Highlights

Scroll down to see some great highlights from our newsletters, book club events, guest speakers, and field trips!
 

VBEC Mentorship

JULY 22ND, 2017

Brain Power’s Founder and Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky-Tomas, was selected by VBEC (Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre) to be one of Ontario’s six professional mentors to a group of 30 very talented, grant-winning youth entrepreneurs (ages 15 – 29). Here is Karine (pictured left) during one of her exciting and passion-filled seminars on strategic communication and networking for … Continue reading "VBEC Mentorship"

University Success!

JULY 1ST, 2017

Brain Power would like to share some great success stories from a few of our students who attended this year’s University Preparation workshop! Ashley Chen was accepted to top programs in Management, Business, and Commerce at the University of Toronto, Western University, the University of Waterloo, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen’s University, and York University. … Continue reading "University Success!"

The Pearl

MARCH 30TH, 2017

On March 26th, our book club discussed some “deep thoughts” about John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl.” Steinbeck’s classic novella asks important questions about how we determine the value of anything, whether it be a pearl or a human life. It also sheds an unflattering light on the extent to which greed influences our thoughts and actions,even … Continue reading "The Pearl"

Around the World in 80 Days

JANUARY 29TH, 2017

On January 28th Brain Power’s Book club had a great time talking about Jules Verne’s adventure classic “Around the World in 80 Days” (1873). We made the classroom into a virtual world tour with stations representing Phileas Fogg’s stops on his amazing trip around the world in 80 days, and book club members travelled from … Continue reading "Around the World in 80 Days"

Patrick de Belen

JUNE 14TH, 2017

On June 21st, Brain Power’s Public Speaking students were visited by award-winning poet, youth educator, and workshop facilitator, Patrick de Belen! For the past seven years, Patrick has visited about 100 schools, holding spoken word poetry workshops for the students. In 2012 he became the youngest spoken-word poet to hold the National Championship title at … Continue reading "Patrick de Belen"

Jay Heinrichs

JANUARY 20TH, 2017

On February 8th, Jay Heinrichs, New York Times bestselling author of “Thank You for Arguing” joined our Public Speaking class by teleconference to share his vast knowledge on the art of persuasion! Having spent 25 years in journalism and publishing, Jay Heinrichs is now a highly sought-after speaker on the subject of rhetoric and persuasion. … Continue reading "Jay Heinrichs"

Recording Studio Visit – 2016/17

JULY 1ST, 2017

Brain Power’s Public Speaking class went on their annual visit to a recording studio! Our students got a chance to record their self-made speeches and podcasts, putting much of the theory they learned in class into practice. They also received valuable feedback from a professional voice coach, and they got to see “behind the scenes” … Continue reading "Recording Studio Visit – 2016/17"

Ira Glass at Massey Hall

MAY 15TH, 2017

On Saturday, May 13th, Brain Power students went to see Ira Glass at Massey Hall! “The creator of the award-winning public radio show This American Life talked about his program and how it’s put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for the show, how he and his staff are … Continue reading "Ira Glass at Massey Hall"

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