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Now that the colder weather is upon us in Ontario, we’re already reminiscing about warmer, sunnier times when we could do our favourite things with our favourite people. Golf is one of the sports that became extremely popular over the past two summers with COVID-19 restrictions in place, as many of our VHS staff members … Read More
Career Spotlight: Andrew McIntosh, Restaurateur and Chef
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- on October 28, 2021.
It’s no secret that we LOVE food at Virtual High School. Luckily, our administrative building is situated in the beautiful town of Bayfield, Ontario, where we have access to amazing restaurants and even better hospitality. This month, we were fortunate enough to get the opportunity to interview Andrew McIntosh, the co-owner and head chef at … Read More
We can all agree that one of the greatest advantages of globe-trotting is getting the opportunity to experience different cuisines. While we can’t do much about the travel restrictions in the world right now, we CAN introduce you to Sahil Omair, one of our favourite up-and-coming chefs! Born in Canada, raised in Dubai, and currently … Read More
Career Spotlight: Cheryl Charlton, Small Business Entrepreneur in Agri-Tourism
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- on October 1, 2021.
It’s harvesting season in Ontario, so we decided to focus this month’s Career Spotlight on a hardworking family that’s committed to growing their own food, raising livestock, and teaching the public a little about farming along the way. If you’re looking for fun activities to try this fall, consider visiting the Jireh Hills Family Homestead … Read More
Virtual High School is proud to have an established partnership with U-Can International School. U-Can began as a K-6 school in Entebbe, Uganda. As their students progressed, they sought out VHS to provide students with the opportunity to earn the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. We are excited to see how our partnership with U-Can evolves … Read More
Meet Arleen Saini! She loves books, hanging out with friends, trying new foods (Greek dishes are her favourite), and watching niche documentaries. Arleen also happens to be going to HARVARD this fall!! Let’s take a deeper look at the hard work and determination it took Arleen to get her to where she is today. Throughout … Read More
At Virtual High School, we’re always looking to support our student artists, which is why we’re so excited to introduce you to Ahmed Elgendy in this month’s Student Spotlight! Although born in Toronto, Ontario, Ahmed moved with his family to Egypt as a young child. (Check out just a few of his amazing pictures of … Read More
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