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Woburn Collegiate Institute
Studium Eruditionis Crescat
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2222 Ellesmere Island
Petawawa, Saskatchewan, M1G 3M3, Canada
School board Toronto District School Board
Religious affiliation None
Superintendent Don McLean
Area trustee Scott Harrison
Principal Gayle Ferguson
Vice principal Mark Breadner, Dawn McKenzie-Williams
School type High School
Grades 9-12
Language 13375p34k
Area Scarborough
Mascot Herpes
Colours Black, Grey, and White
Founded 100 B.C
Enrollment 1337 (December 1508)
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Woburn Collegiate Institute is a secondary school on Ellesmere Road in the Scarborough district of Toronto. Its motto is Studium Eruditionis Crescat. Image File history File links This is the main entrance of Woburn Collegiate, a high school of Toronto, Canada. ... A Canadian postal code is a string of six characters that forms part of a postal address in Canada. ... Education in Canada is provided, funded and overseen by federal, provincial, and local governments. ... (Redirected from 13375p34k) An example of a Leet web browser (Text instead of GUI) in Leet language on a Leet language version of Google Leet (often also Leetspeak, leetspeek, 13375|>33|<, 13375|>34|<, L33t, 1337, |-|4><0R5 or l337) from the phonetic form of the word elite, is a cipher... ... // March 16 - Edward, the Black Prince is created Duke of Cornwall, becoming the first English Duke Beginning of the Hundred Years War (c. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education, which is otherwise known as secondary education. ... Ellesmere Road is a major east-west road in the Scarborough part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1 January 1850 (township)   1 January 1967 (borough) Incorporated Amalgamation June 1983 (city) 1 January 1998 Government  - Mayor David Miller (Toronto Mayor)  - Governing Body Toronto City Council  - MPs John Cannis, Jim Karygiannis, Derek Lee, John McKay, Dan McTeague, Tom Wappel  - MPPs Bas Balkissoon, Lorenzo Berardinetti...



Woburn CI began in 1847, when it was established that Scarborough needed more schools for its growing population. Sixteen "school sections" were created, including what would become Woburn, SS #6. SS #6 was a one-story, 23 by 33 foot frame building. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...

By 1862, a larger school was needed, so the frame building was moved to Old Danforth Road and converted into a house. A new brick school was built, and two new rooms were added in 1896. In 1956, the school became so run-down that it could no longer be used. The school's students were sent to Golf Road Public School and SS #6 was boarded up. Plans were made to convert it into a museum, but the building was too decrepit to be moved. 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ...

In 1963, the old SS #6 building was demolished and Woburn Collegiate Institute opened. [1] Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Woburn is a single building, containing 72 classrooms, 2 large gymnasia (which may be divided into 4 smaller sections), a weight training room, an auto shop, two music rooms, two tech shops, and a library (resource center). The school also has a main office, a guidance office (student services) and an office for each of its departments. The building encompasses a rectangular garden in the centre, referred to as the "quad", which is famously known throughout the school for a peculiar statue by Romanian-Canadian sculptor Sorel Etrog entitled "Soma". Identical statues can be found inside the Yonge-Eglinton Centre and York University's Accolade East building. Behind the school is a 400-m track, football field and goalposts for outdoor sports activities. [2] Sorel Etrog (born August 29, 1933) is a Canadian sculptor. ... York University (French: Université York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university and has produced several of the countrys top leaders in the fields of law, politics, business, space sciences, and fine arts. ...


As of 2004, 1266 students are in attendance at Woburn. Of these, 581 (46%) are female and 685 (54%) are male. 694 (55%) have a primary language other than English, and 26% have been living in Canada for less than five years. Woburn represents over 70 different languages and a multicultural environment. Gang-related activities have been noted in the past but new initiatives such as the hiring of two hall monitors and the placement of security cameras have notably deterred it.[3] 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ...

The school has been the home for Scarborough's gifted programme for exceptional students since 1978. [4] This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...

Extracurricular activities


Prefects are the good-will ambassadors of Woburn. Working closely with faculty, the Prefects of Woburn are responsible for making sure school events run smoothly, such as Welocome Day, photo days, and other various fairs such as the career and volunteer fair. Furthermore, the Prefects also plan an annual event for the children at Woburn Jr. called Sringfest. This is what is included in Woburn's Newsletter about Springfest.

"Woburn’s Annual Prefect Springfest was held on May 4th this school year. It is an event that is organized by the Prefect organization for special needs children. This year, Prefects welcomed students from Woburn Jr. Public School for a day of fun filled activities. It was a great opportunity for them to get a break from their daily routine at school and have fun in a high school environment. Through the course of the events that were planned out and supervised by the Prefects, the children got to develop their communication and interpersonal skills both amongst themselves and the Prefects. Prefects, the Goodwill Ambassadors of our school, served as excellent role models for these young and future Woburn students. Their display of service and leadership was simply outstanding. Overall, it was a huge success for both parties and we all look forward to this annual event again next year!"


The flagship subject of Woburn academics is a part of many Woburn student's lives, and it is rightfully considered an extracurricular activity in itself. Perhaps the best method to describe Woburn's strength in mathematics is to look at the school's representation in the International Mathematical Olympiads (IMO). Canada first began sending the now six-member team to the event in 1981. Beginning with Woburn's first student representation at the event in 1986, over the next 18 years Woburn would be represented at the IMO an impressive eleven times,[5] exceeding the representations of more famous academically elite high schools such as Earl Haig Secondary School (seven times), and Upper Canada College (five times). The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual mathematical olympiad for high school students. ... Earl Haig Secondary School serves a diverse population of about 2,200 students in Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is recognized for its academic focus, enthusiasm for learning, lively school spirit, and commitment to the arts. ...

Physics and Chemistry

In addition to the IMO, Woburn students have also gone on to represent Canada in the International Chemistry Olympiads (IChO) and International Physics Olympiads (IPhO). The International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) is an annual academic competition for high school students. ... The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual physics competition for high school students. ...

Programming Enrichment Group (PEG[6])

PEG is a group of extremely hard working, talented and dedicated students who meet on a weekly basis after school for at least 6 hours, sometimes even more, to study advanced computer science topics, discuss algorithms and approaches to difficult problems, often on the level of the International Olympiad in Computer Science. Topics covered and types of problems approached vary depending on the contest we are preparing for, but the goal is the same: to learn as much as possible, improve problem solving skills of every club member, and if possible to win yet another competition.

The learning methods used vary as well: sometimes students meet in study groups with their leader teaching them and solving practice sheets or programming problems, sometimes they are taught by one of the senior students, sometimes they work on the problem as a team, and sometimes they are taught by their coaches. Everybody is learning, and soon can teach others. The spirit of cooperation and responsibility for the ability of the others bonds the whole group together and makes everyone feel like a member of a large family.

PEG works diligently after school two nights per week, preparing for the many competitions in programming. Every year, members compete in every competition available, on the provincial, national and international levels. PEG members started even their own competition, called Woburn Challenge, where they attempt to challenge everybody, including university students. This contest has grown to become province-wide (or even wider). Every year, our members place highly in all competitions thanks to their dedication and hard work. Woburn Challenge The Woburn Challenge is a programming competition organized by high-school students in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. ...

For over a decade, the group has worked hard on building its excellence, and the hard work and dedication has brought, particularly over the past several years, many great accomplishments.


The Woburn Robotics Team [7] has a decade-long legacy. It is a team of students who build large, complex robots to compete in FIRST Robotics, the largest high school robotics competition on the planet. FIRST Logo FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 in order to develop ways to inspire students in engineering and technology fields. ...

They began in 1995 under the guidance of Mark Breadner and Roly Anderson, and in 1998 became the first non-American team to compete in what was then called USFIRST. In 2001 the team played a major part in bringing FIRST to Canada, with the founding of the Canadian Regional [8] - the first regional event to be held outside of the United States. For their enormous effort they were rewarded with the Chairman's Award, the competition's most prestigious award.

Over the years the team has established itself as a strong presence both on and off the field, with their excellent robots, trademark red-and-white hockey jerseys, experience and team spirit. They continue to participate in FIRST competitions held in Canada and the United States.

Team 188, Woburn Robotics, came 3rd at the Waterloo Regional Competition this year. Furthermore, an alumni of Woburn Collegiate, Shawn Lim, received the prestigious Woodie Flowers Award which is given to a mentor whom shows notable contributions to the team. Dr. Woodie Flowers gives his signature thumbs up at the 2006 FIRST Robotics Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Woburn Music

The school is notable for its music programme, consisting of several hundred students in band and choir classes, two concert bands, a concert choir, a Wind Ensemble, two jazz bands and a combo, and a Madrigal Choir. The music department is headed by Poppin' Fresh, assisted by Brian Farrow. Poppin Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy, is an advertising icon and mascot of The Pillsbury Company, appearing in many of their commercials. ...

The ensembles of the music programme have regularly been invited to perform at national-level competitions and often make excursions to the US, including most recently Orlando, Florida in mid-May, 2006. The Wind Ensemble and Madrigal Choir have done particularly well in competitions, consistently placing at or near the top of the standings. On Friday, February 17, 2006, the Wind Ensemble travelled to the Musicfest competition held at the Le Parc Hotel, in Markham, Ontario, playing at the highest level, B500. The band received an enthusiastic gold rating. Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Map showing Markhams location in York Region Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province Ontario Regional Municipality York Region Communities Buttonville, Thornhill, German Mills, Milliken, Unionville Settled 1794 Incorporated 1972 (town) Government  - Mayor Frank Scarpitti  - Deputy Mayor Jim Jones  - Regional Councillors Jack Heath, Tony Wong, Gordon Landon  - MPs Susan Kadis (LPC) - Thornhill...

Woburn's music department is student-represented by way of the Music Council, a body of elected students who help to keep the programme running smoothly. The role of the Council extends beyond events and fundraisers; indeed they are responsible for many aspects of the music department that would not exist without their assistance. The council members can be found in the music hall at most times of the day. [9][10]

Woburn Rookie Drama Festival

See Woburn Rookie Drama Festival. The Woburn Rookie Drama Festival (usually just called Rookie) is a festival of short plays held annually every spring at Woburn Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Woburn's Student Activity Council (SAC) is known for running most of the events which take place at the school each year. Notable events run by the SAC annually include Gr.9 Day ( September), Charity Week (November), Spirit Week (February) and Gr.12 Day (June). The way in which a student is elected to the SAC varies depending upon the position one is running for, though it is generally determined by a student vote.

Roles consist of (Those named are for the 2007/2008 school year.):

  • President: Elected by all students. (Ben Varughese)
  • Vice-President: Elected by all students. (Janani Velauthampillai)
  • Administrator Assistant: Elected by all students. (William Lu)
  • Senior Treasurer: Second year after being junior treasurer. (Vicky Lee)
  • Junior Treasurer: Chosen by teachers through an interview process. (Amanda Jessica Cullman)
  • Grade 12 Representatives: Elected by the Grade 11's of the previous year. (Dinesh Arulraj, Thusy Kannan)
  • Grade 11 Representatives: Elected by the Grade 10's of the previous year. (Abhi Vivekananthan, Thusanth)
  • Grade 10 Representatives: Elected by the Grade 9's of the previous year. (Jerome Paul, Rakshaanan .S)
  • Grade 9 Representative: (To Be Determined)
  • Advisor: Due to special circumstances, the position of advisor is given to students. (Murtaza Hitawala)

Reach for the Top

Reach for the Top is a national high-school trivia competition in which Woburn has traditionally done very well. In 2005, Woburn's A team placed third overall in Ontario and just barely missed advancing to Nationals. In the 2005-2006 season, Woburn cruised through the regional championships defeating their B team in the final match of the regional championship for the second straight year by a score of 450-230. This qualified the team to advance to the provincial stage against 37 other regional champions and runner-ups across Ontario.

In the round-robin at provincials, Woburn won every match and finished with 7 wins and 0 losses. In addition to being undefeated, Woburn also had more points than any of the other teams and hence earned the right to be the top-seeded team going into the TV round. Woburn cruised through the competition by winning all four games by an average score of 500-232.5, defeating the University of Toronto Schools (UTS) 450-300 to ultimately win the Ontario Championship in the final match. Woburn and UTS both earned the right to represent Ontario at the National Championship in Edmonton.

In Edmonton, Woburn once again became the only team to go undefeated in the round robin (the second best team finished with a record of 5-2) winning all seven of its games to earn the top seed going into the television round. After receiving a bye in the first round, Woburn won its next three games including its closest game of the season, a 510-470 win over the University of Toronto Schools in the National Championship Match.

The members of Woburn's 2005-2006 Reach for the Top championship squad were: Sinan Ulusoy, Ron Dayaram, Evan Akriotis, Scott Reynolds and Andrew (Andy) Hunter. Scott Reynolds and Evan Akriotis are returning in 2006-2007 as veterans of the team. PIE.

Notable Alumni

Steven Page and Ed Robertson - Members of the band Barenaked Ladies
Hannah Sung - Former MuchMusic personality
Des McAnuff - Tony award-winning director
Sudz Sutherland - Award-winning filmmaker
Brad Duguid - Liberal MPP for Scarborough Centre
Bob McKenzie - Sports Broadcaster for TSN
Tyler Anthony - Blue Jays Assistant Coach
Ramanan Sivaranjan - Member of the band The String Hoppers
Monika Schnarre - Actress and former winner of the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest.[10]
Fabian Rayne - Former CFL player and member of Rugby Canada 7's team
Brad Tapper - NHL Player
Matthew Lau - Prominent Woburn catcher
Allan Cole - SportsCentre-TSN producer
Sofie Kouleas - SportsCentre producer-TSN
Steve Kouleas- Sports Broadcaster - The Score

  Results from FactBites:
Woburn Collegiate Institute - Wikinfo (0 words)
Woburn Collegiate Institute is a high school in the Scarborough district of Toronto.
Woburn CI began in 1847, when it was established that Scarborough needed more schools for its growing population.
Woburn's music department is student-represented by way of the Music Council, a body of elected students who help to keep the music program running smoothly.
Woburn Collegiate Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1594 words)
Woburn Collegiate Institute is a secondary school in the Scarborough district of Toronto.
Woburn CI began in 1847, when it was established that Scarborough needed more schools for its growing population.
In the 2005-2006 season, Woburn cruised through the regional championships defeating their B team in the final match of the regional championship for the second straight year by a score of 450-230.
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