Tuesday, September 26, 2017
IRHS students and parents need information about technology and new fields of enterprise to make great decisions about the future. TECH Talk IRHS is designed to help open up that discussion.
Meet with technology professionals, including Adam Camenzuli and others, to hear how they ended up in their chosen fields and ask questions about these new jobs.
Discuss how technology has rapidly become a significant part of our daily lives - and this trend is set to continue. Home phones became mobile phones and mobile phones are no longer just used to make calls, they are used in banking, fitness, education, social media, health and much more. Artificial intelligence already helps us with our online searches, our online payment systems, and our voice-activated entertainment systems. Driverless cars, cybersecurity, and machine learning are all growing fields of interest, for both arts and science majors, as traditional manufacturing jobs decline.
Let's have a more informed dialogue with high school learners about what they want to do when they grow up, after all, the world has changed so much in the last 20 years.
See you on from in the Theatre at IRHS!
The Toshiba/NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) ExploraVision science competition promotes project-based learning.
Students are challenged to select a local or global issue that can be solved with STEM, perform background research, consult with experts, and imagine how technology can solve the problem 20 years into the future.
Entry deadline is February 8, 2018.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Explore the exciting field of engineering! Go ENG Girl is an exciting opportunity for Grade 9 - 10 girls to visit the University of Waterloo and learn about the wonderful world of engineering. Meet women currently studying engineering, learn about some of the amazing things women engineers are doing, and participate in a cool hands-on activity.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
9AM - 1PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
To support and nurture high school students' love for science discovery, the University of Waterloo Science Outreach team has developed several in-class workshops and on-campus activities to complement the Ontario Science Curriculum.
There are too many opportunities to list here, so I invite you to check out their link and maybe talk to your science teacher(s) about organizing a school trip or inviting Waterloo students to come to your classroom, or take a Waterloo Science exam!!
is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital! Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams. For 35 years, EWC has delivered a rich and varied, bilingual program. To date, more than 107,000 youth have lived the EWC experience… now it’s your turn!
CHOOSE YOUR THEME
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
The Forum for Young Canadians is Canada's civic education program for students aged 15-19 years old. Forum brings over 100 students per week to Ottawa for an intensive academic adventure immersing them in the exciting world of national politics and public affairs.
Attend a Reception with Members of Parliament
Enjoy breakfast at the Senate with Senators
Forge new friendships with other young Canadians from across the country
Take part in International Trade, Federal Budget and National Election simulations
2018 SESSION DATES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
JANUARY 28 TO FEBRUARY 2
FEBRUARY 19 TO 24
MARCH 18 TO 23
So if you're a young leader, or an aspiring leader, this might be the program for you to sign up for!!
Here is the LINK
Friday, September 8, 2017
GRADE 10, 11 AND 12 students:
The SHAD program runs from July 1 to July 27, 2018.
The on-line application is due by November 20th.
The admission process is competitive. The application takes into consideration both academic results and extra-curricular participation. Please review the application requirements below before starting the online application.
Come see or contact Mr Pearce for assistance in applying to SHAD.
There will be an upcoming information meeting for all those interested. Sign up HERE to express your interest to attend a future info session.