Sunday, September 23, 2012

Q LEAD for seniors - great leadership program

Hello from QLEAD,

My name is Keith Dell and I am the Delegates Director for the Queen’s University Leadership, Excellence and Development Conference (QLEAD), a conference run by Queen’s Commerce students. QLEAD targets outstanding high-school students, encouraging delegates to strive for greatness and become leaders in their schools and communities while exposing them to the transition to university life.

This year, our conference will be held on November 8-11, 2012, and the QLEAD executive team has already begun our preparations. We feel that your students would be an excellent fit for the conference, and would like you to consider spreading the word for this conference to your students. QLEAD has grown into one of the top conferences of its kind in Ontario, attracting high school students from across Canada interested in all aspects of leadership. Every year, hundreds of the most ambitious high school students across Canada apply to attend the annual QLEAD Conference, allowing students to gain a more enhanced understanding of business, and to develop teamwork and leadership skills crucial to future success.

The Delegates Package and YouTube video provide more details about the amazing opportunities this conference will provide students. If we have not reached the right contact in regards to promoting this conference, we would be very appreciative if you could put us in touch with the appropriate contact at the high school of which you are affiliated. 

Thank you in advance for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Keith Dell

Engineering Experience for Girls !!

Good Afternoon,

The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto is committed to making science, technology, and engineering accessible through interactive and hands-on activities and events. As such, the Faculty’s Outreach Office offers a variety of enrichment programming throughout the year for high school students.

One of our more heavily attended programs is the Girls’ Science and Engineering Saturdays (GSES). Registration for GSES is now open, and we thought some of your female students may be interested in taking advantage of this amazing opportunity. We would appreciate it if you could share the information below in your school’s science, technology and math classes.

GSES features fun hands-on, discovery-based science and engineering activities for girls in grades 3 through 12. The program is offered at the St. George campus of the University of Toronto in the Fall and Winter each year. We offer a new, age- and grade-appropriate curriculum each term so students can attend year-round.

The Fall sessions for this program are Saturdays from October 20 to November 3, 2012 (2 pm to 5 pm each week) The meta-theme for this term is: Science, Engineering and Entrepreneurship

Our instructors are female undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, engineering or technology-focused subjects. They lead and mentor the young girls in a friendly and enthusiastic manner.

We also offer Saturday Science and Engineering Academy, our co-ed programming for students in grades 5 to 12 during the Fall and Spring term. Registration for the Fall 2012 session is now open; for a list of courses available, please visit

If you would like a copy of our brochures to distribute, please let us know.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at 416-946-0816 or via email at


Your Engineering Outreach Team

Engineering Outreach Office
University of Toronto | Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
t 416.946.0816 | f 416.849.0408 |
35 St. George Street Rm 173 | Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E4

“Inspiring and educating students about science, engineering and technology.”

Forum for Young Canadians

Great program in Ottawa!  Check out the website and let Ms. Patterson know if you would like to attend!

April 26, 2012

This year’s spring sessions saw over 200 students from every province and territory come to Ottawa to share and learn. Special occasions like attending the delivery of the Budget or getting a tour of East Block from MPs made for a very exciting year.
Participants from the third session, from March 25-30, had the honour of hearing from Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. He spoke to them about First Nations in Canada, the residential schools system and the healing process that is now underway.

The Hon. Justice Murray Sinclair poses for a picture with Katherine from Inuvik, Northwest Territories.
"It was important to hear the real story of what happened in order to educate others."
Katherine, NT
"Justice Sinclair opened my eyes to something I had no knowledge of before. He made me want to make a difference."
Pascale, BC
"I really liked his ideas and his encouragement."
Cassidy, MB