Congratulations Eden Gelgoot (York ‘13)
Life Sciences Major / Art History Minor graduate Eden Gelgoot submitted an Art History & Theory paper, "The role of the UNESCO World Heritage List in the commemoration of World War II" to the international Undergraduate Awards Programme 2017 that went on to win the best submission in the Art History & Theory category. Eden’s work has been recognized as being amongst the best undergraduate coursework globally. Eden has been invited to present her paper in Dublin at the UA Global Summit 2017. Click here to read more!
Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report
The special Canadian University Report in last week’s Globe and Mail is a good read. Several of the articles contain useful information and there are short profiles of schools across Canada. Full information is available here.
Spotlight on McMaster
The Integrated Business and Humanities (IBH) program at McMaster University “seeks to develop graduates that will make both a personal and social impact through a combination of course and co-curricular work. A background in Humanities provides students with the skills and knowledge to recognize, understand, and constructively engage with complex social needs and diverse perspectives. Through their background in Business, students will develop a way to solve those problems.”
With only 80 students in the program, smaller classes are designed to foster strong relationships with peers and professors. Instruction stresses team teaching and blended learning. All students will enhance their global perspectives through international exchanges or conferences; they will have access to a wide range of competitive internships.
A minimum average of 88% and a supplementary application (due February 1) are required. For more information, click here.
Spotlight on Western University
Western’s School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities is a special program that combines “interdisciplinary study, language acquisition, experiential learning, interaction with digital technologies and environments, and international travel and exchange.”
Students complete a major in arts and humanities as well as a major or specialization from an existing program in the faculty. In their fourth year, they participate in an internship and complete a capstone project.
Students will be considered for admission based on a portfolio combining academic work, community engagement, and other extracurricular activities. The minimum overall average for candidates is 90%. After applying to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Western via OUAC, students must provide a clear and succinct Statement of Interest (1000 words) that addresses the following:
- Your reasons for applying to the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities;
- The highlights of your academic achievements;
- Any volunteer, professional, cultural, or extracurricular activities relevant to your application;
- The impact of an artifact (book, painting, sculpture, etc.) or event (play, concert, etc.) on your development.
Statements of Interest must be submitted to: email@example.com prior to February 29. The School’s Research Fellows will produce a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed for final acceptance to the School’s Program. More details can be found here.
Spotlight on The University of Waterloo
Bachelor of Knowledge Integration degree at the University of Waterloo is a flexible and challenging trans-disciplinary program for creative and diversely talented students; it offers them the opportunity to explore interests in both arts/humanities and math/science, building their program around a core of skills that will equip them to understand and solve complex problems, communicate effectively, and be able to adapt to a changing and complex world. The centrepiece of the third year is a museum course in which teams of students design a museum exhibit on a topic of their choice; in fourth year, all students complete an independent senior research project. Click here for more information.
Spotlight on U.B.C.
The Master of Management program at the University of British Columbia allows students to blend an undergraduate degree in arts, fine arts, international economics, kinesiology, media studies, music, or science with a master’s degree in management. Students can complete both degrees in 4.5 years. Students will combine business modules with another major in their first four years and then begin an intensive management degree immediately following the undergraduate degree. For more information, click here.
Stock Market Simulation Challenge for Grade 12s!
Current Grade 12 students that are interested in finance, please consider competing in The University of Toronto Rotman School of Business Market Simulation Challenge. The Challenge takes place on Tuesday, Dec 6th from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm at the Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto.
Sign-up Form: https://goo.gl/forms/f9M3fGZvBGHU2GsB2
Please contact Annie Sun firstname.lastname@example.org with any registration questions or concerns.
Applying to Canadian Universities outside Ontario
- You complete a separate application for each institution.
- You should generally apply to Ontario universities first so that you have an OUAC reference number to put on out-of-province applications (this speeds up those applications considerably).
- The deadlines for universities outside Ontario vary.
- Simon Fraser University is February 28, but the scholarship deadline is January 15.
- McGill is February 1 with a scholarship deadline of February 7.
- King’s College, Halifax is March 1
- Dalhousie is March 15 (please note that earlier deadlines exist for certain programs at Dalhousie).
- Some universities such as University of Victoria, Acadia, St. Francis Xavier, Dalhousie, King’s College (Halifax) use a rolling admission process
- Many of these universities have early admission programs that end on December 1.
- Always check to ensure that you are aware of these deadlines.
- Application forms are available online at the university’s website.
- You must remember to record on Naviance where you have applied so that we can send your marks.
Quest University Open House
Wednesday, November 1st from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Old Mill Hotel – Kingsbrook Room
University Visits This Week