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Upcoming University Counselling Office virtual events

Monday, October 4, 7–8 p.m.
University Counselling presents: Applying to Canadian Universities
On October 4, click the Zoom link

Canada is big! In this session we will learn not only about the various universities and programs but also about the opportunities presented by studying at any one of Canada’s post-secondary institutions. From specialized programs such as classic animation to the benefits of pursuing a co-op program, Canadian universities have something for every student. 


Upcoming Virtual University Events

University highlight: Tufts University

A Conversation with the LGBT Center – Thursday, September 30, 6–7 p.m. EDT.

Come learn about the programming, advising, and educational resources provided by the center that aim to improve the experience of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans people at Tufts.

Register here.

Student Experience Panel – Friday, October 1, 10–11 a.m. EDT. Curious about what it’s like to be a Tufts student? Come join some current students for a conversation all about the student experience. Bring your questions, too!

Register here.

Faculty Panel – Tuesday, October 5, 5–6 p.m. EDT. Join Tufts professors for an in-depth look at their academic and research opportunities. Learn about their experiences with undergraduates at Tufts and get advice on how to engage with professors both inside and outside of the classroom. Meet Silvia Bottinelli, Senior Lecturer, School of the Museum of Fine Arts; Remco Chang, Associate Professor of Computer Science; Deborah Schildkraut, Professor of Political Science; Sam Sommers, Professor of Psychology. 

Register here.

Jewish Life at Tufts – Wednesday, October 6, 8–9:00 p.m. EDT. Join JT Duck, Dean of Admissions, and Naftali Brawer, Tufts’ Rabbi and Jewish Chaplain, for a conversation on the richness of Jewish life at Tufts and the resources available to the Jewish community on campus. 

Register here.


Scottish University Highlight:

University of Edinburgh Virtual Days – Saturday, October 2:

Join the University of Edinburgh during its Virtual Open Days to learn and ask questions about this historic university: learn more


U.S. Group Virtual Events: 

Join Brown, UChicago, Columbia, Cornell and Rice on October 4, at 7 p.m. for a virtual information session for prospective students and their families. Sessions include a brief overview of each institution, information on admissions and financial aid, and a chance to ask questions of admissions representatives.

Join the event. 

Hamilton College, Macalester College, University of Richmond, Sewanee: The University of the South, and Vanderbilt University will host a group event with admission officers and current students so you can learn all about these southern universities.

Join the event


Irish Universities Virtual Event for Canadian Students – Saturday, October 2:

 Join the event.


Ryerson University Virtual Open House Events: 

Here’s the Ryerson event link


Scholarship Information:

No nominations required for the scholarships listed below — check them out!

U of T National Scholarship, due Oct 21: see details

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership, due Nov 15: see details

Emory University Woodruff Scholars Program, due November 15 (or November 1 if applying ED): see details

Robertson Scholars (Duke or UNC), due November 15: see details.