Beyond York - April 13 / 2018

Five Tips for Planning your University List

Dear Grade 11’s,
You are about to begin the university application process. In less than 12 months, you will have accepted one of many offers of acceptance from various universities. Getting there from here will require careful planning on your part. Regular communication and cooperation with your counsellor is vital! The time to start is now as many of you already have. READ MORE HERE

Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University

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For the second year, the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University is excited to offer the summer studio, Imagine Architecture, for students in grades 10 - 12.

Imagine Architecture has been designed as a career exploratory program for students wanting to build skills in creative design thinking, as well as, explore the artistic culture of design studio, which is at the core of any Architectural Studies curriculum. Sample topics include hand drawing, modeling, creative writing, theatre design, etc.

This program is offering two separate courses: LAB 101, a week-long course (Jul 9-13) and LAB 102, a weekend course (Jul 20-22). Both courses are independent and students may choose to attend either one or both. More information about the program can also be found at website:

The Princeton Review is running some free SAT and ACT events in Toronto for students throughout the month of April. The Free Practice Tests are a great way for students to get some experience with taking the full length SAT or ACT. They will receive a score report with in-depth score analysis.  

The sample class is an excellent way to learn more about the SAT or ACT tests. It will be hosted by a premier instructor and college expert, Aaron Lindh. He will speak on topics including;

  • Test content (Number of questions, Time limits, etc)
  • Test-taking strategies (How to maximize your score potential)
  • How to register
  • Score Analysis
  • Information on applying to Universities
  • Plus more!

There will be some time at the end dedicated to questions. Students are encouraged to bring their queries.

Queen’s receives $5M for Wellness Centre

A new health and wellness centre at Queen’s University has announced after a $5M donation from Dennis Sharp and Helen Côté Sharp. “We wish to encompass a support mentality, not one that creates barriers, intimidation or elevates frustration and anxiety.” said Côté Sharp. She added that the decision to donate the money was an “easy choice,” as the project resonated with her career in the human sector.  According to a Queen’s release, the centre will feature medical and counselling staff, as well as a full complement of social workers and psychologists.

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