Brain Power February Newsletter
February 2022
This month's newsletter includes:
  • Student News: Brain Power students selected for Speaker's Idol finals, Brain Power students accepted to SHAD, Brain Power students recognized in Writing Contest, Brain Power Math student wins Gold and Silver in Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge
  • Alumni News: Dr. Dan Nayot's startup secures major funding, Nataly Sheinin opens local business
  • Fall/Winter Registration: Registration for Fall/Winter 2022-23  on NOW!
  • Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2022  in Vaughan AND Hamilton is ON NOW!
  • Brain Power Book Club: Author Alex Andre visited Brain Power to talk about his dystopian teen novel Lost and Found
  • Student Opportunities: contests, competitions, workshops
  • Alumni of the Month
  • ...and more! 
Registration on NOW!

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

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!
Classes Now Available
in Vaughan AND Hamilton!

In-Person AND Virtual Classes Available!
Registration for our Summer 2022 session is ON NOW!
Classes now available in Vaughan AND Hamilton!

In-person and virtual options are available!

Check out our Summer 2022 schedule at the link below!

Please contact the office for in-person and online options
and more information:
Summer 2022 Schedule - CLICK HERE!
Multiple Brain Power Students
Accepted to SHAD!

Brain Power students Alexandra Rebarbar, Arusha Basani, Belle Yuen, Stefan Zorcic, Aryan Ihsan, Ana Milu, and Benjamin Kim were accepted (after a rigorous try-out!) to SHAD 2022!

Shad Canada is a prestigious STEAM and entrepreneurship program for students in Grades 10 and 11.

The month-long program in Canadian universities includes a real-world design challenge that asks students to work on issues such as food security, water management, and waste. 

Brain Power Students Selected for
Speaker's Idol Quarter-finals
Brain Power students Mahaara Bhimani (junior-high level), Alfie Chan (junior-high level), and Natasha Kudsia (high-school level) are among the students who have been selected to compete in the Speaker's Idol 2022 quarter-finals! 

What an honour!

We will all be cheering for you!
Mark Raspopov Wins Gold and Silver at
Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge

Brain Power student Mark Raspopov won GOLD in Ontario and SILVER in Canada at the 2021 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge!

Mark has also won a variety of other awards over the last few months, including in the American Math Olympiad (AMO) and the International Junior Math Olympiad.

What an achievement!
We are so proud of you, Mark!

Brain Power Book Club:
Author Alex Andre Visits
to Talk about Lost & Found

For our most recent book club, we read a dystopian novel set in Toronto and written by local author Alex Andre.

The book has been on Amazon’s top Sci-Fi dystopian literature list this year!

The discussion was guided by Brain Power staff and the author himself. WOW!

Students got to share their thoughts on the book with fellow brilliant students and ask the author questions too!

What an amazing experience!

Stay tuned for information on our next exciting Brain Power book club event!

Brain Power Alumnus Dr. Dan Nayot's
Startup Raises $7.6 Million
Brain Power alumnus Dr. Dan Nayot is a reproductive endocrinologist who is the co-founder and medical director of Future Fertility, a startup with the goal of leveraging AI to improve fertility care, IVF outcomes, and lower the costs associated with them.

Future Fertility recently secured $7.6 million CAD to fuel its research on  AI-enabled in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Brain Power Alumna Nataly Sheinin
Starts Her Own Local Business

It’s been around 10 years since Nataly Sheinin has attended Brain Power, but her journey of thinking differently, learning, and determination didn’t end there. We're so proud of her success and can't wait to share her news! While on maternity leave, Nataly has tapped into her entrepreneurial mindset, to launch her own local business, beefinthecity. It is a premium meat delivery service, all grass-fed and naturally-raised. How exciting to see Nataly committed to the health and wellness of both people and farm animals! Servicing Toronto with FREE deliveries using code BRAINPOWER.

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,


Brain Power Students Selected in
Writing Contest 

Brain Power students Alisa Saidova and Sophia Zhang were acknowledged by the Polar Expressions writing contest.

Both will be published in an upcoming writing collection!


Alumni of the Month:
Viviana Santa

University: Ivey Business School at Western University

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.

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
SASMO - Singapore & Asian Schools Math Olympiad - CLICK HERE
For General Information - CLICK HERE!
CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee

Attention Brain Power high-school students! Boost your academic CV building and gain some experiential science learning opportunities!  

The Canadian National Brain Bee Competition 2022 - Brain and Neuroscience is hosted by McMaster University for students in Grades 9 - 12. WOW!

The competition date is to be determined.

Volunteers can apply at
Check out:

The Global Youth Challenge is a worldwide competition that consists of public speaking, essay writing, and creative projects that grapple with the topic of artificial intelligence and the impact that it will have on humanity. 

Youths from around the world will be required to submit a 300 - 500 word essay plus a one-minute video speech, or a visual artwork plus a one-minute video speech. 

Each entry will examine the possible benefits and potential harm and threat that artificial intelligence poses to humanity through different perspectives.

For More Information - CLICK HERE!
Carl Sandburg Poetry Contest
Students are invited to submit a poem to Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site’s annual Student Poetry Contest

Submissions are accepted from Grades 3-12 and must be postmarked by March 1, 2022. 

Winners will be notified by April 8, 2022, and will be invited to participate in a special virtual program on April 22.
For More Information - CLICK HERE!
For More Information - CLICK HERE!

The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story's 18th Annual Literary Short Story Competition for Emerging Writers is now open.

The Short Story competition is an opportunity for writers to explore the short story, a literary art form made popular by 2013 Nobel Laureate Alice Munro.


Contest Deadline March 15, 2022 – 11:59pm PST

For More Information - CLICK HERE!
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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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