SAVE THE DATE - Monday November 5th at 6pm

Put Your Best Face Forward

A grade or a test score only tells half of a student’s story.

It’s time to shout out the other half.

Kira Talent is a product that helps universities around the world admit students to their programs using online interviews and video responses.

The York School was the first independent school in Canada to use Kira Talent as part of our admissions process. Because we are an early adopter, the leaders at Kira are excited to provide a workshop to York School students applying to university on how best to complete the online components of many applications. In fact, once word got out that The York School was going to provide this workshop to our students, independent schools called to ask if they could send their graduating classes as well.

There are many Universities that use the platform, but especially if you are you applying to any of the following programs:

  • Waterloo Engineering

  • Western Ivey AEO

  • UBC Business

  • U. of Toronto Business or Engineering

  • McMaster Engineering

Then you should attend this “first ever” workshop hosted by KIRA TALENT on how to be real, be yourself and “ace” your video interview.

Monday November 5th at 6pm. Pizza Dinner for all who attend

StFX receives $5.3M for Business School

St Francis Xavier University has received $5.3M from philanthropist Gerald Schwartz in support of the new Gerald Schwartz School of Business. $4M will be used to create entrance scholarships and bursaries at the business school, while the remaining $1.3M will support StFX's marketing and recruitment work.

UBC Application Workshop for Gr 12’s

Students applying to The University of British Columbia should attend the application workshop on Thursday November 8th at 3:20pm. We will go over all the details of the application and take each student to the point of payment. Meeting in the Boardroom

McGill University Application Workshop for Gr 12’s

Students applying to McGill University should attend the application workshop on Tuesday November 6th at 3:20pm. We will go over all the details of the application and take each student to the point of payment. Meeting in the Boardroom.


Dalhousie University Admissions Updates: Important Dates

• Early admission period is now open
• General Entrance Awards applicaiton opens Dec. 1, 2018
• Application deadline for Health Sciences: Feb. 15, 2019
• Application deadline for Nursing: Feb. 28, 2019

Scholar’s Electives Program at Western University

The Scholar’s Electives program is ideal for students “interested in academic enrichment through an interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate learning and who have the intention of pursuing higher education at the post-graduate/professional level.” Each year, 50 students are accepted to this highly competitive program. Students who are applying to Western have the option to indicate if they wish to be considered for the Scholars Elective program at the time of their application on OUAC.   For more information on the program and eligibility requirements, CLICK HERE or contact Rebecca Smith, the Coordinator of Scholars' Programs directly at


This term is the best time for Gr 11-12 students to visit a university campus at one of the many Fall open houses events showcasing academic programs, student life and opportunities. Click HERE to see a list of scheduled Open Houses at several of Canada’s top universities. Students are welcome to arrange individual campus visits outside of these planned events.

University Visits:

The following Universities will be visiting The York School during November. All grade 10, 11 and 12 students are welcome to attend the presentations in the Learning Commons.