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CIC Is Implementing Remote Learning after Spring Break

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Dear CIC Community, Re: Remote Learning at Columbia International College Earlier today, the Ontario Ministry of Education, announced the closure of all publicly funded schools from March 14 to April 5 (inclusive of March Break, March 14-22) due to concerns about COVID-19. This decision is based on the advice of Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Our…

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[COVID-19 Update] March 12, 2020

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COVID-19 Update #8 Thursday March 12, 2020 To: All CIC Students, Parents and Partners, Re: Two COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Hamilton, Ontario. Yesterday, a 32-year old Burlington woman physician who is a Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) radiation oncologist has reportedly tested positive COVID-19 after returning from a personal trip to Hawaii, USA. This has no direct impact on operations or…

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CIC hosts Crime Stoppers of Hamilton’s annual Evening of Appreciation

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Columbia International College has been a supporter of Hamilton Crime Stoppers Inc. since 1995.  Mr. Ron Rambarran, Columbia’s Emeritus Principal, has sat on the Board of Hamilton Crime Stoppers Inc. since 1995.  He has been thrice past chair of the program and received the 2015 International Civilian of the Year award from Crime Stoppers International. Crime Stoppers is a community…

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Fashion Show – A Celebration of Cultural Diversity

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Welcome to the Spirit Week at Columbia International College, the most diverse private school in Canada! It’s one of the many events celebrating multiculturalism and diversity at Columbia. At the annual Fashion Show held on Sep 28, Students and staff of all different races walked down the runway and showed off colorful outfits representing their countries of origin and unique…

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Guided Tours of Universities

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The University Placement Office (UPO) has been running a number of trips to take students on guided tours of York University, Western University, University of Waterloo, University of Toronto (Mississauga), and Brock University. These trips started during the March Break and will run into early April. The trips offer our students the opportunity to learn about the programs while gaining…

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English proficiency requirements from the University of Waterloo

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ENGLISH PROFICIENCY POLICY Recently, many of our students from regions in Africa have received an email from the University of Waterloo asking them to prove their English Proficiency in one of the following ways: Submit their previous school transcript or a letter from their previous school principal stating how long they attended that school and that the education was entirely…

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Holiday School Hours

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For visitors who are looking to contact staff at our Ainsliewood or Maple buildings during the holidays, please be advised of our Holiday Hours; Dec 24 Open (Closing at 1 pm) Dec 25 Closed (Statutory Holiday – Christmas) Dec 28 Closed (Statutory Holiday – Boxing Day) Dec 29 Open (Normal Business Hours) Dec 30 Open (Normal Business Hours) Dec 31…

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