Wednesday, 25 February 2015

DX Canadian High School Design Competition

Design Exchange is proud to announce the 20th Annual DX Canadian High School Design Competition. This competition promotes the study and awareness of all design disciplines in schools across Canada and is open to all high school students at junior (grades 9 and 10) and senior (grades 11 and 12) levels.

Prizes are awarded at both levels in five categories:

  • Industrial Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Costume Design
  • Architecture/Interior Design
  • Graphic Design

Submission deadline: April 24, 2015

More information can be found here.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

iSci McMaster Unversity Science Workshops

Students in McMaster's Science Faculty are running a high school workshop on March 7th, 2015 from 12:30 - 4:40, in order to expose students to McMaster University and the faculty of Science. It is open to students from grades 9-12. Snacks and refreshments are provided, but students must provide their own transportation. More information about this activity can be found here.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

The 2015 CBC Creative Nonfiction Competition

The 2015 CBC Creative Nonfiction Competition is open!


WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished work of creative nonfiction between 1200 and 1500 words.
WHEN: Competition runs from January 1 to March 1.
WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit.
HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by clicking the "submit" link below or, if you wish to submit by mail, you can download the offline submission form.
A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

Defining Creative Nonfiction

The Creative Nonfiction Prize includes memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles. While the events must be real and the facts true, creative nonfiction conveys your message through the use of literary techniques such as characterization, plot, setting, dialogue, narrative and personal reflection. In works of creative nonfiction, the writer's voice and opinion are evident. The work should be accessible to a general reading audience (i.e., not written for a specialized or academic audience).

For more information click here.

Polar Expressions Publishing Writing Contests

The young people of Canada have an outstanding ability that is often not recognized by the literary world. The creativity they are able to display through their writing can be astounding. We, at Polar Expressions Publishing, believe those youngsters should have an opportunity to share their work and see what their peers are thinking about. We want to provide that important venue so they are able to write about these things in a positive environment.

Each year we hold two contests, which are open to Canadian students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Over $10,000 is awarded in cash prizes to schools and students who participate!

There is no entry fee and no obligation to purchase anything. Summer Poetry and Short Story Entry Deadlines are coming up soon!

For more information click here.

Literacy Teens Halton

Literary Teens Halton is a literary and art magazine serving teens in Halton, dedicated to publishing written works and artworks for junior and high school students in grades 5 to 12 (ages 10 to 19) in Halton. We invite original, previously unpublished contributions in forms of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, review, as well as art and photography. The magazine is published in both printed and online editions. We aim to serve the community by creating a shared space to foster and feature the creativity and imagination of our young writers and artists in Halton. Some more information can be found at the website here.

Canadian Music Competition

You excel in classical music and are aged between 7 and 30 years old? You want to develop your potential and challenge yourself? Discover the CMC, a three stage competition taking place in some fifteen cities across Canada that offers more than $100,000 in scholarships every year.

For more information, click here

Monday, 9 February 2015

McMaster Brain Bee - April 9, 2015

The Brain Bee is a competition for high school students, grades 9 through 12. Students answer questions about the brain and neuroscience research. It is designed to stimulate interest and excitement about brain research.  Students study topics on memory, sleep, intelligence, emotion, perception, stress, aging, brain imaging, neurology, neurotransmitters, genetics, and brain disease (just to list a few). It is an exciting opportunity for high school students to learn about the brain and the importance of brain research. It brings the students to the university in their area to meet students and professors who are doing brain research. It is an avenue of communication, through media and students, to raise awareness of brain research in the community. It is a mechanism to attract bright young minds to the study of neuroscience. The Brain Bee is an effective recruitment tool.  Many brain bee competitors go on to study the brain because of their experience as high school competitors in the Brain Bee.

More information about the competition can be found here.


Friday, 6 February 2015

Grand Tour of Italy

Spend March Break 2016 in the beautiful country of Italy. Rome, Florence, Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii, Assissi, Pisa and Venice. Amazing history, scrumptious food, gorgeous vistas...a trip of a lifetime. See Ms. Loft for more detailed itinerary and price quote. Information meeting Tuesday, February 17th at 7 pm in A119.  If you sign up before March 2nd, you get $100 off the cost of the trip. Don't spend another March Break in the cold and snow. There is a Leadership and Innovation Conference in Rome during the time we will be there. We need minimum 20-25 travelers to attend this conference....if you would like this option, tell your friends. You would get CAS hours for this experience. Click here for the poster.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

TORCH - Operations Research Competition at University of Toronto

Operations Research is an interdisciplinary field of study that, through the use of techniques from engineering, computer science and mathematics, aims to understand and solve complex decision-making problems in a variety of settings, including manufacturing, service industries, logistics, healthcare, energy, and finance.

TORCH 2015 is the fifth annual operations research challenge organized at the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department at University of Toronto. TORCH is a one-day contest where teams of 3 to 4 high school students solve 5 to 10 problems related to different application areas of operations research. TORCH 2015 will be held on Saturday March 21st. If you are a high school student, join us at the University of Toronto for TORCH 2015!

Registration for TORCH 2015 is free, but space is limited. Sign-up is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Check out for more information, including past competitions.

Science... Unlimited!

Science Unlimited offers high school students (currently in grade 10) a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a week of workshops and activities from 5 separate U of T departments. Last year’s program saw 22 students doing everything from building solar cells to looking for magnetic traces in the earth to the Physics of Chaos to playing a real-life version of “Angry Birds”!

Dates: August 10 - 14, 2015
Time: 9:30-4:30 daily
Location: UofT Downtown Campus
Cost: $299 (before April 30th), $325
Regular Deadline: June 15th
(applications received after this date will be considered as space is available)

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