Awards and Accolades
We’re so proud of our awards and accolades!
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)...
APRIL 12TH, 2017
In 2017, Brain Power Public Speaking students attended the Speakers Idol (provincial) finals at the Toronto Centre for the Arts … and one of them won second place! Congratulations to our public speaking student, Caroline Cui (pictured left), for placing second in the 2017 Speaker’s Idol (provincial) competition! Three other Brain Power students made it to the semi-finals: Alexandra Garber, Lev Raizman, and Alicia Kogan. We are proud of all the Brain Power students who participated!
Order of Vaughan
NOVEMBER 30TH, 2016
In 2016, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky (pictured left), Founder and Director of Brain Power, was nominated for the Order of Vaughan. Karine’s nomination was supported by letters of reference from Bill Fisch, former CEO and Chair of York Region and Dr. Sandra Schecter, full professor (and former graduate studies director) at York University’s Faculty of Education. What an honour! Congratulations, Karine! At Brain Powers opening gala, in the foreground: Bill Fisch (far left), Karine (second from left), and Sandra Schecter (far right).
Notable Social Entrepreneur Award (Ontario)
NOVEMBER 1ST, 2016
In 2016, Brain Power’s Founder and Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky (pictured left), was nominated (and received the highest number of votes) for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year in Ontario (Notable), which recognized her creation of innovative solutions to the problems of both status-quo-proliferating education and accessibility to top-caliber programs for high-achieving students. `Congratulations, Karine!