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Grade 12 Important Info

See the Post-Secondary Presentation below for important information about your grade 12 year!



Planning Guide

To help keep yourself on track, for important dates and deadlines, please see the Grade 12 Planning Guide below.






The Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) has created a page with information and videos explaining how to apply to university.  Here is a link to that page.


This page is being updated with 2020-21 information as we receive it!!


Virtual Visits

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Information will be updated as it is received from the colleges and universities.  Be sure to open the PDF below of the Virtual Visit Calendar for links to Virtual Visits & other important dates:


Virtual Visits Calendar 2020 2021.pdf


Virtual Tours of Colleges and Universities.xlsx



Virtual Open Houses / Future Student Events:

Ontario Colleges & Universities:

Algoma University

We have a number of exciting virtual events and engagement opportunities coming up over the next few months and our goal is to bring Algoma University directly to you.

In addition to our virtual events, we are offering virtual school visits – ether live or prerecorded - in order to connect with your students. If you or anyone at your school is interested in arranging a visit, they can complete the Request for Information Form and either myself or one of our Enrolment Specialists will be in touch regarding scheduling. We are happy to accommodate a date or time that works best for you!

I will be sending out regular communication over the coming months regarding important updates, deadlines, and academic offerings for your students, but should you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please feel free to send me an email or call/text me at 647-966-5295.

Register Here Today!

NEXT STEPS

Register for Upcoming Events
Book a Meeting
*Check for Important Dates and Deadlines*

COMING UP

  • Find Your Future at Algoma U Preview Event - October 1st, 5-6pm EST
  • Coming SOON: T-Bird Tuesdays 
    • Join us once a month as we cover important topics from Residence, Financial Aid, Student Life, Study Abroad and more. 
  • Virtual Open House Week - November 9th-15th 

 

Brescia University College

Brescia will be holding a virtual visit to O.S.S. on Tuesday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m.  See your school email or the PDF of the virtual visits above for a link.

Brescia New Digital Look Book


Brock University

We now have a page where students can sign up for evening (virtual visit) sessions to better accommodate their schedules. These will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00PM – 5:45PM.  The link to this page is https://discover.brocku.ca/experience/ .

To register for a session, students will click the link provided where they will find a calendar below, simply click a ‘Experience Brock Information Session’ for their preferred date, and be brought to a registration page where they can sign up. Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email which has the link to the Microsoft Teams Meeting where the virtual visit will occur.

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Our virtual doors will soon be open to you and your students!

Join us for Fall Preview, launching on Monday, Nov. 9 at 8:30 a.m.

Throughout Fall Preview, students will be able to:

  • Take a virtual tour of our beautiful campus and residences.
  • Attend live and interactive sessions, and experience the wide variety of opportunities available to Brock students.
  • Explore faculty and program information.
  • Learn more about our services, supports, and how to get involved both on and off campus.
  • Connect virtually with current students, Brock staff, Faculty, and Recruitment Officers.

We strongly encourage students to plan ahead so that they won't miss out on the live sessions we're offering. Please share the link below with your students and colleagues ahead of the event so that they can see which sessions they would like to attend: brocku.ca/discover/fallpreviewday

We hope to see you and your students online on Monday!

P.S. If students can't attend during the live portions of the event, don't worry. Sessions will be recorded, and Fall Preview will be available throughout the entire application process to browse and learn more about Brock.

 


Canadore College

We are excited to launch our new page for prospective students and hope you can pass this information along to them.

Canadorecollege.ca/joinus

Here you will find:

  • Virtual tours of our campuses.
  • Our pre-recorded presentation.
  • Our virtual program guide.
  • Personalized tour booking.

Students can also sign up for weekly prizes and two grand prizes of a $5000 TUITION CREDIT!

 

Confederation College

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Fanshawe College


SAVE THE DATE
Fanshawe Virtual Open House
Nov. 9-27

We are excited to announce Fanshawe’s Virtual Open House will take place online November 9-27, with event activities throughout the month.   

Key features include:


Nov. 9-13, 3 to 8 p.m. | Program sessions with faculty and current students

 

Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Webinars and live chats in our Student Services Showcase 

 

Nov. 16-20 | One-on-one appointments with recruiters, explore virtual tours and helpful video resources to prepare them to start college 

 

Nov. 23-27, 3 to 8 p.m. | Live drop-in sessions to speak with college experts and more one-on-one appointments with recruiters

 
Save the date and remind your students to register ahead of time, at openhouse.fanshawec.ca!



Fleming College

Fleming College is holding a virtual visit to O.S.S. on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.  See your school email account for details on how to join in!


Fleming is excited to announce the launch of our new Reimagine your Future webpage! We hope you will take a peek!  

The site has been designed as a virtual viewbook, to assist students navigate our program opportunities and supports seamlessly.

We have a number of platforms set-up to connect with us virtually. Students can book a 1:1 appointment or choose any one of the following options to connect with Fleming:

You will notice a few changes to the Workplace Pathway options for Fall 2021. Some programs are now requiring a college level math. Note: Trades Fundamentals continues to be an essential credit pathway and a steppingstone, allowing students to pursue the desired Trades options.

Our Find your Future link has proven to be a great resource for students trying to determine their program of interest. All students need to do is answer a few questions to find the Fleming College programs best suited for them. It will only take a few minutes to complete, but the results may last a lifetime!

For any interested students, there is space available in some January 2021 program. For those preparing for September 2021, we have great resources available, from helping them find the right program to applying to college:

https://flemingcollege.ca/reimagine



Georgian College

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Spread the word! Any future student who RSVPs for Virtual Open House on Saturday, Nov. 14 will have a chance to win $5,000 toward tuition. Wouldn’t that be a nice way  for someone to start their journey at Georgian?

 

Plus, participants can:

·         connect with staff and faculty through live, interactive sessions

·         learn about financial aid

·         learn how to apply to Georgian for free

·         view virtual campus tours

·         discover the services available to students

 

If you know a student who isn't sure which program to take, you can encourage them to complete our Career Match quiz.

 

 

Questions? We're happy to help!
GeorgianCollege.ca/openhouse
recruitment@georgiancollege.ca

705.722.5152


There is an exciting opportunity for prospective Indigenous students. We are launching one-on-one virtual/phone information sessions with myself.  I can speak with individuals who aren’t sure about what they may want to take at the post-secondary level, talk about all Georgian programs including our Indigenous Studies offerings, share about our Indigenous Services available to students, bursaries, and more.  If folks book an information session with me I will send them a FREE sweater in the mail while supplies last. Additionally, those interested will be able to apply for free this year at our Virtual Open House on November 14th, with more details to come.  Miigwech.

Ashley Lacourciere, HBASc BEd
Community Liaison Officer, Indigenous Services

705.728.1968, ext. 1317


University of Guelph

The ways your students can connect with us this Fall:

  1. Attend one of our open liaison presentations on a date & time that works for them.  These will be offered at 12pm, 4pm and 7pm Mon-Thurs and 12pm on Fridays beginning at the end of September. 
  2. Book an individual, 30-minute meeting with one of our liaison officers.  
  3. Attend a webinar (various dates, times and topics will be offered).  
  4. Attend one of our virtual event days.  
    1. Discover Guelph- September 26th, 2020 
    2. Fall Preview Day- November 8th, 2020  

 

For more information, please visit:  https://admission.uoguelph.ca/events


All options listed above will be outlined on this webpage in the upcoming weeks. 


If your students have any questions, they can email our liaison officers at find.yourself@uoguelph.ca.

University of Guelph-Humber

We have introduced an engaging and informative webinar series, GH Talks: High School Applicants. Our series will run Monday – Thursday with sessions available at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm EST. Our registration page is now live!

  

Despite being in a virtual environment, we are committed to providing the same level of support to you and your students. If any of your students have any questions about the University of Guelph-Humber please encourage them to book a One-on-One Advising Appointment where they will be able to chat with one of our university representatives. 



Lakehead University

Join Lakehead University for their Parent & Family Night!  It is an evening information session geared primarily for parents and guardians of prospective first year incoming students.  Learn what to expect, how to prepare and chat with admissions, student awards and current students to learn more about the Lakehead University experience.

When:  Thursday, November 19th

Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm

Where:  RSVP here to join virtually


 

In addition to live information sessions specific to your school and students we are offering, Lakehead is additionally providing a number of exceptional ways for students to connect and engage with us this year in a virtual environment. 

 

This includes a virtual Open House, virtual Campus Tours, one-on-one advising appointments, a weekly Discover Lakehead and Explore Our Programs webinar series.  Students can open their world to adventure, opportunity, community, independence and success but connecting with us here.


Lakehead / Georgian

As we've transitioned to a virtual setting this fall for recruitment I wanted to touch base with you and let you know of the ways you and your students can connect with us at Lakehead-Georgian this year.

Here are a few ways to explore LUGC:

OUAC Application fee coverage: We are covering the base application fee ($150) for those looking to apply to a Lakehead-Georgian program. To get this voucher, they would need to attend a Lakehead-Georgian webinar session, Georgian College Open House or book a phone appointment with me. Note: Lakehead events are NOT included in this offering.

Last week we sent out viewbooks to your school. You can also find the digital copy online here.



Laurentian University

We are offering evening sessions on Wednesdays (French) and Thursdays (English) for student to tune into from 4:00 to 5:00pm. They can register here:  https://laurentian.ca/explore#ISV

Below you will find a Youtube link that contains Laurentian University’s entire University Information Presentation.

 

Click here to view the video.

 

Included as well is a text transcript of the video.



McMaster University

I am pleased to announce that we have opened registration for our Mac Connections presentations. These presentations give your students a chance to connect with one of our recruiters in a small, virtual session.
If you have students interested in joining one of our sessions, pass them along this link. They can view profiles of our Liaison Officers and select whom they would like to have as a presenter. They will also have a chance to ask questions and chat with our team during the presentation.

Personalized Digital Viewbooks

I am also happy to announce that our digital viewbook has officially launched. By visiting this link, you and your students can create a viewbook filled with information that they want on Mac, programs, admission requirements and more.

You can find the tool here.

Each week in November, we will spotlight different faculties, letting you and your students explore our 25 undergraduate programs. Read on for all the details, including which faculties are spotlighted each week and what to expect for events.


McMaster.jpgNovember 2-7:  Faculty of Science and Arts & Science Program

November 9-14:  DeGroote School of Business

November 16-21:  Faculty of Engineering & iBioMed

November 23-28:  Faculty of Humanities & Faculty of Social Sciences

November 30-December 5:  Faculty of Health Sciences


Northern College

As the Northern College Liaison and Recruitment Officer for Southern Ontario , I will be hosting weekly Northern College After Hours – Student Info Sessions on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM via Zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ycd1t4gcRb2Jh-ZQesitgQ

Kara McComb

Liaison & Recruitment Officer – Southern Ontario

Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology



OCAD University

Virtual Events This Fall

We are working hard to transform our events and on-campus experiences to help support you and your students. Look forward to updates about booking 1:1 appointments with our admissions team, workshops and info sessions about applying and portfolio building opportunities, including getting access to virtual National Portfolio Day.   

Stay tuned!

 

COVID-19 Update

All face-to-face meetings as well as physical access to our campus (including studios, laboratories and libraries) continue to be suspended until January 1, 2021. Read more on OCAD U's response here: ocadu.ca/coronavirus

The following Admissions & Recruitment services will be not be available during this period:

  • All campus visits and tours
  • In-person appointments or drop-ins
  • All in-person workshops and events

The Admission & Recruitment office, while physically closed, is online and active. Our team is working remotely and we are here to support you and your students. we hope to see you through our many virtual and online sessions this fall.


Redeemer University

Redeemer University will be holding an O.S.S.-specific virtual visit on Monday, October 19th at 4 p.m.  The link to the virtual visit will be provided soon!


St Clair College

Virtual Open House - November 21, 2020

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University of Toronto




The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) is committed to inclusion and providing access to Black students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. As an institution, we are dedicated to dismantling barriers that hold anyone from reaching their full potential; as well, we strive to provide all students with equal and equitable opportunities to ensure they thrive at UTM.
The Black Access to Educational Excellence Initiative provides prospective Black high school students with supports at UTM to assist them in their university decision-making process. Prospective Black students will be personally introduced to current UTM Black students, faculty, and a robust network of resources, dedicated to continually supporting them throughout their post-secondary studies.

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Post Secondary Admissions Updates

University of Toronto Mississauga: Access to Education Parent Night

Black and First Generation students can be met with educational barriers in the pursuit of a post-secondary education, particularly university. As a parent or guardian, how can you best support your high school student along their academic journey when the process may be unfamiliar, or you are a few years removed? Join us at the University of Toronto Mississauga to learn more about the variety of post-secondary educational options, how to prepare for a university education, the application process, finances, and your role in your student's pursuit of higher education.

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Trent University

At Trent we have gone completely virtual for the fall and have lots of great opportunities for prospective students, including daily virtual presentations, a Virtual Fall Preview, Virtual Open House and tours! Can you please share the following link with your students and encourage those interested in Trent to explore our virtual page and join us in presentations!


Don't miss Trent University's upcoming Virtual Fall Preview

Saturday, October 3, 11 am – 2 pm

Hear from faculty and current students, explore program options, learn about admissions and scholarships and be entered into a draw to win free first year tuition.  

Register at trentu.ca/fallpreview

Virtual Presentations Start the Week of September 28:

Before or after Fall Preview, students can join our enrolment advisors for interactive virtual presentations – offered twice daily, four times a week. We will be talking about programs, scholarships, student life and residence, guaranteed career experience, and so much more. Learn more and sign up at trentu.ca/virtual


Tyndale University

Here are a couple of links that can be given to students so that they might be able to explore a bit more at their own pace.  They will guide your students to valuable information about Tyndale University: 

 Virtual Tour and Information Session 

https://www.tyndale.ca/visit 

Connecting with Your Admissions Counsellor 

https://www.tyndale.ca/admissions/counsellors/jaclyn-caldwell 

 Promotional Video of the University 

https://www.tyndale.ca/admissions/undergraduate 



University of Waterloo

Some resources from the University of Waterloo:

·         Waterloo Wednesday Webinarson-going events every Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. including general and themed sessions  

·         Waterloo Virtual Fair – October 3connect with students, professors, and staff without the hassle of travel 

·         Waterloo Virtual Open House – November 7connect with students, professors, and staff without the hassle of travel

 
On-demand liaison presentation: available anytime for your students 

·         Q & A directly with liaison officers (email us)a private virtual session specifically for your students or a specific family 

·         Virtual tourssee campus and learn about Waterloo from our ambassadors  

·         Brochure requestsorder or download any of our brochures


Western University

 Virtual Fall Preview Day for Western University

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Thank you for your patience over the last several months as we pivoted to a mixed model of learning at Western. We know that this past year has been unique and challenging in many ways and we’ve all made shifts to our personal and professional lives. As we adapt, we want to continue to foster the connections we have with you in a meaningful way.

Sadly, we will not be travelling to schools or scheduling individual virtual presentations this year.

We want to make sure your students can still ask us their questions every:

  • Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00 pm EST
  • Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 pm EST

During these times, we will offer drop-in virtual Zoom Office Hours. No appointment necessary!

We are offering this in addition to hosting frequent virtual presentations, virtual tours and a virtual open house. If students want more information sent from Western, they can sign up here.


Brescia University College at Western University

Please see the PDF below for news about virtual visits and other helpful information

Brescia Guidance Letter 2020.pdf


King's University College at Western University

  • We will also be offering a series of open virtual evening sessions throughout the Fall that students can register for in advance. They can refer to our Future Students website for further information: https://www.kings.uwo.ca/future-students/



Wilfrid Laurier University

Virtual Open House Format

  • On-demand content is available now and can be accessed at any time.
  • Open House Live where you can interact with faculty, students and staff.
    • Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
    • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
    • Wednesday, Nov. 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

We recommend that you explore the on-demand content first. Then, drop in to the sessions of interest during Open House Live to ask questions. Links to the live sessions will be available throughout the virtual open house site.


Registration


You do not need to register for Open House Live, except for the following sessions:

Business Administration Double Degrees session




Laurier's Virtual Recruitment Opportunities.

Laurier has created a one-stop-shop for all of our virtual initiatives to allow your students to make meaningful connections with the Laurier community this fall.

The new and improved Virtual Laurier Experience includes: 

  • Live university information sessions
  • Live, guided virtual campus tours
  • Appointments with student ambassadors

 

See the Virtual Laurier Experience

 

 


University of Windsor

REMINDER: Please join us for the University of Windsor’s Virtual Open Day on Saturday, October 3rd from 11 am through 3 pm (Eastern Standard Time) to connect with over 100 members of the UWindsor team.

Meet with professors, students and staff to learn about admissions, academic programs, student support, research opportunities and scholarships and awards - everything your students will need to know to begin their Lancer journey.

Please share this with Future Lancers, other teachers, family and friends in your network - we look forward to welcoming you to the University of Windsor - virtually - on October 3rd!

REGISTER NOW



York University

Please check your school email for the details on how to join the York University Virtual Presentation on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.



Four helpful points to find what you need:

 

  

Our Faculties are offering great, live sessions that students can sign up for. If you have students interested in York, please pass along the following links so they can see what is being offered throughout the fall:   

    

Health: https://www.yorku.ca/health/high-school-outreach/   

Lassonde: [discover.lassonde.yorku.ca]discover.lassonde.yorku.ca   

Glendon: https://www.glendon.yorku.ca/futurestudents/connect-and-visit/campus-visits-and-events/   

AMPD: https://ampd.yorku.ca/events/   

EUC: https://eucbacinfo20.eventbrite.com   

Science: https://www.yorku.ca/science/science-events/   

LAPS: https://discover.laps.yorku.ca/   

Schulich: https://schulich.yorku.ca/about/news-events/?type=events&cat=460#more   



Out of Province Colleges & Universities:

University of New Brunswick Virtual Visit- Orillia Secondary School

Students can join by clicking the link at the designated time- September 24th, 4:00 pm ET: Click Here to Join

Description:

The University of New Brunswick is (virtually) coming to your school! This is a perfect chance for you to ask any questions you have about UNB and studying in Atlantic Canada.

This will be open to a small group and the session is exclusive to your school. Whether you are interested in knowing about scholarships, academic programs, residence, or you don't even know what to ask; we are here to help.

By joining you can enter to Win Free First-Year Tuition.

University of New Brunswick- Future Student Events

September 22nd - November 23rd, 2020

Throughout the fall UNB is hosting two virtual series online. Frist, UNB 101 is a 20-minute overview of the university, leaving plenty of time for questions. Second, UNB Q&A is a topic-specific session jumping into topics like scholarships, our programs, and living on residence. Attendees who RSVP and attend receive a free UNB pop socket, laptop sticker, or sunglasses.

For more details and to RSVP visit: UNB Future Student Events

Cape Breton University

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Cape Breton University (video)

Admission Requirements - Ontario High School Applicants

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Future Students Month (Nov 1 -30) 

 

Dalhousie University


Virtual Open House is coming up on Saturday, November 7, 2020! We invite students to explore our undergraduate faculties, learn more about our campuses, connect with profs and students, and get a feel for student life.

They can spend the day exploring all of the opportunities a Dalhousie education has to offer through information sessions, panels, activities, fairs, chat and more! Full event details and registration are at dal.ca/openhouse.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OPEN HOUSE

 

 


St. Mary's University, Halifax

Below is the link for the Orillia Information Session on Tuesday, October 27ctober 27 at 2 pm

Students will be able to apply for free online through an Orilla specific discount code I will create the day of the event. There is also no need to pre-register, simply click the link at 2 pm on the 27th! 

Zoom link is: 

https://zoom.us/j/91305948959



Grad Photos - Retakes February 20, 2020

 

Edge Imaging will be at Orillia Secondary School, on Thursday, February 20, 2020, for Grad Photos retakes, or to take your Grad Photo if you missed the November session.

Students are able to book appointments online in three simple steps:

1)  Visit bookmygrad.ca

2)  Enter in the three-letter school code:  ORI

3)  Select sitting type, date and time

There are 4 options to choose from! Please choose the option that works best for you. Even if you are not planning on purchasing your grad photos please have your photo taken in order to be included on the composite and in the yearbook.  


Grad Photo Flyer.pdf

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