Important Updates regarding Graduation
Please check your school email for some very important information and reminders!!
This is an important message regarding grad photos and virtual commencement.
As of late yesterday we have been given permission (assuming the stay
at home order is lifted as scheduled) to proceed with our grad photos
and video recording of grads for our virtual commencement. I know this
is short notice but we are thrilled that this will be able to happen on Thursday June 3rd & Friday June 4th. Here are the key things you need to know:
- Photos / videos will be done by appointment
- Appointments are to be booked through Edge Imaging. If you have not booked an appointment please visit: https://booking.edgeimaging.ca/portal/book/ORI
- Students scheduled for June 3rd and 4th - appointments will remain unchanged
- All May 31st and June 2nd appointments will need to be rescheduled (these students were notified by Edge)
- June 1st appointments were moved to June 4th (all appointments were notified by Edge)
- If you have questions about your booking date or time please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Day of your appointment information
will enter through the front doors, staff will check you in. You must
confirm that you have passed the COVID self-assessment for school prior
to entering the school. You must wear a mask the entire time (except for
your photo / video moments)
- You will be directed to the lower forum
will be given a grad gown to wear (to be returned immediately following
your photo/video – gowns will not be reused until they have been
laundered and quarantined for 72 hours)
- You will also be given a grad cap (this is yours to keep)
- You will be directed to enter the caf to meet with your photographer
- After your photo(s) you will go through the side door into the drama room for your video shoot
the video, you will receive a scroll (yours to keep) and asked to state
your name followed by either your plans or a thank you to whomever,
etc. The videographer will help you if necessary. You will have
approximately 10 to 15 seconds of air time. Of course, if you are not
comfortable speaking – that’s ok. We’d still really like you to be part
of the commencement ceremony.
- Once that is done you will be asked to remove the grad gown and exit the building.
to the public health restrictions there can be no grouping inside the
school and there is to be no loitering outside the school. You are
certainly welcome to take a couple of quick pics outside of the school
as long as you maintain physical distancing. Also recall, masks are a
requirement on school property even when outdoors.
realize that virtual classes are happening on these days. Teachers are
aware that there will be disruptions. We also realize this is short
notice. All we can ask is that students do their very best to have this
happen on these two days. We will be working from 7:45am to 4:00pm to
try to fit everyone in. If you are completely unable to make it in on
these days please know that we may be able to have a small number
accommodated on a “make up” date of Mon June 14th. Please
recognize that we simply cannot have lots of students ask to be moved to
this date. We are hoping we can get almost everyone accommodated this
we realize this is short notice but appreciate everyone doing their
best to make it happen. If you have questions, please call the school.
June 30th: Graduation Drive Up and Pick Up Diplomas/Awards - more details to follow!
Composite grad photos will be available in the fall.
Please stay tuned for further details!
Change of Date - Attention Graduates
Grad photos will be happening the week of May 31st!
If you have already booked a date & time - relax. Your current
booking will remain on the same day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, etc.)
at the exact same time -- it will just shift to the week of May 31st.
If you have booked already and entered a valid email address, you will
receive an email with the updated date. If you have not booked yet,
book now at booking.edgeimaging.ca
wear a white blouse or dress shirt and tie to your appointment! And
please remember to check your school email account for any new or
From the OUAC:
See the PDF below. It is a new document
containing links to promotional material about what's next in the
application process and other important information, such as deadlines,
online resources and how to respond to an offer of admission.
In addition to the online resource above, please note the following:
- They have updated the University Student Transition Resources that are available for students who seek additional help with transitioning to university
They have updated their How-to Video tutorials about the 101 application process for this year
They have revamped the Tours and Events page of OUInfo
to make the univresity events more visible and easier to search. The
updated page will include a calendar that prospective students can use
to view all events hosted by Ontario universities.
Important Application Reminder
College- OCAS on Ontariocolleges.ca
-if you need your OEN and/or student/pupil number, both can be found on your report card, or email Mrs. Couvrette.
-you will need your PIN number that you were given by guidance; if you have lost it, Mrs. Hollinger can reissue the letter
-University applications are due January 15th
-College applications are due February 1st for equal consideration. Some college programs will still have space and you
can apply after February 1st, but not all.
-If you are a student of OSS this year, your marks will be sent automatically, so there is no need to order transcripts
If you have any concerns or error messages, please make an appointment to see Mrs. Couvrette in guidance:
Keep an eye on the Grade 12 Information button on our website for other important information. When
we get decisions on things like grad photos we will post them there as well as send emails and do announcements at school.
See the Post-Secondary Presentation below for important information about your grade 12 year!
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 will be updated with 2021-22 information as we receive it! In the meantime, some 2020-21 information is still listed below:
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:
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.
Brescia University College
Brescia New Digital Look Book
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
We are excited to launch our new page for prospective students and hope you can pass this information along to them.
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!
Virtual March Break Open House
We're excited to announce the lineup for our Virtual March Break Open House! Students can join us virtually on March 13, 15 - 20, 2021 to learn more about Carleton programs, chat with professors and current students, take a virtual tour of campus and take the next steps to becoming a Carleton University Raven! Please encourage your students to attend the open house date that aligns with their faculty of choice:
Faculty of Engineering and Design & Science Open House: Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (E.T.)
Sprott School of Business Open House: Friday, March 19, 2021 (more details coming soon).
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences & Public Affairs Open House: Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (E.T.)
We are excited to announce Fanshawe’s Virtual Open House will take place on Saturday, March 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Key features include:
Live sessions with staff, faculty and current students where students can drop-in and ask questions about their program, student
services and more!
Entry to our Win Free Tuition contest when students register for Virtual
On-demand videos, virtual tours and helpful links to prepare students to start college
Assistance with college applications and help with questions about admissions,
financial aid and more!
Save the date and remind your students to register ahead of time at openhouse.fanshawec.ca!
Thank you for your continued support.
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
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:
If you know a student who isn't sure which program to take, you can encourage them to complete our Career
Questions? We're happy to help!
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
University of Guelph
For 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 email@example.com.
University of Guelph-HumberWe 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!
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.
includes a virtual Open House, virtual Campus Tours, one-on-one
advising appointments, a weekly Discover Lakehead and Explore Our
webinar series. Students can open their world to adventure,
opportunity, community, independence and success but connecting with us here.
Lakehead is additionally providing a number of
ways for students to connect and engage with us this year in a virtual
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
Last week we sent out viewbooks to your school. You can also
find the digital copy online here.
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
here to view the video. Included
as well is a text transcript of the video.
Got questions? We have answers!Head over to the new FAQ section for answers to questions from your students, such as our plans for the fall, applications and more. Still have questions? Chat with us via our site and follow us on social media.
|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.|
can find the tool here.
Niagara College is holding a Virtual Open House on Saturday, March 27.
For more details and to register, visit openhouse.niagaracollege.ca
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
Virtual Events This FallWe
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.
University of Ottawa
a virtual tour: At any
time, students can see for themselves what makes uOttawa such a great choice.
Regional applicant receptions: Starting in late April 2021, we’ll be welcoming your
students to our virtual regional applicant receptions.
St Clair College
Virtual Open House - November 21, 2020
University of Toronto
Connect with U of T:
We are also offering a series of videos and live events that replicate the dynamic presentations our recruiters typically give to audiences of prospective students. This collection of videos will be housed online, so that anyone interested may access them at their own convenience to learn more about the University of Toronto, Canada's #1 university: https://discover.utoronto.ca
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.
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.
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!
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:
Tour and Information Session
with Your Admissions Counsellor
Video of the University
University of Waterloo
Some resources from the University of Waterloo:
Wednesday Webinars: on-going events every
Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. including general and themed sessions
On-demand liaison presentation: available
anytime for your students
tours: see campus and learn about Waterloo
from our ambassadors
requests: order or download any of our brochures
What's happening this spring:
This year, we are hosting a series of presentations to cover everything that would have been available at our in-person event, starting on March 16. More details will come shortly, so please keep an eye on our website for updates: welcome.uwo.ca/presentations
This presentation series includes:
- Your Next Steps What happens after you receive an offer of admission and how to prepare before September
- Faculty-Specific Presentations including mini lectures and student panels
- Non-academic Sessions with Residence, Student Experience and Indigenous Services. Learn more about what it's like to be a student at Western.
A reminder that many of our 101 students who have received an offer of admission, will have a decision deadline of June 1st. We
encourage students to check their offer details in case their deadlines
are different, and we recommend that students accept early. For
students who have applied to Ivey for AEO (Advanced Entry Opportunity)
admission, Ivey will release their decisions separately from us
traditionally between late March and Mid May.
another school's offer of admission through the OUAC (Ontario
University Application Center) does not have an impact on their Western
choice(s) as long as a decision hasn't
been made on their application. If we release an offer at a later date, students can cancel
any earlier acceptances they've made and accept Western if they've changed their mind.
accepting an offer from a university outside of Ontario will not have
an impact on our ability to consider you for an offer of admission to
With the exception of Nursing, if a program is still open on the OUAC,
students can apply. However, applications that come in after January 15th, will be reviewed
pending space and availability in the program.
Lastly, for any student who has indicated that English is not their first language, we have decided to accept Duolingo
tests for admission consideration to Summer and Fall/Winter 2021. A minimum overall score of
115 is required; subscore results must be submitted with no section less than 100. April
is the last date for us to receive English Proficiency test results from
101 applicants for consideration for the final round of offers in May.
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
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
Laurier's Virtual Recruitment Opportunities.
has created a one-stop-shop for all of our virtual initiatives to allow
your students to make meaningful connections with the Laurier community
The new and improved Virtual Laurier Experience includes:
Live university information sessions
Live, guided virtual campus tours
Appointments with student ambassadors
the Virtual Laurier Experience
University of Windsor
Applications for most programs are still open! Please remind your students that the OUAC deadline is not necessarily absolute, and to contact a Student Recruitment Officer should they have any questions about applying to a specific program.
points to find what you need:
Out of Province Colleges & Universities:
University of New
Visit: UNB Future Student Events
Cape Breton University
CBU Scholarship Poster 11x17.pdf
CBU101 Poster 2021.pdf
Breton University (video)
Requirements - Ontario High School Applicants
Future Students Month (Nov 1
St. Mary's University, Halifax