Mount Saint Vincent University

Mount Saint Vincent University

Nestled into a wooded hill, overlooking the Halifax Harbour, sits Mount Saint Vincent University. The Mount is a small university whose size belies its strength, offering a unique mix of undergraduate degrees in liberal arts and sciences and an array of professional programs including Applied Human Nutrition, Business Administration, Child and Youth Study, Education, Public Relations, and Tourism and Hospitality Management. Co-operative education is offered in three of these professional programs. In addition, 13 graduate programs build on and enhance undergraduate program strengths.

All of our programs are infused with a commitment to making a positive difference to society – locally and around the world. Over 4,000 women and men from across Canada and 60 countries take advantage of the Mount’s programs and unique sense of community through on-campus classes, or at a distance.

The Mount is nationally recognized for its small class sizes. Faculty members are invested in the success of each and every student, whom they quickly come to know by name. Lively group discussions, personalized attention, and small team projects enhance learning and create classes that are enriched by the background and experience of each student.

Teaching excellence is a hallmark of the Mount. Faculty members are not only the recipients of prestigious teaching awards, but students see the difference too. In a recent survey, 95 per cent said the quality of the teaching was high and that faculty was accessible outside of class time to help advance their learning.

With a focus on applied research, the Mount is leading studies that provide real solutions to some of the most significant challenges facing Nova Scotia, Canada and the world. In fact, the Mount ranks among the top undergraduate universities in Canada for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants.

History

The history of the Mount is a story of humanity and growth. From its inception, the University has been concerned about the welfare and fortune of individuals and communities, at home and abroad. Established by the Sisters of Charity in 1873, the Mount was one of the only institutions of higher education for women in Canada. At a time when women could not vote, the Mount provided an opportunity for women to learn and participate equally in society.

The original purpose of the academy was to train novices and young sisters as teachers, but the Sisters also recognized a need to educate other young women and therefore opened the academy to young women who lived in the city of Halifax.

By 1912, the Sisters recognized a need to offer greater opportunity through university education. In keeping with their progressive thinking, they immediately adopted a plan to establish a college for young women. To ensure that the education provided by the future college would be of the highest quality, Mother Mary Berchmans Walsh sent a number of Sisters to earn doctoral degrees at institutions such as Notre Dame, the Sorbonne, Fordham, and the Catholic University of America.

In 1925, through the efforts of such people as Dr. Mary Evaristus Moran, S.C., the Nova Scotia Legislature passed a bill granting a charter to Mount Saint Vincent College empowering it to grant its own degrees. With that, Mount Saint Vincent College became the only independent women’s college in the British Commonwealth. It offered degrees in Education, Nursing and Arts.

Student Residence

Living in residence will add a whole new dimension to your university years. Apart from the convenience of living close to all campus resources – e.g. computer room, language labs, science labs, library, games room, gym — you also have the opportunity to become more involved in campus life. Investigate the possibilities, take advantage of the residence leadership opportunities, and make the most of your university experience.

The Mount offers three different types of on-campus housing for you to choose from.

From the traditional dorm style single and double rooms of Assisi, to the townhouse option of the Birches, to the premium single style and apartment style accommodations of Westwood.

There’s something to suit every personality, allowing you to become independent at your own pace.  Which residence is for you?

Art and Culture

Through its exhibitions and programs, the MSVU Art Gallery functions as a visual arts resource for Mount Saint Vincent University, communities served by the University, Metro Halifax residents and art publics everywhere. Admission is always free of charge.

MSVU Art Gallery reflects the University’s educational aims by devoting a significant part of its activities to the representation of women as cultural subjects and producers. This program focus is balanced with exhibitions on themes in visual culture which are relevant to university academic programs and/or constituencies served by MSVU Art Gallery. Artists and artisans from the Atlantic region are represented, often in the early stages of their careers. The Gallery’s exhibitions and programs are funded in part by Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage, and by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Athletics and Recreation

Mount Saint Vincent University recognizes the importance of staying active. We are committed to providing students and community members with the fitness and recreational programs they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our facility provides everything from fitness classes and intramural sports to special programs for children in our community. The University also has many Varsity sports teams awaiting you. In this section you will be able to find information on all of these things, and much more.

Our varsity teams are making a name for themselves as some of the best in the region and the country. The Mount Varsity Program is a member of the Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA) and the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). Our Athletes compete at a national level in Women’s & Men’s Soccer, Women’s & Men’s Basketball, and Women’s Volleyball.

Want to see and learn more about Mount Saint Vincent University? Take a Virtual Tour.

Nipissing University

Nipissing University

While the roots of Nipissing University extend back to the 1900′s with the North Bay Normal School, Nipissing University College was formed in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian University. Nipissing University received its charter as an independent University in 1992. Today, Nipissing is proud to be a primarily undergraduate university with a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, science and professional programs. Read More

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

NSAC is a small, vibrant university where students participate and learn applied life sciences and related fields.

With 800 students, we have one of the lowest student-professor ratios around—yet we rank near the top of all Canadian Universities in research intensity. We offer an internationally respected education in agriculture and the life sciences, including diploma programs, undergraduate and post-graduate degrees—and we manage to do it with one of the lowest tuition fees in the province.

NSAC is located just outside the Town of Truro, in the the village of Bible Hill, Nova Scotia. We’re one hour from Halifax by car and only 40 minutes from the Halifax International Airport. NSAC is about one day’s car ride from Boston or Montreal.

History

Founded in 1905, The Nova Scotia Agricultural College has come of age and stands at the threshold of a new era in agricultural education, training and research. As a university, the NSAC provides agricultural based Technical, Technology, Bachelor and Masters level programs in its capacity as the Atlantic institution with the mandate for post-secondary education in agriculture. Situated on 265 hectares of fertile intervale along the Salmon River in Bible Hill, the NSAC’s facilities have expanded rapidly in recent years. Improvements to the farm complex and research facilities now make it one of the most modern, best equipped universities in the Atlantic region.

The story of the NSAC is interwoven with the history and development of the agriculture industry of Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Provinces. The institution also figures prominently in the history of the Truro and Bible Hill area. A summary of the the History of the NSAC based on historical research conducted by Dale Ells, Dean Emeritus is presented. For a more complete history of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, one is advised to read Shaped Through Service, a 279 page illustrated history of NSAC. Copies are available at the NSAC Bookstore or from the author.

Student Residence

There’s no better way for your child to get connected than by living in one of our three residences located on campus. Trueman, Fraser and Chapman house all offer co-ed living with the option of same sex sections. These three houses are conveniently located within a few minutes walk of classes, labs, the library, the farm and our athletic centre. Residence is a great place to meet new friends while developing a good study routine.

Each residence includes high speed internet, telephone and cable hook-ups for your son or daughter’s convenience. Laundry facilities are available in the basement of each house and is included in the residence fees. All three residences offers a lounge where students can hang out to take a break from studying, kick back, watch some television, or play some pool with friends.

Each house has a Don of Residence, an adult staff member, who lives in an apartment in the residence. The Don is responsible for the supervision of student staff and the quality of student life in the residence. The student staff consists of six Residence Assistants (RA’s) per house. The RA’s are fellow students who are trained to advise and assist residence dwellers. The RA’s aim to promote mutual respect among residence students to obtain the maximum enjoyment and benefit from university life.

There’s no better way for your child to get connected than by living in one of our three residences located on campus. Trueman, Fraser and Chapman house all offer co-ed living with the option of same sex sections. These three houses are conveniently located within a few minutes walk of classes, labs, the library, the farm and our athletic centre. Residence is a great place to meet new friends while developing a good study routine.

Each residence includes high speed internet, telephone and cable hook-ups for your son or daughter’s convenience. Laundry facilities are available in the basement of each house and is included in the residence fees. All three residences offers a lounge where students can hang out to take a break from studying, kick back, watch some television, or play some pool with friends.

Each house has a Don of Residence, an adult staff member, who lives in an apartment in the residence. The Don is responsible for the supervision of student staff and the quality of student life in the residence. The student staff consists of six Residence Assistants (RA’s) per house. The RA’s are fellow students who are trained to advise and assist residence dwellers. The RA’s aim to promote mutual respect among residence students to obtain the maximum enjoyment and benefit from university life.

When applying to residence, if students know which house they want to live in, they have the opportunity to request that house on their application form. If they have a friend who is also planning on living in residence and they want to live together, that request can be made too. We want to your son or daughter’s university experience to be as comfortable and memorable as possible. Students can also suggest to stay in a room in our quiet section, which we have in each one of our houses.

Athletics

Academic excellence and athletic skills go hand in hand at NSAC. Here you can study for a challenging career while taking part in a full range of intramural, varsity, and recreational sports. The NSAC Rams have won regional and national honours in a variety of sports.

Their varsity and club sports consist of Basketball, Club Equestrain, Cross Country, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, and Woodsmen. NSAC also has the following intramural activities: Water Polo, Co-ed Slo-Pitch Tournament, Tidal Rafting, Tae Kwon Do, Belly Dancing, Curling, Intramural Hockey, “Rec Nite”, Intramural Co-ed Soccer Challenge, Ultimate Challenge – Football with a Frisbee, Racquetball, Squash Ladder, Yoga, and Table Tennis Club.

Want to see and learn more about Nova Scotia Agricultural College? Take a Virtual Tour.

NSCAD University

One of Canada’s oldest independent cultural institutions, NSCAD University continues to be regarded as a principal center for education and research in visual culture in North America. Part of our appeal is the ever-present relationship of the old to the new, and our convenient location in the heart of downtown Halifax’s waterfront district. Read More

Ontario College of Art & Design

Ontario College of Art & Design

The Ontario College of Art & Design has more depth and breadth in visual arts and design programs than any school of its kind in Canada. OCAD offers its students a unique environment that combines studio-based learning with critical inquiry. Programs lead to a BFA or BDes and, as of 2008/2009, an MA, MFA or MDes. Read More

Queen's University

Queen’s University

Queen’s University is one of Canada’s leading universities, with an international reputation for scholarship, research, social purpose, and spirit. Consistently highly-ranked, Queen’s is known for its incomparable 24-hour learning environment. Great teaching, great students, community and tradition – these are the hallmarks of the Queen’s experience.

History

The University was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria in 1841 – twenty-six years before Canadian confederation. Classes were first held in 1842. The earliest degree-granting institution in the united Province of Canada, and the first to establish a student government, Queen’s has reflected and helped shape Canadian values and policies, educating many of the country’s most notable political and cultural figures.

Students & Faculty

Queen’s student body represents 83 different countries, along with every Canadian province and territory. Our faculty is drawn from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, and Queen’s faculty members regularly receive international recognition and numerous teaching awards for their research and innovative contributions.

Alumni

Graduates of Queen’s become part of a living, legendary tradition that spans the globe and 167 years. Queen’s graduates can be found in boardrooms, courtrooms, hospitals, art galleries, laboratories, libraries, and governments around the world.

Community & Kingston

Queen’s University is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, a quintessential university community big enough to provide all the conveniences of modern life, but small enough for students, staff and faculty to feel instantly comfortable and at home. For more than a century-and-a-half, the stories of Queen’s and Kingston have been inextricably entwined. Kingston is Canada’s 3rd best “place to live” in Canada according to a 2009 Canadian Business publication survey.

Accountability

As a public institution, Queen’s is committed to an operating model of transparency and accountability. For more information on institutional planning and accountability, please visit the Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

Redeemer University College

Redeemer University College

Redeemer University College is an undergraduate Christian liberal arts and science university committed to academic excellence and to enabling students to discover their unique gifts and callings in life. Situated in Ancaster, Ontario, our campus provides a beautiful environment in which to study and learn.  For 25 years, we have been enjoying theatre events, concerts, art exhibitions, sporting events, and lecture series as well as conferring degrees and diplomas.  At Redeemer, there is always something happening to challenge the mind and the senses, and to bring glory to God. Read More

Royal Military College

Royal Military College

Royal Military College is over one hundred years old. It was established by an act of the Canadian Parliament in 1874 “for the purpose of providing a complete education in all branches of military tactics, fortification, engineering, and general scientific knowledge in subjects connected with and necessary to thorough knowledge of the military profession.” RMC is situated on Point Frederick just east of downtown Kingston, Ontario. It is a beautiful location, overlooking the city, the entrance to the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.

All officer cadets who enter the Royal Military College of Canada are enrolled either in the Regular Force (under the ROTP or the UTPNCM) or in the Reserve Component (under the RETP).

All officer cadets enrolled in the Canadian Forces are consequently subject to a code of service discipline. Their life is regulated through orders and instructions which they follow and apply intelligently. Each cadet has access to a copy of the instructions which outline the policy and the procedures governing Cadet Wing activities.

All degree programmes are available in both English and French. The subjects in the curriculum are selected for their value to future officers in the Canadian forces. Science and engineering Programmes have a high proportion of time devoted to the Arts, and the Arts Programme has a high proportion of time devoted to mathematics and science.

History

On June 1, 1876, the Military College of Canada opened its doors to the first class of eighteen gentlemen cadets. These are the “Old Eighteen,” known by name to all cadets today. Two years later, in 1878, Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, granted the College the right to use the prefix “Royal.”

“The Royal Military College of Canada Degrees Act, 1959,” passed by the 25th Ontario Legislature and given Royal Assent on March 26, 1959, empowers the College to confer degrees in Arts, Science, and Engineering. RMC now offers a wide variety of programmes in these three areas, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels offered both on site through traditional studies and by distance learning through the Division of Continuing Studies.

The graduates of RMC have established a reputation of service and achievement throughout the world out of all proportion to their numbers. From the North West Rebellion of 1885, through the South African War, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, the Persian Gulf, to the latest peace keeping operations the graduates of RMC have distinguished themselves in all aspects of Canadian military service. Ex-cadets have been similarly prominent in a wide variety of civilian professions.

Cadet Military Training

The College is fully residential, the cadets (other than UTPNCM) live together in a military environment. Cadets are responsible for the administration of many of the activities in their life at RMC. This situation gives all cadets the chance to observe the leadership of others and helps them to learn this art by accepting such responsibilities themselves.

All cadets are required to take part in a demanding routine designed to raise them to a sound standard in physical fitness, drill, and deportment and to develop in them a ready sense of duty, self-discipline, self-confidence and integrity. They are also required to meet the demands for cooperation and teamwork with their fellow cadets.

The officer cadets play an important part in this training and are learning much by the experience. Although physically and mentally demanding, this training does not involve personal indignity, illegal punishment, harassment, or “hazing” in any form.

Each cadet entering the college, with the exception of UTPNCM, must pass a number of milestones before being accepted as a full-fledged member of the Cadet Wing. The most significant one, the obstacle course, which is normally run at the end of First Year Orientation Period (FYOP), is designed to prove to the First Year cadet that obstacles which seem insurmountable may, in fact, be overcome through cooperation with others, combined with high level of fitness, individual stamina and determination.

Residence

Single rooms are normally provided for Fourth Year officer cadets. Other senior cadets are allocated single rooms on a space available basis. In the First Year, officer cadets are placed in doubled rooms. All residences are co-educational. On-campus dining is provided. Full recreational facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, are available in close proximity to the residences. Cadets of the UTPNCM program do not live in residence. Cadets who are married or have common law status may be authorized by their chain of command to live out. Other cadets who want to rent civilian accomodation must ask permission to live out.

Athletics

The Athletic Component is one of the four Components of the Royal Military College of Canada. The Athletics Program is designed to provide opportunities for all officer-cadets to participate in physical activities and sports that are mentally demanding in order to develop their overall physical capabilities, self-confidence and leadership.

Contact sports develop courage and aggressiveness; other team sports develop self-sacrifice and esprit de corps; individual sports expand an individual’s confidence, poise and self-reliance; all sports develop self-discipline and the ability to react quickly and accurately under pressure while retaining control and presence of mind. The Athletics Program is therefore extremely important in the training of officer-cadets for effective service as officers in the Canadian Forces (CF).

The College is a member of the Ontario Universities Athletic (OUA), one of the four regional associations that make up the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS). RMC currently competes in the following OUA sports:

  • basketball (men and women),
  • fencing (men and women),
  • hockey (men),
  • running team (men and women),
  • rugby (men),
  • soccer (men and women),
  • taekwondo (men and women), and
  • volleyball (men and women).

These teams also take part in a number of tournaments, as well as the traditional international exchange with West Point (United States Military Academy). RMC also has a varsity level team in Tae Kwon Do.

Royal Military College Band

The Royal Military College Band provides a recreational outlet for cadets with musical interests. The Band performs at parades at the College and at Environment Mess Dinners. The Band also participates in a wide range of events such as the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Parade, International Highland Games, the local Celtic festival, high school tours, military tattoos, the Spring Concert in Scarlet and numerous other local parades and concerts. The RMC Band is composed of five sections: the Pipes, the Drums, the Brass and Reed, the Highland Dancers and the Choir.

Want to see and learn more about Royal Military College? Take a Virtual Tour.

Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University is a public university located in Victoria, British Columbia and is designed for students who are working professionals. RRU is the first B.C. post-secondary educational institutional to receive the internationally recognized Education Quality Assurance designation confirming RRU as a preferred destination institution for international students. Read More

Ryerson University

Ryerson is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move. It is a distinctly urban university with a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community. Guided by a bold new Academic Plan, an ambitious research agenda, and a recently-completed Master Plan to revitalize the campus and surrounding neighbourhood, Ryerson is now the most applied-to university in Ontario relative to available spaces, and its reputation with business and community leaders continues to rise. Read More

Saint Mary's University

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s University (SMU) is one of Canada’s oldest and leading institutions of higher learning. From its inception as a Catholic, undergraduate liberal arts institution for young men, it has evolved into a vibrant, multi-faceted post-secondary institution with more than 8,500 full and part-time students from over 90 countries around the world. Read More

Saint Paul University

Small classes, high quality programs and a pleasant environment, Saint Paul University offers an alternative to large Canadian universities. Established in 1848 and federated with the University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University is now comprised of four faculties: Human Sciences, Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law. Our programs in 19 disciplines, range from undergraduate to doctoral level and are taught by internationally renowned professors. Read More