Green Bricks Career Conference 

Green Bricks is very pleased to offer to grade 10-12 students FREE participation in the Green Collar Futures Career Conference on Saturday February 20, 2021 held virtually this year.

Space is VERY LIMITED so students can register at  Students MUST be registered by February 16, 2021 (or earlier as spaces will fill up) to attend this event.

 

Are you a student in grades 10-12?

Explore your options at this FREE green collar career conference for secondary students on Saturday February 20, 2021 from 9:00 – 2:30 held virtually this year.

The “green economy” is changing the face of the workplace in BC and around the world. This day is dedicated to students in secondary school to learn about exciting and endless career opportunities. Futures is much more than a career fair as it allows you to interact with career mentors from various sustainability related careers who have excelled in and are passionate about their green careers.

This interactive career workshop will be offered free of charge to 150 young people and will allow participants the opportunity to:

  • Meet and interact with amazing and successful people who will share their sustainability career paths in breakout sessions where career mentors will share their career journeys
  • Learn about emerging sustainability career opportunities in B.C. and internationally
  • Listen to an inspirational keynote address from Dr. Nicholas Dulvy, SFU Professor of Marine Biodiversity & Conservation
  • Meet the engaging Marissa Bergeron, founder of Eat the Dishes: a local, zero waste and 100% vegan food catering company
  • Find out what it takes to reach your goals

The workshop will conclude with a wrap-up session and a chance for the participants to win prizes, including a $500 scholarship. You must be registered to attend. Register early as space is very limited.

This conference is made possible by the support of our event sponsors:

BC Hydro

Hamber Foundation

Canadian Universities Event

As you may already know, the Canadian Universities Event (CUE) will be hosting its first ever winter event next week. On Wednesday, January 20th and Thursday, January 21st between 4:00 and 7:00 PM (PST), 48 post-secondaries from across Canada will be available to BC high school students to answer questions and provide information. These sessions are Q&A style – presentations will not be offered. Students are encouraged to drop in and ask questions to representatives from institutions.
In order to access the event, students must register at cuebc.org. Students who registered for CUE in Fall 2020 can continue to use the same login information to access CUE in winter through cuebc.org.

2021 Student Safety Video Contest

2021 Student Safety Video Contest website and invite students to submit their entries!
Here are some important points about this year’s contest:
• The contest website, including full details, rules, and the contest entry form can be found here

• The theme of this year’s contest is I am doing my part (focused on how young workers can do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the workplace)
• Contest is open to students in grades 8-12
• To ensure health protocols are followed, students must work independently and film the videos themselves rather than as part of a team. These self-filmed entries can be live action, documentary-style, animation, stop motion…whatever creative style your students can imagine!
• Entries are to be submitted by the teacher sponsor
• Contest deadline is 5 pm, Wednesday, March 31, 2021

SkillsBC Online Challenges Series Skills Canada BC

SkillsBC Online Challenges Series Skills Canada BC is hosting a series of online challenges that students can do from home or at school. Use social media to explore the world of skilled trades and technology through a series of online challenges!
• This week, we are offering a new online challenge – Animation Challenge. Use your “Essential Skills” to design and build your 2D or 3D Animation project and enter for your chance to win a $100 E-Gift Card!

Schulich Leader Scholarships in STEM

What are Schulich Leader Scholarships?
Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships. Up to one hundred are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Half are valued at $100,000 for engineering scholarships and half are valued at $80,000* for science and math scholarships. Every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student each year to apply for the scholarship.
For more information, see Schulich Leader Scholarships in STEM.

Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) at UBC

Taste of LFS Virtual Open House Monday, November 16 – Saturday, November 21, 2020 Taste of LFS is a week-long virtual series of interactive workshops, presentations and social media content for anyone interested in applying to the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) at UBC. We’ll be highlighting our undergraduate degree programs, career opportunities, and what it’s like to actually be a student in LFS. We will answer your questions about applying to UBC and help you to determine if an LFS program is right for you. We invite you to join us for a diverse set of interactive presentations and workshops – attend as many as you want to create a customized virtual Faculty experience. To Learn more, click LFS Virtual Open House. https://www.landfood.ubc.ca/prospective/lfs-events/taste-of-lfs-virtual-open-house/

Parents as Education and Career Coaches

Parents as Education and Career Coaches
Tuesday, November 17th
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Parents as Education Career Coaches is an interactive workshop designed to help secondary school parents become more effective career development allies for their children and to understand the post-secondary environment.
The workshop will include: – A review of all the resources that are available on EducationPlannerBC.ca – Supports available from post-secondary institution – Tips on scholarships and financial aid – Time for questions! Your questions will be answered in real-time during this virtual session.
To register, visit: https://sfu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrce6rrjMtGdxTYG-I3KDTWlGBLmNyXmkI