February 2011

The Road - Alumnae Newsletter
JoAnn Deak, the 2011 Rachel Phillips Belash Speaker
The 2011 Rachel Phillips Belash Speaker

Dr. JoAnn DeaksDr. JoAnn Deak
author, educator and school psychologist


If nurturing confident, competent young women is important to you, you will be interested in Dr. Deak's presentation.

How Girls Thrive & Build Positive Social Relations & Resilience

Date:  Wednesday, February 16

Time:  7:30 p.m.
Location:  The Allison Roach Performing Arts Centre

Dr. Deak has devoted more than 30 years to helping children develop into confident adults. She also works with parents and teachers to understand current brain research and their roles as neurosculptors for children. Known for her frank, captivating manner, she is acclaimed as a speaker by parent groups, educators and students in North America and abroad.

Online Event Registration>> is required for this event.

Branksome Hall's annual speaker series, named in 1998 in honour of the sixth principal, Dr. Rachel Phillips Belash, features prominent speakers whose stories and lives will have a great impact on our community. To name just a few, past speakers have included journalist and social activist June Callwood, renowned educator Carol Gilligan, and the past president of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga.
2011 Call for Nominations -
Allison Roach Alumna Award
Young Alum Achievement Award
Call for Nominations
The Alumnae Association is honoured to present two awards that recognize remarkable achievements and contributions that alumnae have made and which serve to inspire our community at large.

Details and Nomination Form>>

We ask for your help to recognize alumnae who are one or more of the following:
  • Is a role model and inspiration to others
  • Has distinguished herself in her chosen field and/or embodies courage to break new ground
  • Has made a difference in the lives of others
  • Has contributed to her local or global community
  • Has demonstrated leadership through her vision or acceptance of responsibility.
Nominations close on February 25!

Award recipients and nominators will be guests at the Head Table during the Reunion Weekend Dinner on May 28, 2011. The awards presentation will take place at noon on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Past recipients of the Allison Roach Award>>
Past recipients of the Young Alum Award>>
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