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Grade 8 and Grade 9 Field Trips

Mar 02, '09

Spreading their wings and reaching for the starfish.

Into the Heart of Darkness: a lecture by Dr. Justin Albert on all things astrophysical this Friday

Mar 02, '09

Dr. Justin Albert, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Victoria, will be lecturing this Friday at 7.30 p.m. on the connection between fundamental particles and the structure of the universe.
Dr Albert graduated from Harvard and went on to gain his Masters and PhD at Princeton. His postdoctoral work at Caltech as a Millikan...

Thinking globally, acting locally

Mar 02, '09

Brentwood students waged war on climate change this weekend by taking advantage of ancient carbon sequestering technology.

Biodiesel

Feb 03, '09

Aron Zharadka and Kevin Kim claimed a Brentwood first by making their own biodiesel from canola oil and simple organic chemicals. They had to do some high-powered chemical calculations to work out the expected amount of fuel and were both well pleased by the result, almost 100% yield. Their next step is to make another batch using filtered, used...

Art History Conference at the University of Victoria

Jan 22, '09

"Visual Impetus" is the title of this year's annual History of Art conference at the University of Victoria. Art Historian Mr. Maclean and his Advanced Placement Art History class took the afternoon away from sports to attend. 

Brentwood Purchases Its First OLPC Laptop

Jan 12, '09

On September 30th 2008, a group of Brentwood students used OLPC laptops when they participated in a software design workshop at the University of Victoria. In response to student interest in the OLPC initiative, Brentwood's IT department recently purchased one of these laptops.
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization provides laptops to...

'Tis The Season for University Acceptances!

Jan 05, '09

For most, the holiday season is a peaceful time with family and friends. For the senior students applying to universities, it is a frenzied time when the decisions on early applications come in. This year has begun in spectacular fashion with some very impressive admission offers received already. The University Counsellors would like to...

Robotics Workshop at UVic

Nov 13, '08

On November 12th, all of our Grade 8 girls, a handful of Grade 8 boys, and a number of students from other grades descended on the University of Victoria for a robotics workshop. Arriving at 9:30 am, they were divided into teams of 4 or 5 students. In no time at all, each team constructed a Lego Mindstorms robot and then began writing software for...

Brentwood Welcomes Engineers Without Borders on November 14th

Nov 13, '08

On November 14th at 7:30pm, volunteers from the University of Victoria chapter of Engineers Without Borders will visit Brentwood and provide a hands-on workshop for our students. Engineers Without Borders is a volunteer organisation that believes in sustainable human development through access to simple technology. They are primarily a...

Stan Garrod Lectures on Media Literacy

Nov 13, '08

Last Friday, to celebrate Media Education Week, emeritus faculty member Stan Garrod delivered a series of lectures to various student groups around the topic of media literacy. Stan, a prolific contributor to educational publications, has contributed to nearly thirty text books, and has taught many disciplines including mathematics, geography,...

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