Sunday, November 29, 2015

Bootcamp For Brains

Bootcamp for Brains is a skills-building course designed specifically for girls, aged 15-17, who are motivated to crash through ceilings and inspired to make a difference!

Bootcamp for Brains will run two one-week sessions in Summer 2016. 

Applications are now available online! Check out their website for more information:

High School Design Competition Winners!

4 of our Ridge students, Claire & Paige Phillips, Abdullah Mir and Shannon Fenwick, won an engineering competition held at the University of Toronto over the weekend.  

Their challenge was to build a prototype device to lift weight up a side of a mountain.  Their pulley system used water as a counter weight, and while all the other teams used some sort of motor, theirs was the most eco-friendly and easy to assemble!  I think I can safely say this goes to show how our Ridge culture is rubbing off on our students!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Queen's University Upcoming 2016 Programs

Enrichment Mini Course (EMC): Grades 9-12 Enriched academic courses and a glimpse of university life 

Seven Eight Enrichment Days (SEEDS): Grades 7-8 Challenge yourself and explore a new topic 

Summer Enrichment Experience @ Queen’s (SEEQ): Grades 8-12 Expand your mind and experience Kingston in the summer

Queen’s Excellence in Skills Training (QuEST): Grades 7-10 Develop superior communication skills and cultivate strategic relationships to be a successful leader

CALL: 613-533-3181

or come by and see Mr Pearce in the Spec Ed department or email me:

Monday, November 9, 2015

University of Toronto - High School Design Competition

Brought to you by the Hi-Skule Committee. The University of Toronto High School Design Competition (UTHSDC) is a one-day design competition for high school students; the goal of this competition is to engage and inspire students interested in learning more about engineering, while gaining some practical design experience. Date: Saturday, November 28th, 2015 Time: Please check in between 8:15 – 8:50 a.m.; the event concludes at 5:30 p.m., lunch will be provided Location: Bahen Center for Information Technology: check in table is in the Lobby Who: Grades 9 – 12; Note: Grade 9/10s will compete against each other, and 11/12s will compete against each other Cost of registration: $15.00 per person Registration DEADLINE: Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Find out all the event details here:

Friday, November 6, 2015

Enrichment @ Queen's University

EMC = Enrichment Mini Course at Queen's University from May 1 to May 6, 2016 for any student in Grades 9-12. Cost is $795.00 for the week and courses fill on a first come, first served basis. Registration is on-line and opens on December 1, 2015. Check out their website here for more details!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Go CODE Girl @ McMaster University & U of T

This is an opportunity for young women in Grades 9, 10 and 11 to go learn about coding and software development in the computing and engineering fields at the university level. If you are interested in this field of study when you leave high school, I highly recommend you go check out this one-day event being hosted at both McMaster University and the University of Toronto on February 27, 2016. Registration opens in January and this is the link to further information:
This program is brought to you by the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering,