Archive | December 2014

North Vancouver Public Library Volunteers Needed!

Three different volunteer opportunities are currently available with the North Van Public Library!
* Book Buddies at Capilano Library – students will help young children maintain and improve their reading skills: Tuesdays 3:30-6:00 pm, January 6 through March 3
* Tech Tutors at Lynn Valley Library – students will help adults explore the library’s digital resources and provide help with their technology and computer-related questions:Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm, January 22 through March 5
* Lego Robotics at Parkgate Library – students will help students in grades 5-7 use an online manual and kit to create their own robots from Lego: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 pm, January 28 through March 4
Interested? Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to Alison Campbell at: alicam@nvdpl.ca
Please see Ms. Parmar for more info
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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@sd44.ca

Gene Research for a Week (The Next Generation)

ARE YOU a mature, capable high school student age 16 and over who is passionate about science and intrigued by genetics?

DO YOU HAVE an overall average of at least 85%, can write a brilliant essay to demonstrate your excitement about science and your advanced communication skills, and you can convince a teacher to write a stunning reference for you?

IF YES, Gene Researcher for a Week (GRFAW) program is your opportunity to gain insight into the world of genetic diseases through a mentorship in one of Canada’s top genetic labs. This program is designed to provide a learning experience for students that have not had extensive lab experience from other programs or work experience opportunities.

Participants can learn how genes cause human genetic disorders and how top scientists translate these findings into treatments and cures for genetic diseases. In this program you will participate in the activities in the lab with as much hands on experience as possible(*). The GRFAW mentoring program is a great opportunity for YOU to learn about human genetics research and connect with the scientific community. Apply online between November 1 and December 31st at www.genecure.ca/en/programs/gene-researcher-for-a-week/student-application/ For more Information: www.genecure.ca

 

* Every lab is different in the experience they provide and we cannot guarantee that every student will have the opportunity to be ‘hands on’

If you apply for this wonderful opportunity, please let Ms. Parmar know, so she can put together other paperwork !

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@sd44.ca