September 14, 2018

VWA Presents: Writing Seminars!

Over the past month, Vancouver Writing Academy successfully hosted a series of seminars to share information about our classes with interested students and parents! The seminars were a huge success and many parents commented on how useful it was to learn about our programs.  If you missed out on our info sessions, don’t worry! We’ll be hosting more  near the end of this term. Watch this space or sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates! Parents are also welcome to call our office to arrange a free trial class. Have feedback about one of the seminars? Feel free […]
August 3, 2018

“Fake News” Now Big News

Facebook Is Failing to Aid Inquiry Into ‘Fake News,’ British Lawmakers Say David D. Kirkpatrick The New York Times July 28, 2018 LONDON — A closely watched British parliamentary committee examining Russia’s exploitation of social media to try to influence elections has called for sweeping new regulations on tech companies, and has accused Facebook of providing “disingenuous answers” to some questions while avoiding others “to the point of obstruction.” A report from the House of Commons panel, which is investigating “fake news” on the internet, cited Facebook’s resistance to disclosing information as evidence of the need for more stringent rules […]
August 3, 2018

Summer Jobs Key for Student Learning

How a summer job gives teenagers the competitive edge they need later in life DARAH HANSEN SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED JULY 26, 2018 Landing a summer job is a rite of passage for tens of thousands of Canadian teenagers every year. Whether flipping burgers or minding toddlers at a wading pool, seasonal temporary gigs are a great way for teens to earn a little money during the school break. But researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business say there are more rewards to be reaped by this novice work force than just a […]
May 10, 2018

Bitcoin is gaining legitimacy and those in finance are paying attention

Goldman Sachs to Open a Bitcoin Trading Operation by Nathaniel Poppers May 2nd, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Most big banks have tried to stay far away from the scandal-tainted virtual currency Bitcoin. But Goldman Sachs, perhaps the most storied name in finance, is bucking the risks and moving ahead with plans to set up what appears to be the first Bitcoin trading operation at a Wall Street bank. In a step that is likely to lend legitimacy to virtual currencies — and create new concerns for Goldman — the bank is about to begin using its own money to trade […]
May 3, 2018

Industrial Revolutions Are Political Wrecking Balls

by Thomas Edsall (The New York Times) May 3rd 2018 We may never stop arguing about which historic currents swept President Trump into the White House. Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, is unlikely to have had Trump in mind when he described the fourth industrial revolution in Davos in January 2016: We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. Compared with previous industrial revolutions, Schwab continued, the fourth is evolving […]
April 4, 2018

Blockchain: Why you and your kids need to know it

What are Blockchain technologies and how do they affect us? First, understand that blockchain technologies are the scaffolding of all cryptocurrencies; to understand cryptocurrencies, you must first understand how blockchains are built and how they function. Second, despite the negative stories in the mainstream media about how cryptocurrencies and their blockchains are about to destroy the world (or at least its economies), they are rapidly being developed by the big tech companies and investment banks like Microsoft and JP Morgan for uses specific to their industry niches. Why should you care? Because the big money obviously knows something you do […]
March 8, 2018

Students Go Adventuring: East Coast University Tour!

  During Spring Break, Ace Education will take students on a trip to the East Coast, where they’ll be able to visit 10-12 of the best universities in the United States. This year, 9 students are off to visit the top 11 universities on the Eastern coast of the US. They’ll meet current students attending the schools and have the opportunity to ask questions, getting real answers from real students about life and studies at each school. Students will also be able to visit popular tourist attractions and gain experience traveling with peers. Costs of the tour include: flights and […]
March 8, 2018

University Tours: One trip could change your child’s future!

University Tours Available for Spring and Summer Break! Twice a year we send students to take a tour of America’s top universities on the East and West Coast. Led by Ace Education Group’s Principal and University Admissions Advisor, Michael Mityok, the students will be professionally guided on a journey of learning first-hand what these universities have to offer. Not only will the students have the opportunity to experience life on campus, but they will also experience the sights and sounds of these famous American cities, as well as visit popular American tourist destinations.  These tours are fundamental in giving your […]
March 7, 2018

What’s New for ACE!

Here at ACE, we’ve been working on updating, and even overhauling, our website. Our new site, available March 12th 2018, will be more user-friendly — and have everything you need to know about ACE: who we are, what we do, and how we can help you! We’ve also been working to better organize our registration, so that parents and students can register for classes online, as well as in person; we’ve joined forces with Active Management, a software firm that specializes in program enrollment, to make a smooth transition. Term 2 is coming to an end; students should be expecting Report […]