Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer High School Credit in Archaeology




Boyd Archaeological Field School’s 2017 session (40th season!) – an exciting opportunity for students to earn a high school credit in two weeks while getting real archaeological skills. 

The Field School was founded in 1975, and has provided hundreds of students with the foundations of archaeological practice.  Many have gone on to post-secondary studies and careers in the field.
 


The course, open to students who have completed Grade 10, is offered as an Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12 University Prep credit (IDC4U).  The program is run by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) in a partnership with the York Region District School Board.
 


Students live in dormitories at Claremont Field Centre, north of Ajax, and excavate the nearby Sebastien site a 14th century village ancestral to the Huron-Wendat nation.  In addition to fieldwork, there are visits from Indigenous speakers, lectures by leading professionals, seminars, and hands-on workshops in ancient technologies such as flint-knapping (stone-tool making), firestarting kits, cordage, fishtraps and other re-creations.  Evaluation is based on fieldwork, written assignments, seminars, workshops and a final exam.
 


This summer’s course is takes place July 14th to 30th
 


Tuition is $2395 ($2695 for non-residents of Ontario).

See their brochure HERE

Inquiries can be directed to Aldo Missio 905-832-2289 x223 amissio@trca.on.ca 
Information is also available at this website:
  www.boydfieldschool.org 

Sebastien Scholarship for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Students
 


 We are offering two fully paid tuitions for eligible students - see website for details:  http://www.boydfieldschool.org/#/registration/scholarship 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Summer Camp!!! Ontario Educational Leadership Centre




OELC is located near Orillia, ON and this summer week-long program is an opportunity to build upon a student's leadership skills and qualities through a variety of mediums.

Each student can choose from 3 streams:
A) School based leadership (eg. student councils, etc.)
B) Fine Arts focus
C) Physical Education/Athletics

Space is limited, students will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and must register to reserve their spot for the coming summer. Check out this LINK or call (705) 689-5572 and ask for Patricia.

See Mr Pearce for more details, bursary application, etc.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Encounters With Canada - 2017-18 calendar now available




All the current spring theme weeks are fully booked.

However, there is an opportunity NOW to register for 2017 Fall and 2018 Spring theme weeks.  And by booking early there may be a savings $$$ available.

A NEW THEME FOR FEBRUARY 2018 - TECH & FOOD!!

Check out all the themes and dates for next school year by clicking on this LINK.

Need help registering?  Come see Mr Pearce or Ms Patterson for details and access codes.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Mohawk Coding Competition



Open to all high school students in Hamilton and the surrounding area.

Team of 1 to 4 students.

Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Prizes to be awarded to the top 3 entries.

Go to this link for more details.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Engaging in Entrepreneurship & Engineering @ Waterloo August 2017


Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Engaging in Entrepreneurship & Engineering (E3) funded by TD is a week-long camp (August 14th-18th, 2017) for high school students entering grades 11-12 who are interested in learning the basics of entrepreneurship. Whether you think of yourself as an ideas-person, business-savvy, developer or designer - this camp is for you!  

Here is LINK you need for more info...


Engineering Catalyst Conference @ Waterloo


Are you a grade 11 girl who is curious about engineering? Want to see what university is like? Come to the University of Waterloo for an overnight girls conference in May!


The conference is an exciting opportunity for grade 11 girls to participate in hands-on workshops, explore the University of Waterloo, meet engineering students, compete in a design competition, and experience life in residence! 
This year's conference was held April 28th to 30th, 2017. Spots are limited to 50 female students, so make sure you get your application in early for 2017!
Click HERE for more information, registration info, etc.

Waterloo's Catalyst Summer Program

DON'T MISS OUT! APPLY NOW!!

The Catalyst Summer Program is a 2 week program that offers a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the “traditional leadership program”. Drawing from the University of Waterloo’s strengths in engineering, science and innovation, high school students develop leadership skills within a community and problem-based context - with real opportunities to put new skills to practice!

Below you'll find the general session schedule for summer 2017:
  • Session I - first two weeks in July 2017
  • Session II -  second two weeks in July 2017
  • Session III - first two weeks in August 2017***
  • Session IV - second two weeks in August 2017 
*** - No camp on Civic Holiday Monday

For more information, please visit their website HERE