Beyond York - December 15 /2017

OSAP Ontario Student Assistance Program



Students who are graduating this year should register to apply for OSAP. The 2018-19 applications for full-time students is now open.

Apply now to get an estimate of the amount of grants and loans you could receive.

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Travel, Volunteer, Experiential and Gap Year Fair

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Mark your calendars! Royal St. George’s College (RSGC) is hosting the Travel, Volunteer and Experiential Education Fair on Saturday, February 24, 2018. If you are thinking of a summer credit course, international volunteer opportunity or GAP year, this is a great opportunity to connect with many organizations in one day.

  • Date: Saturday, February 24th, 2018
  • Location: Ketchum Hall at Royal St. George's College (RSGC) 
  • 120 Howland Avenue
  • Time: 11am to 2pm
  • Admission: free and open to everyone - students, parents and teachers.

University admissions officers rate IB Diploma Programme as the best pathway for university preparation

According to research findings published in the 12th annual University Admissions Officers Report, UK university admissions officers rate the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) as “exceptionally different and better than A Levels”.

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Brandeis University Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine

Dates: June 24–June 30, 2018

The York School may nominate up to five outstanding students to represent our school at the 2018 Global Youth Summit. At this summit, students will interact with many of the world’s leading medical educators, practitioners and Brandeis faculty to discuss how health and medicine are rapidly evolving with leaders in the field. Students will participate in cutting-edge simulations, and work in dynamic small teams to develop their own solutions to complex medical challenges.

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Brandeis University offers the Summit to a small group of highly qualified high school students. They  are seeking students who will be in Grade 11 or Grade 12 in the 2018-19 school year. Selected delegates typically rank in the top 20% of their class. If you are interested in this program, please speak to or email Mr. Hanna in the University Counselling Office. This is a great enrichment opportunity. 

Architectural Engineering at Waterloo

The University of Waterloo recently approved the launch of a new program in Architectural Engineering for September 2018. They will be looking to take in about 85 students in the fall. Here are a few key points about the program and admissions for this coming Fall.

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Admission requirements:  same as all of our other engineering programs, namely required courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and English. An Admission Information Form (AIF) is also required, and the video interview is optional. A portfolio submission may be required for applicants in 2019, but will not be for this first year intake Applications are submitted through the OUAC website.

Program:  Like any engineering program, the first year has chemistry, physics, mathematics, programming, and a few courses specifically related to Architectural Engineering. The program is inclusive co-op and direct entry, like all of U.W’s engineering programs.

Unique features:  Students will be able to interact with Architecture students and faculty. Each term in the program will have a significant “studio” component, where students learn by hands-on projects, designing and fabricating models and such. There are very few (if any) similar engineering programs in Canada. Comparable programs would be  Carleton’s Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering or Concordia’s Building Engineering.    

More of these programs exist in the U.S. where this discipline is a bit better known and more common (for example at U of Texas at Austin, or U of Southern California where they call it “Building Science”).