Welcome to the MaCS Program, a specialized program at William Lyon Mackenzie C.I.
National Biology Competitionhttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/05/Untitled-11.jpg
Congratulations to all MaCS students who participated in the University of Toronto National Biology Contest last month! The results are in and Mackenzie placed second in the TDSB and 9th in Canada!
A representative from the Faculty of Mathematics at The University of Waterloo personally dropped by W.L. Mackenzie C.I. to hand deliver scholarships totaling $37, 000 in addition to the scholarships they already received with their offer of admission. Congratulations to the following MaCS students: Matthew Chung, Benson Guo, Peter Huang, Vivian Ngo, Ryan Odd, Reyno Tilikaynen, and Erik Trinh.
Grade 12 MaCS Triphttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/05/macs.jpg
On Wednesday May 13th, Grade 12 MaCS students had the opportunity to see an evening performance of the musical Once at the Ed Mirvish Theatre and have dinner at Quinn's Steakhouse!
We want to wish Reyno Tilikaynen (Grade 12 MaCS) good luck this week at the University of Waterloo where he is competing for a spot on the International Canadian Computing Olympiad Team.
Congratulations to Joseph Chu (Grade 12 MaCS), Matthew Chung (Grade 12 MaCS), Benson Guo (Grade 12 MaCS), and Reyno Tilikaynen (Grade 12 MaCS) for winning the bronze medal at the ECOO Provincial Championships this past weekend!
Ontario Secondary Schools Spanish Contesthttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/05/Spanish-contest.jpg
On May 7, 2015, 7 Mackenzie students took part at the Ontario Secondary Schools Spanish Contest held at York University Glendon Campus. Mackenzie got 5 of the top 10 awards! Congrats to the following MaCS students: Jacqueline Hong, Uma Kalkar, Nahal Ehnami, Jordan Cotton, and Roi Levy for their outstanding accomplishment!
UBC Michael Smith Challengehttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/05/Michael-Smith-Challenge.png
The Results for the UBC Michael Smith Challenge Grade 10 Science Contest have been announced. Congratulations to the following grade 10 MaCS students: In the top 1% nationally - Abdul Arif, In the top 10% nationally - Madeleine Smee, Ryan Jiang, Nikola Damjanovic, and Julie Nguyen
Grade 11 MaCS Triphttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/05/MaCS-11.jpg
This past week the grade 11 MaCS students had a great three day trip to Cleveland! Students had the opportunity to gain a historical and cultural perspective of the city (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Soldiers and Sailors Monuments, Museum of Natural History and Art, etc.).
Congratulations to all our MaCS students who wrote math contests this past month. Waiting for the scores for: Fryer (90 students) Galois (10 students) Hypatia (60 students), and Euclid (90 students)
Congratulations to Travis Kuhne (Grade 12 MaCS student) for placing in the top ten at the DECA Championships in Orlando Florida this past week!
ExploraVision Science and Technology Competitionhttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/04/Exploravision.png
Congratulations to the following groups of MaCS students for receiving an Honourable Mention at this year's Toshiba ExploraVision Science and Technology Competition: Project - Natural Cancer Senescence Treatment (NCST): Gilead Posluns, Helen Ma, Serena Leo, Stanley Wu. Project - Regenerative Epigenetics and Dedifferentiation (REaD): Max Midwinter, Joanne Nguyen, Eric Tseng, An Qi Wu
Waterloo Canadian Computing Olympiadhttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/04/Reyno1.png
Congratulations to Reyno Tilikaynen (Grade 12 MaCS student) for advancing to the next level in the Canadian Computing Competition. Reyno has been invited to the University of Waterloo next month and will be competing for a spot on the Canadian Team!
Ontario Model Parliamenthttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/04/OMP.png
Some of our MaCS students had the opportunity to take part in a three day trip to Queens' Park. Students had the opportunity to participate in a mock legislative procedure for a three day period.
ECOO Computer Programming Competitionhttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/04/Untitled-11.png
Congratulations to our MaCS students who participated in the ECOO Computer Programming Competition during the weekend of March 28th to March 29th. All of our teams have advanced to the Regional Championship!
Mackenzie Science and Engineering Olympicshttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/03/zma.png
On Tuesday March 10th Mackenzie hosted its 9th annual MSEO (Middle School Math, Science and Engineering Olympiad). Eleven middle schools participated and over 115 Mackenzie students volunteered their time to put on this great event! Congratulations to all those who participated!
Our grade 10 MaCS students spent three days at the Canadian Ecology Centre participating in a high-tech winter ecology program. It was an amazing trip with a lot of fun and challenging activities!
Gene Researcher for a Weekhttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/03/IMG_20150226_1218251.png
Congratulations to Sabrina Cancelliere (Grade 11 MaCS) and Katya Potapov (Grade 11 MaCS) for being selected to participate in the Gene Researcher for a Week program - a week-long mentorship in one of Canada's top genetic labs. They will be learning about genetic research by conducting hands-on science experiments at the Women's College Research Institute and the Hospital for Sick Children. They are very excited to be participating in this amazing program over the March Break!
Congratulations to Kramay Patel (MaCS Alumni 2012) for winning the $5,000 Sunnybrook Research Prize. For more information please go to the Sunnybrook Hospital website: (http://sunnybrook.ca/research/media/item.asp?c=2&i=1234&f=would-be-scientists-share-enthusiasm-science)
SHAD Valley Summer Enrichment Programhttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/02/IMG_20150218_120900-1.jpg
Congratulations to Isis So (Grade 11 MaCS student) and Aditi Sriram (Grade 10 MaCS student) for being selected by SHAD Valley to participate in their summer university enrichment program!
Provincial DECA Championshipshttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/02/dec2.jpg
This past weekend the Provincial DECA Competition was held in Toronto. Congratulations to Travis Kuhne (Grade 12 MaCS student), Max Verzunov (Grade 11 MaCS student), Aditi Sriram (Grade 11 MaCS student), Sabrina Cancelliere (Grade 11 MaCS student), James Im (Grade 11 MaCS student), and Lucy Chen (Grade 10 MaCS student) for moving on to the International Championships which will be held in Orlando Florida this April!
Gold Medal Win at the PanAmerican Gameshttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2015/02/image001.jpg
Nikola Damjanovic (Grade 10 MaCS student) and his team participated at the Pan American Games this past weekend. As part of the Canadian Junior fencing team, Nikola earned a gold medal on Sunday. Congratulations to Nikola and his team!
MaCS Entrance Examhttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2014/12/image-1.png
Over 500 grade 8 students from all over the GTA registered for the MaCS program and arrived on Saturday December 6th to write the entrance test for the program and submit their application package. All applicants will be notified the week of February 1st 2015. Thank you to all those who applied!
Hour of Codehttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2014/12/hour-of-code-001.png
From December 8th to December 9th, 200 students participated in the Hour of Code initiative, which was open to programming beginners and masters alike. The event was run by 25 senior MaCS students from the Math, Computer Programming, and STEM clubs.
Blake Fly, a motivational and TEDx speaker and author came to talk to our grade 11 and 12 students about the transition from high school to university. Blake really connected with the students and gave them practical success strategies for university life. Graduating MaCS students walked out of the assembly feeling empowered to finish strong.
Canadian Senior/Intermediate Mathematics Contesthttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2014/11/IMG_07301.png
Over 150 MaCS students participated in the Canadian Senior (CSMC) and the Intermediate Mathematics (CIMC) Contests. Students were given two hours to complete nine advanced math problems and demonstrate their understanding of different concepts.
Waterloo Math Workshophttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2014/11/IMG_07221.png
MaCS students in grades 9 through 12 attended a Waterloo math workshop where a math professor from the University of Waterloo talked to them about improving their problem solving skills and preparing them for the Canadian Senior/Intermediate Mathematics Contest. Students left with new strategies for contest taking and for writing proofs in math.
Canadian Open Mathematics Competitionhttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2014/11/COMC1.jpg
Many MaCS students participated in the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge. They had been preparing rigorously and we look forward to receiving the results in the next few months!
MaCS Information Nighthttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2014/11/macsinfonight1.png
It was standing room only in our cafeteria and library as more than one thousand parents/guardians and potential MaCS students gathered to learn more about our MaCS program and how to apply. Current MaCS students and MaCS Alumni spoke about their experiences in the program and answered questions from the audience.
McMaster Engineering & Science Olympicshttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2014/11/McMaster-SO.jpg
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the McMaster Engineering & Science Olympics at McMaster University. Students competed in many events, worked hard with their teams, and had an amazing time! Special mention to the Scavenger Hunt Team and the Monsoon Challenge Team for placing first in their event.
On Halloween, MaCS Students dressed up, participated in spooky activities and contests, and enjoyed a variety of food and refreshments.
DNA Fingerprinting Labhttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/2014/11/10754783_727083917385284_1622079352_n.jpg
Some of our Grade 12 MaCS students had an expedition to the Ontario Science Centre. At the Science Centre, students performed PCR tests using their cheek cells to determine the frequency of one of their genotypes. Students also used k'nex to build a model of the DNA helix.
Grade 12 Catalyst Labhttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/slideshow-gallery/wp001620.jpg
Our Grade 12 MaCS Biology students completed a lab where they investigated how different environmental conditions affect the enzymatic activity of catalase.
The Grade 9 MaCS students recently embarked on the annual trip to Muskoka Woods. At the resort, students enjoyed the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a variety of activities! See more at the gallery.
Toronto Urban Film Festivalhttp://wlmac.ca/macsprogram/files/slideshow-gallery/00jpgsrz1.jpg
Congratulations to Jonah Haber (Grade 12 MaCS Student) whose film "James" is currently being featured at the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF)!
With over 350 students, a good portion of the student population at Mackenzie is part of this program. This program is one of a kind, giving students many opportunities both academically and non-academically. Please feel free to take the time to search the site and learn about the many possibilities that are waiting for you. For a start, look at our Gallery Page for pictures and descriptions of a variety of activities/events our students take part in.
If you are interested in being a part of this elite program, please go to the Application Page for more information.
For present students, please go forward to the Current Events Page.
Thank you and I hope you enjoy your experience.
W.L. Mackenzie C.I.