Post Secondary Events
September 14th @ 12:45: Langara College. Location TBA.
September 17th @ 12:45. Ivey Business School at Western. Location TBA.
October 9th @ 12:45 Corpus Christi College and St. Mark's College. Location TBA.
October 15th @ 12:45 Simon Fraser University. Location TBA.
November 1st @ 12:45: University of Calgary. Location TBA.
November 8th @ 12:45. Western University (Main Campus) Presentation. Location TBA.
November 8th @ 2:45 : Queens University Presentation. Location TBA.
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Post Secondary Events
Volunteers in grades 10 through 12 are needed for the Ronald McDonald House BC Vancouver Gold Tournament at Northview Golf Course in Surrey from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Interested students can sign up at:
Canada Day Volunteers, Granville Island
Volunteers are needed on June 30th and Canada Day, July 1st for the Granville Island Canada Day celebrations for a variety of positions including Information Ambassador to Parade Walker to helping with bike decorating, handing out Canada Day pins and flags, etc. Register and submit a completed form as soon as possible; shift scheduling begins on June 4th: www.granvilleisland.com/volunteer-on-canada-day.
Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art for Preschoolers to Young Adults
Christianne's Lyceum is looking for volunteers to assist with their summer programs. For more information and to apply go to :
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
The YMCA has a variety of volunteer (and paid) work opportunities for youth age 14 and older (volunteer) and 16 and older (paid positions) including The First Tee, a youth development organization introducing the game of golf to young people. Please contact Nayan Murdoch for more information and/or to apply at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-792-6059.
Soccer Dogs, an inclusive soccer program for youth and adults (aged 4-21) with diverse needs, is looking for volunteers for their season, beginning early April and running until June (Saturdays). Students who are interested in volunteering can contact Abbe Gates at email@example.com
Columbus Seniors' Residence
Student volunteers (age 16 or older), who are willing to make a six month commitment, are needed to spend at least an hour and a half each weekend, at morning socials with the seniors at Columbus Residence, located at 704 West 69th Avenue in Vancouver. Volunteers will visit with and play simple games with residents. Interested students can contact Kelsie Tham at kelsiet98@gmailcom.
Bumpin Bakery in a student founded and run non-profit organization serving coffee and muffins every Sunday morning at the corner of Main and Hastings. Student volunteers are needed to donate muffins and/or serve muffins, coffee, and kindness to those in need in the downtown east side. One dozen muffins donated equals one service hour for VC students. For more information to to www.bumpinbakery.ca.
Post-Secondary Guidance and Counselling
Mr. Taggart and Mr. Accili will provide four presentations in the fall to the grade 12's. These presentations will cover: post-secondary research and selection, post-secondary application, scholarships and financial aid, and the personal profile and similar broad-based admissions profiles. We are available to meet with students, as well as their parents, to assist with research, planning and general application guidance. Detailed information on many of these topics is available on the Post-Secondary link.
US and International University Applicants
A reminder that students interested in applying to US and international universities, which involve earlier deadlines, were expected to advise/meet with Mr. Taggart or Mr. Accili at the end of the last school year. Please reconnect with the counsellor that you began working with to resume the dialogue and process as soon as possible.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Students are encouraged to research and apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for. A comprehensive list of scholarships is available on the Scholarships and Financial Aid link and students should also research and apply for scholarships offered by the post-secondary institutions they will apply to. Students interested in being nominated for a scholarship must submit a letter of intent, outlining their alignment with the scholarship criteria, as well as a completed Student Biography Form to Mr. Taggart three weeks prior to the nomination deadline.
Transcripts may be requested only by completing a Transcript Request Form and submitting it to the Senior School Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Deutsch. More information about transcripts is available on the Transcript link.
Requests for letters of reference also require three weeks notice and the Student Biography Form.
Students are responsible for registering for and preparing for the SATs independently on the College Board website at www.collegeboard.com . Please see Post Secondary Application - US Universities and Colleges for more information. Information about the designed SATs is available on the College Board website.
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