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 International Universities Fair 2023

The Vancouver International Universities Fair is Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the Vancouver Convention Centre from 1pm–4pm. Students will have the chance to meet in person with university representatives from across Canada and the world. Click here to register and here for a list of participating institutions. 
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University & Career Counselling Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Kel McDowell

    Kel McDowell 

    Director, University & Career Counselling
  • Photo of James Smith

    James Smith 

    Assistant Director, University & Career Counselling
  • Photo of Danielle Garinger

    Danielle Garinger 

    Work Experience Coordinator

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.  

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.