Archive | October 2012

Science Mentorship Program

Science Mentorship Program

If you are accepted please let Ms. Parmar know as you can use this mentorship for work experience credits.
 The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Synapse Mentorship program is underway again this year. We have many mentorship opportunities available in a wide range of research areas including: biology, genetics, chemistry, neurosciences, cancer, immunology to name a few.

The goal of the Mentorship program is to connect youth interested in health and science with the world of professional scientists — to help them learn more about how science really works and what scientists do. A mentorship can involve:

      helping young scientists with their science fair projects, ideas or problems;
      providing laboratory training and experience;
      giving advice through an on-line mentorship—scientists sharing their stories, passion and experiences to inspire and to challenge youth to achieve new goals; and,
      exploring science career and education options.
Students should submit a brief (1-2 page) resumé and send it by email to j.mckenzie@xittel.ca or to synapse@cihr-irsc.gc.caOnce we receive the resumé, we will begin to match you with an appropriate mentor. The resumé should include key information such as:
      name, contact information, level of study and school;
      academic and non-academic awards/accomplishments;
      a description of their scientific interests; and,
      information about why they would like a mentor.
Please join us on our new Synapse Connection Facebook page by clicking “like” on our page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/SynapseScienceConnection
Janet Weichel McKenzie
CIHR Synapse Youth Mentorship Initiative
613-808-4642

CIHR Synapse Youth Zone
http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/32390.html

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

UBC Engineering Event NOV 4

UBC Engineering Physics Info Event
Sunday Nov 4th 2012
12:30-3:30pm, doors open at noon.
Lab tours, student discussion, and light refreshments
register early as space is limited.
UBC Engineering Physics is inviting talented and motivated high school
students to a free orientation event where they can visit our research and
teaching facilities, meet students and faculty, and discover the unique
breadth and opportunities provided by our program.
UBC Engineering Physics is one of Canada’s premier engineering program,
blending the scientific depth of a physics degree with the utility of an
engineering program. Our graduates are highly sought after by both
industry and the bgraduate schools. Renowned among top graduate programs
at MIT, Stanford, and Harvard, UBC Engineering Physics is a program
designed for outstanding students who want the strongest possible training
for an exciting career in scientific discovery and innovation.
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Jonathan Nakane, Ph.D. P.Eng
Lab Director, UBC Engineering Physics Project Lab
htp://projectlab.engphys.ubc.ca
jnakane@physics.ubc.ca / ph 604.822.2110/ fax 604.822.5324
Hennings Room 115 / 6224 Agricultural Road / Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

Motion Picture and Media Career Expo

If you want to be in the FILM INDUSTRY – this is a MUST DO!
The Career Expo offers a rare point of access to the people, organizations and companies that make the Motion Picture and New Media Industry tick!
Established professionals, Industry crew, students and newcomers alike can gather information about everything from career paths, to services, facilities, new technologies, and training offerings.
This event will help provide the necessary tools needed to launch your career.
·         Wednesday November 21, 2012
·         From 11 AM to 5 PM
·         At The Roundhouse (181 Roundhouse Mews)
·         Free Admission with registration at www.career-expo.ca
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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca