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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...

Brentwood Reaches For the Top

Oct 24, '18

This past Saturday night, Brentwood students flooded into the T. Gil Bunch Centre to cheer on their housemates as the houses went head-to-head in the mind-boggling and reflex-testing inter-house competition, Reach For The Top. Student’s knowledge on history, geography, literature, mythology, and science & innovation were put to the test and many...

Gone Caving

Oct 24, '18

Last Friday the Grade Eights had the opportunity to visit the Horne Lake Caves. We arrived at the caves after a two hour song-filled bus ride ready to go caving. We were split into two groups each headed to two seperate caves. My group went into a cave that was one hundred and forty metres deep! Our informative group guide, Alex, provided us...

Cutting Edge Science

Oct 19, '18

Environmental science students learned how multiply today by taking cuttings of plants. Mr John Brennan, our school gardener, demonstrated the technique and agreed to keep the cuttings alive over winter. The newly sprouted plants will be decorating student’s dorms and classrooms in the spring. Mr David McCarthy

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