Strikers Weekly - Week of November 15, 2020











Though it was not the traditional ceremony, the Remembrance Day Committee should be applauded for their powerful and moving video performance.  Thank you for capturing the spirit of this day so well!




End of Quarter One - Wednesday  Start of Quarter Two - Thursday


It is a quick turn-around.  The end of Quarter One is only days away but the start of Quarter Two is only one day after.  Our focus right now should simply to finish strong. 


Photo Retakes

Just a reminder that November 20th is Photo Retakes.  This is an especially important date for those students who have not yet had their photos taken.  Artona will be on site beginning at 9:20am.  


Parking Lot Safety

As you are aware, students, cars, poor weather, when combined, make a dangerous combination.  While we appreciate that so many parents are willing to pick up and drop off their students, to ensure the safety of students, parents, and staff, we would ask you to exercise extreme caution.


There are severe limitations with the size and shape of our parking lot (particularly in the fall and winter months when the number of vehicles is the highest).


We strongly encourage you to avoid the absolute peak times for both drop off (just before the bell in the morning) and just after the bell (in the afternoon).  During these times, the volume of cars and pedestrians is at its peak.  If you can drop students off earlier and/or pick students up a bit later (even 10-15 minutes makes a huge difference), congestion rates will be significantly reduced and the risk to students and the drivers will decrease considerably.


We would also ask you to avoid the multiple lines of waiting cars.  This poses a huge risk to students and causes frustration for anyone who is in a spot, waiting to get out.  We don't want to wait for an accident to happen to prevent this.


Thank you for your help in dealing with a frustrating and potentially dangerous situation.


Dry After Grad Fundraising


From the Dry After Grad:


The Dry After Grad Committee (DAG) would like to count on your support to help raise funds for our Grads of 2020.  As you probably have heard, all Graduation Ceremonies and Activities have been put on hold for 2020, and our parent group is trying to think outside-the-box for ways to still make this milestone special for our 180 graduates.  We encourage everyone to pass the word on to your friends and family to help support our cause.


Starting now till November 25th, 2020 we are initiating two Fundraisers:


SAMOSA FUNDRAISER: Featuring Samosa’s, Authentic Indian Chai Teas, Chicken Strips, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mussels and much more!

Samosa Company Online Ordering, please click the link:



PURDY’S CHOCOLATE: Featuring the Christmas Catalogue for Traditional Purdy’s Chocolate, Gift Baskets and much more!

Purdy’s Chocolate Online Ordering, please click the link:


Pickup Date: Friday, December 11th, 2020 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Hugh McRoberts Secondary School

8980 Williams Road, Richmond,

Location: GYM





For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly at:


Week November 16 - 20, 2020

*Note:  due to the current Covid19 situation be sure to check post-secondary/email accounts/websites often for any updates. Contact Post-Secondary Institutions directly with questions regarding your application/offer and they will best advise you.

Reminders Among Post-Secondary Institutions Accepting Applications:

Sep 24   UBC Application Portal Opened

Oct 1     SFU Application Portal Opens. Apply via

Oct 1     Douglas College Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1     Langara College Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1     KPU Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1     BCIT-most applications open-varies-check and apply directly via BCIT Website


NOV 16 & 17  Japanese Virtual College Fair 2020 Each participating university has a designated program for international students who are interested in enrolling in 2022:


NOV 16 4 pm – 5 pm UBC Info Session: Bachelor of Arts (Vancouver). Register here:


​November 16 - 21 A Week of Events - UBC Open House: Faculty of Land and Food Systems (Vancouver). Register:


NOV 17 -10am-11am  UBC Info Session: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Okanagan). Register:


NOV 17 11am-12noon  UBC Info Session: Bachelor of Media Studies (Okanagan). Register:


NOV 17 5:30pm - 8:00pm  UBC Open House: Engineering (Okanagan) Register:


NOV 17 6pm - 7:30pm  UBC Open House: Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Vancouver) Register:


NOV 17 4 pm Bishops U in Quebec 3 Virtual Info Session


NOV 17 4-5 pm PST Ryerson University Virtual Info Session Via Zoom for Richmond Students and Their Parents

Programs, admissions, scholarships, co-op, internships, housing, athletics, and campus. Zoom Webinar ID: 912 3574 6162 Password: 584227


NOV 17 5-6 pm EXPLORE SFU Faculty of Environment Online Information Session of Programs overview, admission information, and will answer your questions. Register:


NOV 18 & 20 Langara Virtual Information Session for New and Prospective Arts & Science Students (e.g. university transfer) Application and transferring to university information etc.


​NOV 19 4:30 pm- 6 pm UBC Open House Bachelor of Commerce (Vancouver) To Register:


NOV 19, 24 4:30-6:30 pm PST USASK Express Information Session and Application Workshop Online Information Event

Programs, admission, application process, scholarship, and residence information. Register:


NOV 19, 20, 21 Three-day Explore CapU Virtual Open House Learn more about CapU’s 90+ programs. Connect with faculty and take part in a live chat. Select sessions you wish to attend:


Nov 19 Langara's Studio 58 Acting Program and Production Program Info Sessions:


NOV 19 BCIT Airline and Flight Operations and Commercial Pilot Programs Info Session:


NOV 21 7-8:30 pm and 1-2 p:30 pm UKing’s Virtual Open House: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PST Register:


NOV 21 Langara's Studio 58 Acting Program/Production Program Info Sessions:


NOV 21 9 am-1 pm National Portfolio Days at KPU The Wilson School of Design Will be Hosting a Virtual Booth for the entire National Portfolio Day Association season of events! 90+ Art/Design Schools to receive Portfolio feedback: ​​​​


NOV 21 1pm-2:30PM Gr. 8-9 Intro. To Machine Learning - UBC Geering Up Engineering Reg: 604 370 6111 for zoom link.


NOV 21 5am-12pm PST University of Warwick Student/Parents Chats


NOV 21 8am-12pm UWindsor’s Virtual Open House/Program/Admissions Info Session:

NOV 21 11:59 PM  Women in Engineering High School Mentorship Program (mid Nov-end Jan) for Female* Gr. 11-12 Students  Application Deadline  
Details and to register:


For the latest post-secondary, events and scholarship information, *Follow Ms. Millar’s face book page to receive notifications as soon as new information comes in!

See the Career Centre Website and Calendar for date-specific post-secondary, events, and scholarship information:


This section will have information from Ms. Millar (our Career Information Advisor).  Weekly updates will include information on Post Secondary Information as well as potential Scholarship Opportunities.