Archive | December 2015

Pedalheads Bike Camps (Spring Break)

Pedalheads-Logo-CroppedThis March Break we are looking for instructors as well as volunteers to help with our two camps located in Vancouver and North Vancouver

Dates and Times:
March 14-18 & March 21-24 (no camp on March 25)
9am – 4pm

Location: Brockton Preparatory School, 3467 Duval Road, North Vancouver

Qualifications and Information for Paid Instructors:
Students must be turning 17 by December 31st, 2016
Hold or be willing to hold a first aid certificate (Standard First Aid)
Reference checks where applicable
Have their own bike (being an expert not necessary!)
Must be available for both March Break weeks
Wage ranges between $10.45 – $12.50 based on education and experience
ALL STUDENTS that apply to become instructors will be invited to our office for a group style interview!
Deadline to apply is February 12, 2016
To apply as an instructor, students are asked to fill out an application at the following link:

March Break Job Application LINK

Qualifications for Jr. Instructors (volunteers):
Must be turning 13 by December 31st 2016
ALL volunteers will be accepted to help with us J
To apply as a volunteer, students are asked to fill out an application at the following link:

March Break Volunteer Application LINK

Child and Family Research Institute Open House!

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 The Child and Family Research Institute’s Research Open House is an interactive morning event that offers high school students in Grade 10-12 an opportunity to visit research labs, interact with research trainees and participate in research activities.

The next open House is scheduled on Monday, March 7, 2016, from 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Child and Family Research Institute – 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver.

** Students must be nominated by a teacher (see Ms Parmar or your science teacher)

Space is limited; each school has only 5 spots.

Be a Gene Researcher for a Week!

 

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Be a Gene Researcher for a Week in 2016!

The Canadian Gene Cure Foundation is looking for mature, capable high school (Grade 11 & 12 students.
You must be:

  • passionate about science and intrigued by genetics
  • have an overall average of at least 85%
  • can write a brilliant essay to demonstrate your excitement about science and your advanced communication skills
  • can convince a teacher to write a stunning reference for you

The 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 Nov 1 and Dec 30th at http://grfaw.ca/  by filling out and submitting the following:
  • Student Application Form
  • Student Essay
  • Teacher Reference Letter

*every lab is different in the experience they provide and we cannot guarantee that every student will have the opportunity to be “hands on”.