ALUMNI ENTREPRENEUR TAKES ON THE DRAGONS IN DRAGON’S DEN - SEPT. 20
Leila Keshavjee (Class of 2011) has been selected to appear in the season premiere of DRAGONS’ DEN, airing September 20th, at 8:00 PM (8:30 NT) on CBC Television. She is the founder of Happy Pops, an all-natural ice pops made with real fruit and sweetened with a hint of organic cane sugar resulting in only 35-75 calories a pop. Happy Pops is a clean-ingredient popsicle that appeals to Canada’s diverse tastes.
“Through my education, I learned that there are many names for sugar and it is often difficult to find products with a clean ingredient list.” says Leila. “As an athlete and coach, I wanted to create a unique line of ice pops suitable for breakfast on the go, post-workout, a refreshing afternoon snack or a great addition to any event.”
Drawing on her South Asian heritage and travels, as well as her family’s experience in the food industry, she came up with a flavour line-up that includes Passion Fruit and Guava to Mango and Strawberry. In 2016, she also acquired Sweet Sammies Ice Cream Sandwich Co., handcrafting both product lines in small batches.
We celebrate Leila and all the entrepreneurs in The York School Community. We’re humbled to have played a small role in her education, and wish her the best of luck facing the Dragon’s and beyond.
UNIVERSITY VISITS, SCHOLARSHIPS, PARENT WORKSHOPS AND MORE
Warwick University Student counselling sessions
Warwick U and The York School’s admission liaison partner Sarah Jamieson, is offering students one-to-one meetings online via Skype/WhatsApp to chat about Warwick and studying in the UK. Booking is easy and available at https://your.warwick.ac.uk/form/northamerica19
The Loran Scholars Foundation is beginning its search for the 30th class of Loran Scholars. Loran Scholars are those students who are dedicated to serving others, show promise of leadership and have integrity, courage, compassion, grit and a high level of personal autonomy. Up to 34 Loran Awards, each valued at $100,000 over four years of undergraduate studies, as well as up to 104 finalist/provincial awards ($5,000 or $2,000 each, respectively) are awarded to promising candidates.
Grade 12 students may now apply at apply.loranscholar.ca. As in previous years, a high school transcript, a reference from a teacher or community member and have their school sponsorship confirmed must be completed by 8:00pm (Eastern Time) October 17th
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UNIVERSITY INFORMATION EVENINGS
Held at The York School for parents and students on the following dates:
Monday September 24 - Grade 12 Parents University Application Evening
Tuesday September 25 - Grade 7-11 US College Application workshop
Monday October 1 - University of South Wales, Australia
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) will be holding an evening information event in Toronto in support of our 16th globally-ranked undergraduate Law program. Learn about studying law in Australia and the path to practicing in Canada. They would like to invite you and your staff as well as your students and families to learn about our university and program.
UNSW is a top-tier research university, recently ranked number 45 in the world with equally impressive subject rankings.
The Event will be hosted at The York School in the Learning Commons at 7:00pm
Wednesday October 3 - University Consortium Visit (hosted by The York School)
Johns Hopkins University
Thursday October 4 - Grade 7-11 Parent Information workshop - UK Applications
The following Universities will be visiting The York School in the month of September. All grade 10, 11 and 12 students are welcome to attend the presentations in the Learning Commons.