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Want to get a head start on IBDP classes or perhaps work on refining that Extended Essay? Do you think a little Math or English boost will help you to be as ready as possible for the year ahead? Come and work with our professionals to tick that box and shorten your September to do list. Click to explore the options for students entering Grades 7-12: http://bit.ly/QvVjxn.
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Once again, Team Mulgrave will be attending the annual Walk so Kids Can Talk in support of Kids Help Phone (KHP), this year held on Sunday, May 4th! Mulgrave has been the largest school team and fundraiser in the past, and we hope to achieve this again. The walk is Canada’s largest for child and youth mental health and well-being and kicks off Mental Health Week in Canada each year. The walk is Kids Help Phone’s largest fundraising event of the year and raises a significant portion of the revenue needed to keep Kids Help Phone’s day and night counselling service available.
Kids Help Phone is a non-profit organization that supports youth through professional counselling 24/7 via phone and internet. Their role is to help students deal with whatever problems they need help with, from mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression, to even just experiencing school stress or bullying. KHP counselling services support the mental and emotional well-being of over 6.5 million kids across Canada, ages five to 20. The walk is a really fun day for students and organizations to come together and raise money, awareness and community support. The day will be full of walking and other exciting activities for everyone! This is a great idea if you are still looking for another service commitment or just want to come out, have fun, and help a great cause! To register for Team Mulgrave and start fundraising, visit the link here. Start collecting your pledges and donations right away!
A Brazilian person who is paralyzed will walk onto the pitch in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this June wearing an exoskeleton walking suit to complete the ceremonial first kick. Built with light metals and powered by hydraulics, the walking machine could one day make wheelchairs a thing of the past.
Duke University professor Miguel Nicolelis is leading a large, multi-university and multi-nation research project to build a walking suit for paraplegic people. Nicolelis insists the technology enables human movements, instead of stiff, robotic ones.”All of the innovations we’re putting together for this exoskeleton have in mind the goal of transforming it into something that can be used by patients who suffer from a variety of diseases and injuries that cause paralysis,” Nicolelis told The Guardian.
I made it only two steps before I detonated a land mine. The explosion ripped through my ears as my heart pounded. Were this a real land mine, a recording informed me, my hands would be torn apart. Shrapnel would fly at my face, blinding me. Without swift medical attention, I would die. But none of this actually happened. The minefield I walked through was only virtual. I was on the top floor of New York’s New Museum, overlooking a sea of silent Manhattan rooftops, far from the conflict zones where this sort of horror is a reality.
Within five minutes of the simulation, I detonated three more land mines.
The United Nations Mine Action Service organized this land mine simulation, called “Sweeper,” which debuted in New York on Friday. It communicates the terrifying threat of land mines throughout the world, despite a 1999 worldwide ban on anti-personnel mines. “Sweeper” simulates the very real terror of leaving home, walking to school or driving to work, and not knowing if you’ll survive your next step.
Check it out here: http://getsweeper.com/
Check out the Google Doodle video celebrating International Women’s Day, which is marked each year on March 8.
International Women’s Day, which was first held in Chicago on May 3, 1908, honors respect, love and appreciation of women. It is celebrated in countries around the world, and this year, the United Nations’ theme for the day is “Equality for Women is Progress for All.” You can read the message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon here, originally posted on the IWD 2014 website.
via Google Doodle Video Celebrates International Women’s Day.
Happy International Women’s Day. Find out how you can turn oppression into action through the Half the Sky Movement http://www.halftheskymovement.org/ and check out a recent provocative post fighting for the rights of girls
Retard. The word stings of ignorance and disgust. But if the Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign succeeds, you’ll never have to hear it (and hopefully never say it) again.
It’s a derisive term used interchangeably with “idiot” and is especially hurtful when referencing someone who is actually intellectually disabled. It’s also short for “retarded” or “mentally retarded,” terms often used to describe developmentally disabled people. But it’s been misappropriated into a word that hurts them and their loved ones.
You are invited to the following guided walk in Lighthouse Park,
Sunday February 23rd, 2014
“Climate Change Past, Present & Future using Lighthouse Park as our class room”
A field trip for Nature Vancouver (Vancouver Natural History Society).
Trip leader: David Cook
Registration: Not required.
Meeting place & time: Lighthouse Park parking lot at 10 am.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours.