Tuesday, 14 November 2017

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Ivey Summer Leadership Program

If you are interested in Business, and currently in grades 10 or 11, this summer Leadership Program might be for you.

Held at Western University in London, Ontario, this program is 9 days of fast paced learning covering topics such as marketing, finance, disruption and innovation, and much more.  Students will be kept busy learning from speakers and Ivey faculty and participating in team project and case studies.  For more information visit https://www.ivey.uwo.ca/summerleadership/

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

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Below are two great opportunities for students in grades 10 - 12 that are interested in Science.  Please come by and see me in Learning Resources (room 184) if either of these are of interest to you.

Mrs. Tummon

TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences (DDHS)
Event Date: May 16, 2018

An insightful and fun hands-on workshop for students in grades 10 through 12, interested in a career in health science and technology. This full day event held at McMaster University Student Learning Centre, in Hamilton, is an exciting opportunity for students, from across the province, to explore careers in medicine and health sciences. Students will benefit from an inspiring keynote lecture, two hands-on-workshops of their choosing, and an interactive laboratory experiment demonstration. Each school is invited to register up to 5 students who have a strong interest in a career in health sciences. 

High School Health Research Bursary Program
Competition Closes: April 2 2018. 4:00p.m.

An invaluable opportunity for top high school science students in grades 11 and 12 to apply for a seven-week summer internship placement program working alongside Hamilton world-class researchers and team members July 3  – August 17, 2018. This program provides students with an excellent opportunity to explore career options, expand their potential horizons and exposure to leading scientific minds in healthcare research, as well as receive a $1,500 bursary upon completion.  Students are required to submit an application, joint letter of nomination from a science department head and science teacher, a 1000-word essay on their academic and extracurricular accomplishments, as well as career aspirations.  Posted on the HSHRB program web page are the submission guidelines, application form and bursary publications.  For complete details, please visit: http://www.hhsresearchadmin.ca/partnership-collaboration/youth-programs/high-school-bursary/

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Math Contests!

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Waterloo Intermediate Mathematics Contest (Grade 9 & 10)
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017            
See Ms. Preiner to register
Contest Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Room 216
Periods 3 and 4 (2 hours)
Cost: $ 10.00
Old contest questions and solutions can be found here
See Ms. Preiner to register

Waterloo Senior Mathematics Contest (Grade 11 & 12)
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017
Contest Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Room 216
Periods 3 and 4 (2 hours)
Cost: $ 10.00
Old contest questions and solutions can be found here
See Ms. Preiner to register

Math@Mac Competition (All Grades)
Registration: Teams of 2, register with Mrs. Tummon
Registration Deadline: Friday November 17, 2017
Contest Date: Wednesday November 29, 2017
Cost: None!
Room:  220

Period 1 (75 minutes)
Old contest questions and solutions can be found here
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Shad Valley

Shad Valley is a month long summer program for over 700 students from across Canada and the world.  This opportunity is open to all students in grades 10, 11 and 12.  

Students stay in residence at various universities across Canada.  During the month students participate in a wide variety of STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art and math) based lectures, workshops, projects and activities that will challenge them to think outside the box and make interdisciplinary connections.  Speakers include university professors, business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.  This is a highly competitive program that is an excellent opportunity for any student interested in science and engineering.

*Shad Valley offers a number of university scholarships.  Any student who has attended one of their programs is eligible to apply.

Date:  July 1st – 27th, 2018

Location:  Various Universities across Canada

Online Application Deadline:  November 20th

*Please note:  the application is quite involved and requires, among other things, official documents from the school, a letter of reference, and an essay to be written by the student.  Please ensure you allow yourself and the school enough time to get the required documents together if this program is of interest to you.  Acceptance into the program is highly competitive, so it is important that time is spent on the application.  There is no fee to apply.

Cost:    $5,500
            This includes accommodation, meals, academic activities and field trips
            Bursaries and scholarships are available

More information is available on their website:  https://www.shad.ca/About.htm

The full brochure can be found here:  https://www.shad.ca/userContent/documents/SHAD_BROCHURE_EN.pdf

If you are interested in applying, please stop by and see Mrs. Tummon in Learning Resources (room 184).

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Imagine Architecture

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A wonderful opportunity for all grade 10 and 11 students interested in architecture.  Check out http://carleton.ca/architecture/programs/imagine-architecture/  for more information.

Monday, 10 April 2017

University of Toronto Info Night

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University of Toronto - Mississauga is hosting a Grade 10/11 Information Night on Thursday, April 27, 2017. We strongly encourage all to attend especially families of grade 11 students. It is never too early to begin the post secondary research phase.
This event will provide students with the opportunity to engage with current UTM students to learn about university life and their experiences in a fun and interactive way. Parents/guardians will learn how to support their student throughout the university process, understand the costs associated with a university education, and learn about the resources available to help ensure that all needs are being met.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Math @ Mac Field Trip

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McMaster University is running a day of Math enrichment for grades 10 - 12, on Monday March 6th.  I will be taking my grade 10 math class, and would like to fill the rest of the bus to give more students an opportunity to participate.

The schedule for the day is outlined below:

9:00am - 9:20am
Registration outside MUSC, CIBC Hall, Room 319.
9:30am - 10:20am
Topic: TBA
Speaker: TBA
10:30am - 11:20am
Interactive problem solving session facilitated by Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate and/or graduate students.
11:30am - 12:20pm
Free period for lunch at McMaster cafeterias and/or self-guided tours.
12:30pm -1:20pm
Topic: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Return to school or self-guided campus tour

More details can be found at: 

There is no registration fee, so we are simply charging $5 to help pay for the bus.  We have 18 spots available.  To reserve a spot, please make a payment on cashless (search for Math @ Mac), and pick up a permission form from me in room 184.  Students will be accepted on a first come basis. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Brain Bee

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With so many amazing enrichment opportunities out there, it’s often hard to chose which ones to attend.  If you are interested in psychology, health sciences, or just interested in learning about how the brain functions, this day of fun and competition is for you.

One of our own students placed 2nd overall in this event at McMaster University last year!  I’m hoping this year brings more representation from OT.  

Who:   Any student from grade 9 - 12

What:   A day of competition against other local high school students, to see who has learned the most about the brain. All questions will be taken from ‘Neuroscience:  Science of the Brain

Where:  McMaster University

When:  Friday April 7th, 2017

For more information visit their website or see Mrs. Tummon in room 184.  Please let me know if you would like to attend.  If we have enough interest I will look into ordering a bus to get everyone there and back.
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Are you considering applying to American Universities?

Come learn about the application process at our information night on Thursday, March 2nd at 7pm in the OT Theatre! Our expert guests will teach you everything you need to know about US college admissions.  

Got questions about NCAA eligibility?  Not sure when to write the SAT?  Join us on March 2nd to get all the answers!  All grades are encouraged to attend; it’s never too early to start preparing!