George M. Dawson Secondary, Masset, BC
A school on the remote archipelago of Haida Gwaii, George M. Dawson Secondary offers their students Haida and French language
programs with the help of local Haida elders.
With the Future Generation Tech Lab grant, students at George M. Dawson will have unrestricted use of
computers, headphones, microphones, and camcorders allowing them to become skillful communicators in
Haida and French and assist in preserving their community’s native language.
Delview Secondary School, Delta, BC
Delview’s students and teachers are thrilled to be selected for a Future Generation Tech Lab donation.
With this grant, their students will have the opportunity to access the tools
and have the appropriate computer equipment to complete their every day assignments in their Media Arts programs.
St. Boniface Diocesan HS, Winnipeg, MB
St. Boniface Diocesan High School’s old computers are unable to handle course work without
freezing or needing to be re-started.
With the Future Generation Tech Lab grant, the school will buy new computers that
will make courses like Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Desktop Publishing, Digital Film
Creation and Interactive Media much easier to teach and learn.
Don Mills Collegiate, North York, ON
With the Future Generation Tech Lab grant, two classes of Developmentally Disabled
students will be enabled to communicate and express themselves better, interact with their peers and
educators, improve their academic comprehension and enhance their overall independent daily functioning skills.
The technology purchased thanks to this grant will allow students with disabilities
will become less dependent on teachers, assistant, parents, and siblings for help
with their school work.
John Polanyi Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON
With a business lab housing computers well passed their useful life and oldest in the school,
John Polanyi CI is very excited to be receiving a Future Generation Tech Lab grant to
buy new technology for students in their Business Program.
The school will replace the frequently nonfunctioning technology with 30 computers
along with a new projector and sound system that will give the students greater
opportunities to present their ideas and will serve a great teaching aid for the teacher.
Kipling Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke, ON
Running a business program with computers over 7 years old and an eclectic collection of monitors
almost twice as old, Kipling Collegiate Institute was unable to operate the most recent essential
software that the school is licensed to use.
With technology purchased thanks to their Future Generation Tech Lab grant, these students
will now be able to develop their keen interest in courses from Computer Animation
Malvern Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON
Malvern Collegiate Institute had an obsolete computer lab that caused frustration for both
staff and students as they’re unable to have the access to technology that they require for
Future Generation Tech Lab grant, Malvern will update computers and software allowing students
to produce their first ever digital school newspaper and experience programs that they would
otherwise have been offered.
Woodbridge College, Woodbridge, ON
Woodbridge College students struggled to get assignments finished in a computer lab where
most computers are out of commission most of the time.
With the new computers purchased thanks to their Future Generation Tech Lab grant,
Woodbridge College students will be able to complete their work with confidence.
Brantford Collegiate Institute, Brantford, ON
With only one computer lab housing 10 year old computers for 1,150 students, Brantford Collegiate Institute will use its Future
Generation Tech Lab donation to engage students in the technical arts.
This donation will provide a brand new computer lab that will be used every period of
the day and to create the school’s yearbook. B.C.I.’s students will graduate with digital
skills, such as computer aided drafting and design, which will enable them
to be successful in post-secondary and beyond.
Canterbury High School, Ottawa, ON
A school dedicated to developing future musicians, composers, and producers, Arts Canterbury High School’s music program was
missing the link between age old instruments and the modern digital audio technologies.
Through the Future Generation Tech Lab Grant, their music program students will be able
to bridge the gap using tablets and applications to further develop their musical talents.
Catholic Central High School, Windsor, ON
An inner-city school with out-dated computer equipment, Catholic Central High School struggled to provide its students with
current technology and computer programs.
With their grant, the West Wing computer lab will be upgraded with new computers,
monitors, a printer, and current software.
Mountain Secondary, Hamilton, ON
Mountain Secondary School specializes in providing individualized educational plans for every student as each individual
experiences some form of barrier to learning.
The Future Generation Tech Lab grant will allow the school to create a Literacy and Numeracy Lab which will encourage students
to become actively involved in learning by motivating them through interactive multimedia and engaging software applications and
gain fundamental skills other students may take for granted.
Nimiki Migizi Secondary, Longlac, ON
A small Aboriginal school filled with students who are passionate about technology, Nimiki Migizi Secondary recently started their
first computer image editing course and is excited to expand their course offerings.
Their Future Generation Tech Lab grant will allow the school to purchase the technology they need to offer courses in video editing,
web development, and computer animation.
Centre éducatif St-Aubin, Baie-St-Paul, QC
With the Future Generation Tech Lab grant the school will install a multimedia lab that will be used in a variety of ways, from
student council to the yearbook committee, art projects and new math programs.
Through the new equipment, teachers will have the tools that they need to fulfill their curriculum and students will be motivated to
exceed their expectations now and in their future endeavors.
Ulluriaq School, Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC
Ulluriaq School is in the Northern Village of Kangiqsualujjuaq and has 283 students, many of whom have learning barriers.
With the Future Generation Tech Lab grant, the school’s largest room will be renovated and become a technology lab for students
with special needs. With the new technology teaching and learning will be much easier and students will gain some experience with
what is available in the modern world once they leave the village.
Fredericton High School, Fredericton, NB
Offering an incredibly diverse music program for students from Grade 9 to Grade 12, Fredericton High School was looking to
provide their students with the opportunity to develop a higher level of musicianship with access to new technology.
With the Future Generation Tech Lab grant, the school will purchase computers and tablets allowing students to develop additional
skills including creating compositions and notating them in a professional format.
Oromocto High School, Oromocto, NB
In 2011, Oromocto High School introduced two new courses, Technical Support and Digital Technology, but the program
was hampered by the lack of adequate computers to support the curriculum.
With the Future Generation Tech Lab grant, Oromocto High School will be able to create a fully equipped Tech Support Lab
which will benefit the students and teachers in the Tech Support course.
Queen Charlotte, Charlottetown, PE
Working with outdated, second-hand technology, Queen Charlotte School students are faced with the challenge of maintaining
their enthusiasm when it comes to their Technology Arts program that was implemented during the 2009-2010 school year.
Through the Future Generation Tech Lab grant, Queen Charlotte School will better prepare their students to work in a more
connected, digital world, with an updated computer room.
Holy Heart High School, St. John's, NL
With a third of the student body enrolled in a language classes, Holy Hearth High School was desperate to update the
technology in their language laboratory from a 30-position audiocassette lab based on 1980s technology to something more "2012".
With their Future Generation Tech Lab grant, Holy Heart High School will turn its outdated and ageing language classroom into
a modern digital language laboratory.
Menihek High School, Laborador, NL
Menihek High School students have flourished provincially and nationally with their Fine Arts programs despite having
sub-standard equipment such as refurbished computers and inexpensive video and still cameras.
With the Future Generation Tech Lab grant, Menihek High School students will have the newest, fastest computers and better
storage to be confident that their projects will be safe until completed.
Burnaby North Secondary School, Burnaby, BC
As one of the largest high schools in British Columbia, Burnaby North S.S. has only one computer per 18 students.
Also, in addition to existing students attending Burnaby North S.S., eight districts send students to
participate in the school’s Digital Sound Production and the Film and Broadcast Industry Connect programs.
With a large amount of students enrolling in the program, the Future Generation Tech Lab donation is
imperative to sustain and expand its services.
Norkam Secondary School, Kamloops, BC
The majority of Norkam S.S.’ computers are either donated or refurbished, and quickly deteriorating.
The lack of modern technology is affecting key programs like the Video and
Media Technology course which has just eight computers and dated video cameras. The Future Generation
Tech Lab donation will be used to upgrade the classroom to bring it up-to-date with new computers,
editing equipment and creation of a mini-sound state with lighting and a green screen.
St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, Windsor, ON
Visuals Arts is one of the school’s most popular programs, where classes like photography, graphic design
and flash animation create waiting lists each year.
Sadly, the four computers and technology used to carry out some of these programs are dated and limit the
development of skills for the students. The Future Generation Tech Lab donation will be used to purchase
new equipment and provide students with an improved and more creative learning environment.
Highland Secondary School, Dundas, ON
A recent theft and vandalism at the school, 45 year-old machinery that was installed the year the school
was built and computers almost a decade old, will soon be upgraded thanks to the Future Generation Tech Lab program.
Highland S.S. plans to use the donation money to build a cross-curricular program that features
an integrated learning hub for students interested in communications, machinery and Custom Car
Design and Drafting (CAD) services.
L'école secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers, Ottawa, ON
A minority French education school in Ottawa with more than 70 different countries represented in its student
body, L’école secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers is a culturally diverse school with little technology.
With only one computer for every six students, Omer-Deslauriers will use their Future Generation Tech Lab
to outfit a classroom with equipment to elevate classes in its Information, Technology and Communications
program. The new technologies acquired from the donation will fulfill student needs, such as learning audio
and video montages, animation and web design.
L’école secondaire Cavelier-De LaSalle, Montreal, QC
Known as a school with a less fortunate student population, L’école secondaire Cavelier-De LaSalle will
use its Future Generation Tech Lab donation to boost morale and productivity.
The donation will benefit three programs and 25 classes. Technology will be purchased to teach students how
to develop communications skill-sets, such as creating newsletters and presentations, as well as provide
research and developmental support for the general student body, including those with learning disabilities.
Mount Boucherie Secondary School, Kelowna, BC
Mount Boucherie made significant enhancements to the existing curriculum by introducing new computers,
Computer Numeric Control routers and laser engraving/cutting devices.
This addition expanded the school’s course offerings and provides students with real-world working experiences.
McNally High School, Edmonton, AB
McNally fulfilled its dream of providing cutting-edge technology to its students through
enhancements to the 21st Century Literacy Skills program and the introduction of a multimedia lab.
The multimedia lab features current software programs to support the instruction of practical
courses in design, computer animation and video editing. Additionally, interactive features
were introduced to engage students in the new learning environment.
Sir John A. MacDonald C.I., Toronto, ON
The Tech Lab is being used to enrich ESL learning experiences through improved software capabilities and hardware such as audio recording and GPS devices which will also support the school's new programs like the Specialist High Skills Major Program in Environment.
The school is particularly proud of the programs to support new students build confidence in their
English and integrate to their new school and country.
Saltfleet District High School, Stoney Creek, ON
The Future Generation Tech Lab is offering the opportunity for students to utilize Saltfleet's industrial-focused design programs and prepare for technical-related fields.
An area that received an immediate upgrade is the Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing
software and hardware, as well as rapid prototyping equipment, essential for preparing students for
programs in post-secondary school and the workplace.
Henri-Bourassa Secondary School, Montreal, QC
With only one computer workstation for every six students, the need for additional technology resources was immense.
Henri-Bourassa is using the funds to create a brand new computer classroom.
Located beside the arts and communications rooms, the classroom was created to
encourage participation in artistic creativity programs and feature digital
enhancements such as interactive whiteboards, multimedia presentations and
rich media content.
Palmer Secondary School, Richmond, BC
Years ago, a dedicated teacher salvaged 30 Mac computers to create an after-school digital arts program.
As the 10-year old computers gradually failed, the program was in jeopardy.
Richmond School District came forward with a unique proposal: create a multimedia lab to offer Grade
10-12 programs in music composition and broadcasting, as well as house the district’s Virtual School.
The Tech Lab will allow for the expanding arts program, and offer a permanent home to the Virtual School,
which boasts one of the highest completion rates in the BC.
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON
Marc Garneau took a digital arts program to the next level with a new digital media publishing
centre to match their newly created "Specialist High Skills Major" and Co-op.
As stated in their application for the grant: "Technology is a very important part of our
daily lives, and it is becoming more important every year. Students with good presentation
skills in technology will be better at presenting their ideas and concepts in the future.
These skills will serve them well, no matter which career path they choose… with technology,
we can inspire and challenge students to go to that next creative step and test their limits…"
Students in the dual credit program will work on university credits, experience post-secondary
courses while completing their high school diploma, and build confidence in their abilities.
Western Technical-Commercial School, Toronto, ON
With a student base focused primarily on technology, it was notable that the school’s administration
and teachers put forward an application for resources for the English Department to increase literacy.
The administration believes students need confidence to succeed and excel,
and that communication drives confidence.
The Tech Lab will focus on a broader program around competency and enjoyment of 21st century literature,
to inspire students to learn and engage in the world all around them. The new equipment and café-inspired
room will serve as the school’s hub for Media Studies, and the new home for the school’s newspaper
Dartmouth High School, Dartmouth , NS
Dartmouth High School transformed a rarely used Physics lab into a leading edge multi-purpose lab to
support science, technology, and communications programs.
Specifically, Geography will benefit from a new weather station, and a newly created podcasting
program will share school news, and allow students to create a range of curriculum-based podcasts.
Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, Surrey, BC
Encouraging more female students into design and increasing overall student registration was the goal,
and the Tech Lab was the solution.
A drafting lab was revitalized and equipped with computer-assisted design (CAD) tools,
which are part of a career-ready program.
The classroom was redesigned to increase space and accommodate 30 workstations with the latest
computers and software. A SMART board (an interactive whiteboard system) was added to share work
and explain concepts. With the upgrades to hardware, students were able to render images in minutes
versus the hours required on their old systems.
The Tech Lab was an overwhelming success. The wide range of programs, made possible by the new
equipment, opened more interest for a broader variety of students.