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Did you know that approximately 35% of people between the ages of 15-24 will spend, on average, 140 hours a piece this year devoted to volunteer activities. To think... Some people consider students lazy!!

In all fairness, we must consider why students are volunteering at such a rate. For most, the truth is "out of necessity". Everything is getting more competitive: courses, schools, jobs. Students are just trying to keep up or, in some cases, stay ahead of their counterparts/competition.

One way to do this has always been volunteering for an organization. Today, it just so happens that in order to stay on par with the rest of the student body, you are going to have to spend a few more hours than you probably expected.

However, keep in mind that the advantages you get with volunteering happens to be much more than just a "Resume Builder". Take advantage of the opportunity. While it is obvious that you should choose an organization that supports a cause that you support, you should also consider the so called "real world" experience that it can offer.

Many organizations seeking volunteers are engaged in multi-million dollar projects. The expertise required for this type of undertaking brings together some of the brightest minds in the world. Playing even a small part in a large endeavour can prove to be very rewarding.



Euclid Mathematics Competition

The Canadian Mathematics Competition invites any student in Grade 12 to enter the Euclid Mathematics Contests. The Euclid Contest will consist of a multiple choice test and have a time limit of 60 minutes. The early bird registration deadline is...


How much does a Welder make in Alberta?

In Alberta, there is a wide range of hourly wages that welder's make. It really comes down to where you want to work. For example, if you were to live in Ft. McMurray, Alberta, you could expect to make nearly $15.00 more per hour than if you...


Sorbonne - University of Paris: Where Pierre Elliott Trudeau Attended

The Sorbonne, University of Paris IV, has been nourishing minds since the year 1257. The institution, which focuses mainly on literature, modern languages, history, and political and human sciences, would feed any mind looking to understand the...


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Recently Added Scholarships

1 Women in Trades Bursary $1,500
2 Jean Caya Scholarship $1,200
3 University of Calgary High School Awards $10,000
4 UBC Major Entrance Scholarships $40,000

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Ernest McCulloch
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Josephine Wilson
Family Physician of the Year
Darlene Hammell
Family Physician of the Year
Marshall Rothstein
Supreme Court of Canada
Louise Charron
Supreme Court of Canada