Enrichment Activities

Enrichment Activities

Bombardier Women in Engineering workshop

Engineers from Bombardier Canada presented an in-person workshop to a group of grade 9 to 11 female HMST students. Students had the opportunity to become familiar with the career path and the skill set to become an engineer. Through small circle conversations with the engineering team, students also learned first hand what a typical day of an engineer looks like. Students had an opportunity to see the airplane parts and discuss the design and build of each part.

Bombardier Women in Engineering presentation Engineers discuss part designs with students


Group picture-Bombardier presenters and students


Baycrest Neurobrite Project

Grade 11 HMST students are participating in the first every neuroBRITE brain research project, in conjunction with Baycrest Hospital and the Rotman Research Institute. Students have learned about brain function, particularly with respect to memory, attention, music and language. They have been trained by a Baycrest team of researchers, Ph. D. students and post-doctoral students in how to use MUSE, a cutting edge portable EEG technology. They will be using MUSE to develop and perform their very own brain research projects, to be presented at the neuroBRITE conference in the fall of 2018.

Medicine by Design Conference

02e A team of HMST students travelled to the University of Toronto to participate in the full-day Medicine By Design Conference. This was a unique, behind-the-scenes tour into the world of regenerative medicine. Students met with scientists, venture capitalists, clinicians, biotechnology experts, and government regulators working in the field. They learned about the development and applications of biomedical technologies, from the lab bench to the hospital setting and beyond.

Pitch Your Tech Conference

03e Grade 10 HMST students participated in the first ever GTA Pitch Your Tech Conference at the North York Civic Centre. The conference had a wide range of speakers in the fields of business, health, media, film and web design. Students learned about the future of technology and its many applications, as well as how to use technology for marketing and product development.

Skills Ontario

Students in grades 9 to 12 visited the Skills Ontario conference, an interactive career exploration event. This event provided students with the opportunity to plan ahead and consider educational pathways for a wide variety of careers. Students gained firsthand insight into on-the-job experiences and also saw fellow high school students competing in Canada's largest skilled trades and technology competition, held at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Math in Motion... Girls in Gear!

Math in Motion … Girls in Gear! is an annual event that sees 100 Grade 9 girls from across the GTA participate in a full-day of hands-on activities and interactive lectures lead by female role models in Math, Science and Engineering.  Northview Heights was proudly represented at the event by Grade 9 HMST female students at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus early in November. Building and testing an egg-drop contraption was one of the many exciting activities that was offered by the program.