U of S: What is Engineering?

October 20th, 2020

The College of Engineering is hosting a virtual edition of “What is Engineering?” on Tuesday, November 17th from 3pm to 7pm. The presentation will include a virtual tour of the Engineering Building and a talk with the dean of engineering, faculty and instructors about what engineers do and how versatile an engineering degree is. As well, participants will learn about the completely redesigned first-year engineering program called RE-ENGINEERED with key priorities of student success and wellness. For additional information, or to register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/what-is-engineering-learn-about-first-year-engineering-at-usask-tickets-124339664283


Sask Polytech Virtual Open House

October 13th, 2020

Saskatchewan Polytechnic will be holding a Virtual Open House Monday, October 19th to Thursday, October 22nd from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. daily.  Students and parents are invited to attend to find out more about the programs and services that Sask Polytech offers.  Individuals can register by going to www.saskpolytech.ca/openhouse. An agenda will be available closer to the date, and links for the sessions will be live the day of the events.


Schulich Leader Scholarship

October 7th, 2020

The Schulich Leader Scholarship is a prestigious entrance scholarship awarded to a high school graduate enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) program at one of 20 partner universities. The nominated student can win one of 25 engineering scholarships at $100,000 or one of 25 science, technology, or math scholarships at $80,000. The criteria include academic excellence, leadership, and financial need. It is important to note that students who are planning for a career as a medical practitioner or researcher (doctor, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, optometrist, etc.) are NOT eligible to apply.  This scholarship is for entrepreneurial-minded innovators outside of the medical community. St. Mary High School can only nominate ONE candidate and nomination is competitive. If you are interested in being considered for nomination please email a list of school/community involvement, leadership activities, and a statement about financial need to Mrs. Rapin (meta.rapin@pacsd.ca) in Student Services by Friday, December 11, 2020 before 9:00am to be considered for nomination. To find out more about the Schulich Leader Scholarship visit http://www.schulichleaders.com or info@uja.schulichleader.com


House of Commons Page Program

October 5th, 2020

Each year, the House of Commons Page Program recruits 40 students who are graduating from high schools and CEGEPs from across Canada. Students who maintain a minimum average of 80%, can speak both official languages, and have been accepted into a full‑time program at a university in the National Capital Region, are encouraged to apply. More information is available on the website https://www.ourcommons.ca/About/PageProgram/Index-e.html and promotional material is available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/62ymu02hca6lqlx/AABoDnpsigR3Ct5Io7SieJv5a?dl=0. The recruitment campaign for the 2021-2022 academic year is from September 21 to November 8, 2020.


Virtual SUTIL Event

October 5th, 2020


SUTIL (Saskatchewan Universities and Technical Institute Liaison) will be hosting virtual Booths, Presentations and Drop-in Conversations for Saskatchewan high school students about the post-secondary options within Western Canada and the US.  The event date for the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division, Prince Albert Catholic School Division, and PAGC is Thursday, October 22nd, 2020. To participate, students will need to download the FREE Zoom App to their desktops or phones, but are not required to have a Zoom account. For more information about the virtual Booths, Presentations and Drop-In Conversations, as well as planning for the October 22nd event, please go to http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/


Let’s Talk Careers Competition

September 24th, 2020
ChatterHighSkills Canada and Let’s Talk Science have joined together to provide an opportunity for students to virtually explore a wide array of occupations and post-secondary programs of study with the fourth annual Let’s Talk Careers: Canada’s Most Informed School Competition. This career exploration opportunity also includes two national competitions (Fall 2020: October 26 to December 4 and Spring 2021: April 12 to May 21). Once registered, students will answer a ten-question quiz each day to earn points towards their personal leaderboards and the school wide totals. These quizzes encourage them to research and explore thousands of higher education and career options that they may not have been exposed to any other way. The schools with the highest ranking at the end of each round will win a cash prize, and the students who answered the most questions right in the time period will also win personal cash bursaries! For more information about this career exploration opportunity, please go to http://informed.chatterhigh.com/l/lets-talk-careers/?inf_contact_key=8cf4b41b06725a6c60ba40b5b77a778c09c74070ac2bf3cfa7869e3cfd4ff832

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships

September 21st, 2020


The Horatio Alger Association of Canada will be awarding 160 scholarships of $5000. The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 25th 2020, 11:59 PM EST. Applicants must be a Grade 12 student with plans to enter university in the fall of 202, demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65. For additional information and to apply for the scholarship, go to https://horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/provincial-programs/


Loran Scholarship

September 21st, 2020
The Loran Foundation seeks to recognize students that demonstrate character, leadership, commitment, and service to the community. 36 Loran Awards are available across Canada at up to $100,000 over 4 years. The school can nominate up to 3 students. Please submit a list of school, leadership, and community activities to Mrs. Rapin. If you are interested in being nominated by the school, this information should be email to meta.rapin@pacsd.ca by no later than 9:00 am, Monday, September 28,2020. Students selected for nomination will be informed by the school no later than October 1, 2020. You can also apply using the Direct Pool Application (unsponsored) found in the link. The deadline for Sponsored Application is October 15, 2020 and Direct Pool Application is October 22, 2020. For more information go to:  www.loranscholar.ca

Virtual PrepConnect 2020

September 17th, 2020
Are you considering attending a Private School, Boarding School, US Prep School, International Baccalaureate School, specialized programs or a US College/University?  If so, attend the virtual Admissions Networking event on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 1:45 pm – 6:00 pm EST. The topics to be discussed include “Private School Admissions – Prep Success Roadmap: Holistic Admissions & Finding the Right Fit”, “Single Gender vs CoEd Schools ~ Benefits or Limitations?”, “Boarding School Advantages ~ Why it’s worth considering”, “Top 10 Interview Questions for Students & Parents ~ The Insider Scoop”, American Prep Schools ~ Pathway to US Colleges?”, “Financing Private School – Scholarships, Financial Aid and Tax breaks” and more! Admission is free. To register, go to https://www.accelevents.com/e/u/checkout/prepconnect2020/tickets/order

RE/MAX 2021 Quest for Excellence

September 17th, 2020

RE/MAX is offering sixteen $1000 bursaries to Grade 12 students in Western Canada. This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students are to submit an online essay (max. 1,250 words) which conveys personal motivation, leadership and communication skills in connection with their community efforts. Students can enter online at www.remax.ca / About RE/MAX / In the Community / Quest for Excellence The 2021 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions from September 14, 2020 until midnight March 15, 2021. Only online entries will be accepted.