Breakout Session of the 5th CPAC Education Day:Understanding how course selection in secondary school affects University/College admission

On October 27th, 2012 Education Foundation of Chinese Professional Association of Canada will be hosting its 5th Annual Education Day. Building on the success of past Education Days this year’s event promises to connect more students to educational opportunities that best suit their aptitudes and career goals. The event will be held at Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough.

CPAC Education Day sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada is one of the largest education events held annually in the immigrant community drawing more than 2,000 students, parents, and educators. The event’s objective is to create awareness and provide information about the Canadian education system and its available services to the families of newcomers.

Education Day gives students and parents information using a range of formats. Representatives from school boards, colleges and universities will set up display booths and provide information about their programs. Over forty booths including representatives from the University of Toronto, Queen’s University and York University have been confirmed. 14 classroom sized breakout sessions and a whole-day student forum will also be held.

Teacher Chaomin Li will host one breakout session titled “Understanding how course selection in secondary school affects University/College admission.”

This presentation will focus on course selection and credit combination at high schools in GTA area. The courses taken by the students and credit combination they have determine which programs of study they can be admitted at universities and colleges. For those who may not pursue post-secondary educations, what they have learned at high schools provide the prerequisites for their future career pathways. I will deliver the topics in details from the view of a high school teacher, a father, and the students.

Chaomin Li is a teacher who has been teaching at four different high schools in the GTA area since 2001. Mr. Li currently teaches science and biology at Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute, a public high school of the Toronto District Education Board.

Facts about the 5th CPAC Education Day 2012:

  • Time: Saturday      10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 27th , 2012
  • Venue: Mary      Ward Catholic Secondary School (3200 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, NW corner      of Kennedy & McNicoll)
  • Admission fee: CAD$10/family(including free lunch)
  • Complimentary      tickets: Pick      up complimentary tickets at participating HSBC branches and CPAC office or      register online at      to get complimentary tickets.

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