Jake Humphries

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Jake Humphries is Career Day Co-ordinator and an ELL teacher at St. Michaels University School.

Career Day 2016: Preparation for Life After SMUS

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On January 27, the Senior School hosted its 7th annual Career Day. Students in Grades 9 through 12 had the opportunity to learn about a...
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Getting Ready for USA Applications

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Grade 11 - Most applications to USA colleges and universities will be completed using the Common Application (https://www.commonapp.org). This is where you create your...
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The University of Guelph-Humber

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Some record low temperatures were set in the Toronto area this winter (2015). On my visit to the University of Guelph-Humber on the west...
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Cambridge Update from Keiler Totz ’13

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Life at Cambridge University has been an incredible experience so far. Any initial fears about moving to a new country and attending one of...
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Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

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Whitman College is a top Liberal Arts choice for SMUS students.  Located in the southeastern corner of Washington state, close to the Columbia River,...
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Four Universities in New York State

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Rochester and Syracuse are just an hour by air from Toronto, and Cornell and Colgate are both an easy drive from either of these...
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Jobs 2020

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The website CanadianBusiness.com includes various lists and rankings of future employment opportunities. Their recently published list, “Canada’s 100 Best Jobs” demonstrates some interesting trends....
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Attending a Small University – Julian Allen, SMUS Class of 2012

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Applying to University is a stressful, yet exciting time. The process provides you with the opportunity to explore your personality and identify a place...
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Ryan Taylor, SMUS Class of 2011, comments on Colgate University

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Colgate University, nestled in the heart of central New York, is an ideal school for students who love the close-knit and vibrant campus life...
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What About Santa Fe?

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Sitting on the high plains at an elevation of 7,000 feet and just to the west of the sangre de Christos mountains, Santa Fe,...
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Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

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Australia is optimistic. Its people are positive and forward-looking. Business is good. And the weather’s great! International students would be lucky to study in...
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Minnesota – 10,000 Lakes and Some Great Universities

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Minnesota’s Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) are alive with arts and athletic activity – The Minnesota Twins, Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves, (baseball, football, hockey,...
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Brendan Snarr, SMUS ’05, PhD Research at McGill

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Do you think fungus is only mushrooms, blue cheese, and beer? Representing one of the most diverse kingdoms in taxonomy, fungi encompass everything from brewers’...
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The University of Toronto

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The University of Toronto is one of Canada’s finest post-secondary institutions. Three campuses spread across the greater Toronto area serve more than 70,000 students...
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The Scots, The Ivys, and the Aussies

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The week of September 17-21 will see visits from three wonderful groups of universities. These will be evening visits; all students and parents are...
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Selby Knudsen, SMUS 2011, at Boston University

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The Honors College focuses on expanding our base of education and exposing us to new ideas. The freshman year is based on two different...
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Australian Universities

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Riding the ferry across Sydney Harbour to Manly beach on a warm July day, it is hard to believe that it is winter.  But...
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Career Education – Cannexus 2012

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Phil Jarvis thinks that a “Perfect Storm” is coming in the career and jobs market in Canada and the world. Jarvis, one of the...
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Snow, What Snow?

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  For years, SMUS students have been hearing me say that one factor in deciding which university to apply to is their tolerance for Winter: ...
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Dual BA Program Between Columbia and Sciences Po

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Dual degree programs and cross-registration work very well for students who have multiple interests. Wilfrid Laurier University and Waterloo University offer dual degrees in...
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St. Andrew’s/Edinburgh/Alberta Medical Program

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The St Andrew's/Edinburgh/Alberta International Medical Program:  An exciting new program is now available which allows applicants hoping to practise medicine in Canada to study...
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What About “Down Under”?

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There are some excellent universities in Australia and New Zealand.  I recently visited two universities in Melbourne, Australia.  Victoria University is an 11-campus technical...
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Niche Degrees in the UK

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In all areas of research, business, and institutional services, specialization is becoming more and more common.  Universities are responding to stated demand from students...
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The University of Cardiff

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Situated in the largest centre in Wales, where we also find the Millennium Stadium (premier rugby facility), the Millennium Centre for the Performing Arts...
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University College, Dublin

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Situated a short bus ride from Dublin's busy city center, UCD is a vibrant, comprehensive university buzzing with activity; the general tone is Up...
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Royal Holloway, University of London

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My recent visit to RHUL convinced me that this college in the UOL collection is superb in every way!  Royal Holloway boasts the top...
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Decisions, Decisions

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The Grade 12 class is entering a most exciting phase of their graduation year.  The class as a whole has sent off 900 applications...
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Mr. Humphries has a new #1!

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One of the great things about working in University Counselling at SMUS is that during visits to great universities, I am repeatedly inspired and...
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The University of London

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With 90,000 students studying an all-inclusive variety of subjects on 19 self-governing campuses, the University of London is a fascinating institution of higher learning. ...
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Find The Shoe That Fits

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If all that mattered was how large a university is, then any top 100 list would read much differently than it does now.  Simply...
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Acadia University – Laptops and LEED

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Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, is one of the many smaller universities chosen by SMUS students.  For several years now, one or two...
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Washington University in St. Louis

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WUSTL is a university of high ideals for high achievers with high hopes.  Set in the fascinating hub city of St. Louis, at the...
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St. Andrew’s Attracts Students Like a Magnet

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If you’ve seen “Chariots of Fire”, you’ll recognize the beach. Behind the photographer is the town of St. Andrew’s, the centre point of which...
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Welcome to Boston University

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With several dozen post-secondary institutions in the greater Boston area, “Beantown” is a student-oriented city. With a great transport network, featuring the ‘T’ line...

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