Oct 17

Welcome to the Burnaby South Counselling Department Blog!

Welcome to the Burnaby South Counselling Blog 🙂

In this Blog, you will find any pieces of important information related to:  Counsellor’s Information, Course Selection, Graduation & Post-Secondary Information, Scholarships, Peacemakers, or various other important tidbits of info.

It is always important to check Post-Secondary websites for the most up-to-date information related to admission requirements and averages, as the information on here is to be used as a guide.

If you have any questions for your Counsellor, please feel free to visit their office, or send them an email 🙂

Oct 14

Burnaby South APP!!

Hey Burnaby South!! 

Have you heard we now have a School APP????

Here’s the Instructions Below for how to not only Download the APP, but if you are currently a Grade 11 or 12, you can ADD yourself to the special Grade 11 or Grade 12 Class



























Oct 14

UVIC Updates!

  1. Online application is now open
    We are now accepting applications for next September. The deadline for current high school students is February 28, 2017. Encourage your students to apply as soon as possible. www.uvic.ca/apply
  2. Supplementary application materials update
    Several UVic programs require applicants to answer supplementary questions or upload specific documents (such as letters of intent, resumes and references) in addition to their regular application. Depending on the program, students may be asked to upload these materials before or after submitting their application, or to send documents directly to the department. A listing of programs that require supplemental application information is available on our website. www.uvic.ca/supplemental
  3. Self-reporting opens February 15, 2017
    We would like to remind all current grade 12 students completing a Canadian high school curriculum or a full IB diploma at a school in Canada must self-report their grades between February 15 and March 31, 2017.  www.uvic.ca/self-reporting  The link for students to self-report will be available on the application portal beginning February 15, 2017.
  4. English language proficiency deadlines
    All applicants to UVic (regardless of country of origin or citizenship status) are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission. www.uvic.ca/elr
    Deadlines to submit proof of English language proficiency are:
    *  Gustavson School of Business – March 15, 2017
        *  All other faculties and programs – May 1, 2017
    Students are reminded that applications will not be processed until proof of language proficiency has been confirmed. They are encouraged to submit documentation as soon as possible
  5. MyUVic accounts (NEW)
    In order for prospective students to receive notifications regarding upcoming recruitment events and activities, register for events, book campus tours and receive timely reminders during key phases of the application/admission process, they will now be required to sign up for a MyUVic account at www.myuvic.ca.  Please encourage students who are interested in UVic to sign up as soon as possible.
  6. Ways to connect
    UVic offers several ways for high school students to connect with the campus, staff and current UVic students.
    *  MyUVic Life student blog – a blog written by current UVic students for students. Your students are sure to find some interesting and relatable stories to help them to learn more about the university from a student perspective. Visit www.uvic.ca/myuviclife for a glimpse of what it’s really like to be a Vike from one of our 26 undergraduate bloggers!
    *  My First Year @ UVic Facebook group – a space for students to ask UVic questions and chat with other prospective, incoming and current students now, and throughout their time at UVic. www.facebook.com/groups/103233444672/
    *  MyUVic Twitter – A perfect communication tool for you and your students to get quick responses to your questions. As we say in Student Recruitment, “We’re only a tweet away!”  www.twitter.com/MyUVic
    *  UVic Virtual Tour – Can’t make it to campus for a tour?  No problem. Students can take an online virtual tour. This is a great way to experience UVic’s campus from your desktop or mobile device. UVic students will guide you through the places they live and learn, including popular spaces, buildings and faculties. There are 16 stops, each with 360° panoramas, videos and photos. See UVic like you’ve never seen it before!
  7. UVic events for high school students
    In addition to our major on-campus events, we’ll be visiting several cities across the country to bring UVic to your students. www.uvic.ca/future-students/undergraduate/connect/events/ 


Oct 13

UBC Updates!!

There are a number of important updates for the month of October.

New application deadline

The application deadline to be considered for early admission for the 2017 Winter Session is December 1, 2016.

The final application deadline for the 2017 Winter Session is January 15, 2017.

Personal Profile

The Personal Profile is used to assess a student’s preparedness for university. Applicants are asked to reflect on past experiences, accomplishments, and challenges by answering five to seven questions. Read our advice and watch our video on how to put forth a strong Personal Profile.

Undergraduate entrance scholarships

The Major Entrance Scholarship program recognizes exceptional students for their academic and non-academic achievements by offering awards valued up to $40,000. Students who apply by December 1 will be automatically considered for this award.

The Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is designed to improve access to post-secondary education for students facing significant financial barriers. This award is valued up to $80,000 and requires a separate application. Deadline to apply is December 1. 

A number of Major Entrance Scholarships and Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards are designated specifically for Aboriginal students. Applicants can self-identify as Aboriginal in their application to UBC.

International undergraduate entrance scholarships

UBC also recognizes the achievements of outstanding students from around the world by devoting non-public funds to scholarships and awards for international students.

Tuition waiver for youth in care

UBC is now offering a tuition waiver for eligible youth aging out of care. Students can identify as a youth in care in their application to UBC.

Sep 26

Language Challenge Exams!!

Courses Offered To Challenge

  • French 11 or 12
  • German 11 or 12
  • Japanese 11 or 12
  • Korean 11 or 12
  • Mandarin 11 or 12
  • Punjabi 11 or 12
  • Spanish 11 or 12

If you would like to complete a Language Challenge Exam, you MUST complete the following:

  1. Download the Language Challenge Exam and fill it out completely 
    • You need to complete pages 10 & 11 online before you print out the application
  2.  Attach a cheque for $50 (which will be refunded once you complete the Challenge exam) made out to: Delta School District – International Students must attach a non-refundable cheque for $165
    • You must also print your full name, school and course you are challenging on the back of the cheque
  3. Attach a recent, original photo of you (can be passport type or school photo)
    • It CANNOT be a photocopy of a picture
    • It CANNOT include anybody else in the picture (ie; friends, family, pets)
  4. Submit the COMPLETED Application Package to Ms. Fenn (in Student Services, room C118) no later than October 20th

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are here

For further information, please see the following link:  http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/content/schools/secondary/challengeexams

♦  NOTE: Challenge exam marks can no longer be used as part of your GPA calculation for admission to UBC…it will meet the Language Requirement, but not the GPA calculation

Sep 22

Canadian Universities Event – FIRST TIME AT SOUTH!!

Hey Burnaby South!


We will be hosting the Canadian Universities Event on Thursday, September 29th from 9am to 10:45am in the Cafeteria.

Any Burnaby South Students & Parents are encouraged to attend the event, where you will have a chance to:

  • collect materials
  • discuss admissions
  • learn about residences
  • scholarships

The following Universities from Across Canada will ALL be HERE at Burnaby South on Thursday, to answer all of your questions:

  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
  • Queens University
  • Acadian University
  • Ambrose University
  • Bishop’s University
  • Capilano University
  • Carleton University
  • Concordia University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Emily Carr University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Huron University College
  • King’s University College
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • MacEwan University
  • McMaster University
  • Mount Allison University
  • Mount Royal University
  • Nipissing University
  • Quest University Canada
  • Royal Military College
  • St Francis Xavier
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • The King’s University
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Trent University
  • Trinity Western University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Fraser Valley
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Guelph-Humber
  • University of King’s College
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Northern BC
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of PEI
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Waterloo
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University



Mar 10

Course Selection – September 2016

Hey Burnaby South,

Today, you all received a Presentation in the Michael J Fox Theatre, on Course Selection for your courses for September 2016

We all understand that there was a lot of information to absorb in the Power Points in such a short amount of time, so we have uploaded each Power Point for you to view at your leisure:

If you did not get a copy of each of them, there are copies in Student Services, or you can download the PDF and print it off:

If you do have any questions at all about Course Selection, please come make an appointment with your Counsellor 🙂

  • If you forgot who your Counsellor is, please see the Counsellors “tab” of the Blog for the breakdown

Oct 15


Hey Grads!!

There’s a number of new scholarships that I’ve added to the Scholarships Tab under the 2015/2016 Scholarships!!

A number of them are due THIS MONTH!

So make sure you check them out 🙂

Good Luck!!


Apr 17

Burnaby Summer School –> In School

Hey Burnaby South!

Registration for Summer School Courses will begin on Friday, April 12th

All Classes will begin on July 2nd

Students Going Into Grade 8 or 9

  • These courses offered in Summer School are for students who have previously taken a course and have not yet received a PASSING mark in that course
  • Students can take “Preview” courses to learn and practice concepts and skills in preparation for courses enrolled in September, but they will NOT be granted Credit for the course taken
  • Courses are NOT offered for students who wish to earn Advance Credit for Grade 8 or 9 Courses.
  • These classes will end on Friday, July 24th 
  • NOTE: Students may ONLY register in 1 course due to the time required for completion of the course

Students Going Into Grade 10 to 12

  • These Courses in Grade 10, 11 and 12 are for students who wish to:
    • Acquire 4 Credits for a course not taken before
    • Upgrade a mark for a course taken previously
    • Repeat a course
    • Preview a course
  • Students may register in 2 Courses in the Summer (one in the morning session and one in the afternoon session)
  • These classes will end on Friday, August 6th

NOTE:  For those courses with Provincial Exams (Eng 10, Sci 10, Math 10, Socials 11 & Eng 12), these Provincial Exams will be the week of Aug 10th – 13th 

ELL Students

  • Courses are available for students to improve their English Language skills with a focus on:  speaking, listening, reading & writing
  • Students wishing to take Planning 10 MUST be in ELL Level 2
  • ELL Students will need to complete a “Permission to Attend” form –> you can get 1 from your  ELL Teacher


How to Register??

  1. You MUST have your PEN Number (Personal Education Number)…this is found on your Report Card
  2. You can register 3 ways:
    1. Online www.burnabycce.ca
      April 7 – June 29
    2. By Phone 604-296-6902
      April 13 – June 29: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 4pm
    3. In Person Administration Office 5325 Kincaid St
      (International & Continuing Education Building)
      April 20 – 23: Mon – Thurs 9am – 3pm & 5 – 7pm
      April 24 – June 26: Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm
    4. NOTE:  CURRENT GRADE 12 STUDENTS must register in person, bring 2 pieces of identification and provide their Personal Education Number (PEN)

Apr 17

UBC Admissions Update (April 2015)!!

Many of you are now starting to receive notifications that you are being accepted to UBC.  Here’s some answers to some questions you may have at this time:

Conditional Admission
“I was offered conditional admission to UBC! What does that mean?”

Sound familiar?

Please refer to the UBC website for information on how to keep their offer of admission.

Housing Deadline
Many of you have applied to live in residence when you filled out your UBC application. But if you haven’t, it’s not too late. All students can still apply for housing online until May 1. You have until June 2 to accept your UBC offer of admission and keep your housing guarantee.

Destination UBC
The best way for all of you to see UBC for yourselfs and to visit!

All students who have received offers of admission from UBC are invited to UBC’s Okanagan or Vancouver campuses for Destination UBC in May. The deadline to register for travel reimbursement is April 29. Space is limited and we don’t want to anyone to miss out.

Students can register at you.ubc.ca.

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