William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute

name= William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute

motto= Sua Praemia Laudi
motto_translation= Merit Has its own Reward
streetaddress= 20 Tillplain Road [ [http://esip.edu.gov.on.ca/english/profiles/school_info.asp?ID=B66052&schoolid=950130 Mackenzie's School Board Profile] , [http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/welcome.html Ontario Ministry of Education] . Retrieved March 24 2007.]
city= Toronto
province= Ontario
postalcode= M3H 5R1
areacode= 416
phone= 395-3330
fax= 395-4453
url= http://www.wlmac.ca
schoolboard= Toronto District School Board
principal= Helene Green [ [http://www.tdsb.on.ca/choices/3444.pdf Mackenzie TDSB School Profile 2006] , [http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ Toronto District School Board ] . Retrieved March 24 2007.]
viceprincipal= Lucie Kletke, Eric Dallin [ [http://www.wlmac.ca/index.php] .]
schooltype= High school
grades= 9-12
language= English
area= Toronto
mascot= Lyon
enrollment= 1,096 [ [http://www.tdsb.on.ca/choices/3444.pdf Mackenzie TDSB School Profile 2006] .]

William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute is a semestered secondary school located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [ [http://www.tdsb.on.ca/scripts/Schoolasp.asp?schno=3444 Mackenzie's TDSB page] , [http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ Toronto District School Board ] . Retrieved March 24 2007.] It was built in 1960 to accommodate the skyrocketing amount of new students in the area replacing Wilmington Heights Secondary School which stood on the site of what is now Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto. [ "Students stay in school", Don Mills News . Written February 28,1963. Retrieved March 24,2007.] [ "The explosive growth of our school system", North York School News. Retrieved March 24,2007.] Mackenzie offers a wide variety of programs, clubs, teams, and courses to meet a number of student needs. The school is named after the first mayor of Toronto and leader of the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837, William Lyon Mackenzie. The school offers the prestigious [http://www.wlmac.ca/macs/ MaCS program] , a Math, Science, Computer, and English enrichment program along with a gifted program. Mackenzie is also known for its competitive sports teams, including Rugby, Boys and Girls Volleyball, and Girls Soccer.


Mackenzie is known for the high academic standards of its students. Over 95% of its graduating students are accepted into a post-secondary institutions. [ [http://www.tdsb.on.ca/choices/3444.pdf Mackenzie TDSB School Profile 2006] .] Additionally, 66% of the graduating students earn a 80% average, qualifying them to become Ontario Scholars. [ [http://www.tdsb.on.ca/choices/3444.pdf Mackenzie TDSB School Profile 2006] .]

Students often perform well in academic competitions, such as the Leonardo da Vinci competition. [ [http://www.ecf.utoronto.ca/apsc/davinci/2002_exam/results.html Leonardo da Vinci -Prize Winners] , [http://www.ecf.utoronto.ca/apsc/davinci/index1.html Leonardo da Vinci Competition] . Retrieved March 27 2007.]

The school is also well known for the student-run organization, SWITCH (Solar and Wind Initiatives Towards CHange). Founded in 2006, SWITCH's goal is to make Mackenzie more environmentally friendly through various environmental initiatives, including installing solar panels and wind turbines, on school grounds. Mackenzie has gained national media attention through events featuring David Suzuki, Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies [ [http://www.thestar.com/article/204273] .] , MuchMusic and members of Sum 41. [ [http://www.muchmusic.com/mediaed/guidepage_much.asp?studyID=174] .]

Notable Alumni

*Alex Shnaider - Billionaire and philanthropist
*Geddy Lee - Rush member and Officer of the Order of Canada
*Alex Lifeson - Rush member and Officer of the Order of Canada
*Howie Mandel - Deal or No Deal host & Comedian
*Inga Skaya - Miss Universe Canada 2007 [ [http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/08/c8451.html Miss Universe Canada 2007 Official Media Presentation] , [http://www.newswire.ca/en/ CNW Group] . Retrieved March 27 2007.]
*Alice Panikian - Miss Universe Canada 2006


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External links

[http://www.wlmac.ca William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute's Official Web Site]
[http://www.wlmac.ca/macs/ MaCS Program]
[http://www.itstimetoswitch.org/ SWITCH Initiative]

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