BEYOND YORK - SEPTEMBER 21 / 2018

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GOOD NEWS ARGUABLY!

Congratulations to Grade 12 student and Head Debate Captain Emma Evans for being chosen to participate in the Forum for Young Canadians. In a selective application process, Emma will be one of one hundred young people from across the country gathering in Ottawa in March. Once there, she will meet with ministers and senators, visit the House of Commons and the Senate and take part in a simulation Cabinet Meeting and Mock Election. Emma is the first York School student to have been granted such a spot. Congratulations, Emma! The York School community is so proud of you!

ALUMNI ENTREPRENEUR TOOK ON THE DRAGONS

Anyone interested in knowing how Leila Keshavjee (Class of 2011) did on Dragon’s Den this week? Arlene might have the answer!

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Bowdoin College, liberal arts, and a career in anything

Bowdoin’s president, Clayton Rose, will be doing a live-stream on Sunday, October 21st from 2:30-4:30 (central time) with 4 Bowdoin alumni. Clayton will moderate a panel discussion, “Bowdoin College, liberal arts, and a career in anything” in which the alumni talk about their majors, their career paths, and what led them to where they are. (The goal here to show what liberal arts can do and how students create careers from liberal arts background.) Here is the link for the program https://admissions.bowdoin.edu/register/career-in-anything

Sciences Po dual Degree Programme

Parents and students are welcome to attend an info session about Sciences Po on Wednesday October 17th at 6pm. The session will take place at the Munk School of Global Affairs located at 315 Bloor St W, Toronto, in the Boardroom. To attend, kindly register by filling out the GoogleForm :RSVP Google Form

Fall Visits to Universities In Canada

This term is the best time for Gr 11-12 students to visit a university campus at one of the many Fall open houses events showcasing academic programs, student life and opportunities. Click HERE to see a list of scheduled Open Houses at several of Canada’s top universities. Students are welcome to arrange individual campus visits outside of these planned events.

UC Application Is Open

Students now have the ability to start their application for fall 2019, including entering personal information, courses, grades, and test scores, and drafting their Personal Insight Questions (PIQs). The application submission period begins on November 1 and the deadline is November 30.

Students thinking of a University of California university should get a head start now by logging on to My UC Application.

Online tools for researching Canadian universities

In addition to the eINFO website at www.electronicinfo.ca (a great tool for initial research into post-secondary programs in Ontario), there are other websites Click HERE for more info

Queen’s University Major awards and scholarships

Students with an average of 90% or higher based on their Ontario Secondary School Diploma are automatically offered a merit-based entrance scholarship Click HERE for more info»

Convinced you want to study medicine? Check out QuARMS!

The Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) is an opportunity for ten outstanding young Canadians to enter medical school. More info HERE

Interested in entrepreneurship? Check out these new options at McGill!

Students in the faculties of arts, science, engineering, music, and agriculture & environmental sciences at McGill can now pursue minors in entrepreneurship. Click HERE for more info.

Loran Scholarship

Reminder to students interested in the Loran. See further details: here.

Fall visits To Canadian Universities

Click here for Some Fall Open House Events

Special University Information Evenings will be held at the school for parents and students on the following dates:

Monday September 24 - Grade 12 Parents University Application Evening
Tuesday September 25 - Grade 7-11 US College Application workshop
Monday October 1 - University of South Wales, Australia - The University of New South Wales (UNSW) will be holding an evening information event in Toronto in support of our 16th globally-ranked undergraduate Law program. Learn about studying law in Australia and the path to practicing in Canada. I would like to invite you and your staff as well as your students and families to learn about our university and program.

UNSW is a top-tier research university, recently ranked number 45 in the world with equally impressive subject rankings.

The Event will be hosted at The York School in the Learning Commons at 7:00pm

Wednesday October 3 - University Consortium Visit (hosted by The York School)

Presentations by:

Duke University
Northwestern University
Vanderbilt University
Johns Hopkins University

Thursday October 4 - Grade 7-11 Parent Information workshop - UK Applications

Ontario University Fair

Dates: September 28 - September 30, 2018

Location: Metro Convention Center, 267-273 Front St., Toronto

University Visits:

The following Universities will be visiting The York School in the month of September. All grade 10, 11 and 12 students are welcome to attend the presentations in the Learning Commons.