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Mendelian Inheritance

Grade 11 biology students investigated Mendelian inheritance in corn and learned about genotype ratios for dominant and recessive genes. In this lab, students examined the corn sample's phenotypes such as colour and texture in order to determine its genotype, and used a chi-squared distribution to test their results.

Physics Summatives

After countless hours and sleepless nights, the grade 11 physics class kicked off the week with the very first physics summative presentations. Students prepared seminars on a physics-related topic of their choice. Topics ranged from the physics behind familiar sports such as tennis and curling to the mysteries of dark matter.

Linear Algebra

This past week, the Grade 12 linear algebra class has been studying lines and planes in both 2-D and 3-D spaces. Students have been learning different methods to help calculate points of intersection, from visualizing problems with dividers to using the Gaussian and Gauss-Jordan elimination methods for finding exact points.

Toronto Space Day

Recently, the grade 11 physics class collectively volunteered their enthusiasm to facilitate an annual series of engaging activities with middle school students for the annual Toronto Space Day. Senior students had an opportunity to teach younger space enthusiasts about the limitless potential of space.

Welcome to the TOPS Website

The TOPS Program, located at Marc Garneau C.I. (Toronto, ON), is a special high school program for students interested in enrichment in the maths, sciences, and language arts. TOPS offers a strong leadership program and encourages students to reach their utmost ability.

TOPS Entrance Exam 2014

The TOPS Entrance Exam 2014 will be held at Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:30 am. Further details will be posted as the exam date approaches.

TOPS Info Night 2014

The TOPS Info Night at Marc Garneau C.I. will be held on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00pm. We recommend that all students and parents considering the program attend to get more information. Please arrive by 6:45pm as parking at Marc Garneau and across the street at Valley Park will be limited. It is recommended to take public transit to reduce parking difficulties. Use the TTC Trip Planner for bus route information.