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Are you a student who is interested in a STEAM-related field? Are you an aspiring scientist, inventor, or designer? Do you want to create positive change in your community? Well, here is your chance to show what you can do—and win money toward your post-secondary education!   The STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canadian youth to promote … Read More

The Google Science Fair is an amazing opportunity open to teams and individuals from ages 13 – 18. This global online science and engineering competition encourages youth to change the world. Watch this short video below to learn more about the Google Science Fair: There are a total of 179 prizes available during this year’s … Read More

Polar Expressions Publishing is holding its 13th annual poetry and short story contests for students. Polar Expressions does not charge an entry fee and offers great prizes to students from different grade levels (kindergarten to Grade 12). If your work is selected, it will be published in a collection in early June.  The rules listed at the … Read More

Do you have a business idea? Apply for the Summer Company program offered by the Ontario government to receive mentoring and financial assistance to get your business started! You may eligible if you  are currently a student, live in Ontario, are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, are between 15 and 29 years old, are … Read More

Calling all entrepreneurial spirits: right this way to the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition! The Ontario Centres of Excellence and Government of Ontario invite high school students to pitch their business ideas in a two-minute video that will be voted on by experts and the public. The video should explain your idea, what problem will be … Read More

World Teacher’s Day

We celebrate World Teacher’s Day on October 5 each year to recognize the commitment teachers make to educating students around the world. At VHS, our highly qualified teachers provide excellent student support and are a vital part of an overall positive student experience. It might interest you to know that our curriculum coordinators, department heads, course writers, and content … Read More

Polar Expressions Publishing is holding its 12th annual Short Story and Poetry contests for students.    Polar Expressions does not charge an entry fee and offers great prizes to students from different grade levels (Kindergarten to Grade 12) for their entries. If your work is selected, it will be published in a collection in early June.  The … Read More

Meet Max, a Virtual High School student who has been accepted into the International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP) at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. The Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, education, and training in theoretical physics. Its mission is “To advance our understanding of the universe … Read More

Meet Alexander Romancia-Bishay, an 18 year old student from Nova Scotia. Alexander was born on the west coast of Canada and spent his early years in various parts of British Columbia. When Alexander was 12, he and his family traveled across Canada and the United States before moving to Ontario where they ran a small … Read More

Youth Science Canada plays a crucial role in nurturing scientific interest among our youth. The organization is comprised of thousands of volunteer educators, scientists, parents, and engineers who all strive to broaden youth access to science. During March and April, young people across the country compete against other youth at local science fairs. The top students … Read More