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Exams in the Headlights

May 23, '19

Once again, it is that time of the year when Brentwood students prepare vigorously for exams (Advanced Placement and otherwise) as they focus on recollecting knowledge from the past. I took the AP Biology exam last week, and as I reflect upon my two year journey of endlessly memorizing various facts about signal transduction pathways, and pulled...

#FridaysforFuture

May 17, '19

Last August, 15 year old Greta Thunberg began a movement that soon grew into a worldwide initiative to address the severity of the climate change crisis. Greta began her individual protest by sitting in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks. She posted her actions on social media where it soon became viral. She continued...

Bears on the Big Screen

May 07, '19

The Brentwood Environmental Action Team organized a trip to Victoria just before Spring Break to see a showing of The Great Bear Rainforest which is an enlightening film that follows many animals in the last temperate rainforest. Since the film had many rave reviews, many other classes organized a second trip to the IMAX cinema for students or...

Midterm Break's Afoot

Feb 16, '19

Midterm Break features five school trips that have more than 80 students hopping with energy over the holiday. Three of our basketball teams (Jr Girls, Jr Boys and Sr Boys) are participating in playoff tournaments with Ms Napier, Mr Sullivan and Mr Gage at the helm. Further afield, 14 science students are with Mr Doehler and Ms Lawrence on a...

A Life Transmuting Experience: A Lecture By Professor Martin, UofT

Jan 31, '19

At Brentwood the Science Department has dedicated their hard work towards increasing the exploration of the field of science beyond the classroom. This was evident in our recent Skype discussion with Professor Martin, a renowned professor and researcher at the University of Toronto who is currently working in revolutionary biological immune...

Environmental Science 12

Dec 03, '18

Environmental Science 12 students enjoyed a trip to the Somenos Marsh north of Duncan earlier today to learn about conservation of these valuable habitats. They took a stroll on the birdwatchers’ boardwalk, viewed the marshlands, and learned about the ecological “services” these wetlands provide from flood control and carbon storage to waste water...

On Their Own Wavelength

Nov 29, '18

Students visited the Neuroscience Lab at UVic on Nov. 22 where Dr Krigolson (a former physics teacher at Brentwood and now research professor at UVic) organized a series of activities including a chance to wear portable brainwave devices. Students were able to watch their brains in action as the headset relayed them to an iPad that showed them...

Neuroscience - A Key to The Future

Nov 27, '18

Science is the human endeavour to explore mysteries manifested in the world and link phenomena to our existence. There are some aspects of science, however, that we can’t yet comprehend: if there was too much gravity the universe would collapse into a ball; if gravity were less powerful, the universe would fly apart. It is mysteries like these...

Plain Talk about Air Quality

Nov 19, '18

BC provincial air quality meteorologist Earle Plains talked to AP 12 Environmental Science students recently about his role helping to monitor and maintain air quality standards. A monitoring station has just been set up in the Foote Centre and will be part of the province and worldwide data network available at the link here Of particular...

A Physics Tribute to Mrs Lawrence

Oct 26, '18

60 years ago scientist Rosalind Franklin observed that “Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.” These are the principles that physics, calculus and geography teacher Mrs Giselle Lawrence encompasses in her class and in her everyday life. Mrs Lawrence is an inquisitive and keen teacher who devotes her time at Brentwood to...

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