Beyond York - February 23 / 2018

University of Toronto + The York School - Medical Imaging Volunteer Internship Program (TYS MiVIP)

The department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto, has a unique volunteer internship program for York School students who are interested in a career path in health care. Usually, a position for Undergraduate and Graduate students, the program is being brought to York School students, who are keen and eager to learn more about the field. The program has been designed to provide students with research exposure within the Department of Medical Imaging and its affiliated teaching hospitals.

Successful students will be given the opportunity to become part of the departmental team, and depending on their interests and availability, projects could include data management, image processing, health administration, and education research in association with a faculty member. This invaluable experience will provide students with first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day operation of the Department and a clearer understanding of various roles of health care professionals in this amazing medical discipline.

See Mr. Hanna for details on applying.

GRADE 11 PARENTS & STUDENT
POST-SECONDARY APPLICATION & INFORMATION EVENING

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On Monday, February 26th, our Director of University Counselling will be hosting a presentation for all Grade 11 parents on the university application process. Students are welcome to attend but are not required.

WHEN: 7pm-8pm

WHERE:  Senior School Strength and Conditioning Centre

The presentation will overview the following topics:

  • Ontario university application process
  • Canadian university application process
  • American college/ university Application process
  • U.K. university Application process
  • Trends in admission
  • Strategies for our students
  • The parent-student-counsellor dynamic
  • FAQ’s
  • Q&A

HUMANITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

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Do you love reading? Did you just put on a play? Do you follow politics? Do you dream of being a writer? Do you ever wonder what university might be like? If so, HYP is for you. The Humanities for Young People (HYP) is a new residential summer program for bright and highly-motivated students from ages 14 to 16. It will take place at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 7th–15th, 2018. Secondary school students from across the country will have the unique opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with scholars from a variety of disciplines.

The theme for HYP 2018 is Migration. According to the United Nations, “an unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home”. Canada prides itself on its multiculturalism, its relatively open borders, and its status as a “country of immigrants”. What role can we play in this global crisis?

The HYP fee is $1,100, which includes accommodation, meals, all academic activities and materials, field trips, and evening events. HYP is committed to accessibility and offers a number of bursaries on the basis of financial need. HYP will also offer a number of scholarships to Indigenous students. Please contact us through the HYP website for more information.

Applicants will need to provide:

Contact information: Name, address, phone number, and email address.

A short written statement (max. 250 words) on why you’re interested in the challenges of reconciliation.

A brief letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counsellor, or other adult who knows you well. The letter of recommendation should be submitted by its author.

Apply online here.

ACCEPTING OFFERS FROM ONTARIO UNIVERSITIES

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Many of our grade 12 students are beginning to receive conditional offers of admission from universities. In many cases, you have some choices to make—which is exciting. The University Counselling Office is happy to help you sort through your choices in any way we can.

The dates on which the universities make offers vary by university and by program. Highly selective programs tend to be the last to make offers.

In April, we send update your grades once again to OUAC. These grades will be transmitted to Ontario universities (and to out-of-province universities which subscribe to the OUAC database). As a result of these grades, some of you will receive conditional offers of admission in April or May.

In the case of Ontario universities, you must respond to an offer of admission online through the OUAC website. Accepting an offer of admission from one university does not cancel the candidate’s application to other universities. However, an applicant may have only one acceptance of an offer from an Ontario university on file at any given time.

If you accept an offer of admission from one university, you can change your mind if you get a later offer from one that you would prefer to attend. You simply cancel the previously accepted offer and indicate your revised choice. You indicate your acceptance of an offer using the “Review and Change Your Completed Application” section on the OUAC website.

ACCEPTING OFFERS FROM CANADIAN (NON-ONTARIO) UNIVERSITIES

Canadian universities vary in their deadlines for accepting offers of admission and may have earlier deadlines.  All Ontario universities to which you have applied must respond by May 29 with an offer of admission, a refusal, or a deferral pending receipt of additional information. For Ontario universities, June 1 is the earliest date by which universities may require a response from you.

Out-of-province universities have no common deadline by which they require a response to offers of admission, so it is critical that you check the information sent to you by the individual schools from which you have received a conditional offer. Some of these schools (e.g. McGill, Sauder School of Business at UBC) may have a May 1 response deadline. If these deadlines fall before you have heard from all of your choices, you can ask the university for a deadline extension (which they will usually grant). The only risk in doing so is that you may miss out on the opportunity for a space in residence.


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