Highlights

Scroll down to see some great highlights from our newsletters, book club events, guest speakers, and field trips!
 

Evelyn Beilin Honoured at Model UN!

MAY 19TH, 2019

Brain Power student Evelyn Beilin recently participated in Model UN and won an Honourable Mention Award! That’s so great, Evelyn! For the Model UN, Evelyn was on the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC). In that committee, she was the French delegate, representing France on the topic of girls’ education. She worked with other delegates from other countries in the UN to determine how they could find resolutions to this problem. CONGRATULATIONS, EVELYN!

Andrey Gubarev Selected for Johns Hopkins CTY!

MAY 19TH, 2019

Brain Power Public Speaking andSenior 1 student Andrey Gubarev has been accepted into the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth! He made it after gruelling preparation and tests. He will be studying Advanced Biology with Johns Hopkins University this summer and neuroscience next year! Are you also interested in attending Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth? Join our Ivy League Prep – Training for Talent program (private or semi-private lessons)! For more information, see our summer programs: https://www.brainpower.ca/summer-programs/ CONGRATULATIONS, ANDREY!

Dorian Kang Wins First in OCC!

MAY 19TH, 2019

Intermediate 1 student Dorian Kang is the 2019 Ontario Chess Challenge (OCC) Final Grade 7 Champion! He will represent Ontario Grade 7 at the 2019 Canadian Chess Challenge (CCC) in Vancouver during the May long weekend! Wow! We love that our students are involved in so many extra-curricular activities. CONGRATULATIONS, DORIAN!

Ken Shibata Wins Silver in Toronto Science Fair!

MAY 19TH, 2019

We are so proud of Intermediate 1 student Ken Shibata (pictured with his linear motor train) who recently won a Silver Medal at the Toronto Science Fair on April 6! Toronto Science Fair (TSF) is the organization responsible for the Regional Science Fair for Toronto. TSF seeks to offer a top quality science fair experience for all students in Toronto from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Some of the gold medal winners there will be able to go on to compete in the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May. http://torontosciencefair.ca/ CONGRATULATIONS, KEN!

Antigone

FEBRUARY 23RD, 2019

On May 4th, a group of Brain Power students, led by Dr. Karine Rashkovsky and Dr. Jason Boulet, attended the Young People’s Theatre’s production of Antigone. This production is a fresh and timely adaptation of the classic Greek story, inspired by the 2014 student umbrella protest in Hong Kong and the 1989 uprising in Tiananmen Square. In this riveting new play, “re-education” awaits anyone who questions the state’s traditional doctrine. Antigone faces high stakes as she stands up for her brother...

Lingustics Book Club

OCTOBER 26TH, 2018

If we had to, would humans actually be able to talk to aliens? Backed by science, Brain Power tackled this fascinating linguistics puzzle—and more—at our fall book club, hosted by Dr. Karine Rashkovsky and our resident linguist, Dr. Cassandra Chapman!

Dave Silverberg Visits!

MARCH 23RD, 2019

Brain Power recently welcomed David Silverberg as a guest speaker to our Public Speaking classes!  David is a very successful journalist who writes for the BBC, Washington Post, Vice Magazine, and Toronto’s NOW, and who is also the theatre director and founder of Canada’s largest spoken word organizations! While at Brain Power, David shared tips and knowledge, taking our students through various fun exercises to improve their communication skills! Thank you, David! 
It was a pleasure to have you!

Joze Piranian Visits!

NOVEMBER 22ND, 2018

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...

Brain Power at 2018 Grand Slam

NOVEMBER 30TH, 2018

Pictured above (left to right): Brain Power alumni Nicole Rayskin, Brain Power Instructor Patrick de Belen, Founder & Director Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, Brain Power student Slava Samokhina, Brain Power alumni Erik Fridman, and Brain Power alumni Jane Illiaranova. On November 28, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky’s Public Speaking classes attended the 2018 Grand Slam, an inspirational public speaking competition hosted by Speaker Slam! The event was held at Jane Mallett Theatre in Toronto, and it was absolutely incredible! What a fantastic lineup of inspirational speakers and infectious...

Recording Studio 2018!

JUNE 30TH, 2018

On June 3rd and 6th, Karine took Brain Power’s Public Speaking students to a professional recording studio in Toronto to record their end-of-year final projects: self-made podcasts.  The students — who have been practicing a range of presentation skills — worked with a voice coach and sound engineer to perfect their final products. The students had an amazing time and learned so much! Their recordings will be part of their course yearbook, which will showcase the impressive growth in their skills this year. GREAT WORK, EVERYONE! Click...

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