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SD Relay for Life challenge

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Relay for Life is returning to Columbia! Our Student Development (SD) Department is challenging one another to an exciting and fun Relay for Life event in coordination with the Canadian Cancer Society. On November 14th, the male or female SD members will cut off their hair to raise money for, and to support, cancer research.

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YELT offered at CIC

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The YELT test – York English Language Test – is coming to CIC! On November 28, York University will administer the YELT test at Columbia. The test will determine if those applying to York will require additional ESL courses when they begin their first year of study.  The test will assess English reading and writing comprehension as well as English speaking…

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Character counts at Columbia

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This past week, Columbia’s Character Team was working hard to inspire and motivate their peers during the school’s annual Character Week. Each day highlighted a different character trait and students were invited to participate in activities related to the day’s theme. Among the traits celebrated were responsibility, caring, peaceful and positive conflict resolution, inclusiveness, and perseverance.

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Guidance department holds Course Confirmation week

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Columbia International College’s Guidance Department is preparing students for their upcoming winter semester by holding course confirmation information sessions throughout October and the first week of November. Guidance Counsellors will visit each homeroom class between October 27th to 29th to ensure students have the opportunity to ask questions about courses and verify prerequisites for university programs.

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Columbia grad releases debut novel

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A former Columbia International College student is making a name for himself by becoming a multifaceted entrepreneur and author. Sultan Moni, a 2014 graduate from the United Arab Emirates, recently released his debut novel Let the Heart Beat. The young adult fiction novel is about overcoming adversity. The book’s synopsis on Moni’s website reads as follows:

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Executive Student Leadership applications now available

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Executive Student Leadership positions for the Winter 2016 semester are now available! Columbia’s is seeking students who are interested in playing an important role in student life.  Student leaders will act as role models and promote and exemplify Columbia’s 10 Character traits, such as honesty, integrity and respect. They will also be responsible for organizing and preparing a variety of…

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UPO offering University Trips

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The University Placement Office (UPO) is giving students the opportunity to visit university campuses across Ontario. Students can sign up to attend one of three weekend trips currently planned UPO. The trips are a great resource for students who are in the initial stages of their university applications as it will give them an inside look into university life and…

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Games Day unites students

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Last Wednesday, students flooded the back field for their opportunity to participate in Columbia’s annual Games Day. Students participated in engaging and fun activities that tested both their athleticism and analytical skills including: Human foosball Rock climbing Mini putt Wipeout Sweeper challenge Bean bag toss Ball and spoon race and many more!

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Varsity Boys practice at Tim Hortons Field

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Earlier this week, the Varsity Boys Soccer team headed off-campus for a unique team bonding experience. On Tuesday, October 6th, the team was thrilled to play a friendly game at Tim Hortons Field, home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The team was overjoyed at their opportunity to play on a professional field and got a glimpse into the training routine of professional…

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Help fight cancer

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Columbia International College is looking for students who are interested in making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer by participating in this year’s Relay for Life event.Along with raising funds and awareness for cancer research, this annual event seeks to “celebrate the lives of those who are living with cancer” and “remember loved ones lost to…

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