Wednesday, October 26, 2016

University of Toronto - Mentorship Coffeehouse Event

Are you a high school student who is passionate about science? Ever considered becoming an Engineer? Curious about what the university experience would be like? 

If so, join current Engineering students from the University of Toronto along with professionals from a variety of Engineering professions at Hi-Skule's upcoming Mentorship Coffeehouse on Saturday October 29th from 1PM-5PM.

Hi-Skule is the High School Outreach Committee of the Engineering Society of the University of Toronto, which holds events throughout the year for high school students to learn all about Engineering.

At the Mentorship Coffeehouse, you will be given the chance to talk to students who are currently studying Engineering, network with Engineers in industry and hear about their exciting experiences over coffee and a light lunch, on campus at the University of Toronto.

If you are interested in attending, sign up here: and feel free to email us with any questions at

Visit our Facebook event page for more information

Foreign Language Exchanges

The following two companies offer high school credits as well as a great learning experience:

And this 3rd company does not offer credits but IRHS has had current students participate in exchanges to France!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Are you interested in learning how to effectively communicate your ideas to audiences? Do you want to increase your public speaking confidence? Or do you simply like a place for your voice to be heard?

The YMCA Speaking for Peace Workshop will be occurring every Wednesday leading up to Peace Week, and is a fantastic, FREE platform for students to learn all of this and more!  Select students may even have an opportunity to speak at our YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace.

YMCA of Oakville
410 Rebecca Street, Oakville
Ages: 12-15

For more information, please contact Katherine Dziedzic at or 905-845-5597 ext. 234.

Global Vision


when: November 5-6th, 2016 so join now!

who: For students 16 years of age and older.

cost: Registration for local delegates is $80.00 (includes meals & registration fees). 

Here is some information available:
The Regional Round Tables provide young Canadians (aged 16-25) from Coast to Coast to Coast with unique opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to excel in the global economy while increasing their knowledge of and attachment to Canada's rich national heritage. Our Round Tables help youth to identify with future careers in every field. Graduates of Global Vision can now be seen around the world working as entrepreneurs, journalists, doctors, engineers, teachers, trade commissioners, civil society leaders and more, who all attest that Global Vision helped them get the experience that mattered! 
Through activities like the interactive 5 Step Game Changer leadership development workshopParks Canada Youth Ambassador Challenge, and collaborative sessions with leaders from business, government, and community, delegates further their leadership and entrepreneurial skills and enhance their capacity to be leaders within their own communities. Delegates then tackle local and regional challenges, working with stakeholders to propose innovative solutions.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Queens University EMC: Experience university life for a week!

EMC = Enrichment Mini Course

WHEN: MAY 7-12, 2017.


Students have the opportunity to learn beyond the high school classroom with engaging and challenging courses that motivate them to explore and apply new knowledge. They return to school with renewed energy, an excitement for learning, and ideas for post-secondary and career planning.

Program Highlights

  • Choice of one academic course from a variety of disciplines
  • 20 hours of classroom instruction over five days
  • Intensive, hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Courses taught by Queen’s students, faculty, and community professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their field
  • Learn and connect with like-minded peers
  • Mentorship by Queen’s undergraduate students
  • Participation in Wednesday Morning Workshops: presentations highlighting university life, resources for planning your post-secondary future, and the unique Queen’s University experience

Aspiring Actors, Writers, Musicians

Did you know that teens can take a class with The Second City in Toronto? 

They welcome all experience levels. Comedy acting, improv, sketch writing & incorporating music into comedy classes are led by performers/instructors who are experienced working with young students.

Here is the LINK for more information.  What are you waiting for? Why not check it out?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


There are about five weeks left to apply to attend SHAD next summer.

 Here are some good links to watch:

SHAD VideosEducator resourcesA student's experience at SHAD

Friday, October 14, 2016

Global Young Leaders Conference

The Global Young Leaders Conference is an exceptional opportunity for high school students to gain new perspective on their world.  In Washington D.C., your nominees will visit international embassies, participate in Global Issues Workshops, and study the art of cross-cultural communication.  In New York City, they will engage with a United Nations speaker, draft policy proposals, debate issues and work to pass resolutions held at the United Nations Headquarters.

I am looking for interested students who will be 15, 16, 17 or 18 years old by the conference start date:
July 3 - July 12
July 17 - July 26

The cost is $3,000 USD plus your own transportation to Washington D.C., one meal per day, and spending money.

Come to see Mr Pearce in Workroom 214 or 208 for an information package and registration information.

Deadline to receive applications is November 9, 2016.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Math Challenge

For Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12

Registration is closed on October 14th
Fee is $13

Check out their website and see Ms Barsan in the math department for more details!

Global Vision Round Table!

There are only 9 days left for your students to register for Global Vision¹s upcoming Ontario Regional Round Table.

The Regional Round Table series provide young Canadians (aged 16-25) with unique opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to excel in the global economy while increasing their knowledge of and attachment to Canada¹s rich heritage. This Round Table will be an exciting opportunity for your students to:

·      build their leadership and entrepreneurial skills;
·      connect with leaders from business, government, education and community;
·      work with their peers from across the region to develop innovative solutions to local challenges;
·      become eligible for summer work opportunities with Global Vision and Parks Canada

This is an opportunity for students to set themselves apart from the competition while getting the experience that matters!

More details, a draft agenda, and the registration portal can be found online at