Brain Power Summer Newsletter
August 2022
This newsletter includes:
  • Refer-a-Friend Deals: Enjoy rewards for sharing your love for Brain Power!
  • Fall/Winter Registration: Rolling registration continues, with many waitlists
  • New Location: Our new Toronto location at the Prosserman JCC!
  • New Workshops: Math Masters, Pre-IB, Admissions & Applications
  • University Success: Our University Prep Students' Success Stories!
  • Student Accomplishments & Awards: Amazing Accomplishments!
  • Alumni News: Lauren Koek and Future Lawyers International
  • Brain Power Events: Exciting Educational Opportunities!
  • In the News: Brain Power Featured in Dolce Magazine!
  • Student Opportunities: Contests, Competitions, Workshops
  • Alumni of the Month
  • ...and more! 
Refer-a-Friend Deals

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Registration on NOW

in VaughanHamilton, & Toronto!

In-Person AND Virtual Classes Available!
Registration for Fall/Winter 2022-23 is on NOW!

Classes now available in Vaughan AND Hamilton!

In-person and virtual options are available!

Check out our Fall/Winter 2022-23 schedule at the link below!
Fall/Winter 2022-23 Schedule - CLICK HERE!
at the Prosserman JCC!

In addition to our locations in Vaughan and Hamilton, Brain Power is now offering our programs in Toronto at our NEW location in the Prosserman JCC!

Join our amazing instructors for our one-of-a-kind Language Arts, Math and Problem Solving, and Public Speaking programs in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North York!

To find out more about our course offerings in Toronto, check out the schedule (below) or contact our office:
Check Out Our Toronto Offerings - CLICK HERE!
Our NEW Math Program for Grades 1-2!

Our new Primary Math Masters program is designed to ignite a passion for mathematics in students in Grades 1-2, teaching them how to think critically and helping them develop strong core math skills.

Our young math masters are exposed to an accelerated Canadian Grade 1-2 curriculum through a series of engaging theory lessons, group activities and a dynamic ‘crack the code’ project!

Spaces Are Limited! Register Soon!
For More Info on Math Masters - CLICK HERE!
Pre-IB Transition Workshop &
Admissions and Applications Workshop
In addition to our longstanding Entrance Exam Preparation workshops, Brain Power now also has a workshop for those transitioning into Pre-IB (Grade 9) and an Admissions and Applications Workshop (Grades 5-8) for those trying for a Canadian independent school (with or without an exam).

Our Pre-IB Transition Workshop is designed to prepare students for the new demands of IB, as well as to help them understand the formal requirements and evaluation structure of the programme, so they can make a successful transition into the Pre-IB (Grade 9) programme.

Our Admissions and Applications Workshop (Grades 5-8) is designed to give students the confidence and clarity for successful admission to junior-high and high-school programs (such as University of Toronto Schools, Upper Canada College, Branksome Hall, Royal St. Georges Colleges, Bishop Strachan, and many more). We also help families review and understand ‘fit’ for various schools and programs, as well as build a schedule plan to complete open house visits and applications.

Our students are admitted at five times the average admission entry rate for their program of choice.  
Join us to take the first step to admission success!

Spaces Are Limited! Register Soon!

For More Info on Pre-IB/IB Transition - CLICK HERE!
For More Info on Admissions & Applications - CLICK HERE!
University Preparation Success Stories
Brain Power is thrilled to share some university entrance success stories from students who attended our University Preparation workshop this past fall!
Ellie Rebarbar received offers from Schulich at York, Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo. She received the Governor's Award of Distinction from York (worth $32,000 over four years), and she will be attending Schulich in the fall! 

Serena Ge received offers for a co-op program in Computer Science  and Business Administration with the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, Ivey and Software Engineering at Western University, and Computer Science at the University of Toronto. She will be joining the Computer Science and Business Administration program at Waterloo in the fall!

James Aliev received offers from Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto (co-op), Computer Engineering (co-op) and Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, Engineering (co-op) and Computer Science at McMaster UniversityEngineering at Queen's University, Engineering (co-op) at Western University, and Computer Science at York University. James will join the Computer Engineering program at the University of Toronto in the fall!

Otilia Iancu received offers for a double degree in Law and Criminology with the University of Sussex and Wilfrid Laurier University, Social Science and Criminology at Western University, Environment and Business (co-op) at the University of Waterloo, as well as Psychological and Health Sciences and Rotman Commerce at the University of TorontoOtilia will join the Psychological and Health Sciences program at the University of Toronto in the fall!

Krishna Basani received offers from Life Sciences at McMaster University, Life Sciences at the University of Toronto, Life Sciences at Queen's University, and Medical Science at Western. She will be attending McMaster in the fall!

Daniel Khazin received offers from Schulich at York, Rotman Commerce and Management (co-op) at the University of Toronto, Business Management at Ryerson, and Western University.  Daniel will be attending Schulich in the fall.

Arya Mane received offers from Business Administration at the University of California Santa Barbara, Business Administration at UC IrvineData Science at Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Science and Business at the University of British Columbia, Ivey at Western University, Computer Science and Business (double degree) from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier, Schulich at York, Business Administration at Lehigh University, Data Science and Business at Northeastern University, and Business Administration at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She will be joining the Data Science program at Carnegie Mellon in the fall!

Ryan Khandaker has accepted an offer from the University of Waterloo in the Nanotechnology Engineering program. He will be joining the Nanotechnology Engineering program at Waterloo in the fall!

Daniel Davidovich received offers from Information Technology and Kinesiology at York University, International Economics and Finance at Ryerson University, Business Technology Management at Ontario Tech University, and several Business programs at Trent University,  He will be attending the Information Technology program at York in the fall!

Daniel Bondarev received offers from Life Science at McMaster University, Health Science and Medical Science at Western University, Psychological and Health Science at the University of Toronto, and Health Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. He will be joining Life Science at McMaster in the fall!

For More Information - CLICK HERE!
Brain Power Featured in
Dolce Magazine!

Brain Power was featured for the second time in Dolce Magazine, a “lifestyle publication featuring stories of success, philanthropy, fashion and culture.”

Brain Power's CEO, Vanessa Iarocci, and Head of Toronto Campuses, Dr. Joel Benabu, were featured alongside Dr. Jason Boulet, Dr. Jenn Chenkin, Dr. Cassandra Chapman, Dr. Oscar Jarzmik, and two wonderful alumni, Michal Moshkovich and Eden Schneider.

Check out the video HERE!

Sana Huang's Poetry Selected for
League of Canadian Poets Chapbook Series
Brain Power student Sana Huang was honoured to have one of her poems selected for inclusion in the League of Canadian Poets Chapbook Series. 

At Brain Power we believe in encouraging students of all ages to nurture their artistic and creative gifts, whether it be in poetry, fiction, music, visual arts or other areas.

Aryan Ihsan's Team Wins 
Shad Design Cup 2022!
Brain Power alumni Aryan Ihsan's (far left) team won the Shad Design Cup 2022 at the University of Calgary, as well as the category of Best Presentation!

SHAD is a STEAM Entrepreneurship Program for high achieving secondary school students across Canada, and one of the major aspects of this program is the SHAD Design Challenge. This year, the theme was improving the wellbeing of Canadians.


Lauren Koek
Selected for Internship in Jakarta
and Takes Future Lawyers International
Our wonderful Brain Power alumna Lauren Koek has lots of amazing news!

When she was in high school, Lauren co-founded Future Lawyers, a non-profit, student-run organization that works to educate and inspire youth about law.

Now, as a result of a lot of hard work, the organization she started has grown to become Future Lawyers International!

Not only that, Lauren was accepted for an amazing  summer internship in Jakarta with Gradient Venture Studio as a Venture Builder Intern!
We'll let Lauren tell you all about her journey with Future Lawyers:

When we started Future Lawyers, we had aimed to provide high schoolers in Toronto with tips for getting into law school. We planned our first in-person conference in 2020; however, we quickly pivoted to a virtual setting due to COVID. Although we thought the pivot was a setback to our plans, it ended up being a blessing in disguise. Instead of 100 students from Toronto, we ended up reaching 250 students from over 60 cities worldwide.

Furthermore, we immediately began receiving inquiries about bringing these opportunities to other global cities, and we devised a plan to recruit other motivated individuals to start chapters in their own cities. In December 2020, we launched our first external chapter: Halifax (recently rebranded to “Atlantic”). Meanwhile, we continued planning our next annual conference which had the goal of including as many international lawyers as possible.

York Region District School Board (YRDSB) and the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB)  began to notice us. They offered students a SHSM credit for their participation at our conference. SHSM later approached us to create a certification program for students to learn about the legal industry and the relevance of legal terminology in everyday life. Given the impact that we had on youth in the GTA, our Toronto chapter was awarded the Rising Youth Grant, funded by Canada Service Corps and Taking IT Global.

I am happy to share that this year, besides distinguishing Future Lawyers International as the headquarters of Future Lawyers, we currently have India, Australia, Singapore, Toronto, Atlantic, and Hong Kong chapters with and a few more in the works. It is truly my privilege to work with such a great team of amazing individuals, and have the support of my mentor, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky. We definitely would not be where we are without her help!

Mark Raspopov Wins Multiple
US National Championships!
Brain Power student Mark Raspopov has won multiple US National Championships this year, including the National Language Arts League (English), the National Geography Challenge, the National Social Studies League, the National Science League, the National Math League, the National Computer Science League, and the National Current Events League!


Alumni of the Month:
Elizabeth Master

Education: Bachelor of Arts at University of British Columbia

Thoughts on Brain Power: I spent many years being a student at Brain Power, and I am beyond grateful for the knowledge and skills I have gained along the way. I love how all of the teachers are passionate about their jobs. As a student it really helped motivate me and feel excited to learn. I especially want to thank Jason and Karine. I really enjoyed being in their classes and I am grateful for how they were always willing to help me, whether it was giving me advice or assisting with my university applications. Thank you so much!

To See More of Our Alumni - CLICK HERE!
Contests & Opportunities
SIMCC International STEM Contests

The Singapore International Mastery Challenge Center (SIMCC) has made several international STEM contests available to Canadian students! 

Vanda International Science Competition:
Dr. CT Informatics: CLICK HERE
For General Information - CLICK HERE!
Tom Howard / Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
TOM HOWARD PRIZE: $3,000 for a poem in any style or genre

MARGARET REID PRIZE: $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style
Deadline: September 30, 2022
*There is an entry fee.
For More Information - CLICK HERE!
Write the World Competitions
Each month Write the World holds a new competition, developed around a particular idea or genre of writing, such as poetry, fantasy, sports journalism, or flash fiction.

Competitions encourage you to dig deeper into the writing process, try out new genres and share your work with a sea of eager readers.
For More Information - CLICK HERE!
A writing contest for kids ages 8-12.
For More Information - CLICK HERE!
Young Voices Magazine
Young Voices Magazine, Toronto Public Library's magazine of creative writing and visual art, is full of writing and art created and selected by Toronto youth age 12-19.

You can submit your art, photography, comics, stories, poems and writing.

Submissions are accepted year-round.
For More Information - CLICK HERE!
For More Information - CLICK HERE!
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