Monday, February 24, 2020

Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada 2020 applications NOW OPEN

The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is now open for applications for the 2020 summer program. Please see the attached documents (English and French versions) for more details and eligibility requirements for the program. Please feel free to forward to any eligible and interested students and adult mentors. 

This year the program will begin on July 13. Students will travel to Ottawa, Ontario; Brattleboro, Vermont; Kansas City, Missouri; and Washington, D.C. The program concludes on August 2.

Applications can be completed here and are due on MARCH 20, 2020.

Please feel free to direct any questions to to be answered by either me or my colleague at Fulbright Canada, Anna Abraham.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

(F)empower: Women in Politics (Burlington)

(F)Empower: A panel on women in politics
The Burlington Youth Student Council is hosting a special event with Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and other inspiring female elected officials who will share their personal experiences, their journey, inspiration and how they navigate the political environment as women.
All ages welcome. No cost to attend.
Event Speakers include:
  • Mayor Marianne Meed Ward
  • Councillor Lisa Kearns
  • Councillor Shawna Stolte
  • Honourable MP Karina Gould, Burlington, Minister of International Development; (video greetings)
  • MP Pam Damoff, Oakville Burlington North, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Indigenous Services (video greetings)
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
6 to 8 p.m.
Central Arena, 519 Drury Lane, Auditorium

Refreshments provided
Please register at

Thursday, February 6, 2020

March Break Math Academy

University of Toronto, Downtown Campus High School Grades 9 - 12 
Math Academy is an intensive course of “real math” for high school students. This program provides students with experience in Mathematics and Mathematics Research. The topics will be creative, fun, and somewhat abstract; in other words, what mathematicians consider "real math". Students compete for a spot by submitting their solutions to a problem set by Saturday, February 15. 

Friday, January 17, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020


This event will include a series of interactive mathematics activities and presentations. Designed to be inclusive and fun, the day will feature individual and team prizes for a variety of problems that should appeal to a wide range of interests and abilities. Plan to bring an entire class or a group of interested students from various levels.

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Schedule of the day:

9 - 9:25 Registration
9:30 - 10:20 Interactive presentation (speaker and topic TBA)
10:30 - 11:20 Problem-solving session in small groups (includes the usual competition and, as time permits, additional problem solving activities)
11:30 - 12:20 Lunch break
12:30 - 1:20 Interactive presentation, part 2 (speaker and topic TBA)
1:30 End of the formal program

It is FREE.

If interested, let me know ASAP so we can register you and your friends.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Enrichment Mini Course @ Queen's University

For more than 30 years, the Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen’s University has connected students in grades 9 to 12 with challenging and inspiring academics alongside the dynamic learning and living environment of university life.

When: May 5 – 8, 2020
Where: Queen's University in Kingston, Ont.
Cost: $715

9 different courses offered: Course Descriptions


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Annual McMaster Brain Bee

17th Annual Hamilton Brain Bee at McMaster University
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

High school students in the Hamilton-Halton and surrounding area from grades 9 through 12 are welcome to compete at the local brain bee.  Students 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!
All the questions will come from Neuroscience: Science of the Brain.
Registration forms are being prepared; a link will be posted on their website soon.