Past Events

Thank you!

Thank you so much for your support for these events – they were only successful because of your enthusiasm and participation! Keep an eye out for more events we hope to run in the future! If you have any feedback or questions for us, please do not hesitate to reach out through our Contact Us page, or by email at!

Summer 2022

College Essay Workshop

With Common App opening up in August, many of us (including myself!) are stressing about how to write application essays.

This in-person workshop will help develop the skills needed to write essays for both Common App and the UC system. We’ve invited very accomplished speakers to share their experiences with the application system and various tips and tricks for writing. At the end of the workshop, you’ll also have the opportunity to write an essay and receive feedback!

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022

Time: 11am – 2:30pm

Location: Central Library

Spring 2022

How to Study for Finals

Have you struggled with studying for finals? Studying for finals is often seen as a very daunting task as you need to learn and review EVERYTHING you’ve learned throughout the semester.

This seminar is targeted towards learning new study techniques for each core subject, and the skills presented have the potential to carry you through not only middle school and high school but university as well! You’ll hear from many amazing high school students and how they study for each subject as well as ways to balance your studies with your hobbies and extracurriculars.

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Time: 3:25 – 5:15pm

Jobs Seminar

What exactly does an engineer or computer programmer do? What makes a job rewarding? What career should I enter after high school/university?

Find the answers to these questions and more at Sunshine Education’s Job Seminar 2022. We’ve invited professionals from the fields of business, medicine, law, engineering, and computer science to come talk about their jobs: their day-to-day tasks and their favourite parts. There will also be time for you to ask them your burning questions!

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Time: 7:00 – 8:15pm

Sunshine Education Annual Summit

This year, our summit seminar centers around opportunities that students can seize during high school that are targeted towards/explore the field that they are interested in pursuing.

We have experienced speakers for each field, all of whom have lots to share about their high school experience and how they were able to explore the field that they are currently studying! This is a free, drop-in event, so be sure to check the schedule below.

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022


6:30 – 6:50Arts
7:00 – 7:20Business
7:30 – 7:50Comp. Sci.
8:00 – 8:20Engineering
8:30 – 8:50Medicine
9:00 – 9:20Law

Winter 2021

Sunshine Education Holiday Debate

With the holiday season coming up, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a casual, holiday-themed debate! This debate is a great, low-pressure, opportunity for anyone in grades 7-9 to qualify for regionals. There will be 2 impromptu rounds, both with a holiday-related motion.

As this is an ADSA debate, you must register through your school. More information on registration, debater fees and requirements, as well as the schedule, can be found on the official ADSA website!

Date: Friday, December 10, 2021

Time: 2:30-8:00pm

Summer 2021

Sunshine Team Challenge

June 25, 2021, 4pm-7pm

Sunshine, Inc. is hiring! Come to Sunshine Education’s interdisciplinary contest on June 25 to see if you and your team are good enough to get “hired” (and win some cool prizes).

This academic contest simulates a job interview! You will be competing in a team of 2-4 against your peers to get “hired” by the company (us!). Don’t worry, you won’t have to actually join the exec team 🙂

This contest has three sections, on English, the sciences, and mathematics. Each section has puzzle-questions that will challenge you to exercise your problem-solving and creative skills. As you complete questions correctly, you will collect points, with the team with most points winning! The winning team will receive a prize ($10 gift cards from Righteous Gelato!). And, you will be competing against your peers and against time.

This is a chance to win prizes, solve puzzles, all while meeting new friends from other schools. And it’s free!

More specific details will be sent closer to the date.

This is open to students in grade 7-9 only. This is for the sake of fairness to all competitors.
You will be competing in teams of 2-4. If you have a team, please register together on one team registration form.
If you do not have a team, don’t worry! Sign up on the individual registration form and we will pair you up.

This contest will be taking place on Discord! If you don’t have an account, don’t worry – it is easy and free to set one up. We will send out instructions on how to do so nearer to the date.

Tentative schedule:
4:00- 4:30: introduction and rules
4:30- 5:30: science section
5:30- 6:00: math section
6:00- 6:30: English section
6:30- 7:00: conclusion and prizes

Spring 2021

Research Workshop

Are you in grade 9-11 and interested in developing the skills needed to carry out research efficiently and effectively? This one-time workshop will explore the basic skills needed to carry out research – whether that be for everyday school assignments, for an IB Internal Assessment, or for your projects outside of school.

A librarian from the University of Calgary will be showing you how to reference sources, how to form and answer a manageable research question, how to use online resources effectively, how to evaluate sources, how to use the rich research resources at the U of C, and more. These skills will be important throughout high school and university, so make sure to sign up!

Thursday April 1, 2021, 4pm-6pm

Excel Skills Workshop

Excel is an important skill set necessary for every student in their high school journey, used in physics, chemistry, and math. Come to Sunshine Education’s Seminar on March 30 to learn how to easily make professional spreadsheets and graphs that will take your projects to the next level! We will be covering graph-making, formatting, keyboard shortcuts, as well as some specific tips for making better spreadsheets more efficiently. This class is targeted for students in Grades 6-9.

Tuesday March 30, 2021, 6:00-7:30pm

Spring 2020

Let’s Study Together!

During the current coronavirus situation, self-studying and organization seem more important than ever. Nevertheless, Sunshine Education strives to fulfill our mission of promoting a love of learning and making resources accessible for students to use.

This month, we are introducing our virtual event: LET’S STUDY TOGETHER!

Winter 2019

Math Kangaroo


  • This seminar is meant to help prepare grade 5&6 students for the Math Kangaroo contest on March 22, 2020. Taught by four high school students with plenty of experience writing math contests, we hope to unlock the full potential students!
  • There will be a total of three weekly classes, we will be going over lots of questions from previous Math Kangaroo questions.
  • We will be accepting 20 students on a first come first serve basis, so make sure to sign up ASAP! 

Speakers: Kevin Zhang, Owen Wang, Kevin Wang, Tony Shi

Dates: Starts on March 1(Sunday), ends on March 15(Sunday)

Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: Sage Hill Library

19 Sage Hill Passage NW, Calgary, AB T3R 0S4

Room: Program Room

Unfortunately due to the spread of coronavirus we have chosen to cancel the Math Kangaroo Preparation Seminar(March 8 & March 15).
Thank you all very much for taking interest in our program, we appreciate your support and understanding and we look forward to working with you in the future!



  • We know that standardized testing can be very stressful, so we’re here to give you all our experience on the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests.
  • This is a three-day seminar with lectures and hands-on test prep to familiarize and prep you for the SAT and ACT.
  • For students in grade 10-12.

Dates: January 3-5, 2020

Time: January 3rd: 2:00pm~5:00pm , January 4-5th: 2:00pm~4:30pm

Where: Calgary Central Library

Room: 0-14 Meeting Room

Sunshine Math Contest

  • Looking for a challenging experience to learn and test your math skills? This is the event for you! Come with a pencil and eraser, and get ready to have some fun. Stay tuned for more updates.
  • For students in grades 7-9.

Dates: Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Time: 1st contest: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
2nd contest: 7:15 – 8:45 pm

Where: Foothills Alliance Church, 333 Edgepark Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 4K4

Room: Classroom 203

Note: both the 1st and 2nd contests are the same, just at different times

High School Transition

  • Are you going to high school soon and want to find out more about IB applications, the AP program, and high school life in general? Come to this event and hear from a panel of experienced speakers!
  • Opportunities to hear from various speakers, ask questions, and mingle!
  • Parents welcome!
  • For students in Grade 9, but grade 8 students also welcome. Stay tuned for updates!

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

Where: Country Hills Library( 11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary, AB T3K 6E3 )

Room: Program Room

High School Transition

(2nd Session)

  • Due to an unexpectedly high demand, we are offering a second session of the high school transition seminar! Please note, this is the exact same as the first session on December 19, we are just running it on another date.
  • Are you going to high school soon and want to find out more about IB applications, the AP program, and high school life in general? Come to this event and hear from a panel of experienced speakers!
  • Opportunities to hear from various speakers, ask questions, and mingle!
  • Parents welcome!
  • For students in Grade 9, but grade 8 students also welcome. Stay tuned for updates! Registration is now open again!

Date: Monday, December 23, 2019

Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

Where: Country Hills Library

Room: Program Room

Sunshine Education

Annual Summit

  • We will cover a variety of topics including learning strategies, extracurriculars, university applications, standardized testing, and more!
  • Opportunity to mingle with students, ask questions, and talk, with snacks and drinks!
  • Parents are welcome!
  • For students in Grades 10-12. Stay tuned for updates!

Dates: December 30th, 2019

Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Where: Uplands Recreation Centre, 20 Hawkside Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3G 3K9

Study Strategies


  • We will teach important skills such as time management, study tips, test strategy, note-taking, community service and PATs.
  • Its a fun and engaging 2 days for students to practice and develop essential skills!
  • For grade 6-8 students.

Dates: January 4th, 2020 & January 5th 2020

Time: 12:00pm~2:00pm

Where: Calgary Central Library

Room: 0-14 Meeting Room