This fall, we're hosting Big Info on Zoom over three nights.
Big Info is the largest program expo and information session at BCIT. It’s your chance to find out about all our programs – from business, computing, and health to engineering, trades, and applied sciences.
We invite you and your parents to join us for our largest online info session from the comfort of your own home.
Big Info: At-home Edition
October 6, 7, and 8, 4 pm
View full schedule online
Each night will cover different industry sectors as well as key student services areas. While the event may look a little different this time, your students will still be able to explore multiple areas of study, hear from faculty and staff, and get all their questions answered.
They’ll also have a chance to win one of five prizes of $1000 in tuition.
Virtual University of Toronto and U of T Engineering Opportunities
Throughout the Fall, we will be offering virtual information sessions and events to help students with their research on the University of Toronto. To help you with navigating these opportunities, we wanted to direct you to the Discover U of T microsite.
U of T Engineering Viewbooks
The PDF version of the U of T Engineering viewbook can be accessed here.
For more information on our Engineering programs, admission requirement, etc., please visit our website at: discover.engineering.utoronto.ca.
We want to see the right students in the right places for the right reasons
TAKE PART IN OUR VIRTUAL FAIRS THIS FALL
What’s post-secondary education all about? Is it about choosing a specific career? Or is it about developing the skills you need to become successful in any number of different jobs and careers?
The truth is that post-secondary can be about all of the above and more. And you definitely don’t need to have all of the answers right away. In fact, it’s ok to change your mind about what you want to get out of your post-secondary experience along the way.
The key is to give yourself as many options as possible in the future. Choose the post-secondary opportunities that fit your skills and interests. Open up more doors in your future. The more you know about the different opportunities out there, the more likely you are to find that right fit.
BURNABY SCHOOL DISTRICT VIRTUAL FAIR SCHEDULE
- Monday, November 9 --> 2:00-6:00pm
- Tuesday, November 10 --> 3:00-7:00pm
NOTE: Students can login in at any time during the 4-hour fairs; those institutions doing live presentations will start them at 15-minutes after the hour; some institutions might do four presentations, while others may only do one or two
- Students should plan to use all the time available to them to explore all the members booths in the fair and see who are doing presentations.
- Some institutions will also have pre-recorded presentations that can be viewed at any time
Here is a link to a short 1-minute video that provides a clear introduction for you and your parents on how to use the Virtual Fair platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7-Ath_mH2E
Hi Grade 12's!!
If you missed out on your CLC 12 / Graduation presentation this past week in the Michael J Fox Theatre with Mr. Kwan, Ms. Kuang & your Counsellors, please come and see them ASAP!!
Make sure to check your Microsoft Teams Email Account for important emails from Ms. Fenn regarding Graduation & Scholarships.
Hey Burnaby South!!
Are you interested in Challenging a Language that you are already fluent in?
NOTE: Covid-19: Unless there are some future changes to the BC Operational Guidelines regarding education, we are planning to have in-person exams for Language Challenge in January 2021. We will rigorously follow all Provincial Covid-19 guidelines and safety measures during exam days
COURSES OFFERED TO CHALLENGE
- French 11 or 12
- Japanese 11 or 12
- Korean 11 or 12
- Mandarin 11 or 12 (Traditional & Simplified)
- Punjabi 11 or 12
- Spanish 11 or 12
If you would like to complete a Language Challenge Exam, you MUST complete the following:
- Download the Language Challenge Exam Application Package and fill it out COMPLETELY --> it is attached to an email sent to your Microsoft Teams Email account
- You need to complete pages 9, 10 & 11 online before you print out the Application and bring it to me
- Any Applications which have been completed in pen will be returned to you to redo
- Attach a cheque for $50 (which will be refunded once you complete the Challenge exam) made out to: Delta School District --> Please NO Bank Drafts
- You must also print your Full Name, School and Course you are challenging on the back of the cheque
- FYI….If you fail to show up to your exam, then your $50 deposit will NOT be refunded
- Note: all International Students need to submit $195 as a non-refundable fee for exams
- Attach a recent, original photo of you (can be passport type or school photo)
- It MUST be an actual picture picture (NO photocopies, scans, etc..)
- if you do not have an actual physical picture, then go get a Passport photo done and bring one of those
- You can go to Crystal Mall, Metrotown, Costco, etc….
- It CANNOT be a photocopy of a picture
- It CANNOT include anybody else in the picture (ie; friends, family, pets)
- Submit the COMPLETED Application Package to Ms. Fenn (in Student Services, room C118) no later than Monday, October 21st
- Exam dates are either: January 23rd or 24th, 2021 – in DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT
- Confirmation emails will be sent out by December 15, 2020. If you have not received an email confirmation letter by mid-December please contact us by email or 604-940-5550
♦ NOTE: All universities in Canada accept our Language Challenge exam marks. UBC accepts Challenge credits for pre-requisite and requirements for courses and second-language requirements but does not accept Challenge marks as part of the GPA calculation for admission. It is highly recommended that you check with your intended university for their admissions requirements.
Any questions??? Please send me an email.
Hello Burnaby South!
Your Course Verifications are ready for you to view on your Student MyEd Portal.
This year, ALL Course Verifications will be completed ONLINE ONLY through this Course Request Verification Form, found through this Link --> Microsoft Teams Course Request Verification Form
- This Course Request Verification Form is DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH by 3pm
As a reminder, there will be NO COURSE CHANGES IN SEPTEMBER
Please look over your requests on your Student MyEd Portal thoroughly, checking for accuracy and indicate any changes which you would like to make:
- Complete the Course Request Verification Form ONLINE in FULL
- You will have an opportunity to type in any Course(s) you would like to change, and what you would like to add
Remember that you MUST provide 4 “Alternate Elective Courses” which you are interested in taking, should there be a conflict in your TImetable
- If you did not select 4 “Alternate Elective Courses” OR your listed any course twice, you will have 1 or more “NO ALTERNATES SELECTED” Course(s) in your list of selections. You MUST replace these with an “Alternate Elective Course”
- As a reminder, you CANNOT have a Course listed twice --> ie; as part of your 8 Courses, and as one of your “Alternate” Courses (this also includes having the “Regular” version of an Honours/AP Course in your “Alternates”)
- Your “Alternate Elective Courses” MUST be DIFFERENT from your 1st Choice in Electives
- If you applied for an Honours or AP Course(s) and it does not appear in your list of courses, that means that you did not get into the class, and have been placed on a Waitlist
Career Life Education 10 ONLINE
- If you are in Grade 9, 10 or 11 and you are planning on registering for Career Life Education 10 ONLINE to be completed in the Summer or September, you must register yourself through Burnaby Online:
A Few Tidbits of Info for you to think about as you finalize your Courses for September...
- MAKE SURE TO RESEARCH YOUR POST-SECONDARY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS NOW
- SFU & UBC have made A LOT of changes this past year regarding what their prerequisites and faculty requirements are:
- SFU: students must complete a MINIMUM of 5 approved Grade 12 Courses, including ALL required courses
- UBC: UBC will be adopting a comprehensive approach to admissions that focuses primarily on your marks in academic courses, but also considers the breadth, rigour, and relevancy of your coursework.
- University of Toronto:
- We will consider a wide range of Grade 11 and 12 courses and expect to see at least six courses presented at the Grade 12 level.
- Particular attention will be given to marks in pre-requisite subjects and in other courses related to the applicant’s intended area of study.
- Calculus 12 or Calculus AP (AB or BC) is required for programs with the Calculus prerequisite
- Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses are acceptable
- Courses in Applied Skills, Career Education, Work Experience, Challenge Exams, and Co-op courses are not used for admission consideration.
- Second Language Requirements....
- It is not a High School Graduation Requirement....BUT
- Most BC Universities require students to have completed at least a Language 11 (ie; French 11, Spanish 11, Punjabi 11)
- SFU --> will accept an Introductory Language 11
- UBC --> requires a Language 11
- BUT....if you're planning on going into the Faculty of Arts (English, History, Geography, Psychology), then you will have to complete either a Language 12, OR complete a 1st year language course at the University
- FYI...that means spending approx $1000+ for a first year language, that you will probably never use again...what's worse, taking a Language 12 course, or a University Language Course???
- Wanting To Go Into Business??
- If you are looking at studying Business, at any University/College, the following Courses are highly recommended to take:
- Pre-Calculus 12 --> requirement for applying for program
- Calculus --> highly recommended as you will be required to take Calculus in First Year
- Economics 12 --> in First Year, you take Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
- Financial Accounting 12 --> highly recommended as you will be required to take Financial Accounting in First Year
- Marketing & Promotions 11 & E-Commerce 12 --> if you want to focus on anything in the Marketing realm while in the Business Program, having this course will benefit you
- Entrepreneurship 12 --> If you want to focus on Marketing, or Opening your own Business, then having this course will benefit you
As a reminder: there will be NO COURSE CHANGES IN SEPTEMBER…so make all of your choices very carefully….please do your research on your Post-Secondary requirements so you have all of you pre-requisites
If you have forgotten which Courses are being offered for September 2020, please see each Grade Specific Course Selection Forms below:
Don’t forget that these Course Request Verifications Forms MUST be completed ONLINE and are DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH BY 3PM --> even if you are happy with all of your requests, we need to ensure that you and your Parents/Guardians have seen all of your requests for September.
Good Luck Everyone!!
Burnaby South Counsellors
We will be hosting the Canadian Universities Event on thursday, October 10th from 9am to 10:45am in the gym.
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
- AND MORE
The following Universities from Across Canada will ALL be HERE at Burnaby South on Thursday, to answer all of your questions:
- Acadian University
- Alberta University of the Arts
- Bishop's University
- Brock University
- Cape Breton 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
- Memorial University
- Mount Allison University
- Mount Royal University
- Mount Saint Vincent University
- Nipissing University
- Ontario Tech University
- Queens University
- Royal Military College
- Ryerson University
- Simon Fraser University
- St Francis Xavier University
- St Thomas University
- The King's University
- The Marine Institute
- Thompson Rivers University
- Trinity Western University
- University of Alberta
- University of British Columbia
- 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 Regina
- University of Saskatchewan
- University of Victoria
- University of Waterloo
- Vancouver Island University
- Western University
- Wilfrid Laurier University
- York University
If you didn’t get the opportunity to come out and see our Grade 12 Parent Information Evening on Thursday, September 19th at 6pm, or you missed the presentation in your English 12 Classes, here it the Presentation
Graduation Presentation 2020
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate contacting your child’s Counsellor
If you did not receive the 2 Handouts from the Presentations (Grade 12 Student Info: Month-By-Month Guidelines & White Package with Graduation Requirement Checklist/Student Profile Sheet/STS/How to Apply to College/Univ ) , please come to Student Services
Don’t forget to book your Grad Photos at Artona!!!!!
South grads have been given studio time from Friday Oct 4th to - Wed Oct 9th. Please book an online appointment at https://www.artona.com/schools/BBYS/programs/graduation#
WHAT’S THE SESSION LIKE?
- Personalized 30 Minute Professional Studio Session
- 4 Studio Rooms and 16 different looks
- Traditional Cap & Gown
- Choose 1:
- 1 Friendship Shot with 2 friends
- 1 Family Shot with Parents and Guardians ( 2 people max)
NOTE: if you don't get your photo taken, your go-card picture will be used for the yearbook
Remember to go have FUN with these!!!!