PS News

Reports on recent College activities and a selection of announcements, events and initiatives in the wider education community.


Up for a challenge?

The revitalized Ontario High School Chess Championship is challenging more than 200 student competitors to battle it out this May 25 to 27, during the 45th-anniversary edition at York University’s Glendon College campus in Toronto.

The tournament is held on three levels: beginner, intermediate and championship. There are team prizes in each division – for schools with three or more competitors – and an overall team championship for schools that compete in all three.

Trophies will also be awarded – if they can be located. “Over the years, they’ve gone missing,” explains Christopher Field, OCT, a retired math teacher and now president of the not-for-profit Ontario High School Chess Association. “We expect that they are in past winners’ schools, perhaps even in storage. We’re asking for help in finding them so we can give them to our new champions.”

While the tournament is mainly for students between Grades 7 and 12, younger students are welcome. For more information and to register, visit

For details on other student competitions, check out the College’s Contests for Your Classroom page at