Passing the Mid Term…

Important Dates

  • Nov 18 – Nov 29 – Grad Photos
  • Nov 20 – UVic Gustavson School of Business during Focus Blk, Rm B222
  • Nov 21 – Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences – early dismissal at 11:55am
  • Nov 22 – Pro-D (students not in session)
  • Nov 28 – Cultural Fair 4-6pm
  • Nov 28 – Parent Night @ UVic 7-8:30pm
  • Nov 30 – Dance Company in Santa’s Light Parade 5pm
  • Dec 2 – Dry Grad Mtg. 7pm
  • Dec 3 – PAC Mtg. 7pm
  • Dec 4 – 10,000 Tonight Food Bank Drive
  • Dec 5 – Winter Concert 7pm
  • Dec 9-20 – Belmont Winter Season (Leadership Activities at Lunch)

As we have just passed the mid-term point of the first semester, we want to remind families to ensure you have access to the MyEd Family portal to review your daughter’s or son’s attendance and report card. In addition, we will be completing student course selection for grades 9 to 11 students for the 2020/21 school year early in the second semester.

A reminder that we host our Student/Parent/Teacher conferences on November 21 from 2 to 4pm and 5 to 7pm.  We will have an early dismissal on that day at 11:55am. The bell schedule for the day is as follows:

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Athletics

Jr. Boys Volleyball

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Our Jr. Boys qualified for the BC’s by placing 3rd this past weekend in the Island Championships.  Next Wed. the team is heading to Kelowna, BC to participate in the Provincials.  Good luck team!

Jr. Girls Volleyball

The Junior Girls (10s) volleyball team season just wrapped up. They had a strong start to the season at the VIU tournament, finished well in the league standings and finished seventh in cities. They played in our senior tournament, taking most teams to three sets and won two of their matches!

Grade 9 Girls Volleyball

The grade nine girls volleyball team has had a very successful season and all of the girls have improved greatly!  They are headed to the second round of playoffs on Tuesday November 12th at PCS. They came first in their pool for the first round and are very hopeful to do well today! No matter what they will be playing for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. On November 22-23 the girls are headed to Vancouver for grade nine girls provincials – it will be a great learning experience for the girls so please wish them luck!!

Sr. Girls Volleyball

Due to the labour dispute in SD63, our Sr. Girls Volleyball team with support from our PHE & Athletics staff are hosting the Island Championships this weekend if you’d like to come out and watch some great volleyball.  The schedule is as follows:

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Career & Counselling Department News

Some upcoming informational dates for our students to be aware of:

  • November 19 – UBC @ Belmont 9am -10:20am

Take Your Kid to Work Day

We would like to thank all parents/guardians and members of the community for taking our Grade 9’s to work with them on Wednesday November 6th! We would like to give a special thank you to the local Langford RCMP detachment for giving 10 of our students a great experience that day! It was a true community effort that helped to provide our Grade 9’s with the wonderful experience of exploring the world of work. Thank you to everyone for creating this opportunity for our students.


Grad Info/Dates

A reminder to families and students of grade 12 students that you can find information about grad events, timelines, and info through our web page found under the Student & Parent tab under Grade 12 Information.

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Recently our Grade 12 CLC classes supported a local clean-up by picking up garbage and refuse along the City of Langord’s Hull’s Trail which is in close proximity to our school.  Thanks to Ms. Robertson’s classes for their efforts in keeping our neighbourhood clean!

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Home Ec & AbEd team up for a great day!

Our salmon bake last week hosted by our Food Studies classes, Ab Ed, and Elder Henry Chipps  was a huge success, focusing on land stewardship, sustainability, and First Peoples food preparation. Thank you to Ab Ed team, Home Ec staff and our Elder Henry for supporting this event!

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BC Training & Education Savings Grant

Parents, Guardians, please see attached information from the Ministry.  Thanks.

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/bulletin/20191115/bctesp-k-4-letter-.pdf

 


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Travel to Japan, Land of the Riding Sun, Spring break 2021!
If you are interested in a once in a lifetime travel experience to the lights and bustle of Tokyo, the stillness of ancient shrines and bamboo forests, hot springs under Mt. Fuji, Japanese cuisine and culture from sumo wrestling and Zen Buddhist temples, to bullet trains and cutting edge technology, see Miss Bondurant (A312) or Miss Mitchell (B312).

The Parent Information Meeting will be during Parent Teacher Interviews November 21st at 6:30 in A312!


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Important Dates

  • Oct 31 – Halloween
  • Nov 1 – 3 – Belmont Music Retreat
  • Nov 1 – Fire Drill 11:55am
  • Nov 4 – PAC Mtg. 7pm
  • Nov 4 – Dry Grad Mtg. 8pm
  • Nov 5 – 8 – Numeracy 10 & Literacy 10 Assessments
  • Nov 6 – Gr. 9 Take Your Kids to Work Day
  • Nov 7 – Salmon Bake with Foods classes
  • Nov 7 – Metis Dancing
  • Nov 8 – Remembrance Day Assemblies
  • Nov 8 – University of Alberta Admissions presentation 9 – 10am, Room A208
  • Nov 8 – Mid-Term Report Cards Published via MyEd family & student portal
  • Nov 11 – Remembrance Day (school not in session)
  • Nov 13 – Camosun College Info session for Aboriginal Students, Focus Block, A109
  • Nov 13 – University of Calgary Info Session, Focus Block, B205
  • Nov 18 – Nov 29 – Grad Photos

Mid Term Report Cards

On November 8th we will be publishing mid-term report cards via the MyEd student and family portal. A reminder to ensure you have access by knowing your log in information.  Instructions on how to reset your password can be found through our website under the Parents menu


Happy Halloween from our Students & Staff!

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On November 8 we will be hosting our annual Remembrance Day assemblies in-lieu of the official ceremonies hosted on November 11 across Canada.  Our students and staff do a wonderful job of hosting this event. Some quick info on Remembrance Day can be found at 10 Quick Facts on Remembrance Day.

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Thanks to Mr. Huck & Ms. Hyde!  As this week comes to a close, we want say goodbye to Mr. Huck (Vice Principal) as he begins a new journey as the Principal at Royal Bay and Ms. Hyde (Career Coordinator Clerk) who is looking forward to retirement.   In both of their roles, they have made incredible contributions to our school and community and leave our school a better place. On behalf of our entire community, thanks for all you have done! Always a Bulldog!

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Our Family Grows…  We have 4 new chicks that have joined our Belmont family!  They all hatched on Oct. 23 and are happy and healthy.  We congratulate the proud parents (Ms. Allen’s SCN9 class 🙂 They can be visited by the back window of Ms. Mitchell’s classroom B312.

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Their names are Beauté, Coco, Ming Ming,  & Egon

Career & Counselling Department News

Some upcoming informational dates for our students to be aware of:

  • November 5 – PSI tour @ Belmont  10:30am – 12pm
  • November 6 – Grade 9 Take Your Kid to Work Day
  • November 19 – UBC @ Belmont 9am -10:20am

BCPSI

Belmont will be hosting our annual BCPSI (Post-Secondary Institution) tour next Tuesday, November 5, in the theatre. In this fair-style forum, students will have the opportunity to talk to admissions staff, collect brochures (and swag!), and ask questions about programs, campus life, varsity opportunities, support resources, etc.  14 institutions will be attending; please see the list below.

List of attending institutions:

Royal Roads University, BCIT, Thompson River University, Coast Mountain College, Camosun College, Canadian Armed Forces – Royal Military College, UVic, Quest, SFU, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Capilano University, UBC, Vancouver Island University, and Vancouver Community College

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Parent Night @ UVic

Parent Night is for the parents! Join us to hear the same information we provide to students when we visit local schools, including admission requirements for our programs, scholarships, and upcoming application deadlines. We’ll also offer some advice on helping your student transition successfully to life in university.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Vancouver Island Student Recruitment Officer, Stephanie Parker, at stephanieparker@uvic.ca.

Free parking is provided for all attendees (register to receive instructions).

  • Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (check-in opens at 6:30 p.m.)
  • LocationBob Wright Centre, University of Victoria

Register now


Grad Photos will be taken at Belmont School in the Learning Commons from Monday, November 18th to Friday, November 29th.  To reserve a sitting time, please visit schedule.prestigeportraits.ca.  Sitting fee is $25 (cash or cheques only), and due at the time of the appointment.  Students, you are welcome to be creative and bring something you are passionate about.  Examples, soccer ball, hockey stick and gloves, cheerleading pom, poms, ballet shoes, a hobby, etc. Please note: The Grad Photo will be used in the yearbook, so if you choose not to get Grad photos done please notify the school and we will need to put the school photo in its place.

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Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre hosts a student lead Youth Action Team (YAT) at lunch time on Tuesdays.  This is for youth who are interested in health and wellness outreach.  Some of our topics they are currently focused on incude LGBTQ health education, environmental action, mental wellness, and equality for women.  Students are invited to attend if interested.


Athletics

This past weekend, our Sr. Girls Volleyball team hosted their annual 16 team tournament with some of our Province’s best teams.  Our Girls finished 4th through hard work and determination.  Coach Toakley shared the weekend was also a celebration on “Seniors Night” as we recognized the grade 12s who are competing in their last year of high school volleyball.

Grade 12s in the top row are: Daryana, Abbey, Jasmyn, Anna, Luisa , and Carolina

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Sr. Girls’ Volleyball Team members on Sr’s night.

Cross Country

Congratulations to Julianne S., Jadyn T. (Junior Girls); Louisa K. (Senior Girls); Cole B. and Jo S. (Senior Boys)! These five Cross Country Athletes raced at the Island Championships hosted at Beban Park in Nanaimo on October 23rd.  Over the past month, Belmont had twelve Cross Country Athletes race in the Lower Island. Great work to all of those who came out, as it takes immense courage to compete and exert every ounce of energy on the race course.

MTB Club

Our school’s Mountain Bike Club began the school year with 5 rides at Bear Mountain, Upper Thetis (Scafe Hill), and at Hartland.  We’ll look to start our weekly rides after Spring Break when the time changes back to DST.  We will look to compete again in May at the BCSS Provincial Championships in Pemberton, BC. If any students are interested, please speak to Mr. Lamond.

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Jim, Connor, Jimi, & Myles on top of Scafe Hill prior to a nice descent!

These are exciting times for young innovators! The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia would like to extend an invitation to youth in your community to participate in the 2020 Youth Innovation Showcase.

Who can participate?

  • Any young person between the ages of 12 to 24 who resides in BC or the Yukon.

The Details

  • Direct youth to register online at youthinnovation.ca
  • Youth to create & submit a 30-second video stating; their name, age, where they are from, the School they attend, if applicable, and their innovative idea.
  • Submission Deadline April 30, 2020
  • Semi-finalists will be invited to interview with a panel of industry members
  • Mentorship will provide constructive feedback, Q&A and Go-To-Market feasibility analysis.
  • Finalists will be invited to Vancouver to pitch their innovations at a #BCTECH industry event to industry, post-secondary academia and investors.

Why Youth Should Participate?

  • Win prizes!
  • Mentorship
  • Learn how to pitch their idea and speak in public
  • Engage with #BCTECH industry leaders
  • Learn about #BCTECH jobs of today and the future

About the Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia (SFFBC)

The Science Fair Foundation BC has been supporting youth science and technology education in British Columbia and the Yukon since 1983. With over 1,500 STEAM educators and professionals volunteering as mentors, judges and science fair hosts each year, SFFBC is the largest volunteer science outreach network in the province. SFFBC’s Science Fair Program is recognized as one of the most successful in Canada.
Contact us at info@youthinnovation.ca or visit youthinnovation.ca for more details.


 

 

Halloween approaches…

Important Dates

  • Oct 15 – “Parents as Education & Career Coaches” in the evening.
  • Oct 16 – All ISP Gr. 12”s please meet with Ms. Boyte in room A201.
  • Oct 16 – Live Different for Gr. 9 & 10’s, 10:15-11:15am
  • Oct 17 – Great BC Shakeout 10:35am, Block A
  • Oct 17 – Leadership selling popcorn $2 at lunch.  Please bring own container. Proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
  • Oct 18 – Photo Retakes
  • Oct 18 – Football Home Game 5pm
  • Oct 25 – Pro-D (students not in session)
  • Oct 29 – Belmont International students visit UVIC 10am – 2pm
  • Oct 30 – Western University @ Belmont
  • Oct 31 – Halloween

Career Department News

Some upcoming informational dates for our students to be aware of:

  • October 16 – UVic presentation during Focus block in B205
  • October 18 – TVR seminar in Belmont theatre
  • October 29, Belmont International students visit UVic – 10am – 2pm
  • October 30, Western University @ Belmont A block in A208
  • October 30th – Focus Block Grade 12 Assembly: How to survive your first year at post-secondary
  • November 5 – PSI tour @ Belmont  10:30am – 12pm
  • November 6 – Grade 9 Take Your Kid to Work Day
  • November 19 – UBC @ Belmont 9am -10:20am

Athletics

Belmont Boys’ Soccer

The Belmont Boys’ Soccer Team has been fighting heard on the pitch this season.  We are at the half way mark now and are hoping to clench a berth for Islands at the beginning of November.  With two more home games and two away, the team appreciates your continued support.

Belmont Girls’ Basketball

Girls’ Basketball Tryouts: Senior A/Senior B/Junior

Weds October 16th – 8:00 – 9:30 pm

Thurs October 17th – 3:45 – 5:30 pm

Mon October 21st – 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Please see Mr. Walushka in the PE Office to sign up for Basketball


District 62 Costume Reminder

Costume guidelines:

  • Face makeup is okay as long as it isn’t too scary (students must be identifiable).
  • Half masks such as masquerade masks are okay unless otherwise stated by your child’s school. No full face masks are permitted.
  • Friendly clowns, jesters, mimes etc. are okay. No scary clowns please.
  • No imitation weapons of any kind will be permitted.

These guidelines are in place so that students can be easily identified. Please use your discretion when sending your child to school in costume.

Principals and Vice-Principals may ask your child to change in the event a costume is deemed unacceptable.

We do our best to create comfortable and safe environments in our schools and we thank you for helping us to do so.


Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Department would like to recognize the passion and dedication that our art students put into their work.  Jennifer L. and Elliott M. are two of these outstanding students.

Jennifer created a charcoal portrait of a very expressive child.  She had never worked with charcoal before and said she found this project to be a fun experience.  She also confessed that upon starting the project, she thought it was going to turn out “really ugly” so she was very cautious with every mark she made.  In the end, she was pleasantly surprised and happy with the results, yet still critical in a constructive way to always keep improving.  Jennifer heard two teachers had teared up when they saw her work – she found it “cool” that her work had touched others in such a way.

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Elliott created a very majestic charcoal drawing of an eagle.  He had already had some experience working with charcoal and so said he felt quite confident starting this project.  He chose to represent an eagle for his subject matter because they are on of his favourite animals.  Elliott said he was happy with the results as this was on of his stronger pieces working with charcoal.

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Belmont Improv

Any students interested in joining the Belmont Improv Club, please meet in the theatre every Monday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  No experience necessary!  Come enjoy the fun and bring your friends!


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Fall is in the air!

Important Dates

  • Oct 2 – Cops for Cancer/Tour de Rock Visit & BBQ 12:30pm
  • Oct 5 – World Teachers’ Day
  • Oct 7 – PAC Mtg 7pm
  • Oct 9 – Grad Assembly (during Focus Block)
  • Oct 14 – Thanksgiving Day (school not in session)
  • Oct 15 – “Parents as Education & Career Coaches” in the evening
  • Oct 16 – “Live Different” for Gr. 9 & 10’s, 10:15-11:15am
  • Oct 17 – Great BC Shakeout 10:17am
  • Oct 18 – Photo Retakes
  • Oct 18 – Football Home Game 5pm

Career Department News

Some upcoming informational dates for our students to be aware of:

  • October 16 – UVic presentation during Focus block in B205
  • October 18 – TVR seminar in Belmont theatre
  • October 29, Belmont International students visit UVic – 10am – 2pm
  • October 30, Western University @ Belmont A block in A208
  • October 30th – Focus Block Grade 12 Assembly: How to survive your first year at post-secondary
  • November 5 – PSI tour @ Belmont  10:30am – 12pm
  • November 6 – Grade 9 Take Your Kid to Work Day
  • November 19 – UBC @ Belmont 9am -10:20am

Parents as Education and Career Coaches – October 15, 2019 6pm Belmont Theatre: EdPlannerBC workshop flyer

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Home Economics

Miss Hoskins & Ms. Evan’s foods classes made orange shirt day cookies on Sept. 30th.  The students worked hard and powered through a difficult lab to spread the “Orange Shirt Day” message to the school.

 


International Student Program (ISP)

Our ISP department hosted a “Meet, Greet and Welcome” activity which brought together students from GISP, AVID 10 and AVID 12 to welcome our International students to our school community. Students engaged in a team building exercise that asked them to create an outfit using only newspaper and one strip of masking tape. They were also asked to include the colour orange to highlight the importance of Orange Shirt Day in our District and across the Canada. The event ended with a fashion show. More than 200 students participated in this event and everyone had a great time!

 

 


Belmont Music Department Fall Bulletin

Belmont Music Department Fall 2019 Bulletin (2)


Athletics

Boys Soccer

The Belmont boys soccer season kicked off this week with a win against Brooks Westshore and an unfortunate loss against Parkland Secondary. The team is looking forward to the next three games at home Tuesday Oct 1 v Vic High, Oct 3 v Lambrick Park and Oct 8 v St Andrews. Come and cheer from the sidelines. Kick off at 3:30pm.


Community and Parent Resources

Brain Injury and Mental Health Oct 9 2019


 

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Dr. Allison Rees - Parent Workshop


 

Westshore Basketball Fall 2019


 

A Great Start to the School Year!

Important Dates

  • Sept 23 – District-Wide School Planning (school not in session)
  • Sept 24-28 – Canadian Student Leadership Conference
  • Sept 30 – Orange Shirt Day
  • Oct 1 – Belmont Music Dept. (BMD) Retreat/Parent Mtg.
  • Oct 1 – PAC Mtg 7pm/Dry Grad Mtg. 8pm
  • Oct 2 – Cops for Cancer/Tour de Rock Visit & BBQ 12:30pm

On September 3rd we welcomed this year’s grade 9s, the graduating class of 2023, to school by hosting a welcome assembly followed by a morning highlighted by opening lockers and finding classes.  Our grade 9s had the chance to rotate through their classes and meet their teachers in addition to be assigned their lockers.

On September 4th we welcomed back our grade 10-12 students lead by the graduating class of 2020. Our Clerical, Custodial, and Counselling teams worked diligently on preparing our school for the school year start up.  As of today, our student enrolment is 1428.

On September 11th we hosted a school wide assembly where we celebrated the beginning of the school year by highlighting many of the great things happening at Belmont.

It’s always incredible to have all of our students together as we truly realize our school is very much like a small town where all feel welcome, safe, and cared for.

On September 17th we hosted the first PAC meeting of the year.  Our past President Ms. Pritchard hosted in addition to welcoming the parents who attended.  The 2019/20 Executive Elections where held and we welcome and thank this year’s executive:

  • President – Ms. Alexander
  • Vice President – Ms. Hill
  • Treasurer – Ms. Elder
  • Secretary – Ms. Tutak

All parents are welcome to attend our monthly PAC meetings to support many of our school programs as well as collaborate with our Admin team.

A reminder to all families to access the MyEd Family portal to review your child’s attendance as well as their report cards when we publish them.


Science in action…

In Ms. Wilkie’s Science 10 class, students were learning about Darwin’s finches and were each given a different ‘beak’ (clothes pin, tweezers, tongs, scoopula and a spoon) and they competed for various ‘food’ (rice, worms aka pipe cleaners, nuts, seeds etc). Just another example of some of the engaging activities our students and staff learn from!

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Career Department News

Some upcoming informational dates for our students to be aware of:

  • Wednesday, October 16 – UVic presentation during Focus block in B205
  • Friday, October 18 – TVR seminar in Belmont theatre (to be confirmed)
  • Tuesday, October 29, Belmont International students visit UVic – 10am – 2pm
  • Wednesday, October 30, Western University @ Belmont A block in A208
  • Tuesday, November 5 – PSI tour @ Belmont  10:30am – 12pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 19 – UBC @ Belmont 9am -10:20am

Careers 9

November 6 is our annual Take Our Kids to Work Day across Canada!

Parents/Guardians please watch for a registration form being brought home from your Grade 9 child. On November 6th adults across Canada will be taking children in Grade 9 to work for the day. Your child will be given a yellow registration form which we need you to sign and have returned to the school by Monday October 21st. If this form goes missing, please contact Ms. Oliva Hyde (ohyde@sd62.bc.ca) in the Counselling suite and we will get another one to you.

Thank you for helping us make this fun and exciting day a success for our students! All Grade 9s should be participating.

Careers 10

All parents of grade 10 students, please ensure you have given consent for your student to access Google Classroom and MyBlueprint websites.    Both platforms are used for the Career Life Education 10 course required to graduate.   Go to http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/online-consent-and-payments/.


Galapagos Islands Spring Break 2020

Come to the Galapagos Islands for Spring Break 2020. Info night on Wednesday, September 25th at 7 pm in the Learning Commons. Email Mr. Wilson for more details swilson@sd62.bc.ca.


LORAN Scholars Award

These national awards of up to $100,000 seek applicants of outstanding character with significant service and leadership experience.  Belmont may nominate three students.  Visit the Belmont Scholarship website (under the “Students” tab) for details on how to apply.  Nomination forms due to Mrs. Hyde in the counselling suite by Oct. 1st.


Scholarship Support

Check the Belmont Scholarship website (under the “Students” tab) for scholarship opportunities and deadlines.  Begin by preparing a scholarship resume (see the “Home” page of the scholarship website).  See your Careers 12 teacher or counsellor for assistance.


Athletics News…

Consolation Champions!

Unable to field a Senior Boys team this season, Belmont entered a Junior Boys group and surprised almost every team they played, with their improvement in each set matching their energy and enthusiasm. After a close first set against the Mark Isfeld’s 11s squad, our boys turned up the serving “heat” and pulled off a sweep to claim the title of Consolation Champs.

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You may notice some familiar faces above as our Grads continue to support current students with their gift of time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

UVic’s School of Health Information Science Open House

The School of Health Information Science is hosting its Fall Open House on Wednesday, October 16th 4:30-6:00pm at the University of Victoria’s Cornett Building room A125. We invite students to learn more about this exciting field by talking with our faculty and students. please join us for pizza while learning about the rapidly expanding field of information technology in healthcare!

The world is becoming increasingly reliant on the use of information technology in health care delivery. The School of Health Information Science has the most comprehensive and established undergraduate program in the study of health informatics in Canada, offering two programs including a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Science and a Combined Major in Computer Science and Health Information Science. Students may enter directly from high school or transfer from college or other undergraduate programs.  Individuals graduate with a BSc degree, and benefit from virtually 100% employment with starting salaries typically above $55,000 per year.

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