Saturday, June 25, 2016

Waterloo Unlimited

Upcoming 2016-17 Programs

Waterloo Unlimited is a unique, transdisciplinary high school enrichment program at the University of Waterloo.  Rather than focusing on enrichment in a particular subject, each Waterloo Unlimited experience revolves around a different transdisciplinary theme.  Each theme draw from UofW's six faculties: Arts, Applied Health Sciences, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, and Science.

Grade 12: Road Map to Research (November 16-18, 2016)

A pre-university experience including an introduction to reading academic papers, explore new discoveries with professors, and engage with student researchers.

Grade 11: Theme of "Design" (March 13-17, 2017)

Spend a week exploring the theme of "Design", from engineering and the environment, to science fiction and virtual reality.

Grade 10: Theme of "Change" (May 14-18, 2017)

Students consider the perspectives of scientists, engineers, writers, and philosophers as they examine the dynamics of change in technology, society, politics, environment, etc.

More information to follow...

Ever considered doing Advanced Placement?

Advanced Placement examinations are taken each May by students at participating Canadian, American and International schools.  

AP provides opportunities for motivated and prepared students to experience university-level courses while in high school, thereby fostering critical thinking and college persistence and success.

Universities in Canada acknowledge qualifying AP Exam scores in the admissions process. Interested students should contact the universities directly for further information regarding specific application procedures and policies.

Here are just some of the exams you can take:
Art History
Music Theory
Computer Science
World History
American History
English Literature and Composition
Human Geography

For more information, you can contact Ms Patterson (Student Success Teacher in PCC) or go on to the AP Canada website here

Watch for announcements coming in September/October on RidgeTV or the website.

Mark Your Calendars! Queen's ESU news...


The Queen's University ESU team is already busy planning the 2017 program season and would like to let you know that, recognition of our 30th Anniversary in 2017, there will be a price freeze.  All participants who register for one of our Spring and/or Summer programs between December 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 will be able to take advantage of 2016 pricing.  Price increases will not go into effect until January 1, 2017.  We hope that this advance notice of our price freeze in December will be helpful to you and you families as you plan your enrichment activities for the next school year.

Once the University finalizes the 2017 conference season dates in the coming weeks, ESU program dates will be posted on our website.