Peer Inspiration Seminars


During the 2015-2016 academic year, Olympiads School students have achieved outstanding results. Twenty students were accepted into elite U.S. universities and eight students qualified for various international competitions such as Debate, Writing, and Math & Science Olympiads.

In June 2016, Olympiads School hosted a series of seminars led by nine students who were accepted into top U.S. universities. Responses to these seminars were highly positive. Our students felt enlightened and inspired by the nine speakers, who shared their personal stories going through the application process.

To build on the success of the previous seminars, Olympiads School will host another series of seminars in August 2016. Again, these seminars will be hosted by some of our outstanding students. We hope the seminars will be just as informative and beneficial as our previous ones.

Details about the upcoming seminars are as follows:




Date & Time Speakers Fee
1. How to apply to private school UTS Saturday, August 27

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Christopher Ma Free
2 How to apply to a Canadian University Saturday, August 27

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

David Lu $10.00/person
3. Preparation for Education in the United States: Why Liberal Arts Colleges? Sunday, August 28

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ike Zhang



Speakers’ Biography:

Ike Zhang recently completed his Bachelor of Arts cum laude at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Ike attended Victoria Park CI’s International Baccalaureate Program. During his time at Amherst, he was heavily involved in college admissions, serving as a student adviser on the Faculty Committee of Admissions and Financial Aid for three consecutive years where he worked extensively on admissions policy.

Christopher Ma is a University of Toronto Schools student in grade 9. He is the UTS Student Council Representative and Cuspidor School newspaper writer.

David Lu graduated from Marc Garneau C.I. He is a second-year University of Waterloo software engineering student.

If you are interested in these seminars, please Click Here to register.