Welcome to the Moscrop Counsellors’ Blog!

Welcome back to school!  And congratulations on finding our Student Services Blog!  This is where you’ll be able to find updates on upcoming events, post-secondary information, special presentations from visiting guest speakers, and reminders about special events and application deadlines. And if you have any questions throughout the year, come and see one of the counsellors in Student Services (room 317).                                                                                                                                                                                        -Moscrop’s Counsellors

Diploma and Certificate Programs Offered By Burnaby Continuing Education​

It’s an exciting time of year for senior students who are considering options for themselves after graduation. Did you know that Burnaby CCE offers diploma programs similar to those offered at colleges such as Vancouver Community College, Douglas College, Langara College, etc.  Burnaby CCE programs are recognized by regulatory bodies, associations and employers.  95% of grads find employment in the field within 6 months of graduation.

Here is a sample of some of the programs that are offered:                                       Early Childhood Education – starts Sept 5, 2017
Medical Office Assistant – starts Sept 13, 2017
Health Care Assistant – starts Sept 25, 2017
Dental Office Administration – starts Sept 14, 2017
Therapeutic Recreation Aide – starts Sept 18, 2017
Landscape Horticulturist Apprenticeship Levels 1 & 2 – starts Jan 2018
Makeup Artistry – starts Sept 26, 2017

Details can be found at http://www.burnabycce.ca/certificates/

If  you are interested in learning more about the diploma/certificate programs offered by Burnaby CCE, contact:  Linda VanderHeide, Program Coordinator, Burnaby Community & Continuing Education  tel:  604-296-6932 extension 663001



If so, you are invited to an information evening at UBC on Wednesday, June 14th in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Vancouver Campus. This is a great session for grade 12s who are starting to register for first-year courses and have questions about the admission requirements for the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program. Please RSVP for this event here.

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FAIR – Sunday, April 30, 1-4pm @ Vancouver Convention Centre.

Vancouver’s largest university fair is for students in grade 9-11. Advisors from 200 universities will be on hand to present on topics such as admissions to Canadian, US and UK institutions, as well as program offerings, tuition fees, scholarships, standardized testing, and medical school admission. The opening keynote workshops will begin at 12:30pm. To register for this free event please visit:  Vancouver International University Fair



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



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 

University of Alberta registration session is on April 1st , 2017

UofA is coming to Vancouver on Saturday, April 1st and students who have been accepted to the university are invited to a Registration 101 session. Students must accept their offer of admission to attend. At the session, students will learn to navigate Bear Tracks, build a draft schedule, get advice on course selection for the first year of university, and meet fellow incoming first-year students. UAlberta Advisors will also be on hand to answer all questions. Limited spots are available. Students can register at uab.ca/reg101

B.C.I.T. BIG INFO SESSION – Wednesday, March 1st from 5:00-8:00pm

If you’re interested in learning more about the programs offered at  B.C.I.T., this is a great opportunity and you won’t want to miss it!  B.C.I.T. has more than 400 programs in the areas of technology, trades, business, computers and sciences. This open house will take place at the Burnaby Campus and all students and parents are welcome to attend.  

UBC Sauder School of Business Info Sessions

Grade 8-12 students are invited to visit the UBC Vancouver campus and learn more about the BCom program and to explore career possibilities in business.  Additional information about each session and registration to attend can be found at the following link: sauderundergraduateoffice.eventbrite.comHere are the info session dates:

  • February 17, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
  • February 24, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
  • March 24, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
  • May 8, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
  • May 29, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM



If so, you and your parents are invited to attend  the Information SessionStudy Law, Health Sciences and Business in the UK on February 28th, 2017, 5:30-8:00pm at the BCIT Burnaby Campus – SE2: Town square D.  To register for this free event go to:  www.eventbrite.ca/e/study-law-health-sciences-and-business-in-the-uk-information-session-tickets-30895223445