Monday, 14 September 2015


TEDxYouth@Toronto is:

  • a must for any high school student interested in innovative ideas
  • the largest TEDxYouth event in Toronto, with over 250 attendees from the GTA
  • a hot spot for Toronto’s curious high school students to spark discussions about “ideas worth spreading”.

The Details:

  • Where: The Masonic Temple (Info Tech Research Group), 888 Yonge Street, Toronto
  • When: Saturday, November 14th, 2015 – Full Day Event!
  • Who: high school students from across the GTA passionate about discovery and ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 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 livestream will be available on event day as well!

What to Expect by Attending

  • keep up with innovative thinking and thought-provoking dialogue in a unique program that promises to spark meaningful discussions.
  • engage with and listen to some of the brightest minds who will challenge you in new ways. Past speakers include: Marc Garneau, MP and former astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, entrepreneur; Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, Olympic gold medalists; and many more. Read more about our speakers at
  • renew your lifelong journey of discovery by participating in something big: TEDxYouth@Toronto is just one of hundreds of TEDxYouth events happening simultaneously around the around the world that celebrates Universal Children’s Day to empower and inspire youth
  • explore the Masonic Temple, a historic building added to the City of Toronto’s inventory of historic properties
  • share experiences, information and tips with other high school students in the GTA
For more information, visit

Go ENG Girl

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Explore the exciting field on engineering through this special event for girls in grades 7 to 11!

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 

For more information, visit

Waterloo Unlimited

Waterloo Unlimited, at the University of Waterloo, is currently preparing its 2015-16 high school enrichment programing. Details, including an easily printable flyer to distribute to students, available here:

Note: Grade 12 deadline is less than one month away!

Grade 12 Program | "Road Map to Research: Explore the frontiers of new knowledge" | Wednesday, November 18 - Friday, November 20, 2015 Application deadline: October 9th, 2015

Expect an immersive, pre-university experience focused on exploring cutting-edge research discoveries with professors, and the chance to engage with current student researchers. Also included: an introduction to the art and science of reading academic papers.
Program fee, includes all meals: $300. Supervised overnight shared hotel accommodation: $180

Grade 11 Program | "Design" Theme | Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 18, 2016. Dates may coincide with some school boards' March Break Application deadline: December 16th , 2015

From engineering and the environment to science fiction and virtual reality, students will spend a week exploring the theme of design with a community of like-minded peers.
Program fee, includes all meals: $500. Supervised overnight shared hotel accommodation: $300

Grade 10 Program | "Change" Theme | Sunday, May 15 - Thursday, May 19, 2016 Application deadline: March 9th , 2016

We live in the midst of change: technological change, social change, political change, environmental change. In modern times humankind has experienced an unprecedented rapidity of change. How do we adapt, or not adapt... and what are the consequences? Students will consider the perspectives of scientists, engineers, writers, and philosophers, as they examine the dynamics of "Change".
Program fee, includes all meals: $500. Supervised overnight shared residence accommodation: $160

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Zero to Startup

Starting on September 19, 2015, the Brookfield Institute at Ryerson University and Celestica are proud to offer the ZerotoStartup (Z2S) program, an initiative that provides young people between the ages of 12 to 17 with an experiential foundation in technology and exposure to entrepreneurship. The inaugural cohort is 75% filled, so we're encouraging applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Partial scholarships are also available, based on the merit of the application and financial need.

The ZerotoStartup program aims to provide participants with the skills and techniques to prepare them for a changing world and an increasingly technology-based future. Held every Saturday for 13 weeks, at the Centre for Social Innovation at Queen and Spadina, the program will offer training in robotics, web design, 3D printing, design thinking, startup experience, and personal branding, all the while providing access to industry mentors and experts. Detailed curriculum is available here:

You can visit for more information and instructions on how to apply. If you have more questions, please contact Anandhi at

If you think someone you know can benefit from this program, please feel free to forward them this email. You can also follow ZerotoStartup on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

Thank you,

Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ryerson University
Location: 10-002, 10 Dundas E. , Toronto, ON, M5B2G9
Mail: c/o Brookfield Institute, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B2K3