Student News: Parasmai Conjeevaram wins gold award in Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition, Charlotte Wong selected to be a Scholastic Kids Press Kid Reporter, Mark Raspopov wins First Place in Spelling Bee of Canada, Ryan Deng is elected as Student Council Representative, Rishi Bhargava is chosen to be a Legislative Page
Alumni News: Krishna Basani wins SHAD Design Challenge at U. of Calgary
Staff News: Dr. Karine Rashkovsky will judge the In Focus art and writing contest
Brain Power Blog: "Historical Myths and Where to Find Them" by Dr. Adam Richter
Field Trips: Brain Power goes to see The Importance of Being Earnest
Check Out Our Fall Workshops: Scientific Research and Critical Thinking
Fall/Winter Registration: In-class and online options! Reserve your spot - many classes are full and near-full, so don't miss out!
Brain Power Opens Second Location: We will be offering in-person classes in Hamilton at McMaster Innovation Park in Winter 2022!
Brain Power Opens SECOND Location in Hamilton at McMaster Innovation Park REFER-A-FRIEND DEALS AVAILABLE!
Brain Power is excited to announce that we will be offering classes in Hamilton at McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) for Winter 2022 (January to June). MIP is “Canada’s premier research and innovation park.“
We will be offering a range of in-person courses and workshops in Language Arts, Math, and Public Speaking (ranging from 4 to 21 lessons in length).
If you refer a friend to our Hamilton location, you can get a discount on your fee payment (whether you are enrolled in Vaughan or Hamilton).
Refer a friend and get $50 off!
Refer two friends and $100 off!
Refer three friends and get $150 off!
Refer four friends and get $200 off!
Refer five friends and get $250 off!
Parasmai Conjeevaram Wins Gold Award in Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition!
We are proud to announce that Brain Power student Parasmai Conjeevaram won a Gold Award in the Queen'sCommonwealth Essay Competition 2021!
The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition is a prestigiousan international essay writing competition from the Royal Commonwealth Society for youth aged 18 and under!
This year a record-breaking 25,648 students entered the competition!
Charlotte Wong is Selected to be a Scholastic Kids Press Kid Reporter!
Brain Power student Charlotte Wong has been selected to join Scholastic Kids Press as a Kid Reporter for the academic year 2021-2022. She is the only Kid Reporter to represent Canada this year to report news to all children around the world.
Scholastic Kids Press is a group of talented Kid Reporters, ages 10–14, from aaround the world. Since 2000, these award-winning young journalists have reported "news for kids, by kids," covering politics, entertainment, the environment, sports, and more! THAT'S AMAZING!
Ryan Deng is Elected as Student Council Representative!
Brain Power student Ryan Deng was elected as one of the two Grade 9 Student Reps on his school's student council!
Ryan says some of the thanks for his speech's success goes to Brain Power (especially his Public Speaking classes!).
Rishi Bhargava Chosen to be a Legislative Page
We are proud to announce that Brain Power student Rishi Bhargava has been chosen to be a Legislative Page at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario!
Each year 150 young students from across Ontario are rigorously selected to participate in Ontario's Legislative Page Program. This unique educational program for Ontario students provides an opportunity to experience the provincial legislature in action and forge new lifelong friendships with peers from all over the province!
The program is designed for outgoing, high-achieving, community-involved students who have demonstrated responsibility and leadership. Legislative Pages meet key parliamentary and political figures, and learn first-hand about Ontario’s Parliament and the legislative process.
While at Queen’s Park they also get paid during their term of duty!
WHAT AN HONOUR!
WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, RISHI!
Brain Power Students Visit the Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
On October 17, Dr. Ana-Maria Jerca, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, several Brain Power students and their families (…and even one BP alumni) went on a theatre outing!
Together they enjoyed Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope, Ontario.
Students in Intermediate and Senior Language Arts have been studying Oscar Wilde at Brain Power. What a treat to enjoy this comic masterpiece together and take in some live theatre!
Post-show, we all congregated outdoors under the stars to deliberate the deeper takeaways from the play. We indulged in wonderful conversation that included, but was not limited to: Wildean wit, Wilde’s characters’ names and “authenticity,” and whether true virtue and wickedness appear in the play.
What a FANTASTIC evening!
Brain Power Students Learn About Success with Canadian Olympian Sarah Wells!
On October 1, Brain Power made it possible for over 60 of our wonderful students to attend an incredible online leadership and successworkshop ("Re-define Success") by Canadian olympian (and Amazing Race star) Sarah Wells!
Brain Power always strives to go above and beyond our amazing enrichment programs, working to create community and provide incredible extra-curricular opportunities like this for our students.
Our students went away VERY inspired!
THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION, SARAH!
Dr. Karine Rashkovsky Judges In Focus Art and Writing Contest
Brain Power is committed to supporting youth and non-profits - we are here to have a positive impact on children's lives.
This year, the Founder and Director of Brain Power, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, will volunteer her time to judge essays for the In Focus art and writing contest!
Obviously, Karine won't be judging Brain Power students, but she encourages them to sign up for the competition!
Our amazing instructors have advanced degrees in a variety of fields, including Education, English, History, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Linguistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Creative Writing, Neuroscience, Bioengineering and more.
Our blog is a way for us to share our insights, passions, and tips on making the most of your academic journey!
“Historical Myths and Where to Find Them”
This month's enlightening blog entry is by our wonderful Language Arts instructor, Dr. Adam Richter!
Adam discusses the dangerous prevalence of historical myths and how “what you believe about the history of your country, your community, your profession” has the power “to shape how you view the world.”
New Newsletter from Scientia Initiative -
a Science Youth Journal! A must-read!
Check out the latest newsletter from the Scientia initiative: CLICK HERE!
Brain Power instructor Maryam Mahjoob co-founded the Scientia Initiative with her peer, Amelia Yuan.
The Scientia Initiative was created to connect youth with current research findings in a variety of academic fields,
WAY TO GO,
Alumni of the Month: Viviana Santa
University: Ivey Business School at Western University
Success: 2016 Athlete of the Year in her Swimming Club; 2017 Top 6 in the Province for her swim solo and Top 10 in the Province for her swim team routine.
Thoughts on Brain Power: Through Brain Power, I became more confident in myself and in my work. The open environment and positive attitudes gave me the courage to try new things and challenge myself. Brain Power enhanced my confidence and taught me how to think outside the box and come up with new ideas that help me stand out. I learned many valuable lessons that not only helped me in school but also in life.
The Canadian Mathematical Gray Jay Competition (CMGC) is a Canadian math competition open to students with questions based primarily on the Grade 5-8 curriculum.
Date: Thursday, November 18th, 2021
Where: Online/Paper-Based (Brain Power is offering online proctoring - see below.)
IMPORTANT: Students must be proctored by a certified teacher (who is not a relative). Brain Power is offering our math instructor Olivia Epelbaum to proctor for our students.
Who is eligible? There are no grade eligibility requirements for the CMGC. However, the competition is aimed at Grades 5-8. Any grade can write the competition, but students in Grades 9 and above are considered unofficial. Students in Grades 8 and below are official if all other eligibility criteria are met.
How to sign up? Please email email@example.com secure a spot in the competition. Karine will send you practice help and more information upon signing up!
The purpose of the In Focus art and writing contest is to “promote awareness of vision problems individuals in developing countries may face on a daily basis” and “encourage youth to express their creativity, individuality, and talents on a global level!"