Everything Middle School parents want to know about University Counselling and applying to university


Dr. Whitney Laughlin, Director of University Counselling, will talk to Middle School parents 7 – 8 p.m. Monday May 7 in Copeland Lecture Theatre about what we do in University Counselling and the differences between and among Canadian, US, and UK postsecondary systems.

It is not too early to be thinking about postsecondary plans – course selection, affordability and how to identify and develop students’ “special talents”, whether they lie in athletics, service, the arts or other areas. US and UK systems– as well as certain faculties in the Canadian system – require a certain amount of “pre-thinking” and planning way before a student gets to Grade 12. There is also the option of the “gap year” and how that might fit in.

And always the question: what is a good university/college? In University Counselling our emphasis is on what is the best post-secondary match for the individual student: helping students identify their learning styles, preferences, and possible career choices, and what environment would be most optimal.

There will be ample time for your questions and answers.

To register, please RSVP to Sharon Buckingham in University Counselling: Sharon.Buckingham@smus.bc.ca


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