for workshops


Curious about how to apply to UFV? This webinar will provide clarity and instruction on the application process. By the end of the session, you will understand how to find program information and entrance requirements, learn how to apply and how to submit transcripts, and more.


Virtual sessions via zoom

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA (UNBC) VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION

Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 5-6:30pm

This is an online event.

Join our undergraduate recruitment team on November 17th for a virtual information session. You will learn all about UNBC, including our program and amenities, campus life, how to apply and more! This session is open to future students, parents and school counsellors. For more information and click here to register for this event.


We hope to see you there!

SELKIRK COLLEGE RURAL MEDICINE PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION

Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Selkirk College's Rural Pre-Medicine Program (RPM) is inviting interested students to an informational event, "An Evening with RPM."


The event is a chance for people to learn more about rewarding careers in rural health and the Selkirk College undergraduate program that can help get them there. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of program coordinators, Takaia Larsen, and Jonathan Vanderhoek as well as connect with current and former RPM students as part of a fun and informal evening.


To find our more and to join virtually, please RSVP by registering here.


Learn more about Selkirk College's Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) program here.

VIRTUAL LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES INFORMATION SESSION

Thursday, Nov. 18th, 5pm

This is an online event.

The Legal Administrative Certificate Program is a full-time, cohort program that allows 35 students per cohort to spend time learning about the industry. The program is delivered each Fall and runs for two semesters at KPU Surrey. As a student in the program, you will learn how to prepare legal documents and work with experienced instructors, including lawyers.


Interested? Register HERE.

UBC ENGINEERING ON-CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, Nov. 20th, 10am-2pm

UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver, BC

Attend the on-campus UBC Engineering Open House to discover your future at one of Canada’s top engineering schools.

Explore all UBC Engineering has to offer through in-person booths and demonstrations. You’ll learn about:

  • our 14 engineering programs by chatting with professors, students and advisors
  • student life
  • co-op and other work experience
  • degree options, including minors and dual degrees


You’ll have a chance to explore some of our campus so you can check out our student spaces and lecture halls, as well as talk with professors and current students.

Please note that masks and vaccine cards will be required to attend the on campus event. We will be following procedures as outlined by the Provincial Health Officer for 'indoor walk through fairs.' More information will be provided closer to the event date.


Register at: https://engineering.ubc.ca/openhouse-oncampus

EXPLORE CAPU VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, Nov. 20th, 10am-6pm

This is an online event.

Explore up to 100 programs from the comfort of your home at this free online event. Register today for the chance to win exciting prizes!


Join interactive info sessions


  • Drop into dozens of program info sessions;
  • Get an overview of student life, residence options, athletics & more;
  • Learn about our new bachelor's degrees in psychology and science;
  • Get feedback on your portfolio from the IDEA School of Design;
  • Discover study abroad options;
  • Hear from students about their experiences at CapU; and
  • Learn about admissions and financial aid.

Friends and family are welcome! Invite your parents or guardian to attend the parent session.


Register for the chance to win

Register now for the chance to win Apple AirPods! The more sessions you attend, the better your chance of winning prizes like Amazon gift cards, Kindles and more.


Interested? Register HERE.

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PROJECT PULSE FREE VIRTUAL COFFEE CHATS

What is Project Pulse Vancouver (PPV)?
Project Pulse Vancouver (PPV) is an organization that strives to familiarize motivated students with the world of health sciences. As part of our mission, Project Pulse Vancouver will launch a monthly Coffee Chat event to support the students’ transition into university and help them gain a better vision for their career and future.

What do we do at Project Pulse Coffee Chats?
Our event connects high school and first-year university students with undergraduate students to explore program opportunities, discuss campus life, and gain both academic and personal guidance to ultimately have a better transition into university.


In a series of monthly 1.5 hour sessions, speakers will share advice based on their own post-secondary journeys and experiences in the health science field. Each month, we will hold a free webinar that will invite speakers who are current undergraduate students from various programs, as well as professional speakers from different fields.


Each speaker will be placed with a small group of attendees in a breakout room over Zoom. After a set interval, speakers will be able to rotate through different breakout rooms. We are aiming to have a low attendee-to-speaker ratio to offer students more opportunities to ask questions and to increase comfort in the online setting. Speakers will also be given a list of talking points to help guide the group discussion in breakout rooms and will answer students’ questions. Lastly, speakers will have the option of providing their contact information which would be shared with students to answer any further questions they may have.

When is it?
6:00 - 7:30 PM (PST) Saturday, November 20th, 2021

Where is it?
Via Zoom. A link will be sent to you after you register!

Where to Register?
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ppv-pulse-connect-1-saturday-nov-20th-tickets-208753305757

Pricing?
FREE and open to high school and first-year university students of all backgrounds.

VIRTUAL TASTE OF LFS AT UBC

Taste of LFS Virtual Open House is a week-long series for prospective students interested in learning more about and applying to the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC. Join us November 22 - 27, 2021 featuring:


  • Faculty Information Sessions on our programs and student experience;
  • Meet the Profs Session: an opportunity for students to engage with professors in our faculty;
  • Land One Information Session: a first-year gateway program for LFS students;
  • Student-led Workshops for students to take a deeper dive into some of the topics covered in the programs we offer.


Registration is now open! You can find the schedule and register here.


Check out the Rediscover your BSc in LFS video we created, featuring LFS students and alumni sharing their experience in the Faculty.

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA SCHOLARSHIPS

Once you have applied to the U of A, you can apply for entrance scholarships right away! The deadline to apply is January 12, 2022. If you need guidance on submitting your application, you are encouraged to attend our Scholarships 101 session on November 23 (remember that Alberta is one hour ahead of BC) where they can learn tips and tricks on submitting a strong application. Registration is required. uab.ca/recruitmentevents

We also have two new student access awards launching soon:

  • The Discover University of Alberta Entrance Award assists students who are entering the U of A without having completed any prior post-secondary coursework and who have demonstrated financial challenges and barriers to attending university. Students will be considered for $8,000 per year in award funding. Up to 30 new students per year will qualify for the award.
  • The Turtle Spirit Pathway Award for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students assists Indigenous students who are entering the U of A without having completed any prior post-secondary coursework and who have demonstrated financial challenges and barriers to attending university. Students will be considered for $8,000 in award funding. Up to 20 new students per year will qualify for the award.

Both awards are now open and will close on February 15, 2022. For more information, visit uab.ca/awards.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE WORKING WORLD

Saturday, Nov. 27th, 4:30-5pm

This is an online event.

Speaker: Fatime Mansour Fatime is a strong HR Entrepreneur who has spoken with many high school kids on Navigating their Career. She brings real sharing of experience on what industry sectors (private and government) will be looking for and will definitely be insightful for the teens.


Register HERE.

UNBC - VIRTUAL ENGINEERING INFORMATION SESSION

Saturday, Nov. 27th, 1pm

This is an online event.

Engineering Information Session


Saturday, November 27, 2021

1:00 PM


There’s never been a better time for students to apply for Engineering at UNBC.


In 2019, UNBC expanded its School of Engineering to offer both Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering taught entirely at our Prince George campus. Both new 4-year degrees complement the existing 4.5-year joint Environmental Engineering degree delivered with UBC. This opened up another 90 Engineering seats in Northern British Columbia.


We invite you and your students to an online information session with UNBC’s School of Engineering and Student Recruitment to cover the distinct features of each Engineering degree, how to apply for admission and awards, and the many exciting career opportunities that await our graduates.


Register

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE - ST. MARK'S COLLEGE

Access the services and benefits of UBC while taking advantage of small class sizes, personalized success programs, and a community that knows you by name. Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s College is an affiliated college at UBC where students can take up to their first 2-years of university coursework in Arts, Business or Science before transferring those credits to the institution of their choice. Open to all, come discover how our best-of-both-worlds experience can give you your best start to university.


We believe our learning environment and special access to UBC services and benefits can provide a positive university experience for many of your students, especially those looking to transfer to a program in Arts, Business, or Science.

*** NEW*** FUSE Circuit -- Q & A with CANADIAN BUSINESS SCHOOLS

Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2-4pm

This is an online event.

FUSE Circuit is a free interactive panel event where participants have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with Canadian Business School Admissions Officers. Students from these prestigious universities will also be present to answer any questions.

Admission Officers and students from the following Canadian business schools will be in attendance:

- Queen’s Smith School of Business
- Western’s Ivey School of Business

For those looking to attend such schools next year, FUSE Circuit provides an insightful opportunity to clarify the admission process through firsthand interaction with admission personnel.


To register, please sign up by December 3 here.


Please email admin@fusesociety.ca for any inquiries or concerns.

Website: www.fusesociety.ca

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***new*** WOMEN IN TRADES VIRTUAL MEET & GREET

Monday, Dec. 6th, 6:30-8pm

This is an online event.

ARE YOU A FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

AND INTERESTED IN TRADES?

This event is for you!


  • Date: Monday, December 6th, 2021
  • Time: 6:30 pm, end at 8:00 pm PST
  • Location: Zoom (accessible from a computer or mobile device)
  • Cost: FREE!

Hosted by School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) and the BC Centre for Women in the Trades, all female students in grades 8-12 in ALL school districts in BC are invited to join us to...


  • Hear female tradespeople talk about their jobs in construction, maintenance, and industry
  • Ask questions from experts who know!
  • Meet other students interested in trades programs
  • Learn about scholarship, employment and networking opportunities
  • Win door prizes

If you have any questions you'd like the speakers to answer, please include in your registration below or email to lindsay@bccwitt.ca .


Initial registration will be limited to 10 participants per school district and will be done on a first come first serve basis.


If you have any questions about the event or how to register please contact Ashley Impellezzere at aimpellezzere@sd43.bc.ca

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POST-SECONDARY INFORMATION AND UPDATES

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KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY (KPU)

Applications Have Opened!

If you didn't already know, KPU opened applications for Fall 2022 on October 1st. Students that are interested in attending KPU can apply through Education Planner BC.

As always, please check the application timelines if you're unsure about semester intakes.


StudentTranscripts Services (STS) Reminder

All BC high school students must release their transcripts to KPU on the BC Ministry of Education StudentTranscripts Service (STS). When they gain access to STS, students can:

  • Select "Send your transcript to a university(ies), college(s), or other post-secondary institution(s)"
  • Then select Kwantlen Polytechnic University from the ‘Available Institutions’ picklist
  • Select "Send my transcript now and allow this post-secondary Institution to request updates until the date specified below”; leave the defaulted date to ensure KPU can access your final transcript.

Please note that proof of June graduation must be received in order to be eligible for Fall admission. High school students graduating in August may be eligible for Spring admission. High school students graduating in January may be eligible for Summer admission.


Information Sessions

The virtual sessions that you know and love.

We are ramping up this recruitment season with a multitude of program information sessions. All students who attend these sessions will get the opportunity to fill out a survey and enter into a draw to win a $500 tuition waiver. We pull a new winner every semester.


Nursing Program

As mentioned, high school students are not eligible to apply directly into Nursing and will need to apply to an Open Intake program for their first year to start on the required classes for competitive entry into Nursing (BSN). If your students have questions please let them know we are happy to meet with them to discuss their options.


Nursing requirements need to be fulfilled prior to applying to the Nursing program.

LANGARA COLLEGE

Campus Tours

Want to visit Langara College virtually or in-person? Starting October 4, 2021 we are offering Campus Tours with student recruitment associates. These team members are current students who are eager to share stories about campus life, their own student experience, and opportunities to get involved with the college community.

  • Book a virtual or in-person campus tour
  • Book a group visit
  • Watch the Campus Tour video

Connect with us.


Langara Viewbook 2022

Our newly designed viewbook has an overview of programs, admission requirements, and student life. Explore this publication with your students to understand the range of learning possibilities for all students in full-time programs.

The digital version is now available online.


Here is a link to Langara's webpage that has all the required information for our prospective students https://sites.langara.ca/possibilities/


FEATURED PROGRAMS


Diploma in Applied Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH)


Gain the practical ability to apply social sciences and humanities knowledge to your career. DASSH is a flexible program that combines courses in Social Sciences and Humanities with practical applied skills such as accounting, web development, entrepreneurship and business operations. This formula of social sciences + applied skills = job ready graduates. Graduates from the DASSH program can find success in a variety of careers areas, including:


  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Government
  • Communications
  • Public Administration
  • Non-profit sector
  • Information Technology
  • Management


Who should consider the DASSH program?

Learners seeking a broad-based education combined with a range of transferable skills that apply to a wide variety of career paths. Learn more.

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA UPDATES

Residence Update - Residence Services has confirmed that first year guaranteed on-campus housing will resume for September 2022. The housing guarantee is available to current high school applicants completing high school in 2022, beginning full time studies in September 2022, and who submit their housing application by the deadline of May 1st.


Campus Tours - In-person campus tours have resumed! Campus tours will leave the Welcome Centre every day (except Sunday) at 1:00 P.M. Students/parents/guardians can register for these campus tours here: https://www.uvic.ca/campus/tours-and-visits/index.php


For students considering Commerce - The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business will be holding prospective student information sessions every Wednesday evening until December 1st. Students can visit the Gustavson School of Business site to learn more about the event/register for a session and can email bizrecruit@uvic.ca with any questions related to these sessions.


Students can explore opportunities to learn more about UVic through our various virtual sessions on the Events section of our site.


STEPS FORWARD - Program for students with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities


UVic offers inclusive post-secondary education opportunities in partnership with Steps Forward – The BC initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education. Inclusive Post-Secondary is a means for students with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities to equitably access and enroll in regular academic courses of their choosing and engage in all aspects of campus life. Students study for 4-5 years within their selected program of study, and upon completion students receive a certificate of completion at convocation alongside their peers in their concentration of studies.


To learn more about STEPS Forward, you can review the UVic accessible learning index and check out the website for more information. If you would like to speak directly with one of the Inclusion Facilitators working at UVic, their contact information is listed below.


Emily Evans: emily@steps-forward.org or 250-884-0485

Craig Eby : craig@steps-forward.org or 250-884-0771

VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (VCC)

Upcoming Information Sessions


Learn more about our programs by attending a VCC information session. Instructors discuss programs, show you the facilities, and answer your questions. for a list of upcoming sessions and to register for a session, see VCC Info Sessions.

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA UPCOMING EVENTS

University of Alberta 101 Sessions

These sessions will give students an opportunity to learn more about our 200+ programs, campus life, admission requirements, and upcoming events. We have many sessions available for students to choose from, including province-specific sessions and a rural student focused session. Registration is required. uab.ca/recruitmentevents


Virtual Campus Tours

We are once again offering virtual campus tours! Students can see campus from the comfort of their own home with this virtual tour of North Campus in Edmonton. Current U of A students will also be available to answer questions. Registration is required. uab.ca/tours


AP & IB Recognition: Hard Work Pays Off

We are hosting two virtual events - one for AP students on November 15 and one for IB students on November 16. These sessions will begin with a short presentation, followed by a Q&A with a U of A advisor. Registration is required. uab.ca/recruitmentevents

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY (ALBERTA)

Information about Mount Royal University's (MRU) programs, admission requirements, scholarships and deadlines can be found on their viewbook.

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TD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

TD Scholarship are offered to students who are focused on helping drive change, nurture progress and contribute to making the world a better place. This award is valued at up to $70,000 and can help support four years of university or college study in Canada ad is open to students who are now in their last year of high school.

Applications are due Monday, November 15, 2021 no later than 8:59PM (PST).


While applicants must be academically capable of entering and successfully completing either university or college, with a minimum average of 75%, the focus of these scholarships is not primarily on rewarding the highest marks. The key criterion is outstanding community leadership. These scholarships are awarded to students across Canada who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place.


For more information or to apply online, please visit td.com/scholarships.

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***NEW*** ḴEL,ḴELOŦEN ȻE S,ISTEW̱ Education Fund

This is a $5000 award to a student who identifies as an Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, or Metis person from BC and who might have a desire to pursue a career in the Architecture and Engineering industry.


If you are interested in applying, go to: www.indigenousaeaward.ca .


APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2021.

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NICOLA VALLEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NVIT - Merritt and Vancouver)

As BC's Indigenous Public Post-secondary Institute, NVIT offers innovative and relevant credentials for future leaders in the fields of wellness, technology, governance, land, and economic development.


Digital copies of NVIT's 2021/22 At A Glance (viewbook) provides information about the institution, campuses, and programs.


NVIT is also pleased to offer the Immediate Entry Bursary that is equivalent to tuition for one year of full-time studies (30 credits) to all eligible Indigenous Grade 12 graduates from across BC and School District 58 graduates. The bursary applies to both the Merritt and Vancouver campuses.

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SCHULICH LEADER SCHOLARSHIPS

Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) programs at one of the 20 partner universities.


Eligibility criteria:


  • Graduate high school in the 021/2022 academic year;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Plan to enrol in an eligible STEM program at one of the partner universities (view eligible programs at schulichleaders.com/universities);
  • meet the following criteria including:
  1. academic excellence, AND
  2. leadership, charisma and creativity;
STRONG consideration will be given to students with financial need;
  • be entrepreneurial-minded and intend to pursue a career in one or more of the following areas: Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and business enterprise, Applied scientific research.


They are NOT considering students (ie. do not apply) who:


  • focus on activism (environmental/political/societal)
  • intend to become a practicing physician and/or medical researcher (eg. doctor, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, optometrist, etc.)
  • intend to become a professor and conduct theoretical research.


HOW TO APPLY:


Since we can only nominate ONE student, if you are interested in being considered please submit a one page essay, single spaced, font size 11, minimum 0.5" margins outlining the following:


  • the university(ties) you wish to attend;
  • your top three achievements (academic or other);
  • why you should win;
  • where you see yourself in 10 years; and
  • if there are any extenuating circumstances why you should be considered.


Submit your essay to Ms. Domingo electronically (domingo_e@surreyschools.ca) with the Subject line: Schulich Nominee - Your Name no later than Monday, December 13th at 3:00 PM.

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RBC FUTURE LAUNCH SCHOLARSHIP

Join a coding boot camp, learn French, enroll in a cosmetology course – You decide! The RBC Future Launch Scholarship could help you take your next step towards a better job. This Scholarship is for anyone from 15 to 29 who wants to learn something new… Could $1,500 make you more future ready? Apply today.


Now open for applications until December 15, 2021. APPLY NOW!


About The Scholarship


Are you stuck right now, but have a plan for how to achieve your dreams?

The RBC Future Launch Scholarship will be awarded to those who show a clear vision for their future.


  • For Canadian youth between 15-29 years old
  • Enrolled part time in school or not in school at all
  • A Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident
  • Grades and transcripts are not required
  • Hundreds of scholarships available throughout the year
  • Not working at RBC or a dependent of someone working at RBC

The $1,500 scholarship can be used for many different things, including:

  • Short-term courses
  • Workshops
  • Certificates
  • Necessary equipment or books

And much more!

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA (UVic)

STUDENT AWARDS AND FINANCIAL AID UPDATES


Updates to the 2022-2023 Entrance Scholarship Program


  1. UVic has increased the minimum requirement for automatic entrance scholarships based on admission average only from 85% to 90%.
  2. UVic has created a new Indigenous entrance scholarship for students entering with an admission average of 85% to 89.99%. Indigenous students with an admission average of 90% or higher are eligible for automatic entrance scholarships.
  3. Automatic renewable entrance scholarships based on admission average only are no longer being offered commencing with the incoming class of 2022.
  4. The minimum admission average required to apply for entrance scholarships based on admission average and other criteria will not be changed – 85% for non-renewable scholarships and 90% for renewable scholarships.


Entrance Scholarships


In 2020-2021 UVic awarded 2,981 entrance scholarships to 2,560 undergraduate students with a total value of more than $8.4 million dollars.


Automatic entrance scholarships based on admission average of 90% or higher -February 15 to March 15


  1. Current Canadian secondary school students, including international students completing a Canadian secondary school diploma, must self-report their Grade 12 marks/ International Baccalaureate points between February 15 and March 15 to be considered for automatic scholarships based on their admission average. Students who self-report below the minimum 90% average or 32 IB points will be reviewed again when UVic receives their final grades from the Ministry of Education.
  2. Students who self-report a 100% mark for an in-progress course are required to have the teacher confirm their predicted mark before a scholarship offer will be made. Emails from teachers must come from an official school email account.
  3. Secondary school graduates entering in Term 2 (January to April) or Summer Session will be assessed for scholarships based on their admission average. Students must be registered in a minimum of 6.0 graded units in their first term of study to receive scholarship funding.
  4. All scholarship offers will be sent to the student’s preferred email address. The email will include the one-month deadline by which they must accept their scholarship offer.


Entrance scholarships based on admission average and other criteria –

February 15 to April 30.


  1. To be considered for entrance scholarships based on admission average and other criteria, current Canadian secondary school students, including international students completing a Canadian secondary school diploma and Canadian secondary school graduates who graduated within two years of applying to UVic who have not attended any other post-secondary institution, are required to complete the online application between February 15 and April 30.
  2. Applicants must have a UVic student number and Netlink ID to access the application using UVic Online Tools.
  3. Students must have either a minimum admission average of 85% or at least 32 IB points to be considered for non-renewable entrance scholarships based on their admission average and other criteria.
  4. Applicants for renewable scholarships included on the application must have an admission average of 90% or higher. Applicants are also required to submit a letter outlining their career goals, a list of academic achievements, and a list of any volunteer/community involvement. The selection process for these scholarships is very competitive.
  5. All scholarship offers will be sent to the student’s preferred email address. The email will include the one-month deadline by which the student must accept their scholarship offer.


In late August, Student Awards and Financial Aid will review secondary final marks before finalizing the value of the scholarship offered. Please note, UVic uses the exact value of the student’s admission average when finalizing scholarship offers; we do not round up percentages. For IB students, we do not include bonus points.


Students whose scholarship values have been reduced or withdrawn can appeal to the Senate Committee on Awards if they had specific extenuating circumstances that may have impacted their marks in their last year of study. Please note, students cannot simply cite COVID-19 as the reason their grades lower than predicted.

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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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SCHOOL FINDER

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STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

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JHSS COUNSELLING DEPARTMENT

Ms. T. Tifenbach - Department Leader - students with the last names beginning with A - D

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

Ms, R, Flack - students with the last names beginning with L - Q (Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays only)

Mr. B. Emerson - students with the last names beginning with L - Q (Thursdays & Fridays only)

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