Tag: Educational Consultants

Interesting Post-Secondary Programs – Mid-sized Schools Edition

If you read my earlier post on exciting programs offered at Canada’s smaller post-secondary institutions, and you thought, “Great! But I’d like something a little bigger!” then this post is for you. Below I explore some truly unique programs at Canada’s mid-sized schools.  Integrated Science Program – Dalhousie  Integrated Science at Dalhousie (Halifax) is an […]

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COVID-19 Impacts on the Post-secondary Landscape

Right now, Team Options spends a large part of our week researching and tracking COVID-19 impacts on post-secondary education. While this is a nearly impossible task, we are constantly in pursuit of the most up-to-date information to help our grade 12 students make their final decisions and our grade 11 students understand the implications of […]

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Post-Secondary Research Tips

The summer is a great time to research post-secondary schools and programs. By the time fall comes, students should have a clear idea of where they will be applying. Not only will this research help students identify which schools and programs best suit their academic and personal goals, but it will also help them write […]

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University Admissions Decisions Are in!

Each year, we post a highlighted list of exceptional, competitive schools to which our clients were accepted and some of the significant scholarships they have won. This year is no exception; read on to learn about some of the universities and post-secondary institutions to which Options clients will soon be heading! Many of our students […]

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Love Animals? Become a Veterinarian!

Sheltering in place at home means ensuring everyone in your family is safe and healthy. This also includes taking care of your furry four-legged, feathered, or aquatic family members—your pets! Their wellbeing is just as important as yours, and when they are sick, they need medical care. Do you have a natural inclination or passion […]

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Five Tips for Better Learning Online

It’s spring 2020, and we’re hanging out with friends online, we’re logging into online yoga studios, we’re participating in our book clubs online, we’re working online, and yes, the students among us are taking their classes online. Today’s high school and university students may have grown up with the internet, yet the transition to online […]

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Campus Visit: SFU

Last week, on a sunny afternoon, I drove up to Simon Fraser University (SFU) Burnaby for a campus tour. After parking, I followed an impressively detailed set of directions (sent by SFU Student Services) through the maze of construction to our meeting point. There I met the other guests on the tour – from the US, […]

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Meet our Newest Writing Coach, Megan Holec!

We are excited for our clients to meet our newest writing coach, Megan Holec! Megan holds a Masters in English Language and Literature, and her BA in Honours English Literature from UBC. As a first-year English course TA, Megan taught discussion-format classes every week, provided her students with writing feedback, and worked closely with her students […]

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We’re hiring! Join our fun, dynamic administrative team.

Options Solutions is a unique educational practice. We create a safe space for adolescents to identify their interests and goals, provide them with the information and tools to make informed educational decisions, and empower them to define their own paths to success. We are looking for a dynamic, detail-oriented person to join our team. Working […]

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There’s a BIG CHANGE coming to BC high schools…

…It’s called the Graduation Literacy Assessment (GLA). WHAT IS THE GLA? The GLA, a requirement for graduation, is an exam that will evaluate students’ ability to read and analyze a variety of texts and to communicate ideas and draw out personal connections in writing. It goes on students’ permanent high school transcript and will prepare […]

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