Grade 11 Course Selection

  1. Course Booklet 2018-2019 for gr. 11
  2. grade-11-course-ppt-2018

Grade 12 Course Selection

  1. GRADE 12 course ppt 2018
  2. Course Booklet 2018-2019 for gr. 12
  3. I’m ready to choose my courses…
  4. Local college/university requirements (general)
    1. UVIC literally JUST emailed me this morning to let me know that the following Socials 12 courses can be used as the Socials 11 requirement:

      Approved Social Studies 11 courses:

      • Social Studies 11
      • Civic Studies 11
      • BC First Nations Studies 12
      • Comparative Civilizations 12
      • Geography 12
      • History 12
      • Law 12
      • Social Justice 12

Thuy’she’num Tu Smun’eem Camps – application here

Thuy’she’num Tu Smun’eem Application Form here: Thuyshenum Tu Smuneem application 2018

 Options Include:  Cowichan Campus – July 3rd to 5th

Powell River – July 16th to 19th

Nanaimo Campus – August 7th to 10th


Student Application Process

 Fill out and return the student application form and indicate which option you will prefer.  After this application form is reviewed and approved, you will receive a confirmation email or phone call.  Students will be selected by ‘Su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins, staff and elders from Vancouver Island University.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

 Complete Application Consists of:

  • Application Form
  • One Essay answer either a written response or video submission
  • Two completed letters of recommendation (by school or community leader)
  • Copy of student’s medical insurance card
  • Health History and Medical Consent Form
  • Parental Consent

Contact Information:

Email/mail the application with all required materials to:



Office of Aboriginal Education & Engagement

Vancouver Island University

900 Fifth Street

Nanaimo, B.C.

V9R 5S5


Jobs for students who are members of Cowichan Tribes – deadline April 12!

  • Reference No. QET SSEP SUM 0418 (Summer Student Positions)
    • Receptionist / Clerk
    • Maintenance Worker
    • Intake Trainee
    • Project Manager Clerk
    • Administrative Assistant (2)
    • Elders’ Program Assistant
    • Receptionist
    • Administrative Clerk
    • Family Connections Worker
    • Summer Program Worker (2)

Application here: Employment Application and Info

We will be accepting applications via or hand delivered to the Human Resources Department located at 5760 Allenby Road, Duncan, B.C. V9L 5J1.
Visit our website for more information on how to apply and to view other opportunities!

Reminder about the District Authority Award – due in to Mrs. Spencer by NOON on Monday April 9!!!


VANCOUVER ISLAND (Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Burnaby, Sunshine Coast)
Completed applications must be received before 4:00 pm, Monday, April 9, 2018

Note: Applicants must personally present evidence of superior achievement for judging on the evening of Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Application can be found here: DAS Application Vancouver Island 2018 (2)

Coast Capital Savings Awards – $3500

Coast Capital Savings has designated 3 “Youth Get It”Awards each in the amount of $3,500 for students graduating from independent schools located in Metro VancouverFraser Valleymid and southern Vancouver Island, and Kelowna. These awards are intended to support youth who have persevered despite facing adversity. 

Application packages have been mailed to independent schools within the qualifying regions and are also available HERE:

Applications are due in the FISA office by 4:00 pm, April 10, 2018.

District Authority Scholarship – application deadline – Monday April 9 at noon

This is a very unique scholarship that provides the opportunity for students who are skilled in ways that are not always academic to be awarded for their talents!!!

There will likely be more than 80 scholarships to distribute.  Last year, we received about 120 individual applications. Scholarships are $1250.

Students must give their completed application form to Mrs. Spencer by Monday April 9 at noon!

The purpose of the District/Authority Scholarships is to acknowledge superior achievement in the following specialty areas (see sub-categories below):

  • Fine Arts (e.g., Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)
  • Applied Skills (e.g., Business Education, Technology Education, Home Economics)
  • Physical Activity and Sports (e.g., Athletics, Gymnastics, not limited to Physical Education)
  • International Languages with Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs) or External Assessments, including AP and IB courses.
  • Community Service (Volunteer Activity), which includes demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness
  • Technical and Trades Training (e.g., Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cook Training)
  • Indigenous Languages and Culture, demonstrated at school or in the community


For more details about this scholarship please check here: DAS Application Vancouver Island 2018 (2)

VIU Full Ride Entrance Scholarship



Please keep in mind that only one submission per school will be accepted for these scholarships, and the student must be one of the top three graduating students, who plans to attend VIU for the upcoming semester, and who meets the outlined criteria.

Note:  you may submit one President’s nomination, and one Chancellor’s nomination if you have qualifying students that meet the outlined criteria.

As there are only six Chancellor’s Scholarships available, as in the past, VIU will make the final selection from all submissions received, and will advise both the student and the school if they have been selected.

n addition to the above school nominated scholarships, we ask that you also kindly remind your students, if they have not already done so, they must complete their on-line scholarship / award / bursary profile from their VIU student record by the March 31stdeadline date, if they wish to be considered for our other VIU Entrance Awards & Scholarships.  This includes the new VIUPresident’s Dual Credit Scholarship of $1,000.

 Students may view our VIU awards at:

Forest Legacy Scholarship and Bursaries – deadline April 30, 2018

The Municipality of North Cowichan is pleased to offer the Forest Legacy Scholarship and Bursaries. The $1,200 scholarship and two $600 bursaries are funded from Municipal Forest Reserve revenue through the Municipal Forestry Program. The Municipality established a $40,000 Reserve Fund in 1998 to generate annual interest income to fund these awards. The Municipality’s Community Forest Program takes great pride in assisting the youth of North Cowichan through these scholarships and bursaries.

North Cowichan will award the scholarship and two bursaries to secondary school graduates who reside in the Municipality of North Cowichan. Applicants must be enrolled in a post-secondary science study such as:  forestry, agriculture, environment, fisheries, hydrology, soils, etc. 

The applicant must be enrolled in a 1st year program, pursuing an education through a Technical School, College, or University. The Municipality will award the scholarship and two bursaries directly to the winners upon proof of enrollment in a post secondary institute. To apply for the scholarship or bursaries, please submit a completed North Cowichan application form, additional requirements, and essay.

To apply complete the PDF application [PDF – 30 KB] form.


NUPGE Scholarships – deadline July 6, 2018

Ottawa (03 Jan. 2017) — Each year, the 370,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers 5 scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers.

Entrants must be the children, grandchildren or foster children or grandchildren of members or retirees of the National Union and who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis in 2018.  All scholarships awarded will be based on the best 750 — 1,000 word essay as listed below.  The deadline for applications and essays is July 6, 2018. There may be additional requirements for each scholarships, as noted below.

Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship must be entering a field of study in health care, criminal justice or community services or policing.  The essay topic is:

The importance of their field of study in either policing, criminal justice services or health care in delivering public services to Canadians.

Information and application for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for Indigenous Students

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students must identify as indigenous.  The essay topic is:

The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Indigenous students.

Information and application for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Scholarship for Students of Colour

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Students of Colour must identify as a person of colour.  The essay topic is:

The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people of colour in Canada.

Information and application for the Scholarship for Students of Colour

Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship must identify a disability.  The essay topic is:

The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Information and application for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

Tommy Douglas Scholarship

There are no other requirements, other than the general requirements above, for applying for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship. The essay topic is:

How Tommy Douglas contributed to making Canada a more just and equitable society.

Information and application for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship

Note: Applicants are advised that the winners and winning essays will be publicized on our website and their high school will be notified of their win.

For further information, contact the National Union at 613-228-9800 or email