Beyond York - November 17 / 2017

Vic One Program For Students Interested in Economics and Public Policy at UofT

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Victoria College (University of Toronto) Chambers Stream (a Vic One offering) is designed for students interested in economics, public policy, and other social science fields.

Unlike other One programs, it is open to those enrolled in Rotman Commerce. It offers students an opportunity to bring an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of business and explore its broader societal connections. If you are applying to UofT and rank Victoria College as your first choice college, this program may be of interest to you. For more information click here.

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Careers in the Arts

The Link Between Happiness & Artistic Careers

Artists and other creative types typically rated their overall job satisfaction higher than did those in more mundane fields.  So says a study led by researchers at the University of Zurich in Germany, under the leadership of Bruno Frey. Sample fields: graphic design, gaming, architecture, animation, fashion, media, and photography. Read more here:

The Link Between Happiness & Art |

For further inspiration on how to make a career out of your passion in art, check out

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Using Real Data when Applying to University

Ontario’s universities have worked together to develop and compile data to create Common University Data Ontario (CUDO), and to let students, parents and the public have ready access to information about each university. CUDO offers key data, in a common format, about Ontario’s universities:

  • Number of degrees awarded, student enrolment and entering averages (by program);

  • Number of students living on campus and activities offered;

  • Student satisfaction ratings;

  • First-year tuition and ancillary fees by program;

  • Number of teaching faculty;

  • Undergraduate class size, by year level;

  • Research grants awarded;

  • Graduation rates and employment rates by program.

The image is a sample comparison of four business programs and averages student had who were admitted to each program. A great tool for individual research.

UBC Application & Scholarship DEADLINES


For students who would like to be considered for Major Entrance Scholarship, the application deadline is December 1, 2017.

Early admission to UBC

UBC will make early offers of admission to a limited number of highly competitive high school students who follow the Canadian curriculum. Please see their early admissions blog post for more details.

Travel and Study! Minerva Schools = Higher Education for the 21st Century

Minerva Schools offers an innovative undergraduate program that combines four years of world travel with rigorous, interdisciplinary study. Together with a diverse group of intellectually-curious, international students, Minerva students prepare for success in the dynamic, global future.


Minerva was designed to be different, to improve upon the traditional college experience by combining:

Global understanding: Minerva students do not merely study diverse cultures, they experience them, living in up to seven of the world’s most important cities — including San Francisco, Berlin and Buenos Aires — during their four years.  

Active Learning: Minerva’s curriculum emphasizes practical knowledge. Every class is a small seminar centered on intensive discussion and debate. Minerva students develop critical and creative thinking skills through active learning, not memorization.

Tuition is less than a quarter of that at peer institutions. Minerva goes even further, offering scholarships and need-based financial aid to enable all admitted students to attend, regardless of where they come from. 80% of current Minerva students are receiving aid.

For more on Minerva Schools, click here for more information.

The Boardroom - Rotman Commerce’s High School Business Case Competition! Deadline for Registration: Jan 12th, 2018

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Teams of four, Grade 11 and 12 students are welcome to enter “The Boardroom,” Rotman Commerce’s high school business case competition. There are over $1,500 in prizes to be awarded to teams with the teamwork, creativity and analytical skills to pitch a business idea and solve for key challenges in the healthcare space. The competition will have two rounds, and the first round finalists will be invited to participate in the final round at the University of Toronto campus.

They will have the opportunity to present to The Boardroom (a panel of alumni judges), and hear from esteemed professionals in the healthcare and technology industries. The first round will begin on Jan 22nd, 2018. Teams will receive their case by email and be asked to submit their proposal by Jan 31st, 2018 to

Twelve team finalists will then be invited to the University of Toronto St. George campus on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 to present to our alumni judges. No prior business knowledge or experience is required!
To register, visit Rotman Commerce – The Boardroom