Everything under the sun

Apr. 23, 2020 | Some of our Form VII students were treated to a presentation and conversation with an expert in solar technology this morning.
During their bi-weekly online meeting this morning, Ms. Rowell's IB Physics students enjoyed an interactive discussion with John Paul Morgan, President & Chief Technology Officer of Morgan Solar. As one of the founders of the Toronto-based company, Mr. Morgan's education and experience in the field of solar technology gave him plenty to share with students as they continue their unit on electricity and electric cells. Over the course of the one-hour meeting, the class was given an inside perspective on solar panel development and technologies as well as an understanding of the economics of solar energy in the world today.

Following the presentation, many students took the opportunity to ask Mr. Morgan about the career and business decisions that brought him to where he is today. "It's a lot of luck and the ability to admit mistakes," he explained to students following an anecdote about the number of his competitors that have gone bankrupt over the years. "People want what was true yesterday to still be true today and that's not always the case. The main thing is to not give up and keep reinventing." Before signing off, Ms. Rowell expressed thanks for the wealth of information in the presentation. "Often in class we stop at 'let's talk about solenoids,' but this makes that world tangible and shows where students that pursue this field of study might be working in the future."

Thanks for joining us virtually, Mr. Morgan!

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.