Wednesday, 3 December 2014

McMaster Physics and Astronomy Research Prize

There is a brand new research prize for first year students offered by the Department of Physics & Astronomy at McMaster University. Current Gr. 12 students who are interested in applying to the Chemical and Physical Science I program (formally Physical Sciences I) and considering an Honours program in the Physics Department can apply.


What is it:
The prize is a paid research position in the Department of Physics & Astronomy working under the supervision of a faculty member. In the summer (2016) after their first year of university, the prizewinner will work full time for 16 weeks in a research laboratory or theoretical group. The nominal value of the prize is $6200 plus an early start on their research career!


Applications are open now and will remain open until January 31st. Students interested in applying are asked to submit an essay describing a project related to physics, astronomy or biophysics that they have been involved in, and how it has shaped their interest in physics and astronomy. Possible examples are a science fair project, culminating task, lab experiment, volunteer position, special interest, lecture or event, club or competition, co-op placement. The essay must be 500 words or less. Applicants will be judged on their written responses and entrance average. Grades submitted with their program application will be used. 


The online application website can be accessed through www.physics.mcmaster.ca and clicking on the link "Chemical and Physical Sciences Entrance Prize in Research", you can also access it directly here. I've also attached a PDF of our advertisement poster if you would like to post in your classroom.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Waterloo Unlimited Grade 11 Program

Grade 11 Program | Theme of Design | March 16 -20,  2015 ( March Break for many schools)

Application deadline: December 15th, 2014

From engineering and the environment to science fiction and virtual reality, students will explore the theme of “Design” across disciplines.  Attending lectures, seminars, and workshops on the University of Waterloo campus, they will join a community of like-minded high school peers from across Canada as they learn the Design Process and its application.

Program fee: $450 includes meals
Supervised overnight shared hotel accommodation: $300
Bursaries available.

Details on all programs, including an easily printable flyer to distribute to students, available here: https://uwaterloo.ca/unlimited 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

ExploraVision

Exploravision Competition
Spurring creative minds and working to change the world around us.
That’s what the ExploraVision competition is all about.

This free hands-on, exciting competition encourages students of all grade levels to imagine what technology might be like in the future.
You can give your students a hands-on learning experience AND use it as an opportunity to work toward the goals of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) by engaging them in problem solving and critical thinking activities.
All it takes is a teacher sponsor like you to encourage your students to participate and fuel their excitement for scientific discovery. 
Exploravision Competition
The ExploraVision STEM Competition is FREE to enter!
Great prizes for students, teachers and schools!
  • Read more about the past ExploraVision scientific innovations.
  • To celebrate ExploraVision's 23rd anniversary, the top 23 teachers who submit over 23 eligible online entries will win a Toshiba Tablet. If you haven't registered your team yet, it's not too late! Register today
Register
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Learn how to win a TOMODACHI STEM trip to Japan!
Learn more about the TOMODACHI Toshiba Science &Technology Leadership Academy, an annual one-week, cross-cultural Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) exchange and leadership program for 16 high school students and eight teachers from Japan and the U.S. 
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Thursday, 13 November 2014

PEO Activity - Engiteer's

The Oakville Chapter is launching a new design activity series called Engiteer's! These events will be open to students in Grade 6 - 12 and will run during weekday evenings. Each event will operate independently, allowing students to come when they are available.
Our first event is going to be on November 27, 2014 from 6-8 pm. Students are invited to come and build a chair out of cardboard, and see if it can support the whole team! Refreshments will be provided, and prizes awarded to the top chairs! 

Please note that this is a student only event. Parents are welcome to drop students off and then explore the nearby area during the event.

To reserve your spot, register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/take-a-seat-an-engiteers-activity-tickets-14309497091

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Waterloo Unlimited - Grade 11 Program for March Break

Do you know an exceptional student with an array of interests? The transdisciplinary enrichment program Waterloo Unlimited, at the University of Waterloo, offers an excellent fit. Please consider passing on this opportunity to your highly engaged students.

Grade 11 Program | Theme of Design | March 16 -20,  2014 ( March Break for many schools)
Application deadline: December 15th, 2014

From engineering and the environment to science fiction and virtual reality, students will explore the theme of “Design” across disciplines.  Attending lectures, seminars, and workshops on the University campus, they will join a community of like-minded high school peers from across Canada as they learn the Design Process and its application.

Program fee: $450 includes meals
Supervised overnight shared hotel accommodation: $300


Details on all programs, including an easily printable flyer to distribute to students, available here: https://uwaterloo.ca/unlimited

Thank you for helping to get the word out about these opportunities.

Kind regards
Rae


Rae Crossman
Program Director, Waterloo Unlimited
Centre for Knowledge Integration
University of Waterloo
EV1 Room 206
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
519-888-4567, ext. 35159
rae@unlimited.uwaterloo.ca

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UW_Unlimited

Waterloo Unlimited offers an enriched, transdisciplinary learning experience for exceptional high school students from across Canada. https://uwaterloo.ca/unlimited

Friday, 24 October 2014

PEO (Oakville Chapter) Networking Dinner

The Oakville Chapter would like to invite high school students, teachers and professional engineers to a dinner event November 4, 2014. Open to all high school students and engineers in Oakville and Milton, this event is all about connecting local youth and teachers to local Engineers.

High School Students - Do you think Engineering is for You? Come out to learn about engineering and to ask licensed engineers about their experiences. Over the course of the evening you will be able to have conversations with working engineers about their work and educational experiences.

Engineers - Come share your experiences from education through to your career with aspiring students. Whether you live or work in the area, consider attending this event to share your knowledge and experiences with local students.

University Students - Come and share your educational experiences with local high school students, while also asking engineers about their careers.

Teachers - You are welcome to come and learn about the world of engineering education and careers!


6:00pm – Registration & Networking - make sure to bring a business card to enter the door prize draw. Students be sure to include your name, school and email, these will be helpful to keep in touch with the engineers you meet.

6:30pm – Welcome and Presentation by Darla Campbell. Darla is an engineer, and owner of The School of Leadership. She will kick-off the event with some networking tips to set students up for success, talking with the engineers at their tables.

6:45pm – Buffet Dinner

7:30pm - Panel Presentation - hear stories from a few engineers, and ask any more questions.

8:15pm - Wrap-Up and Door Prize Draw

Location: St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas St W

Register at the website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/do-you-think-engineering-is-for-you-student-information-dinner-tickets-8457246853

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

University of Toronto High School Design Competition

The University of Toronto High School Design Competition (UTHSDC) is taking place on Saturday, November 29th, 2014, from 9am-5pm. The registration fee is $40 for 4 student participants, and includes lunch for each of them. Please note that lunch options will be sent out closer to the date of the event.

I have been told that there is no limit to the number of students we can sign up, but last year they capped it at the last minute because a zillion students signed up from our school at the last minute.

See http://hiskule.skule.ca/home/events/uthsdc/ for more information

If you are interested, get a team together and bring me the $40, and I'll sign you up.

Mr. Lebourveau.

Friday, 10 October 2014

JWA Student Design Competition

The JWA Student Design Competition was started in 2011 to inspire and help students interested in architectural design to excel. About to enter into our 4th year, we are so lucky to have had the opportunity to mentor so many students in Oakville with a passion for design. Each year students that are interested are given a detailed and challenging architectural project to design in a competition individually. The design outlines range from Baseball announcement booths, to skating rinks, to modern town gathering spaces, but no matter the outline or requirements the idea is to give the opportunity to high school students getting ready to apply for university or college a taste of the industry.

We have had several students go on successfully to design and architectural schools after competing in SDC and we hope to continue helping students to succeed.

http://www.jwarchitect.com/#!student-design-competition/c138x

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Enrichment Mini-Course (EMC) @ Queen's University

The Enrichment Mini-Course (EMC) Residential Program is an opportunity for highly motivated above average and gifted high school students to come to Queen’s University for a week to study a subject of their choosing at an advanced level. It is designed to allow participants the freedom to interact and learn in an environment sensitive to their level of development. The residential program further simulates a “Total University Experience” with students staying on campus in residence for the duration of the program, eating breakfast and dinner each day in the cafeteria, as well as participating in extra-curricular activities each evening.

Program Date -  May 3-8, 2015
Registration Dates - February 3-April 10, 2015

The fee for the 2014 EMC Residence program will be $780.00.

For more information, visit: http://esu.queensu.ca/programs/high-school/emc-residence/

Financial aid and awards available at: http://esu.queensu.ca/registration/financial-aid-awards/

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Forum for Young Canadians

Are you smart, ambitious, and political? Do you want to be part of your community and your country’s future? Get involved now! The Forum for Young Canadians presents a fun and valuable opportunity to meet other young Canadians like you during a week-long behind-the-scenes trip in the world of federal politics at Parliament Hill. You’ll learn how to share, collaborate and turn your ideas into community action. You’ll meet Members of Parliament, Senators and other leading figures in government and the public service.

Dates

February 22 – 27, 2015
March 8 – 13, 2015
March 22 – 27, 2015

For more information visit http://forum.ca/

Parliamentary Page Program

Each year, 40 students are selected from high schools and CEGEPs across Canada to come to Ottawa to work as Pages in the House of Commons. Pages have the opportunity to learn about the House of Commons while witnessing the legislative process first hand.

Those hired as Pages work on a part-time basis during their first year of study at one of the universities in the National Capital Region.

Apply on-line by December 8, 2014

For more information, visit:  http://www.parl.gc.ca/employment/house/pageprogram/PP_Welcome-e.htm

OSSTF Student Achievement Awards

The Student Achievement Awards is a writing and creative arts competition which is open to all public secondary school students in Ontario. The competition is meant to encourage the intellectual development of our students and an interest in society. The 1984 Provincial Assembly established the awards in honour of Marion Drysdale, a secretary at OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Office for twenty-two years, for her dedicated work over so many years. Each year a new theme is determined by the Member Education Sub-Committee of the Communications/Political Action Committee. OSSTF/FEESO invites student writers and artists to submit creative work exploring this year’s theme: Transforming Character(s). Judging will be held at the school, District, Regional and Provincial levels. Eight provincial winners will be awarded $1000 each in prizes and will be invited to our Annual General Meeting in March where a video showcasing their work will be screened.

Visit http://www.osstf.on.ca/studentachievementawards for more information.

TEDxYouth@Toronto Conference

  • A must for any high school student interested in innovative ideas.
  • The largest TEDxYouth event in Toronto, with over 300 attendees from the GTA.
  • The place where Toronto’s curious high school students come together once a year at the Ontario Science Centre.
  • The conference that will spark discussions and “ideas worth spreading”.
  • Where: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto
  • When: Saturday, November 15th, 2014 – Full Day Event!
  • Who can attend: High school students across the GTA who are passionate about discovery and ready for a once in a lifetime experience are invited to apply to the conference. Only those who are accepted can attend (invitations are non-transferable). If your friends want to attend, make sure they fill out an application as well. For those who cannot join us in-person at the event, a live steam will be available on event day as well!
  • More information: http://tedxyouthtoronto.ca/apply/
  • Applications close Saturday October 11th at Midnight.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Go ENG Girl

Go ENG Girl provides an exciting opportunity for girls in grades 7-10 across Ontario and a parent/guardian to visit their local university campus and learn from women professionals, academics and students about the wonderful world of engineering.

While the girls enjoy fun hands-on activities and student exhibits, their parents are treated to an informative session about the path to a career in engineering. Join us for the 10th annual Go ENG Girl location near you.

Go ENG Girl is a popular free event and many of the locations will reach capacity prior to the big day. Reserve your spot by registering in advance! Both the girls and their parent/guardian are included in one single registration form, no need to submit a second form for the parent! Registration is now open!

Oct. 18th or 25th at various University/College locations.

Registration opens August 31, 2014 and fills early.

Waterloo Unlimited

Waterloo Unlimited is pleased to offer this year's on-campus high school enrichment programs for students from across Canada. Please consider passing on this information to students of exceptional potential.

Grade 12 Program | “Road Map to Research” | Wednesday, November 12 - Friday, November 14, 2014
Application deadline: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Expect an immersive, pre-university experience including an introduction to the art and science of reading academic papers, an opportunity to explore cutting-edge research discoveries with professors, and the chance to engage with current student researchers.
Program fee: $300 includes meals
Supervised overnight shared hotel accommodation: $180

Grade 11 Program | “Design” Theme | Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20, 2015. Dates may coincide with some school boards' March Break
Application deadline: Monday, December 15th , 2014

From engineering and the environment to science fiction and virtual reality, students will spend a week exploring the theme of design with a community of like-minded peers.
Program fee: $450 includes meals
Supervised overnight shared hotel accommodation: $300

Grade 10 Program | “Change” Theme | Sunday, May 10 - Thursday, May 14, 2015
Application deadline: Tuesday, March 10th , 2015

We live in the midst of change: technological change, social change, political change, environmental change. In modern times humankind has experienced an unprecedented rapidity of change. How do we adapt, or not adapt... and what are the consequences? Students will consider the perspectives of scientists, engineers, writers, and philosophers, as they examine the dynamics of “Change”.
Program fee: $450 includes meals
Supervised overnight shared residence accommodation: $160

Details on all programs, including an easily printable flyer to distribute to students, available here: https://uwaterloo.ca/unlimited

Waterloo Unlimited offers an enriched, transdisciplinary learning experience for exceptional high school students from across Canada. https://uwaterloo.ca/unlimited

Encounters with Canada

17 possible weeks in Ottawa with students from across Canada!
Students choose a specific area of interest
Students visit the House of Commons, Senate and tour the National Capital Region.
Programs fill up fast!!!
Sports and Fitness– Sept 14-20 Oct 12 - 18, Jan 25- 31, Apr 12-18
            Arts and Culture- Sept 7–13 Oct 26-Nov 1, Feb 1-7, Mar 8 – 14, Mar 29 – Apr 4.
            Medicine and Health–Oct 19-25, Feb 8-14, Mar 15-21
Experience Canada – June 28 – July 4
            Science and Technology – Sept 28 – Oct 4, Feb 22-28
            International Affairs – Oct 5-11, Mar 22-28
            Canada Remembers  - Nov 9 –15
Mental Health and Wellness – Nov 16 - 22
            Law – Nov 23-29
            RCMP – Feb 15-21
            Journalism and Communication –Nov 2 - 8, Mar 1-7
Politics in Canada – Apr 19 – 25
Ecology and the Environment – Sept 21-27, Apr 26-May2

VIMY: Canada’s Coming of Age – Apr 5 - 11

Monday, 16 June 2014

Laidlaw Foundation's Youth-led Community Change Program

  • Are you a youth-led group (a group of 3 or more young people between the ages of 15-29) working in a community in Ontario?
  • Do you have a project or idea that will positively affect the health and wellbeing of your peers and communities? Do you have a project or idea that will help get young people’s priorities and concerns heard?
  • Would some funding/resources help you get this project going in your community? 
If so, please check out Laidlaw Foundation’s Youth-Led Community Change program.

This is a funding opportunity that will support youth-led groups to make their projects happen.
  • Grants are generally between $5000-$20 000, and the maximum a group can ask for is $25 000.
  • Projects are usually 12-18months in length, but can be longer or shorter than that.
  • A youth-led group can apply on their own (its ok if you are a new group or informal group); or they can apply in partnership with another organization.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 7th, 2014
For more information about the program, including a link to the application templates please visit: http://laidlawfdn.org/2014/06/09/youth-led-community-change-program-application-deadline/