Summer campers experience Bark Lake

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Columbia International College’s summer campers will get to experience one of the school’s most popular and attractive facilities, Bark Lake! Located in the Haliburton Highlands and the Kawartha Lakes, Bark Lake is Columbia’s leadership training centre specializing in team building and character development.

Campers enrolled in the Platinum, Silver or Gold camp programs will visit the pristine grounds of Bark Lake and learn new skills by participating in great activities including:

• High ropes
• Canoeing
• Hiking
• Archery
• Swimming

Important upcoming dates

Students currently enrolled in courses at Columbia are getting ready to end their semester. They will be writing their final exam today and will have a short break before starting a new semester.

Those beginning their studies in August have a few weeks left before the fall semester starts but we would like to remind them of a few important dates:

July 27: Exams for 4-week courses
July 29: 4 week courses end
August 3: Civic Holiday (offices closed)
August 6-14: Registration/orientation for new students

U of T introduces new scholarships for CIC students

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Recently, the University of Toronto announced its new scholarship program exclusive to Columbia International College students.

As Columbia is the leading feeder school for U of T in the world – meaning more students attend U of T from Columbia than any other school in the world – the scholarship recognizes and rewards the Columbia’s high achieving graduates.

Residence at Columbia

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Columbia International College's five residence buildings provide students with the best care to nurture their personal, academic and social development.


Our safe and comfortable residences have many great features for students to enjoy throughout the year such as:
• indoor swimming pools
• indoor gyms
• lounges
• study areas
• bbq terrace
• and more!

Students who live in residence benefit from our extended care which includes door-to-door bus service from each residence to our academic buildings and evening tutorials by staff tutors.

Sun safety tips

Sun safety tips

As temperatures across the greater Toronto and Hamilton area begin to rise, Columbia wants to ensure that its school community practices safe sun and heat habits.

With rising temperatures and increased humidity, temperatures can reach the high 30’s and the humidity can make outside temperatures feel like 40+ degrees Celsius.

To beat the heat, we want to share some tips (courtesy of Health Canada) with our students and future summer campers to ensure that they are well-prepared for a summer in Ontario.

Summer Camp offers unique experiences

Summer Camp offers unique experiences

Columbia International College’s Learn English and Discover Summer Camp recently begun and is giving campers from around the world memorable experiences.

During their time in Canada, campers will learn English, explore Hamilton, Ontario, and Canada, and most importantly, have a fun and safe adventure. They will visit many great attractions including:
• Niagara Falls & Niagara–on-the-Lake
• Toronto (CN Tower, Marineland, Medieval Times, Rogers Centre and more!)
• Bark Lake Leadership Centre
• Montréal & Ottawa

New in 2015

Viva Pan Am Hamilton!

Viva Pan Am Hamilton!

The 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games are coming to Hamilton!

In just a few days, the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will kick off in host city Toronto where thousands of athletes from across the Americas will compete in 36 sports. Hamilton is excited to be the host site for one of the most anticipated Pan Am sports, soccer (football)! All soccer games will be held at the CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium, located in Hamilton’s Stipley neighbourhood, from July 10-26.

Congratulating our new grads!

Congratulating our new grads!

On Tuesday, June 30th, Columbia International College honoured close to 200 graduates during June’s Graduation Ceremony. Held in the Ainsliewood Gym, parents, guests, teachers and staff were in attendance to celebrate the students and their achievement.

Keynote Speaker

Math contest top achievers

Math contest top achievers receive awards

Two Columbia students were recently recognized for achieving top scores in the University of Waterloo’s PASCAL and EUCLID math contests.

Alexandr Kim achieved the highest score in CIC for the Grade 9 PASCAL math contest and Zhi Wang achieved the top score out of 138 participants CIC for the Grade 12 EUCLID Math contest. Both students placed within the top 25% of all students globally who wrote the contest. Approximately 16,000 students from over 1300 schools wrote the EUCLID math contest.

Upcoming June graduation

June's Graduation Itinerary

In just a few days Columbia will celebrate its second graduation ceremony of the year. We are looking forward to welcoming close to 100 parents and guests who will join us to share this special occasion. The ceremony will take place in the Ainsliewood Gym at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a reception in the Living Wall Lounge at 12:30 p.m.

Below is the June graduation ceremony itinerary for those interested in learning more;

8-8:45am - Breakfast in residence

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