Archive | January 2013

Perfect your Pitch for CBC News Day

FREE WORKSHOP!
Are you auditioning for CBC News Day?

Come to Sylvan Learning’s FREE workshop on “Perfecting Your Pitch“! You’ll receive personalized feedback to help improve your pitch, including:

· A practice run-through on video to see yourself in action · Constructive feedback on presentation skills, including your tone, pace, eye contact, body language, pronunciation, enthusiasm, and more · Tips on elocution and warming up your voice before your audition
· Additional comments on grammar, vocabulary choice, and clarity of content

Workshop Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013 Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Vancouver
#205 – 4255 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 4R1
604-738-7325
arbutus@sylvanvancouver.ca

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

NEWSDAY IN BC (Real students. Real issues. Real news)

Win a $ 1000 scholarship and be a student reporter !!

Ever dreamed about being a reporter? or, chasing a story and broadcasting it on TV, radio, online or in print? Well, here’s your chance.

News Day in BC is back for a fifth year and it’s better than ever. You might even see your story on CBC News Network. The project is open to grades 10-12. You can meet CBC and Vancouver Sun personalities, learn more about the exciting world of journalism and find out how to be one of the 30 News Day student reporters

All 30 finalists will receive a $ 1000 scholarship for post-secondary studies, courtesy of Sylvan Learning.

Please Register now at WWW.cbc.ca/bc/newsday 

Sign up for a journalism workshop held in the Alice Mackay Room at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, in downtown Vancouver, on February 2nd and 3rd, 2013.

If you are applying for this amazing opportunity, please let Ms. Parmar know

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

 

 

YMCA Exchange Program

SWSE is a national, non-profit exchange program offering 16 and 17 year old youth the opportunity to improve their second official language skills while also gaining valuable work experience through a paid placement in the non-profit sector or public sector.  For six weeks during the summer, participants live with a host family and work in a community where French predominates; at the same time, their own family hosts their French-speaking counterpart here in B.C.  They travel with a group of peers, and take part in activities every weekend and some weeknights to deepen their connection to each other and their new community.

SWSE is a non-profit exchange funded by Exchanges Canada (Department of Canadian Heritage), and is offered at minimal cost ($75) to the participants.

For more info go to WWW.summer-work.com

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

Culinary Apprenticeship Program

Culinary Apprenticeship Program

 
NVSD Culinary  Training Program
INFO Meeting   Feb 13 7:00 PM    Carson Graham School

Apprenticeship Program Application Overview Dual credit programs that combine secondary school graduation with industry certification leading to post secondary education or employment Benefits to students
Grade 11 and/or 12 graduation credits • Industry certification
• Post secondary credits (some programs)
• Job ready skills
• 120 – 480 hours of work experience
• Industry Training Authority Individual ID Number
Program components
Technical training comprised of class-based theory and related practical work • Level 1 Technical Training Certification (apprenticeship programs only)
To participate in this program, a student must:
Have successfully completed all Grade 10 graduation credits by June 2013 (some programs may require specific achievement levels in Math, English or Communication) • Be 15 years of age or older but younger than 19
• Have parent/guardian support and permission
• Be willing to attend classes at a different site from your present home school
• Be willing to pay for personal equipment/tools, industry manuals and safety gear as required by program standards
• Be responsible for his/her own transportation arrangements to the program site for the entire length of the program
• Have a Social Insurance and a Personal Education Number
• Meet academic requirements for entry into technical training at a post secondary institution (See Course Selection Booklet)
• Have successfully completed the Workers’ Compensation Board worksite safety test (Certificate attached).
• Understand that the academic requirement to complete this Level 1 program is 70% (50 – 69% earns only high school course credit)
• Complete the district application package.   

Applications Due March 8, 2013.
See your counsellor for more info
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Posted by Ms.Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

Student Video Workshop

Learn film production from the pros: This event is open to secondary and post-secondary film students.
This Saturday workshop teaches the tricks of the trade from film industry professionals.
Agenda:

  • Great Movie Moments with Katherine Monk, National Film Reviewer for Postmedia

What are the elements of a great cinematic moment?

Learn the success and failure of a scene of a film.

  • The Art of Visuals with Mark Gryski, CBC Vancouver Videographer

Videographer for Canada’s national broadcaster knows how to tell the story with visuals.

  • Modern Video Tactics with Josh Hite, Emily Carr University

Transitional photography to video technique.

  • Finding Your Genre with Mark Yuen, Vancouver Sun Videographer

How to produce and execute: the importance of preproduction, how to assemble a crew, one-man band.

  • The Character of An Animator and the Animation of A Character with Colin Giles, Senior Animation Instructor and Heather Garrow, Animation Instructor, Vancouver Film School

Explore creation of a character and the performance skills that bring a character to life.
Registration opens at 8:30 am.
The workshop wil be held in the South Building, Room 301 at Emily Carr University.
Subway lunch is included in your ticket price: a 6″ sandwich, a cookie, a bag of chips, and a bottle of water.

http://studentvideoworkshop.eventbrite.ca/

Sponsored by CBC and the Vancouver SUN

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

GO8 FREE Visual Arts Program during Spring Break

 

 

> GO8 is an introductory visual arts program and internship organized by Satellite Gallery for high-school students from across disciplines in Grades 11 and 12. GO8 is designed to inspire, engage and excite youth to become immersed in Vancouver’s contemporary art world, to work collaboratively, and to create a public art intervention with the group. Final project ideas can include creating a flash-mob event, a temporary public art piece, or a new work for the Gallery’s Seymour storefront window.

> GO8 will meet for five days over the 2013 spring break at Satellite Gallery, in the centre of downtown Vancouver, above CLUB 560. Satellite is shared by three leading public institutions: Presentation House Gallery, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC.
> GO8 will be led by a high-school art teacher, senior university students, gallery professionals, and Vancouver-based artists. GO8 will include a public art tour in downtown Vancouver, artist studio visits, workshops, as well as gallery and exhibition tours.
> GO8 is accepting applications from those wishing to broaden their knowledge of the Vancouver art scene while engaging in an exciting collaborative art project. Students who are admitted into the program will also receive 30 hours of work experience credit toward their graduation requirements. Students from disciplines as various as the arts, theatre, and the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.
> If you would like to be considered for the GO8 program at Satellite Gallery, please complete the following form and email a copy to info@satellitegallery.ca or mail a copy to Satellite Gallery, 560 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3J5. Space is limited, so please submit your application by February 8, 2013 before 6PM for early consideration. Final application deadline is on February 22, 2013 before 6PM. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview to learn more about the program.

 

to download an application go to

http://www.satellitegallery.ca/go8.html  or see Ms. Parmar

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

 

 

#2 Vancouver Aquarium Spring Break WEX

January 2013

 

RE: Spring Break Gallery Assistant Work Experience Placement

 

The Vancouver Aquarium is currently recruiting 14 for our Spring Break 2013 Work Experience Placement. As a work experience student, they will be working within a team of students and staff to create the ultimate visitor experience for all of our visitors this spring. Their days will be filled with fun and varied tasks and they will have the opportunity to engage, amaze and inspire thousands of guests of all ages and from all around the world!

 

Title: Spring Break Gallery Assistant Placement
Departments: Visitor Experience Team
Term of Position: Mandatory Group Interview:

Sunday February 17, 2013 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm

*Short list candidates will be invited for a group interview at the aquarium. Candidates will be contacted by February 8, 2013.

 

Mandatory Training: (All students must attend both days)

 

Saturday March 9th from 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Sunday March 10th from 12:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Group A (7 students)

Specific Dates: March 16, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 30 and April 1

 

Group B(7 students)

Specific Dates: March 17, 18, 20, 23, 26, 28, 29, 31

 

Shift times 9:15am – 5:00pm

Description of Volunteer Opportunity:
  • Kiosk Attendant
  • Plaza Assistant
  • Parking Greeter
  • Visitor Surveys
  • 4D assistant
  • Information Desk Attendant
  • Gallery Greeter
Skills Preferred:
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Students currently in Grade 10, 11 or 12.
  • Genuine interest in working with the public
  • Strong communications skills
  • Experience with delivering excellent customer service
  • Second language an asset

 

Please Note: This is not an animal handling position.  Students will have limited contact with marine animals.

Volunteer Benefits:
  • Gain customer services and communication skills
  • Chance to meet people from all over the world
  • Priority placement in the volunteer training
  • Gain work experience hours

 

 

Please note: There are two different groups.  Please indicate clearly on the student information form in order of preference which group the student is applying for.

 

To apply- email your cover letter and resume   to Ms Parmar at nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca  

 

Apply now!! These positions are highly competitive and will go

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

 

Vancouver Aquarium Spring Break #1

 

January 2013

 

RE: Interpretive Delivery Spring Break Work Experience Placement

 

The Vancouver Aquarium is currently recruiting 20 students for our Interpretive Delivery Spring Break Work Experience Placement.

 

As a work experience student, they will be working within a team of students, volunteers and staff to create the ultimate educational experience for all of our visitors this spring break. Their days will be filled with fun tasks ranging from face painting to educating about sharks, skates and rays. Throughout their days they will have the opportunity to engage, amaze and inspire thousands of guests of all ages and from all around the world!

 

Title:

Interpretive Delivery Spring Break Work Experience Placement
 

Departments:

 

Interpretive Delivery

 

Group Interview:

 

 

 

 

Term of Position:

 

Saturday March 2nd, 2013

1:00 or 2:00 (please indicate preferred interview time.)

Group Interview offers will be made via email.

 

 

Mandatory Training:  Saturday March 9th, 2013

                                   9:00am-5:00pm

20 students

March 16-March 31

 

GROUP A (10 people)

March 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30

 

GROUP B (10 people)

March 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31

 

Shift times: 9:15-5:45

Description of Volunteer

Opportunity:

  • Crafts
  • Operating Touchpools
  • In-Gallery Education specific to the Sharks, Skates and Rays feature.
  • Facepainting
Skills Preferred:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note:

  • Outgoing, enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Students currently in Grade 10, 11 or 12.
  • Genuine interest in working with the public, particularly children.
  • Strong communications skills
  • Experience with delivering excellent customer service
  • Second language an asset

 

This is not an animal handling position.  Students will have limited contact with marine animals.

Volunteer Benefits:
  • Gain customer services and communication skills
  • Chance to meet people from all over the world
  • Priority placement in the volunteer training
  • Gain work experience hours

 

 

 

Please note: There are 2 different groups.  Please indicate clearly on the student information form in order of preference which group the student is applying for.

 

To apply email your cover letter and resume to Ms Parmar at nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

 

Apply now!! These positions are highly competitive and will go FAST!!

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


Aveda Hair School Open House Feb 26

If you are considering a career as a hairdresser you will want to check this out……
Feb  26 11:00-4:00

RSVP by Feb 5 to india.baldwin@avedainstitute.ca

http://www.avedainstitute.ca/locations/vancouver

Win your tuition at    http://www.borntostyle.ca

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

REEL2REAL Learn to be a film critic!

Still taking applications for the Reel2Real Youth Jury– learn how to be a film critic!

                                               International Youth Film Festival

 

http://www.r2rfestival.org/get-involved/join-the-youth-jury/

Short film screenings (prior to the Festival)Saturday, February 2, 9, 16 & 23, Mount Pleasant Branch, Vancouver Public Library, 1 Kingsway (between 7th & 8th Ave), as follows:
Senior Jury (Grades 8-12): 2:45-5:00

Feature film screenings (during the Festival)
April 12, 13, & 14 (screening times TBA), Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street

Awards PresentationThursday, April 18 (evening), Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street

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