Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Enrichment Newsletter December 2014

ENRICHMENT AT THE RIDGE NEWSLETTER #4
DECEMBER 2014
For further information on all of the items listed below, please see
Ms. Patterson (pattersonka@hdsb.ca) rm 214

1. Advanced Placement Exam Prep http://apcanada.collegeboard.org/
Deadline for contracts and money to Ms. Patterson is:
December 11, 2014
Exams run from May 4 – May 15th 2015. Cost = $91.00 U.S.
2. FORUM for Young Canadians http://www.youthcanada.ca/programs/forum-young-canadians
$820 – In Ottawa for Grades 10, 11, and 12
Spring 2015. Application deadline coming up soon
Established in 1975 as a bilingual, non-partisan educational experience for Canadian high school and C├ęgep (Quebec) students, Forum is the Foundation’s best-known program, with approximately 450 students from across the country selected to participate each year. The “Forum experience” brings students to Ottawa for an intensive academic adventure that immerses them in the exciting world of national politics and public affairs.
You meet great people from across the country and develop your leadership skills through a stimulating, high-intensity and fun program!

3. Math and Computer Contests
See Mr. Cummings or Ms. Singal in room 307 for details. Listen to announcements. Check the Waterloo Website: https://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/contests/contests.html

4. Waterloo Unlimited
www.unlimited.uwaterloo.ca
Mar. 16–20, 2015 $450 Deadline Dec 15, 2014
Grade 11 Program | Theme of "Design" | 5-day program
May 10–14, 2015 $450 Deadline March 10, 2015
Grade 10 | Theme of "Change" | 5-day program

5. SHAD Valley www.shad.ca
For the summer – full month of July. Grade 10,11 or 12 students
Application 2ND DEADLINE is December 11 ONLINE!
This is competitive! See Ms. P for more info.

6. House of Commons /Senate Page Programs www.parl.gc.ca
Deadlines: December 8th/early December Respectively.
You must be graduating this year and planning to attend a University in the Ottawa area (Carleton, Ottawa, St. Paul’s, etc)

7. E=MC2 http://esu.queensu.ca/programs/emc-res/index.php
May 3 – 8 2015 Registration from February 3 – April 10, 2015
Details of courses will be available after January 1, 2015
Cost $780.00 for the week
8. Encounters with Canada www.encounters-rencontres.ca
Get an application code from Ms. P to register ONLINE (discounts available!)
Dates throughout the year – check the enrichment board (rm 214) or on the website.
A week in Ottawa at the Terry Fox Centre with students from all over Canada.
An opportunity to study one of eleven subthemes:
Arts and culture Medicine and Health
Business and Entrepreneurship Sports and Fitness
Canada Remembers Law
International Affairs Science and Technology
Journalism and Communications Social Sciences
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Mental Health and Wellness


9. Duke of Edinburgh Awards www.dukeofed.org
See Ms. Omeri for details in room 112

10. Essay Contests www.aynrandinstitute.ca/contests
Grades 9 and 10 only. Anthem 600 – 1200 words
Deadline March 20, 2015
Grades 11 and 12 only The Fountainhead 800 – 1600 words
Deadline April 26, 2015

11. Brain Bee at McMaster Wednesday April 2015
High school students in the Hamilton-Halton and surrounding area from grades 9 through 12 are welcome to compete! Students will demonstrate their knowledge about the brain and neuroscience, including fascinating topics involving intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, addiction, and more. Participating is a valuable experience that you can add to your resume -- not to mention the possibility of winning prizes and fame! IRHS has a legacy at this event:
http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/brainbee/local-bees/hamilton.html?task=view
Register online and then let Ms. Patterson know you are competing!
To fill out the registration form, click here. Note: the registration deadline is April 2015
Congratulations to everyone -- the 2012 McMaster Brain Bee was a great success
Iroquois Ridge High School cleaned up in 2012 winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Awesome work -- congratulations!!! Manjot Sangha (1st place), Tina Yuan (3rd place), and Alicia Rajwani (2nd place). Congratulations to Manjot, who represented us at the 5th Annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee, In 2013 Jae Eun Lee won 2nd place and in 2014, she won 1st place and represented IRHS at the 7th annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee in Hamilton and came 4th.