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 Glossary of Postsecondary Terms:

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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-


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:
* 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:
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:
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:
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:
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: registration
Bachelor of Fashion and Technology
* Designer Spotlight
o Wednesday, January 31, 4-7pm, Wilson School of Design
o For more info:
* 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:
* Early Application Interview & Portfolio Reviews
o Saturday, February 10, Time TBA
o Sign up at:
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.
Corpus Christi Preview Night:
If you know of any students still looking to start their university studies next year, they have an opportunity to learn why Corpus Christi College is a great option at our upcoming Preview Night! Prospective students and their families will meet with faculty, staff and current students, and learn more about our programs. All are encouraged to bring questions for our panel. The Preview Night will be held on campus at 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1J7 on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 starting at 7:00 p.m..
Space is limited! To RSVP for the event, please click the following link: If your students are unavailable to come out, we in the Admissions Office are more than happy to visit your school for a presentation and/or booth.
Gustavson School of Business
See things differently: Business at the University of Victoria
Are you Innovative, Creative, and Considering Business?
You want to make a difference and know you can - are International at heart - and want work experience in a vibrant learning culture. BCom is the degree for you! Students graduate from the Gustavson BCom Program feeling confident, assured and excited about their future.
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 8:00 – 8:30am
Location: Counselling Suite
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!



 University of Toronto:


Undergraduate admissions is strongly encouraging applicants to submit their completed application forms soon if you have not done so already. Reminder: The U of T recruiter will be here this Thursday, November 30 @ 11:30am in the Counselling Suite to give you more updates and information.  



SFU Entrance Scholarship and Business( Beedie) Supplemental Application- CLARIFICATION
Attention Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarships and Beedie School of Business Applicants. This information is specific to students with an average of 90% eligible to apply for our Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarships and interested in applying to our Beedie School of Business. The complete and eligible entrance scholarship application can be used in lieu of the Supplemental Application for admission to the Beedie School of Business. Complete and eligible entrance scholarship applications will be forwarded to the Beedie School of Business.
However, if applicants have submitted their supplemental application for Beedie, they are still required to submit an application for the entrance scholarships. The Beedie School of Business Supplemental Application will not be forwarded to Entrance Scholarships.
University of Toronto – Information Session
Our team will be in Vancouver on Monday, November 27 hosting a U of T Information Session at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Any students interested in U of T, should know about this special event. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about our programs, the application process and meet with representatives from Arts & Science, Architectural & Visual Studies, Engineering, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Music, U of T Mississauga and U of T Scarborough.
Monday, November 27, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
SFU Admissions and Scholarships
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.  
Engineering/Applied Science Open House on Nov 18!
Greetings from UBC Applied Science in Vancouver, Canada. 

We're inviting you to our biggest event all year for students interested in engineering
and architecture: Applied Science Open House.  
10am to 4pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the UBC Vancouver Campus
  • Meet UBC Applied Science students, esteemed faculty and knowledgeable advisors
  • Explore all programs available and tour our labs
  • Find out about our new Biomedical Engineering program
  • Explore career options in our Co-Op program and with career advisors
  • Ask academic advisors your admission and application questions
  • Attend presentations on admissions and engineering
  • Visit our robot and mechanical engineering demonstration rooms
RSVP & sign up for lab tours here:
  1. Also: Eng-cite Mentor Panel and Lunch for Grade 10-12 Girls – at the Open House:
This is an opportunity for girls to talk to women who are currently studying engineering or working in the industry.
Interested girls should RSVP:

Please share this exciting opportunity with students, friends and colleagues.
Warm regards,
Applied Science Outreach Team
Faculty of Applied Science
YWCA YOUth: Media Literacy Conference 2017
My name is Sarah and I am from the YWCA Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
Did you know that the average teen spends 6.5 hours a day consuming media? We believe that teaching them to critically engage with what they see on screen can help create positive change in the communities.
On Saturday, November 25, 2017 the YAC is hosting a media literacy conference called YOUth : Navigating the World of Media for youth which consists of multiple workshops that educate youth about important issues in media like:
  • HYPER(masculinity + sexualization)
  • Reconciliation 150+ and Indigenous Representation
  • REPRESENT: The Diversity Gap in Media
  • InvisAblities: Privilege and Ableism
Anyone interested in attending the conference can register here:
I have attached both the English and French version of the conference poster in this email. Please forward this email to your students and share with anyone who might be interested!
If you have any questions please contact Miley Leong at
Thank you,
Sarah Park
YWCA Youth Advisory Council
(by Common App OR other college/university application)
In order for Ms. Lercher to complete and submit the school and counsellor forms on your behalf, Grade 12 students must:
1.     Thursday, November 9: Attend a mandatory info meeting in the Counselling Suite @ 11:30am. Further explanations of expected Magee timelines/deadlines and information will be discussed.
2.     NO LATER THAN Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Completed brag sheets (type written), available outside of my office or on the Grad Page are submitted to Ms. Lercher.
3.     NO LATER THAN Wednesday, November 15, 2017
I must receive your Common App (or other college/university application) electronic &/or paper request
Please see me if you have any questions! Thank you, Mrs. Lercher
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 Application Deadline: by Friday, November 24, 2017.                                                                                                                                                                        
UBC Engineering Conference for Grade 12 Girls
Attention Grade 12 Girls Curious about Engineering …You are invited to a conference @ UBC,November 4. See further details and registration info available in the Counselling Suite!
October 20th 12:30PM – 2:00PM
Registration to attend can be found at the following link: Please note that more sessions will become available starting in 2018 that will correspond with Professional Development days to allow students to attend on their day off.
November 25, 2017 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Attendees will learn more about the BCom curriculum, tour UBC Sauder's teaching facilities, and hear about some of the unique extracurricular opportunities available to students from the diverse perspectives of our current students, instructors, and young alumni. The BCom admissions team will also be present to answer any questions about applying to UBC.
The McGill Information Session in Vancouver is scheduled on:
Date:           Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Time:           2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location:    York House School
      4176 Alexandra St.
      Vancouver, BC V6J 2V6
*(Enter school through main doors on Alexandra)
Registration is required on
  • Sign-in at
  • Click on 'Events'
  • Choose an information session
  • Click on 'Register Me'
Douglas College host monthly Information Sessions on both of our campuses. Students can register here. They will get a 30-minute presentation about the college – finances, admissions, services etc. Afterwards, they will meet with a representative from their program of interest.
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,
Canadian University Event
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Acadia University
Thompson Rivers University
Bishop's University
Trent University
Brock University
Trinity Western University
Capilano University
University of Alberta
Carleton University
University of British Columbia
Concordia University
University of Calgary
Dalhousie University
University of Fraser Valley
Emily Carr University
University of Guelph
Fairleigh Dickinson University
University of Guelph-Humber
Huron University College
University of King's College
King's University College
University of Lethbridge
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
University of Manitoba
MacEwan University
University of New Brunswick
Mount Allison University
University of Northern BC
Mount Royal University
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Nipissing University
University of Ottawa
Queen's University
University of Prince Edward Island
Quest University Canada
University of Regina
Royal Military College
University of Saskatchewan
Ryerson Univesity
University of Victoria
Saint Mary's University
University of Waterloo
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver Island University
St. Francis Xavier
Western University
The King's University
York University
The Marine Institute
YMCA High School Mentorship Program
Our program matches grade 11 and 12 girls with young professional female mentors. Matches are based on career and educational interests and meet once a month (October to June) to explore these interests. We also offer free Professional Development workshop to program participants throughout the school year (stress reduction, first year 101, networking and communication skills etc.).
For more information interested grade 11 and 12 girls can attend the High School Mentorship Information Session:
When:  Thursday, Oct 5 > 5 - 6pm
Where:  4th Floor – 535 Hornby St. Vancouver (YWCA Program Centre)
Any grade 11 or 12 girl who is considering her career possibilities and would like a mentor’s help to explore her career choices further can apply to our program.
In order to be considered for our program interested applicants must:
·         Contact by Oct 4 to book a mandatory short interview (at YWCA - 535 Hornby St. Vancouver)
·         Attend the interview and bring a completed Application Form (attached)
·         Attend and complete the mandatory training session (dates listed in application form)
Attached is our NEW application form and parent information form to distribute to girls who are interested in applying.
Girls that benefit most from our program are:
  • Committed
  • Motivated
  • Take Initiative 
Duke, Georgetown, Vanderbuilt, Northwestern and Johns Hopkins Info Sessions
The Vancouver student information sessions are scheduled for:
Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 PM at Collingwood School
Monday, October 23, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 PM at St. George’s School
To register:
Discover CPA | University Fair + Panel Discussion on Thursday, November 16, 2017
On behalf of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), I am pleased to host the Discover CPA | University Fair + Panel Discussion on Thursday, November 16, 2017. High school students from Grades 10 to 12 are invited to attend this educational event to learn more about accounting careers and to explore different university business programs. 
This event will feature nine business faculty representatives from universities in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island, as well as a panel of three young CPA professionals. Students will learn about the variety of career pathways available as a professional accountant and the business programs that can help get them there. 
Students are welcome to bring one parent or guardian to this event. Light refreshments will be provided. 
Registration: To RSVP, click here.
Event Name: Discover CPA | University Fair + Panel Discussion
When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel | 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC, V6E 4R5
To view a full listing of participating universities, please visit our website.