Brain Power Students Accepted to the Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
at Johns Hopkins University!
Meet some of the many successful students who have been trained rigorously at Brain Power for their acceptance to CTY John Hopkins!
These students have participated in our Ivy League Training course and have received advanced scores and high honours, and we are VERY proud of them!
In these photos, we have Charlotte (above), Aidan, Mia, Andrey, & Angad!
Brain Power Instructor
Kaitlin Ruether Longlisted for Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction
We're proud to announce that Brain Power instructor Kaitlin Ruether has been longlisted for the Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction!
The prize is named for Jacob Zilber, who played a central role founding the University of British Columbia’s department of creative writing (the very first of its kind in Canada!).
Dr. Karine Rashkovsky Nominated for RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards
We're proud to announce that Brain Power's very own Dr. Karine Rashkovsky (pictured) has been nominated for the 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards!
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is the premier national awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful in this inspiring group. RBC provides top awards for women demonstrating excellence—from economic growth to social change, from local to global reach, across multiple sectors!
Dr. Karine Rashkovsky Attends Bermuda's National Math-a-thon!
In February, Brain Power's own Dr. Karine Rashkovsky (pictured above) was invited by the Founder of Planet Math to attend Bermuda's national Math-a-thon where 30 schools compete in a math contest.
Karine was part of the Math-a-thon hosting at Warwick Academy, a highly-regarded school that was established in 1662 (https://www.warwick.bm/).
WAY TO GO, KARINE!
Alumni of the Month: Ashley Chen
Currently: Studying Commerce at Queen’s U., Smith School of Business
Achievements: Dean’s List with Distinction (Top 10% Commerce at Queen’s), Principal’s Scholarship (Queen’s)
Thoughts About Brain Power: Brain Power made up an essential part of my high-school years. Without taking the classes there, I would not have been challenged and exposed to such a wide variety of subjects in literature, psychology, art, and more.
Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Inc. (CYSA) delivers an annual, bilingual youth competition at the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair as part of Youth Weekend. This national competition provides youth an opportunity to develop public speaking and communication skills by expressing their opinions and ideas on current topics related to agriculture and agri-food.
The competition includes both junior (11-15) and senior (16-24) categories and is judged by bilingual communications and industry professionals from across the agriculture and agri-food sectors. Cash prizes are awarded to finalists and there is significant opportunity for competitors to enjoy the media spotlight, potential employer exposure, and subsequent speaking engagements.
Summer Company Program Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC)
Summer Company is a great opportunity for students between the ages of 15 and 29 who want to run their own summer business. It provides access of up to $3,000 in provincial funding and will offer business training, advice and mentorship to get up and running. The Summer Company Program is offered at the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre through the Support of the Government of Ontario and the City of Vaughan.
Interested in Gifted Testing? Make an Appointment with Nanci Goldman
Gifted testing provides information on a child's abilities and exceptionalities and results may be utilized for certain advanced-placement academic programs in various private and public schools.
Brain Power can help by connecting you with our in-house specialist Nanci Goldman (pictured left).
Nanci has over 15 years of experience as a Psychoeducational Consultant in the public school board. In this setting, she provides consultation and comprehensive assessment of children/adolescents with diverse needs (e.g. intellectual, academic, social, emotional, behavioural).
Nanci completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She is registered in the area of school psychology with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.