Jerry is a Year 12 student at Upper Canada College. He started his public speaking journey at the age of 13 through debating, and has since then had the chance to attend a multitude of tournaments, including Harvard World Schools, Western, McGill and Queen’s. Jerry’s most notable result was achieving the top break at the Queen’s High School Debate Championship with 14 of 15 possible points. He is a recipient of the Academic Tie at his school, distinguishing him as being part of the top 5% academically in his grade. Although he enjoys every class, Jerry’s favourite subjects are English and Biology. He’s currently in an internship program at a biology research lab at Mt. Sinai, where he is currently focused on learning about cancer immunology.
Out of school, he is an active fencer—he’s on the U17 foil national team and placed third at the Canadian Nationals for his age group. He joined USG in March of 2022 as a mentor, and has since given the students more than 350 hours of combined teaching time. Jerry recognizes the importance of fostering public speech skills, and hopes to continue to spread his passion as the Intermediate Academics Coordinator.
Class A: Saturday 9:30-11:30 AM EST
Class B: Sunday 9:30-11:30 AM EST
Class A Term: September 17th - December 10th
Class B Term: September 18th - December 11th
Total Sessions: 12
Cost: $60 CAD for the term *Financial Aid Applicable
Must be 12+ unless recommended by an instructor
Both Class A and Class B cover similar content, just at different times of the week
The intermediate program was established for students that have exceeded the expectations of the activities offered in the general class and have shown greater initiative in participating, completing work, and demonstrating their public speaking skills. The intermediate program is a smaller group of students where more challenging activities and lessons are offered in hopes to bring more depth into different public speaking forms. The intermediate program is exploration oriented which means that different forms of public speaking such as MUN, debate styles, and DECA are covered.
Class A Schedule
Class B Schedule
Intermediate Program Mentors
Feihan is currently attending St. Robert CHS as a pre-IB student. She has lots of public speaking experience in British Parliamentary, WSDC, and ProCon debates, as well as MUN conferences and DECA events. She also has experience judging at the 2021 OSDU Junior Debate Tournament. Her passion in learning about economics, world events, philosophy, and reading non-fiction and classics has helped her in gaining spec knowledge. Besides public speaking, Feihan participates in math contests and has received honour rolls in Fryer and CIMC. She plays tennis competitively and enjoys skiing and horseback riding. Feihan is also the principal flute in her school’s senior band as well as a member of the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra.
ESL Finalist at 2022 UPenn World Schools Debate Tournament
Quarter-Finalist at 2021 UWaterloo Debate Tournament
Junior Finalist at 2021 Spring UWaterloo Tournament
Silver Finalist at 2021 Windbrook Debate Tournament & 9th speaker
Novice champion at ProCon Tournament
Outstanding Delegate at UTMUN 2022
Provincial finalist in 2021 DECA & MC ranked #4 in Ontario