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STEAM Showcase for Grade 7 Students


On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, grade 7 students took part in a unique, educational experience at Soheil Mosun Limited (SML).
 
Thanks to the leadership of grade 7 student Daria Mosun, with the help of her parents, KCS students were provided with a special behind-the-scenes tour of one of the world’s leading custom architectural manufacturing and design-build companies. Students were introduced to all of the science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) that goes into designing, engineering, manufacturing, installing and maintaining many of the different unique commissions the company undertakes at its Etobicoke based workshop studio.  Some of you may have already seen some examples of SML’s work here at KCS, such as the custom stainless steel 25th Anniversary Door Handles at our front doors, to the River Benches located by our front entrance; the same type that SML supplies to New York City’s Battery Park.
 
The students saw how STEAM knowledge is applied in this fascinating industry and witnessed first-hand applications; some highlights included the students seeing an abrasive-waterjet cutting machine in action, which uses highly pressurized water and sand (pressurized in excess of 35,000 PSI) that can cut steel plate up to 8” thick, to holding Canada’s literary award, the Giller Prize (which SML produces) and having a sneak peek at world renown Canadian novelist and artist Douglas Copeland’s newest art piece which is currently being given the finishing touches.
 
In addition to the tour, students heard from Denise Devlin-Li, Dean of Humber School of Applied Technology about the benefits of considering STEAM related studies throughout students’ future endeavors.  Humber College generously catered the student’s lunch from their new food truck, which was on premises serving the students a hot lunch and then ice cream.
 
As a special guest, The Honourable Dr. Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science, came to speak to students after the tour.  Dr. Duncan spoke to students about her educational and professional experiences, her recent trip to the G7 Summit in Japan and answered many student questions.
 
Thank you again to Daria and the Mosun family for providing this special STEAM related experience for our KCS students.
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