Awards and Accolades
We’re so proud of our awards and accolades!
Speaker’s Idol 2019
MARCH 29TH, 2019
On March 28, two Brain Power Language Arts and Public Speaking students, Andy Gong and Lauren Koek, competed in Speaker’s Idol 2019! Andy and Lauren were in the Top 5 in all of Ontario for the Grades 9-12 category! What an achievement! Andy Gong placed 3rd in all of Ontario that evening with his amazing speech! Many Brain Power students and staff attended the event to cheer on Andy and Lauren!’ CONGRATULATIONS, ANDY AND LAUREN! Andy and Karine Lauren and Karine
Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards
OCTOBER 31ST, 2018
Brain Power’s Founder & Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky (pictured left and below), was honoured by the City of Vaughan at the Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards. She was selected (by a panel of judges) as one of the city’s three Top Entrepreneurs Under 40 for 2018! A delegation of Brain Power staff (pictured below) attended the gala to celebrate this achievement! Pictured below (left to right): Jason Boulet, Dara Greaves, Rosanna Tsang, Fania and Reuven Rashkovsky, Karine Rashkovsky, Hannah Merchant, Katherine Griffin,...
ClimateWise Passion into Practice Award – 2018
OCTOBER 31ST, 2018
Brain Power is honoured to have been selected as the winner of the ClimateWise Passion into Practice Award for 2018! The ClimateWise Passion into Practice award is presented to a business that has demonstrated a holistic, integrated approach to embedding sustainability principles throughout their own operations, as well as the products or services they provide to customers and/or partners. Brain Power received the award on May 31st at the 2018 ClimateWise Evening of Recognition at which our very own Dr. Karine Rashkovsky acted as an MC! We...
RBC Women of Influence Entrepreneur Award
JUNE 6TH, 2018
Brain Power’s Founder and Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky (pictured left), considers her two most significant achievements to be the role she has played as a young female entrepreneur and the role she has played in inspiring other businesses and young business-leaders to be values-driven. She has been nominated several times by the Royal Bank of Canada’s Women Entrepreneur Awards (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) the premier national awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful female entrepreneurs across the country. In 2014 she received...
Speakers Idol 2018
MARCH 30TH, 2018
Two of Brain Power’s Public Speaking students won top places in the 2018 Speakers Idol competition (in Ontario)! This year’s contestants were asked to reflect on Simon Wiesenthal’s statement that “Freedom of speech is not freedom to propagate hatred.” Our very own Sam Gorman and Cora Usurelu (pictured below) placed FIRST and SECOND in the competition (respectively)! Another of our students, Diviya Leonard, placed in the top five! Congratulations, Sam, Cora, and Diviya! To see them speak, CLICK HERE (and scroll down the page)...