Thinking about your life after graduation? This is the page for you and will be updated as information is made available about new and unique opportunities.
Engineering events for girls!
UBC Engineering is making a difference in the world. Our Professors, students and alumni are devising solutions to real-world issues. Whether it is finding solutions for the climate emergency at the Clean Energy Research Centre, helping rebuild communities after international emergencies, like alumni Sara Badiei, or simply taking an Electrical Engineering course (ELEC 371) to develop hands-on solutions for medical procedures such as hip replacements. Engineering takes what we have learned from science and applies that knowledge to help people and improve the world around us.
We know that many of the girls that choose to study engineering do so because they want to make a difference and help people. UBC Engineering is encouraging even more girls to explore engineering as a career option and we hope you will help by sharing these exciting opportunities.
Engineering Explorations allows girls in Grades 8-12 to explore engineering as a career and participate in a full-day of hands-on engineering workshops. Find out more info and register here!
- Feb 1, 2020: Grade 11
- Feb 22, 2020: Grade 10
- Mar 14, 2020: Grade 8
Changing the World: Engineering the Future is a full-day event allowing girls in Grade 10-12 to explore why engineering is an amazing career for women who want to change the world by solving engineering challenges and previewing what UBC Engineering student life is like.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
9:00am to 4:00pm
UBC Vancouver Campus
Free, lunch is included
Technovation Girls equips young women ages 10-18 with the skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems they’ve identified. The final pitch for Technovation happens in May, but we've got some events to help get students started. Find more information and register here!
February 7, 2020: Ideation and App Development Workshop hosted at The Garage – Microsoft Vancouver
March 6, 2020: Ideation and App Development Workshop hosted at The Garage – Microsoft Vancouver
April 17, 2020: How to Pitch Workshop hosted at The Garage – Microsoft Vancouver
Vancouver Island University: Discovery Day
Discovery Day is our biggest on-campus event for high school students and will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020. This event gives students a hands-on experience of what to expect when they enrol at Vancouver Island University. We finish the day with an exciting science demonstration, which will include a bed of nails, explosions, a ping pong cannon and more!
The general outline of the day is as follows:
- 9:30 – 10:00 am Short Pep Rally, then students travel to Faculty Open Houses
- 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Faculty Open Houses and Skills Canada Regional Competition
- 12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch and Fun Fair
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm Science Demonstration
To register for Discovery Day 2020, go to https://connect.viu.ca/counsellors/discovery-day.
Junior Police Academy
Hello School Counsellors & Independent Schools,
It is that time again. The application for the 2020 APD Junior Police Academy (JPA) is now available and open. Here is the application form. Further information can be found on our website (https://www.abbypd.ca/junior-police-academy)
I would appreciate the opportunity to come to your school once or twice over the next month and do a quick information session, maybe at lunch, for the students interested in the JPA which would give the students the opportunity to ask questions. If anything comes up in the next month, please feel free to reach out to me to have anything clarified.
Application Deadline: December 6, 2019 (to be submitted to the school counsellor)
Junior Police Academy Dates: March 16-20, 2020
I will pick up the completed applications from you folks the week of December 9, 2019
Please spread the word and I want to get as many applicants as possible from your schools…..
Cst. Marcus Dyck #349
Abbotsford Police Department
Engineering Events for Girls
When it comes to career choices, girls might get left behind in the gender pay gap again. The 25 highest paying bachelor degrees by salary potential all involve math, physics, or engineering [source]. Work done by engineers can save more lives than individual doctors, through clean water, safer infrastructure, biomedical devices like pacemakers, and many other inventions and solutions. UBC Engineering is encouraging more girls to explore engineering as a career option and we hope you will help by sharing these exciting opportunities.
Engineering Explorations allows girls in Grades 8-12 to explore engineering as a career and participate in a full-day of hands-on engineering workshops. Find out more info and register here! (You can also email Mr. Kuchma - his sister just graduated from the Engineering program at UBCO)
Oct 19, 2019: Grade 12 -Registration closing soon for this date!
Nov 30, 2019: Grade 9
Feb 1, 2020: Grade 11
Feb 22, 2020: Grade 10
Mar 14, 2020: Grade 8
The Women in Engineering Lunch, part of the UBC Engineering & Architecture Open House on November 2, invites girls in grade 10, 11 and 12 to hear from a panel of women about their student and professional experience in engineering. Girls will also be able to network with current UBC Engineering women students. A light lunch is provided.
UBC Engineering and Architecture Open House
Located near UBC?
Interested in Engineering and/or Architecture!
Then this open house might be for you. Please check out the website and RSVP at the link provided!
Open to the Public. Free Admission. Join us for:
Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities, Interactive, hands-on challenges, Experiential learning
Over 550 competitors from across Canada. Over 40 trade and technology skill competitions.
Thousands of spectators. Online Registration available soon
Travel Subsidies will be available on a first come first serve basis
Download the SCNC 2020 School Tour Poster
Click this link!!!!! More information: www.skillscanada.com
Discover UVic Events
Come to a Discover UVic event near you to meet your UVic recruiter, find out how UVic can help you accomplish your goals and connect with other future UVic students who share your interests. See Discover UVic.
ACSI BC Student Leadership Conference
The BC Student Leadership Conference is scheduled for October 28–29 at Summit Pacific College in Abbotsford.
More than ever the people of God need to study and hold to His inerrant Word. Christian school students need to develop the skills necessary to rightly interpret and apply God’s beautiful revelation of Himself.
At this year's Student Leadership Conference students will be encouraged to become more skilled at finding and understanding the truth and subsequently living in a way that incarnates Him to their generation and to their era.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Daniel Markin, Pastoral Intern working with Young Adults at Northview Community Church in Abbotsford.
The deadline to register is October 7, 2019
If you plan to attend, please also type your name on this document so the HCOS leadership and other potential attendees get a sense of the overall interest in the event.
If we have enough interest, Mr. Vanee will be attending as the HCOS teacher chaperone.
NEW this year:
· To reduce costs, ACSIWC will no longer accept credit card payment by telephone. During online registration you may choose to either remit fees by credit card or forward a cheque to our office prior to the event. Your confirmation of registration will serve as receipt of fees paid or invoice of fees to be paid.
· To reduce costs, we will no longer mail copies of event brochures to schools. Please feel free to print the attached brochure.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604.851.6983.
We look forward to seeing you at Student Leadership 2019!
For the King and the Kingdom,
Executive Regional Director
ACSI Western Canada