Beyond York - March 29 / 2018

Admission decisions: U.S. colleges

U.S. colleges have started to send out their admission decisions. As is the case each year, the competition at highly selective schools has been very intense and the admit rates are low. Most top U.S. colleges had a record number of applicants this year. So…if you received an offer, consider yourself very fortunate!

You should respond to the offer from your chosen college as soon as possible and certainly by the Common Reply Date of May 1st. Remember to notify other universities (in both Canada and the U.S.) that have offered you a place of your decision to go elsewhere. It is very much against the rules to accept more than one U.S. college offer in order to allow yourself extra time to decide. Admission officers from different colleges speak to one another; the usual response to what is called “double depositing” is for both colleges to withdraw the offers they have already made. Read more...

High School Market Simulation Challenge May 2018

The BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab is pleased to present the 5th High School Market Simulation Challenge. The mandate of the lab is to contribute to research and teaching at the Rotman School of Management. The lab provides simulation based learning sessions for a variety of classes and scenarios related to finance.

The High School Market Simulation Challenge provides high school students with an introduction to simulation based learning and challenges them to compete against each other. Students will participate in a session designed to introduce them to financial markets and the RIT software. After lunch, students will apply the knowledge learned during the day within a competition modeled on Rotman International Trading Competition.

The Simulation Challenge will be held on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at the Rotman Finance Lab located at:

105 St. George Street (2nd Floor)Toronto, ON M5S 2E8

*No prior preparation is required for this competition.

Each team can individually register via Google Forms at the following link:

There is no registration fee. Lunch will be provided to all participants.

Lunenefeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute – Summer Research Internships

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) of Mount Sinai Hospital is now accepting applications for their 2018 Summer Research Internships for Grade 11 &12 students.

The LTRI is one of the world’s leading centres in biomedical research. The research programs focus on understanding the function of our genes and how genetic pathways lead to the development of human diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, premature labour, depression and osteoporosis. This unique approach allows for the application of biomedical research to span from molecules to populations. The Institute is committed to excellence in biomedical research and to the training of the next generation of scientists. They are offering a summer internship program to expose high school students to the exciting world of scientific research. The student will experience firsthand the activities of a laboratory setting and the day to day events involved in a scientific career.

For more information please click here.

Applications should be submitted online here, by Monday, April 16th at 6pm.

Cambridge University Information Session

• What it is like to study at the University of Cambridge?

• What are the costs involved?

• What grades do you need?

• How do you apply?

• How can you maximise your chances of success?

Dr. Caroline Burt, Admissions Tutor at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, will give a detailed presentation and will be available to answer your questions. Students (Grades 10 & 11), parents and teachers welcome!

Where? University of Toronto Schools, 371 Bloor Street West, May 09th 7 p.m.

To book your place visit:

Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership (PSYL)


PSYL is designed for students in grade 10-12 (usually ages 15-18). This includes those entering grade 10 in September 2018, and those graduating Grade 12 in June 2018. Participants range from all over the world with about 25 countries represented each summer. The program takes place at Lester. B. Pearson United World College outside of Victoria B.C.

PSYL is an intensive, interactive and experiential learning program from dawn to dusk. Each day is a blend of educational, recreational, cultural and social activities. The seminar is designed to strengthen the role young people play as community and world leaders. Participants are encouraged to broaden their perspectives on key global issues and are offered opportunities to develop the skills they need – conflict transformation, facilitation, consensus decision making and action planning – to grow as leaders around the themes of peace, ecological sustainability, social justice and intercultural understanding. Students from Ontario can also gain a grade 12 credit for participation in the PSYL program.

Themes learned during the program:

·  Ecological outdoor education in a temperate rainforest setting

·  Local, national and international social justice issues

·  Creative action and arts-based change

·  Indigenous ideas and traditions

·  Facilitation, conflict transformation and mediation

·  Cross-cultural and diversity training

·  Communication skills and story-telling

·  Personal reflection and self-awareness exploration

·  Critical thinking, problem-solving and group decision-making


Appleby College is offering two trips for July 2018 that will offer students a high school credit.

Trip 1: Curacao, 2018

Courses: SBI3U, SBI4U

The southern coast of the island of Curaçao is home to an exceptionally beautiful, complex and at-risk coral reef. It is also home to the CARMABI Marine Research Station, where students will live while studying marine biology in its truest form at 16m below sea level. In the warm, calm waters of the Caribbean Sea, students learn from experts about safe scuba diving while participating in PADI open water dive certification training. Students will experience hands-on learning in a marine biology setting and earn a Ministry of Ontario high school credit.

Trip 2: France, 2018

Courses: FSF2D, FSF3U, FSF4U

Far away from the City of Lights, the people of Southwest France enjoy a culturally rich and peaceful lifestyle, and live surrounded by such historically significant locations as the Basque Capital of Bayonne and the UNESCO village of Saint-Émilion. Students enrolled in the French program will experience a taste of this old-world life during their month-long stay in France’s culturally significant Aquitaine region, in the quiet seaside town of Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains. From this “home base” they will enjoy several weekly excursions in addition to completing Ontario Ministry of Education mandated classroom hours.

For More information, click here.