October 20, 2022

Daily Announcements

October 20th, 2022       

Monday Ali Baba Pizza – $3.00/slice
Tuesday – Wicked Thai Chicken Soup and bun – $5.00
Wednesday – Ali Baba Pizza – $3.00/slice
Thursday – Red Barn Gourmet Hot dogs – $4.00 each – choice of cheese and onions for toppings this year.
Friday – only snacks and salads, etc.  

New Today

The Halloween Dance will be on October 27th!  Buy your tickets this week, remember they are more expensive next week!

There will be a Volunteer Fair TODAY from 9:30-11:30 in the Student Plaza.  Come and check out all your volunteering opportunities.

Congratulations to the Oak Bay cross country team at their island championships in Port Alberni yesterday.  Our junior girls team finished 2nd with a 6th place finish from Sara Campbell. Our junior boys team finished in 1st place with Charli Mlotshwa winning the race and Will Powell finishing in 4th place overall. The senior girls team came in 1st with Izzy Joiner finishing in 6th place and our senior boys team also finished 1st overall with Tyler Browne winning the race and Owen Lewis placing 5th.  Congratulations to all teams for qualifying to the BC championships at Royal Roads, We wish you the best of luck!! 

On Halloween, October 31st there will be Halloween Cookie Decorating in the Cafeteria at lunch.  Everyone is welcome to come decorate a free sugar cookie.  Hope to see everyone there.

Try the Canadian Armed Forces Fitness Test on Oct. 22nd.  Please click here https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events for more information and to register.

UVIC School of Health Information Science is hosting an in-person Open House on Tuesday, October 25th, 4:30-6:00pm at the University of Victoria’s Human and Social Development building (HSD) in room A240 (light refreshments will be served.)  We are also hosting a virtual Open House on Thursday, October 27th at 4:30pm via Zoom (please see the posters enclosed for details).  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events 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. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events

Have you thought about becoming a Police Officer?
Police Camp is back!  It will take place the first week of Spring Break (March 18th to 25th) and is open to grade 10, 11 and 12.  Police Camp is a unique youth leadership program providing high school students the opportunity to grow their personal and team leadership skills through a policing, public safety, and public service lens. Over eight days, students will be involved in classroom lectures discussing a wide variety of topics, be led through challenging daily physical training and activity, participate in day and night simulations, practice drill instruction, learn social responsibility and life skills, and much more. As students build self-confidence and interpersonal relations with their peers in a team-based environment, they will also build long-term connections with members of our police services. Please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for an application.

Explore UVic – On Saturday, November 26th the University of Victoria will welcome prospective students and their families to our beautiful campus for the first campus wide open house since 2019. “Explore UVic” will feature campus tours including residence buildings, sample lectures, student experience panels and more. Registration for Explore UVic is open now. (link)  

For students considering the Bachelor of Commerceprogram - The Peter B Gustavson School of Business will be holding virtual information sessions every Wednesday evening between now and December 1st. Students can visit the Gustavson School of Business site to register for a session and can email bizrecruit@uvic.ca with any questions related to these sessions.   

The School of Business will also be hosting a few specific events that proved extraordinarily popular the last time they were offered. The dates/times of these events are as follows:
Adulting 101: Personal Finance for Students Planning for College & University” – November 17th at 6pm.
Entrepreneurship 101What Makes a Good Side-Hustle?” on November 22nd at 6pm.
Registration is open now and available here.  

UBC – Engineering Open House, on campus in Vancouver on Nov 5.

Career Centre University Sessions booked to date
Oct. 25th – Ivey School of Business at Western @ lunch in the Career Centre
Oct. 27th – Camosun School of Business Info Session in the Centre for Business & Access CBA 219 from 6-7:30pm. Register by emailing business@camosun.ca
Oct. 31st – Camosun Nursing Info Session via zoom @ lunch in the Career Centre
Nov. 1st – Gustavson School of Business UVIC @ lunch in the Career Centre
Nov. 2nd – University of Alberta @ lunch in the Career Centre
Nov. 3rd – University of Calgary @lunch in the Career Centre
Nov. 3rd – University of Toronto from 6-7:30pm at St. Michaels University School (see the poster at this link) https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/university-fairs–info-sessions.html
Nov. 4th – Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson) @ 11:35 am in the Career Centre
Nov. 5th – KPU is hosting a National Portfolio Day from 11-3pm.  Preregister for the free event HERE
Nov. 16th – Dalhousie @lunch in the Career Centre
Dec. 5th – Camosun Arts & Science Lunch & Learn in the Career Centre

Havan Virtual Career Expo for women –  Virtual Construction Career Expo  Nov. 1, 11am – 7pm, with the platform remaining open through Saturday, November 5. The LIVE day will feature panel discussions from 4pm – 7pm, featuring women currently working in the industry.  Register Here

House of Commons Page Program – Recruiting 40 bilingual students graduating from high school to participate. Apps due Nov. 6.  Are you interested in becoming a page and being part of an unforgettable year-long experience? The page program hires a new cohort of 40 students annually. (Grade 12’s may apply) Its recruitment campaign begins every September, and those applying must be looking to enroll in their first year of university or college the following September.

University of Toronto is holding a Student Information Session in Victoria on Thursday, November 3.
They will have representatives from all undergraduate divisions available to answer all of your questions about programs, student life, and applying.
Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Rd, Victoria BC

Previous Announcements

Camosun College School of Business is hosting a LIVE Information Session from 6:00-7:30pm next Thursday Oct. 27th in the Centre for Business and Access CBA 219.  Tim Kemp and Troy Dunning will start with a ppt. session in CBA 219 and then invite all attendees to walk to the atrium of the Business School where all six program areas will have faculty, program administrators, past program graduates and/or current students to answer questions from prospective students or families.  FREE refreshments will be served.
Register by emailing the School of Business, business@camosun.ca 

This year, the UBC Sauder School of Business is hosting an in-person information session for students and family members interested in the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) program. The UBC Sauder BCom Fall Preview information session is an opportunity to learn more about the admissions process and offers a first look at student life in the program.
We kindly ask that you share the following details with your students.
Event Name: UBC Sauder BCom Fall Preview information session
Date & Time: Saturday November 5, from 9:00am– 12:30pm
Location: Henry Angus Building at UBC Vancouver (map)
Registration is required. Please register at sauder.ubc.ca/event/fall-preview-2022

Do you want to be on stage?  Do you have plans for the upcoming Pro D Day (Oct. 21st)? The Canadian College of Performing Arts 2022 “Spend A Day” event will take place from 9am to 4pm.  To see more information and to register for the event please click the link. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events/do-you-have-plans-for-the-pro-d-day

UBC Future Global Leaders is an exciting pre-university program for high school students ages 15–18. Try an academic course taught by UBC professors and instructors, get a taste of life at a top-tier university, and prepare to succeed beyond high school. Make friends from around the world as you explore your interests and passions!  Click here for more information. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events/october-05th-20221280357

TEAC 105 Exploration in Technology – For Grades 10-12.  Apply now for September 2024.  Grade 9 students can apply for their Grade 10 year. Click the link for more information.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events/teac-105-come-to-the-career-centre-for-an-application

Volunteering Opportunities

The Volunteer Coordinator for Baptist Housing is looking for volunteers who would like to volunteer regularly though the year.  Baptist Housing operates Shannon Oaks an independent living seniors home (just opposite Save on Foods), and Marion Village an Assisted Living/Independent Living community opposite Oak Bay Rec Center.   Students would help with activities, or with technology assistance.  They are also looking for performance level musicians.  Would you like to Volunteer with Baptist Housing?
Click HERE to apply or www.baptisthousing.org

 Job Opportunities

Campus Nissan Victoria is hiring a part-time Receptionist.  Please click the link for more information about hours and on how to apply.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/job–volunteer