The University and Career Counselling Centre (UCCC) guides students and parents through strategic course selection and the postsecondary planning process starting in grade 10. In grades 11 and 12, students and parents continue to meet with the team and with university representatives from Canada, the U.S. and abroad. Each year UCCC counsellors and staff also coordinate three major university fairs; individual visits from postsecondary representatives; an annual Careers Week, with more than 30 speakers from various industries; and work placements and internship opportunities for senior students through our Work Placement Program. For more news from the UCCC, click here to read their latest newsletter. 

School Transcripts: For WPGA graduates who would like an official school transcript, click here. Postsecondary institutions will only accept a transcript directly from the BC Ministry of Education. 

Work Experience Program

WPGA's highly popular Work Experience Program offers our grades 11 and 12 students the opportunity to explore career interests, enhance knowledge and develop practical skills by assisting in a professional work environment. The short-term placements comprise both observational and hands-on learning in a variety of fields such as business, finance, technology, science, engineering, medicine, marketing and graphic design.

Prior to placement, students submit an intake survey, which outlines areas of interest and volunteer/work history, and are interviewed by Ms. Danielle Garinger, Work Experience Coordinator. After placement dates are confirmed, students must complete an orientation to review expectations and guidelines, including safety protocols and professional conduct standards. 

Alumni Universities

We are proud of our 100% university acceptance rate, with 100% of students accepted to their first or second choice university. In 2019, more than 80 percent of WPGA graduates received scholarships totalling $1 million, with most students receiving multiple offers. Our alumni attend leading universities worldwide, including UBC, Queen's, McGill, University of Toronto, Stanford, Harvard and Cambridge. 

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  • Class of 2019 University Acceptances

    Berklee College of Music 
    Brown University 
    Carnegie Mellon University 
    Cornell University 
    Duke University 
    Emory University
    Georgetown University 
    Harvard University 
    Harvey Mudd College 
    Huron University 
    John Casablancas Institute
    McGill University
    New York University 
    Northwestern University 
    Queen’s University 
    Rice University 
    Ryerson University 
    University of British Columbia
    University of Calgary
    University of California, Berkley 
    University of California, Los Angeles 
    U
    niversity of Chicago
    University of Ottawa 
    University of Pennsylvania 
    University of Saskatchewan
    University of Southern California 
    University of St Andrews 
    University of Toronto
    University of Victoria
    University of Waterloo 
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  • Class of 2018 University Acceptances

    Boston University 
    Brown University 
    Carleton University 
    Concordia University 
    Dalhousie University 
    Gap Year/ Yale University ‘19 
    Huron University College
    McGill University 
    McMaster University 
    Mount Royal University 
    New York University 
    Princeton University 
    Queen's University 
    Ryerson University 
    Sciences Po - University of British Columbia Dual Degree 
    Simon Fraser University 
    Trinity Western University 
    University of Alberta 
    University of British Columbia
    University of California, Berkeley 
    University of California, Los Angeles  
    University of Ottawa 
    University of Saskatchewan 
    Un
    iversity of Toronto 
    University of Victoria
    University of Waterloo 
    Wellesley College
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  • Class of 2017 University Acceptances

    Bowdoin College
    Central Washington University
    Cornell University
    Durham University
    Huron University College
    McGill University 
    McMaster University 
    New York University 
    Queen's University 
    Royal College of Surgeons 
    Ryerson University 
    St George's, University of London
    Stanford University 
    University College London
    University of Bristol
    University of British Columbia
    University of California, Berkeley 
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    University of Southern California 
    University of Toronto
    University of Victoria 
    University of Washington
    Western University
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University Fairs

Vancouver International Universities Fair - April 19, 2020 
The 5th annual Vancouver International Universities Fair is Sunday, April 19, 2020, 1pm-4pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building). This event is attended by more than 4,000 students in grades 9 to 12 from Vancouver independent and public schools, their parents, and high school counsellors. It's an opportunity for families to connect with representatives from postsecondary institutions across Canada, the US, the UK, Europe, Asia, and other countries.

For more information on the Fair, click here.