While they will always be Cyclones, our grads are about to become Gryphons, Golden Gaels, Lions, and Badgers (Brock and Wisconsin) at universities across Canada and abroad.
Queen’s University has once again captured the hearts of the largest group of our graduating class with 11 of our best and brightest heading to Kingston. This year Wilfrid Laurier shares top destination status, followed closely by McMaster, Guelph, Western and University of Toronto. For the third year in a row St. Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia gets the furthest from CDS, while still in Canada award, followed closely by Mount Allison and Dalhousie.
Across the border and the pond, our grads are pursuing their studies at 6 destinations in the UK and four in the US. London, England may have to join London, Ontario on the GY University trip with three grads set to attend university within the city limits next year (The London School of Economics and Political Science, King’s College London and University College London).
In yet another example of the balance that we strive for here at CDS, there is a broad range of academic and professional disciplines being pursued by this group of grads. The Life and Physical Sciences, including Engineering degrees lead the way having been selected by 36% of our grads, with the, Humanities and Social Sciences following close behind with 32%. Business programs account for 22% of the selected areas of study with Professional programs (direct entry Law and Nursing) at 6%. The Visual and Performing Arts round out the categories at 4%, including one student who will be attending the Boston Conservatory at the Berklee College of Music.
Some unique and interesting disciplines include: Equine Management, International Relations, Industrial Engineering, Media Production & Design, Science and Aviation and Musical Theatre. On the Commerce front, CDS students have accepted offers from Rotman, Ivey, Schulich and the Smith School at Queen’s, among other top schools.
A few students have decided to defer or forgo offers of admission to travel, work and build lifelong experiences before pursuing post-secondary studies. The “Gap Year” is a time-honoured tradition in many parts of the world, and the value of an experiential year is becoming more and more popular in Canada and at CDS.
Wherever they are headed, we will miss them but know that they will make us proud!