Niagara Student Summit

MYAC Niagara Student Summit

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ Brock University

Principal Sponsor: RBC

Transportation Sponsor: Enbridge

Partners and Supporters: Brock University, District School Board of Niagara, Niagara Catholic District School Board, Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc., Walker Industries, Niagara College.

Summit Schedule 

8:30 amRegistration
9:00 am - 9:15 amGreetings
9:15 am - 10:00 amKeynote Speaker: Tyler McGregor, RBC Olympian
10:15 am - 11:05 amSession 1
11:15 am - 12:05 pmSession 2
12:05 pm - 12:35 pmLunch
12:35 pm - 1:25 pmSession 3
1:35 pm - 2:25 pmSession 4
2:25 pm - 3:20 pmClosing Speaker: Jack Talk
3:20 pm 3:30 pmClosing Remarks 

Only $20 per participant (lunch included). The Niagara Student Summit is planned BY high school students FOR high school students!

Summit Information

STUDENTS PLEASE check in with your Guidance Department. 

Registration & Session Selection

Registration will take place online courtesy of Brock University. Students can select their first and second choice for each of the four sessions. Registration opens on September 17th and closes on October 3rd. Register Here

Permission Form/Media Consent & Waiver

A Permission Form/Media Consent & Waiver must be submitted in order to participate.

  • Cost: $20.00 per person including lunch. Online payment available by credit card or VISA debit.
  • Parking: Parking is available free of charge in Lot D courtesy of Brock University.
  • Lunch: Lunch will be provided. You may bring or purchase additional snacks for the day. Please note any food allergies or restrictions during the online registration.
  • Water Bottles: Be sure to bring your refillable water bottle. Water filling stations are available on campus.

Keynote Speaker: Tyler McGregor, RBC Olympian

We are thrilled to welcome RBC Olympian Tyler McGregor to share his story. You will definitely start your day feeling inspired and reframing how you think about your goals and accomplishments.

Tyler McGregor Bio (http://games.paralympic.ca/team-canada/tyler-mcgregor)

Alternate captain Tyler McGregor won the silver medal with Canada's Para ice hockey team at the Paralympic Games in 2018.

At the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Gangneung, South Korea in April 2017, McGregor, a forward, scored two goals in 13 seconds in the gold medal final, as Canada defeated arch-rivals USA 4-1 to win a record fourth world title. McGregor was third in tournament scoring and tied for most goals with 12 goals. He also had five assists for 17 points.

McGregor established himself on Canada’s national Para ice hockey team at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. He earned three assists in five games and helped Canada to a 4-1 overall record and the bronze medal.

The youngest member of Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2013 IPC World Championships, McGregor has fast tracked to success in the sport.

In 2009, as an able-bodied ice hockey player at the AAA level, the then 16-year-old McGregor broke his ankle and both bones in his leg, requiring a rod and six pins in his leg. As the leg healed and he returned to playing ice hockey, a large lump developed on the site of the original fracture. At first doctors ruled out anything serious, and he continued playing hockey. But the lump grew larger, and the pain intensified, leading to additional tests and the eventual diagnosis of Spindle Cell Sarcoma, a form of soft tissue cancer, in January 2010. McGregor underwent eight months of chemotherapy and the amputation of his left leg.

McGregor realized quickly that he wanted to get back into hockey and started playing again with a standing amputee team. However he switched to para ice hockey in 2011 and his determination has led him to the national team.

He made his national team debut at age 18 at the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Calgary, earning a goal and two assists as Canada won the silver medal. Less than a year later, McGregor helped Canada to gold at the IPC World Championship and capped 2013 with a victory at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Toronto.

In December 2016, McGregor and the national team won silver at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Charlottetown, P.E.I., losing to the U.S. 5-2.

 

Session One - 10:15 am to 11:05 am

    1. Brock Tour

    Presented By: Brock University, Recruitment & Liaison Services

    Discover Brock for yourself! Current Brock students will show you a variety of locations throughout this beautiful campus. It will be a perfect chance to ask lots of questions as you explore the campus.

    1. Preparing for a career in health care

    NOTE: This block session will run from 10:15 am to 12:05 pm (Session 1 & 2)

    Presented By: Faculty of Math & Science, and MedPlus Program

    Interested in a career in health care? Study Life Sciences at Brock and enhance your degree with Med Plus. Developed in partnership with local hospitals and medical professionals, Med Plus is a four-year co-curricular program for students looking to gain practical skills and knowledge in the health care sector. Gain a competitive edge and build the skills necessary for admission to professional health programs.

    1. Archery

    Presented By: Brock University, Recreation Services

    Try your hand and eye at hitting the target – dress for outdoors.

    1. Brock Library Makerspace

    Presented by: Tabitha Lewis, Brock University Makerspace

    Makerspaces are collections of resources: they are spaces filled with technologies, tools and toys, including wrenches and screwdrivers to 3D printers and laser cutting machines. This session will give you a peek into how you can use the Library Makerspace to enhance your learning and experience at Brock.    

    1. Movement for Mental Health

    Presented by: Brett Forsey, Brett Forsey Fitness

    Learn how the transformative power of movement can impact your mental health. Leave this session inspired and ready to move your body as part of your self care routine!                                                                                                                                                                          

    1. Pathways- Exploring my way to...

    Presented By: Jennifer Pirosko, Ivana Galante, NCDSB

    Where are you on your way to? Not sure? We will explore all of the Pathways options that are available to you...in high school and beyond. Learn about paths to college, university, apprenticeships and more. You want a career that is the right fit for your interests, skills and lifestyle- and with rewards that mean something to you. Learn about the benefits of different options and learn how to navigate your own path to a successful future.

    1. Money Matters 101

    Presented By: RBC Royal Bank

    Do you want to be better prepared for your financial future? This session will introduce you to financial topics from money basics to advanced planning and better prepare you for your financial future.

    1. How To Talk Like TED

    Presented By: Heather Lailey, DSBN

    TED talks have revolutionized public speaking and now you can learn the art and science of sharing “ideas worth spreading”.  Be the best you can be on stage or at the front of the room with tips from a TEDx organizer. Your audience will thank you!

     

Session Two - 11:15 am to 12:05 pm

    1. Residence & Campus Life @ Brock

    Presented By: Brock University, Recruitment & Liaison Services

    Residence isn’t just bricks and mortar. Learn what residence life is truly about and the endless opportunities available for involvement.

    1. Preparing for a career in health care

    NOTE: This block session will run from 10:15 am to 12:05 pm (Session 1 & 2)

    Presented By: Faculty of Math & Science, and MedPlus Program

    Interested in a career in health care? Study Life Sciences at Brock and enhance your degree with Med Plus. Developed in partnership with local hospitals and medical professionals, Med Plus is a four-year co-curricular program for students looking to gain practical skills and knowledge in the health care sector. Gain a competitive edge and build the skills necessary for admission to professional health programs.

    1. Fitness Kick Boxing

    Presented By: Brock University, Recreation Services

    A fusion of boxing, martial arts and aerobics that offers an intense cross-training and total-body workout. Be ready to sweat!

    1. Experience Success: How Niagara College Combines Experience and Education to Generate Prosperous Careers

    Presented By: Graeme McMillan, Niagara College

    The Niagara College Learning Experience has epitomized the meaning of “Hands-on Learning” for the last 50 years. In today’s work environment, this learning combination has never been more valued. Join us to talk about NC’s long-established and unique approach to providing experiential education and how you can benefit from it. We will discuss specific examples on how you can get hands on experience and the benefits you will gain for your future success in today’s job market.

    1. Happiness Strategies & Laughter Yoga

    Presented By: Jackie Frail, Niagara College                                  

    Happiness is not always easily achieved; learn practical, evidence-based activities you can do to boost your happiness; explore the meaning of good self-care & learn how laughter can be the secret weapon to a better quality of life.

    1. Brand Yourself

    Presented By: Sue Cardamone, Job Gym

    Whether you’re looking for a job or you will be in the future, it's time to set yourself up for success. Social media can contribute to your career goals or harm your personal “brand”. Maintaining a solid reputation and positive image is not only about good grades or who you know, but includes the trail of different social media networks you use. Make social media your tool for success – Brand Yourself!

    1. Where to next? Choosing the right school and program for you

    Presented by: Naomi Taylor, DSBN

    Already know what you want to study but not where? This session will provide information and tools to assist students with selecting the best program and school to meet their needs and interests. It will include specific programming and specialties available at particular schools as well information regarding the best schools to attend for certain areas of study. Learn how to use college and university catalogues to how to find the information you need!

    1. Experience = $$$

    Presented By: Susan Santesso, DSBN

    Funding your education can be intimidating and overwhelming. What many students don’t realize is that their life & high school experiences are often cash worthy. During this session you will discover how to prepare, qualify, apply and win scholarships!

     

Session Three - 12:35 pm to 1:25 pm

    1. Brock Tour

    Presented By: Brock University, Recruitment & Liaison Services

    Discover Brock for yourself! Current Brock students will show you a variety of locations throughout this beautiful campus. It will be a perfect chance to ask lots of questions as you explore the campus.

    1. Preparing for a career in health care

    NOTE: This block session will run from 12:35 pm to 2:25 pm (Session 3 & 4)

    Presented By: Faculty of Math & Science, and MedPlus Program

    Interested in a career in health care? Study Life Sciences at Brock and enhance your degree with Med Plus. Developed in partnership with local hospitals and medical professionals, Med Plus is a four-year co-curricular program for students looking to gain practical skills and knowledge in the health care sector. Gain a competitive edge and build the skills necessary for admission to professional health programs.

    1. Archery

    Presented By: Brock University, Recreation Services

    Try your hand and eye at hitting the target – dress for outdoors.

    1. Put your best foot forward!

    Presented By: Shane Malcom, Leadership Niagara

    How you present yourself is important. Using practical examples, this session will get you thinking about etiquette for interviews and personal interactions, proper greetings, body language and what your behavior signals to others.

    1. Workforce Trends: Understanding the Past to Plan for the Future

    Presented By: Adam Durrant, Niagara Workforce Planning Board

    We take it for granted that planning ahead is one of the keys to success in life. But how does one make plans for a career when the job market is always changing? What careers are growing? What careers are on the decline? What are the myths about working in Niagara and beyond? Join the Niagara Workforce Planning Board’s research staff for a session that separates fact from fiction when it comes to getting into the job market.

    1. GAP Year

    Presented By: Michael Maki, Ridley College Guidance Department

    Considering a GAP year?  Come to learn more about the array of possibilities available to students after high school and resources to help you with your quest.

    1. Thinking outside the box to pay for school: practical advice on how to make university or college more affordable

    Presented By: Kirk Mitchell, Ridley College Guidance Department

    This session will explore a variety of ways to make college or university more affordable.  It will include information on how to apply for financial aid in Canada and in the US, how to find scholarships, and will provide an understanding of the financial advantage of doing a coop program, or a university transfer program at a college for one or two years.

    1. Stay safe online!

    Presented by: Niagara Regional Police Services

    This interactive and informative session will review the NRPS new online safety program and how you can use it. It will teach you how to stay safe online and ensure that your reputation and identity stay safe! Learn something new that could protect you, your friends, and your family.

     

Session Four - 1:35 pm to 2:25 pm

    1. Residence & Campus Life @ Brock

    Presented By: Brock University, Recruitment & Liaison Services

    Residence isn’t just bricks and mortar. Learn what residence life is truly about and the endless opportunities available for involvement.

    1. Preparing for a career in health care

    NOTE: This block session will run from 12:35 pm to 2:25 pm (Session 3 & 4)

    Presented By: Faculty of Math & Science, and MedPlus Program

    Interested in a career in health care? Study Life Sciences at Brock and enhance your degree with Med Plus. Developed in partnership with local hospitals and medical professionals, Med Plus is a four-year co-curricular program for students looking to gain practical skills and knowledge in the health care sector. Gain a competitive edge and build the skills necessary for admission to professional health programs.

    1. Brock Campus Recreation Tour and Q & A

    Presented By: Brock University, Recreation Services

    A well balanced life includes more than academics! Find out all about Brock U’s Campus Recreation to take care of all of you.

    1. Time Management: Playing to Win

    Presented By: Brock University, A-Z Learning Services

    Do you find it difficult to manage your time? Mastering this skill is key to academic success, and it’s important for your well-being, too!

    Join us for an interactive time management game where you will learn to juggle your high school life. Discover how to plan and prioritize your tasks, increase your concentration, avoid procrastination, and reduce stress.

    1. Resume Writing for Students - creating a resume that reflects you!

    Presented by: Kelly Jones, Employment Solutions

    No work experience? Not to worry, experience doesn’t only have to come from work. Learn how to translate your life experiences into skills, what employers are looking for, and what’s important to include and to leave out of your resume.

    1. US Admissions

    Presented By: Michael Maki, Ridley College Guidance Department

    Any school application can be daunting, but applying to a US institution can be overwhelming. Learn how to skillfully manage the Common Application & ace your applications.

    1. Experience = $$$

    Presented By: Susan Santesso, DSBN

    Funding your education can be intimidating and overwhelming. What many students don’t realize is that their life & high school experiences are often cash worthy. During this session you will discover how to prepare, qualify, apply and win scholarships!

    1. Money Matters 101

    Presented By: RBC Royal Bank

    Do you want to be better prepared for your financial future? This session will introduce you to financial topics from money basics to advanced planning and better prepare you for your financial future.

    1. Eating well on a Budget

    Presented by: Hiba Ali and Megan Hall, Peer Health Educators, Brock University

    Picking up something fast while you are out may seem easy but the money spent quickly adds up as the year goes on! Plan your healthy meals in advance, prep your food ahead and save money at the same time.

     

Closing Speaker Jack Talk

We are pleased to welcome Jack.org as the closing plenary.

Jack Talks are mental health presentations delivered by young people to young people. Trained and certified youth speakers use the power of personal stories and mental health education to inspire, engage, educate, and equip young people to look out for themselves and their peers.

Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee
4310 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, ON    L2E 6X5
Beth Angle, MYAC Staff Liaison
905.356.7521 X 3336
bangle@niagarafalls.ca