Canadian universities open info events to the public in light of strike

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Students are back in class in B.C., and while the delayed academic year continues to be sorted out, a silver lining has emerged for grade 12 students considering their post-secondary options for next fall.

The uncertain length of the BCTF’s strike caused some changes to the usual schedule of the Canadian Universities Event, or CUE. Each year, over 45 universities from across Canada send representatives to CUE to connect with prospective students in Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island high schools.

Unsure if public schools would be open in time to host the planned events, select private schools on the tour opened their events to the public so that all students could get the chance to see the university reps whether or not the strike dragged on.

With the strike resolved, the schedule remains mostly intact, but the below events will be open to the public. The following universities will have representatives on hand at each event to answer questions and share information about their institutions.

Universities represented at CUE fairs:

  • Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
  • Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC
  • Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
  • Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC
  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
  • Concordia University, Montreal, QC
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University – Vancouver Campus, Vancouver, BC
  • Huron University College, London, ON
  • King’s University College, London, ON
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC
  • Marine Institute of Memorial University, St. John’s, NL
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
  • Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
  • Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB
  • Nipissing University, North Bay, ON
  • Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
  • Quest University Canada, Squamish, BC
  • Royal Military College, Kingston, ON
  • Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS
  • Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS
  • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
  • St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB
  • Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC
  • Trent University, Peterborough, ON
  • Trinity Western University, Langley, BC
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC
  • University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
  • University of Guelph-Humber, Etobicoke, ON
  • University of King’s College, Halifax, NS
  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
  • University of Ontario, Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON
  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
  • Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC
  • Western University, London, ON
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
  • York University, Toronto, ON

Events open to the public:

Glenlyon Norfolk School
Tuesday, September 30 – 6:30 – 8:00pm
801 Bank St. Victoria, BC

Bodwell High School
Thursday, October 2 – 7:00 – 9:00pm
955 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, BC

Notre Dame High School
Tuesday, October 7 – 6:30 – 8:15pm
2880 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC

Sands Secondary School
Wednesday, October 8 – 6:30 – 8:00pm
10840 82nd Avenue, Delta, BC

Mulgrave School
Friday, October 10 – 2:30 – 4:30pm
2330 Cypress Bowl Lane, West Vancouver, BC

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