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Update from the University Counselling Office

Important information for Year 12s: 

All Year 12 students must update their Naviance account ASAP, indicating all of the universities they are applying to. This includes all universities in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. 

Mark your calendars for these upcoming university virtual events: 

Join the University of Toronto for virtual sessions hosted by members of the student recruitment team. These webcasts will feature an overview of U of T, the three campuses, 700-plus academic program options, and the cornucopia of opportunities offered outside the classroom and in the wider world. You’ll also learn all about the application and admissions process for high school students and have a chance to ask any questions you may have.

Join York University for virtual Fall Campus Days on Saturday, Nov. 20 for the Keele Campus and Sunday, Nov. 21 for the Glendon Campus. Experience all that York has to offer as you discover its exciting programs, welcoming community and hands-on learning opportunities. You’ll also connect with current students to learn all about life on campus, clubs, events, athletics and more. 

Join Babson College for a live, interactive visit online Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. EST. 

Join Northwestern University for an online information session and campus tour. The information sessions, which last approximately one hour, will feature admission directors and current students, with the opportunity for a real-time Q & A, and campus tours feature a 30- to 40-minute walking tour of campus with a student tour guide who will be answering your questions throughout the tour. The next session is on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. Central Time. 

Join Northeastern University for a virtual information session that will provide the opportunity to engage with Northeastern’s admissions team, faculty, staff and students. You will learn about the distinctive academic programs, experiential learning opportunities, financial aid, and more.  

Join OCAD U (Ontario College of Art and Design) for their two-week virtual open house from November 15–26. The event will feature OCAD U faculty, students and alumni answering questions about OCAD U and their programs. There will also be an opportunity to hear from recent alumni on where their creative careers have taken them. 

Join McGill University for virtual information sessions to learn more about McGill’s campus, student life, programs, the application process and living in Montreal. There are sessions throughout the month of November. 

Join Western University for a virtual information session that will review the Ivey HBA Program and AEO (Advanced Entry Opportunity) admissions process for high school students on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. EST. 

Are you curious about the Foundation Year Program at the University of King’s College in Halifax? Do you wonder what it would be like to spend a year reading the books that have shaped our modern world? Don’t miss this chance to connect with the people who know the Foundation Year Program the best! The All About FYP Webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. AST is a virtual opportunity to meet King’s faculty members, current students and recruitment officers. They’ll give you an introduction to the FYP, tell you about why it’s such a special program, and happily answer any of your questions about FYP’s structure, content, or experience.

Scholarships to consider:

UBC Centennial Scholars due Wednesday, Dec. 1. 

UBC Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Program due Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Queen’s Major Admissions Awards other than the Chancellor’s Scholarship due Wednesday, December 8.  

Generation Google Scholarship (North America) due Friday, Dec. 10. 

December 1 deadlines for these scholarships that do not require a nomination:

Boston University Trustee Scholarship

Merit Scholarships at Vanderbilt