Archive | May 2013

Science Alive Volunteers and Jobs at SFU

Science ALIVE is a not-for-profit science education program based out of Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus. The goal of the program is to expose youth to the exciting worlds of  SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, and TECHNOLOGY and to inspire them to want to learn more. Science ALIVE develops exciting hands-on activities that are completely different from what kids experience at school. Science ALIVE runs many programs-throughout the year, including summer camps in July and August.

We are currently looking for high school instructors (paid and volunteer positions
available) to support our summer camps, which run from July 2nd – August 23rd, 2013.
Job Descriptions – What you can do:
Volunteer: This position requires a commitment of at least two full weeks of volunteering
with our summer camps (Mon to Fri: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm), plus 2 days of training. It will
involve assisting instructors in the running of camp, as well as leading games and the
general supervision of campers. Accepted volunteers will gain valuable experience
working with kids and in science labs, and be exposed to the university environment all
in a fun and dynamic atmosphere.
Interested candidates must currently be in/completing grades 9-12, and must undergo a
successful group interview before being selected to volunteer for the program.

High School Instructor:
This is a PAID position and requires a full time commitment for 2
months, from the end of June (after exams) until August 23rd. In this position, you will
gain the experience of working in an amazing team to develop and implement hands on
science activities for the summer camps, and gain experience teaching science to
children. You will also be responsible (with other leaders) for the safety and
entertainment of the children.
Interested candidates must currently be in/completing grades 11 or 12, and must
undergo a successful group and personal interview before being selected to work with
the program.
What we are looking for:
If you are interested in science, engineering, and technology, and would like to spend the
summer having fun with kids and getting them excited about science, this is the job for
you! We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic, responsible, and good with kids.
**If you love science and engineering, want to experience what the SFU Burnaby campus
is like, meet professors, and other youth your age check out our website for more
information about our FAS (Faculty of Applied Science) Camps. There’s even a pizza party at the end of the week!**
For 2013 Volunteer and Assistant Instructor Application visit www.sciencealive.ca or http://www.sciencealive.ca/staff-and-volunteers/
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Lynn Canyon Ecology Center, summer camp needs volunteers

Lynn Canyon Ecology Center  needs volunteers to support summer camp for kids.
The summer volunteer shifts are for one or two weeks, Tuesday to Thursday, 9:30-12:30.
The program themes vary according to the week and age group.
Training Sessions are June 9,   1-3:00
If you’re interested email  Tricia Edgar at edgart@dnv.org   and see Ms Parmar to record hours for Work Experience Credits.
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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

Digital Graphic Design at VCC

If you are considering a career in Digital Media

A grad exhibit is a great way to assess a program and see if it’s really what you want to learn!!

Check out grad exhibits at Emily Carr, Vancouver Film School, etc..

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Attend the Digital Graphic Design Graduation Exhibition

Thursday May 27th  –  June 6th      6:00-9:00
The Atrium VCC Downtown     250 W Pender

http://www.vcc.ca/programs-courses/detail.cfm?div_id=1&prog_id=38

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

Volunteer with Tech Easy- Teaching technology to seniors

Youths Helping Seniors

Tech-Easy is a volunteer-based community service organization initiated by teenagers who enjoy helping out seniors and playing around with modern technology. Seniors are often put aside when it comes to technological advancements; nevertheless, many of them would like to join the trend but do not have the ideal environment to do so. This is where Tech-Easy comes in. As youths, we have time, passion, and familiarity with computer technologies. Based in Burnaby, B.C., Canada, we visit senior houses and communities regularly to provide free service.

 

See Ms Parmar in counseling for more information or go to   www.tech-easy.ca

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

 

Fire Fighter camp for the Girls ONLY

An Empowering Girl’s Youth Camp  August 8-11

www.campignite    

Camp Ignite is a four-day camp that educates and inspires young women to follow their dreams. The camp is open to girls in grades 10-12 (ages 15-18), and gives them an introduction to the world of firefighting.

 

If you’re up for the challenge…see Ms Parmar asap for an application. Only a few students get to attend!

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Register now for one week in Ottawa next year.

Encounters with Canada is now taking applications for the 2013/14 school year.  Choose the week you want to go to Ottawa for one week!! Meet with 120 other students from across Canada while touring our capitol city.
YOUTH Program
Calendar for 2013/2014
                                          OR
Special promotion for early fall sessions 

 

Sports & Fitness

: Sept. 8-14, 2013

Arts & Culture

: Sept. 15-21, 2013

Medicine & Health

: Sept. 22-28, 2013

Students interested in attending one of the three sessions listed above need only pay $575 (instead of the usual $675). Register asap to try to get one of the available spots.

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

Vancouver Aquarium Work Experience Register NOW

If you’re interested in volunteering or doing work experience at the Vancouver Aquarium
during the next school year then you need to apply NOW
                     Registration is  online on our website at www.vanaqua.org/summer-wex

Students do not need to send in a cover letter and resume, but have to fill out the online registration form and answer question.

  List of available placements is on the website
The work experience placements will be available to all youth between 14-18 years old.  Preference will be given to students in higher grades, due to requirements for specific placements. Students can use these hours for volunteer hours or work experience hours
 There will be a set of core training that all students will have to attend before their training for their specific placement
 Students can apply to 1 placement only.  Choose multiple groups within 1 placement, but apply to only 1 placement.  Students will really have to decide which placement is best suited for their skills, interest and availability
Process will still be competitive with group or phone interviews for some placements

This is highly competitive….they will accept the first 200 applicants for 150 positions …OR you  will have to wait until June 2014.

 

If you apply and get accepted, please let Ms. Parmar know !

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

SFU Aquatics summer camp needs volunteers

AQUATIC CAMPS

Volunteers in our aquatic camps must be comfortable with the water and willing to actively participate in all activities with the children both in and out of the water.
H2O Wonders
This is a full day camp in which campers aged
8-12 will participate in a wide variety of water based recreational activities. They will be exposed to the variety of different aquatic opportunities such as diving, kayaking, lifesaving and more!
Under the Sea
This is a half day camp in which campers aged
5-8 will be swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and more. Volunteers should be comfortable in the water and able to swim 2 laps of the pool. This camp will be done in conjunction with another half day camp.
AWSI VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Red Cross Swim Lessons
These lessons run from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July to August. Volunteers will be assisting our WSI swim instructors in teaching children ages 3-13. This is a great opportunity for those individuals who have completed their AWSI to experience in the pool. Must hold AWSI certification

.Annette Yung

Programmer of Volunteer Services

SFU Summer Camps
778-782-4307
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Women in Science at the SPACE CENTER Meet Roberta Bondar and more!

H.R.MACMILLAN SPACE CENTER 
June 16, 1963, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova climbed into the Vostok 6 Soviet space craft on her way to becoming the first woman in space.
In honour of this event, we present
Women in Science
Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders
May 9, 7 pm – Finding Your Path to Engineering and Science: From Taxidermy to Robots – Maxime Chin
Animal Biology Mechanical Engineering:  two different degrees, one successful path
Maxime Chin is a UBC graduate who will begin her career with Shell in May 2013 as a production engineer. 
June 13, 7pm – Transforming Human-Robot Interaction – Dr. Elizabeth Croft
Finding ways to help humans and robots to work together.
Dr. Croft is a professor at UBC; NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC-Yukon at UBC; and leader of the WWEST program for women in engineering, science and technology. 
Enter to win:
May 9- two tickets to the keynote speech by Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first female astronaut, (May 11, 9:00 am) at the Creating Connections conference
June 13 – special private tour of the TRIUMF facility at UBC, TRIUMF is one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories.
All sessions will be at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Admission by donation
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