Tuesday, 12 December 2017

York University Biophysics Contest

The York University Biophysics Contest is a competition for Ontario high school students to create a presentation on a topic in the field of biophysics. The contest aims to investigate a rapidly growing frontier of science, and to promote skills in the communication of science. The goal is to demonstrate the interdisciplinary threads that connect together the physical and life sciences, which can seem and feel like disparate areas of science in high school and university! Students present a 12 minute presentation on a wide variety of topics. Top prize is $1000!!!

For more informaion, click here.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Shad Valley - Summer 2018

SHAD is a lifelong experience and begins with our month-long summer program, which will show you what you can achieve if you think big and pursue your extraordinary potential.

Each year, top-performing Grades 10, 11 and 12 students (Secondaire IV, V, or CEGEP 1 in Quebec) or the international equivalent, compete for a place in the month-long program, which is focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) disciplines. Approximately 900 students are accepted annually to participate and live in-residence on one of our host university campuses across Canada during the July program.

“SHAD is a time in your life when anything you think of can become a reality. I really believe if you go through high school without SHAD, you’re not getting the complete experience. It’s that essential. You have to go!” - Bruce Gao, SHAD '12

SHAD provides the unique opportunity to explore a university campus while still in high school, and experience higher learning in a supportive yet challenging environment. Included are lectures, seminars and workshops, presentations by industry leaders, working in teams to simulate a ‘startup’ project, and recreational activities. Meanwhile, parents can rest assured that SHAD works intensively with our university campus partners to ensure student safety, well-being, and access to needed services.

The SHAD Entrepreneurship Challenge is part of the program: teams of participants will collaborate, innovate and create a product or service by applying scientific principles, engineering a prototype, and developing business and marketing plans. A winning team is selected at each campus to polish off their projects for the SHAD - John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup held each fall. Take a look at last year's SHAD Cup in Pictures.

SHAD participants are also eligible for a volunteer summer internship for the month of August, immediately following the July in-residence university program.

The Application is extensive, and is due November 20, 2017. For more info, visit https://www.shad.ca/Apply.htm.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

TEDxYouth@Toronto November 12, 2017

TEDxYouth@Toronto is held annually in conjunction with Universal Children’s Day. The event follows the TED format, featuring a line-up of innovative and inspiring speakers and performers. The seventh edition of TEDxYouth@Toronto will be hosted for second year at the beautiful, historic old Masonic Temple in the heart of Toronto.

The event also features carefully chosen TED videos and interactive activities to fully engage the GTA’s brightest youth. The day incorporates networking sessions during and after the event to encourage participants, organizers, and presenters explore, share, and grow “ideas worth spreading.” The live audience will be made up of high school students from all over the city. All on-stage content will also be also be streamed live for audiences both local and global.

Follow TEDxYouth@Toronto at @TEDxYouthTO or at facebook.com/tedxyouthto for exciting updates throughout the year!

Also visit: https://www.tedxyouthtoronto.ca/

Go Eng Girl @ McMaster University Saturday October 21, 2017

Explore the exciting field on engineering through this special event for girls in grades 7 to 10! You will have the opportunity to:
    • Learn about Engineering @ McMaster University
    • Meet women currently studying engineering
    • Learn about some of the amazing things women engineers are doing
    • Participate in cool-hands on activities
    • Hear special guest speakers
To register, visit http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/engalumni/women_in_eng/go_eng_girl.html

John Willmott Architect 2017 Student Design Competition

The John Willmott Architect 2017 Student Design Competition allows high school students interested in the design field to participate in a university level design challenge. The competition gives students valuable experience, assists them in building their portfolio and provides the opportunity to win some great prizes.
There will be an information night on Thursday, September 28th. To secure a spot in the competition, students are encouraged to preregister by emailing studio@jwarchitect.com. Information for the competition is also available on our website www.jwarchitect.com. If you have any questions please direct them to studio@jwarchitect.com.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

National Youth Ambassador 150 Opportunities

Global Vision is pleased to launch the National Youth Ambassador Caucus: Canada 150 this June 2-6th, 2017 at the University of Ottawa/Parliament Hill. We are looking to engage youth leaders ages 16-25 to represent their region as Ambassadors and join with their peers from Coast to Coast to Coast. At the Caucus, the delegates will take on the challenges of Climate Change, Poverty Reduction, Governance and building a stronger economy. They will be joined by business, government and community leaders to open up the dialogue and seek innovative solutions to these challenges as we celebrate Canada’s 150th. Take a look at last year’s video of the NYAC http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/on-the-bright-side/episodes/48381357/2016.
Interested youth are welcome to apply by making a video outlining why they would like to have this opportunity and all details are available on our website http://www.globalvision.ca/nyac17/. The deadline for applications is May 1 2017.
Global Vision is also accepting applications for this summer’s Junior Team Canada Trade Mission to China. Thirty Five youth Ambassadors will be chosen to represent their region, as well as Canadian companies and educational institutions to further strengthen Canada’s trade ties with China. For details and how to apply for the trade mission, please refer to our linkhttp://www.globalvision.ca/jtc/. The trade mission to China will be held July 28th to August 15th. The deadline for applications is May 12, 2017.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

TORCH Operations Research Contest

The TORCH challenge will be held by University of Toronto Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Students. TORCH is a one-day contest where teams of three to four high school students solve problems related to operations research. You can join as a team with up to 3 other friends or sign up as an individual and meet other High School Students from around the city who passionate about Operations Research! For more information please see the attached document. 

Date: Saturday, March 18th
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street
Entry: Free

If you have any questions please feel free to contact info@orchallenge.com or visit their website http://orchallenge.org/