Planning ahead for post-secondary studies: Explore your options

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:13:20 +0000

Planning for post-secondary studies can help you make informed, realistic decisions about your education and career. You might want to take different factors into consideration depending on what stage of life you are in while planning ahead. While in high school High school students are still learning about themselves and developing their interests, talents and […]

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Do you think you may have made the wrong academic choice?

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 20:45:06 +0000

A sizable number of post-secondary students may be guessing at what should be their academic direction. Some may be young students who haven’t fully explored options yet; others could be new to Canada and may not be aware of the academic demands and requirements of a particular program. Some others could have a variety of […]

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Winners of 2019 Ashton College bursaries announced

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 01:21:01 +0000

The winners have been announced for the 2019 Ashton College Bursaries for Immigrants: Grace Nguyen and Janpreet Walia. The Ashton College bursaries are aimed to address the challenges that newcomers face in their new country, lacking local credentials and work experience that can impede their employment. Professional career-ready education will allow them to adjust their knowledge […]

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Your post-secondary experience is much more than a credential

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 03:16:26 +0000

Your post-secondary experience can be much more than getting a credential. It can include making friends, getting work experience, and obtaining good references. It can also provide you with opportunities to broaden your interests, learn how to research and write, receive support from mentors and get intellectual stimulation to inspire you for a lifetime. Full-time […]

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Looking for academic advice? Tap into information sources available around you

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 14:43:35 +0000

The post-secondary education system in Canada can be confusing for newcomers. Not only is it an unfamiliar system, but there are provincial as well as specific school differences. Make sure to tap into the free academic advice available around you as it could help you get answers to many questions, including admission requirements, the differences […]

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The value of continuing education: the reason you enroll is as important as what you sign up for

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:55:56 +0000

There are some excellent reasons why you might want to enroll in just one or a few continuing education courses. Even attending a single course could give you a view of the Canadian education system, its standards, classroom style and expectations. It can also help you get a job by demonstrating your abilities or help […]

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Get ready to participate in school

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:03:06 +0000

There are some very significant reasons to actively participate both in class and at school. While getting extra marks for participation in some classes may be reason enough to raise your hand to answer, ask a question or offer a comment, being an active contributor brings multiple benefits: from getting references, meeting new people, making […]

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Dealing with cultural differences in the classroom

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:27:31 +0000

When we add newcomers to the diverse student mix in a typical Canadian post-secondary classroom, we have the possibility of delight as well as tension. The delight is the opportunity for students to learn from each other and develop an appreciation of how others do things. On the other hand, tensions can develop leading to […]

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Post-secondary education could help further your career

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:33:51 +0000

Don’t overlook continuing post-secondary education courses if you are seeking Canadian credentials or looking to change careers. Post-secondary education could prove invaluable if you find yourself in any of the following situations: you are not able to work in your previous occupation and are looking for Canadian qualifications; you no longer wish to do the […]

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