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LEADERSHIP. GLOBAL AWARENESS. MAKING A DIFFERENCE: I’M READY TO TURN MY PASSIONS INTO A CAREER. RACHEL WITT, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSCSC) CLASS OF 2017
BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG This is your time. Time to step up to the next stage of your life, to build on your strengths and make your mark, to take advantage of what the world has to offer and to play your part in shaping it. You’re hungry for the skills, experiences, and knowledge you need to thrive. You think big, you dream big, you want to be part of something big. Welcome to the Mount. Here, you’ll meet professors who are active leaders, spearheading the advancement organizations how to use social media to protect the environment. Take a class and lifestyle. Become a Mount student and you’ll make friends from around the globe, with students like yourself who – like you -- wanted a safe, caring, exceptional university that will propel them forward to accomplishing big things.
CANADIAN UNIVERSITY REPORT
GLOBE AND MAIL, 2012
83% of Mount students would recommend Mount to family/friends
felt safe/secure on campus
93% SATISFIED WITH CLASS SIZE
“THE MOUNT STOOD APART FROM THE OTHERS.” Amy Tattrie, BA Class of 2016
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WELCOME The Mount is small enough so you can think big. Here, you will get the personalized attention you deserve in a unique academic setting where we encourage each of our students to thrive. As part of the Mount community, you will have plenty of opportunity to make a difference in ways that are important to you, supported by professors who know you by name, and classmates who share your passion. Our strong commitment to creating positive change in the world builds on a rich history of giving back and educating the thoughtful and thought-provoking leaders of tomorrow. I can’t wait to meet you. Ramona Lumpkin, PhD President and Vice-Chancellor
“FOR ME, GOING TO THE MOUNT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF MY YEAR. THE HELPFUL, FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE AT THE MOUNT MADE MY UNIVERSITY DECISION FOR ME.” Jenna Marr, BA Class of 2016
ABOUT THE MOUNT At the Mount, people are at the heart of what we do. We value the contributions of each of our students and celebrate the diversity of their stories and perspectives within our community. Throughout this book, you’ll hear just a few of these stories and learn more about the values that shape our world. Join us on campus and you’ll quickly see that Mount students and faculty are creating the change they wish to see in the world, building a better society that cares for and inspires its people. Whether your journey takes you to the classroom, the boardroom, or the science lab, our community is ready to help you become a champion for positive change.
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OUR LEGACY Since our founding by the Sisters of Charity 140 years ago, the Mount has continued an impressive legacy of commitment to the advancement of women, to social justice, and to supporting and nurturing accessible learning for all members of our community.
THE MARGARET NORRIE MCCAIN CENTRE FOR TEACHING, LEARNING AND RESEARCH
2013 Honorary Doctorates: Lorna Crozier, Arlie Hochschild, and Suzie LeBlanc
HONOURING WOMEN: THE WOMEN’S WALL OF HONOUR
Slated to open in December 2014, the McCain Centre will offer students 49,600 square foot facility will be contemporary and technology-rich, providing a new home for the departments of Communication Studies, Business Administration, Tourism & Hospitality Management, and Women’s Studies.The McCain Centre will be the only building on a Canadian campus dedicated throughout to celebrating and honouring the lives and stories of women. The Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender and Social Justice, the Dr. Rosemarie Sampson Centre on Aging, and the Centre for Women in Business
The Riva Spatz Women’s Wall of Honour celebrates the Mount’s rich legacy of advancing the lives of women. Located at the entrance of the McCain Centre, this living tribute will be the only one of its kind in Canada. The names and stories of over 300 women from all walks of life will be featured in a garden-like setting, celebrating women’s contributions to business, public policy, family life, academic, the arts, sciences, and community.
MOUNT FACTS ESTABLISHED IN 1873 AS ONE OF THE ONLY INSTITUTIONS IN CANADA DEDICATED TO THE EDUCATION OF WOMEN
30 000 ALUMNI
Mount made $1.9 million available for scholarships and bursaries in 2012-13
3105 UNDERGRADUATE; 1115 GRADUATE (March 2013)
75% FEMALE 25% MALE
Over 275 undergraduate and graduate courses offered by distance education, including 10 undergraduate and 4 graduate degrees offered online FACULTY TO STUDENT RATIO OF 18:1
49% OF STUDENTS FER NS NTS A R DE %T 25 STU
13% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM 54 COUNTRIES
5 VARSITY SPORTS PROGRAMS OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: MYSTICS OFFICIAL SCHOOL COLOURS BLUE AND WHITE 52 ACAA (ATLANTIC) ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 7 CCAA (CANADIAN) ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Two Canada Research Chairs
38.5 ACRES OF LUSH GREEN SPACE, LOCATED JUST MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN HALIFAX AVERAGE CLASS SIZE OF 25 STUDENTS
CONSIDERED “CANADA’S SMART CITY” MORE THAN TWO THIRDS OF HALIFAX’S POPULATION HAS A TRADE, COLLEGE, OR UNIVERSITY DESIGNATION
Halifax is the ideal place to be a student. A historic city of 400 000, it’s bursting at the seams with funky cafes, trendy bars and restaurants. You
Halifax ranked number six on the Top 10 Large Cities in Canada according to a 2013 survey by MoneySense
and a rambling waterfront boardwalk that takes in must-see landmarks like the Seaport Farmers’ Market and the impressive Historic Properties, yet its laid-back vibe and friendly people will make you feel right at home. With six post-secondary institutions, Halifax has nearly 50 000 students from all corners of the world, and is a welcoming city proud of its diversity. As the economic and cultural engine of Atlantic Canada, Halifax is also the perfect launching pad for your future career.
‘Atlantic Canada’s’ sports capital, with the downtown Halifax Metro Centre, home to both the QMJHL 2013 Memorial Cup champions, the Halifax Mooseheads hockey team, and the Halifax Rainmen basketball team MAJOR THEATRES INCLUDE NEPTUNE THEATRE AND SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA IN POINT PLEASANT PARK
Spring Garden Road, with boutique shopping, yoga studios, and great bistros, is one of the trendiest shopping districts in Canada
HALIFAX HAS OVER 200 RESTAURANTS AND BARS AND CLOSE TO 60 SIDEWALK CAFES
A LEADER IN RESEARCH Mount research is leading the way in areas of provincial, national, and
Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal
of food security, aging, literacies, and social economy. UNIQUE RESEARCH UNITS ON CAMPUS Research Chairs (all held by women): Policy Analysis Learning Disabilities and Engineering (Atlantic)
and Women Network
FACILITIES WORKING FOR YOU As part of a recent $3.4 million investment in new facilities, the Mount recently upgraded new biology and chemistry labs. In 2013, construction began on the new Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research. The McCain Centre will house some of the Mountâ€™s signature academic programs, and will combine state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly technology and classroom space in a building dedicated
“RESEARCH IS WHAT GETS YOU INTO GRAD SCHOOL; TO HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING ON REAL STUDIES IS IMPERATIVE.” Anika Needham-Reece, Bachelor of Arts, Class of 2015
DR. TAMARA FRANZ-ODENDAAL – EMPOWERING GIRLS IN SCIENCE
DR. PATTY WILLIAMS – ENGAGING COMMUNITIES FOR FOOD SECURITY
Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal is actively developing networks of role models in science and engineering for girls across Atlantic Canada in an effort to increase gender equality in these
Dr. Patty Williams has built over a decade of collaborative research on the matter of food security. Through the Food Action Research Centre, she leads bi-annual participatory food costing research identifying the gap between household incomes and the cost of a basic nutritious diet. Conducted in part by
Science and Engineering, she has connected thousands of junior and senior high students with mentors through robotics camps, science retreats, and webinars.
across the province.
DR. JANICE KEEFE – IMPROVING LIFE FOR SENIORS Dr. Janice Keefe gerontology and Director of the Rosemarie Sampson Centre on and dementia, seniors housing, and continuing care has been internationally recognized for creating policy change to improve the long term quality of life and health of the elderly.
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YOUR STUDENT EXPERIENCE CONNECTED TO OUR COMMUNITY Community outreach is a big part of life at the Mount. The University works alongside organizations such as Feed Nova Scotia, the Centre for Women in Business and the United Way to foster the learning experiences of the Mount providing students and staff with access to sustainably managed food. CARITAS DAY: A HISTORY OF GIVING BACK
“The concept of ‘community’ is just starting to emerge in the Chinese language. Coming to the Mount allowed me to be involved and contribute to life-changing experiences. The Mount taught me the concept of the English word ‘community,’ and it helped me feel like I belonged.” Meng Zhao, BPR 2010, creator of Dakai Magazine, a bi-lingual publication sharing stories across Maritime and Chinese culture.
Every January, members of the Mount community participate in a day of caring, also known as Caritas Day. In 1951, the Mount found itself searching campus at the time. People all over Halifax opened their doors to host students and classroom lectures. The community’s response was so inspirational to the Mount community that the Sisters of Charity established Caritas Day to remember these tremendous acts of kindness. Every year on this day, Mount students volunteer with local community organizations such as Feed Nova Scotia, and in 2012, a group travelled to New York City to work with the city’s homeless population.
“IT’S GREAT TO HAVE A MIX OF PROFESSORS ON CAMPUS. SOME ARE TRUE ACADEMICS AND OTHERS, LIKE MYSELF, ARE INSTRUCTORS WHO ALSO WORK PROFESSIONALLY ON A DAILY BASIS.” Janice Landry, Part time instructor in the department of communication studies,
GET INVOLVED The Mount is known for its commitment to social justice and giving back to our community. With fundraising events, societies and clubs, or traveling abroad to countries in need, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
“One of the best choices I ever made was joining societies that gave me both leadership opportunities, and the chance to help out when needed. This gives me the balance to continue volunteering my time to these societies while keeping up with schoolwork.” Vincent University Students’ Union President, BPR ‘14
VOLUNTEERING The Mount has a Co-Curricular Recognition Program. It’s a non-academic record of all volunteer and leadership activities our students take part in. Once you begin your Co-Curricular Record, you can request a copy at any time to add to your resume and portfolio. Students are also honoured each year at awards ceremonies such as the A. Garnet Brown Memorial Student Awards Night Gala. Each year, the Mount Students’ Union brings all facets of the university together for the annual awards ceremony to celebrate our students’ success in the areas of volunteering, fundraising, leadership and athletic achievements. There are many on-campus opportunities you can take advantage of while at the Mount. The following are just a few of those areas. Check the Students’ Union website at mountstudents.ca to learn more.
Our Values | Ta’n teli-ketlamsitasultiek
ABORIGINAL STUDENT CENTRE MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY TA’N L’NU’K ETL MAWITA’JIK AQ MELKUKTIMI’TIT KISI APOQNMASIN AQ KINA’MASIN WEN L’NUIKTUK.
Newly opened in February 2013, the Aboriginal Student Centre offers an educational and culturally engaging space where all students are welcome to study, hang out, and learn more about Aboriginal culture from a growing collection of resource materials available in their library. The ASC was created as a place where all students could seek advice and feel at home, especially Aboriginals considering post-secondary education. Centre staff are available to provide academic advising and counseling for the Mount’s Aboriginal students. resource materials
GLOBAL CONNECTIONS The Mount boasts a vibrant international student community from over 50 countries, a range of study abroad programs across the globe, and a wealth of international faculty research. The Mount is your place to develop global connections and to grow into your own role as a ‘global citizen.’ Live Your World: Student Exchange Program The Mount has 16 student exchange programs spread throughout the world. Take advantage of our connections and spend a semester in Spain, Russia, Korea, Ukraine, Sweden, Estonia, France, or Kenya. Spend an intensive few weeks in China as part of the China Summer Institute to learn more about the world’s second-largest economy. Develop your leadership skills, learn a new language, and prepare for an international career while you earn credit toward your degree. For adventures and stories from Mount exchange
International Student Admissions The Mount’s International Education Centre is here for you, providing personal, academic, and immigration advising for a smooth cultural transition as you begin your studies in Canada. From the start, you’ll be immersed into Canadian culture, enjoying campus life, and making new friends from all around the world. International students must have completed high school and must submit acceptable score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Training Systems (IELTS), or complete English Language training at one of our partnering language schools.
RESIDENCE There’s something to be said about a place where you can hang out, study or have a few friends over. The Mount’s three on-campus residences offer convenience, safety and the comforts of home, including Wi-Fi and Assisi Hall has your social life and easy conveniences all wrapped up with kitchenettes, lounges, laundry areas and direct indoor access to the Rosaria Dining Hall. You will feel secure with Assisi’s 24-hour security and information desk just downstairs. Traditional single dorm room size: 12’ x 9.5’ (approximately). rooms. It’s a co-op environment too, so there’s a social network built right in. Each townhouse has Wi-Fi, a lounge, a kitchen, a laundry room and a storage room. Room size: 11’ x 10’ (approximately).
Our quick cuisine in the Seton Café offers everything from hot meals to boxed lunches while
tracking food dollars and meal swipes. This option lets you pay per meal or with a meal plan membership if you prefer. Try cooking classes, enjoy ethnic theme nights and chef specials, all in a welcoming environment that boasts wide winter days.
Westwood is a 19+ residence geared for senior and transfer students. Westwood includes mostly four-bedroom fully furnished apartments. Each has a living room, kitchen and two full bathrooms. We’ve taken care of Wi-Fi, local phone service and laundry throughout. The best part is all of your bills are covered in one fee!
Rosaria Dining Hall also provides a myPantry experience to the students. myPantry is your own kitchen away from home. We will keep a fully-functioning kitchen stocked with your grocery requests allowing you to customize meals and make some of your favourites!
Single dorm room size: 20’ x 8.5’ (approximately) Apartment-style room size: 13’ x 8.5’ (approximately)
@GOTOTHEMOUNT THIS CAMPUS IS BEAUTIFUL AND IT’S SO EASY TO GET AROUND! I CAN’T WAIT TO START IN SEPTEMBER! :)
ATHLETICS/ RECREATION AT THE MOUNT programs, volunteering, leadership opportunities and varsity athletics, Mount
and fully equipped conditioning centre and gym facilities. All Mount students are automatically members of the Mount Fitness Centre so drop in and take advantage of your membership. It’s no cliché: a strong body fuels a strong mind. Yoga, karate, kick boxing,
as Salsa, Flamenco and Hip Hop. Join in and do something for yourself! COMPETE WITH THE BEST
ACAA CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
CCAA ACADEMIC ALL CANADIAN TITLES
CCAA ALL CANADIANS
ACAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ACAA COACH OF THE YEAR
ACAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
A serious athlete? We’ve got the goods for you too: The Mount Mystics. Be teams (women’s basketball, volleyball and soccer; men’s basketball and soccer). You will be among the best. The Mount is the all time leader in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association Titles for Women’s and Men’s Basketball, and Women’s Volleyball and the winners of seven Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Titles.
“The health service staff is sort of the ‘chicken soup department’ of the university as we provide the personalized and friendly care that students need to help them stay well and focused on their studies.”
Diane has been a key member of the Mount staff for nearly 40 years, and during that time, has taken care of literally thousands of students as they deal with the excitement and challenges of starting a university career.
Diane Tinkham, RN, Manager of Health Services
“HAVING OSCAR AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS HAS MADE SUCH A GREAT DIFFERENCE. ONE OF THE POSITIVE SIDE EFFECTS IS THAT HE HAS HELPED TO DE-STIGMATIZE COUNSELLING SERVICES SO STUDENTS FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE ASKING FOR HELP.” Marriam Abou-El-Haj, Mount Psychologist Oscar, Mount Therapy Dog Companion 15
STUDENT SERVICES – SUPPORTING YOU Your student experience is important to us. At the Mount, we have a variety of services to support you throughout the year including Counselling Services, Career Planning Services,
Library staff are available to help at the Access Services Desk, by phone, via e-mail and via live chat. Friendly and helpful librarians by discipline are also available for research help and students are encouraged to contact their librarian for assistance.
Life, the Writing Resource Centre, and Study Skills workshops. HEALTH SERVICES
and task: quiet, group-work oriented and active. Find perfect places to study, prepare presentations, meet and socialize.
Located on campus, the Mount’s Health Services is a full service clinic committed to helping you get well and stay well. Open to the entire Mount community, including students, faculty, staff, alumnae as well as to the surrounding community, there are two doctors and a nurse on staff who provide physical exams,
The Library also offers a university credit course, Introduction to Research in the Information Age (LIBR 2100). This course critically examines information and knowledge, and will sharpen your research and communications skills.
and pains. LifeMark Physiotherapy is also part of Health Services. You will be well taken care of by its massage therapist, physiotherapist as well as everyday aches and pains. MOUNT LIBRARY The Mount Library is a huge resource for students connected to a network of libraries across Nova Scotia. Combined, Novanet houses over 2 million volumes, all of which are available and easily accessible to you by free delivery. There are even more quality resources available online 24/7 via the Mount Library’s website.
CAREER PLANNING SERVICES on or off campus. Many students work at the Fitness Centre, library, laboratories, Cafeteria, Students’ Union, or one of our many jobs funded through the Student Works Program. need can apply for on-campus positions that are part-time during the academic year and full-time in the summer. These positions are posted online in September and April. If you’re an international student, you can work on campus as soon as you arrive and off campus once you’ve studied full-time for six months.
REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION
As a co-op student, you will have at least one full year of paid work experience, a great resume and an impressive
Flexibility and accessibility are important to our students and the Mount offers more than 250 courses online. They are available to all students whether you live here or there. You donâ€™t have to be at a distance to take advantage of the convenience. In fact, many on-campus students complete their courses via online learning.
program in the Maritimes, Co-operative education is a valuable part of the Business Administration, Public Relations and Tourism and Hospitality Management programs. Since 2008, more than 80% of co-op grads have landed a job in their able to develop a network of employer contacts and be better prepared for the work force. Co-op students alternate academic terms with a variety of employers from government,
Our learning technologies include an online course management system and web-based virtual classrooms. Video featured in many courses can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. No matter the media, you can take your courses with you.
YOU’VE GOT TO STAND OUT. YOU’VE GOT TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND. THE MOUNT SUPPORTS YOUR QUEST TO DO THAT. KEVIN ROBINSON, BBA ‘12
PROGRAMS FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE Bachelor of Arts Applied Human Nutrition * Applied Statistics ** Business Administration * Canadian Studies Child and Youth Study *
Psychology Public Policy Studies Sociology/Anthropology Spanish ** Religious Studies **
Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Study) (Practicum required) Bachelor of Business Administration (Co-operative Education option)
- International Option
Communication Technology *
Bachelor of Science
Computer Science *
Family Studies +
Gerontology + History
FACULTY OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
- General - Management - Marketing - Strategic Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Public Relations (Co-operative Education required) Bachelor of Science (Applied Human Nutrition) (Internship option for Dietetics program) - Dietetics
Information Technology *
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Bachelor of Education (Applicants may pursue a Bachelor of Education after receiving an undergraduate degree)
Philosophy & Religion *
Bachelor of Science (Science Communication) (Internship or Major Project Seminar required)
Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management (Co-operative Education or Practicum required)
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES Master of Applied Human Nutrition Master of Arts in Child and Youth Study Master of Arts in Communications Master of Arts in Education Master of Arts in Family Studies and Gerontology Master of Arts in School Psychology
French, Tourism and Hospitality Management; diplomas in Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies Saint Mary’s University) Master of Education Master of Science in Applied Human Nutrition
+ Denotes subjects offered only as combined majors, minors and concentrations
Master of Public Relations
* Denotes subjects offered only as minors
PhD in Educational Studies
** Denotes subjects offered only as minors and concentrations
Research Master of Arts
St. Francis Xavier)
MOUNT SAINT VINCENT BECOMES THE FIRST INDEPENDENT WOMEN’S COLLEGE IN THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH TO GRANT DEGREES TO WOMEN
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BACHELOR OF ARTS Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) challenges you to think, consider, debate and decide. You will explore the world through a range of subjects, disciplines and approaches and be prepared for a future of adventure and experience. A BA promotes independent and creative thinking and provides a range of skills founded on effective research, analysis and communication. You will build a diverse and endless. You can even explore the option of taking a professional minor in Applied Human Nutrition, Business Administration, Child and Youth Study, Communications Technology, Information Technology or Tourism and Hospitality Management.
| For more information, visit msvu.ca and choose Programs and Departments CAREER OPTIONS... teacher, librarian, writer, public administrator, translator, social worker, counsellor, researcher, editor, project manager *some of these careers may require further study
â€œThe truth of our economy and society is that we need people who can imagine possibilities. We owe it to our students and to the public to cultivate that skill.â€? Dr. Jeff MacLeod, Chair and Associate Professor, Political & Canadian Studies
BACHELOR OF ARTS (CHILD & YOUTH STUDY) The only degree of its kind in Atlantic Canada, the Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Study) program offers theoretical and practical knowledge with an emphasis on learning, communication and critical thinking skills. The program requires more than 500 hours of practicum experience in settings including diverse child care centres, pre-schools, family centres, early intervention programs, youth programs, and health care settings. Some graduates go on to study social work, education, speech and language and occupational therapy or go on to take the Master of Arts in Child and Youth Study at the Mount.
| “Helping teach those who are small is my ‘something big’.”
CAREER OPTIONS FOR YOU... early interventionist, youth care worker, daycare administrator, early childhood educator
Tianna Murphy, BA (Child and Youth Study) Class of 2014
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION The Bachelor of Business Administration will provide you with a specialized education in the principles and the practices of business management. The study of marketing, human resources, economics, management and education student, you will get a full year of paid work experience before you graduate. You will also build a professional portfolio and an impressive resume.
| CAREER OPTIONS FOR YOU... accountant, human resources manager, advertising specialist, manager, banker, brand and product manager, sales manager, vice president, CEO, an entrepreneur
â€œSome of our best known local experts guide students through a unique social entrepreneurship experience. The highs and lows of developing and running a social enterprise for themselves is a valuable learning opportunity that lets students see first-hand the impact a business can have on the community.â€? Professor, Business Administration & Tourism, and coordinator of the Social Entrepreneur for a Day Conference.
“Someone once told me a B.Ed. degree is like a passport to the world; I know I see it that way. If you are willing to explore your options, try new things, and take a chance, it can take you anywhere.” Katelyn Aucoin, BA ‘11, BEd ‘13
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION Whether you are interested in working with young children, adolescents, or adults in a classroom, in a community or business setting, provincially, nationally or internationally, the B.Ed. program provides you with the foundation for becoming an educator. The B.Ed. degree is a two-year program for which you must already have an undergraduate degree to enter. For most, it provides professional preparation
psychology, educational foundations or lifelong learning. The Mount’s focus on alternative and community-based placements in a variety of educational settings offers you the opportunity to use your degree in many ways following graduation.
| CAREER OPTIONS FOR YOU…Elementary teacher, Secondary Teacher, Adult Educator, Community Educator, Corporate Trainer, Educational Administrator, International teaching opportunities
“The professors were very personable with us. I always had a sense of belonging. As a teacher, I would want to make my students feel the same way.” Erin Van Dusen, BA ’09, BEd ‘12
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Science is part of almost everything we see in the world around us - from the plane that takes you to your vacation destination to the smart phone in your pocket. If you are interested in learning about the world around you then a Bachelor of Science degree is for you. Science looks at the big questions we all face today - from how to tackle global warming to how to treat the widespread diseases that plague our world’s population. A Bachelor of Science degree will not provide you with answers to all these questions but it will teach you how to frame the problems and how If you already know what branch of science interests you the most, then you can focus on that discipline within your Bachelor of Science degree. If you are not yet sure which area of science will be most interesting to you,
“The Mount gave me opportunities to both develop and demonstrate my leadership abilities. My experiences at the Mount better prepared me for my future career and greatly assisted me in being accepted to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the Atlantic Veterinary College.” Brittni Milligan, BSc ‘11
“IT WAS THE FEEL OF THE CLASSES THAT SURPRISED ME THE MOST. THEY’RE INTERACTIVE AND STUDENTS CAN SPEAK FREELY.” James Jabalee, BSc (Honours) ‘12
within science and see how they are related to each other. Some of the most innovative ideas and exciting advances have come from teams of scientists working together across various disciplines. If you enjoy science join our Bachelor of Science program and learn how your career in science can make a difference in the world.
| For more information visit msvu.ca and click on Programs and Departments CAREER OPTIONS FOR YOU... doctor, psychologist, pharmacist, dentist, teacher, researcher, computer programmer, veterinarian *some of these careers may require further study
James Jabalee, recipient of the President’s Prize and NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award. James also won an award to present his honours thesis research at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego in April 2012.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED HUMAN NUTRITION The Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition prepares you for the professional practice of dietetics or for a range of careers in nutrition. “Getting the next generation of food industry professionals introduced to their value early will hopefully result in healthier products on the shelves in years to come.” Dr. Bohdan Luhovyy, Associate Professor of Applied Human Nutrition and host of Mission ImPULSEible, a food product development
Hands-on learning is at its core. You will get out of the classroom and into work placements, research projects and professional association activities. There are two programs for you to consider: dietetics and nutrition. If you’re thinking of a career as a registered dietitian, dietetics is for you. With the Mount, you will complete up to a year’s worth of internship hours in one of the largest dietetic internship programs in Canada. If you’re open to other career options, nutrition may be best. Nutrition is for students who want to combine nutrition studies with more electives.
| CAREER OPTIONS FOR YOU... policy analyst, educator, researcher, professional dietitian, nutritionist
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (SCIENCE COMMUNICATION) The Bachelor of Science (Science Communication) is one of the Mount’s newest programs. An interdisciplinary degree, the BSc (Science Communication) is unique among both communication and science programs in Canada. Science is a part of our everyday lives and affects many of the decisions we make on a daily basis, and yet science is widely misunderstood. The goal of science communication is to improve the public understanding of science. Our students learn critical thinking, problem-solving, science writing and campaign planning. In addition, you will improve your own science literacy by studying a wide variety of sciences and by choosing a personal interest to focus on from biology, chemistry or psychology. Graduates may move directly into science communication positions in private organizations, government or media, or pursue further professional or graduate education in areas such as law, medicine, dentistry, health administration, communicators and develop an exciting career for yourself.
| CAREER OPTIONS FOR YOU... science animator (science museums), science media specialist, researcher, physician, environmentalist, science documentary maker, health activist, educator, research coordinator, science writer, science policy analyst.
“When you are a science communicator, you are doing the hard thinking. It means distilling, translating, and communicating science to the public. We bridge the gap between those making the decisions about science and those being affected by them.” Matt Kennedy, BScSC ‘13
BACHELOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS The Bachelor of Public Relations is the premiere credential for public relations and corporate communication professionals in Canada and is recognized internationally. Graduates of the program are sought after across Canada for their highly developed writing, editing, research, communication and strategic planning skills. The degree requires three, four-month co-operative terms of paid work, providing a full year of experience prior to graduation. Canadian Public Relations Society.
“If I didn’t have the PR and communications experience that I gained at the Mount, there is no doubt I would not have made it to where I am today in this competition, or in my career thus far.”
CAREER OPTIONS FOR YOU... public relations technician or manager, communications advisor investor relations manager, account executive, employee relations manager, event planner, public relations consultant, press secretary, corporate writer.
April Whitzman, BPR ‘11, Founder of
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“The professors here want to help students reach their goals. Many of my own professors know what I want to do 10 years from now because they sat with me, talked about the future and offered great advice.” Angela Muise, BTHM ‘13
BACHELOR OF TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT to Tourism and Hospitality Management. The Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management combines practical business principles with tourism and hospitality theory. It offers a full year of paid co-operative work experience and the option to specialize in Hospitality Management or Tourism Development. You will build a solid foundation in tourism and hospitality take on a management position.
| CAREER OPTIONS FOR YOU... teacher, entrepreneur, hotel manager, restaurant manager, conference attendant, vice president, CEO
THERE ARE 1.66 MILLION PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN TOURISM RELATED OCCUPATIONS IN CANADA AND THAT NUMBER IS PROJECTED TO HIT 1.95 MILLION BY 2015. According to the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council 2010
ALEXA MCDONOUGH CHOSEN LEADER OF THE NS NDP, THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD A MAJOR CANADIAN POLITICAL PARTY. IN 2009, SHE BECOMES THE MOUNT’S 11TH PRESIDENT. Visit our Facebook Timeline to learn more. 30
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ENGLISH (MIN. 65%)
BACHELOR OF: Arts Arts (Child and Youth Study) Business Administration Public Relations Science Science Communication Science in Applied Human Nutrition
ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC AVERAGE
1 Science 1 Chemistry & 1 Science 1 Chemistry & 1 Science
4 other courses 4 other courses 3 other courses 3 other courses 2 other courses 1 other course 1 other course
70% with no mark below 60% 70% with no mark below 60% 70% with no mark below 60% 70% with no mark below 60% 70% with no mark below 60% 70% with no mark below 60% 70% with no mark below 60%
3 other courses
70% with no mark below 60%
Tourism and Hospitality Management
to declare a major in Economics or Math.
MATH COURSES THAT MEET ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Alberta British Columbia Manitoba
Nova Scotia Ontario
Applied Math 30, Pure Math 30, Math 31 Applications of Math 12, Principles of Math 12, Calc 12 Applied Math 40S, Pre-Cal 40S Trig & 3-Space 121/122, Adv. Math w/Intro to Calc 120/Math 122, Calc 120 Math 3204, 3205, 3207 Adv. Math 12, Math 12, Pre-calc 12, Calc 12 Data Mgmt (MDM4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calc & Vectors (MCV4U)
PEI Quebec Outside Canada IB Curriculum
Math 621A, 621B, 611A CEGEP Math Math B30, Math C30, Calc 30 Senior Level Math Standard or Higher Level Math (Math Studies does not meet Math requirements)
All courses are grade 12 academic or advanced.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO THE MOUNT IF YOU’VE GRADUATED FROM A CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL: Grade 12 English with a minimum grade of 65%. Four additional Grade 12 academic subjects with a minimum grade of 60%. Overall average of 70% (students with an average of 65% to 69% are considered on a case-by-case basis).
SPECIAL ADMISSION INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL, MATURE AND TRANSFER STUDENTS: International students must have completed high school with university translations from an authorized translator. English Test score (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS, …see Undergraduate Calendar for more information) or a letter of enrollment from an English Language School Program. Mature students transcript of their high school mark (please refer to Undergraduate Calendar Transfer students must submit transcripts of all post-secondary education and course descriptions. You must also be in good academic standing, with a GPA of at least 2.0 or 65%, and meet individual program requirements. Please note that transfer credits not under an articulation agreement are assessed on an individual basis after you have been accepted to the Mount. You can transfer up to 50% of the course requirements for your intended program. International Baccalaureate students will be accepted with a predicted score of 24 or above. Advanced university credit may be granted for particular Higher Level courses with scores of 5, 6 or 7. Students can receive up to 5.0 units of university credit.
TUITION & OTHER FEES ESTIMATED COSTS BASED ON 2013-2014 FIGURES. FOR A FULL-TIME STUDENT (10 COURSES)
AVERAGE COSTS FOR SEPTEMBER TO APRIL
Canadian Student Tuition $6,066.50 - $6396.50 Students’ Union Medical and Dental* $405.00 International Student Tuition $11,968.50 - $12,298.50 International Student Health Plan** $618.00 Textbooks and Supplies $800-$1200 (depending on program) Students’ Union Fees $188.65 Other Fees $334.65
Single (Birches 1 - 4 or Assisi Hall) $8,751 (includes meal plan) Double (Assisi Hall) $8,030 (includes meal plan) Single (Birch 5 mature/international) $5,412 (plus $790.50 meal plan) Single (Westwood) $9,491 (includes meal plan) Apartment (Westwood, per occupant) $6,223 (plus $790.50 meal plan)
* The medical and dental plans are mandatory for all full-time on-campus undergraduate students unless you are covered under an ** International students are required to take the International Student Health Plan unless they are covered by MSI (Nova Scotia’s assessed for the Students’ Union Medical Plan
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID NOVA SCOTIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT BURSARY PROGRAM For the period from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014, all by the province) are entitled to a $256.60 per credit tuition reduction, in the form of a bursary, from the Nova Scotia Provincial Government. Other Canadian students will receive a tuition reduction in the amount of $52.20 per credit. This reduction is
SCHOLARSHIPS The Mount makes available more than $1.9 million in scholarships and bursaries to students each year. You will be guaranteed a scholarship if you are a high school (domestic or international) applicant with an 80% or higher average if you apply by March 15th. Entrance scholarships may be available to transfer students as well.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE credit, bursary applications and budgeting. They administer three types of bursaries at the Mount – Entrance, In Course and Student Works. You will receive your Entrance bursary application in your acceptance package.
GRAND OPENING OF VINNIE’S PUB TAKES PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 26TH
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YOUR FIVE EASY STEPS TO BECOME A MOUNT STUDENT
VISIT CAMPUS! Between our personalized campus tours program, Open Campus Day and Explore the Mount, you have plenty of ways to come on campus and get to know the Mount. Book your tour today at , or mark your calendar for: Open Campus Day – Friday, November 1, 2013 Explore the Mount – Friday, February 28, 2014
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APPLY FOR RESIDENCE! Starting in the Fall, you can complete the application quickly and easily online; we start processing the applications in early March and you will get your room assignment as soon as possible.
APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS The entrance scholarship deadline is March 15, 2014. You will be automatically considered for an entrance scholarship if you submit a completed undergraduate application to the Mount by that date. If you applied earlier in the school year, send us your most recent transcript. Our major student leadership scholarships – the Presidential Scholarship and the Student Leadership Award – are available to high-achieving entering students. To be considered for these, you must complete a separate application. Transfer students who come to the Mount through articulation agreements with Nova Scotia Community College, Holland College and New Brunswick Community College will be assessed for transfer student entrance scholarships.
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