Friday, October 20, 2017

Sask Polytech Applications and Updates

First Qualified First Admitted Admission Process (FQFA)
Canadian citizens and permanent residents (landed immigrants) are advised to apply to programs before our February 15 priority consideration date for domestic applicants.  Applications received after February 15 (both domestic and international) are considered in order of the FQFA date.

Program Update - Industrial Mechanics
Effective for September 2018, the admission requirements are Grade 12 with one of the following mathematics: Foundations of Math 20 or Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20 or Pre-Calculus 20.

Articulation Agreement
Graduates from Saskatchewwan Polytechnic's Addictions Counselling diploma program will enter the third year of the Post-Diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree program at the University of Lethbridge.

Upcoming Events at Sask Polytech

Machining Madness
Date: October 28, 2017 
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.
Location: Rm A164 - Machine Shop Room, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus, 4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina SK
Machinists set up and operate tools to cut or grind metals into precision parts or products. They make things such as the die-cast to set the plastic for your cell phone case. They also make the molds to manufacture your car tires.
Come out to Saskatchewan Polytechnic and have a great day finding out more about becoming a machinist. There will be competitions to see who will be the maddest machinist.
Don't miss it! You might even win a prize! Lunch is provided.
Register here


Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 at all campus locations.  Check the Visit a Campus page or more information and to register.
Explore. Try. Apply
Insights provide an opportunity for prospective students to experience a Sask Polytech program first hand.
First Qualified First Admitted Admission Process (FQFA)
Canadian citizens and permanent residents (landed immigrants) are advised to apply to programs before our February 15 priority consideration date for domestic applicants.  Applications received after February 15 (both domestic and international) are considered in order of the FQFA date.

WorkSafe Saskatchewan Video Contest

WorkSafe Saskatchewan invites Saskatchewan students in grades 9 to 12 to create a 2-minute video focusing on workplace safety. The contest awards student and school prizes for the top three videos:
  • 1st place - $1,000 (student/team) and $1,500 (school)
  • 2nd place - $750 (student/team) and $1,000 (school)
  • 3rd place – $500 (student/team) and $750 (school)
Students have until March 29, 2018 to submit their videos. Saskatchewan’s first-place winner advances to the national contest. Last year, the provincial winner, Clavet Composite School, received the most votes for their video in the national contest and won $1,000. A Saskatchewan team has won National Fan Favourite for five consecutive years, earning each team an extra $1,000.
Everyone can access the rules and regulations, poster promoting the contest and winning videos from previous years at or at

Sunday, October 15, 2017

University of British Columbia:Fall Upates

Application Deadlines

UBC’s two application deadlines are as follows:
  • First round offers (+ major entrance scholarships): December 1, 2017
  • Final application deadline: January 15, 2018
Refer to the Admissions Blog to keep up to date on application tips, event notices, and more!

Undergraduate entrance scholarships
  • The Major Entrance Scholarship program recognizes exceptional students for their academic and non-academic achievements with awards of up to $60,000. Students who apply by December 1 will receive automatic consideration.
  • The Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is designed to improve access to post-secondary education for exceptional students facing significant financial barriers. This award is valued up to $80,000 and requires a separate application. The deadline to apply is December 1. 
Scholarships for Aboriginal Students
A number of Major Entrance Scholarships and Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards are designated specifically for Aboriginal students. Applicants can self-identify as Aboriginal in their application to UBC.

International undergraduate entrance scholarships
UBC also recognizes the achievements of outstanding students from around the world by devoting non-public funds to scholarships and awards for international students. All eligible candidates who apply to UBC by January 15, 2018 will be automatically considered for an award.

Tuition waiver for youth in care
UBC offers a tuition waiver for eligible youth aging out of care. Students can identify as a current or former youth in care in their application to UBC

Housing deadline
The deadline to apply for housing at UBC is May 1, 2018. Please note that it is a separate application this year. You and your students can learn more about the process on the Okanagan and Vancouver housing application websites.

Great Plains College: MBA in Community Economic Development

Friday, October 13, 2017

New Degree Option for Lakeland Interior Design Grads

Graduates of Lakeland College’s award-winning interior design technology program can now transfer their credits towards a bachelor of interior design (BID) degree at RCC Institute of Technology.

Lakeland College and RCC officials recently signed a five-year articulation agreement that will allow Lakeland grads to transfer almost all of their credits towards the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accredited BID program at RCC. Lakeland grads have the option to take the program online or at the RCC campus in Concord, Ont.

For more information, click HERE.

Skilled Trades and Technology Week

November 6-10, 2017

Calling all students and teachers to participate!

For more information, click HERE .

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Monday, October 02, 2017

North Battleford Try-A-Trade

Try-A-Trade Interactive Career Fair is just around the corner on Oct. 18th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the NationsWEST Field House in North Battleford. This is a unique career fair where students can discover a career in the trades, learn about post-secondary opportunities and many services that trade unions offer, consult with a government funding agency as well as discuss future apprenticeship and employment opportunities with businesses. This is a good learning opportunity for the students.

As a gentle reminder, our school registration forms are due October 6th

All proceeds from the concession at the event will go towards the North West Career Development Partnership Try-A-Trade Scholarship for 2018-19. This single $1,000 entrance scholarship is open to all students who enroll in the trades program at North West College and has attended a school that has participated in Try-A-Trade in the past two years. Applications for this scholarship will be accepted for the fall of 2018.

Click HERE for further information.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Upcoming Information Sessions at the U of R

November 21
(6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
Learn about the profession and the programs offered through the University of Regina. Event will feature a mini social work lecture so students can experience what it would be like to take social work classes.
November 30
These events are designed for students to be admitted on the spot, receive a discounted application fee, and get a pair of this year's limited edition mittens!
December 6
December 7
December 7
(9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Grade 11 and 12 students are given a taste of what it is like to be a business student. Day includes: mini-lectures by professors, as well as talks from current and former students.
December 7
Grade 11 and 12 students will hear from faculty members, learn about our degree programs, certifications and community connections, explore our research labs, and engage in unique sporting experiences!

University of Regina Open House

October 14 - 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Check out the campus, win prizes, learn about our programs, visit with academic advisors, and have the opportunity to be admitted on the spot to the U of R!

There are parent sessions as well, and an opportunity for out-of-town visitors to stay on campus for free.

For more information, click HERE.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Loran Scholars Program

October 18 - Deadline for sponsored applicants

October 25 - Deadline for direct pool applicants

The Loran Award recognizes character, service and leadership potential, as well as academic performance.Offered in full partnership with 25 Canadian universities, a Loran Award is valued at approximately $100,000 over four years of undergraduate study. The program also includes opportunities for summer internships.

For further information, click HERE. To start an application, click HERE.