Highlights

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

Vaughan Honours Karine!

SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2017

Brain Power’s Founder & Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky-Tomas, has been selected as one of three honoured entrepreneurial panelists at Canada’s Small Business Launch Event – Vaughan (@ Vaughan Chamber of Commerce) on October 17th. Karine represents an established Vaughan business owner and will be sharing her entrepreneurial journey at the launch event. Small Business Week … Continue reading "Vaughan Honours Karine!"

W.B.I. Championships

SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2017

As part of team Canada, our very own Michal Moshkovich (alumni) and Jessica Peter (current student) won 2nd place in the World Business Innovation Championship. After winning 1st place in the national competition, they travelled to Odessa, Ukraine to compete against 32 teams from other countries. CONGRATULATIONS, MICHAL AND JESSICA!

Fahrenheit 451 (Coming Oct. 28)

AUGUST 25TH, 2017

In Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” the American government has banned all books. Any books that are found are burned on the spot by “firemen” employed for the purpose. (Did you know that paper burns at 451°F?) Distracted by the pursuit of comfort and pleasure promoted by the mass media, the illiterate citizens lack the knowledge … Continue reading "Fahrenheit 451 (Coming Oct. 28)"

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"

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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