Archive | September 2016

Covenant House (Volunteer Opportunity)

 

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Covenant House Vancouver needs volunteers as callers with their Thank-a-Thon program. Covenant House Vancouver helps youth aged 16-24 who have fled physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, those wo have been forced from their homes or those who have aged out of foster care.

They are currently looking for volunteers to say thank you to their donor families. See Ms. Parmar for more info.

If you are interested in saying “Thank You”, please contact Amanda Merler at 604.639.8920 or email at volunteer@covenanthousebc.org

LYNN VALLEY CARE CENTRE (Volunteer Opportunity)

REQUIREMENTS for VOLUNTEERS at LYNN VALLEY CARE CENTRE

 

  • Volunteers must enjoy communicating with the elderly.
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate clearly in English.
  • Volunteers must enjoy, appreciate, and respect the elderly Residents.
  • Volunteers must be able to follow directions, work well with others, as well as be able to work independently.
  • Volunteers must be conscientious, following through with their commitment.
  • All Volunteers must sign a “Confidentiality Agreement”.

For more info and application, please see Ms. Parmar

Bio Technology Career Awareness Program

An opportunity for a student to do scientific research in the area of Biotechnology and explore careers in this area.

Once again BCIT is offering their BioTechnology Career Awareness Program in December or April for students in grade 11 or grade 12.  If you are enthusiastic about scientific research, lab work and our interested about careers related to biotechnology. The program will provide bus transportation (when applicable) between the laboratory and the industry site.

Limited spots !

Please see Ms. Parmar for application !

Discovery Days in Health Sciences

Discovery Days in Health Sciences is a one-day event that give secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences.

Organized by The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and hosted by the research institute at BC Children’s Hospital, the day is comprised of a dynamic keynote lecture, hands-on workshops and a career panel discussion. Students gain a clear picture of what it would be like to be a health professional by interacting with researchers, clinicians and educators in their real-life work setting.

Schedule –

The next Discovery Days in Health Sciences will be held at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Care Centre on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 8:00am to 3:15pm.

Please see Ms. Parmar ASAP if you like to attend this day !!

 

Gairdner High School Symposium

Considering a career in Health Science ??

The Gairdner High School Symposium gives students the opportunity to hear from Gairdner award-winning scientists and attend a behind-the-scenes tour of BC Children’s Hospital research facilities

Schedule – This half-day event is scheduled for Monday, October 24, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Check out the poster gairdner-2016-high-school-symposium

Please see Ms. Parmar if interested in attending this great opportunity !

Space is limited !!

Mini Med School

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A look into the world of genetic counselling! Learn how genetic counsellors are helping to lead the integration of genetics into patient care across all specialties of medicine. Session Details | Presented by Dr. Jehannine Austin, Mini Med School Dean.

Schedule This 6-part series takes place Wednesdays, October 19 to November 23, 7:00-9:00pm

I can only nominate 2 students, so if you are really interested in this amazing opportunity, please see Ms. Parmar ASAP.