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Heather O’Neill Reveals the Writers’ Craft
April 26, 2017
​ Branksome readers had a special treat when award-winning Canadian novelist Heather O’Neill answered their questions about the writing life during her presentation in the PAC. O’Neill’s first novel,...
TEDx Showcases Amazing Speakers and Students
April 25, 2017
Our first-ever student-led and organized TEDx Branksome Hall Youth Conference took place on Saturday, April 22, 2017. And Conference Co-directors Emma Lozhkin and Alison Dudu are thrilled with its...
Many Paths to Politics for Today’s Women
April 21, 2017
Being a change-maker and enjoying a healthy dose of optimism are just two of the building blocks to a career in politics, according to the panelists discussing the topic, “A Woman’s Place is in the...
Connecting with Our South African Sisters
April 21, 2017
The word “Lalitha” means “the light” in isiXhosa, a language used primarily in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is also the name of a daycare centre located in that region, where Branksome...
Water Walk Teaches Global Lessons
April 20, 2017
Carrying jugs of water, Grade 1 students, alongside their parents, participated in a water walk on the lower field. Students have been learning about access to clean water and that many young women...
Science Teacher Explores to Explain
April 19, 2017
Being selected as a National Geographic Grosvenor Teachers Fellow is a huge honour for Branksome’s Ali Farlow-Troy, a Science and Physical Education teacher in the Senior and Middle School. She is one...
Adapting Toys for Special Students
April 11, 2017
A cute plush bear is bobbing its head from side to side to the tune of “You Can’t Hurry Love” by the Supremes. Nathalie (Grade 11) presses a large push button and the bear stops. She presses it again,...
Expect 'aha' moments at TEDxBranksomeHall
April 10, 2017
Great ideas carry profound weight, and someone who knows this well is Grade 12 student Emma Lozhkin. After attending a TEDx event in Toronto two years ago, she was so moved by the lineup of...
Learning the Truth Inspires Students
April 6, 2017
"The history of being Indigenous in Canada involves trauma," said Dawn Maracle to an attentive Senior and Middle School audience. Ms Maracle, an Indigenous Undergraduate Medical Education Program...
Rethinking the Classroom
April 5, 2017
Branksome is trying out new kinds of learning spaces—including 'campfires' and 'watering holes,' plus tables you can write on. What's more important in modern classrooms: the amount of computer power...

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