The University and Career Counselling Centre (UCCC) guides students through strategic course selection and the postsecondary planning process starting in grade 10. In grades 11/12, students and parents continue to meet with the university counselling team to ensure that prerequisite courses are on track for university admission in the grade 12 year. Opportunities are offered throughout the year, particularly in the fall term, for students to learn more about university programs, campus life, residence choices, athletics and clubs. We encourage all students to participate in university sessions of interest. 

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.

Vancouver Area Independent Schools Fair 2022 (VAIS)

The annual Vancouver Area Independent Schools Fair (VAIS) is Thursday, October 6, 2pm-4pm in the WPGA gymnasium (4196 West 4th Ave). This event is attended by more than 700 students in grades 10 to 12 from  independent and public schools across Vancouver, their parents, and high school counsellors, and is an opportunity for families to connect in person with representatives from universities and colleges across the United States.

Work Experience Program

WPGA's highly popular Work Experience Program offers 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. 

University & Career Counselling Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Kel McDowell

    Kel McDowell 

    Director, University & Career Counselling
  • Photo of Danielle Garinger

    Danielle Garinger 

    Work Experience Coordinator
  • Photo of James Smith

    James Smith 

    Assistant Director, University & Career Counselling

Alumni Universities

We are proud of our graduates and their 100% university acceptance rate, with 100% of students accepted to their university of preference. In 2022, over 80 percent of WPGA graduates received scholarships totaling $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.

Click here for our Student/School Profile 2022.