Wednesday February 26 th , 2020 was Anti-Bullying Day where staff and faculty at both Mississauga and Toronto campus locations encouraged everyone to practice kindness and stand against bullying! Classes were visited and told about bullying, letting our students know that they are not alone and there is help and support available to them always. Some staff and students wore pink since pink is the color associated with raising awareness for this ever so important topic. We can all battle against this issue and stop bullying!
Today staff and students celebrated cultural diversity in both Toronto campus and Mississauga campus, where everyone was able to enjoy some delectable donuts and also learned a little bit about this wonderful tradition.
Diversity is what makes Canada, the place we call home so great. We are privileged to have a plethora of different cultures in our country and cities that allows us to always learn something new and interesting, practically every day.
Pączki Day is a time that people of Polish decent traditionally observe the day before Ash Wednesday. Paczki’s are like little jam filled deep fried donuts and historically they were made so that people could use up all sugar, eggs, butter and lard before Lent, during which folks give up an indulgence for 40 days.
Happy Pączki Day everyone!
On Wednesday, November 13th 2019, Ace Acumen Academy proudly held its first Women’s Empowerment Talk event, a motivational event for our female students. The speaker, Katie Zeppieri, founder and creative director from the Girl Talk Empowerment movement, is a social entrepreneur, author, blogger and motivational speaker, who has spoken across North America, including on the TED Talk international stage in Vancouver.
Katie brought to our students a series of positive messages about empathy. She discussed on how to make your mark in the world and women empowerment. She also described how having education is a privilege to be enjoyed and on how to overcome your anxiety and barriers that all women face to achieve their goals whether personal or professional and believing in yourself and being extraordinary – quoting Jimmy Johnson “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra” definitely helps. In her generosity, Katie drew one of the students from those in attendance to give her an autographed copy of her book.
As a team, it was easy to see that our students felt that they could relate to many of the situations and messages that Katie presented. By the end of the talk a number of our students had time for one-on-one chats with Katie and took pictures.
We are very pleased with the positive feedback we have heard from our students and are looking forward for more successful events like this one!