This week's photo of the week is actually the last two months (due to Spring Break), Video of the Month. If you are viewing this on a mobile device, here is the LINK.
Not sure what exactly happened, but it is already Friday, the week is done, and though many things happened in the school this week, sadly I have nothing to share. No excuses (though this is one) but... it has been a busy week. At least there is a video of the month and some news from Ms. Millar to share. Thanks for your patience....
For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly at: https://portal.sd38.bc.ca/group/2jdxzsf/Pages/default.aspx#/=(link is external)
Week MAY 3 - 7, 2021
*Note: Grade 12 students, as always, and 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. If you have not already done so, it is advisable that students apply to Colleges as soon as possible. *After applying to any Post-Secondary be sure to include them on your STS order form so they will be able to receive your marks electronically from the BC Ministry of Education.
Among Post-Secondary Institutions Applications:
Sep 24 UBC Application Portal opened https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/ssportal/apply.xhtml
DEC 1 Deadline to apply for early application, Entrance Awards consideration. JAN 15 UBC Regular Deadline to apply. UBC Deadlines: https://you.ubc.ca/applying-ubc/dates-deadlines/
Oct 1 SFU Application Portal Opens. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/ DEC 15 Deadline for Awards. JAN 31 Regular Deadline to apply. SFU deadlines timeline: https://www.sfu.ca/students/deadlines/admission_scholarships.html
Jan 31 UVic Deadline to apply. UVic Deadlines:
Oct 1 Douglas College Applications Open. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca
Oct 1 Langara College Applications Open. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/
Oct 1 KPU Applications Open. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/
Oct 1 BCIT-applications open-varies-check/apply via BCIT: https://www.bcit.ca/admission/
*Grade 12’s - If you are interested in attending a College, be sure to apply asap!
Langara College: https://langara.ca/admissions/apply-to-langara/index.html
DEADLINES EXTENDED! RICHMOND SD38 DISTRICT CAREERS PROGRAMS Application Deadlines Extended YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES (14) PROGRAMS Extended: From Feb 26/20 to END OF APRIL and PLUMBING and COOKING to END OF MAY
Open to students entering Gr 11 or 12 in September 2021 + any student returning to complete grad requirements.
Plumbing and Cooking are held in SD38 schools and part of the program is spent with our partner post-secondary school (PSI).
Other 12 programs are full-time at a PSI (semester).
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - M BCIT (Richmond Campus)
Auto – Collision Repair (VCC)
Auto – Refinishing Prep Technician (VCC)
Baking & Pastry Arts (VCC)
Construction Electrician (BCIT)
Joiner (Cabinetmaker) BCIT
Metal Fabrication (BCIT)
The district PAYS the post-secondary TUITION; students get high school and post-secondary course credit. Information and forms are available at: https://careerprograms.sd38.bc.ca/about-us/forms-flyers
The SD38 Career Programs office is happy to Zoom with any students/parents to chat about programs. Just email requests to: email@example.com to set up a Zoom meeting.
APR 24-MAY 7/21 Destination UBC Online Event
This two-week event will give admitted students the chance to connect with other admitted students, current UBC students, and UBC staff members and faculty. Join online for exciting and informative sessions that will help you make your decision and prepare you for your university life this upcoming fall. Over the course of two weeks, there are more than 70 events for Destination UBC. Some sessions are just for certain communities – for example, Indigenous students or parents – and you’ll only be eligible to attend sessions for the UBC campus you’ve been admitted to, unless they are open to everyone. More information and how to register at: https://you.ubc.ca/destination-ubc/
MAY 3/21 4 PM BC School Sports Scholarships Application Deadline
For the following scholarships:
BCSS Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarships - Two scholarships for $1,500 each will be awarded to one male and one female who demonstrates excellence in both scholastic and athletic pursuits as well as community service. Candidates must have competed in at least two BCSS approved sports during grade 12. Unsuccessful applicants for the Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship will be automatically be considered for their respective Zone Scholarships (please do not complete two applications) For full details visit:
Zone Scholarships - Two scholarships for $750 will be awarded for each athletic zone (one male and one female). Zone scholarships require that applicants must have completed in at least one BCSS approved sport during grade 12. They must be enrolled in a BC School who are graduating this year and will be entering their first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University of College. Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in a BCSS sanctioned sport, have a min 75% average and have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in school and /or community. See website for more details and the online application form: https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/awards/scholarships/bcss-zone-scholarships
Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in member schools:
Bert and Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship - Six (6) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students who excel in both scholastic and athletic pursuits. Applicants must have played badminton at a BC School Sports member school for a minimum of two years, be graduating this year and will be entering their first year of full-time studies at an “Accredited Post-Secondary institution, demonstrate leadership and volunteerism within their school or community, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been confirmed. For more info and to apply, see: https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/sites/default/files/Scholarship%20application%20package_1.pdf
BC Dairy Association Scholarship - rewards student-athletes who exemplify school spirit, practice a healthy lifestyle, and engage with their community Seven (7)
$1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the most-worthy candidates. For details:
MAY 3/21 IODE in British Columbia Arts Awards - The Provincial Chapter of British Columbia IODE has developed the IODE British Columbia Arts Awards to further the education of students in the arts in their local communities. The two awards are open to students in British Columbia. A Junior Arts Award of $500 for students aged 13-16 yrs. A Senior Arts Award of $800 for students aged 17-18 yrs. See website for instructions/request an application: https://www.iode.ca/iode-british-columbia-arts-awards.html Applications due by May 3/21 can be mailed or sent as a PDF.
MAY 4/12 4:30 PM KPU Engineering Certificate Online Information Session KPU offers a complement of courses similar to the first-year engineering curriculum at engineering-degree granting institutions such as UBC, UVIC, and SFU. The first-year engineering courses at KPU are packaged together as an Engineering First-Year Certificate. To be eligible for consideration for Engineering Transfer, the student must complete the Engineering First-Year curriculum within one standard academic year (Fall/Winter semesters), and satisfy a minimum GPA requirement, as determined by UBC-V: https://calendar.kpu.ca/programs-az/science-horticulture/engineering/eng... Attend an information session to learn more about KPU's Engineering Certificate Transfer Program.
To register for the information session, visit: https://www.kpu.ca/info-sessions/science/engineering/may-4
*Students must still apply formally for admission to the destination university, as a transfer from KPU is not automatic, nor guaranteed. Conditions for transfer are set by the receiving institution. Details must be confirmed by the student.
May 4/21 Tuesday, May 12/21 Wed, or May 20/21 Thurs, 3:30 PM PDT for all sessions
The University of New Brunswick will be hosting virtual event series during May for students finishing Grade 11, entering Grade 12 next year. These quick Zoom sessions are designed to help students plan out a successful Grade 12 year and pave the way to university admission. The events are a great opportunity to interact with UNB staff and students and get all questions answered on the spot. You can RSVP online at UNB.ca/futurestudents or by googling “UNB events” and clicking the first link. Each event will also feature a draw for a UNB sweater and other prizes. You can also register at: https://www.unb.ca/admissions/recruitment-events/index.html#gr11
MAY 4, 11 & 18/21 UBC Admitted Indigenous Students Spring Events.
A number of events that will welcome you to UBC and its Indigenous community. Take part in fun activities with our Indigenous student ambassadors, meet your new classmates, and learn more about what it’s like to be an Indigenous student at UBC. Event details and how to register at: https://you.ubc.ca/admitted-indigenous?utm_campaign=UBC%20Updates%3A%20March%202021&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
MAY 5/21 SD38 Career Programs Student Zoom Sessions 3pm
Ask Questions and learn more about the Career Programs at SD38.
For details visit: https://careerprograms.sd38.bc.ca/
MAY 5/21 at 4:00 PM U of Toronto Information Sessions for BC Students Join to learn more about the University of Toronto! These webcasts will feature an overview of U of T’s three campuses, 700+ academic program options, and the wealth of opportunities that are offered inside and outside the classroom. You’ll also learn all about the application process and have a chance to ask all of your questions. After you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more details about how to access the webcast:
Also presented on MAY 13/21 at 5:00 PM PDT U of T Information Sessions for BC Students After you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more details about how to access the webcast. https://apply.adm.utoronto.ca/register/?id=32d9f29f-e87d-4236-ae4e-ac84217ccf7a
MAY 6/21 Kwantlen Information Sessions for Parents
-Understanding academic terminology
Students’ rights in University vs. High School
-Admission requirements/how to apply/open vs limited.
-How to finance their future
May 6/21 - 4:30 PM
June 1/21 - 7 PM
Register at: https://www.kpu.ca/info-sessions/future-students/parents-supporters
MAY 7/21 Herbaland Charity Scholarship Deadline to Apply
The Herbaland Charity $1000 Scholarships will be awarded to 3 Richmond students who demonstrate excellent performance in academics, leadership, and charitable involvement. The recipient of this award shares the core value with Herbaland of giving back to the community and dedicates time and effort to improving the community through volunteering and leadership roles with charitable and service organizations. Scholarship Criteria: Minimum requirement of an 86% cumulative average in grades 11+12. Dedication to volunteer involvement with a charitable or service organization Demonstrated leadership within the school and community Written personal statement addressed to the Herbaland Scholarship Committee. Statement will be 300-500 words detailing why the applicant should be considered (e.g., length of time involved in X charity, why this organization is important to the applicant, leadership roles, what was learned and how this will help in the future, as well as other notable contributions in leadership, etc.) Letter from school principal, vice principal, or counsellor confirming the student’s cumulative marks average in grades 11+12. Reference letter and contact information from a charity or volunteer organizer/sponsor that the student is involved with. Email applications with Herbaland Scholarship in the Subject line, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 7/21 Application Deadline for The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation.
CSTF provides 25 x $6000 Bursaries to support students with Financial Need.
Eligibility Criteria - In order to be eligible to apply, students must:
-Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Canada
-Demonstrate financial need
-Have completed high school level education (or equivalent)
-Be accepted to a PSE program at an eligible institution in Canada
To access the application form, go directly to Education.myblueprint.ca/CSTF and click Apply Now. Students have until May 7, 2021 at 8:59 PM PDT to complete the application form. From that group of applicants, the myBlueprint Review Committee will review and evaluate eligible applications based on financial need and character.
MAY 9/21 BC Government & Service Employees Union (BCGEU) Scholarship Deadline Successful students are eligible for scholarships of $2,000 for full-time and $1,000 for part-time studies. Students must be a BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and a student or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution in 2021. In addition to providing personal information, applicants must submit a short essay of 450 - 500 words. Students with an IEP may find the traditional essay question challenging. Therefore, these applicants may submit their answer to the essay question in audio or video format. Complete details of the scholarship process and the online application link may be found at: https://www.bcgeu.ca/2021_bcgeu_scholarships
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! https://www.facebook.com/Career-Centre-Ms-Millar-Career-And-Post-Secondary-Information-356386054554867/?view_public_for=356386054554867
*See the Career Centre Website and Calendar for date-specific post-secondary, events, and scholarship information: https://portal.sd38.bc.ca/group/2jdxzsf/Pages/default.aspx#/=
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.