Thomson Robotics Team appeals for alumni assistance in prestigious national competition

We are pleased to draw attention of all Thomson alumni to this appeal by Edmund Kim, science teacher and leader of the Thomson Robotics Team.

Mr. Kim is asking for any and all assistance (technical, logistics, financial) from alumni or the greater community in support of his students who are participants in the upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition.

Please read full details of this program and Mr. Kim’s appeal in the letter below:
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Impressive new architectural renderings released by TDSB

As politicians and administrators seek final consensus to move the project forward, TDSB officials have released a pair of impressive new architectural renderings of the proposed new David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute.
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New complication in plans for disposition of Thomson CI site and lands

On June 26, 2014, Toronto District School Board officials communicated some important news for all interested parties involved in the Thomson-Bendale redevelopment project.

They report that the French School Board has dropped its plans for acquisition of the old Thomson site and school building, apparently due to rejection of its financing plan. This unexpected complication leaves the final disposition of the Thomson CI site and lands completely up in the air, with no known outcome. Please see the full text of the TDSB letter, copied below. Continue reading →

Thomson grad seeks to conquer Mount Everest in May 2014

UPDATED APRIL 24, 2014: Following the disastrous collapse of an ice wall that killed 16 Sherpa porters and guides, in recent days many Everest expeditions have cancelled their plans. Dr. Butt and his climbing partner, Joe Raftis, are now on their way back to Canada. See Dr. Butt’s personal journal for more details and some photographs of the hike into the Himalaya region that he and Joe completed in mid-April. A follow-up news story about the Everest disaster in the Globe and Mail also mentions Dr. Butt. For additional news about the outcome of the 2014 climbing season on Mount Everest, we suggest you follow this authoritative blog maintained by Alan Arnette, a noted mountaineering commentator.


Thomson CI’s distinguished 1991 alumnus, Dr. Shehbaz Butt, who is an anaesthesiologist at Markham Stouffville Hospital, will be attempting a climb of Mount Everest in May 2014. Dr. Butt has climbed four of the Seven Summits (highest mountains on all 7 continents) and is asking for your support to help him climb his fifth!
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Our school name truly is forever: New school building will remain David & Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute

Earlier today, April 8, 2014, representatives of Thomson Alumni Association met with TDSB officials for a formal introductory discussion regarding opportunities to display historical artifacts and memorabilia in the new school building now being planned for the Thomson-Bendale property.
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