Friday, 24 October 2014

PEO (Oakville Chapter) Networking Dinner

The Oakville Chapter would like to invite high school students, teachers and professional engineers to a dinner event November 4, 2014. Open to all high school students and engineers in Oakville and Milton, this event is all about connecting local youth and teachers to local Engineers.

High School Students - Do you think Engineering is for You? Come out to learn about engineering and to ask licensed engineers about their experiences. Over the course of the evening you will be able to have conversations with working engineers about their work and educational experiences.

Engineers - Come share your experiences from education through to your career with aspiring students. Whether you live or work in the area, consider attending this event to share your knowledge and experiences with local students.

University Students - Come and share your educational experiences with local high school students, while also asking engineers about their careers.

Teachers - You are welcome to come and learn about the world of engineering education and careers!

6:00pm – Registration & Networking - make sure to bring a business card to enter the door prize draw. Students be sure to include your name, school and email, these will be helpful to keep in touch with the engineers you meet.

6:30pm – Welcome and Presentation by Darla Campbell. Darla is an engineer, and owner of The School of Leadership. She will kick-off the event with some networking tips to set students up for success, talking with the engineers at their tables.

6:45pm – Buffet Dinner

7:30pm - Panel Presentation - hear stories from a few engineers, and ask any more questions.

8:15pm - Wrap-Up and Door Prize Draw

Location: St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas St W

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

University of Toronto High School Design Competition

The University of Toronto High School Design Competition (UTHSDC) is taking place on Saturday, November 29th, 2014, from 9am-5pm. The registration fee is $40 for 4 student participants, and includes lunch for each of them. Please note that lunch options will be sent out closer to the date of the event.

I have been told that there is no limit to the number of students we can sign up, but last year they capped it at the last minute because a zillion students signed up from our school at the last minute.

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If you are interested, get a team together and bring me the $40, and I'll sign you up.

Mr. Lebourveau.

Friday, 10 October 2014

JWA Student Design Competition

The JWA Student Design Competition was started in 2011 to inspire and help students interested in architectural design to excel. About to enter into our 4th year, we are so lucky to have had the opportunity to mentor so many students in Oakville with a passion for design. Each year students that are interested are given a detailed and challenging architectural project to design in a competition individually. The design outlines range from Baseball announcement booths, to skating rinks, to modern town gathering spaces, but no matter the outline or requirements the idea is to give the opportunity to high school students getting ready to apply for university or college a taste of the industry.

We have had several students go on successfully to design and architectural schools after competing in SDC and we hope to continue helping students to succeed.!student-design-competition/c138x

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Enrichment Mini-Course (EMC) @ Queen's University

The Enrichment Mini-Course (EMC) Residential Program is an opportunity for highly motivated above average and gifted high school students to come to Queen’s University for a week to study a subject of their choosing at an advanced level. It is designed to allow participants the freedom to interact and learn in an environment sensitive to their level of development. The residential program further simulates a “Total University Experience” with students staying on campus in residence for the duration of the program, eating breakfast and dinner each day in the cafeteria, as well as participating in extra-curricular activities each evening.

Program Date -  May 3-8, 2015
Registration Dates - February 3-April 10, 2015

The fee for the 2014 EMC Residence program will be $780.00.

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Financial aid and awards available at:

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Forum for Young Canadians

Are you smart, ambitious, and political? Do you want to be part of your community and your country’s future? Get involved now! The Forum for Young Canadians presents a fun and valuable opportunity to meet other young Canadians like you during a week-long behind-the-scenes trip in the world of federal politics at Parliament Hill. You’ll learn how to share, collaborate and turn your ideas into community action. You’ll meet Members of Parliament, Senators and other leading figures in government and the public service.


February 22 – 27, 2015
March 8 – 13, 2015
March 22 – 27, 2015

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Parliamentary Page Program

Each year, 40 students are selected from high schools and CEGEPs across Canada to come to Ottawa to work as Pages in the House of Commons. Pages have the opportunity to learn about the House of Commons while witnessing the legislative process first hand.

Those hired as Pages work on a part-time basis during their first year of study at one of the universities in the National Capital Region.

Apply on-line by December 8, 2014

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OSSTF Student Achievement Awards

The Student Achievement Awards is a writing and creative arts competition which is open to all public secondary school students in Ontario. The competition is meant to encourage the intellectual development of our students and an interest in society. The 1984 Provincial Assembly established the awards in honour of Marion Drysdale, a secretary at OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Office for twenty-two years, for her dedicated work over so many years. Each year a new theme is determined by the Member Education Sub-Committee of the Communications/Political Action Committee. OSSTF/FEESO invites student writers and artists to submit creative work exploring this year’s theme: Transforming Character(s). Judging will be held at the school, District, Regional and Provincial levels. Eight provincial winners will be awarded $1000 each in prizes and will be invited to our Annual General Meeting in March where a video showcasing their work will be screened.

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TEDxYouth@Toronto Conference

  • A must for any high school student interested in innovative ideas.
  • The largest TEDxYouth event in Toronto, with over 300 attendees from the GTA.
  • The place where Toronto’s curious high school students come together once a year at the Ontario Science Centre.
  • The conference that will spark discussions and “ideas worth spreading”.
  • Where: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto
  • When: Saturday, November 15th, 2014 – Full Day Event!
  • Who can attend: High school students across the GTA who are passionate about discovery and ready for a once in a lifetime experience are invited to apply to the conference. Only those who are accepted can attend (invitations are non-transferable). If your friends want to attend, make sure they fill out an application as well. For those who cannot join us in-person at the event, a live steam will be available on event day as well!
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  • Applications close Saturday October 11th at Midnight.