Learn What is TOPS Program at Oct.25’s CPAC Education Day

Hosted by the Education Foundation of CPAC and sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada, CPAC Education Day is the largest education related event in GTA’s Chinese Community. The main purpose of this annual event is to provide newcomer families with information on the Canadian education system and related services, helping students and parents succeed in their new life in Canada. Since its inception 6 years ago, this event has provided over 10,000 student and parents with practical information about education in this country.

The 7th CPAC Education Day will be held on October 25th, 2014 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel (600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill ON L4B 1B2). About forty schools and education related service providers are expected to attend this year’s event to let you have a face-to-face communication chance to the school representatives. A keynote presentation shared by a Harvard student plus eight breakout session workshops and a full day drop-in student forum hosted by post-secondary student’s associations are all tailored to the needs of parents and students. Catering to the increasing interest in adult education, this year’s Education Day will also provide related information and workshop to mature students seeking a second career or look to upgrading their skills to reach their goals.

What is TOPS (Talented Offerings of Programs in the Sciences)? And why this program is so popular?  Come join us at this workshop on 2014 CPAC Education Day presented by an experienced high school teacher who also happens to be a father to two TOPS students (Mandarin and English):

Introduction to TOPS Program

The TOPS Program(Talented Offerings of Programs in the Sciences), is a special high school program for students interested in enrichment in the maths, sciences, and language arts. TOPS offers a strong leadership program and encourages students to reach their utmost ability. This presentation discusses the benefits and the limitations of TOPS program at Marc Garneau C.I. from a parent’s and teacher’s point of view.  The topics of discussion may include:

  1. What is TOPS and who attend TOPS?
  2. TOPS admission process and how to prepare for it.
  3. TOPS Courses description and work load.
  4. TOPS major field trips and their benefits.
  5. TOPS graduate destinations.
  6. Comparing TOPS with IB and private schools

There will be a question and answer period at the end of the presentation.

Anthony Zhou: After graduating from Tsinghua University in 1985, Mr. Zhou obtained his Master of Science degree from University of British Columbia.  For over ten years he served as a college professor at DeVry Institute of Technology in Toronto before switching to high school.  Currently he is a senior physics teacher in York Region District School Board, and has two daughters, both going through the TOPS program.

(Note: Contents and details of breakout sessions are subject to change without notice.)

CPAC Education Day 2014 is open to the public. Admission is free. Online registration is available at:

Facts about the 7th CPAC Education Day:

Date:               Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time:               10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:         Sheraton Parkway Toronto North

600 HWY-7 E Richmond Hill, Ontario

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Enquiries:; 416-298-7885 Ext. 101

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