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Big Wins at DECA


Brain Power students took top spots in 40th Annual DECA Provincial Competitions – and they say their Public Speaking classes at Brain Power helped them win! Miyuki Mori (pictured above & below) placed in the top 20 in Ontario for her oral speaking skills, and Andreea Murariu (pictured below) and Cora Usurelu (pictured below) were both selected to move on to the Internationals! CONGRATULATIONS!
WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU! Andreea Murariu Cora Usurelu Miyuki Mori

Ivy League Summer


Brain Power Public Speaking student Ernest Tang (pictured below) has been accepted to the competitive Harvard Pre-College Program for the summer! Harvard Pre-College students will have the experience of being introduced to college life, attending challenging classes, living on campus, and enjoying fun excursions and activities. Ernest says: “The summer at Harvard’s Pre-College Program will be very unique and invaluable to my learning. I am so glad I found out about this program through Brain Power, and I am very grateful for being provided with this opportunity. I have high hopes...

SHAD Acceptances


Brain Power Senior 2 student Andy Gong, Senior 2 student Jason Li, and alumni Cora Usurelu (all pictured below) have all been accepted to SHAD! “SHAD’s mission is to empower exceptional youth to make the world a better place. Every July, a select group of Canada’s best and brightest high school students come together to experience SHAD’s unique experiential-learning program – rooted in the STEAM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics – while gaining entrepreneurial and workforce skills and a network for life.” CONGRATULATIONS, ANDY, JASON, AND CORA! Andy...

Diana Pik at York


Brain Power alumni Diana Pik is working on an honours biology degree at York University, and she recently had the opportunity to present her work at an Educational Experience Symposium to York University President and Vice-Chancellor, Rhonda Lenton. Diana says: “Thanks to both the writing as well as public speaking and presenting skills I learned at Brain Power, I was able to showcase my work to York University President and Vice-Chancellor, Rhonda Lenton. …I wanted to thank you for all of the...

Joze Piranian Visits!


We were excited to welcome Joze Piranian to our Public Speaking class on November 12th! Joze is a lifelong stutterer on the quest to confront his fears one stage a time. After spending most of his life avoiding speaking out of the fear of being judged for being “different,” he is now a TEDx speaker, Inspirational Speaker of the Year at Speaker Slam in 2017, and a stand-up comedian who has performed at the laugh Factory (Chicago), the Broadway Comedy Club (NY), Comedy Nest (Montreal), and Absolute Comedy...