Northview Heights CyberARTS Program Highlights

2014


• The CEO of Adobe praises the work of Christine Chung and Salwa Majoka at the MAX conference in Los Angeles, California. His keynote speech featured creativity on the cutting edge. Their animation, Hunger’s Core won first prize in
the international Adobe Youth Voices Awards. <http://youthvoices.adobe.com/awards/winners/52e006a58d53627bee000005/gold>
• CyberARTS was invited to participate in an international exhibition Exploring Technology Through Art and Science in Tallinn, Estonia curated by the Canadian Society for Education through Art. Five works from Grade 11 were chosen.
• Three graduating CyberARTS students were selected from candidates around the world to receive the Adobe Youth Voices Scholarship. Salwa Majojoka , Zabi Mohammad Hassan and Dhenzel Obeng are among 25 talented youth that were selected
from 9 countries around the world. The scholarships will support their education and career goals in a creative field of study.
• Grade 11 film montage work was showcased in an exhibition called Dare2Create at Artscape Youngplace in downtown Toronto. Our CyberARTS students were selected to participate in this TDSB initiative to explore connections to the people,
places, histories and happenings of our city through film.
• Northview hosted the Toronto Adobe Youth Voices Exhibition in collaboration with Free the Children to celebrate student work from young artists from across the GTA.


2013


• CyberARTS is partnered with Adobe Youth Voices and Free the Children. From this partnership we have received a site licence donation of the full Abobe Creative Suite software, teacher professional development, a student scholarship and online
access to a community of like-minded students and educators.
• Many of our students had their work selected and screened at the Adobe Youth Voices 2013 exhibition in Toronto. Dhenzel Obeng won in the poster and best narrative categories. Christine Chung and Salwa Majoka won in the animation category.
Dhenzel also won first prize at the Adobe Aspire Awards and Salwa won the top animation prize at the Zoom film festival.
• In August Dhenzel Obeng and Christine Chung attended the Adobe Youth Voices summit in Santa Clara, California.
• CyberARTS students worked as a team to create kNOw Hate. All of Northview’s Grade 9 students were invited to a screening of the film The Bully. As a result the follow up discussions and events had an impact on students and our school
community. Some of the campaign highlights can be viewed at <http://cyberarts-northview.ca/knowhate/>
• A dedicated group of Grade 10 and 11 students continue to volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto. This group mentors Grade 7 students in the CyberARTS program at CHBest Middle School where they have the opportunity to share
their skills and ideas.


2012


• Kseniya Tsvok’s illustration was chosen for the cover of the Young Scientist Journal. <http://www.cysjournal.ca/>
• Our students exhibited their drawings and films at the Ontario College of Art and Design for a TDSB Arts outreach initiative.
• At the Next Wave Film Festival held at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Dhenzel Obeng received the best animation award at the festival for his spoken word film, “I wish for”.
• CyberARTS mentors work with a group of CHBest Middle School students with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto. At the Big Night Out Gala one of the volunteers, Irina Rouby was recognized as “Best” Big Sister youth mentor in Toronto.
• The Grade 11 CyberARTS class collaborated with PushPull Dance Company and had four films selected to bridge dance pieces for their Heros and Villians themed performances in June.
• Films produced by CyberARTS students, Miranda Macaskill, Melodie Nguyen and Dhenzel Obeng were screened at the Toronto Youth Shorts Film festival held at Innis Hall, University of Toronto.
• The Grade 12 class successfully completed a Dual Credit Centennial College course in Web Design. In addition to receiving high school credits these students received a College credit that gives them an edge when applying to post secondary
schools and for scholarships.


2011


• CyberARTS students led the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) initiative for Student Spaces for Student Success at Northview. Students from Grades 10 & 11 were then selected to participate in the design charrette at
George Brown College and continue to be advocates for the project at Northview.
• Grades 10, 11 and 12 classes attended the Toronto International Student Animation Festival. Robin Bandzar and Deborah Jaquerz won 2nd Place 2D digital animation. Nick St.Amour and Egor Sokolov won 1st Place in the 3D category.
• Our students’ collaborative animations “Water Engage” and “Understanding Global Warming” was featured in November at the Wychwood Art Barns as a fun way to teach environmental literacy at their Eco Fair.
• Nicolas St-Amour was 1 of 2 selected student artists to produce work for Digifest. His animation was a featured installation for the Digifest Gala at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts . <http://torontodigifest.ca/2011/featured-artists/>
• Grade 9 & 10 students exhibited their drawings and paintings at the ComiCon held at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre.