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Canadian schools to visit Bermuda

Dalhousie University in Atlantic Canada is one of the schools visiting Bermuda

Eight universities and colleges from the Atlantic Canada region are to visit Bermuda next week to meet with prospective students.

The region is made up of the four most eastern Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island.

This visit builds on previous visits and events that have attracted Bermudian students to institutions throughout the Atlantic Canada region.

Katherine Cross, visit coordinator and assistant registrar at Dalhousie University, said: “We’re excited to return to Bermuda and help local students learn more about their postsecondary options in Atlantic Canada.

“From actuarial science and business to social sciences, engineering and health related programmes, the eight institutions who will be visiting Bermuda on this trip are well positioned to help students thrive in their postsecondary studies and achieve their academic and career goals.”

Students, parents and community members are invited to attend the Atlantic Canadian Education Fair next Monday at Bermuda College, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Postsecondary representatives will also be visiting a number of high schools on the island during their visit.

Recent St Francis Xavier University psychology graduate Shandae Simons said she loved her undergraduate experience in Canada and is now studying occupational therapy.

“Some of my most cherished memories were made during my four years at St Francis Xavier,” she said.

“Looking back at my experience, I can truly say that although St Francis Xavier is a university it feels more like one big family; one that I am proud to be a part of.”

Atlantic Canadian institutions offer a wide variety of programmes to prepare students to enter graduate studies or begin their careers in Bermuda or abroad.

“After graduation, I returned to Bermuda, worked full-time at Ernst and Young and started studying for the chartered accountantdesignation,” said Caroline Berlo, a 2013 graduate of St Francis Xavier.

“I passed my CA exams in 2015 and was promoted to an audit senior position at EY. I’m proud to be part of one of the firm’s biggest audit teams.”

Matt Coelho, a two-time graduate of Dalhousie University, said he felt at home on campus.

“I chose Dal because I loved the programme, it was close to Bermuda and it was sort of a familiar environment,” he said.