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Join the Email List

If you would like to receive regular email updates including information from post-secondary institutions regarding admissions requirements, scholarships, programs, etc. please email Mrs. LaMarre at mlamarre@sd57.bc.ca and included the following:

Required info:
Student's first and last name
Student's email
Parent/Guardian email

Optional info:
Colleges/Universities/Technical or Vocational schools of interest
Programs/areas of study of interest

In a "typical" year, reps from post-secondary institutions would join us at PGSS and share information with students in presentations and mini-fair formats. This year, understandably, many of the post-secondaries will be sharing information on admissions, programs, scholarships, etc. via online sessions. 

If you have any questions or would like assistance with connecting you with someone at a college, university, technical or vocational program, please contact Mary LaMarre at mlamarre@sd57.bc.ca or call her at 250-562-6441 ext: 108.

Post Secondary BC Virtual Fairs 2020

Here is a great opportunity to connect with over 28 post-secondary options across BC.

In previous years, reps from PSBC would join us at PGSS during the day to host sessions for students and host an evening community event for parents and students. This year, information will be shared in a virtual fair format.
Please see information below to register. This will be a great way to gather information and explore programs, admission requirements, cost, housing, scholarships, etc.

Video on Virtual Fair: Here is a link to a short 1-minute video that provides a clear introduction for you and your students on how to use the Virtual Fair platform:



We have 28 member institutions participating in our virtual fair events with 'booths' that will be open to you and all students and parents who sign into each event. 

Many institutions have created pre-recorded information, and many will also have live presentations and live chat access with their recruiters during fair times above.


Opportunities (virtual) to gather information from universities, colleges and other post-secondary programs across BC:

For those students who have not yet taken advantage of our fairs, please share with your students that they can still participate. I have attached an updated schedule of upcoming fairs, and based on our experience to date, we do have the capacity to meet with more students.

Please also ensure that your students understand that during these times, the fair is LIVE and they can connect directly with the representatives of 29 universities and colleges and attend live presentations by many of these institutions. These presentations are scheduled at 15 minutes after the hour during these live event times.


The link to register and participate is: https://postsecondarybcvirtualfair.easyvirtualfair.com/


University and College reps are only available during these live hours, but students can return to the Virtual Fair at any time later to view videos and download information resources. Your students who have already participated can also return at any time to access these resources.

I should also note that on our PSBC website, under the EVENTS listings, there are also a number of interesting online information sessions about specific programs, being hosted by member institutions, and encourage your students to regularly check our website for these new opportunities.

PSBC - REVISED Virtual Fairs Schedule-as of Oct 22.pdf


Best regards,

Josh Keller
Administrative Co-ordinator
Post-Secondary BC

Online Interactive Session with Education Planner BC!

Mrs. LaMarre has booked an online interactive information session on November 23 from 6:30-8:00pm with EducationPlannerBC for parents/guardians to gather information about post-secondary options in BC. 
https://www.educationplannerbc.ca/ is a great resource to help you explore post-secondary options, compare programs, and create a plan. 
Please register at the link included below. Any questions, please contact Mrs. LaMarre!

Please see attached digital poster for the parent session scheduled on Monday, Nov. 23rd at 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Here’s the Zoom link as well: https://sfu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcO6qrD8iH9XpSbsv6HoRzR3e-wFomO6I




Here is your first bit of information for students interested in attending UNBC:

Please be aware that students in Grade 12 are eligible to be considered and apply for other UNBC Award Competitions such as the:

a) Early Entrance Awards: Raven Scholarship & UNBC Merit Award (automatically considered for*) & UNBC Leadership** Awards (includes the: President’s Silver Anniversary Award for Excellence in Leadership & UNBC Leadership Award - requires an online awards application & reference letters to be completed/submitted by December 15, 2020).

b) Entrance Awards (requires a UNBC online awards application and may require some additional documentation by March 1, 2021)

c) General Awards (requires a UNBC online awards application and may require some additional documentation by March 1, 2021)
* Grade 12 students should apply for ADMISSION to UNBC between now and December 4th, 2020 so that they have enough time to get a provisional offer of admission from UNBC… which will then enable them to be considered for these two Early Entrance Awards, apply

** using UNBC’s MyUNBC / Awards & Financial Aid / Award Application, and to access the Other UNBC award applications (Entrance Awards & General Awards).
The link to apply to UNBC is: www.unbc.ca/apply

Undergraduate Admissions If you are looking to apply for a post-secondary certificate, diploma or Bachelor's degree, you'll be applying for Undergraduate admissions. If you are currently in high school, attending college or university and want to transfer, or even just take some courses, this admission information is for you.
Attached is a pamphlet that you can provide to interested parents/students/staff regarding UNBC Awards & Financial Aid Information and the upcoming UNBC Award Competition deadlines, or feel free to forward a portion of this email along to parents/students.
As always if students miss applying for admission by the December 2020 or March 1st, 2021, they can still apply for admission right up to the start of the September 2021 Semester… but it is best to apply for admission earlier so they can also be considered/apply for UNBC awards and be admitted early enough to register for the courses they want.

FinancialAid_Brochure (Aug 2020 Update).pdf


Virtual Recruitment Fairs through PSBC


We wanted to touch base regarding this year’s virtual student recruitment opportunities for students. PSBC (Postsecondary Institutions of BC) is using the platform EZ Virtual Fair this year for our recruitment visits and we’re so excited to e-meet your students!


On this platform, students can visit the booths of different institutions from around BC. The UNBC EZ Virtual booth has a collection of downloadable resources and new videos to help students along their journey to post-secondary. We will also be hosting online chat sessions over Zoom through the platform!



Check out our virtual EZVirtual Fair booth here!


Upcoming PSBC Virtual Fair Dates for Northern BC students:


PSBC Northern BC Day 1

Wednesday, October 7; 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

PSBC Northern BC Day 2

Thursday, October 8; 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

PSBC General Event 1

Wednesday, October 21; 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

PSBC General Event 2

Saturday, November 14; 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

PSBC General Event 3

Wednesday, December 2; 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Free applications on EducationPlannerBC

As done in previous years, we have a free application waiver code for students interested in applying to UNBC. This is done through EducationPlannerBC. Students can use the code UNBCSuccess2021 (not case sensitive) to apply for free ($35.70 waiver, no cash value)!

Note: waiver code expires on January 31, 2021.


Prospective Student Viewbooks

We will be mailing out physical viewbooks to your school in the coming months but in the meantime please view the online version on our website and share with your students and parents/guardians.



Zoom drop-in sessions for students or Counsellors