Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hi Skule STEM Competition

Hi-Skule is back with our 10th annual University of Toronto High School Design Competition. Our vision is to inspire young adults to pursue careers and opportunities in the STEM fields. High school students get an opportunity to learn about the engineering design process by solving an engineering issue. Students will have the chance to work in teams to solve the problem.

Hi-Skule’s UTHSDC will take place on Sunday, November 26 in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4, from 9 am - 4:45 pm. Students are required to purchase a ticket of $15.00 that will go towards the purchase of snacks and activities for the event. This event is welcome to all current high school students. Students are encouraged to form teams of 3 to 5 for the competition. If you are signing up individually, we will help you find a team for the competition.

To sign up for the event, please visit Participating students must also complete the google form to sign up for teams. Only one member from each team needs to fill out the form. If you are signing up inidividually, please fill out the form for yourself. Team Sign up form:

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email the HI-Skule team at

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Silicon Halton TU20 Cup 2017/2018

Work with a team and the help of a mentor over 2 months to innovate a solution to the yearly theme: How can we make education better with technology?

LINK to Tech Under Twenty website

Key Steps

1)  Sign up on Eventbrite
2) After signing up, register your team using our team registration form
3) Get matched with a Mentor
4) Work with your team and mentor to build a prototype and business plan
5) Attend in person and online workshops
6) Create a 5 minute pitch and business plan to sell your vision
7) Present on March 3rd 2018 to a panel of judges
8) Enjoy the event, meet your peers, learn about companies in the smart city space and enjoy the pitches!

Advanced Placement Exams

Writing an Advanced Placement Exam is an enrichment opportunity for ALL studentsTaking an AP Exam allows high school students to learn a subject in greater depth than a high school level course. There are 36 courses to choose from in 9 subject areas. 

See for course list.

Students who write and receive scores of 4 or 5 (A or A+) can receive credit at many universities in Canada, the U.S. and overseas.

Express your interest today!  GOOGLE FORM

Deadline to send payment and signed contract is December 7, 2017 CONTRACT

Bring to either Mr Pearce (period 2 room 101 or otherwise workroom 214) or
​Ms Boutilier (period 1 room 101 or otherwise workroom 208).

Friday, November 3, 2017

Climate Change Student Video Contest.

Calling all aspiring student videographers and filmmakers.  We want your creativity, your inspiration, and your video-making skills to spread the word about climate change and its impact on our world. Help inspire others to live sustainably and win great prizes!

It is with great pleasure that I announce a new student video filmmaker contest -  Focus ! Climate Change Student Video Contest.

The contest invites students (individually or in teams of up to 5 members) to use their imagination and video-making skills to make a short film (maximum 5 minutes) about climate change. Full details are available on our website at: .

Fantastic prizes can be won ($5,000 for 1st prize, 3 honourable mentions each at $2,500) as well as a public screening of the winning films.  Each school of the winning entry will also be awarded $2,500 towards art, science or library acquisitions.

The deadline for video entries is 4.30pm BST March 15, 2018

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lead a project that can make a difference!

2017-18 SpeakUp Project Grants
are now open!
Students in grades 7-12
at publicly funded schools can apply.
SpeakUp Projects Grants of up to $2,500
are available to help students lead projects that make a difference
in their classrooms, schools and communities.
Deadline is
December 7, 2017, at midnight, EST

Friday, October 27, 2017

Encounters With Canada

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ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital! Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams. For 35 years, EWC has delivered a rich and varied, bilingual program. To date, more than 107,000 youth have lived the EWC experience… now it’s your turn!



  • culture (Arts and culture, Experience canada)
  • history (canada remembers, vimy ridge)
  • health & science (first responders, medicine & health, science & ecology, science & technology, sports & fitness)
  • civics (democracy & youth, global affairs)
  • law & our justice system
  • technology (COMMUNICATIONS & social media, technology & food)

Expand your horizons and explore the possibilities for exciting careers that you’ve never before imagined! Visit important Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, develop your leadership skills and enjoy an extraordinary, bilingual experience. Select from one of 14 theme weeks. Don’t forget—first come, first served!

If funding is an issue, please let me know and I will do my best to assist as much as possible.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ivey Summer Leadership Program

Ivey Business School at Western University is pleased to offer the Ivey Leadership Program.

This is a great opportunity for students currently in grades 10 and 11.  Students stay on their campus for 9 days of intense, fast-paced learning and development with Ivey faculty, speakers and team projects.  Students work as teams and tackle topics such as marketing, finance, disruption and innovation, and more.

Visit their website HERE for more details.

Application deadline is March 16, 2018.