Friday, February 16, 2018

Summer program: Future Global Leaders

The University of British Columbia offers high-school students aged 15 to 18 the opportunity to experience university life on our Vancouver campus in a two-week pre-university program called Future Global Leaders. There are three streams to choose from: Academic Courses, English Language Courses, and Pre-Varsity Sport.

The registration deadline for students who want to live on campus is April 30. The registration deadline for students who want to commute to campus is June 15.

Great Plains College News

Great Plains College is offering a Carpentry and Production Line Welding program out of our Rosetown Campus starting September 2018.

This dual-certificate program covers introductory skills in carpentry, production line welding, skills and safety training, and a host of other construction skills from electrical and plumbing to energy efficient construction; all of which will be brought together with a unique tiny home capstone project. For further details on this program check out the information sheet here:

SaskTel Indigenous Youth Awards of Excellence

Deadline: April 13, 2018
The SaskTel Indigenous Youth Awards of Excellence celebrate outstanding achievement in our young people. The Wicihitowin Foundation established the awards in 1997 with the support of the public, government, and private sector.
The SaskTel Indigenous Youth Awards of Excellence recognize youth achievement in 10 categories.Please note: Individual nominations only accepted. No group nominations.
Outstanding achievement
This award recognizes a youth (one male and one female) who:
  • Lead a balanced lifestyle based on a foundation of strong cultural and spiritual values
  • Show exceptional academic success
  • Remain physically active
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Inspire, support, and respect others with honour and dignity, education, or career goals
This award honours a youth who:
  • Inspires and motivates others through actions and solutions
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and respects diverse cultures
  • Supports others
  • Shows academic success
  • Pursues education or career goal
This award honours a youth who:
  • Shows exceptional academic success
  • Maintains a grade average of 80 percent or higher
  • Demonstrates clear post-secondary education and career goals
  • Shows leadership in extracurricular activities
Community service
This award recognizes a youth who:
  • Shows concern for others in the community
  • Generously gives their time and energy promoting the well being of others
  • Achieves academic success
This award recognizes a youth who:
  • Promotes Indigenous values and language in school and the community
  • Champions all Indigenous traditional dance, song, and storytelling
  • Achieves academic success
  • Pursues education and career goal
Sports and recreation
This award recognizes a youth (one male and one female) who:
  • Demonstrates significant achievement in competitive, organized sport
  • Achieves academic success
  • Pursues education and career goals
  • Initiates and advances community activities that promote healthy lifestyle
Fine and performing arts
This award honours a youth who:
  • Represents Indigenous people through the arts
  • Achieves academic success
  • Pursues education and career goal
Technology and science
This award honours a youth who:
  • Pursues clear post-secondary education goals leading to a career
  • Excels in the sciences and/or technologies
  • Shows interest in applied science, health, industry, and/or technology
This award recognizes a youth who:
  • Demonstrates character and an ability to overcome adversity
  • Shows resiliency and a healing journey through cultural and spiritual values
  • Shares knowledge with others for the betterment of the community 
  • Pursues education and career goals
This award recognizes a youth who:
  • Exemplifies the spirit of innovation
  • Has made positive changes in their school or community through innovative thinking and approaches
  • Has played a leadership role in introducing new ways of solving school or community issues or problems
  • Will be entering the first year of a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program in the upcoming academic year


You can nominate any youth if they are:
  • Is of First Nations, Metis, or Inuit ancestry
  • Between 14 and 18 years of age by May 25, 2018
  • A resident of Saskatchewan and a registered student
  • Able to demonstrate outstanding commitment and/or ability in one of the 10 award categories
  • No group nominations will be accepted
  • Mandatory attendance is required if nominated
For more information and nomination materials, click HERE

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Access Communications Scholarship

Deadline: April 20, 2018

Last year, Access Communications launched their refreshed Scholarship Program, which grants scholarships of $1,000 to 20 Saskatchewan high school graduates each and every year. Not only do recipients have strong marks, they show a genuine passion for building their communities. Since launching the program, they've awarded more than $295,000. 

Full details and application forms can be found at

Monday, February 12, 2018


Join current students, faculty, and alumni to learn more about the Mining Engineering Technology program. The morning will include software demos, tours, student project displays, equipment displays, and a program overview presentation.
FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, 33rd Street
Mining Engineering Technology Building, 55 33rd Street

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Upcoming University of Alberta Events

Aboriginal Student Discovery Day
The University of Alberta invites Aboriginal students in Grade 10, 11, and 12 to take part in a one-day UAlberta experience at our North Campus on Thursday, April 12. For more information, and to help students register, please visit  
Advising Sessions
The U of A is hosting several days of one-on-one advising sessions in Calgary and online.
Calgary: General & Faculty specific sessions available.
Online: General sessions available.
For dates, times, locations, and to help a student book a session, visit
AP/IB Student Events
AP & IB students are invited to an reception on Thursday, March 15 where they will meet students who have been involved in research across all disciplines at the University of Alberta. For more information, and to help students register, please visit

Application Deadline: University of Alberta

The application deadline for direct-entry undergraduate programs for fall 2018 is March 1, 2018. Encourage your grade 12 students who have not yet applied for 2018-2019 academic year to do so at

Sunday, February 04, 2018

University of Calgary Updates

Dates and deadlines

March 1: Admission application and high school awards deadline
March 15: Initial transcripts required for all high school and transfer awards May 1: Initial deadline to accept an offer and pay admission deposit
Visit our Future Students website for more information.

Transition to post-secondary education for students with disabilities

This presentation will cover learning support services, resources, strategies and funding information, academic accommodations, assistive technologies and a student panel discussion.
Saturday, Feb. 10
Ambrose University, Airhart Lecture Theatre
150 Ambrose Circle SW
Formal Presentation: 11 a.m. – noon
Information booths and meet-n-greet: noon – 2 p.m.

Meet and Greet Events

Held in venues across Canada, our Meet and Greet Series connects UCalgary representatives with future students, their families, and local counselors and educators. This is a great opportunity to experience the many unique and exciting opportunities available at the University of Calgary. Events this year will be in Kelowna, Victoria, Vancouver, New Wesminster, Regina, Winnipeg, and Toronto. For full details, please click here.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Agriculture Student Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2018
Saskatchewan Grade 12 students and recent high school graduates (within the last two years) have the chance to win a grand prize scholarship valued at $4,000 or one of three runner-up scholarships of $2,000 when they submit a three-minute video or 1,000-word essay detailing their food story. This year’s scholarship theme, “Our Food Has a Story,” encourages youth to have conversations with others about the relationship between agriculture and the food they eat.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be planning to take an agriculture-related post-secondary education program beginning in the fall of 2018. This scholarship program has been designed to identify young people who thinkAG and plan to pursue an exciting career in the industry.
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.
Students can apply online at For more information, please visit and type “Ag Student Scholarship” in the search bar.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

U of Saskatchewan Indigenous Achievement Week

February 5 - 9. Everyone is welcome to attend all events.

Join the U of S in celebrating the successes and contributions of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students, staff and faculty. Events focus on achievements in academics, research, education, community engagement and leadership.
The week begins with a pipe ceremony and feast on Monday, February 5 and finishes with the ITEP Round Dance on Friday, February 9 in the Education Gymnasium. Throughout the week there will be artistic performances, speakers’ panels and lectures in various locations across campus.
One of the highlights of the week is the Indigenous Student Achievement Awards Ceremony. This year, over 40 Indigenous students will be honoured for their academic, leadership and community outreach accomplishments. The awards ceremony will take place Thursday, February 8 in the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre.

Changes to Process for U of R Education Admissions

Admission on the spot opportunities
For the first time ever, high school students applying into the Faculty of Education could be admitted on the spot. At upcoming 
Admission on the Spot events (Prince Albert, Yorkton, and Regina), the Faculty of Education will be on hand to assess Teacher Education Application Profiles (TEAP). Students will need to complete the paper version of the TEAP in advance and bring it  to the event along with their early conditional transcript. If students have questions about completing the TEAP, they can email for assistance!

Students who have already submitted a TEAP don't need to worry. We will be working hard to complete their admission review prior to the Admission on the Spot events and will be in touch with them.

Win a Free Class!
High school students who complete their Faculty of Education application prior to the March 1 priority deadline will automatically be entered to win a free University of Regina class for Fall 2018. This includes students who have already submitted their applications.

Earlier assessment of applications
We have already seen some really great applications! Rather than waiting until March to break the news, the Faculty of Education will review completed applications as they are submitted. This means that qualified students will not need to wait and wonder - they will know sooner. This also means that we will use early conditional transcripts to calculate averages and do not need first semester grade 12 marks. This is in line with early conditional processes for all other faculties. This includes students applying to le Baccalauréat en éducation

Students who would like to wait and submit a transcript with first semester grades are still absolutely welcome to do so; as this will have no negative impact on their application. Grades and the Teacher Education Application Profile (extracurricular/volunteer activities and the short essay) will still be considered in the assessment of applications.

Students who already submitted an early conditional transcript can send us an updated transcript once their first semester grades are completed. This will prompt us to do a second admission average calculation to see if their average increases.

Greater flexibility and part time study options
Do you have students interested in education but concerned about attending full-time? That's okay! Students can take the number of courses that works best for their schedule and their life. This includes part-time study and accelerated completion options.
What about students in unique circumstances? For example, students who are upgrading and don't have enough classes for the early conditional calculation, but their grades are great, they'll have all final requirements, and you know they'd make a great teacher. Encourage them to apply and the Faculty of Education can review their application.