Havergal College Grad Profile 2018

Learn about Havergal College's graduates from the Class of 2018.

HAVERGAL COLLEGE Grad Profile 2018

Congratulations to the 125 students of Havergal’s Class of 2018 who have chosen to attend universities both in Canada and abroad. We wish them the best of luck in their areas of study.

University Destinations


United States — 12%

Canada — 82%

Barnard College / Columbia University (SEAS 3+2) 1

Acadia University 1 Carleton University 1 Dalhousie University 2 McGill University 11 McMaster University 3 Queen’s University 40 Ryerson University 2


Bentley College 1 Brown University 1 Georgetown University 1 Kenyon College 1 New York University 1


Northeastern University 1 Parsons School of Design 1 Princeton University 2 The New School 1 University of California (Los Angeles) 1

St. Francis Xavier University 2 University of British Columbia 4 University of Guelph 1 University of King’s College 4

International — 6%

University of Toronto 12 University of Waterloo 7 Western University 12

University of Chicago 1 Vanderbilt University 1 Yale University 1

Central Saint Martins 1 Durham University 1

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies: University of Edinburgh 1

University College London 1 University of St. Andrews 1 University of Warwick 1

Other Offers of Admission

Bates College Berklee College of Music

Mount Allison University Ontario College of Art and Design Quest University Ringling College of Art and Design Savannah College of Art and Design Simon Fraser University Syracuse University Temple University Trent University Trinity University University of Bristol University of California (San Diego)

University of California (Santa Barbara) University of Glasgow University of Miami University of Nottingham

Boston University Brock University

Canadian Makeup University Carnegie Mellon University Chapman University College of William and Mary Durham University Johns Hopkins University King’s College London Miami University

University of Ottawa University of Victoria University of Washington University of Windsor Wesleyan University Wilfrid Laurier University York University

Top Areas of Study

38 Arts and Social Sciences

23 Business Management/ Commerce

13 Sciences (Biology, Life Sciences, Physics, Chemistry)

10 Engineering

(Computer, Biomedical, Mechanical, Surveying)

99% graduated as Ontario Scholars

$1.4M scholarships (renewable & non-renewable) offered to graduates


82% studying in Canada

12% studying in the United States

6% studying internationally




A+ 90–100 %

A 80–89 %

B 70–79 %

Passing Grade: 50%

Meet Some of Our Graduates from the Class of 2018

Danya Assaf

Queen’s University  COMMERCE

Danya enjoyed being Admissions Prefect in her Grad year because it gave her the opportunity to share her love of Havergal with others. She vividly remembers her tour of the school in Grade 3 and how it inspired her to join the community. During her eight years at Havergal, she was involved in the Community Council as well as the Soccer and Rowing teams. An experience that she will never forget is learning the art of cooking at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, France, through Havergal’s Global Experience Program. With a passion for math and business, Danya’s favourite high school courses were Grade 12 Accounting and Grade 12 Economics as well as AP Calculus and Vectors. She is currently pursuing a degree in Commerce at Queen’s University and hopes to be an entrepreneur one day. Outside of school, she was involved in Voices of Toronto, a local organization that uses art to voice the opinions of real citizens of Toronto. This experience has inspired her to be an ambassador for others as well. “I have been fortunate to receive an incredible education from Havergal and I feel it is my obligation as a Canadian Muslim woman to advocate for others whose voices may not be heard.”

At Havergal College, we offer our students the opportunity to excel in academics, arts, athletics and leadership. When you look at the 125 students in the 2018 graduating class, it is clear that these future leaders have the tools they need to succeed, whatever their passions. They have earned scholarships, created dynamic visionary projects, led their teams to victory and transformed the Havergal experience into unique versions of excellence.

Osuare Atafo

Selina Chow

Emma George

Brown University  HUMANITIES

University of British Columbia  SCIENCES

McMaster University  HEALTH SCIENCES

As the Boarding Prefect in her graduating year, Osuare moved from Milton, Ontario, to Havergal’s Boarding School in Grade 9. “It was a big change for me, coming from a small town. I didn’t know what to expect, but over the years being a Boarder has helped me become more self-aware and independent,” she says. During her four years at Havergal, Osuare was a member of the Field Hockey and Track & Field teams as well as the Pre-Med and HOSA-Future Health Professionals clubs. As Boarding Prefect, she worked with the Junior Dons to make the Boarding School a fun and comfortable home- away-from-home. In her spare time, she worked on the Lemonade Stand initiative at the Holland-Bloorview Kids Hospital Foundation. With a dream of becoming a doctor one day, Osuare is currently studying science at the University of British Columbia. “Everyone wants to have an impact in the world. I want to reach out and help people who are marginalized and less fortunate.”

Joining Havergal in Grade 1, Selina discovered her love of science and interest in medicine at an early age. During her secondary school years, she served as a research assistant at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in the fields of oncology and geriatrics. Having published 17 manuscripts and 11 book chapters in peer-reviewed medical journals, Selina also worked with a geriatrician at Sunnybrook to provide recommendations to the Canadian government for the national dementia strategy. She shared her passion for patient care with her peers at Havergal by establishing the Dementia Awareness Program, where students volunteer at a nursing facility and build intergenerational relationships with individuals with dementia. In 2015, Selina co-founded the Dignity for All program at Havergal College and Crescent School, aimed at helping newly arrived refugees from Syria. In addition to these activities, she led Havergal’s Cancer Education Group and Pre-Medicine Club, and was also a member of several co-curricular groups at school, including the Grenoble Homework Club, House Executive, Arts Council, Community Council, the Badminton team and the Orchestra, in which she played First Violin. Selina is currently studying in the Honours Health Sciences program at McMaster University, where she hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

With a passion for music, composition and writing, Emma was attracted to Havergal’s Music program and ensemble opportunities. As a new student in Grade 7, she immediately found her place in the Middle School Choir and was involved in various choirs, bands and orchestras throughout her time at the school, culminating in a position as Choir Head in her graduating year. Her talent and interests led her to Brown University, where she is focusing her studies on music composition, history and literature. “My favourite courses at Havergal were history, literature and the classics: subjects that blend history and art together to shed light on various eras,” she explains. Outside of the classroom, Emma supported her other passion for physics by volunteering at the David Dunlap Observatory, an astronomical observatory and research facility. A true academic, she feels that Havergal has provided her with a strong foundation of knowledge for her to pursue her dreams. “I’m looking forward to distilling down my true passions in the Humanities and continuing to dive deep into my fields of interest.”

Our Curriculum

Havergal College’s strong liberal arts program meets and exceeds the expectations of the Ontario Ministry of Education. All courses are university- preparatory and are at the advanced level. A credit is granted with the successful completion of a course for which a minimum of 110 hours has been scheduled. Many students elect to write Advanced Placement exams. Upon graduation, students receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Educational Philosophy Havergal offers a unique education based on leading instructional methods tailored to the learning needs of our students. Our fluid and adaptive program allows us to select those approaches that best serve our students while reflecting our core values of integrity, inquiry, compassion and courage. A liberal arts foundation fosters an attitude of inquiry and encourages students to be open to new ideas and varied perspectives. It cultivates the curiosity and collaborative mindset that a rapidly changing world demands. It also promotes the leadership qualities needed in this unpredictable global context: adaptability, innovation, courage, comfort with ambiguity and willingness to alter the status quo. Girls are prepared for a life of independence and impact. Our educational philosophy is inspired

Alexandra Jucan

Cassie Reale


Princeton University  ENGINEERING

Cassie loved leading the Gators as Captain (and goalie) of Havergal’s U20 Hockey team in her graduating year. During her six years at the school, she was involved in a variety of sports including hockey, basketball and softball. “I learned a lot of leadership skills through sports,” she says. She was honoured as Athlete of the Year in Grade 10 and won the Greisman Cup for softball in her graduating year. During her time in the Senior School, she was a member of House Executive and the Junior School Council and was elected as one of the Senior Year Presidents. Cassie is currently studying Engineering at Princeton University, where she is also goalie for the Princeton Tigers Women’s Hockey team. With a passion for the math side of engineering, she hopes to pursue a career in operations, research and financial engineering, developing algorithms for businesses. She looks forward to staying connected with the Havergal community as an Old Girl and hopes to change the status of female athletes by advocating for more equal opportunities.

Alexandra had a good gut feeling about Havergal when she came for her tour. “The school seemed very friendly, open and inclusive,” she says. Coming to Havergal in Grade 7, she was involved in a variety of activities including visual arts, field hockey, tennis, snowboarding, golf, Model UN and AIM camp in the summers. Over the years, her teachers continued to nurture her interests in art and science, which led her to look into different paths of study that combined the two. “I was studying cell generation and tissue engineering in Physics and I realized that this is what I am interested in doing as a career,” she says. “I like medicine and health sciences, but I also enjoy engineering and math. I want to use my creativity to develop the solutions to problems, which is the engineering side of science.” Alexandra is currently studying Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences at McMaster University, which is the perfect fit for her to fully develop her academic interests.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements — 30 Credits

18 Compulsory Credits 4 English (2 senior) 3 Mathematics 2 Science 1 French 1 Canadian History 1 Canadian Geography

1 Physical & Health Education 1 Arts 0.5 Civics 0.5 Career Studies

Health & Well-Being Havergal is committed to the wellness of each student and focuses on healthy, active living. Mindful of the need for balance, Havergal equips each girl with the tools she needs to respond to challenges. The school is a place of support, belonging and engagement. Every student is supported and cared for so that she may reach and maintain the highest level of physical, mental, social, emotional and cognitive health possible while attending Havergal. Leadership, Community & House At Havergal, every student from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 develops leadership skills through active participation in the school and broader community. Throughout her time at Havergal, each student belongs to one of 10 Houses. In the House system, girls come together in smaller, cross- grade groups and learn to cooperate for the common good and are given opportunities to develop the qualities of initiative and leadership. As she progresses through the Junior (JK to Grade 6), Middle (Grades 7 and 8) and Senior (Grades 9 to 12) Schools, her leadership opportunities and level of responsibility increase. Students at all levels share in the school’s commitment to many long-lasting community partnerships and, through their involvement, have opportunities to live the school’s mission: Preparing young women to make a difference .

as much by timeless principles as the tools of the modern age. We follow three strategies for an inspiring and connected student experience: • sparking excitement to learn through exploration and self-discovery; • encouraging self-directed learning and resourcefulness in each girl; and • focusing on active cross-disciplinary Co-curricular Activities Havergal College offers a wide range of co-curricular activities to meet the interests of students. Individual talents and interests can be pursued through activities and participation in clubs, athletics and school life, including more than 75 athletic teams and outstanding music, art, drama and literary programs. Spirituality at Havergal Built on Anglican values, Havergal honours its traditions while respecting diverse faiths. Community Prayers provide a focus for spiritual growth and include hymns and prayers, as well as opportunities to learn about other faiths and our role as global citizens. Each student is encouraged to reflect on, and to develop, her own spirituality. thinking and opportunities for mentorship and networking.

Plus 3 additional credits, consisting of 1 credit from each of the following groups: • Group 1: English (including the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course), French as a second language, classical languages, international languages, Native languages, Canadian and world studies, Native studies, social sciences and humanities, guidance and career education, cooperative education • Group 2: French as a second language, the arts, business studies, health and physical education, cooperative education • French as a second language, science (Grade 11 or 12), computer studies, technological education, cooperative education In addition to the compulsory credits, students must complete: 12 optional credits, 40 hours of community involvement activities and the provincial literacy requirement.

Senior Year Courses Accounting Advanced Functions Advanced Placement Advanced Functions & Calculus Advanced Placement Biology Advanced Placement French Advanced Placement Statistics Band Biology Calculus & Vectors Canadian & World Issues Canadian & World Politics Chemistry Classical Civilizations Communications Technology Computer Information & Science Data Management Drama

Economics Education Toward a Changing World English Language (core) English Literature French Financial Accounting Introductory Kinesiology Latin Law Mandarin Philosophy Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership Spanish Spanish Literature Strings Visual Art Vocal Music World History Since the 15th Century Writer’s Craft Physics Politics

Principal Helen-Kay Davy

Head of Guidance Heather Johnstone hjohnstone@havergal.on.ca

Guidance Counsellors Jennifer Mandala jmandala@havergal.on.ca Farisa Santos fsantos@havergal.on.ca Carrie Steele csteele@havergal.on.ca Kirsten Uhre kuhre@havergal.on.ca

Our School Havergal College is one of Canada’s pre-eminent

independent schools for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Founded in 1894, the school is situated on a 22-acre campus in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Approximately 920 students attend Havergal each year. After more than 120 years at the forefront of women’s education, Havergal College is grounded in the principles of a liberal arts education, committed to a culture of thinking and understanding and uniquely positioned to respond to student needs. Here, each girl develops independence of thought, emotional resilience and intellectual agility: everything she needs to make her mark. We guide each student to pursue her individual passions while exploring the frontier of her knowledge. In our mission to prepare young women to make a difference, we encourage curiosity and thoughtful engagement with the community.

Preparing young women to make a difference 1451 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario M5N 2H9

Tel: 416.483.3519 Fax: 416.483.6796 www.havergal.on.ca

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