Beyond York - September 08 / 2017


Ontario University Fair - OUF
This is a reminder that the Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF) takes place September 22-24, 2017, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Don't let your students miss it! The OUF is the only event where you can see all 21 Ontario universities in one place. It's a once-a-year, free event where attendees can talk directly with senior university faculty and representatives.

Opinion Piece
Steve Paikin writes about defending the core mission of the university: 
 
The notion that unless you experience some kind of post-secondary education where you can draw a short, direct, straight line between school and a job, then it’s a waste of time—well, it’s ridiculous,” writes Steve Paikin. The author notes that universities are facing challenges with demographic shifts and declining domestic enrolments. Further, Paikin notes that universities are facing an unprecedented demand for mental health services. Paikin maintains that the university’s core mission of producing better citizens remains unchanged. Paikin goes on to commend Ontario’s college system for “giving that on-the-ground training that leads much more directly to a job,” before concluding that “the colleges’ mission is different from the universities’ mission—specialized training versus a broad-based education—and we shouldn’t forget that.”  - TVO

Shape your Future in the UK
The British Council Canada and the British Consul-General Mr. Kevin McGurgan are pleased to invite you, your students (Grade 10 to 12) and parents to attend their Information Session Study UK- Shape Your Future! on the evening of September 29th, 2017 at the Albany Club in Toronto, ON. Read more here.

eINFO
Find and compare Ontario university programs, plus get information about residences, scholarships, campus visits and more. eINFO is the only resource that is updated directly by the Ontario universities. Visit www.electronicinfo.ca.

How To Prepare For The World’s Most Challenging University Entrance Assessment Tests Required by Some U.K. Universities
Read more here.

The Common Application Essay Prompts
Students applying to U.S. Colleges are quite likely to be using the Common Application, when they apply to their college choices. The Personal Statement is one of the most important, and time-consuming aspects of the application process. Click here to see what this year’s Essay prompts are...and be sure to work closely with your counsellor on throughout the process.

US College Consortium Tour
Join admission representatives from Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis for a group presentation. 

Learn more about academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid at these institutions. There will be time for questions and to meet representatives at the end. Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel. Read more at: http://blogs.yorkschool.com/hannahelps/3295-2/