women in lab

June 30, 2020

Summer is traditionally the time when high school students are learning new skills through extracurricular activities that will help them in life and on their applications to competitive, selective post – secondary programs. However, this summer with many activities suspended due to COVID-19, students seem to have less opportunities to do this. Or so you […]



May 22, 2020

In previous posts, I have written about the importance of a part-time job and extracurricular activities, including volunteering, to give high school students better opportunities to apply for scholarships and to gain admittance to selective programs. Although it is trickier to do this now, during the COVID lockdown, finding activities that will help them gain […]


people wearing DIY masks

May 13, 2020

Many students in grade 12 are facing a very different first-year at university in September 2020, with many universities planning the majority of their large classes as virtual learning using a tried model of education called flipped education. At the same time, labs and tutorials, which have traditionally been small groups depending on the university’s […]


young woman studying at a desk

February 26, 2020

How does hearing, reading, seeing or doing something turn into useful information you can recall at will?  The fact is, hearing, reading, seeing or doing anything just once, or only a few times, doesn’t provide you with the best results. We now know that your brain needs to do several things in order for new […]