For more information, see the website:
Projects Abroad sends volunteers ages 16 and up to 29 countries to do over 150 different unpaid internships and service projects, including in fields such as teaching, medicine, and social work. Most volunteers go on gap years or during summer vacation, for as little as 2 weeks and up to a year.
For more information, see the website:
All students in grades 10 - 12 from across metro Vancouver are invited. Meet CBC personalities and learn all about News Day in BC. Sign up to attend one of these workshops held at the Alice Mackay Room at the Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch.
Saturday February 2:
11:00 a.m. - noon
Sunday February 3:
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For further information and to sign up:
UBC will notify students shortly after the application deadline (January 31) about how and when to self-report their grades. This year self-reporting is now mandatory. BC secondary school applicants who are instructed by UBC to self-report their grades must do so to be considered for admission.
A few steps students can take to make sure we are able to give them the most timely decision:
Personal Education Number: It is mandatory that students provide their PEN in order to self-report.
PSI Choices: UBC will only receive official transcripts from the Ministry of Education if the student has filled out the PSI choices form.
Distributed learning [online] courses: Students can only self-report distributed learning course grades that are on their home school report card or on their Ministry portal during the self-reporting period. As such, students should connect with their distributed learning course provider to make sure their grades will be sent to the Ministry. Note that the Ministry will only report grades for distributed learning courses that are at least 50% complete.
Thursday, January 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
20901 Langley By-Pass (at Glover Road)
Room 1030, First Floor, West Wing
Register for these free events:
High school students are invited to attend. We will give them all the information they need to find their path to UBC.
Students should register for this session:
January 23, 2013 at 7 pm
Michael Smith Laboratory Lecture Theatre
2185 East Mall
USA/CND Athletic Scholarship Process presentation:
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
South Delta Secondary
In the library
Followed immediately by:
SAT Preparation Expert presentation (about preparing for the SATs)
UVIC self-reporting of Grade 11 and 12 marks opens February 1, 2013. This is partly for admission purposes and partly for GPA-based Entrance Scholarships.
Grade 12 students:
If you have strong leadership experience in school activities and the community, good academic achievement, additional awards or honours, can write a short essay, and want to be considered for this opportunity, please let me know. Come to the Career Centre, pick up a Brag Sheet, and submit it (completed) to me (Ms Derksen) by January 22, 2013. If you are nominated by the Scholarship Committee to apply to the scholarship, I will let you know.
TRIUMF High School Fellowship--NOMINATION REQUIRED
The Fellowship program is for students who will enter the first year of a full-time science undergraduate degree program. The Fellowship includes an award of $3,000 and a six-week summer research position at TRIUMF, Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics. Although very important, academic performance is only part of the review criteria; the award is intended for individuals with a passion for science, particularly physics.
You must have completed both Physics 11 and 12 upon graduation, and chemistry is also recommended. You must be entering the first year of a full-time degree program within the sciences, engineering, or mathematics.
If you want to be considered for this opportunity, please let me know. Come to the Career Centre, pick up a Brag Sheet, and submit it (completed) to me (Ms Derksen) by Tuesday, January 22, 2013. If you are nominated by the Scholarship Committee to apply to the scholarship, I will let you know.