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Great Reasons for Burnaby International Students to Visit UBC

Recognised as being one of the top 20 research universities in the world, UBC has a breathtakingly beautiful 400-hectare campus, surrounded by ocean and forest. Why wait until you graduate from high school to spend time at UBC? Like a city unto itself, with over 54,000 students on its Vancouver campus alone, UBC has facilities that will astound you.

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École Alpha Secondary: Focus on Burnaby’s Secondary Schools

École Alpha Secondary, located in North Burnaby, is one of the smaller secondary schools in the district. Founded in 1950, Alpha offers many Advanced Placement (AP) and Honours courses, French Immersion, a mini school for advanced learning, extensive trades training, a wide range of athletic teams, and an impressive visual and performing arts department.

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Burnaby Central High School

Burnaby Central: Spotlight on Burnaby’s Secondary Schools

Burnaby Central Secondary School’s building and surrounding facilities are a source of pride for its students. And for good reason: the gleaming new $55-million building opened its doors to great fanfare in 2012, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by then-Premier Christy Clark, and Minister of Education George Abbott.

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Spotlight on Burnaby’s Secondary Schools: Burnaby South

Burnaby South Secondary School serves students living in the catchment area of Burnaby bordering Boundary Road, the Fraser River, Metrotown, and Byrne Road. It was first established in 1922 with its current building opening in 1993. The school has approximately 1,700 students and has some notable alumni, including former BC Premier Christy Clark.

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How to Deal with a Burnaby Winter: Dressing like a Local

Winter is fast approaching and, for many international students, the weather for the next few months will be a big change from what it’s like at home. Fear not, however! Your fellow students will guide you in the right direction clothing-wise, and here are some tips that will get you through to the spring – although in Metro Vancouver you never know when you will need to put the umbrella away.

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Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.

Academics

Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.

Location

Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.

Facilities

Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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