University of Toronto & BC Post-Secondary Information Presentations

Burnaby South is happy to be hosting 2 Post-Secondary Presentations Tomorrow, November 24th

  1. University of Toronto will be here for a special presentation in the Multi-Purpose Room from 10:30am to 11:30am
    • The University of Toronto Presenter will provide important information on UofT’s Programs, Campus Life and Admission Requirements.  It will also be an excellent opportunity for all of you to get all of your questions answered right away!
    • This is the ONLY time they will be here this year!!
    • Students should get an permission slip from their Counsellor to attend the presentation
    • Parents are welcome to attend this presentation
  2. BC Post-Secondary Information Afternoon will take place in the Cafeteria from 1pm to 3pm


Both Events are FANTASTIC opportunities for Students and Parents/Guardians to meet with these Post-Secondary Institutions, and gather all the important information about future admissions

SFU Admissions Presentation




Are you interested in attending SFU in the future?

SFU will be here on Wednesday, November 23rd at 3:30pm, for a special presentation in the Multi-Purpose Room, at Burnaby South.

This presentation is open to any Grade 10 to 12 Students and Parents

The SFU Presenter will provide information on SFU’s Programs, Campus Life and Admission Requirements.  It will also be an excellent opportunity for all of you to get all of your questions answered right away!

This is the ONLY time they will be here this year!! Make sure you come if you are interested!!

Good Luck!

UBC Updates – November

Application deadlines

For students who would like to be considered for early admission for the 2017 Winter Session, as well as a Major Entrance Scholarship, the application deadline is December 1, 2016.

The deadline for the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award and International Scholars Program Awards is December 1, 2016.

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

Early admission to UBC

UBC will make early offers of admission to a limited number of highly competitive high school students who follow the Canadian curriculum. Please see our early admissions blog post for more details.

Schulich Leader Scholarships

The Schulich Leader Scholarships program recognizes students across Canada who demonstrate excellence in academics and community leadership, and plan to study in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) areas at either of UBC’s campuses during their undergraduate degree.

Financial planning

We encourage students to start their financial planning for university studies early. Students applying to the Okanagan campus may contact Student Services to learn more about their financial options. On the Vancouver campus, Enrolment Services Professionals are available to help students with financial planning and resources.

UBC Applied Science Open House

Open House

We look forward to seeing you on November 26, 2016.


Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Engineers, nurses and architects help prevent disease, reduce poverty and create solutions to protect people and our planet.

There’ll be cool demonstrations, fascinating lab tours, informative presentations. Talk to advisors, professors and current students about all your options. Learn how applied science can make a world of difference. Bring your friends and family to explore – we suggest you plan to attend the whole day, as there are activities happening throughout the day.

Registration is required for the Lab Tours and eng•cite Girls Lunch – all other activities are drop-in and first come, first served.

RSVP here for the Open House

RSVP here for the Lab Tours – Registration for lab tours will open in November

RSVP here for the eng•cite Girls Lunch

Advising Hub

10:00am – 4:00pm

Have questions about courses? About services? About admissions? Questions about anything at all? Come talk to one of our Engineering Student Services Academic Advisors in Kaiser 1100.

Academic Booth Fair

10:00am – 4:00pm

Come visit each of our academic departments and programs in the Kaiser Atrium. Professors and current students will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you have. If you are interested in biomedical engineering, ask about it at the Electrical & Computer Engineering booth or the Mechanical Engineering booth. We also have a Pre-Med Alternative Path for students interested in applying to medical school after their undergraduate degree – check with our Welcome Booth for directions to get more information. We will also be joined by the School of Nursing and the School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture.


School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture | School of Engineering – UBC’s Okanagan campus | School of Nursing

Vantage College | Biomedical Engineering | Chemical and Biological Engineering | Civil Engineering

Engineering Co-operative Program | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering Physics

Environmental Engineering | Geological Engineering | Integrated Engineering

Mechanical Engineering | Mining Engineering | Materials Engineering


Presentations will be in the CHBE Building. The Geering Up Engineering & Science Show will be in the Macleod Building.

We highly recommend attending the “Why Engineering?” and “admissions” presentations to get the basic information you need: learn about the diverse field of engineering and why it’s an amazing field to enter and planning to attend UBC. Then, listen to one of our students talk about their student experiences: globally and on campus and all the opportunities available to you. Find out the benefits of our Co-op Program and where you can go with it. We will post the schedule closer to the Open House.

Lab Tours

Would you like to see inside one of our labs? Find out what it is like to be a civil engineering, solving water flow problems. Or would you like to see what our current student design teams are working on? Take a tour and find out more. We will post the schedule and registration for lab tours closer to Open House.

eng•cite Lunch for Grade 10-12 Girls

Grade 10-12 girls interested in science and math are invited to attend the eng•cite Lunch for an opportunity to talk to and hear presentations by women who are currently studying engineering or young alumnae who are working in the industry. We would like to provide an open forum to enable discussions with and questions to other female students/engineers who were facing a similar decision more recently, and why they chose their path.

RSVP here for the eng-cite Girls Lunch

Dalhousie University – Vancouver Info Session

dalhousieDalhousie’s Fall Information Session will be in Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building on Wednesday, November 23rd

The session will cover what it means to be a student at Dalhousie and include topics like programs, admissions, student life, and much more. Pre-registration for students is required and available at under the Upcoming Events link

At this session, students have the option of applying on the spot and will receive an admissions decision by email within 24 hours. On-site admissions drop-off will be available between 6:00-6:45pm, with the information session beginning at 7:00pm.

In order to be considered for on-site admissions, students will need to bring the following:

  • A completed paper application form (available at
  • Application Fee of $70 (payable by cheque, or filling out credit card information on the application; Cash payment will NOT be accepted)
  • Current high school transcript will all final grade 11 marks
  • List of current and expected grade 12 courses (this can also be indicated on the transcript)

Discover Pharmacy Day – UBC

Discover Pharmacy Day on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, University of British Columbia!

Discover Pharmacy Day is a one-day event that gives students a sneak-peak into the world of pharmacy. This event is geared towards high school students (Grades 10-12) who are interested in health sciences programs and want to learn more about what it means to be a pharmacist!

Participants will choose two workshops, sit in on an interesting lecture from our very own Dr. James P. McCormack, Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Co-host of the popular Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast, and learn about how to start their journey to pharmacy school. Participants will receive a certificate to acknowledge their participation in the learning sessions – after all, the workshops are taken straight from Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum!

Spaces are limited, so it’s best to apply early. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 13, 2016.

More information can be found on our event page here:

To apply, students can fill out this application form:

McGill University Information


mcgill-university-logoMcGill University is coming to Burnaby South on Friday, November 18th (9am to 10am) – in Student Services

The University Presenter will provide information on McGill’s Programs, Campus Life and Admission Requirements.  It will also be an excellent opportunity for all of you to get all of your questions answered right away!

McGill University will also be holding 3 Information Sessions in Vancouver.

Students are invited to attend and speak with McGill University Recruitment and Admissions Officers about academic programs, campus activities, and student life in Montreal.

Space is LIMITED to these Information Sessions, and Registration is REQUIRED

The 3 Sessions available are as follows: 

  • West Vancouver – Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Mulgrave School
    • 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane
    • West Vancouver, BC
  • Surrey – Wednesday, November 23, 2016
    • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Southridge Secondary
    • The Great Hall in Senior School
    • 2656 160th Street
    • Surrey, BC
  • Vancouver – Saturday, November 26, 2016
    • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • York House School
    • 4176 Alexandra St.
    • Vancouver, BC


University of Alberta Info

University ouniversity_of_alberta_logof Alberta is coming to Burnaby South on Wednesday, November 16th (9:45am to 10:30am) – in the Multi-purpose Room.

The University Presenter will provide information on University of Alberta’s Programs, Campus Life and Admission Requirements.  It will also be an excellent opportunity for all of you to get all of your questions answered right away!

University of Alberta will also be holding Application Workshops on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Various Times at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (791 W. Georgia St).

Advisors will guide Grade 12 students through the application process to help complete and submit their online application for admissions.  Advisors will also be able to provide advice on programs information and answer any other questions.

Students can register here for the workshops:

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 🙂

University of Toronto Updates

Changes to our scholarships

The U of T Scholars Program, for which students are automatically considered, has been increased from $6,000 to $7,500 for students starting in September 2017. We have discontinued the President’s Entrance Scholarship Program which has allowed for the increased U of T Scholars Award. For scholarship consideration, the university does not include repeated marks; the grade achieved from the first attempt in a course will be used.

The U of T National Scholarship Program is open for applications from domestic high school students in Canada. Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. The deadline for the National Book Award and the National Scholarship Program is November 4.

Finally, this year the university has introduced the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes top international students from around the world, including those living in Canada. Please visit for more information about how you can nominate a student to become a Pearson Scholar.

Please visit for more information about fees, financial aid, and our scholarship programs.

Deadlines and supplemental applications

The application deadline for all direct-entry undergraduate programs is January 13, 2017. Find deadlines for all application types and programs here.

We also want to remind you that most programs at U of T do not require supplementary applications, auditions or profiles. Admission categories that do require additional applications or information include:

Applicants will be notified directly by the campus or faculty through their applicant portal about how to complete the application and next steps. Some deadline dates are early in the new year, so applicants are encouraged to check their status early.

New and updated programs

Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

  • New specialist streams in Architectural Studies: Comprehensive; Design of Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism; History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism; Technology of Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism
  • Two new specialist streams in Visual Studies: Studio; Critical Practices

U of T Scarborough

  • The Humanities and Social Sciences admission categories have been combined into one called “Social Sciences & Humanities”
  • French has become its own admission category
  • Visual & Performing Arts, Arts Management has been added as an admission category

Kinesiology & Physical Education

  • Biology and Physics are now recommended, not required

U of T Mississauga

  • Education Studies minor added
  • Forensic Science minor added
  • Combined Degree Program in Environmental Management and MSc in Sustainability Management added
  • Combined Psychology programs with MA in Child Study Education added

Applying to the Faculty of Arts & Science

When students apply to the Faculty of Arts & Science (U of T St. George only), they will be asked to rank their college interest. If your students are uncertain about the college system at the Faculty of Arts & Science, we’ve created this short video to help explain the importance of the colleges.

Connecting with us

We’ve started a new blog to keep you and your students up to date on the application process and what’s going on at U of T. Visit to take a virtual reality tour, find information on our new Career Navigator and see the sights of Orientation Week.

And if you or your students are active Snapchat users, follow us at FutureUofT. We have current students taking over our account on a regular basis to give you a look into their daily lives at U of T.