The grade 11 biology students spent a day at the Royal Ontario Museum to observe real-world applications of biological topics and participate in an evolution workshop. In addition to visiting the various exhibits, they were lectured by a speaker on the evolution of the human skull from our primal ancestors to the current homo sapiens.
The grade 11 students volunteered for the annual Space Day at Monarch Park Stadium hosted by the Canadian Space Resource Centre. Working in pairs, they led different stations which explored topics including black holes and rocket engines. They taught the grade six students who arrived from different Toronto schools in an interactive and engaging manner.
On March 27 and 28, TOPS students from all grades competed in HOSA Canada’s annual Spring Leadership Conference. Through a wide array of competitive health science events from Sports Medicine to Biomedical Debate, a total of 23 students placed top three in their events, qualifying them for the International Leadership Conference in Dallas this June.
A number of TOPS students from each grade wrote the Canadian Computing Competition. Divided into either a junior or senior division based on difficulty, students had a three-hour window to attempt to solve five different programming questions. Successful contestants will be able to move on to the Canadian Computing Olympiad in May.