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Career Spotlight: Jocey Asnong, Author and Illustrator
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- on July 28, 2021.
This month, Virtual High School got to take a backstage tour of the work that goes into publishing children’s picture books! Jocey Asnong, traveller and cat lover extraordinaire, has penned nearly a dozen books for children, including Nuptse and Lhotse in Nepal, Rocky Mountain ABCs, and West Coast 123s. She began making up stories and … Read More
In its debut year, the Virtual High School International Student Bursary is already helping one young woman achieve her dream of attending a Canadian university. Designed to ensure that VHS courses are accessible to students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, the bursary is awarded to a non-Canadian student on the basis of financial … Read More
Career Spotlight: Dylan Bruxer, 2SLGBTQI+ Community and Partnership Developer
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- on July 7, 2021.
As we wrap up another wonderful Pride Month, let’s take a closer look at how Dylan Bruxer is helping to make Canada a safer, more inclusive place to live! Employed by the York Region District School Board, 2SLGBTQI+ Community and Partnership Developer Dylan Bruxer works in the Inclusive Schools and Community Services Department. After receiving … Read More
The August 1st application deadline for the Julie O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship is fast approaching! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Julie O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship at Virtual High School. The scholarship, worth $1,000, acts as a legacy for a young woman who was passionate about fine art, photography, and life itself. … Read More
Are you ready to feel inspired? Read on to find out how Virtual High School student Jenyvette Hsia is working tirelessly to improve sustainability efforts in her community and beyond! Jenyvette has always gravitated toward the outdoors. As a child, she was fortunate to have a home that backed onto a small forest where she could … Read More
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Julie O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship at Virtual High School. The scholarship, worth $1,000, acts as a legacy for a young woman who was passionate about fine art, photography, and life itself. Awarded each year to a VHS student pursuing education in a fine arts or … Read More
Career Spotlight: Devi Ekanand, Vice President Marketing, Promotions, and New Media
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- on May 19, 2021.
In honour of Canadian Music Week this year, we decided to take a look at the inner workings of the music industry by interviewing Devi Ekanand, Senior Vice President of Marketing and New Media at Coalition Music. Dedicated to artist management and independent record production, Coalition Music has helped to shape the Canadian music field … Read More
Looking for your new summer jam? Check out Sophie Luborsky’s debut single “Lonely Army” under her artist name Sophie Powers! Sophie’s punk-influenced pop ballad provides an unfiltered look at the feelings of isolation and helplessness that she has experienced throughout the last year. While recording an album in Los Angeles, California from September 2020 to … Read More
The Virtual High School community has the wonderful privilege of getting to explore the world through our domestic and international students’ eyes. This month, Grade 12 student Graci Bailey is giving us a peek at life on Prince Edward Island along the East coast of Canada. Come along! You don’t even need to hop on … Read More
Career Spotlight: Ben Weir, Energy Policy Analyst
We’re proud to wrap up our month of environmental awareness by highlighting Ben Weir, the lead of policy, research, and development at the Independent Electricity System Operator. With a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History degree, as well as a Master of International Public Policy degree, Ben Weir is no stranger to hard … Read More