Career Newsletter March 31, 2020

Career Newsletter for all GRADES!
March 30, 2020

Vanier Collegiate March 30 Newsletter


CWL Social Justice Award

The Saskatchewan Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada has establised a Social Justic Award. The award is intended to enable young women to engage in social justice work. Young women between the ages of 18-35 years will be eligible to receive up to one thoughsand dollars in one year upon application and decision of the committee.

Award Criteria:

  • Open to young women between the ages of 18-35 years.
  • Demonstrated involvement in social justice activities.
  • Recommendation of a pastor or campus minister or equivalent.
  • The award must be used to finance participation in a reputable social justice activity, either at home or abroad, e.g. Development and Peace, Cuervavaca experience, work in inner city or northern experiences.
  • Priority will be given to CSL members or relatives of CWL members.
  • The committee may decide to give the yearly amount to one candidate or divide it among qualified applicants
  • Academic standing and background will be a consideration but not the determining factor.
  • Successful candidates will be asked to share their experience with League members.
  • Decision of the committee is final.

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Mail completed application forms to M. Nordick, 242 670 Kenderdine Road, Saskatoon, SK S7N4W5


UAlberta Registration 101 Sessions in Regina

Date:  Saturday, March 21, 2020
Location: Mackenzie Art Gallery (3475 Alberta Street)
Time:  11:00-1:00 and 1:30-3:30

RSVP:  Students must reserve their seat by completing the RSVP online at uab.ca/reg101


G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship

LET’S GROW YOUR FUTURE TOGETHER.

The future of the agriculture industry relies on innovation and technology in order to keep up with global demand. The future of agriculture relies on you. This calls for new ideas, and the possibilities are endless. G3 and Agriculture In The Classroom Canada (AITC-C) are dedicated to this innovative future and the G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship is our way of helping students like you recognize and reach your full potential in leading that change, wherever your career may take you.

  • G3 and AITC-C are offering 6 scholarships of $4000 each, plus an additional $1000 to each winner’s high school.
  • Students must submit a 2-4 minute video describing their vision for the future of agriculture.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

Your vision for the future of agriculture matters. Whichever career you choose, we want you to tell us how you’ll help forge the next generation of the agriculture industry — your idea for a thriving, globally competitive Canada. In a short video, you’ll explain how you want to make a difference and what you plan to contribute in order to lead Canadian agriculture into an innovative and technologically advanced future. Head over to our eligibility page for full details.

PLANT YOUR MESSAGE

Record your video, telling us your vision for the future of agriculture, and then share it! Public voting is a part of the selection process, so the more of your friends and family you share your video link with, the better your chances of being selected as a scholarship recipient.

DEADLINE

Submission form and videos must be submitted by April 1, 2020 by 11:59 PM CST.

Learn more and apply at: g3growbeyond.org/

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Attending a Canadian high school
  • Graduating in 2020
  • Planning to enroll at a Canadian post-secondary institution in a first-year degree or diploma program

Applicants must:

  • Complete the G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship application form, HERE
  • Submit the application form and video by April 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST.
  • Submit all accompanying documents as outlined (acceptance letter if available; otherwise, should be received by April 15, 2020)
  • Produce a creative 2- to 4-minute video outlining their vision and planned contribution to the future of technology and innovation in Canada’s agriculture sector.
    Although your last name is required on the entry form, you can choose to introduce yourself with first name or both first and last name. Your preference.

Applicants will be assessed on the following:

  • Video essay: Video submissions will be judged by a panel of industry professionals (50% weighting)
  • Public voting: Via online voting, maximum one video vote will be allowed per region (5 votes maximum). (25% weighting)
  • Community and/or school involvement (25% weighting)
    • Details to be provided within the submission form
  • The Video Essay and Community and/or School Involvement will be judged by a selection committee of both academia and industry professionals.

FULL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION


Global Youth Institute

Do you have a passion for global food security?

Where: Des Moines, Iowa
When: October 14-17, 2020

Deadline to apply:  April 25, 2020

Two students and their teachers or mentors will receive an all expense paid trip to represent our province at this event PLUS the opportunity to:

  • connect with students from around the world
  • explore pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts
  • tour innovative industrial and research facilities
  • engage with local leaders and experts on critical global food security challenges
  • explore exciting ways to make a difference in your community and around the world

The two selected students will be required to research a global challenge and write a five-page essay under the supervision of their teacher or mentor.

Visit: aitc.sk.ca / click on news and events

Contact Info: chandra@aitc.sk.ca / 306-260-3560


Agriculture Student Scholarship

Take directly from the Government of Saskatchewan website: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/agribusiness-farmers-and-ranchers/canadian-agricultural-partnership-cap/public-trust/agriculture-student-scholarship

 

Your future in agriculture is waiting.
The possibilities are endless, so dream big and thinkAG!

Benefits of applying

Saskatchewan’s agriculture and agri-food industry is bursting with career opportunities – from production, research, processing, manufacturing, to finance and everything in between. In fact, the industry accounts for more than 50,000 jobs across the province.

For students willing to speak up and tell the exciting story of agriculture, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture offers the Agriculture Student Scholarship. The winning scholarship is valued at $4,000 and the three runner-up scholarships are valued at $2,000 each.

Eligibility

We are looking for young people who plan to pursue an exciting career in the industry. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a Grade 12 student or recent high school graduate (within the past two years) residing in Saskatchewan who is planning to take agriculture-related post-secondary education beginning in the fall of 2020.

Note: Ministry of Agriculture and Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation employees and their immediate family members are not eligible.

How to apply

Applicants must complete the Application Form and:

  • Produce a creative three-minute video or 1,000-word essay sharing their food story (criteria below);
  • Provide a letter of conditional acceptance to a post-secondary institution; and
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from either a teacher/professor, agriculture industry leader or community leader.

Download application form.

Note: The Application Form can be printed and scanned or completed electronically. To complete the form electronically, the most recent version of Adobe is required.

The application deadline is March 1, 2020, and applicants have until April 1, 2020, to submit a copy of their letter of conditional acceptance into their specified college/program. Applications should be submitted electronically to by email. Videos can be submitted by including a YouTube link on the application form or by attaching a copy of the digital file.

Application theme and criteria

Applications to the 2020 Agriculture Scholarship program should be based on the theme, Our Food Has a Story. Through the theme, applicants will have an opportunity to tell stories of how food produced on the farm gets to the table, and to recognize the dedicated people it takes along the way to sustainability deliver healthy, affordable and safe products. Submissions should focus on one or more of the following topics: affordability, food safety, health and nutrition, and/or sustainability.

Everyone has a personal connection with food, and we want to hear about yours! Some examples of food stories include: an explanation on how agriculture has benefited your community, how your family farm has adopted technologies to protect your livestock and the environment, or, it could be about what you do to advocate for agriculture and help others understand where their food comes from.

Finding inspiration

When developing your essay or video, consider the following questions:

  • How has your experience on a farm, ranch, or in an agricultural food business guided your food story?
  • How has your school, community, family, and/or friends have been impacted by agriculture.
  • What do you hope to learn during your post-secondary education that will further shape your food story?
  • How could you use your food story to promote Saskatchewan producers or processors (within the agriculture/ food sectors)?

Note: These questions are meant as a guide, and you are not required to address each of them directly in your application.

Still not sure where to start? Check out these links for some great ideas.

Evaluation process

Videos and written submissions will be judged by a review committee based on: alignment with the themes provided, development of ideas, structure and clarity, creativity and quality, and professionalism. Leadership qualities and school/community involvement in your letters of recommendation will also be taken into consideration.

The Ministry of Agriculture reserves the right to publish or promote all submissions as deemed appropriate. Any personal information collected will not be used for any other purposes and will remain confidential.

Scholarship recipient

Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2020. Recipients will need to submit their Official Confirmation of Enrollment, as issued by their post-secondary institution, prior to receiving the scholarship funds.


SK Poly Insight Day

Students get to spend a half a day experience hands-on activities and learning bout a specific program, admission requirements and application processes.

https://saskpolytech.ca/programs-and-courses/resources/INSIGHT.aspx


Dual Credits, University Classes, Online Options

Students who would like to learn more about dual credits, taking university classes in their grade 12, ag service technician 20, Introduction to Business online – please see Ms. Lapointe for more information.


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Digital Bookcamp – Centre for Arts and Technology

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