memories silent auction

memories silent auction

 

Firefly Foundation was thrilled to collaborate with the Rotman Photography Association to host a silent auction celebrating memories through photography.  The funds raised at this event - combined with the support offered by the Rotman Graduate Business Council and our own fundraising efforts - enabled Firefly to offer a total of 18 students scholarships and financial aid to attend our Bright Lights in the Lab camp in 2016.

2015 brain bee

2015 brain bee

 

In 2015, 14 high schools, with 48 students competed and following three rounds of competition the winners were:  Shannon Eagan (first place), Laura Newcombe (second place) and Ruby Zhang (third place).  Both Shannon and Ruby were from University of Toronto Schools, while Laura was representing North Toronto Collegiate Institute.  The Top Ranking Novice Participant Award went to Justin Lu (Upper Canada College).

bright lights in the lab returns

bright lights in the lab returns

 

Bright Lights in the Lab is back for a second year with an expanded program for students who love science.  Once again the camp was hosted at  University of Toronto Schools, from July 7-18. This year more than 50 high school students ranging from Grade 7 through 12 worked with teachers, PhDs and graduate students from U of T to perform science experiments on behavior, learning and memory.