May 19

May 30th: Explore Capilano Info Night

Whether you are a student  planning to go to Capilano U in the Fall 2017 or just exploring your education options, this event will set you up for success.  

Event: Explore Capilano Info Night on May 30th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

May 16

Online Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Selections for 2017 Graduates

Online Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Selections for 2017 Graduates

  • Please encourage Grade 12 students to complete the Online PSI Selections Form if they are applying to a PSI this school year.


  • Note the deadline dates for students to make their selections:


  • Interim deadline is May 4
  • Final deadline is July 14



Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Selections Form


Students access the PSI Selections Form by logging into the Student Secure Web (SSW),, and clicking the menu option “Post Secondary Institutions Selections“.


Note: Information about creating a Student Secure Web (SSW) account or resolving forgotten passwords can be found on page 2 of the PSI Selections Instructions document.


Students who have forgotten their password and have not logged in to their SSW account in the past year must recreate their account using the “Create Account” link – a password reset is not required.




The “Online PSI Selection Instructions” document is available at: The instructions include snap shots of all the screens students will use to select PSIs.


Distribution of Transcript Information and Deadlines


Interim Transcript Information


PSI Selections Form Deadline: May 4, 2017

Interim Transcript information sent to selected PSIs: May 8, 2017


Interim transcript information is available for distribution to the BC Electronic PSI List, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.


Final Transcript Information


PSI Selections Form Deadline: July 14, 2017

Final Transcript information sent to all selected PSIs: Late July 2017




Confirming selections made


Students only need to complete their PSI Selections form once in the current school year. Students may add to their selections at any time up until July 15, 2017. A maximum of six PSIs can be selected from Sections 2 and 3 of the online form.


After making selections, students may print a confirmation page for reference purposes, and at any point students can view their selections on the SSW by using the “View PSI Selections” menu option. PSI selections appear on the Transcript Verification Reports (TVRs) beginning in April as well as the PSI Selections Student Summary Report detailed below.


Note: Requests to send final transcripts to additional PSIs can be made for a fee by submitting an online transcript order after July 1 at:


Student Name Confirmation


Students should ensure that their name on their transcript matches the name they provide in their applications to post-secondary institutions. A student can check their first and last name as reported to the Ministry on their Unofficial Transcript of Grades found on the Student Secure Web.


Can’t find a PSI?


If a specific PSI is not listed in Sections 1, 2 or 3 of the PSI Selections form, please send an email with the name and address of the PSI you wish to see added to:


More information and Reference


Additional information can be found on page 130 of the 2016/17 Handbook of Procedures.






PSI Selections Student Summary Report for Schools

Schools may use the Summary report to identify students who are applying to a post-secondary institution but have not yet given the Ministry of Education permission via the online PSI Selections Form to release their transcript information. It can also be used to confirm which PSIs students have selected. The report shows:

1.     Each student in your school who has made one or more PSI Selections for 2017 to date.

2.     Each current Grade 12 and Grade “AD” student who has not made any 2017 PSI Selections to date.

This report is updated daily until May 4 and then at least weekly until mid-July.


Schools access this PDF report by logging into the School Secure Web (SSW) site: Once logged in, this PSI Selections-Student Summary Report is accessed by clicking on the “Post Secondary Reports” link.




Please encourage other appropriate school staff to subscribe to the TRAX Updates mailing list.


The TRAX Updates mailing list is the primary means of Ministry to school communication relating  to data collection, exam administration and  student transcripts.


To subscribe or unsubscribe, please visit:



May 11

Douglas College’s English Upgrading (ENGU)

Attention all Gr 12 students applying to Douglas College!

If you did not achieve English 12 with a C (60%) and are concerned about their options.  Douglas College’s English Upgrading (ENGU) offers an efficient pathway to regular college programs by improving students’ skills in critical reading, strategic researching and academic writing. 

If you would like more information, please contact Douglas College directly at or 604-527-5463 (New Westminster Campus) or 604-777-6196 (Coquitlam Campus).




May 09

Fentanyl and Youth: Truth, Hope and Moving Forward – Presentation



‘Fentanyl and Youth:  Truth, Hope,and Moving Forward’

Presentation by the Burnaby School District



As you are aware it is the time of year for parties and celebrations.   Many students are attending house parties and events where there may be the consumption of drugs and alcohol.  While socializing with peers is an important part of growing up and we want to encourage our students to have a positive and safe experiences.  The Burnaby Community is inviting parents to a discussion about drug and alcohol use and to  provide some information on the current Fentanyl trends in Burnaby.   Please join us for an informative event to discuss what every family needs to know about Fentanyl, substance use and addiction.  If you are interested in attending please click on link below to register.



Mon, 29 May 2017

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT


Burnaby Central Secondary School

6011 Deer Lake Parkway

Burnaby, BC V5G 0A9


May 09

Summer Science Program for Teens

Below is a summer opportunity for high school students. This program is presented by Genome BC, a non-profit research organization based in Vancouver that invests in genomics research throughout BC. Geneskool is the education outreach component of Genome BC. Every summer, Geneskool presents this summer program at Capilano University in North Vancouver.


Genome BC – Geneskool Summer Science Program for Teens

This week-long day program offers students that have completed Science 9 or higher a unique opportunity to explore aspects of biotechnology, genomics, inheritance, virology, forensics and microbiology and use their new knowledge to solve a puzzling mystery. Hosted at Capilano University in North Vancouver, students will participate in a variety of hands-on labs using state-of-the-art lab facilities and learn the molecular biology techniques that scientists use every day. In addition to labs, students have an opportunity to tour the campus, hear from fascinating guest speakers, and explore potential education and career paths. Program dates are August 21st – 25th, 2017; space is limited; registration ends August 14th. More information and application can be found at<>.


Please share this information with your science teachers to share with their students. Much appreciated! If you have any questions, please let me know!


Ashley Port, MS, CGC

Geneskool Summer Camp Director

and Lower Mainland Assistant Coordinator

604-675-1030 Ext 139


Check out what we’ve been up to! Click here<> to read Genome British Columbia’s 2015-2016 annual report: “Building a sustainable world”.

May 09

One Girl Can

One Girl Can is an organization that presented to our Youth and Community Services Committee. They are a charitable organization that provides an opportunity for Canadian students to fundraise for girls in Africa.


One Girl Can connects students graduating from schools in Canada (Grade 12 grad and Grade 7 transition to high school) with their equivalent in Africa to help them achieve a similar educational standard that will open doors to opportunity.


How it works:

  • Students sponsor girls their age in Africa
  • Work to fundraise for that student
  • $500 for secondary school scholarships
  • $3500 for university scholarships
  • One Girl Can connects them to a fundraising opportunity if they wish to use it:
    • AG Hair provides shampoo – at below cost – $10
    • Students sell shampoo ($35 I believe) to friends/neighbours
    • 100% of profits go to scholarships for secondary school and university scholarships in Africa


For more information you can connect directly with:

jennifer napier | fund development coordinator

  2. 1.604.294.8870 ext . 146

Mar 29

Summer School Information

Summer School Information has arrived!

Below is an attached link to Summer School courses being offered this summer in the Burnaby School District and registration process.  If you have any questions please see your counsellor in Student Services.


Mar 29

KPU Updates


April 11th is KPU’s Major Entrance Scholarship Deadline. Major Entrance Scholarships go up to $20,000, and students only have to apply once to be considered for all KPU entrance awards. More information can be found online at ca/awards

April 5th is Surrey Parent Night: KPU will be hosting an evening for parents from 5:30-7:30 at the Surrey campus. The event will include tours, a general KPU presentation, as well as a panel discussion that includes a current student, a parent, and a co-op employer. Parents can register online at ca/parentnight.

Extended Application Deadlines: Some limited intake programs have extended their deadlines for the Fall. The full listing can be found at ca/admission/deadlines-extended

Mar 29

Douglas College Updates


UPDATE 1 – Financial Aid:  Applications for our Entrance Scholarships are open now!  

  • Deadline to submit application is April 1st 
  • Deadline to submit all supporting documents is April 7th
  • Once the student is admitted and has a student # they can access the application through My Account – Financial Aid – Award Applications – Entrance Awards Application
  • The student only needs to submit one application in order to be assessed for every award that they may be eligible for

 UPDATE 2 – Nursing:  There are a limited number of designated seats in the Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing Applicants program.

 UPDATE 3 – Psychiatric Nursing:  A limited number of seats in the Academic Foundations for Potential Psychiatric Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing programs are designated for Aboriginal applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal, meet the academic and the final admission requirements. Aboriginal applicants must contact Dave Seaweed, Aboriginal Coordinator, at 604-527-5565 or Tanya Joostema, Aboriginal Student Advisor, at 604-777-6188 if interested in being considered for a designated seat in the AFPN or the BSPN program. 

 HAVEN’T YET APPLIED TO DOUGLAS? IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Seats are still available in open enrollment programs such as General Studies. As always, the simplified admissions process means you need to:

  1. Graduate from high school
  2. Have a C or higher in English 12, or B or higher in Communications 

Feb 25

Capilano Info Night


Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to Capilano University’s North Vancouver campus for their annual Explore Capilano Info Night. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Capilano’s programs, entrance requirements, and university transfer options. Students are encouraged to RSVP at for a chance to win prizes. Free parking will be also be available.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 –  5:30 to 8:00p

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