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Students to Spend Summer Working as Cancer Researchers

Two Grade 11 students will spend their summer working on groundbreaking cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency in Victoria. Christian Turpin and Kevin...
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Grade 7 Students Display Their Work at the Royal BC Museum

Grade 7 science students researched different species and spent time at the Royal BC Museum talking with museum guests about their projects
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New Middle School Club is a Great Place to be Crabby!

Grade 10 student Matias Totz writes about the newly founded Marine Science Club at the Middle School

Experiential Learning: Was Mr. Buckingham Murdered?

Was it Mr. Jackson in the lunch room with the knife? Or was it Professor Plum in the laboratory with the lead pipe? It's early Monday...

Eggs-periential Learning 2.0: Ducklings Hatch at the Junior School

On the heels of the recent exciting news that our Grade 2 classes successfully hatched a trio of baby chicks, we're proud to announce...

SMUS in the News: Delphine Ji ’16 Becomes a Gene Researcher for a Week

Prince George Citizen March 15, 2016 Delphine Ji '16 Federal grant for mushroom research at UNBC (photo courtesy of the Prince George Citizen)
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My Journey to Gene Researcher For a Week

by Cindy Kim, Grade 11 I was a sickly child, living in hospitals more than I did at home as my body attracted all kinds...
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Science 8 Students Look Into Hearts

Science 8 students partnered up for a major biology lab last week, where they concluded their study of the heart with a hands-on examination...
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Brain Awareness Week: Middle School

Many of the Brain Awareness Week events at SMUS focused on research, what we can do to improve our learning and how our brains...

Students on Ice in Antarctica

by Tessa Owens, Grade 11 This winter, I was lucky enough to participate in a two-week international scientific expedition to Antarctica called Students on Ice....

Getting to the Heart of Anatomy at UVic

by Nicky Newsome, Grade 5 teacher This week, we visited the Medical Sciences Building at the University of Victoria! Students were treated to fascinating pictures...
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Miraculous Marine Creatures

On a visit to the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Grade 6 students witnessed our amazing local marine life in action, including the camouflage abilities...
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A Look Into The Eye

As part of their biology unit, Science 8 students get to dissect a real ocular specimen from some bovine donors. For their lab, students...
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Reptiles Return

Just before the break, Middle School Science students hosted some very special visitors from the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Accompanied by their...
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AP Environmental Science: (Cold & Wet) Hands-On Learning

by Becca Clayton, Grade 12 student There’s just something about digging your hands into what you’re learning (though you may have cold and wet hands...
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Have Snakes, Will Travel

by Darin Steinkey As part of their Diversity of Living Things unit, Grade 6 and 7 science classes welcomed four visitors from the Travelling Snake...
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Grade 6 Students Discover Ocean Life

At the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, SMUS students got a chance to see some local aquatic species up close. The centre has a variety...
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Grade 6 Students Explore Lake Life

Grade 6 students visited Swan Lake to learn about the various creatures, large and small, that live in and out of the water. Here's...
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Dr. Lotus Vermeer ’86 Speaks to Junior and Senior Students

Last week, Dr. Lotus Vermeer '86 visited the Junior and Senior Schools to speak to students about her work in conservation and species recovery....
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Kindergarten Class Teaches Parents About Marine Life

The Kindergarten children invited their parents to school to share their learning about our unit on "Our Big Blue Planet". The "big ideas" we...

Grade 5 & 6 Students Build Edible Atoms

Grade 6 students hosted some special visitors from the Junior School this week when Grade 5 classes came to the Middle School to build...
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Science 8 Class Examines the Eye

Grade 8 students spent some time examining the different parts of the eye through dissecting the eyes of cows. As part of their lab,...

Students Make Friends with Snakes

by Erin Anderson, editor The Grade 6 science classes had an exciting morning this week, as the travelling snake program stopped by with two very...

Biology Students Create Incredible Edible Cells

by Laura Williams, Grade 6 On October 18th, the Grade 6 students did a cell lab in class. It was made up of an assortment...

Grade 6 Scientists Study Swan Lake

by Ben, Grade 6 I liked the Swan Lake field trip a lot. The beginning was fun when we got to catch animals and some...

Spring Break Stories: Galapagos Islands

by Lyn Li Che, Grade 12 Heads bowed and necks white with sunblock, the group of intrepid explorers trudged up the beach diligently, their feet...

The Day of the Snakes

by Brennan, Grade 6 In my Grade 6 science class, there were two ladies from Swan Lake. They told us about how a snake eats...

Grade 4 Students Explore Wetlands

by the Grade 4 classes Last week, we visited Swan Lake to learn about habitats and what animals and plants do in their natural habitat,...

Grade 1 Students Love Bugs

The Victoria Bug Zoo welcomed Ms. Galloway’s Grade 1 class this week, as the student followed up their insect studies with a field trip...

Serpents Slither Over to Middle School

Grade 6 students hosted some special guests last week, as two snakes from the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary came to visit the school. The...

Students Warm Up to Arctic Stories

Middle School students welcomed explorer Ian Sterling last week. Mr. Sterling, who visited the school because of our involvement with the Canadian Geographic Society,...

Biology Students Get Hands-on Lesson in Marine Life

Recently, biology students had the opportunity to conduct field work at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. A yearly highlight in the Biology 11 curriculum,...

Students Get Wise About Owls

by Kennedy, Grade 4 This week, both of the Grade 4 classes at the Junior School had a special visitor from the Swan Lake Christmas...

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