Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Now in its seventh year, Speakers Idol has become a widely recognized student competition in the greater Toronto area. Every year, students from across the province enter the competition by submitting their written speech. The top 20 speeches are selected to the semi-final round, where students participate in a public speaking workshop and then present their speeches in front of a highly distinguished panel of judges and an audience of over 200 guests.
Simon Wiesenthal was a man who dedicated his entire life to pursuing justice following the Holocaust. The devastating impact of losing 89 members of his family drove him to ensure that future generations learn from the lessons of the past. “Freedom, is not a gift from heaven” said Wiesenthal – “you must fight for it each and every day”. Therefore, the onus is for the next generation of student leaders to look deep into the past in order to improve the world. Winners of Speakers Idol have been students who understand that to make the world a better place, they must take action.
Speeches must include Simon Wiesenthal’s famous quote: “Freedom of Speech is not freedom to propagate hatred”, and relate this quote to how they envision creating positive change in the world.
To apply, students must submit a three minute speech to email@example.com by February 9, 2018 at 5:00pm
All speeches must be submitted in the following format:
- Word document, 12-point font and double-spaced
- Include a separate page with the following information: name, grade, address, phone number and email, school, teacher name and email address
- Speeches will be evaluated in two categories: Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12.
- The top ten contestants from each category will be invited to participate in a Semi-Finalist round on March 4, 2018 followed by a finalist round on March 27, 2018.
- The Semi-Finalist round will include a workshop with award-winning debate team members from Ontario universities followed by a Finalist round where students will have a chance to present their speeches before a panel of celebrity judges. Grand prizes will be awarded.
PRIZES & AWARDS prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.864.9735 x 40
Thursday, January 18, 2018
The topic for our Essay Contest this year is “Can Society Function Without Respect?” Each student who is under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017 who submits a 700-800 word essay to one of our clubs is eligible to win the club award and will then be entered into the District competition to win a $2500 scholarship.The topic for our Oratorical Contest this year is “Where are my Roots of Optimism”. This contest is gives the students, under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017 the opportunity to win up to $22,500 in scholarships if they advance to the World Oratorical Championship.
Optimist Club of Oakville contact Vicki; email@example.com
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Optimist Club of Milton contact Keith, president@optimistclubofmilton
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Optimist Club of Burlington contact Denise, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Monday, January 15, 2018
2018 McMaster Brain Bee Competition
Mark this date on your calendar: Tuesday April 11, 2018
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High school students in the Hamilton-Halton and surrounding area from grades 9 through 12 are welcome to compete at the local brain bee. Students demonstrate their knowledge about the brain and neuroscience, including fascinating topics involving intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, addiction, and more. Participating is a valuable experience that you can add to your resume — not to mention the possibility of winning prizes and fame!
In 2017 all the questions came from Neuroscience: Science of the Brain.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Think About Math! (TAM) is designed to ignite enthusiasm in high school girls for mathematics. It is a workshop demonstrating that math is fun, relevant, and leads to exciting careers.
TAM participants will learn about the lifestyles and career paths of women who have graduated with a degree in mathematics. Girls will also participate in interactive labs and hands-on activities. We will explore the mathematics behind topics like computability, security and digital photo applications like SnapChat. All sessions will be led by University of Waterloo faculty members and professional businesswomen and businessmen.
Intended AudienceYoung women in grade 9 or 10 who are interested in learning about opportunities in mathematics.
Dates and LocationSuccessful candidates will be invited to attend one of the following one-day workshops.
- Saturday April 7, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Toronto Prep School, 250 Davisville Ave., Toronto
- Friday April 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Davis Centre, University of Waterloo
- Saturday May 26, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Vancouver
Are you a grade 11 girl who is curious about engineering? Want to see what university is like? Come to the University of Waterloo for an overnight girls conference in May!
This year's conference will be held April 27th to 29th, 2018. Spots are limited to 50 female students, so make sure you get your application in early for 2018!
The CEMC Workshop in Computer Science for Young Women exists to encourage young women, and people of other under-represented genders,* who are considering computer science as a career for the first time. It is a unique opportunity designed to ignite enthusiasm for computer science in interested students from across Canada who have had little or no previous exposure to computer science. Attendees learn that computer science is about much more than using and programming computers.
Intended AudienceWe welcome applicants who are female or another gender identity under-represented in computer science*. Applicants must be in grade 9 and 10, have an interest in mathematics, and currently attend a Canadian high school or middle school. Participants should not have attended any similiar workshop.
Dates and LocationSaturday, May 12 to Saturday May 19, 2018 at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.
CostThere is a $150 registration fee, including applicable taxes, to be paid after invited applicants have received their confirmation package.
- Accommodations, meals and other expenses for the week are included at no extra cost.
Friday, January 12, 2018
The winner will receive $5,000 and a creative writing course from The Humber School for Writers.
The second-place winner will take home a $2,000 prize, while third place will be awarded $1,000.
The winner can choose a 30-week creative writing correspondence program, valued at $3,000, at Humber, or a week-long summer workshop, worth $1,000, at the college’s Lakeshore campus in Toronto.
Stories can be about any topic the entrant chooses, as long as it’s original, unpublished, and amounts to less than 2,500 words. Entries are limited to one per person.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
High School Health Research Bursary Program
Competition Closes: April 2 2018.
An invaluable opportunity for top high school science students currently in grades 11 and 12 to apply for a seven-week summer internship placement program working alongside Hamilton world-class researchers and team members July 3 – 7, 2018. This program provides students with an excellent opportunity to explore career options, expand their potential horizons and exposure to leading scientific minds in healthcare research, as well as receive a $1,500 bursary upon completion. Students are required to submit an application, joint letter of nomination from a science department head and science teacher, a 1000-word essay on their academic and extracurricular accomplishments, as well as career aspirations. Posted on the HSHRB program web page are the submission guidelines, application form and bursary publications.
For complete details, please visit website: http://www.hhsresearchadmin.ca
/partnership-collaboration/you th-programs/high-school-bursar y/
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Science Outreach are excited to start 2018 with an event we haven't done before: a screening of a hot topic documentary, with the director in attendance and a panel session afterwards ! Which hot topic? Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
Food Evolution, a documentary directed by academy award-nominated Scott Hamilton Kennedy, investigates the facts and misconceptions around GMOs. It is narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, who says "the film explores all the ways science has been used and abused in public discourse surrounding the genetic engineering of food. In a world of misinformation and disinformation, nothing can be more timely." We will have an introduction by the director, Scott Hamilton Kennedy. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion with the director and other informed perspectives: Carol T. Culhane, Dr. Maria Trainer, and Greg Hannam.
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Location: University of Waterloo, Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall
Cost: Tickets are $10 and are available at foodevolutionwaterloo.
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More information: https://uwaterloo.ca/science/
Travel:Free parking will be provided in nearby Lot H, just across Ring Road from Hagey Hall. GRT stops are nearby at the University/Seagram intersection.Campus Map.
Monday, January 8, 2018
There is a leadership opportunity for Grade 10 students being offered through the Central Ontario Leadership Seminar (COLS). Based on an application process here at IRHS, one grade 10 student can be selected to attend a three-day event from May 25th – 27th, 2018. The event is held at University of Toronto, Mississauga. All expenses, except for transportation to and from the site, are paid for by sponsoring community clubs, corporate sponsors, and individual philanthropists. Additional details will follow.
The goals of COLS are:
Feel free to visit their website at: www.cols.ca
The application process includes a short essay on the following question: “Write about a time you had to think outside the box. How did you do it? What was the result?”
By Friday, February 16th, compose a 75-100 word answer to the question above and share it with Mr. Pearce. A candidate will be selected from the submitted applications shortly after that time.
Should you have any questions please feel free to ask.