Camp Ignite 2020

Camp Ignite is excited to announce that we will be going ahead with a one day Mentorship program on August 9, 2020. Given the limitations of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the previous format of our program was unable to go ahead. The Justice Institute has enabled us to utilize their facility for the day to put on a condensed version for grade 12 students who would otherwise miss out on the opportunity of attending Ignite. We will be following all guidelines by the provincial health director and have identified appropriate activities and limited our youth participant number to accommodate social distance proximities.

Any youth still interested in applying can send applications to​campignitebc@gmail.com and we will contact them with further details on this and other future opportunities.

UBC Virtual Seminars

Virtual Seminars for Prospective Students
For students entering Grades 10 to 12, we will be hosting four types of virtual seminars in June:
• All About UBC
• Student Life: Vancouver
• Student Life: Okanagan
• A session specific to students in IB and AP
For more information on how to register for these sessions, click here
Spotlight on Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPSc) Program
Do you have students who are interested in biology, chemistry, and medicine? The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC Vancouver teaches the science behind drug discovery and development. Your students will learn topics like pharmacology, nano medicine, and analytical chemistry, and they can choose to do their own original research project. The program has a focus on entrepreneurialism and problem-solving, and your students will have the option to learn valuable real-world skills as part of a practicum. They’ll graduate ready for a technical position in pharmaceuticals, life sciences, or biotechnology, or take the next step to grad school.
For more information, visit Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Skills Canada Survey

Skills BC is partnering with the RBC Foundation in promoting the workforce of tomorrow and supporting the professional development of our trades and tech students.Fill out an RBC Future Launch Surveyonline for a chance to win a $25 Cineplex gift card.The deadline to enter is May 15, 2020 at 5:00 pmThis opportunity is open to all elementary, secondary and post-secondary students (including apprentices). Survey LinkFor more information, visit Skills BC Future Launch

Parents as Career Coaches

Parents as Education and Career Coaches
Parents as Education and Career Coaches is a three-hour interactive workshop designed to help secondary school parents become more effective career development allies for their children. They are introduced to the concepts of coaching and given practical tools and research skills to help them as they coach their youth.
 Tuesday, March 10th
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Surrey School District’s Resource and Education Centre
14123 92nd Avenue, Surrey, BC
To register, visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/parents-as-education-and-career-coaches-tickets-78900350071

Open House JIBC

Open House
715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster, BC
March 4, 2020
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The focus of this event is to provide meaningful information to prospective students.
JIBC is a public post-secondary institution that offers innovative education and training in the fields of law enforcement, firefighting, paramedicine, corrections, emergency management, leadership, conflict resolution and other related disciplines.

Students will learn how JIBC programs can prepare them for a career in public safety.
Our programs are focused on applied learning and our expert faculty are active in their professional fields. We also provide a range of student support services that contribute to the success of our students.
Event highlights:
• Visit the career fair in the gymnasium between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
• Speak with Program Advisors from various JIBC programs and learn what it takes to be competitive in these careers
• Networking with recruiters from various public safety fields to learn what it takes to be competitive in these careers
• Take a tour of the New Westminster campus
• Watch one of our presentations in the theatre to learn about the many JIBC programs available in law enforcement, paramedicine, emergency management, firefighting, conflict resolution, leadership and more
• Watch live demonstrations from program areas in law enforcement, paramedicine, firefighting and emergency management
Walk-ins are welcome!

Parents as Career Coaches

Parents as Education and Career Coaches
Parents as Education and Career Coaches is a three-hour interactive workshop designed to help secondary school parents become more effective career development allies for their children. They are introduced to the concepts of coaching and given practical tools and research skills to help them as they coach their youth.
 Tuesday, March 10th
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Surrey School District’s Resource and Education Centre
14123 92nd Avenue, Surrey, BC
To register, visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/parents-as-education-and-career-coaches-tickets-78900350071

Biotechnology Career Awareness Program

Welcome to the fifteen year of the Biotechnology Career Awareness Program. The program is directed at Grade 10, 11 and 12 students with an interest in science and is built on a partnership between BCIT, Life Sciences BC, local biotechnology companies and participating school districts.
The program consists of a series of integrated elements:
 A student application and selection process
 Laboratory workshops at BCIT
 Industry visit
The workshop can only accommodate 24 students. There are currently 6 openings for the workshops and industry visits for this spring.
The program will provide bus transportation (when applicable) between the laboratory and the industry site. The Biotechnology Career Awareness Program instructors endeavor to improve the program each year.
Deadline and Application
Wednesday, MARCH 4, 2020. to Mr Fisher
Workshop placements are on a first-come first-served basis.
Please note that the domestic student course fee is $213.98
International student course fee is (3X domestic) $641.94
Application and acceptance process for
WORKSHOP B: April 27 – May 1, 2020.

Aviation Summer Camp

Are you a teen who has what it takes to leave ordinary behind? If you do, then NAV CANADA’s Explore Aviation Summer Camp is made for you! This summer, 24 young women and 24 young men entering Grade 10 high school (or secondary 4 in Quebec) from across Canada will gather in Cornwall, Ontario. Their mission: one week of learning, fun and friendship with a focus on aviation. This all-expenses-paid camp uses hands-on learning to give you the chance to explore exciting careers that will empower you to soar to success after graduation! Who can apply: Teens going into Grade 10 in September 2020 Where: NAV CENTRE, Cornwall, ON, with day trips to Montreal and Ottawa When: Young women: Aug. 9-14, 2020 Young men: August 16-21, 2020 Cost: No cost to you! It’s paid for by a NAV CANADA bursary, which includes flight, room and board for a week Why: To inspire you to explore a career in aviation
Deadline for Applications: March 8, 2020