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CIC Junior Middle School Held Year-End Awards Celebration

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Congratulations, you did it! Today, our Junior Middle School had a memorable Year-End Awards Celebration, recognizing the amazing achievements of the youngest members of the CIC community. The past semester has been very unique. Every one of you has overcome obstacles and demonstrated courage in the face of adversities. You’ve all grown into better learners, decision-makers, and problem solvers! We’re…

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Guaranteed Learning (Fall 2020 Semester)

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May 21, 2020 Dear Students, Parents and Partners,   Guaranteed Learning   CIC is strongly committed to the safety and well being of our students and staff.  As we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are making appropriate changes to our typical August semester to support student learning. New and returning Columbia students will begin their August class learning: Remotely…

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FAQs on Canada’s Travel Ban 

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This information has been taken after reviewing Immigration Canada (IRCC) guidelines, speaking with Canadian Border Agents, and the International Student Department at University of British Columbia on April 1, 2020. Please be advised the Government of Canada’s response to COVID-19 is changing rapidly, and current policies and procedures, as expressed here, are subject to change. CIC has no control over…

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[COVID-19 Update] April 3, 2020

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COVID 19 – Update #13    Friday April 03, 2020 To: All CIC Students, Parents, and Partners, Government Announcements The Government of Ontario announced earlier this week that the Declaration of Provincial Emergency would be extended to April 13, 2020.  This measure is based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.  Additionally, Ontario continues to reinforce social/physical distancing…

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2020 Summer Semester Information

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COVID-19 #12                                                                                                   Saturday March 28, 2020 Columbia International College has enhanced its teaching and learning practice using Google Classroom as one of the learning management systems (LMS) since 2018. With the current COVID-19 situation, the Ontario Ministry of Education has instructed all schools to close in mid-March. All our current students are well underway using Google Classroom for their remote…

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[COVID-19 Update] March 20, 2020

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Friday March 20, 2020 Re:  Facilitate our students to study from home To: All CIC Parents, As we are living and studying under the current State of Emergency here in Ontario, we are receiving many requests from students and parents asking the question: Can my child return to my home country and continue studying remotely? Yes – Special Sign-Out requests…

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[COVID-19 Update] March 19, 2020

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March 19, 2020 COVID 19 – Update #10 We all have a civic duty to make good choices, to stay healthy and act responsibly to protect ourselves, our friends and our entire school community. The COVID-19 situation is fluid and rapidly changing. And so must our school’s response. Here is our Update in Q and A format. Frequently Asked Questions…

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[COVID-19 Update] March 17, 2020

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COVID 19 – Update #9 Tuesday March 17, 2020 Re:  COVID-19 CIC update To: All CIC Students, Parents and Partners, Following Monday’s (March 16) announcements from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams’ outlining sweeping restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford has declared a State of Emergency In Ontario…

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Healthy Foods for Ultimate Health

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Today Liz Pearson came to Columbia International College (CIC) to speak to students about the relationship of food with mental health, explaining how eating a balanced meal can provide optimal happiness and well-being. For over 25 years, Liz Pearson has been researching, speaking and writing about nutrition and providing insightful lessons about eating healthy.  As a registered dietitian, Pearson offers…

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Revised Message for Parents and Students

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January 30, 2020 Dear Students, The Coronavirus that was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019 continues to make headlines.  The number of reported cases are growing daily with several hundred reported cases in several countries, including our neighbour to the south, the United States.  It is also confirmed that the virus can be transmitted from person to person. With…

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