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Meet Brain Power Alumna Lauren Koek

AUGUST 22ND, 2020

Our impressive alumna Lauren Koek is passionate about making a positive change in the world and believes that advocating about human rights issues through law will help her achieve this goal. Here’s what she has to say: Brain Power has absolutely shaped me into who I am today. Dr Karine Rashkovsky has not only helped me improve my writing skills and my public speaking skills but has also taught me life skills (how to communicate with people, how to act professionally and the...

Andreea Murariu Wins QGEM Essay Contest!

AUGUST 22ND, 2020

Andreea Murariu won 2nd place in Queen’s University’s prestigious QGEM Essay Contest!  The QGEM is part of Queen’s iGEM team (International Genetically Engineered Machine), who “culture bacteria to re-engineer biology for new applications in medicine, the environment, and more.” Andreea has been a Brain Power student for many years and recently completed Senior 2 Language Arts — a course that rigorously prepared Andreea’s knockout essay-writing skills! She thanked Dr. Karine Rashkovsky for direction and support throughout: Dear Karine,  I got 2nd place on that essay contest (the...

Alumni Success Stories

JULY 30TH, 2020

Check out some of our recent alumni success stories and testimonials! Brain Power alumna Danielle Tsirulnikov will be starting her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto this fall. She just finished her Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University. She worked on a senior project course on virtual reality and its application to laboratory education at universities. Danielle also worked with an orthopaedic surgeon in developing an app for medical students to prepare them for the ortho section on their boards exam. Danielle says: I loved...

Summer Book Recommendations

JULY 30TH, 2020

Elizabeth (Summer Language Arts 3-4, above left) and Alfie (Entrance Exam Prep, above right) are both reading classic childrens’ books with animals as the main characters.  Elizabeth is following the hardships of the rabbits searching for a new home in Watership Down by Richard Adams. Alfie is reading about the adventures of Mrs. Frisby, a widowed field mouse, and her alliance with a group of former laboratory rats in Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien. Ilana (Intermediate 2 – above left) and Jennifer (Public Speaking alumna – above...

Future Medical Professionals

JUNE 30TH, 2020

This month we are featuring all of our Brain Power Alumni who are on their journey to becoming medical professionals. We are so proud of our future health specialists! PICTURED ABOVE (left to right, top to bottom) Annie Li
Bachelor of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Career Goals: Medicine and/or business David Firer
B.Sc. for Biological, Biomedical, and Life Sciences Program at McGill University, Microbiology and Immunology Major, Chemistry Minor
Career Goals: Specialized Doctor (e.g. neurologist) or University Professor Danielle Tsirulnikov
University of Toronto Master of Science in...