More than 118,000 high school students and parents attended the annual Ontario Universities’ Fair in Toronto this year as they gathered information to decide about their post-secondary education.

Carleton University’s booth had more than 115 faculty, staff and students onsite to inform potential students about what Carleton has to offer. Presentations focused on the theme of discovery were delivered throughout the three-day event. Presenters discussed how students can discover their program, discover the city of Ottawa, discover what scholarships and bursaries are available, and discover all the opportunities available on campus. Students spoke about experiential learning and getting involved in clubs and activities, as well as what it’s like living in residence.

As the largest educational fair in Canada, the free event from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30, 2018 also gave Carleton professors an opportunity to showcase their departments and degree programs in the Faculty of Engineering and Design, Faculty of Science, Sprott School of Business, Faculty of Public Affairs and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Carleton staff participating in the event represented Carleton’s Undergraduate Recruitment Office, Admissions Services, Awards and Financial Aid, Co-op, and Housing and Residence Life. The student ambassador team consisted of approximately 15 students from all faculties.

Carleton President Benoit-Antoine Bacon attended the fair on Sept. 30 along with Vice-President (Academic) Jerry Tomberlin and Suzanne Blanchard, Vice-President (Students and Enrolment).

“It was a pleasure to see the great enthusiasm and energy from our faculty, staff and current students showcasing all that Carleton has to offer,” said Blanchard.

The Ontario Universities’ Fair is run by the Council of Ontario Universities.

Photos by Giordano Ciampini

Friday, October 5, 2018 in
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