The Cellist of Sarajevo

This week, the Grade 11 English class visited the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library to hear author Stephen Galloway speak about his novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo, which students are currently studying. Students were then given the opportunity to ask questions and get their books signed.


Grade 12 biology classes took a trip to the Ontario Science Center where they replicated and analyzed the DNA of their cheek cells using PCR and gel electrophoresis. By comparing the sizes of their DNA fragments, the students determined the frequency of their genotype in the population– our graduating class are a rare bunch indeed!

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.

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.

Library Day

The grade 9 TOPS classes were given a tour by the school librarians of MGCI’s print and virtual resources. Students were introduced to archives, databases, and style guides to help them develop good research habits. The librarians even provided a selection of classics for the students to broaden their literary horizons!

The Odyssey

This week, Grade 9 English students continue to analyze the Ancient Greek epic poem, the Odyssey. As the story was originally presented orally, students began listening to clips of the story being read aloud. Today, they got the chance to get together in groups and read the story out loud to each other as a novel approach to studying this …

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