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 or visit their website

Engineers without Borders -- Social Change and Youth Leadership Conference

The Social Change and Youth Leadership Conference (SCYLC) hosted by the University of Toronto Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. This conference provides an opportunity for ambitious high school students to get involved and learn more about global development problems as well as being able to experience 2 days of university life!

The event will take place at the University of Toronto, St. George campus from May 27 to 28 (we will be providing accommodation and food for students).

This year, the theme of the conference is Technology Raceway. On Saturday, students will hear from guest speakers on risk and resource management in a global context. After a day of listening to our amazing speakers, they will stay overnight in one of the university’s residences and participate in meaningful discussions and fun activities. On Sunday, the students will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in a design challenge. Students will be divided into teams and given three hours to tackle a real-world development issue and the winning team will receive a prize.

The registration cost is $89 CAD which includes residence, all meals, conference materials, a t-shirt and other conference takeaways. Students may earn free admissions through referrals!

For more information, e-mail

Global Engineering Conference

The sixth annual Global Engineering Conference is to be held on Saturday March 11th, 2017 at the McMaster Innovations Park.

The Global Engineering Conference 2017 features: Engineering a Healthier World. Since engineering is an interdisciplinary field that has a vital impact on several fields including healthcare, our conference will be themed around a central question:
How is engineering facilitating innovation within the healthcare field?
Through this interdisciplinary event, we hope to encourage our delegates to collaborate and reflect on how engineering can address the dynamic and growing healthcare needs that our society faces. It is critical that engineers and healthcare professionals work together to provide innovative solutions for current and long term medical needs. Our conference will provide the avenue to do just that.

The McMaster University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders is arranging this conference to provide a wide range of workshops, presentations and a panelist discussion to explore issues and developments with engineering and healthcare fields.

For additional information, please visit our website at:

You can also check out our Facebook event page where we will be constantly posting updates:

Tickets are now available through eventbrite:

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at:

In closing, we would be sincerely honoured if you will accept our invitation to attend the 2017 Global Engineering Conference.

McMaster Engineering/Programming Events for Girls

There are Two Free Outreach Events for High School Girls being held at McMaster University in May and June this year.

For more information on Outreach for Girls Conference for girls in Grade 9 to 12 – Thursday, June 1, 2017 visit our web site:

Eng Overnight: for Grade 11 Girls – Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13, 2017 visit our web site:

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Waterloo Unlimited - Grade 10

Grade 10 Program | Theme of “Change”
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”.

May 14 - 18, 2017 | 5-day program
Program fee: $550 (includes meals; HST)
Supervised residence accommodation fee: $180

Our ideal candidates are:

  • well-rounded academic achievers: literate, articulate, numerate, and collaborative
  • engaged with and contribute positively to family, community, and public good; and
  • curious about an array of subjects, creative, positive, responsible, and enthusiastic self-starters!

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

For more information, click here.