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IMPORTANT CHECKLIST FOR YOUR 2017/20178GRADE 12 YEAR
 

 

Brag Sheet Template:

BRAG 2017-18.pdfBRAG 2017-18.pdf

 Glossary of Postsecondary Terms:

Glossary of Postsecondary Terms.pdfGlossary of Postsecondary Terms.pdf

 

Grade 12 News:
 
Below please find some reminders and updates.
 
  1. The Grad Page on the Magee Website is being updated. There still are some “remnants of past” years, but I’m hoping that by the end of next week it will all be “ours”! That will be my main “posting area” so please make sure to check often. That doesn’t mean that I won’t send emails ( which I also hope to update shortly) and post on Facebook, but check the Grad Page frequently- There you will find the updated “Brag Sheet”, Scholarships, Monthly Checklist, Post-Secondary Visits and Info and much more. For instance, I have a glossary of Post-Secondary Terms to help you better understand some of the “lingo” on applications and on Post Secondary websites.
  2. Scholarships- info will be posted as stated above, put please check the SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN BOARD in the Counselling Suite- that is where the most current info that is forwarded to the school can be found.
  3. Upcoming in October: *Remember OCTOBER 1- Langara application opens ( other colleges also may have applications “openings “ at the beginning of October- please check*  October 2,  UBC Info Night @ Magee7-8pm, October 3 Canadian University Event @ Metrotown Hilton @ 6:30pm, October 12-Education Planner ( how to apply to BC post- secondary  schools) @11:30am in the Auditorium  and there are more……
  4. Know your PEN ( 9 digit number)
  5. Check out  The Ministry of Education’s  Dogwood Planner which contains information on provincial assessments/examinations, receiving and sending transcripts, applying to post-secondary institutions, and much more- http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12/support/graduation/bc_dogwood_planner_eng.pdf-

 

 

UBC - Term 2 Self Reporting Clarification
 
The self-reporting function will be available on Magee’s students’ UBC portal until April 13; however, the sooner you self-report your grades, the more time UBC will have to assess your grades together with your personal profiles. So…. if you are able to enter your grades and upload your report cards as soon as possible after you receive your report cards that would be great!
 
 
Thank you for letting me know that you needed clarification….this is what I received from UBC on your behalf! Please see me if you have any questions - Ms. Lercher

 

Did you apply to or want to apply to BCIT?
 
 
A representative from   BCIT will be at Magee to provide one to one advising on Wednesday, March 7 11:35am-12:15pm  in the Counselling Suite.
 
Sign up on Mrs. Lercher’s door for an appointment since space may be limited!               

 

 

CAPILANO University
 
Did you apply to Capilano University?
One on One Advising
For:
Students who have ALREADY applied
 
*If you haven’t applied but have questions, please feel free to come by also!
 
Tuesday, February 27
Counselling Suite
11:35am to 12:15pm

 

UBC Updates: February 2018
 
Although UBC's application deadline has passed, some programs are still accepting applications. Remaining program applications may close at any time without notice, so please encourage your students to submit their applications as soon as possible. 
Students have applied to UBC. Now what?
Depending on the degree they applied to, the quality of their application, and when their grades become available, they can expect an admissions decision between now and late April.
But there's still work to be done! Direct your students to our “I’ve applied. Now what?” webpage for important information (including a video).
Self-Reporting
UBC will be hosting online Q&A events about self-reporting – please direct your students to the self-reporting instructions page and our Admissions Blog for updates on these events to have their questions answered. 
English Language Admission Standard
All applicants to UBC must meet the English Language Admission Standard (ELAS). There are a number of ways to meet this requirement, but the most common ways include:
  • Completing three years of full-time English curriculum studies in Canada
  • Completing four years of full-time English curriculum studies outside of Canada (in a country where English is the principal language)
  • Achieving a minimum score on an English language proficiency test 
 
Sincerely,
UBC Enrolment Services
The University of British Columbia

 

 

February 2018 RETURN Visits
 
Intended for all students who have applied for the universities listed below. You will receive the latest updates regarding: transcripts, housing, registration of classes etc. directly from these universities.
 
Take advantage of their choosing to come back to Magee to speak with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
20                 SFU                                              11:45-12:15pm       Magee Auditorium
21                 Huron (Western U)                         8:00-8:35am            Counselling Suite
 
(Sign up on Mrs. Lercher’s Door)

 

 

PSI CHOICES FORM:
 
Grads are reminded that you are to complete your PSI Choices Form by February 14, 2018. Please go to the Ministry of Education’s   http://www.StudentTranscripts.gov.bc.ca  , register for a BCeID, log in to the STS with your BCeID,  follow the prompts from your dashboard , make post-secondary selections,  *ensure that you select “Send Interim and Final Marks when they become available.” Any questions? See Mrs. Lercher &/or check your Feb 2 and 9 email to review power point instructions.                                                                                                                                    

 

SFU Updates
New Admission Requirements for Fall 2019
Information was recently emailed to all B.C. high school counsellors outlining the changes to our admission requirements for students applying for Fall 2019 and onwards. The new admission model will be phased in over two years; detailed information for you, your students, and parents is available at www.sfu.ca/students/adm-req-2019-2020.html.
Please direct any questions to admissionsteam@sfu.ca; this will allow us to respond to you in a timely manner.
  
Fall 2018 Admission Update
The self-reporting grades portal is now open. Scholarship applicants must self-report their grades by February 15, Beedie School of Business applicants by February 28, and all other applicants by April 30. Students may self-report interim grades for online/distance courses, however, these courses must be 100% complete by April 30. Students who have already applied may still change their program choice online on or before April 30, except to the Beedie School of Business. Please keep in mind that the application deadline for all programs is February 28.
    
Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarships
The application for SFU’s Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarships closed on January 15. The deadline for submission for supporting documents, including references, is February 15.
   
Darcy and Karina Biagioni Family Scholarship
SFU is thrilled to introduce the Darcy and Karina Biagioni Family Scholarship. Valued at $50,000 over four years, this entrance scholarship is available to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents graduating from a B.C. high school. Applicants will be considered based on their application to the Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship. Applications from academically strong students who have experienced financial or other life challenges are encouraged.
    
Schulich Leader Scholarships  
Launched in 2012, this $100 million program funds 50 undergraduate scholarships each year, across top Canadian universities. Two are available at SFU.
Events
Next Steps Information Sessions
From March through May, SFU’s Student Recruitment team will be holding Next Steps Information Sessions on and off campus to welcome admitted applicants to the SFU community. Events will be held on Burnaby and Surrey campuses, as well as in the Okanagan and South Vancouver Island and online.
 
  
Spring Break Tours
With spring break just around the corner, SFU will be hosting a number of expanded tours to accommodate all of our campus visitors and to provide more information about undergraduate academic opportunities on campus. Spring break tours will begin in late March. Please keep an eye on our tours website for updates and registration.
 
 
Get a Taste of Campus Life with FASS
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is opening its doors this spring to high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12, and their teachers. High school classes are invited to attend a lecture, participate in a campus tour, and learn about admissions and program options. FASS faculty members may also be available to visit your high school classroom to present current research related to your curriculum teachings. There is no fee for this field trip. If you have any questions, contact Tammy Theis at DiscoverFASS@sfu.ca.
 
News
AASHE Sustainable Campus
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) announced SFU as a finalist for the 2017 AASHE Sustainability Awards in the Campus category for our outstanding work in advancing in sustainability through the Institution's 20-Year Sustainability Vision and Goals.
 
 
SFU Author Wins 2017 Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
This November, SFU English professor David Chariandy walked away with the $50,000 Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for his second novel, Brother. The book also made the Giller Prize long list this year, and it is Chariandy’s second critically acclaimed novel--his first, Soucouyant (Arsenal Pulp), was nominated for several literary awards including the 2007 Giller Prize and 2007 Governor General’s Award.
 
 

 

Pedalheads
 
We would love to hire students from Magee School to join the Pedalheads team!

Over the years we have hired thousands of high school students from local lower mainland schools. This is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience (for many it’s their first official job)

For March Break, we are looking for students in grades 10-12 to apply with us as paid instructors (Must be turning at least 16 by December 31).

We are running our March Break Camps in 3 locations during the weeks of March 19 - 23 and March 26 - 29:
  • Vancouver (Pt. Grey) @ Jericho Hill Centre
  • Vancouver (Arbutus) @ Prince of Wales Secondary
  • North Vancouver (Lynn Valley) @ Brockton Preparatory School
    Details of the paid instructor position:
  • Instruct children from the beginner biking stage all the way to more advanced skill levels (road riding and mountain biking)
  • If students are able to ride a bike there will be a place for them to work as instructors (They do not have to be experts!)
  • Must be available to work at least one week of March Break (March 19 - 23 & March 26 - 29)
*Preference will however be given to those that are available both weeks
  • Must be available from 8am – 4pm each day
  • First Aid is a major asset
  • Must have access to a bike and helmet
 Perks of the job:
  • Great addition to resume
  • Great experience working with kids
  • Work outside
  • Ride a bike at work!
  • Work with friends
  • Make some money over the break
  • Receive a reference letter upon work completion
DEADLINE to apply for our paid instructor position is February 12  but we strongly suggest students apply early to guarantee an interview time. Positions will fill up fast! 

***While opportunities exist, all applicants will receive an invitation to attend a group interview or phone interview!***

Details of the volunteer position:
  • Volunteers (Jr. Instructors) will assist instructors with teaching kids of various biking skill levels (ex. Setting up obstacle courses and riding with classes)
  • Must be available for at least one full week of half day camps
  • All those that apply to become volunteers (grade 8’s and 9’s) will be accepted!

The University of Warwick

 

Greetings from Warwick!
 
In preparation for Spring Break, if any of your students mention that they’re travelling to the UK for vacation, please let them know that they’re very welcome to visit Warwick and they can do this as a day trip from London.
 
We will be holding our next Warwick Talk and Tour on Friday March 9th.  We also offer bespoke visits Monday to Friday all year round (except public holidays) and have an easy to complete online booking form if your students are travelling over during Spring break or at another time.  Warwick Business School additionally holds daily information sessions at 11am and 2pm Monday to Friday and features a separate Warwick Business School online booking form.  Warwick Business School is currently ranked 3rd in the UK for Accounting & Finance and 4th for Management (Guardian 2018).  For Politics, Warwick is ranked 3rd in the UK (Times 2018) and for Economics we’re ranked top 25 in the world (QS World University Rankings).
 
Our next Open Days will be held on Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23
 
Just in case it’s useful to be aware of, we have a new BSc in Cyber Security which is one of only two BSc degrees in the UK that have National Cyber Security Centre provisional certification.  We’re also recognised as a GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research.  GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) is the UK’s equivalent to the USA’s National Security Agency, with whom GCHQ has a strong relationship.
 
We excel in STEM across Computer Sciences, Engineering, Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Psychology, Life Sciences, Physics and Chemistry.
 
Our broader 3 year degree programmes include:
 
·         Liberal Arts
·         Politics, Philosophy & Law
·         Law & Business Studies
·         Law with Humanities
·         Law with Social Sciences
 
Our BA Liberal Arts takes an approach that is typified by critical approaches to skills development, and often features a more structured programme than those found in North America.  Students are able to focus on themes or subjects of interest to them, through taking a disciplinary of specialist pathway.  We offer useful information about different approaches to Liberal Education (differentiating North American vs European approaches) to demonstrate Warwick’s model in comparison to other programmes here.  Our course overview offers details on our different pathways which are:
 
Disciplinary Interests
Classics; Economics; English; Film and Television Studies; History; Languages; Life Sciences; Philosophy; Theatre & Performance Studies
 
Specialist Interests
Food Security; Global Sustainable Development; Social Justice
 
Further information about our BA Liberal Arts is available here and we have a short video available on Youtube here.  We also publish a useful FAQ which details more about the unique features of the Warwick BA Liberal Arts.
 
Our BASc in Global Sustainable Development addresses the key issues that all the world’s nations have identified as central to our future.  Global Sustainable Development can be taken as a single honours degree (containing modules from departments across the university) or as a joint honours degree combined with Biology, Business, Economics, History, Philosophy, Politics & International Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or Theatre & Performance Studies.  Find out more about our degrees in Global Sustainable Development here.  You can read blogs from our students here.  Warwick's BASc in Global Sustainable Development takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining global issues, looking at the different solutions offered, their implications, limitations and interconnectivity.  As part of this degree, students will be able to work with others studying different disciplines to explore the environmental, social and economic aspects of an issue, and develop their own independent research project focusing on the issues that interest them most.  The degree structure includes a comprehensive research methods training programme that is fully integrated into the course.  Students can choose to spend part of their second year overseas at one of our partner institutions, including a leading university in Australia.  You can find useful FAQs about our Global Sustainable Development degrees, including information on the UCAS personal statement here.
 

Sarah Jamieson
Regional Officer (North America)

 

University of Victoria Update
 
A University of Victoria representative is returning to see all students who have already applied, are in the process of applying or are hoping to apply. He has important admission updates.
 Wednesday, February 7
3:15pm -4:00 pm- Counselling Suite
Sign up on Mrs. Lercher’s door

 

Gap Year Presentation

 

Stratford Hall is once again hosting a Gap Year Fair on Saturday, February 17th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
 
Please share the Eventbrite link with interested students so that they can register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usa-gap-year-fair-2018-vancouver-bc-canada-registration-39196274111.

 

Capilano Upcoming Events
 
Please contact Mrs. Lercher by February 1  if you would like her to arrange an advisor from Capilano to meet with you ( even one student is OK) at Magee. She will be happy to do that!  
 
Other Upcoming Events at Capilano!
 
1.     Explore Capilano Info Night is on Thursday March 1st, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Students can also watch for an opportunity to RSVP for the event at: https://www.capilanou.ca/future/visit-cap/Explore-Capilano/
 
2.    School of Motion Picture Arts is also holding another Open House Event for Film and Animation on Saturday February 24th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  More information can be found at: https://www.capilanou.ca/animation/events/Bosa-Centre-for-Film---Animation-Open-House/

 

 

Concordia Open House
 
Vancouver Information Session
Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Q&A session to follow)
Delta Vancouver Suites
550 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6B 1L6
 
Explore UVic
 
Whether you're applying for September 2018 or just thinking ahead, Explore UVic is your chance to see what we're all about. We're excited to welcome you to our campus and show you all of the reasons why UVic students love being a part of our extraordinary academic environment.
Are you energized by world-class programs? Do you have a strong desire to make an impact? Or are you just looking for opportunities that you can't get anywhere else?
Whatever it is that motivates you, you'll find it at the University of Victoria.
International Experience Canada
Work and travel in Canada with International Experience Canada
Become a candidate in the International Experience Canada (IEC) pool(s), get an Invitation to Apply and apply for a work permit.
 
For more information, please click here
 

 

From University of Toronto, January 11, 2017
 
If your students have not yet applied to U of T, there is good news! The application deadline has been extended for most programs. You can find a list of those updated deadlines here: http://future.utoronto.ca/apply/important-application-dates
As a result, our deadline for supporting documents has been extended and those dates can be found at the link above as well.
This year, applicants from BC are required to self-report their grades and that form opened on January 4. The deadline to submit the self-report form will now coincide with the extended document deadlines linked above.
When completing this form, students should be aware of two vital requirements:
  1. Students may only select and report approved academic subjects. A full list of approved courses are available on our website here: http://www.future.utoronto.ca/apply/requirements/canadian-high-school.
    As an example, the Ministry of Education “Social Studies 11” is not considered an approved academic course for admission and cannot be reported, even though it may be a high school diploma requirement.
  2. If students have accidentally submitted the form before listing all their courses or need to make any corrections to the form (for example, they’ve reported something incorrectly), they should let us know as soon as possible so that we can re-open the form. Have your students email us with their U of T applicant number as soon as possible.
If you or your students have any questions about U of T, I’d also like to take a moment to introduce our new British Columbia representative:
Emily Nicotera is our new Senior Recruitment Officer emily.nicotera@utoronto.ca.
  
January UBC Update
 
Happy new year, and welcome back to our monthly UBC updates! We’d like to remind you that the final application deadline for the 2018/2019 academic year is January 15, 2018. You and your students can review the application process online. If you have any questions about applying, be sure to check out the latest post on the UBC admissions blog. We will reach out to applicants in late January via email with more information about the collection of grades.
 

Aboriginal self-identification

Students who wish to discuss self-identification on their UBC application with an advisor for Aboriginal students can connect with us at aboriginal.recruitment@ubc.ca.
 

Waiving the language 11 requirement

Applicants to UBC's Vancouver campus are required to have a grade 11 language in addition to English. Students who entered the BC/Yukon school system after Grade 9 can choose to waive this requirement by having their school counsellor or principal submit a written request on their behalf to language11.waiver@ubc.ca by February 15, 2018. Please include the student’s UBC reference number, as well as the grade at which and date when the student entered the BC/Yukon system.
 
Students who have a diagnosed disability are also eligible to waive this requirement, and should submit a form and letter to Access & Diversity at UBC by January 31, 2018.
 
Transfer standing, External Language Certificates, and External Language Assessments granted at the grade 11 level may also be used to meet this requirement.
 

Physics/Chemistry 12 waiver for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Vancouver)

Outstanding students who are interested in applying to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) on the Vancouver campus but who are missing Physics 12 or Chemistry 12 (or their equivalents) are encouraged to apply without this requirement. You will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
 

Program spotlight: Bachelor of Management (Okanagan)

In a world of complex challenges, students don’t only need answers – they also need to ask the right questions. The Bachelor of Management prepares students with critical thinking skills to explore the rapidly changing world around them.
 
Over four years, the Bachelor of Management integrates courses in management with others in arts and sciences, like economics, psychology, and sociology. Students take foundation courses in accounting, technology, finance, HR, marketing, organizational behavior and sustainability, and then broaden their horizons with rigorous learning in upper-level electives.
 
That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more information about the 2019 admissions process - we will be posting updated content on our student website by the end of February. We look forward to connecting with you again next month.
 
Sincerely,
UBC Enrolment Services
The University of British Columbia
 
 
UBC Sauder BCom Information Session
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Information Sessions and Building Tours at the UBC Sauder School of Business - new 2018 dates.
These small gatherings provide a casual setting for prospective students in grades 8-12 to visit the UBC Vancouver campus and learn more about the BCom program. We invite students to take advantage of this opportunity to explore their career possibilities in business. The upcoming sessions are as follows:
·         January 29th: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
·         February 19th: 10:00am – 11:30am
·         March 20th: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
·         March 29th: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
·         April 27th: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
 
Sign up for a UBC Sauder BCom Information Session to see if a Bachelor of Commerce degree is the right fit for you. Find more information and register at: sauderundergraduateoffice.eventbrite.com.

 

Transcripts
  • The STS portal ( through the Ministry of Education) ONLY shows COMPLETED Grades 10-12 courses.
  • If the post secondary institution you have applied to is requesting your Term 1 marks you can either scan & upload your report card(or updated DVR) in the institution's portal  &/or see Ms. Lercher regarding the process if you are not sure.
📂NOTE: Each university or college will communicate its instructions regarding timelines and its process. 
 
U of T transcript Update:  Upload transcript.
Ms. Lercher will be visiting English 12 classes soon to share other updates.

 

Thompson Rivers University (TRU= Transcript ) Update
 
Transcript Requirements - CLARIFICATION EMAIL \This email was to be sent back in December but for some reason our system cancelled the scheduled send. We apologize for the delay in this reaching you.


We had received a few emails and phone calls since our last email asking for clarification, I thought it best to follow up and clarify a few pieces below. 

Please see the notes in red.
In order for a student to complete their application, we require the following:  
  1. An official transcript mailed directly from the Ministry to TRU (we are aware that this only shows final grade 10 and 11 grades - this is what we want) or we will continue to accept transcripts provided by your school.
    • Note: students have the choice to mail or email a transcript. There is a $10 fee for email, therefore, we prefer the transcripts to be mailed.
  2. Official interim and final grades sent electronically from the Ministry to TRU.(TRAX)
This is a two step process, students need to select both options above when in the Student Transcript Service. 
For all open and some limited admission programs, the ministry transcript is all that is needed.

However, if a student is applying for a competitive (selective) admission program such as Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Animal Health Technology or Engineering they may need to submit an interim grade sheet or a copy of the BC Diploma Verification to show courses in progress and interim marks. To submit these additional documents they need to be:
  1. in a sealed envelope sent directly from the school (note; as long as the transcript is in a sealed envelope, the student can also mail this) or
  2. sent through an administrator or a Counsellors' school district email account (not from the student themselves) (administrator can be an office assistant, counselling secretary, principal, vice principal, anyone at the school who is not the student who can confirm the validity of the transcript, unfortunately PDF's can be altered quite easily. 
One of the biggest changes this year to our admission process is that offers of admission will not be processed until an official interim transcript has been received from the Ministry. 

If you or a student has questions about this process, please feel free to call our Future Students office at 250-828-5006.

We'd love to hear from you if you continue to need clarification, we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
 
Corpus Christi College/Saint Mark's College Admissions Day
 
Thanks for your continued support for Corpus Christi College!  
 
Your students are invited to join us for Admissions Day on January 10, 2018 between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m..   
 
Prospective students have the opportunity to accelerate their applications to Corpus Christi College. They can:
  • Start, advance or complete applications
  • Submit application documents
  • Complete an admissions interview
Applicants who have completed their application and submitted all documentation are eligible for an Accelerated Admissions Interview. Following the Accelerated Admissions Interview, the interviewer will provide a verbal acceptance decision.  
 
A prospect can start the day as an applicant and end the day as a student admitted to Corpus!
Future students can RSVP here. We hope to see your students on campus!
 
Admissions Office
604.822.6862 ext. 115
 
University of Saskatchewan Updates

Upcoming dates and deadlines

January 12
Indigenous Spend-a-Day

February 5 - 9
Indigenous Achievement Week 

February 15
• Deadline to apply for regular admission to be eligible to apply for Competitive Entrance Awards

• Deadline to apply for regular admission for 2018 Fall Term for:
     -Agriculture and Bioresources 
     -Education
     -Edwards School of Business
     -Engineering
     -Kinesiology

March 1
• Deadline to submit the application for Competitive Entrance Awards and supporting documents required for specific awards

• Deadline to submit transcripts and other supporting documents for:
     -Agriculture and Bioresources 
     -Education
     -Edwards School of Business
     -Engineering
     -Kinesiology
 
 
 
Transcripts -Term 1- READ CAREFULLY 👀
 
1.     Be sure to check with each post -secondary school where you have applied and  read guidelines for submitting your transcripts
( Grade 12 Term 1 courses & marks AND other courses/marks when requested)
2.     Submitting Transcript Information’ is usually available in your individual university (or college} student portal account &/ or through email from the university or college.
3.     If you are required to mail your transcript directly to the institution, please see Mrs. Lercher for ‘ Transcript Request Form’.
4.     For clarification, you can always contact the institution directly &/ or SEE MRS. LERCHER.
5.     Term 2 & Final Marks Information will be reviewed by Mrs. Lercher in the New Year.
 
Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Upcoming Information Sessions at KPU
 
Faculty of Arts
Education Assistant Certificate Program
* Monday, January 15, 4-6pm, Langley Campus Room West 1030
* Wednesday, February 21, 7-9pm, Langley Campus, Room West 1030
* Link to register: http://www.kpu.ca/arts/edas/info-session
 
Music
* Tuesday, January 9, 7:30pm, Langley Campus Room West 1030
* Thursday, March 1, 7:30pm, Langley Campus Room West 1030
 
Faculty of Health
Health Unit Coordinator Certificate Program
* Wednesday, January 31, 4-6pm, Langley Campus, Room East 1645
* Wednesday, February 28, 4-6pm, Langley Campus, Room East 1645
* Link to register: http://www.kpu.ca/health/info-sessions/hauc
 
Health Care Assistant Certificate Program
* Wednesday, January, 17, 7-8:30pm, Surrey Campus, Room TBA
* Tuesday, February 20, 7-8:30pm, Langley Campus, Room TBA
* Link to register: http://www.kpu.ca/health/info-sessions/hcap
 
Faculty of Science & Horticulture
* More to come in the New Year
 
Faculty of Trades & Technology
KPU Trades & Tech Program Expo (Includes tours and information one-on-one with faculty)
* Tuesday, January 16, 4-6:30pm, Cloverdale Campus
* Monday, April 16, 4-6:30pm, Cloverdale Campus
* Link to register: http://www.kpu.ca/trades/program-expo
 
Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement
Access Programs for People with Disabilities (APPD)
* Thursday, February 1, 9am-11am, Richmond Campus Room 2550B
* Thursday, February 1, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Room Cedar 1205A
* Friday, February 2, 9am-11am, Langley Campus Room West 1030
 
The Wilson School of Design
Bachelor of Interior Design
* Portfolio Workshop
o Saturday, January 20, 10am-12pm, Wilson School of Design
o For more information visit: http://www.kpu.ca/design/interior-design/news
 
Bachelor of Product Design Portfolio Builder Workshop
* “Foarm It” Saturday, February 17, 10am-12pm, Richmond Campus, Room TBA
* “Inspiration Boards” Saturday, March 17 10am-12pm, Richmond Campus Room TBA
* Register for these workshops at: http://www.kpu.ca/portfolio-builder-workshops-2017-18- registration
 
Bachelor of Fashion and Technology
* Designer Spotlight
o Wednesday, January 31, 4-7pm, Wilson School of Design
o For more info: http://www.kpu.ca/fashion
* Portfolio Workshops
o Saturday, January 27, Time TBA, Richmond Campus
o Saturday, February 3, Time TBA, Richmond Campus
o Saturday, February 10, Time TBA, Richmond Campus
* Portfolio Reviews
o Dates TBA
 
Bachelor of Graphic Design for Marketing
* Portfolio Workshop
o Saturday, January 20, 10am-12pm
o Sign up at: http://www.kpu.ca/design/info-sessions
* Early Application Interview & Portfolio Reviews
o Saturday, February 10, Time TBA
o Sign up at: gdma@kpu.ca
 
Youth Ambassador for International Experience Canada (IEC)
 
IEC enables Canadian youth between the ages of 18-35 to work, travel and/or study abroad in over 33 countries the Canadian government has partnered with. 

How? As a Canadian government program, IEC facilitates the visa acquisition process for Canadian youth to go abroad for 1, sometimes 2 years depending on the country. 
 
Please see Mrs. Lercher if you are unable to open website J
 

Have you signed your TVR?

 
Reminder: if you have not yet signed your TVR during Mrs. Lercher’s November visit to your English 12 class OR you are not currently in Grade 12 English but are in a Grade 12 homeroom and you have not yet signed your TVR then please see Mrs. Lercher @ 11:35am in the Counselling Suite, Thursday, December 7, 2017.
 
 
Attention Grade 12’s- TRANSCRIPTS
 
Mrs. Lercher has now completed her visits to all the English 12 classes where each student reviewed his/her transcript. We also discussed other important items such as: how to request transcripts; PSI timelines; deadlines; and much more.
 
For any student who: missed her presentation, has already completed English 12, is currently enrolled in English 10 or 11, you are reminded to attend an important meeting on Thursday, December 7 @ 11:35am promptly in The Counselling Suite. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mrs. Lercher ASAP to make other arrangements. Please note: If you are currently enrolled in ELL English - another meeting date and time will be posted soon!

 

 

 

SFU Admissions and Scholarships
Admissions
International Baccalaureate (IB): We will no longer use predicted bonus points in the early/conditional admissions process. Bonus points will be used to confirm final admission decisions.
Fall 2018 Admission Requirements: There will be no changes to our admission requirements for the Fall 2018 term. In January 2018, we will provide an update to the schools with further details regarding changes to our admission requirements for Fall 2019 and Fall 2020.
New Student Transcripts Service: There will be no changes to the way our admissions team receives grades from high school applicants for the upcoming Fall, 2018 term:
  • Self-reported grades are still required
  •  Interim TRAX (Ministry) data received in May
  •  Final TRAX (Ministry) data received late July
Do you know any students with superior academic standing (90% average or higher) who would be interested in taking courses at SFU as a concurrent studies student? The application deadline for Fall 2018 (September start) is June 30, 2018. Find out more ...
SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship Program
The SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship Program is new for students intending to enroll at SFU in Fall 2018.  Geared towards high school students who demonstrate excellence in both their academic and extracurricular pursuits, the scholarships range in value from $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover tuition and supplementary mandatory fees. Further funding, in the form of a living allowance, may be offered to support exceptionally talented students with demonstrated financial need.  
High school students with a minimum 90% admission average (or 31 International Baccalaureate points – predicted bonus points are not considered in the calculation) are eligible to apply.
In addition to funding, our program includes supports like welcome sessions, dedicated academic advising, and mentorship.  
Please be advised that SFU is no longer offering automatic or school specific entrance scholarships to high school students.  All students considering an entrance scholarship must apply to the SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship Program. 
The online application is now open and the deadline is January 15, 2018. Supporting documentation, including support from references, must be submitted by February 15th, 2018. Note: an upload of an official transcript for the scholarship application from the school will not be required this year. Within the application, students are informed that they should identify and speak with a high school teacher, counsellor, or principal who would be able to speak in detail to the student's academic and/or extracurricular involvement, before submitting the name of a referee. In some instances, the information required in the reference may involve a collaborative conversation between a teacher and a counsellor where information is shared to finalize the online reference request.  
 
 
 
 
Vancouver Police Student Challenge ( March 17-25)
 
If you want to experience what it’s like to be a police officer, this is your opportunity. Applications and more information are available from: Constable Wong- Moon, Mrs. Lercher  or go to vpd.ca. Application Deadline: by Friday, November 24, 2017.                                                                                                                                                                        
 
Douglas College Applications:
 
At Douglas College, applications for Fall 2018 open at 8:30am on October 2, 2017.
 
Many of our programs are first-qualified, first-admitted so applying early is crucial. Popular programs such as Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing Applicants, (the pathway into Bachelor of Science in Nursing) fill up quickly – typically by 4:00pm same day. Once full, these programs will close their applications. Students interested in these programs should apply first thing on Monday, October 2, 2017.
 
Note: Our Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing Applicants programs do have a select number of seats set aside for high school and aboriginal students.
 
Only two Douglas College programs have application deadlines: Dental Assisting on February 1, 2018 and Veterinary Technology on January 15, 2018. The remainder of our programs typically remain open until full.
 
Applying early sets students up for success so please make note of the date,
 
 
 
 
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