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OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

NURTURING CHAMPIONS

Columbia's unique ASEP-Total Care Education System® maximizes students' potential and fulfills their dreams.

Columbia's extensive support system - found at school, in the residences and during extracurricular activities -encourages well-rounded development, nurturing our students into engaged leaders and responsible citizens who are capable of achieving success.

GUARANTEED ADMISSION

McMaster University, one of Columbia's University Partners®, offers our graduates guaranteed admission. As one of Canada’s top universities, admission to McMaster is highly competitive and there are always more applicants than admission spots.

Our exclusive partnership ensures that Columbia students who meet minimum admission requirements receive priority admission into McMaster faculties. Guaranteed Admission allows our students to enter the program of their choice at one of the top universities in Canada.

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS

Columbia is committed to maximizing students' potential and equipping them so they can achieve their dreams of entering top universities. As part of our commitment to helping students leap higher, we have formed partnerships with 11 universities in Canada, Australia, the U.S.A and the U.K.

Our University Partners® offer students a host of benefits including waived or reduced TOEFL requirements, guaranteed admission and exclusive designated scholarships.

These university partnerships are part of the commitment to helping our students leap to top universities worldwide.

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

GLOBAL REACH. WORLDWIDE SUCCESS.

With over 1,600 students from more than 60 countries, Columbia International College's academic excellence reaches all four corners of the globe.

While at Columbia, students are encouraged to share their diverse cultural perspectives in class, at the residences and during extracurricular activities, making for engaging discussions and enhancing their total learning experience.

As our graduates move on to universities worldwide, they take with them the global perspective and out-of-the-box thinking nurtured at Columbia. This sets them apart from their peers and earns them recognition with their professors as leading and innovative thinkers.

Welcome to CIC Total Care Education System®
 
COLUMBIA NEWS
Bark Lake leadership retreat

Bark Lake leadership retreat

Members of our school’s leadership teams spent the weekend at beautiful Bark Lake, Columbia’s outdoor leadership training centre.

51 students who currently hold a position on one of five leadership teams - Student Council, Service Prefects, Athletic Prefects, and Residence Activity Prefects School – were invited to attend the four day leadership retreat at Bark Lake. The retreat focused on building students’ communication, teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills by participating in a series of indoor and outdoor activities.

Columbia hosts Crime Stoppers Evening of Appreciation

 Columbia hosts Crime Stoppers Evening of Appreciation

Last night, Columbia International College had the privilege of hosting the Hamilton Crime Stoppers Evening of Appreciation ceremony. The celebration recognized the organization’s greatest supporters including members of the Hamilton community, the Hamilton Police Services, and members of local print, radio and television media outlets.

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Columbia set to host Canada’s best universities

Columbia set to host Canada’s best universities

Columbia International College is preparing to once again welcome university representatives from across Canada to its annual University Fair. On Wednesday, February 4, representatives from 20 Canadian universities will be in the Ainsliewood Gym to meet, and speak with, Columbia students.

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Upcoming university workshops

Upcoming university workshops

The University Placement Office (UPO) at Columbia is committed to helping students achieve and maximize their post-secondary opportunities. Information sessions, workshops and individual counselling sessions are among the ways students are supported in their university application process. Over the next few days UPO has arranged for university representatives to meet with students to discuss the supplementary application process at their respective institutions.

The University of Toronto

Varsity soccer team looking to advance to finals

Varsity soccer team looking for gold

Columbia’s Varsity Boys Indoor Soccer team is on their way to securing a spot in the HWIAC Indoor Soccer League championship.

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Top subject awards presented to JMS

Top subject awards presented to JMS

Yesterday afternoon, Columbia’s Junior Middle School (JMS) students were presented with Top Subject Awards for their academic achievements in the 2014 fall semester.

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Club Fair 2015

Club Fair 2015

Club Fair is back at Columbia!

Twice a year, during the school’s largest intakes, Columbia holds a Club Fair where students are given the opportunity to join many great extracurricular clubs and residence activities. Over 70 clubs are profiled and students will be able to register for two clubs during the regular sign-up period.

Picture contest winners

Photo Contest Winners

Over the course of the winter break, Columbia students were invited to share photos of their Christmas holiday. Students were asked to submit photos, showing how they were spending their break, through Facebook and Twitter with the tag #CICChristmas. We received many great entries and selected three winners.

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Jam-packed January

Jam-packed January

With the new year comes a new semester and new opportunities to experience and get involved in student life. January’s event schedule is full of great activities in school and in residence. Visit the Student Development department in room S244 to learn more about, or to sign up for, these great events.

January Events
5-6: Orientation for new students
7: Classes begin
8: Varsity boys Indoor soccer game
9: Movie night
10: Niagara Falls trip

Cold weather alert in effect

Cold weather alert in effect

A cold weather alert for the City of Hamilton remains in effect today as temperatures are expected to drop to as low as -20C.

Cold weather alerts are commonly issued during this time of year when temperatures are at or are expected to reach below -15C or -20C with the wind chill.

TOP ACHIEVERS

Nanfa Samuel Nandap (Nigeria)

Nanfa Samuel Nandap (Nigeria)

Student: Nanfa Samuel Nandap (Nigeria)

Graduated from Columbia: June 2013


Oluwadara Elebute (Nigeria)

Oluwadara Elebute

Student: Oluwadara Elebute (Nigeria)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2012


Ya Wen Shi (China)

Ya Wen Shi (China)

Student: Ya Wen Shi (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Mao Zhengquan (China)

Mao Zhengquan (China)

Student: Mao Zhengquan (China)

Graduated from Columbia: Dec. 2012


Malak El Allaki (Morocco)

Malak El Allaki (Morocco)

Student: Malak El Allaki (Morocco)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Olamide Olaniyan (Nigeria)

Olamide Olaniyan (Nigeria)

Student: Olamide Olaniyan (Nigeria)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Yi Nan Chen (China)

Yi Nan Chen (China)

Student: Yi Nan Chen (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Handiya Mwiinga (Zambia)

Handiya Mwiinga

Student: Handiya Mwiinga (Zambia)

Graduated from Columbia: June 2012


Shi Qi Tang (China)

Shi Qi Tang (China)

Student: Shi Qi Tang (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Anastassiya Kudryavtseva (Kazakhstan)

Anastassiya Kudryavtseva (Kazakhstan)

Student: Anastassiya Kudryavtseva (Kazakhstan)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


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UPCOMING EVENTS

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PEOPLE OF COLUMBIA
Lue Mahaffey

Lue Mahaffey
Activities Instructor
B.A. Hons., M.T.S.

Ms. Lue Mahaffey has worked in Student Development as an Activities Instructor for 3 years. Along with overseeing the recreational facilities at Pine Girls Hall and assisting with Leadership Development, Ms. Mahaffey teaches basketball and fitness to Columbia's female students. She is also involved in coordinating the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Prior to joining Columbia, Ms. Mahaffey worked and taught in Sweden developing outreach and volunteer opportunities for students. Her passions include working with First Nations people and mentoring youth within the community.

Ms. Mahaffey loves being part of the Student Development team as it gives her the opportunity to invest in the lives of young people from all over the world; “we facilitate learning opportunities outside of the classroom that shape and develop students Character and add to their educational experience.”


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