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Spotlight: Brennan Wong – 2nd Annual Life After High School Panelist

  Last week I had the opportunity to interview Brennan Wong, one of the eight panelists that will be speaking at Gap-Gen’s 2nd Annual Life After High School Panel.  Brennan is a nineteen-year-old student at Western University in Ontario. He is the founder of Pledges for Change, a group dedicated to engaging youth in a […]

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Spotlight: Taki Wong – 2nd Annual Life After High School Panelist

With the Life After High School panel quickly approaching, I had the opportunity to interview Taki Wong, one of the driving forces in the event. The panel started when Taki and a friend of his, were looking for a way to expand their horizons in terms of networking and helping other youth/students. After meeting Gap-Gen, […]

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My Journey to Becoming a Student Athlete

I am certain that being a student athlete is hard and stressful, being one myself. Although student-athletes may make their sport look easy to play, the journey of incorporating athletic career into their academic life isn’t always that simple and graceful. Student athletes all start from somewhere, whether they are naturally talented at their sport […]

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Spotlight: Henry He – 2nd Annual Life After High School Panelist

Henry He is a 20-year-old science student at Western University who combines medicine with technology. This year, Henry was a featured panelist at Gap-Gen’s 2nd Annual Life After High School panel. He, along with several other panelists, spoke of their successes and challenges with finding their “right path”. Within the past few weeks, I had […]

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CBC Canada Reads 2017 – Recap

     From March 27-30, 2017 CBC held it’s annual book debate: Canada Reads. The four-day televised event hosted by Ali Hassan featured five Canadian celebrities defending five different books to find the book that all Canadians should read. Over the course of these four days, one book would be eliminated  This year’s panelists consisted […]

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Why The Online Switch For The Mandatory Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT) Was An Epic Failure

On March 30th, 2017, grade 10 students all over Ontario wrote the OSSLT, but that wasn’t the first time this academic year. On October 20th, 2016, approximately 800 schools participated in the first attempt of an online version of the test. The directors of EQAO aimed to modernize the test and simplify the process, but […]

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Youth Create Change: We Can Change the World Day 3 – Event Recap

“Youth are not the leaders of the future. Youth are the leaders of today…” — Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Video Greeting at We Can Change the World Day. “Young people are the assets of our nation, not the roads, bridges, or factories; the assets of our future are the people. I’m so grateful for the […]

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En Garde! Fencing Outing 2016 Reflections Part 2/2

Gap-Gen Fencing: Youth Participant Reflections By Mandy T. My first experience with fencing was nothing I could have ever imagined. There is so much more to the sport then I could have ever imagined. I enjoyed learning and competing with my team and seeing everybody in a different environment. What surprised me most about the experience […]

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En Garde! Fencing Outing 2016 Reflections Part 1/2

On September 26, 2016, Gap-Gen hosted its first-ever outing! With the generous support of the Laidlaw Foundation’s Pop-Up funding, we took a group of youth to try the sport of fencing Rio 2016 Olympian, Maxime Brinck-Croteau! In the spirit of celebrating the commons, we designed our inaugural outing to promote inclusion, access, and equity by […]

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Our new website has launched!

Can you believe it? What started as conversations between like-minded people is making waves in our community! Recognizing the unique challenges youth face in making the leap from high school to their next milestone, we launched Gap-Gen as the stepping stone upon which youth can stand. Our premise is simple – create integrative programming to help […]

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