Hey! My name is Esther Han and I am a Grade 10 IB student at Alexander Mackenzie High School. This weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the Illuminate x North York Regional Conference. Through this blog I hope to share a few things I learned about life-long learning, choosing the right career path, and futuristic thinking. "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care". - John C. Maxwell Dan Kiernan (Keynote Speaker): When introducing yourself to som
Hello! My name is Faith Lee and I am a Grade 9 student at Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School. Yesterday, I had the pleasure to attend the Illuminate x North York Regional Conference. Here is my blog which strives to highlight what I learned about the meaning and importance of developing lifelong learning skills and how to proactively plan ahead to find a career that is right for me. "A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within t
I think it's amazing that the speaker wanted to follow her own dreams instead of becoming an engineer just like the rest of her family. She chose different pathways to see what she really enjoyed which is what I found so great! She didn't know much about CPA yet, she still wanted to explore it and that ended up becoming your future. I found that really interesting because I'm in grade 11 and I'm still struggling to figure out what I really want to do in the future so when she
@Illuminateuniverse #IlluminateUniverse #MyNHLC #Leadershipateverylevel #Learning Hi Everyone! Today, I had the pleasure to attend the Illuminate National High School Leadership Conference with over 170 students globally. Here is my blog which strives to highlight what I learned about topics (pick your topics: management, executive thinking, collaboration, consulting, finance and entrepreneurship). Body Blog Content: I learned that the speaker studied international developmen
Hola! My name is Brandon Chen and I am a grade 11 student at Markville Secondary School. Today, I had the pleasure to attend the Illuminate National High School Leadership Conference with over 170 students globally. Here’s my blog which strives to highlight what I learned about consulting. "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take - Wayne Gretzky" From the keynote address, I realized that Goodman was a viable program I never considered. Their co-op program makes things reall
Hi, everyone! My name is Aaron Guo and I am a Grade 11 student at Markville Secondary School. Today, I had the pleasure to attend the Illuminate National High School Leadership Conference with over 170 students globally. Here is my blog which strives to highlight what I've learned about executive thinking and entrepreneurship. My favourite inspirational quote from today was "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell In our first key
Personal Introduction: Greetings everyone! My name is Shlok Panchal. I am a grade 10 student in Ontario, Canada. Today, I enjoyed attending the Illuminate National High School Leadership Conference, with over 170 students globally. Here is my blog, which highlights what I learned about executive thinking, collaboration and leadership. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." - Steve Jobs, Apple Co-Founder What were my key takeaways from the opening keynote?
Hi, my name is Laura and I am a grade 12 student at Leaside High School. I had the opportunity today to be a part of the National High School Leadership Conference today with many other ambitious and creative students around the world. This blog will highlight what I have learned about finance. We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them - Albert Einstein To kick off the day, the opening ceremony introduced us to post-secondary in
Hi Everyone! My name is Dorian and I am a Grade 11 student at Markville of Secondary School. Today, I had the pleasure to attend the Illuminate National High School Leadership Conference with over 170 students globally. Here is my blog which strives to highlight what I learned about management and executive thinking. My favourite quote was “"I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress."” - Mark
Robert John Meehan once said, "Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding". Indeed every child has the potential to succeed, provided they have the appropriate resources and support to do so. However, this is not the case with students who have disabilities. Currently, in learning institutions in Canada, there are limited resources provided to help those with disabilities excel in scho
By: Caleara Mai, Business Analyst for BIBC In the highly-developed century of innovations and technology, people are always searching for “the thing” that could transform the world and make it a better place - like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple. “The thing” that people from investors, to founders, and even leaders are looking for is a revolution, a thing that has the power to reconstruct the world, and yes, it lies in The Big Four that are mentioned above - Technology.
In my spare time, I was reading an article written by Sheryl Burgstahler, a university professor at the University of Washington. He mentioned his first time teaching an online course was in 1995, with blind co-instructor Dr. Norm Coombs by his side. Unlike those around them, they designed the course to be accessible to anyone and every student - those who were blind, deaf, or had any disability, you name it. When asked by those around them which students had disabilities, th
The great Albert Einstein once said, "everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by the ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that is stupid". In this current generation, people, especially children, are often judged based on their abilities in school leading to a lot of bullying. Though many schools offer services to support students with learning disabilities and challenges, it is not enough to help those students succeed. This technology caters
Recent Updates to our Modules/Projects By: Lauren Fong, Business Analyst for BIBC (NHLC Tech Case 3) As the pandemic continues to evolve, I find myself becoming more and more grateful for what I have. One of those things is accessibility to learning - in safe, welcoming environments. After speaking with Mary Lorette, VP of Technology Operations at BIBC, I realized that our current platform (eLISA) needed to further drive engagement and deliver learning content for students -