SUDBURY STUDENTS DEVELOP REAL-WORLD IDEAS
Marymount Academy students Grace Tilbury, Molly Tamura, Alysha Villeneuve, Audrea Brosseau, Jenna McDonald, Emilie Dupuis and Jane Vas work on their idea board at the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Certification (ICE Event) on Wednesday. Marymount Academy partnered with the Maison McCulloch Hospice for the event in which 375 students worked collaboratively in small groups to come up with possible solutions to the problem presented, assisting the Maison McCulloch Hospice in a real-world case study. At the end of the certification, the students presented their solutions to hospice staff, who will then adopt the preferred solutions. The entire student population from Marymount Academy will be completing the ICE certification. This will be the first time that a group of this size will be certified through this program. The ICE Certification was created by the Rotman School of Management as part of the Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM). SHSM programs are funded by the Ministry of Education and allow Grade 11 and 12 students to select courses that focus on a specific economic sector.