Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Important Deadline: University of Saskatchewan

 

December 1 application and document deadline

December 1 is the deadline for entering students to apply for admission to any direct-entry program and submit required supplemental items in order to be eligible to apply for Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships.

December 1 is also the deadline to apply and submit required supplemental items to be considered for early admission for 2022-2023 for programs in:

Submitting transcripts

Out-of-province and international students should always upload their most up-to-date transcript or report card as soon as possible after applying, and continue to check their application online to learn if other supplemental items are required.

Students in Saskatchewan high schools should continue to request transcripts to be sent directly to USask by the Ministry of Education, selecting these three times on the request form:

  1. as soon as possible;
  2. after January exams 2022; and
  3. after June exams 2022.

Students can request transcripts to be sent at the end of each term/quarter/quint etc., though the Admissions Office will not be re-evaluating students' applications every time they are received outside of the usual evaluation periods.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Sask Polytech Update

 Tours

Want to see the campus but not able to join us in-person? Take a virtual 360 tour today to view learning spaces, social areas, and much more at all campus locations!

Contact your local Student Recruitment Advisor regarding up-to-date information about local in-person tours.

Combined Laboratory & XRay Technology Diploma - Competitive Entry

Select programs use a competitive admission process. Applications are accepted for these programs between Oct 1, 2021 - Feb 15, 2022. Recently, CLXT became a Competitive Entry for fall 2023.  Applications for fall 2022 are no longer being accepted.  If you're supporting a student interested in a competitive entry program and you require additional information or support, please reach out and we will be happy to assist!

  • Combined Lab & XRay Technology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Radiological Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

Most of the programs at Sask Polytech follow our first qualified, first admitted admissions (FQFA) process. FQFA programs are always accepting new applications! These are processed in date order.  Encourage your students to apply early for the best chance of early acceptance. 

New Program - Agriculture & Food Production Diploma

As one of the world's most reilable producers of high-quality grains, oilseeds and pulse crops, Saskatchewan plays an important role in feeding the world.  This new three year diploma program in Moose Jaw includes classroom and hands-on labs as well as a paid cooperative term. Apply now for fall 2022!

Continuing Education Course Registration

The School of Continuing Education has implemented a phone-in registration process for those signing up for flexible learning courses. Learn More 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Transcript Dispatch Dates for High School Students

Due to COVID-19, many schools are offering block scheduling, which may impact when students request their transcripts be sent. Students are responsible for choosing the dispatch date(s) that meets their deadlines for post-secondary admissions, scholarship applications, etc.

The following transcript dispatch dates are provided to inform guidance counsellors, school administrators and students as to when to order transcripts for students writing provincial exams.

Exam Window

Dispatch Date

November (Oct 12-Nov 12)

December 2 (Select After November Exams when ordering)

December (Nov 15-Dec 22)

January 20 (Select After December Exams when ordering)

January (Jan 3-Jan 28)

February 15 (Select After January Exams when ordering)

March (Feb 1-Mar 11)

April 1 (Select After March Exams when ordering)

April (Mar 14-Apr 29)

May 6 (Select After April Exams when ordering)

May (May 2-Jun 10)

June 16 (Select After May Exams when ordering)

June (Jun 13-Jun 30)

July 13 (Select After June Exams when ordering)

August (Aug 2-Aug 5)

September 1 (Select After August Exams when ordering)


The dispatch dates follow the provincial exam windows and will include marks for exams written during that window, as well as any school marks that have been submitted by the dispatch date.
 

Students can also select “ASAP” if they want their transcripts sent immediately.

Contact: Student and Educator Services, student.records@gov.sk.ca, 306-787-6012

Agriculture Student Scholarship

 For students passionate about telling the story of the agriculture industry, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are proudly offering the Agriculture Student Scholarship for the 12th consecutive year.

Saskatchewan Grade 12 students and recent high school graduates (within the last two years) have the chance to win a grand-prize scholarship of $4,000 or one of three runner-up scholarships of $2,000 when they submit a three-minute video or 1,000-word essay on transparency. This year’s scholarship theme encourages youths to explore their idea of transparency in agriculture and how it affects public perception of the industry.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be planning to take an agriculture-related post-secondary education program beginning in the fall of 2022. This scholarship program has been designed to identify young people who are planning to pursue a career in the agriculture industry.
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022.
For more information:


Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarship and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship.

The Ministry of Education and the Saskatchewan Association of Community Education (SACE) would like to announce the 2021-22 school year Call for Nominations regarding the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarship and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship.    

Through these scholarships, Government provides an annual maximum of $16,000 to ease the financial burden some students face during their educational journey. These scholarships are intended for students living with vulnerable circumstances.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarship assists Grade 11 students with completing their secondary education. A maximum of 20 $500 scholarships are awarded annually.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship assists Grade 12 students with completing their post-secondary education. A maximum of six $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually.
For more information regarding the scholarships, please direct your attention to the following websites:
The application deadline for both scholarships is March 15, 2022

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

University of Sasktchewan: Updates and Deadlines

Monday, October 25, 2021

Sask Polytechnic Update

 Open House - October 25-28, 2021 | Tours - November 3 & 4, 2021

We are going virtual once again! Build your own custom schedule from over 40 LIVE Zoom sessions for participants to drop in, learn, and ask questions with faculty & staff.  There will be sessions on various topics, such as:

  • Admissions process & general information
  • Programs & courses (full-time & part-time)
  • Parent's Information
  • Apprenticeship
  • International Education
  • and more!

In-person tours will be offered the following week after-hours to supplement the virtual sessions at all 4 campuses. Registration for tours is mandatory & walk-ins will not be accepted. Space is limited. Masks & vaccine requirements will be required for all visitors on campus.

Register Today!

Tours

Want to see the campus but not able to join us in-person? Take a virtual 360 tour today to view learning spaces, social areas, and much more at all campus locations!

Contact your local Student Recruitment Advisor regarding up-to-date information about local in-person tours.

Application Processes

Select programs use a competitive admission process. This was formerly referred to as "high demand". Applications are accepted for these programs between Oct 1, 2021 - Feb 15, 2022. If you're supporting a student interested in a competitive entry program and you require additional information or support, please reach out and we will be happy to assist!

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Radiological Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

First qualified, first admitted programs are always accepting new applications! These are processed in date order.  Encourage your students to apply early for the best chance of early acceptance! 

New Program - Agriculture & Food Production Diploma

As one of the world's most reilable producers of high-quality grains, oilseeds and pulse crops, Saskatchewan plays an important role in feeding the world.  This brand new three year diploma program in Moose Jaw includes classroom and hands-on labs as well as a paid cooperative term. Apply now!

Continuing Education Course Registration

Continuing Education has implemented a phone-in registration process for those signing up for flexible learning courses. Learn More 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Virtual Spotlight on Healthcare Careers

 The Saskatoon Industry Education Council provides career exploration programming for students in and around Saskatoon. With the transition to virtual events, we want to invite teachers and students across the province to access these valuable resources.

 This year our Spotlight on Careers in Health Care will take place in October. I am reaching out to you as these virtual events can be utilized in your classes and connect with the curriculum you teach. Furthermore, we ask you to share the info about these events with your students as they may be of interest to them as they explore a possible career in healthcare. These events can help students connect with the career exploration curricular outcomes in Science 10 and Health Sciences 20.

Virtual Spotlight on NursingWednesday, October 27th (6:30 – 8:00 pm)

  • Hear from the admissions advisors from the University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Practical Nursing, and The University of Regina SCBScN.
  • During this virtual event, participants will also experience the new technologies utilized by these programs and virtually tour the facilities.
  • This live online event will provide the opportunity for participant Q&A.

 Virtual Spotlight on Medical DiagnosticsThursday, October 28th (6:30 – 8:00 pm)

  • Participants will hear from the admissions advisor from Saskatchewan Polytechnic Medical Diagnostics Programs, the Saskatchewan Health Authority regarding job prospects, and industry professionals sharing their career journeys.
  • This live event will provide the opportunity for participant Q&A.

 Register NOW!

 We also house additional career-related resources on our website that students can access to explore health-related careers.

  • Spotlight on Dentistry Video Series
  • Nursing Career Panel
  • Physicians Career Panel
  • Ask a Pharmacy Student - An interview with a 3rd Year Pharmacy Students
  • Post-Secondary Video Series

 In addition, we have created resources for teachers to use in conjunction with our 2020 

 To register for our virtual events, visit: www.saskatooniec.ca/health-care

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Loran Scholars Applications and Nominations

Wednesday, October 13th before 8:00pm ET is the deadline to submit all applications for the Loran Award. 

Students can submit their applications at apply.loranscholar.ca. They may also view our award overview, information sheet, sample application form, and a recording of a 2022 Loran Award Information Session.

All eligible students will be welcome to apply by filling out the application, uploading a transcript, and naming a reference. School sponsorship is no longer required.

Even without school sponsorship, your help is as vital as ever. We rely on you to identify promising candidates showing evidence of character, commitment to service, and leadership potential. Sometimes you see these qualities in students before they see them in themselves. We will continue to depend on you to identify and encourage your students to apply, and to support them in submitting their applications on time. Thank you for your crucial work.

Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that both the reference writer has sufficient time to complete their parts before the deadline. If a student's application or reference form is not complete before 8:00pm ET on October 13th, that application will not be submitted.

What We Look For: As you know, our selection criteria are character, service, and leadership potential. We are looking for young people who deeply value honesty, are curious by nature, and are interested in a wide range of subjects. The scholars we select are willing to take meaningful risks and prioritize results over appearances. Each one has shown a sustained commitment to service in the community, has taken the initiative to create positive changes, and is interested in working towards a better world.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you for encouraging your students to apply!

With our appreciation,
The Loran Scholars Foundation

View a recording of our webinar for educators:
Identifying & Supporting Prospective Loran Scholars


Contact us:
Website:
www.loranscholar.ca
Phone: 416.646.2120 x100
Toll-free: 1.866.544.2673 x100
Email: info@loranscholar.ca