Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Environment Week

During Canadian Environment Week there are lots of ways to connect students with global issues.  June 3rd is Clean Air Day, June 5th is World Environment Day.

Take the UN Quiz on Biodiversity - lots to learn!  https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/did-you-know/take-quiz

Discover the connection between biodiversity and coronoviruses

for more links - Visit the Canadian Environment Week page:
In 2020, join us on social media using #EnviroWeek to celebrate and safeguard #OurNature and protect our biodiversity. \

Friday, May 22, 2020

Science Reference Center scavenger hunt for students


Science Reference Center

Scavenger Hunt

Digital information fluency is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively. Science Reference Center offers students the opportunity to hone these skills. This engaging scavenger hunt activity will have them exploring the database’s various features, discovering research topics and conducting online searches.

Login to the EBSCO Science Reference Center by clicking on the link below:
Username: hbe 
Password: hdsb_ls2020  

Thursday, May 7, 2020

EducationUSA Canada Virtual Fair - May 14


Learn about 32 different U.S. universities!
The day will begin with a presentation on U.S. undergraduate admissions by
EducationUSA adviser Jenika Heim (9:30-10:00 am). Then, every 15 minutes, a U.S.
admissions officer will give information about their university including majors, athletics,
special programs, campus amenities, work/internship opportunities, admissions
procedures, and more!

AGENDA (times are in Eastern time):

9:30 - "The U.S. Admissions Process,"
10:00 - California State University, San
10:15 - Wake Forest University
10:30 - Brooklyn College, CUNY
10:45 - New College of Florida
11:00 - University of Kentucky
11:15 - La Roche University
11:30 - Rochester Institute of Technology
11:45 - Miami University (OH)
12:00 - University of Iowa
12:15 - University of Toledo
12:30 - Methodist University
12:45 - University of Rhode Island
1:00 - Saginaw Valley State University
1:15 - Chatham University
1:30 - Trinity College
1:45 - University of Illinois at Urbana
2:00 - The University of Arizona
2:15 - University of Oregon
2:30 - Santa Clara University
2:45 - University of Northern Iowa
3:00 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
3:15 - Bowling Green State University
3:30 - Temple University
3:45 - Penn State University
4:00 - Central Washington University
4:15 - Slippery Rock University of
4:30 - Nova Southeastern University
4:45 - University of Notre Dame
5:00 - St. Cloud State University
5:15 - Northwest Missouri State University
5:30 - Western New England University
5:45 - Indiana Institute of Technology


Questions? Email EducationUSA at ottawa@educationusa.org or visit educationusacanada.ca

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Summer Discovery Online is Live

Summer Discovery Online is now live on our website and the application is open.

Students and their parents to join us for a virtual introduction to Summer Discovery Online on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 11:00am (Eastern Time). To register for the webinar, click here.

What's next:

Our May Newsletter will be arriving shortly.  Check your email inbox.  The lead story features Summer Discovery Online. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020: A follow-up virtual Information and Q&A session for our Guidance Counselors, International Agents, Advisory Services, and Independent Educational Consultants will be held thrughout the day. See registration details in the eNewsletter. A one-page fact sheet will be available to you during the webinar.

We would love to connect with you!

Please contact us to schedule a personal webinar session with your students and their families.

Susan Kornick, Relationship Manager – Educational Consultants and Advisors at susank@summerdiscovery.com or +1-516-414-5556

Halley Campbell, Relationship Manager – Schools and Associations at 
halley@summerdiscovery.com or +1-516-414-5524

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Historica Canada

Canada During COVID-19: A Living Archive

How will historians remember this time in history? What does your experience look like? Sound like? Feel like?

@CanadaDuringCovid: A Living Archive invites Canadians to document their experiences and creations during this unprecedented time.

All forms of submissions are welcome, including photographs, GIFS, TikTok videos, poetry, music, painting, drawing, or a written snippet about your day.

Become a part of this public archive by tagging @CanadaDuringCovid and using the hashtag #CanadaDuringCovid on Instagram. We will repost with credit.

Have a private account? Send a direct message! Don't have an Instagram account? Email your submission to covidarchive@historicacanada.ca.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Summer Discovery Online

We’re planning to offer amazing online courses in Business, STEM, Medicine, Leadership, Psychology, and more. 

This summer, we invite you to join our online community.

We are bringing our pre-college university programs to you - online.  You'll get amazing academic courses, the same elevated level of instruction, and lots of activities that will be both interesting and useful for college applications.

We are collaborating with our university partners and faculty to create a unique academic experience which combines world-class academics with community, college preparedness, and career exploration.

After more than 40 years of experience and changing more than 100,000 lives on campus, Summer Discovery has written the book on the pre-college experience.  We believe that academics is the core pillar, but not the only part of the pre-college equation. 

Stay tuned for more information about spending your summer with us - virtually. 

From our family to yours, we wish you good health and hope you and your loved ones are staying safe.

The Summer Discovery Team

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Grade 11 Girls On-line Hackathon Challenge

This year we’re shaking things up and hosting an online hackathon challenge. In groups, your task will be to create a website, app, 3D model, or digital design that can help society combat COVID-19. You can focus on anything from solutions for prevention, testing and first responders, to developing ways for people to stay connected, learn online, and get access to financial or emotional support.

Event Details

Date: May 4-8 2020

Cost: $20

Where: We will be hosting most of our content on Zoom- Once you register, we will send you an access code for the zoom sessions

Schedule: Upon your registration we will send you a detailed schedule for the week. Each day will have a different webinar or workshop that you will attend (roughly 1-1.5 hours a day), and then time for you and your team to work on your design challenge. We’ll end the conference with a virtual showcase of everyone’s idea and a Q&A with current female engineering students.

How do teams work? We will be creating the teams ahead of time to make sure there are even numbers. If you have a friend that is also registered you can request to be placed in the same group by sending us an email at wie@uwaterloo.ca

What do you get out of the conference? This conference will give you the opportunity to learn from different engineering faculty, staff, and students from the University of Waterloo. You will have a chance to explore different engineering fields, learn new tech skills and apply those skills to your design challenge. At the end of the conference, everyone will receive a small swag box with a certificate of completion. The top two teams for the design challenge will also win individual Arduino kits! 

This is an application based program and there are limited spots available!