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Mother of all Mothers

I would not be here today without her.  She was my cheerleader all these years...from the inception of my days at Vaz Preparatory, Wolmer's Girls, The American University of Paris/Sorbonne and Columbia University.

My first play written and directed off Broadway, she helped channel hordes of busses to make the production a success, heralding many accolades from Columbia University.

She was the formidable spine of the family.  I will miss her fiery demeanor, her strength, her love ....I will miss her.

Versan's blog takes a respite this week in honor of Doreen Marjorie Bramwell, a true champion of Versan.




Join us on February 19 for Preview Day!

Hi Sandra,

Don't forget, Webster University’s Spring Preview Day is coming up!

Come join us on campus for an engaging event where you'll hear firsthand from our current students, faculty, and staff! Get answers to your questions, explore academic options, delve into student life, and take part in a guided campus tour. Our comprehensive program covers everything from admission processes and financial aid to scholarships and academic programs. 

Date: Monday, February 19, 2024Time: 10AM - 3PMLocation: Webster University Campus

At Preview Day, you’ll get an insider’s look at everything Webster has to offer. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights and discover the Webster student experience. We can't wait to see you there!

Catch you later,Webster University Admissions


An important update regarding changes to IRCC's study permit process

Dear valued partner,

I hope this message finds you well. My name is Baihua Chadwick, I am the Vice-President International at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). I want to personally reach out to you on the recent announcement by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regarding significant changes to the international study permit process.

The well-being and academic success of our students is our top priority. While it's too early to provide specific details on the impacts of this announcement, rest assured that TRU is actively working to understand the potential effects on our students, their families and our network of partners.

IRCC has also updated their website to note that as of January 22, 2024, all study permit applications will require an attestation letter from the province or territory where they plan to study with their study permit application, except those who are exempt. The government of British Columbia is developing a process to create and distribute these attestation letters. These processes are expected to be in place by March 31, 2024.

Any study permit application without an attestation will be returned except for those who are exempt. Students enrolled in one of TRU's master's programs do not require an attestation letter. We are still working with the government closely to understand if any other programs at TRU are exempt from the attestation letter requirement.

We do not have any further information on this process therefore our recommendation is that students don’t submit their study permit application until we provide further updates from IRCC. Students admitted to master’s programs can go ahead with their study permit application.

Recognizing the national significance of these changes, we are collaborating with our government and industry partners. Your patience is appreciated, and should you have immediate concerns, contact our team at

We remain committed to supporting you and ensuring our students have the tools to succeed here at TRU. As we navigate these changes, we will update you and our students on relevant information as soon as we receive it.

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