Core Competent Canadians

Here are the most competent Canadians in our opinions for each core competencies

Question 1: i knew core competencies were crucial to achieving your best performance and your goals, I learned that core competencies can lead to very successful lifestyles

Question 2: it’s can help me direct my studies in the way I want to go for future jobs/employment options

Wonder Project (Science 9)

Here is my wonder project. My question was, “Would a human clone be self-aware? If so, would it still be considered a clone?” I had so much fun researching this project and I hope you enjoy reading it and learning all about the brain and the process of cloning.

Hero Cultural Connections Infographic

This is my infographic for Doctor Stephen Strange. I explain where he is from, his backstory, the hero’s first appearance and how he has evolved. In conclusion, Dr. Strange has evolved in many different ways to fit more modern standards but the way he has improved the most is his fighting style and his uniform. WHen he was created in 1963, there weren’t many events that would lead to his creation other than a Vietnam war and other things, Stan Lee had been wanting to make a more magical charcacter to stray away from the more physical type of fighting there was in the time. Thank you for reading my Infographic.

COL Interview project

Hockey Officiating

I decided to interview Darren Ferris, firefighter and hockey official for my career project, mostly because he is a hockey ref and I too, ref hockey, but also because he is my favourite coach and my current defense coach. He is friendly and patient when it comes to hockey players both on and off the ice, he is a very talented official and a reliable and supportive coach. (He is answering these questions from a general hockey perspective)

 Why are you passionate about your job?

I have played hockey since I was five years old. I have been coaching for about 12 years and officiating for about 5. I love everything about the game. Not just the physicality, speed and flow of the play , but also the good values of the game, such as sportsmanship, respect and teamwork. As a coach I hope to instil my good values to the current players and future coaches of the game. My passion comes from teaching the game that I love so greatly.

What obstacles have you faced to get where you are today?

In the beginning, there were not many resources for new coaches, and I did not have a mentor. I had to self start, read books, and talk to people outside of my team to see what strategies worked best and what didn’t. I needed help to get thru to the kids to teach them the game, but still make it fun. There was some “trial by error” with things that may not have been ideal. Thankfully I was able to find many methods that did work. I was able to play games and have fun, all the while teaching important skills needed to grow as a hockey player.

What advice would you pass on to someone interested in what you are doing?

Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help. Find out what players enjoy and build on that. Always be happy to come and teach. Be patient as it takes many years to learn the game. Be open to learning new things, receiving constructive criticism or changing your methods if things aren’t quite working. Become a role model of sportsmanship, patience and respect.

Would you be open to further contact from Riverside students?


If so how can someone contact, you?


What made you interested in hockey officiating?

It’s something I wanted to do later in life and finally had an opportunity to do 5 years ago. It was a good fit as I have good game knowledge from playing for so long.

If you could do it all again, would you?

Absolutely. Hockey has given me so many great memories, from road trips & tournaments to camaraderie and teamwork. I’ve gained many life skills that I’ve used throughout my life because of hockey.

Would you change anything?

No, I’m very happy with how my coaching career has gone. Every year is fun and seems to get better every year. Hockey wise…. maybe when I was younger…perhaps I wished I had played Junior B instead of retiring to Rec League after getting released from Jr A. Who knows if I could have maybe played at a higher level….

Blogpost 1 – Science 9

Would a clone be self-aware, and if so would it still be considered a clone?

This question is meaningful to me because I love to study the human brain and everything to do with our bodies, so when I get the chance to really go deep into medical stuff but also science? I knew I would have a lot of fun.

Since we have yet to clone a human, we would not know these kinds of things, people would be curious at such a question, plus it’s a very strange concept to most because cloning isn’t something very media spread.


  • What is the process of cloning a brain?
  • How could cloning Dolly the Sheep be useful to help clone humans?
  • Who is Patient R?
  • Self-awareness vs Self-consciousness
  • What is being self-aware?

Source 1:

“Roots of Human Self-Awareness: New Study Points to a Complex, Diffuse Patchwork of Brain Pathways.” ScienceDaily, ScienceDaily, 22 Aug. 2012,

Roots of Human Self-Awareness

Source 2:

Jabr, Ferris. “Does Self-Awareness Require a Complex Brain?” Scientific American Blog Network, 22 Aug. 2012,

Does Self-Awareness Require a Complex Brain?

Source 3:

“Cloning Dolly the Sheep.”, Nov. 2014,

Cloning Dolly the Sheep

What questions did you need to research in order to research your topic?

  • Cloning a brain
  • Dolly the Sheep
  • Patient R
  • Self-awareness vs Self-consciousness
  • What is being self-aware?

What new or familiar digital tools did you try to use as you worked through this project?

  • Creative Commons
  • Databases (Riverside library)

What was the process you used to investigate the topic?

  • Answer the subquestions, make an educated guess

How did you verify and cite the information you found?

  • I used citing websites such as EasyBib, MLA generator and such.

How did the process of completing this challenge go? What could you have done better?

  • I think this project went really well, I could have done some of the research on cloning a little more but I think I found everything I had to know

The next step for me is a hard one to accomplish, it is to wait until someone clones more than just a brain, such as organs or hearts and then I will be able to continue my research. But even if a human clone was self-aware, I would like to know how that would affect their life decisions as they grow.

Here is my self assessment for this blogpost:

Self Assessment CC

Soundtrack of my life

Eleanor Rigby-The Beatles

My family was a huge Beatles fan and while I was younger I would listen to them all the time, other than hockey it was how I would bond with my dad, learning and memorizing the lyrics. Once I got my first guitar I wanted to make it my goal to at least learn a song by the Beatles on my guitar as it just brought back memories of our old house and when we were moving out here, we had listened to the Beatles the whole time. Eleanor Rigby was the first song I learnt on the guitar of the Beatles.

Happier-Marshmello (ft. Bastille)

My best friend Willow passed away about a month ago, she always loved the song Happier by Bastille and Marshmello, she would listen to it non-stop, and so now whenever I hear that song, I think of her and all the amazing memories I had with her and all the times we got to play hockey together. A few days before she passed away she was very sick, she sent me the YouTube link to this song and told me to listen to it while she was in surgery, I listened to it for 4 hours straight until I fell asleep.

I want to change my mind
‘Cause this just don’t feel right to me
I wanna raise your spirits
I want to see you smile
Know that means I’ll have to leave”

Gone, gone, gone- Phillip Phillips

My boyfriend Bailey, he sent me this song on a night when I was flying home from visiting my family, I was missing his and he told me to listen to it, and really focus on the lyrics. It has become a song that makes me cry every time I hear it because it just reminds me of him and how lucky I really am to have him with me in my life.

When life leaves you high and dry
I’ll be at your door tonight
If you need help, if you need help
I’ll shut down the city lights,
I’ll lie, cheat, I’ll beg and bribe
To make you well, to make you well
When enemies are at your door
I’ll carry you way from more”


This song is a song me and my best friend like to sing together, I play on guitar and she sings it. I don’t see her often because she lives in Ontario and after I moved out here I barely see her, so When I do I make sure to make it count. This song really pulled us together in a way I can’t explain and now whenever I hear the song it makes me think about how much I miss her and how much she seriously means to me.

Coffee Can Money-Borgeous & Morten

My friend Rye had a brain tumour that caused her to have seisures, she fought through them like a champ and ended up beating the cancer and she still lives on, I sent her this song when she was in her hospital room crying and told her that I loved her and that I was there for her, That song suddenly became a support for her, she had the surgeons play the song when she went in to get the tumour removed.

“We could get famous, be nameless
Yeah, we don’t give a f**k
If I fall, never finding us
‘Cause we still got us

Coffee get money
Make it all taste smooth like honey
It’s the love, last longer than plastic.”