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OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
October 2017
The City of Vaughan and the
Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC)

Honour Brain Power!
A Brain Power class is filmed for a documentary on Vaughan business success stories!
In September,  Brain Power was honoured to be one of the businesses selected by the City of Vaughan and the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) to be profiled for Vaughan Small Business Week 2017, which is running from October 17 - 19.  Brain Power has been noted for being an exemplary organization with a true social mission at its core.

Small Business Week is a national celebration of Canadian entrepreneurs and their contribution to Canada’s economy. The Vaughan event includes The Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan, and Brian Shifman, President and CEO Vaughan CC.

All proceeds from the event are going to RecAssist (a fee-assistance program that subsidizes the cost of recreational programs for low-income individuals and families in Vaughan).

Not only have we been featured in the Fall issue of Vaughan Business Link,  but a camera crew filmed some selected classes to feature in a documentary on success stories in Vaughan to premiere during Vaughan Small Business Week!

Our very own Dr. Karine Rashkovsky-Tomas (pictured left with Mayor Bevilacqua) was also selected as one of four honoured entrepreneurial panelists who spoke at the Small Business Week Launch Event at Vaughan City Hall on October 17th!
Hannah Merchant
Welcomed to the Brain Power Team!
Hannah will be acting as an executive administrator and admissions ambassador, and parents and students are sure to see her in our front office.

Hannah completed her Masters degree in Education at York University, also obtaining a graduate diploma in early-childhood education. 
She believes strongly that each child and family bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom, and that these strengths should be recognized, celebrated, and respected.


Welcome to Brain Power, Hannah!
Enroll Early for Our Annual
Math & Logic Olympiad!
Join Us for Our FREE* Book Club!
The October 28th book club is most appropriate for high-school students. 
Our first book club for younger students will be held on December 2nd.
Math Homework at Brain Power:
A Recipe for Academic Growth
More information on developing a "growth mindset" in children:

Dweck, Carol S. “The Secret to Raising Smart Kids.” Scientific American. (Jan. 1, 2015).
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-secret-to-raising-smart-kids1/
 
Post, Gail. “A life lesson for gifted children: failure.” Gifted Challenges. (Aug. 9, 2013)
https://giftedchallenges.blogspot.ca/2013/08/a-life-lesson-for-gifted-children.html
Sign Up for Our Exciting and Informative
CULTURAL CAPITAL Workshop!
Sasha Ioffine
Wins 2016-17 McMaster-Harrison Memorial Prize!
Brain Power alumnus and current associate instructor Sasha Ioffine just won York University's prestigious June McMaster-Harrison Memorial Prize. The prize is awarded annually to the student who has written the best piece of work on a subject of literary interest as per Prof. McMaster-Harrison. 

Sasha won for his paper entitled "Confronting Government, War, and Genocide in Harry Potter and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."


Congrats on being recognized for your incisive analysis, Sasha!
Alumni of the Month
Michal Sheinis
Currently: Medical Student at UofT .

Winner - 2017 Golden Stethoscope Award: This award recognizes top medical students who exemplify a combination of academic achievement as well as attributes of a humane and compassionate clinician. The winner demonstrates exemplary clinical knowledge, skills and judgment during clinical rotations in comparison to peers, and has impact in service, dedication, professionalism, and empathy.

Thoughts on Brain Power: Brain Power taught me to think outside the box and allowed me to develop my critical-thinking skills and improve my self-confidence. My time at Brain Power was instrumental in propelling me towards attaining the career I had always dreamed of.
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ROBOTICS, CODING, & AEROSPACE 
at Brain Power!

Brain Power provides specialized courses in ROBOTICS, CODING, & AEROSPACE! Teaming up with LOGICS Academy educators, we believe that experiential learning through robotics and aerospace applications is the most impactful way we can engage students in learning the science and math curriculum to develop skills that will help shape our future.

Our lessons provide students with the opportunity to develop learning and innovation skills such as: critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity as they carry out fun and meaningful experiments utilizing aerospace and robotic equipment that they design and build!

SIGN UP FOR A FREE TRIAL CLASS!*
* Contact the office at 905-303-5457 or info@brainpower.ca
(See our schedule below for class times.)

CONTESTS & OPPORTUNITIES
http://open-book.ca/index.php/News/Write-Across-Ontario-Student-Writing-Competition-Opens-for-2017
Full competition rules, submission requirements, and prize info can be found at 
http://litontour.com/contests/
SCHEDULES
LANGUAGE ARTS (ENGLISH)
FALL/WINTER 2017/18
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MATH & PROBLEM SOLVING
FALL/WINTER 2017/18
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ROBOTICS, CODING, & AEROSPACE
FALL/WINTER 2017/18
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IB/MaCS/TOPS/UTS  ENTRANCE EXAM  PREPARATION, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION, & WORLD AFFAIRS
FALL/WINTER 2017-18
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