High School Student Opportunity: Summer of Coding
Computer programming (coding) empowers people to bring ideas to life. While it can take years to become an expert, the journey starts with a first step. At the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, we seek to open doors for youth from across BC to make a positive impact. By learning a few concepts of computer programming, it is our hope that youth will discover a passion for coding and choose to continue exploring the space.
A NEW APPROACH
The Wasserman laboratory at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is developing a new education program for high school students interested in learning computer programming. We are currently seeking students who would be interested in demoing this exciting new program at no cost. As coding can be perceived as difficult and isolating, the new approach attempts to connect participants and encourage them to learn together. To enable such interaction and create broad access for interested youth, the new class features three important aspects:
• Online learning materials created by UBC computer science students intended to be fun and approachable
• Interactive sessions in which teaching assistants will engage with students to assist with challenges and the opportunity for students to interact and learn from like-minded peers
• A free computer (a Raspberry Pi 400 Linux Computer) so all students will have access to the same resources.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
x10 BC students aged 14-17 who are interested in learning about computer programing in July and/or August. As this is the initial iteration of the program, it will be limited to the small cohort. Additional students should have opportunity to participate in future editions of the program in the upcoming school year.
All supplies and course materials will be provided at no cost. No previous experience in computer programing is necessary. Students will have access to teaching assistants and their peers virtually during the course of the program. The estimated time commitment is 5-7 hours a week for 3-6 weeks, the program is self-paced to allow for scheduling flexibility. Participants will require access to a stable internet connection.
As space for the initial iteration of this unique new program is limited to only 10 students from across BC, we’d encourage educators to only forward the details along to individual students who you feel will be a good fit for the program at this initial stage.
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
950 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4H4
t 604.875.3194 f 604.875.2496
WHAT WILL STUDENTS DO
During the course of program students will:
• Learn to install and set up a provided Raspberry Pi 400 computer
• Complete 3-6 course modules online over July and/or August to start learning to program in the Python computer language
• Participate in weekly video conference with instructors and peers
The program has been set-up to allow flexibility. Students can participate in 3-6 modules at their own pace over July and/or August (taking weeks off to focus on other activities). The estimated time committeemen for each module is 5-7 hours over approximately one week. This includes 3-4 hours of instructional materials and 2-3 hours of video conferencing with teaching assistants and peers.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, interested students should email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information before
July 4, 2022. Late applications will be considered if space is available.
• First & Last Name
• School Name
• Home Address
• Parent or Guardian Name & Email Address
• 2-4 sentences indicating how you found out about this opportunity and why you are interested in participating
It is hoped that students will share their perspective about the experience throughout the process. As
this will be the first edition of the program, we will be learning with the students about what aspects of
are working well and what can be improved. Ideal participants will be willing to give feedback and
engage with the program faculty.
Join us for the RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 10th, 2022.
The GranFondo is North America’s largest GranFondo and Canada’s largest cycling event. It is a world class ride from Vancouver to Whistler along the Sea to Sky Highway. The course is 122km and leads to an exciting finish line and celebration plaza in Whistler.
Volunteers are the backbone of our event. We need over 600 volunteers to make this event run, and we would love to have you on our team!
There are many different exciting positions from helping at the start line in Stanley Park to the finish line in Whistler (and everywhere in between!). Helping out is an amazing way to build your resume, meet new friends and of course get some free swag!
Operation: This IS You!
DAY SAIL ON A WARSHIP WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY – Female Student Opportunity
LOCATION: Vancouver, BC
Monday July 4, 2022 – 0900-1600
Restrictions: Minimum Age – 12 Years, no maximum age. Proof of full vaccination and masks required.
Hands-on experience of a day in the life of Navy personnel on board an active duty warship! See and experience the various ship duty stations, crew quarters & mess, operational equipment; RCAF joint search and rescue demonstration, ship firefighting simulation, and scenario demonstrations of the warship’s impressive manoeuvring capabilities.
Lunch will be provided.
Each eligible woman or girl desiring to attend an Operation: This IS You! event must apply individually on their own merit, using a unique email address they regularly have access to. Though there are no “right” answers, we recommend applicants be thorough, thoughtful and sincere in their responses for best chance of being selected.
The person wishing to attend an event must apply on their own behalf, and must answer the questions in their own words, to the best of their ability. While you may provide assistance, you may not apply on behalf of someone else.
A completed application does not assure acceptance to an event. The selection process for each event varies depending on the quality of information provided, number of applicants, available space, nature of the event and other operational factors.
Admission to an event is by invitation only, without exception. Invitations are not transferrable and do not include any other person other than the successful applicant named in the invitation. RSVPs must be received by the stated deadline in order for the invitation to remain valid.
The information you provide us is protected once completed, and will not be shared with anyone outside of the Achieve Anything Foundation or agency partner hosting the event, without your prior consent.
You may apply to only one event at a time. Within 48 hours of a completed event, your status will be released and you may then apply for other events. If you have previously applied to an Operation: This IS You! event, or as a volunteer for the Achieve Anything Foundation, enter the email address you previously used and then select “login”.
You may apply for, and attend more than one Operation: This is You! event, however you may not repeat the same event.
The selection process for an event is ongoing and remains open unless otherwise indicated. We sometimes have last minute cancellations so if you’re interested in an event and applications are listed as open – APPLY!
Events may be postponed or cancelled at any time due to circumstances outside of our control.
Live on the North Shore? Need a summer job? Don’t miss this in-person hiring fair!
About this event
WorkBC Centre North Vancouver is excited to present this free in-person Summer Hiring Fair on June 22!
It’ll be your chance to connect with employers face-to-face and learn about their organization, roles, recruitment process and more.
Employers will include:
- Brown’s Social House
- District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
- Earls Kitchen + Bar
- Grouse Mountain
- Para Space Landscaping
- Parc Retirement Living
- Saks OFF 5th
- Zazou Hair Salon and Academy
Register now! Registrations will close at 12pm on June 22.
DID YOU KNOW?
WorkBC Centre North Vancouver is a one-stop employment resource centre for youth job seekers. We provide all the support you need to find a job, from resume building, mock interviews to wage subsidies* and funding for training*. All our services are free.
*eligibility criteria applies
Contact us today at 604-988-3766
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Empowerment Camp for High School Girls
The Camp aims to support teen girls in accessing their individual and collective strengths in order to empower themselves and help create social change. Some of the topics covered during the camp include: Friendships, relationships, assertiveness, boundary setting, self-esteem, body image, sullying, cyberbullying, and media/social media awareness. These topics are explored by engaging in activities such as discussion, games, art, video, music, drama, writing and physical activities such as hiking, canoeing and interpretive tours, as well as by inviting guest speakers.
The camp is all-day (10:30am-4pm), free of charge, and breakfast, snacks, lunch and all materials are included! Spots fill up on a first-come-first-serve basis, so we wanted to reach out and make you aware of the program in case you know anybody who might like to enroll as spots are filling up fast. You can read more about it on our website, and to hear what some of the girls who have participated in previous years thought of the experience, here is a short video
NVRC is currently recruiting Instructors for our upcoming children’s summer camps at both our Ron Andrews and Parkgate Community Centres near Seycove (minimum age 15).
Summer shifts will range from 3 hours (half day camps) to 6 hours (combo camps) for staff. Camps run weekdays only, so students would work 15-30 hours per week. We are quite flexible if staff have varying availability throughout the summer and can schedule shifts accordingly. Whenever possible, we just ask for staff to be available for a full week of camp (Monday-Friday) so that we can keep staffing consistent for the campers, but if availability changes week-to-week we can work around that.
For more information – e-mail Brooke Briscoe, Facility & Program Supervisor
Apply here: Summer Parks Leaders
Location: CanLan Ice Sports, 2411 Mt. Seymour Parkway
Dates: July 4th – Aug 19th
- Play music for the Skaters keeping track of who is in attendance and who has had an opportunity to perform their program
- Assist coaches
- Help answer questions for skaters and their parents on the initial days of camp
- Assist young skaters with equipment needs
Qualifications & Skills needed:
- Must be a high school student finishing grades 10, 11 or 12
- Able to interact with youth ranging in age from 3 to 18
- Energetic and Positive
- Able to take notes
- Punctual and reliable
- Music or performance arts experience an asset
- Previous experience in youth programming an asset
About the VSC (Vancouver Skating Club)
The successful applicant will be under the direction of high level NCCP trained coaches who are training students from recreational skaters to nationally ranked skaters. You will be working in a fast pace environment with driven committed skaters and coaches. You will get a deep view into the summer programming the VSC has for its skaters. You will get insight to how music is incorporated with incredible feats of athleticism to achieve art. Anyone who is interested in working in athletics or community sport programming would benefit from this experience.
We need to fill the position before June 28, 2022
We are looking for 3 fun, creative, engaging and experienced camp leaders for week long camp programs throughout July & August.
- Training: the week of June 27th to train and prepare, July 4- Sept 2 for camps
- Camps: the full day camps would be from 8:30 to 9am to get ready, camp from 9am to 4pm, 4 to 4:30pm to clean up, Monday to Friday, We are hiring 3 positions which allows each leader to have a 4 day week (32 hours per week) and each person to have one week off in the summer. The three weeks that have one person off the other two leaders will work a 5 day week. (40 hrs)
- Experience: would prefer experience working with and managing children from 5-13 years old in a fun and inspiring way.
- Basic First Aid (minimum): we will pay for basic first aid course if necessary
- Weekly Itineraries: will be set by camp leaders during training week with assistance from past years itineraries.
Hours and Payment:
As mentioned above the positions would be from June 27 to Sept 2. This position is funded by a Canada Summer Jobs grant. To be eligible, youth must: be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment. Each position has funding for 280 hours of work x $15.65 = $4,382 per position. (We may have flexibility for you to take a week off as mentioned above.)
We are located in the beautiful Deep Cove so you are able to enjoy our beautiful parks and nature with the children!
More about the camp:
GENERAL SUMMER DAY CAMP
These week long camps have a variety of fun experiences utilizing our facility for Music, Acting, games and technology with fun in our community and forests too!
Itineraries will vary weekly and have included fun things like :
- jamming in the studio
- acting and improv games,
- recording songs to Karaoke tracks in the studio,
- having fun with garage band ,
- arts and crafts
- video games and making fun videos in our computer labs,
- visits to Myrtle Park to play in the water park and have a game of Frisbee golf,
- hanging at the skate and scooter park at Park gate,
- hikes to Quarry Rock, and more!
Expected start date: 2022-06-27
Salary: $15.65 per hour
Job Type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: 2 months
Salary: $15.65 per hour
- Casual dress
- Monday to Friday
Application deadline: 2022-06-20
Expected start date: 2022-06-27
Apply on Indeed: Deep Cove Music jobs and careers | Indeed.com
Vancouver Convention Centre and Virtually May 25 – 28
Competition days May 26 and 27
- Free event: open to the public on competition days (May 26 – 27)
- Over 35 competitions on site and 45 competitions in total, representing six sectors: Construction, Employment, Information Technology, Manufacturing & Engineering, Services and Transportation
- Over 300 competitors on site and 200 competitors virtually
- Over 40 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities for visiting youth
- Thousands of student visitors and spectators
- Professionally produced Opening and Closing Ceremonies
- Skills for Success stage – interactive demonstrations by various stakeholder groups and industry celebrities designed to highlight the importance of Skills for Success
- “Career Zone” featuring exhibitors and sponsored Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities
- Skills for Success Youth Assembly
- Exclusive networking events, including Opening and Closing Ceremony receptions and Competition floor tours
Canada’s top talent in skilled trades and technologies gather to compete in:
Industrial Mechanics | Precision Machining | Mechatronics | Mechanical Engineering CAD | CNC Machining | IT Office Software Applications | Welding | Autobody Repair | Aerospace Technology | Plumbing | Electronics | Web Technologies | Electrical Installations | Industrial Control | Bricklaying | Cabinetmaking | Carpentry | Hairstyling | Aesthetics | Fashion Technology | Baking | Automobile Technology | Cooking | Car Painting | Landscape Gardening | Refrigeration and Air Conditioning | IT Network Systems Administration | Graphic Design Technology | Sheet Metal Work | Heavy Vehicle Technology | 3D Digital Game Art | Architectural Technology & Design | Outdoor Power and Recreation Equipment | Photography | Sprinkler Fitter | Steamfitter/Pipefitter | Video Production | Cloud Computing