University of British Columbia and Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies)
UBC and Sciences Po are offering a four-year dual degree program for students majoring in history, economics, or political science. Students will spend Year 1 and Year 2 at one of the Sciences Po campuses (Le Havre, Menton, or Reims) and the final two years at UBC. Fluency in French is not essential unless students wish to enroll in the Europe-Africa option. At the conclusion of their studies, students earn either a BA from both institutions (if they are in the Arts) or a BComm degree from UBC and a BA from Sciences Po (if they choose the business stream). In order to be considered, students must first apply for admission to the UBC Faculty of Arts or Sauder School of Business. They must then complete a supplemental application and submit this by January 9, 2018. An interview will be required. More information can be found at http://sciencespo.ubc.ca or you can speak with Mr. Hanna; his son and niece completed this program.
Guelph University Scholarships
The National Scholarship Program at the University of Guelph consists of 12 scholarships valued at $40,000 each; they also include a research assistantship and mentorship by one of Guelph’s leading professors. These scholarships recognize academic excellence, innovation, community and school engagement, and leadership. Students must achieve a minimum 90% admission average to be considered.
The awards fall into the following categories:
- Eight President’s Scholarships recognize students of academic distinction who have made significant contributions to their schools and communities and demonstrate the potential to become leaders in society.
- Two Lincoln Alexander Scholarships recognize students of academic distinction who have made significant contributions to their schools and communities and demonstrate the potential to become leaders in society. They are designed to enhance diversity on the campus and therefore focus on aboriginal peoples, racial minorities, and students with disabilities.
- Two Chancellors’ Scholarships recognize students of academic distinction who have made significant contributions their schools and communities and demonstrate the potential to become leaders in society. These scholarships are awarded to students who have taken a leadership role in activities that demonstrate an interest in international relations and development and/or an interest in activities relating to arts and culture. Students should submit an online application available at http://admission.uoguelph.ca/topscholarships
The IB advantage at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and University of Victoria (UVic)
Simon Fraser University recognizes the high quality of the IB diploma program by offering certain advantages to high school students enrolled in that program. Students with a minimum interim total of 26 points (including diploma points) will qualify for early conditional admission to most programs. Applicants to the Beedie School of Business must also complete a supplemental application here. The application deadline is February 28. One full year of transfer credit may be granted to students with a completed IB diploma (when all final grades are 4 or higher). SFU offers extensive co-op, mentorship, and leadership programs.
The University of Victoria also places a high value on the IB diploma. Students with 28 points or more will be considered for early offers of admission. Those with 32 points or higher are guaranteed a scholarship of at least $2500. IB Diploma students are eligible for up to one full year of transfer credits, meaning that they can finish their degree in 3 years (if they wish).
Business at Trent University
Trent University’s Bachelor of Business degree focuses on economics, management and entrepreneurship, while also offering courses that prepare students for a CPA designation. allows students to combine business with any arts or science program either as a double major or a minor. For more details, go here.
Carleton’s Honours Bachelor of Economics Degree
Carleton University now offers an Honours Bachelor of Economics degree. Students may choose to complete one or two of seven concentrations:
- Computational Analysis
- Development Economics
- Economic Theory
- Financial Economics
- International Political Economy
- Mathematics and Quantitative Economics
- Natural Resources, Environment and Economy
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