Guidance Counsellor Day

2018 U of T Scarborough's Guidance Counsellor Day | April 9, 2018

The annual Guidance Counsellor Day is an opportunity to learn more about U of T Scarborough, get admissions updates and choose from a variety of engaging sessions to attend.  Check back regularly for more details about this year's event.


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8:30am – 9am Refreshments and Check-in
9am Keynote: Dwayne Matthews

Learning in the 21st century: Why it's different, why it matters and how to help children thrive through the paradigmatic shifts of the rapidly evolving digital world.

The traditional model of school is going through an uncomfortable transition as a result of the information revolution. Navigating the changes in schooling today is extremely difficult for parents, caregivers and educators. The massive shifts leave many parents, students and educators feeling frustrated and resentful about the changes and how to help children thrive. Dwayne will discuss some of the drivers behind the changes and how this global transition will create massive never-before-seen opportunities for children that are prepared to go out to meet this new world head on. This keynote will help participants learn about society-changing technological advances and the effects they will have on the future of today's children. Participants will also uncover the four main strategic ideas that will help children thrive in a rapidly evolving digital world.

10am – 10:30am Admissions and Recruitment Update
10:30am – 10:45am BREAK
10:45am – 11:30am Breakout Session 1

Choose one to attend:

U of T Scarborough for Beginners
New to Guidance or to U of T Scarborough? Learn about what makes us such a unique member of the U of T tri-campus system, our programs, and our admissions criteria.

Preparing Racialized High School Students for Management Programs
Hear from current black Management undergrads about how you can support and prepare racialized high school students interested in pursuing Management studies at U of T Scarborough.

11:30am – 11:45am BREAK
11:45am – 12:30pm Breakout Session 2

Choose one to attend:

Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
This session will help with transition planning and funding options for students with disabilities. We will provide tips on preparing students for a successful transition into post-secondary studies. It will look at academic supports and accommodations available to ensure that students with disabilities can actively participate in post-secondary education.

Admission received, what’s next for international students from Canadian high schools?
What documents do international students need to come to university or college? When should they apply? Who should help them? Let’s have a chat about the negative impacts of having incorrect and/or expired student permits and your important role to encourage international students to be responsible for their legal status.

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch (meal provided by U of T Scarborough)
1:30pm  U of T Scarborough Campus Tour (optional)

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