Highlights

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

Canadian Mathematical Gray Jay Competition

MAY 30TH, 2022

Brain Power students Emma Fung and Roy Mei were awarded in the 2021 Canadian Mathematical Gray Jay Competition! Emma won a Gold Medal, and Roy made it to the Honour Roll!  WOW!
THAT’S AMAZING! CONGRATULATIONS,
EMMA AND ROY!

SuitUp/Snapchat Competition

MAY 30TH, 2022

Brain Power students participated in an innovative business pitch completion with SuitUp and Snapchat! What an amazing opportunity! At Brain Power we know two of the cornerstones of great enrichment education are analyzing and creating. Business competitions like this challenge students to think on their feet, adopt a growth mindset and perfect their communication skills. We are so proud of all the participants!

Mahaara Bhimani in Speaker’s Idol Finals

APRIL 30TH, 2022

What an exciting month! Brain Power Public Speaking student Mahaara Bhimani has been selected to compete at the junior-high level in the Speaker’s Idol 2022 finals! WHAT AN HONOUR!
THAT’S AMAZING! The Speaker’s Idol finals will be broadcast on May 4! WE WILL ALL BE CHEERING YOU ON, MAHAARA!

Mia Papadimitriou and Inaaya Zia Win at YPAM...

APRIL 30TH, 2022

Brain Power students Mia Papadimitriou (pictured left) and Inaaya Zia (pictured right) won Champion and Runner-Up (respectively) at their respective levels of the YPAM Annual Spelling Bee Contest! WOW! THAT’S AMAZING! CONGRATULATIONS, MIA AND INAAYA!

Lost & Found

JANUARY 30TH, 2022

For our most recent book club, we read a dystopian novel set in Toronto and written by local author Alex Andre. The book has been on Amazon’s top Sci-Fi dystopian literature list this year! The discussion was guided by Brain Power staff and the author himself. WOW! Students got to share their thoughts on the book with fellow brilliant students and ask the author questions too! What an amazing experience! Stay tuned for information on our next exciting Brain Power book club event!

The Lives of Animals

DECEMBER 1ST, 2019

On November 30, Brain Power’s book club met to have a detailed discussion of J. M. Coetzee’s The Lives of Animals. We also had a guest talk from Maureen Hutchison, a field educator with the Educated Choices Program, who discussed central issues in the book including the environment and modern agriculture. Our students had an enthusiastic reaction, and one of our Intermediate 1 students said, “I think that the book club was amazing and different than what I was expecting and that...

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...

The Importance of Being Earnest

OCTOBER 20TH, 2021

Dr. Ana-Maria Jerca, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, Brain Power students and families (…and even one BP alumni from Queen’s University!) attended a theatre-outing to enjoy Oscar Wilde’s classic play “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope, Ontario. Students in Intermediate and Senior Language Arts have been studying Oscar Wilde at Brain Power. What a treat to enjoy this great masterpiece together with live theatre! Post-show, we all congregated outdoors under the stars to deliberate the deeper takeaways from the play....

Virtual Tour of Canadian Supreme Court

AUGUST 31ST, 2021

In July and August, Brain Power students in our Entrance Exam Preparation course received a free remote tour of the Supreme Court of Canada! The students had such a wonderful time learning about Canada’s court structure and how the Supreme Court got its power and continues to hear appeals. What a great experience!

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