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Brain Power Students Selected for Harvard Summer School

MARCH 27TH, 2021

Brain Power students Risha Reddy and Alex Balaci have been selected to participate in this year’s Harvard Summer School — and Alex has also been selected for SHAD! Harvard Summer School offers two different programs that both offer a transformative introduction to college life. Participants get exposure to college-level academics, meet new friends from around the world, strengthen their college applications, and build important life skills for future college success!  WE’RE PROUD OF YOU, RISHA AND ALEX!

Karine Rashkovsky Honoured at Inspiring Women 2021!

MARCH 27TH, 2021

Brain Power’s founder and director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, was invited by Stephen Lecce, Ontario Minister of Education, to be honoured at the Inspiring Women’s 2021 (Virtual) Celebration on March 8. This celebration brought together selected outstanding female entrepreneurs, philanthropists, business and non-profit leaders and pioneers. WE’RE PROUD OF YOU, KARINE!

Cora Usurelu Wins Chancellor’s Scholarship


Brain Power alumna Cora Usurelu has been selected as one of 50 recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Chancellor’s Scholarship (valued at $36,000)! The scholarship requires that the candidate demonstrate superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, and proven leadership qualities. Cora will be attending her first year of Queen’s Commerce in the fall! CONGRATULATIONS, CORA!

Achinthyaa Kaveri Wins Writing Competition


Brain Power student Achinthyaa Kaveri has been awarded the Silver Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers for her short story “The Last Painting.” In the past, the Scholastic Awards has recognized some famous artists when they were teenagers, including  Andy Warhol, Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Kay Walkingstick CONGRATULATIONS, ACHINTHYAA!

Jerry Di Researches Tourette Syndrome

JANUARY 23RD, 2021

Brain Power student Jerry Di has been working with people from the University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, and other institutions develop new ways to diagnose and treat people with Tourette syndrome. In an article on, Jerry says, “We are building a virtual therapy platform that uses machine learning to diagnoses patients and treats them through specialized therapy. ” Jerry tells Brain Power, “Huge thanks to Brain Power over the past few years for helping me out on a lot of the skills needed for this pursuit!” ...