The Academy of Tomorrow at Mulgrave

The Academy of Tomorrow is a creative Leadership Program for young people, shaping the next generation of global leaders and innovators.

The academy presents a series of workshops, with the mission to prepare young people to excel in a world of constant change. The workshops introduce students to an innovative curriculum, which focuses on mindfulness, self-mastery, critical thinking, presentation-skills and human-centered design, giving students an edge, not only in their education but throughout the rest of their lives.

The Academy of Tomorrow is supported by the stewardship of an advisory team made up of creative luminaries, such as Steve Vranakris (Google’s Global Creative Director), May Lee (Dean of Shanghai Tech) and Edward Bilous (Director of the Centre for Innovation in the Arts at the Juilliard School).

Design Thinking: June 24th

RSVP by June 12

What is design thinking and why does it matter for today’s youth?

Design thinking is an approach to creative problem solving. It employs skills of empathy, synthesis, brainstorming, prototyping, and challenge definition. When we use a design thinking approach to a challenge, we learn to rely on our ability to be intuitive, to recognize patterns, to construct ideas that are emotionally meaningful as well as functional, and to express ourselves by building solutions that helps address challenges in the world.

At its core, design thinking is the means by which we generate creative ideas and make positive change happen in the world. Given the great challenges we have in the world today, design thinking is one of the most important ways we can prepare our youth to positively shape our future… while they develop confidence in their creative abilities.

Who uses Design Thinking? One needs to look no further than the recent success of design-driven companies like Warby Parker, Fab, AirBnB and Pinterest. We’ve also recently seen digital stalwarts like Google, eBay and LinkedIn invest in the design thinking to drive innovation.

What will we do in the workshop?

Students will “learn by doing”. They will work on a project throughout the day that will allow them to move from practice design thinking, from sensing to ideation, visioning, prototyping and presenting their ideas.

The Academy of Tomorrow

For more information, you can find us on Facebook or Instagram and download our brochure here.


The Design Thinking workshop will be offered at The Academy of Tomorrow located on:

Suite 100 - 510 Beatty Street Vancouver BC Canada V6B 2L3

The workshop will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity and sign up.

Audience: Grades 9-12

Cost: $250 excl. GST

Lunch: students will be requested to bring lunch + snacks + water bottle with them

What to bring?: notebook + pen

For any questions you can contact us at

Upon completing the RSVP form, you will receive an email with further instructions.

The best way to help change the world is to give young people the confidence and the tools they need to unleash their creative super powers. We need to show them that it's their turn to step forward, right now. It's their turn to create new possibilities.