Category 'Experts'


Sustainable Development

This session in Humanities our focus is on sustainability. To begin our session Christopher Simmonds, a local architect came in to share his expertise and passion for sustainable development with our students. Chris shared some of his sustainable construction projects with the students which include the MEC store and the Rideau Valley Conservation Centre, among […]


CBC Climatologist Visits The Element

As part of our studies on weather systems and climate change, climatologist Teri Loretto, from the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, visited our school to share her experiences on and off the camera. She demonstrated how she reads satellite and radar images, talked about how weather and climate influence culture, shared her personal career journey, and engaged […]


Paul Dewar Speaks Foreign Affairs

                            Paul Dewar, MP of Ottawa-Center and the official opposition critic for foreign affairs, visited The Element to discuss current international affairs. Some of the countries he discussed were Iraq, Ukraine, Hong Kong and the Republic of Congo. Mr. Dewar also touched upon the nature of […]


Simple machine unit

                                    As part of our simple machines unit, students listened to a presentation by expert Paul Cooper on orthographic (2D technical) drawings.  Through the engineering design process, each student has come up with an idea for a machine […]