Dr. Karine Rashkovsky Awarded Order of Vaughan
JANUARY 11TH, 2022
On December 21, 2021, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, Founder and Director of Brain Power, received the Order of Vaughan, which “recognizes individuals who have been influential in shaping our city and contributed to the greater good of the community.” At the ceremony, Karine accepted her award from Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, and several Brain Power alumni presented heartfelt speeches about their journeys through the years with Brain Power. See the video below!
Emma Fung Wins Gold in Gray Jay Competition
DECEMBER 17TH, 2021
Brain Power student Emma Fung won a Canada-wide Gold Award (which is the highest award possible) in the Canadian Gray Jay Mathematical Competition! WOW! THAT’S AMAZING, EMMA! Fellow Brain Power student Roy Mei got on the Honour Roll, and several other Brain Power students performed with distinction or honours! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Mark Raspopov Wins Global Math Olympiad Scholarship
DECEMBER 17TH, 2021
Brain Power student Mark Raspopov has won a Global Math Olympiad Scholarship (GMOS)—he is the first Canadian winner–and helped to bring Singapore International Mastery Challenge Center (SIMCC) contests to Canada! What a change-maker — and what a great new opportunity that is now available, thanks to Mark, for young Canadian math enthusiasts! After many gentle nudges, he was able to convince SIMCC to bring two Global Math Olympiads to Canada. Mark has won two Gold Medals for two Global Math Olympiads (SASMO and SIMOC) provided by the SIMCC, and he has been accepted into the International...
Zoe Kagan Selected for Soul Pepper Curtain Up...
NOVEMBER 20TH, 2021
Brain Power Public Speaking student Zoe Kagan was selected from many applicants for Toronto’s competitive Soulpepper Curtain Up Program. Many students applied to be mentored by Toronto’s top performance artists and educators, and Zoe was chosen! THAT’S AMAZING! CONGRATULATIONS, ZOE!
Krishna Basani Wins SHAD Design Challenge
OCTOBER 24TH, 2021
Brain Power alumna Krishna Basani’s team won this year’s SHAD Design Challenge at the University of Calgary! They received the Best Application of Theme, Best Application of Science, Best Prototype and Best Overall awards for their design! THAT IS AMAZING! WAY TO GO, KRISHNA!