Yesterday, the Ridley Guidance Office accompanied our grade 12 students to Toronto, for the Ontario Universities Fair (OUF). The OUF takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and is the largest University Fair in North America with all 21 Ontario universities represented. Each school had massive and elaborate displays, staffed by their own students, recruiters and school administrators. It was a unique opportunity for our seniors to ask questions, learn first-hand from current post-secondary students, and to come away with important information about programmes of interest.
With four busloads of 125 students, we were certainly the largest contingent of the day! As it happens, we left the fair at exactly the same time as the Toronto Blue Jays won their final home game of the season! With 50,000 fans spilling out onto the streets, it took a logistical miracle to get us back to campus safely and soundly.
Many thanks to Counsellors, Mr. Matt Bowie and Mr. Michael Maki, as well as Residential Don, Mr. Josh Farkas (AB East), for chaperoning the event.
One final note to parents; all 21 Ontario universities will also visit campus this fall, along with approximately 65 other universities from around the world. Details and updates on their visits to Ridley are available to students and parents through the Naviance Family Connection portal.
– Mr. Stephen Clarke, Head of Upper School