University 101 - A Click Away



    
    Globecampus.ca and The Globe's Canadian Universities Online Fair provide
    one stop shopping for prospective students
    

    TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - The Globe and Mail is going "back to school" in
a serious way with the launch of GlobeCampus.ca, a high-utility education
site, and its first-ever University Online Fair.
    GlobeCampus.ca is the go-to destination for students and parents wanting
the latest information about education issues and the post-secondary options
available to them. Powered by Globe and Mail journalists who provide the
latest education news, and now with expanded university information, tools and
resources, the site will be an essential resource for high school students,
parents, teachers and counselors.
    "Selecting a post-secondary institution is one of the most critical
decisions we make, but it's not easy to investigate, and then evaluate, the
many options that are available," said Simon Beck, Editor of Education
Reports, The Globe and Mail. "Our goal was to make GlobeCampus.ca a
personalized experience for students and their parents in a one-stop shop
environment to help them make the most informed decision possible together."
    Globecampus.ca will assist in finding the best school for each candidate
based on personalized criteria. From field of study to tuition costs, and
everything in between, this site caters to what is important to students.
    Research tools such as Money Finder and GlobeCampus Navigator, serve as
useful site resources for students helping in their decisions. Money Finder,
investigates different scholarships, and contains a financial directory,
Frequently Asked Answers, and financial calculators. The Globe's GlobeCampus
Navigator, Canada's best and most complete university search tool, allows
students to generate their own personal ranking by deciding how important they
consider certain indicators to be to their studies.

    Register for Canadian Universities Canadian Universities Online Fair and
get a chance to win $5,000!

    Backed by the power of The Globe and Mail and GlobeCampus.ca, the
Canadian Universities Online Fair, is one of the first virtual fair
initiatives for Canadian universities and their undergraduate programs.
Canada's top universities and many students are expected to participate.
    The Canadian Universities Online Fair, will run much like a traditional
event, but in a virtual setting. Students will be able to browse Canada's top
universities and meet with representatives from institutions to learn about
their undergraduate programs, download information, view videos and connect
with their peers to compare notes. This time and money saver will appeal to
both students and their parents as a smart, efficient way to check out the
post-secondary institution options available to them.
    "We're very excited by this initiative," said Beck. "The Globe has always
connected to Canada's best education audience. Now we're facilitating an
experience where students get information first-hand from the institutions
they are interested in, but in a format where they can interact and learn from
each other too."
    The Online Fair, which will take place on November 6, is currently open
for registration. Students who register for the Canadian Universities Online
Fair, are eligible to win $5,000 if they are enrolled in an accredited
university or college within 12 months of registering. That is tuition for a
year!
    iCongo Live, a leading software provider of virtual trade show and online
event management software developed and produced the site.
    The Fair will augment The Globe's print edition and annual guide to
Canadian universities scheduled for publication in late fall.

    MuchMusic "smart" blog looks for the 10 savviest musicians

    GlobeCampus.ca has also teamed up with MuchMusic, to bring fans the '10
Smartest and Savviest Musicians.' The new blogging site will feature blogs by
some of MuchMusic's most popular veejays and links directly to artist's blogs
and offers facts about their education and how they used their book smarts to
make it in the music biz. Everyone is invited to join in on this conversation.
    The Globe's new education initiatives are being supported with a robust
fully integrated online and print media campaign.
    Visit <a href="http://www.globecampus.ca">www.globecampus.ca</a> for more information. To register for the
Canadian University Online Fair, visit: <a href="http://www.universityfair.globecampus.ca">www.universityfair.globecampus.ca</a>

    The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, is a division of
CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multi-media company, which also owns CTV Inc.,
Canada's number-one private broadcaster.





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