Friday, December 21, 2018

Science Unlimited Summer Camp

Science Unlimited offers high school students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a week of workshops from the Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Math, Physics and the School of the Environment.

  • Dates: August 12-16, 2019
  • Time: 8:30-4:00 daily
  • Location: UofT Downtown Campus
  • Cost: $325 (Financial assistance in the form of bursaries and scholarships available, contact  for more information.)
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptances: Late April

Applications will open on February 1, 2019 for August 12 - 16, 2019.

To be notified when when applications open, email:

Summer Math Programs @ U of T

Math Academy: August (Grades 9 - 12)
  • The Mathematics Academy Programs are aimed at providing students with experience in Mathematics and Mathematics Research. The program strives to introduce students to concepts not typically covered in the standard curriculum. Students will gain knowledge and skills in various aspects of mathematics and will have a chance to meet with members of the department currently involved in mathematics research.
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Leadership Opportunity: Grade 10s Only

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Here 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 24th – 26th, 2019. 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:

  • Encourage and prepare the next generation of Canada's civic, social and corporate leaders.
  • Provide young leaders with forums to learn "how" to think, not "what" to think, by offering independent and interactive opportunities for critical thinking.
  • Encourage personal growth by promoting positive thinking, goal setting and community involvement.

Feel free to visit their website at:

The application process is a short essay on the following question:  “Describe what you consider to be your most significant contribution to your school or larger community. Why was it important to you or others?”  

By Friday, January 18th, please compose a 100-150 word answer to the question and share it with me, Mr. Pearce, and be committed for the weekend of May 24-26th.  A candidate will be selected from the submitted applications by January 23rd.  
Should you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

McGill University - McGill Summer Academy

McGill Summer Academy
Following the great success of our first two Summer Academies, we are happy to announce the dates for McGill Summer Academy 2019!

From July 7-20 and July 21-August 3, students in grades 10 and 11 from across the world will have the opportunity to participate in classes, workshops, and social activities introducing them to university life, McGill, and MontrĂ©al - all while being hosted in a McGill Residence!

Students are invited to submit their applications online as of January 17, 2019. Applications must be submitted by February 7, 2019.

Those interested in learning more about the McGill Summer Academy can refer to our websiteand join our mailing list to receive updates on the 2019 program.


McGill Summer Academy Team
McGill University

National Biology Competition

About the 2019 Competition
The 25th annual University of Toronto National Biology Competition will be held at participating schools on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
The aim of the competition is to provide all high school students with an opportunity to test their knowledge and understanding of biology. We encourage participation of younger students, especially those in Grade 11.
If you are interested, ask your science teacher to register you.

Outreach Physics @ U of T

Bringing physics to the community!

Check out the various enrichment programs and competitions on the link below:


Monday, December 10, 2018

ESQ Winter Programs- Now Open!

Winter 2019 Program Registrations NOW OPEN!

Registration for Winter 2019 programs along with applications for our summer high school programs are now open!  Don't miss out- Sign up today!

Below is the list of programs and applications that are now open:
We hope to see you soon! Any questions? Send us an email and we'll be more than happy to help.