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Upcoming university visits to UCC

Tuesday, October 15 @ lunchtime in Room 140—Western University

Western University is one of the most popular choices for UCC graduates. Located in London, Ontario, it is best known for its programs in business, science, medicine, and the humanities. Western has introduced a summer co-op program for economic students who wish to apply their theoretical knowledge in a hands-on setting. The School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities and the Scholar’s Elective program offer enrichment and mentorship opportunities for strong students.

Tuesday, October 15 @ 3:30 in the Principal’s Boardroom—University of Miami

Located on a lovely 260-acre campus in Coral Gables, Florida, the University of Miami prides itself on offering a wide range of programs in liberal arts, architecture, business, music, engineering, and communications. Its highly rated Marine and Atmospheric Science program is located on a separate seaside campus. Unlike many selective U.S. colleges which offer only financial aid, University of Miami does have merit scholarships which can cover up to full tuition costs.

Tuesday, October 15 @ 3:30 in Room 128—Emerson College

Located in downtown Boston near the theatre district and major media outlets (and with facilities in both Los Angeles and the Netherlands), Emerson College is recognized for its excellence in performing arts, visual and media arts, writing, literature, publishing, journalism, communication sciences, marketing, and organizational and political communication.  The emphasis is on integrating experiential and classroom learning; students are expected to approach their courses with an eye to development as professionals in their fields.  Many internships are available across the U.S. and overseas.

Wednesday, October 16 @ lunchtime in Room 140—Washington University in St. Louis

A rising star among highly selective American universities, Washington University is a medium-sized institution with a friendly, supportive environment.  The most popular programs include a linked undergraduate-medical program, art and architecture, engineering and business.  There are many opportunities for interdisciplinary or international study.

Wednesday, October 16 @ 3:30 in Room 140—UCLA

Considered one of the top public universities in the world, UCLA hosts the largest number of students in the University of California system on the most compact campus. With award-winning faculty and lots of opportunities for undergraduate research across all disciplines, students can choose from 125 majors. Engineering and the fine arts are particular strengths. While there are over 26,000 undergraduates, two-thirds of the classes have fewer than 30 students. UCLA boasts more national athletic championships than any other university in the nation.

Thursday, October 17 @ lunchtime in Room 140—University of Toronto

Many of you will be familiar with the University of Toronto through your visits to Robarts Library.  Given its almost 50,000 undergraduate students and 3,000 world-class faculty, Canada’s largest university can seem rather intimidating.  However, with each undergraduate belonging to a smaller college or professional program, students are quickly able to establish a familiar “home base.”  Each first-year student is encouraged to enrol in a small seminar course.  With one of the best library systems in the world and over 300 undergraduate programs on offer, it is not surprising that U of T is always among the top destinations of UCC graduates.

Friday, October 18 @ lunchtime in Room 128—Muhlenberg College

Located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, Muhlenberg College combines a rigorous academic curriculum with a close-knit community. Particular program strengths include theatre arts, English, psychology, science, and business. International applicants may qualify for both financial aid and merit scholarship.

Friday, October 18 @ lunchtime in Room 140—Richard Ivey School of Business

The Richard Ivey program at Western University allows students to spend the first two years of undergraduate study taking courses in areas of personal interest, followed by two years of intensive management training. There is a Global Leadership Program for those intrigued by international business, and joint programs are now offered with science, engineering, health science, kinesiology, law, medical sciences, and media, information, and technoculture. Ivey is a highly popular choice among our graduates.