University of Warwick

The University of Warwick in U.K. is welcoming our students interested in Economics to log in to a live chat to find out more about what is involved in the study of Economics at university. Chats will take place on two dates:       

    Wednesday December 12th – 12-1pm UK time (7-8am Toronto)

Or  Wednesday January 9th – 2-3pm UK time (9-10am Toronto)

The Live Chat will be run through the following webpage, so students just need to click on here during the times above to be able to chat directly with the department:

Schulich Leader Scholarship

The Schulich Leader Scholarship is an undergraduate entrance scholarship for students intending to enrol in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at one of 20 Canadian universities. The award is valued at $80,000 over 4 years for the study of science, technology, or mathematics and $100,0000 over 4 years for the study of engineering. The final selection of the 50 winners will be carried out by the participating universities.

York is allowed to nominate only one candidate for this award. The nominee must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and possess two of the three following attributes:
• Academic excellence;
• Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership;
• Financial need.
Be entrepreneurial minded, intending to pursue a career in:
Scientific research (students intending to pursue a career in medicine or medical research are not eligible for this award)

In order to be considered for nomination, interested students must write a short statement in which they indicate the nature of their interest in STEM subjects and their plans for post-secondary study in related areas. They must also provide a résumé outlining their extracurricular leadership and/or entrepreneurial activities. These documents must be submitted to the University Counselling Office Monday, December 3.

Our school’s nominated student will be given a link to the online application.

University of Toronto Engineering Applicants

Important information

Students who have applied on OUAC to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Toronto will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the required supplemental application. The submission deadline is February 1.Click here for a helpful overview.

In the academic portion, choose “independent” from the drop-down box for school type. You will be asked to list all your Grade 11 and 12 Ontario credits in math, chemistry, physics and English. You should put in a final grade for any courses you have completed and show an interim mark for all those in progress. Courses in progress should show a completion date of June 2018.

In the section for IB courses, there is a drop-down menu for Year 1 and Year 2 of the program. For Year 1, choose the interim result drop-down and select your June Year 11 grade. The completion date will be May 2019. For Year 2, choose the interim result drop-down and choose the N/A option for the grade section with a completion date of May 2019.

In the Other Academic History/Additional Information section, you should insert the following text: All IB diploma courses at The York School are taught over the final two years of a four year high school program. Interim grades for the IB diploma program are reported in June of Year 11 and again in February and April of Grade 12. Evaluation is cumulative over the two years of the diploma program.

It is important to recognize that the supplement requires students to answer three randomly generated questions. Two of these must be answered orally through an uploaded video. The other problem-solving question requires an essay answer of no more than 250 words, written online within a 10-minute period. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Hanna.


Be on the lookout for program-specific application essays!

On many applications (Canadian and US), students applying to particular programs may have to complete additional essays. Queen’s commerce applicants, for example, have two prompts in addition to the Personal Statement of Experience. In the case of UBC commerce, the two extra prompts (one a video) appear only once a student has selected commerce as a program choice on the online application. Ivey AEO applicants will NOT receive any notification or directon to complete the supplement - you must initiate this on your own (link HERE) . Such “stealth” prompts are relatively common on the supplemental essays for US colleges. It is the responsibility of each individual student to avoid any last-minute surprises! If you are not sure, meet with your counsellor.


Queen’s University Enrichment Study Unit

For more than 30 years, the Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen’s University has connected Grades 7-12 students with challenging and inspiring academics alongside the dynamic learning and living environment of university. ESU experiences nurture curiosity, foster development and enrich the potential of all participating students.

Check out some of the exciting ESU opportunities by clicking HERE for more information. These experience can really help shape a students story. Registration for all programs opens December 3, 2018

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