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Upcoming university visits to UCC

Monday, September 29 @ 12:20 p.m. in the Jubilee Room—Babson College

Routinely ranked as the top entrepreneurial business program in the United States, Babson’s beautiful 370-acre campus is located 14 miles west of downtown Boston. Students study a mix of liberal arts and business courses; all first-year students participate in the Foundation Management Experience in which student teams set up non-profit companies in order to design, produce, and market a product. The average class size is 27 students and there are no classes larger than 60. There is a special scholarship for Canadian students. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 30 @ 12:20 p.m. in the Colborne Room—Quest University

Located just north of Vancouver on the Pacific coast, Quest is a private liberal arts university guided by the premise that “the best education comes not from knowing the right answers, but in learning to ask insightful questions.” Founded by the former president of the University of British Columbia, the university accepted its first students in the fall of 2007. It prides itself on offering students an intimate learning environment with small classes and an integrated and international curriculum: there is a strong emphasis on experiential learning. Quest follows the block scheduling system, meaning that students take only one course at a time. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 30 @ 12:20 p.m. in the Faculty Seminar Room—The Cooper Union

Located in New York City’s East Village, Cooper Union has a narrow academic focus, offering degrees in fine arts, architecture, and engineering. The emphasis is on rigorous professional preparation. Excellent facilities and small classes ensure that students have an exceptional learning environment. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 30 @ 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Seminar Room—Bucknell University

Located on an extensive 450-acre campus in Lewiston, Pennsylvania, Bucknell University is a mid-sized liberal arts college that also offers strong professional programs in business and engineering. Students have access to small classes without sacrificing the breadth of opportunity available at larger, research-intensive universities. “Bucknell educates men and women for a lifetime of critical thinking and strong leadership characterized by continued intellectual exploration, creativity, and imagination.” Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 1 @ 12:30 p.m. in Room 302 (Third Floor Creativity Centre)—Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, and Vanderbilt Universities

Duke University combines high-level academic programs with a strong school spirit fostered by highly competitive Blue Devils sports teams. Engineering, business, life sciences, marine biology, and economics are particular strengths. While the campus prides itself on Southern hospitality, the diverse student body hails from across the US and around the world. Click here for more information.

Located in a lovely area of Washington, D.C., Georgetown University is the most selective US college in the Jesuit tradition and has a long history of social awareness. With strong programs in foreign service and business, opportunities for internships in the U.S. capital are unparalleled. Half of the junior class studies abroad. Click here for more information.

With nationally acclaimed programs in engineering, life sciences, journalism, theatre, and music, Northwestern University combines the close community of a medium-sized private college with the opportunities of a major research institution. The campus is located in the friendly community of Evanston, just 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Strong school spirit is fostered by a multitude of cultural and sporting events on campus.
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Situated on a lovely 300-acre campus on the edge of Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt offers students the choice of four undergraduate schools: Arts and Science, Music, Education and Human Development, and Engineering. Students choose Vanderbilt for its rigorous academic program, extensive facilities, and spirited, engaged community life. Both undergraduate teaching and research are top priorities.
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Thursday, October 2 @ 12:30 p.m. in the Jubilee Room—Cardiff University

The only Welsh university belonging to the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive institutions, Cardiff University has particularly strong programs in journalism, English, city and regional planning, physical geography, media and cultural studies, and business. The modular courses system adds to flexibility of choice, as does the common year shared by many full-time degrees. Click here for more information.

Thursday, October 2 @ 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Seminar Room—Loyola University, Chicago

The largest university in the Jesuit tradition in the US, Loyola University’s mission involves a commitment to academic excellence, social justice, global awareness, and the education of the whole person. The business and communications programs are housed in downtown Chicago; arts and science programs are taught on a 45-acre lakeshore campus (with two beaches!). There is a strong emphasis on experiential learning and career preparation. Click here for more information.

Thursday, October 2 @ 3:30 p.m. in the Colborne Room—School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) has built an outstanding international reputation for the calibre of its teaching and research in the arts, humanities, languages, cultures, law, and social sciences. As the leading centre in Europe for the study of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, its teachers are world leaders in their disciplines. It is part of the University of London and is located in the heart of the city; about one third of its students come from outside the U.K.
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Friday, October 3 @ 12:20 p.m. in the Colborne Room—Dalhousie University

Located in scenic downtown Halifax, Dalhousie University likes to think of itself as Canada’s “most intimate, research-intensive university.” Known for its high quality programs in law, medicine, dentistry, and the health professions, the university also prides itself on offering excellent science, arts, and management undergraduate programs. The career portfolio helps prepare undergraduates for the transition to the work world. Click here for more information.

Friday, October 3 @ 12:20 p.m. in the Jubilee Room—University of California at Los Angeles (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 its most compact campus. Award-winning faculty provide many opportunities for undergraduate research and 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. Click here for more information.

Friday, October 3 @ 12:20 p.m. in the Faculty Seminar Room—University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University

A mid-sized campus on Vancouver Island, the University of Victoria has an average class size of only 25 students. With one of the most extensive co-op programs in Canada, the university offers job placements in areas such as business, engineering, sciences, humanities, fine arts, and social sciences. IB students are eligible for up to one full year of transfer credits. Click here for more information.

Another mid-sized institution, Simon Fraser University has campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver. A three-semester system provides lots of flexibility for students and there is an extensive co-op program. Programs in archaeology and interactive arts and technology are particularly strong. Click here for more information.