Saturday, 25 April 2015

Science is Beautiful Art Competition

Beauty is in the eye of the scientist...

The 3rd Annual Science is Beautiful Competition aims to generate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by having high school students use various forms of art to conceptualize science in unique and interesting ways! Participants, whether it be done individually or in a group, must create an original work of art that either uses a scientific concept to create the main elements of the work (e.g. freezing flowers in liquid nitrogen and photographing them as they shatter on impact), or use more conventional artistic media to represent a scientific concept in an original way (e.g. a painting or musical composition representing the Big Bang).

Works of art entered in the contest, accompanied by the descriptions and participant information (full name(s), grade and school as well as a signed consent form) must be submitted by Friday, May 29th, 2015, before 4pm. Only one entry per person or group is allowed. All entries (or any questions about the contest) should be sent to Let's Talk Science at McMaster at

For more details and instructions, please read the following documents:  1 2 3, or contact:

Rachel Ward-Maxwell & Erin Macpherson
Let's Talk Science Outreach Program Coordinators
McMaster University
c/o Department of Chemistry
1280 Main Street West  Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Secondary Leadership Courses at OELC

The Ontario Education Leadership Centre offers several leadership courses during the summer, each with a particular theme.

Secondary Arts: Inspiring Leadership (June 23 - June 29)
Grades 9-12.
Leadership development through the medium of arts and music. A creative environment helping students gain new insights, imagine and build possibilities for themselves, their schools and the world around them. You can choose a main focus (Music - vocal or instrumental, drama, dance, visual art)

Secondary Athletic Leadership (June 29 - July 5) or (July 6 - July 12)
Grade 9-­12.
Leadership development through athletics. The ideal candidate is not required to be a top athlete but instead has leadership potential and is interested/involved in school athletics.

Secondary French Athletic Leadership (July 19 - July 25)
Grade 9-­12.
Leadership development through athletics offered in French. Applicants from French immersion schools will be asked to take an informal language proficiency test.

For more information, click here.