John Polanyi Collegiate Institute (Gr 09 - 12)
Rotman School of Management, U of T Partnership
John Polanyi Collegiate Institute will offer students the acclaimed Integrated Thinking I-Think Leadership Program developed by Rotman School of Management Dean, Roger Martin. Roger Martin is the author of the book The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking. More than ever, success in our global economy depends on an ability to wade through ambiguous challenges, managing difficult trade-offs with flexibility and creativity. Read more about Rotman School of Management, U of T Partnership
Other U of T links
The Rotman School of Management actually marks the second of three major partnerships between JPCI and the University of Toronto. More importantly is our school name. John Polanyi is a Nobel Laureate (Chemistry) and one of the world's most respected and honoured scientists as well as a distinguished and active Professor at the University of Toronto. He is also the Founding Chair of the Canadian Pugwash Institute which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 for their work internationally on nuclear disarmament. Few Canadians have contributed more to advancing science and social justice, or have been more recognized than Dr. Polanyi.
Specialist High Skills Major program
As part of the Specialist High Skills Major program the school will offer in the area of Justice Community and Safety Services a grade 12 Criminology and Forensics major that has been developed with the University of Toronto's Centre for Criminology.
SMaRT (Science, Math, and Robotics Tech)
The John Polanyi CI SMaR program is a specialized four-year program which is oriented to students with an interest in Math, Science and Robotics Technology. Students benefit from exposure to enrichment opportunities in the areas of inquiry, design and problem solving which will prepare them for post-secondary opportunities Read more about SMaRT (Science, Math, and Robotics Tech)
Other Innovative Programs
comprehensive sports facilities including a pool, weight room, and two gyms.
Foods and Environmental Opportunities
Our demonstration cooking classroom is directly linked with our school's professional chefs and caterers. The widely acclaimed garden is also linked with The North York Harvest Food Bank; located right on site. Opportunities for cooperative education remain within the building with connections to colleges, universities and community apprenticeships/workplaces.