STEM Conference for Girls!

We strive to empower female high school students to pursue their dreams in the STEM fields.

With workshops in Plastic Pollution, Neuropsychology, Web Development, Human Health & the Environment, Microbiology, Design and more, conference attendees will explore the connections between STEM and activism. Career talks and hands-on activities will be led by professionals, students and professors in various STEM fields.

About this Event

The Quantum Leaps Burnaby Executive Team is hosting our sixth conference at SFU Burnaby, with the theme of “Change Making.”

Workshops and keynote speeches will explain different answers to the question, How can we use STEM as a catalyst for change?

Conference Schedule:

9:15-9:45 (ASB Atrium North) Registration

9:50-10:00 (Big Data Theatre) Introduction

10:00 – 10:30 (Big Data Theatre) Keynote 1: Sumreen Rattan, Moment/Team Phantom

10:30 – 10:40 Transition

10:40 – 11:40 Workshop 1

11:40 – 12:30 (ASB Atrium South) Lunch

12:30 – 1:00 (Big Data Theatre) Keynote 2: Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez – Science and Technology Advisor at 10X Genomics

1:00 – 1:10 Transition

1:10 – 2:10 Workshop 2

2:10 – 2:20 Transition

2:20 – 3:20 Workshop 3

3:20 – 3:30 Transition

3:30 – 4:00 (Big Data Theatre) Closing Remarks

*Note: Lunch and snacks will be provided


Date and Time:

Sun, 26 April 2020

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT



Applied Sciences Building

8888 University Drive

Burnaby, BC V5A

Please see Ms. Bramley for more information on this

Explore CapU Info Night March 11, 2020 5:30pm – 8:00pm


Wondering what’s next after high school? Considering a career change? Want to update your skills? Explore CapU Info Night is the first step.


Join us March 11, 5:30–8 p.m.


Whether you’re planning to come to Capilano University this term or exploring your education options, this event will set you up for success!


RSVP Today


RSVP for the chance to win exciting prizes including a $500 tuition waiver!



Greenbricks Career Conference for Gr. 10-12 students



Students who register by this Friday January 31 will be entered TWICE into the draw for our 2 scholarships.

Green Bricks is very pleased to offer to grade 10-12 students FREE participation in the 7th Annual Green Collar Futures Career Conference on Saturday February 8, 2020 (9:00am – 2:30pm) at the Hilton Metrotown, Burnaby.
The conference will include lunch and a chance to win prizes, including a $500 and a $250 scholarship!
For more information, visit

Space is VERY LIMITED (and a school limit may apply) so students can register at  Students MUST be registered by February 4, 2020 to attend this event but as it “sold out” last year we recommend registering as early as possible. Already 50% “sold out”.

What do YOU want to BE when you finish school?

The “green economy” is changing the face of the workplace in BC and around the world. This day is dedicated to students in grades 10 – 12 to learn about exciting and endless career opportunities. Futures is much more than a career fair as it allows you to interact with career mentors from various sustainability related careers who have excelled in, and are passionate about, their green careers. Over 30 careers will be represented including chemical engineer, architect, developer, hydrologist, environmental lawyer, financial advisor, landscape designer, robotics engineer, and many more!

This event is offered free of charge to 150 young people in grade 10-12 and will allow participants to:

• Meet and interact with amazing and successful people who will share their sustainability career paths in breakout, roundtable sessions
• Learn about emerging sustainability career opportunities in BC and Internationally
• Listen to an inspirational keynote address from Dr. Love-Ese Chile, a sustainable plastic researcher
• Meet Frank Wolf, called ‘Canada’s most diverse adventurer’ by Canoe & Kayak Magazine (
• Find out what it takes to reach our goals

This event is made possible by the support of our event sponsors! THANK YOU!

Fiona Zawadzki, B.A. (hons), B.Ed
Educational Consultant/Certified Teacher
Green Bricks Education Society


BC Children’s Hospital Open House



The next Research Open House is scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2020 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

2020 Agenda 

  • 8:45 am – Student registration at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
  • 9:30 am – Research presentation
  • 10:15 am – Students will be assigned to smaller groups and have the opportunity to visit and interact with three different research teams on the Oak Street Campus. Due to the large number of participants, students will NOT have the opportunity to select activities. Activities will be randomly assigned. The 2019 activities included:
    • Using blood to understand immune responses in premature babies
    • Using fruit flies to understand how our body deals with environmental stress
    • Wheat DNA extraction experiment
    • Determining protein concentration using colorimetric assay
    • An exploration of clinical research in pediatric orthopaedic surgery
    • Biomedical signal analysis
    • Using next-generation sequencing to diagnosis rare disease
    • DNA jigsaws: genomic research using your laptop
    • The proof is in your DNA: Paternity testing using gel electrophoresis
    • Growth factor regulation of metastatic properties of high-risk endometrial cancers
    • Natural killer cells in pregnancy: friends or foes?
    • Blood components
    • Participating in vaccine research – the research process for a visit from start to finish
    • Determining energy requirements in humans
    • Tools for determining body composition
  • 12:00 pm – Students dismissed

Students need to be nominated to this open house.  They will take 3 of our students so these get offered to Gr. 12’s first.  Deadline for nomination is February 3rd.  This is a free event and lunch is served.  Please see Ms. Bramley for more information.

Operation Med School Open House at UBC

We are a student-run, non-profit organization that will be hosting our 8th annual Operation Med School conference this year. Our goal is to inspire, inform and encourage students to follow their medical dreams and head bravely into their future endeavors. The conference will take place on Saturday, March 9th at the UBC Robert H. Lee Centre from 9:00am-5:15pm. It is the perfect chance for high school students to explore the medical field, meet peers who share the same passion, and speak with knowledgeable medical professionals. We regularly update our social media accounts so please encourage your students to find us on our website, Facebook and Instagram! 
There may be a cost to this.  Lunch will be provided.

Open House with engAGe

BC Agriculture in the Classroom (BCAITC) is working with AITC-Canada to bring engAGe! Vancouver to life on February 11th, 2020 at the Nest at UBC.

 This high energy and motivating event will engage high school students and educators in a world of agriculture and food career opportunities!


Through inspiring speakers, interactive culinary experiences and hands-on learning activities, participants will learn that agriculture careers are much more than farming and that opportunities extend into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), business and more!


This event is entirely FREE – and open for students and their teachers in grades 9-12. All attendees will receive a free lunch, and transportation reimbursement is available upon request. The event schedule is attached.


Bring your electronic devices and prepare to dive into the world of agriculture and food careers in BC!


Don’t Delay register today.

Please see Ms. Bramley for more info.


Paid Positons with Pedalheads. Instructors needed. Guaranteed Interview

Pedalheads will once again be running March Break Camps in your neighborhoods, and we need staff and volunteers!

March Break Dates:

March 16 – 20

March 23 – 27

*must be available to work a full week*

We are looking for students in grades 10-12 to apply with us as paid instructors (Must be turning at least 16 by December 31). We are also seeking volunteers from grades 8-10.

We are running 2 different locations close to your schools! We have sites in the following areas:

Burnaby – Brentwood Park

North Vancouver – Lynn Valley

Details of the paid instructor position:

  • Camps run on the March Break 
    • March 16 – 20
    • March 23 – 27   
  • Camps run between 8am – 4pm
  • Instructors can expect anywhere between 15-40 hours of work per week 
  • Instructors will be required to attend a mandatory two day training/orientation (Staff will be paid for this)
  • Wage will be $13.85/hour 
  • Instructors will teach children from the beginner biking stage all the way to more advanced skill levels (road riding and mountain biking)
  • If students are able to ride a bike there will be a place for them to work as instructors (They do not have to be experts!)
  • Must be available to work at least one full week (Monday-Friday)  
  • Must have access to a bike and helmet

 Perks of the job:

  • Great addition to resume
  • Easy way to gain leadership skills 
  • Great experience working with kids
  • Work outside
  • Ride a bike at work!
  • Work with friends
  • Make some money over the summer 
  • Receive a professional reference letter upon work completion

We HIGHLY recommend students apply ASAP to ensure they can secure an interview spot! ~Spots are filling quickly~

***While opportunities exist, all applicants will receive an invitation to attend a group interview or phone interview***

Details of the volunteer position:

  • Volunteers (Jr. Instructors) will assist instructors with teaching kids of various biking skill levels (ex. Setting up obstacle courses and riding with classes)
  • Must be available for at least one full week of half day camps
  • All those that apply to become volunteers will be accepted! 

To apply to volunteer with Pedalheads, students can fill out a quick application form online at the following link:

Volunteer with the Port Moody Heritage Society and get a Unique Workshop of your choice

The Port Moody Station Museum is excited to be offering a Unique Experience for your students! We are looking for volunteers to help with some events , and in exchange they will get the hours they need for school, have fun meeting new people and will also get a Unique Workshop in November. There will be two workshops to choose from. We will have an Indesign Workshop, where they will learn basic skills of how Indesign operates ( looks great on the resume) or they can take our Collection Management Workshop, where they will learn about creating exhibits, how to handle artifacts and how to manage a museum collection. As a team, the volunteers will then create an exhibition together!


Workshop Topics:

InDesign, basic layout skills or Collection management where students will curate their own small museum exhibition.  Includes planning, research and curating of artifacts.

20 Volunteer hours at the museum and during museum events.  Each volunteer must  work either at Easter (April 12) and/or Loco Festival (September 26/27)

To sign up please contact:  Brianne or Markus via e-mail;  Info@portmoodymuseum.ort.

Please see Ms. Bramley for more info.

Volunteers needed Lynn Valley Library Book Sale

The Friends of the North Vancouver District Public Library is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the NVDPL services and programs. Some of our projects include funding the popular Children’s Summer Reading Club and the North Shore Writer’s Festival.

 Our largest fundraising activities are three annual book sales that take place in the Community Room adjacent to the Lynn Valley Library.  Volunteers unpack and organize books for the sale and work the cash table. 

 We are seeking interested volunteers to work at our next book saleSet-Up is February 6th and the sale runs February 7th, 8th & 9th.   Shifts are usually 2 hours and volunteers can work as many as desired; they also receive 10 free items for volunteering. Dress is casual and friends can work together. We also provide student reference letters for work completed well on request.  Following is a schedule of the shifts available in the upcoming book sale.

THURSDAY,  February 6  (Setting up tables, opening boxes and organizing books for sale)

              Shift  A:        10:00 AM  – Noon

              Shift  B:        Noon  – 2:00  PM

              Shift C:        2:00  – 4:00 PM

              Shift  D:        4:00  – 6:00  PM

FRIDAY, February 7  (Sale 10 AM – 6:00 P)

Shift  E:  Daily Set-up & Sale  9:30 – 12 Noon

Shift F:    Noon – 2:00 PM

Shift G:   2:00 – 4:00 PM

Shift H:   4:00 – 6:00 PM

SATURDAY,  February 8 (Sale Noon – 4:30)

Shift I:  Daily Set-Up & Sale:  11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Shift  J:  Sale & Clean-Up:  2 – 4:30 PM

Sunday, February 8

Shift K:  Daily Set-Up & Sale:  12 – 2 PM

Shift L:  Sale:  2 – 4 PM

Shift M: Clean-up /Take Down 4 – 6 PM

2020 February Book Sale – poster

Please see Ms. Bramley for sign up sheet

DRC Mechanical Ltd. Plumbing Red Seal Certification Opportunity

Image result for DRC Mechanical Ltd, Rupert Street, North Vancouver, BC"DRC Mechanical Ltd. is a growing Plumbing, Heating and Gas Contractorin North Vancouver. We complete a variety of servicing and construction works throughout the North Shore and Lower Mainland.

We are looking for: A focused and energetic team player who is willing to commit to work towards their Plumbing RedSeal certification. You will have a great attitude and attention to detail. You will need to possess Grade 11 Math, excellent verbal and written English skills and ideally live on the North Shore.

Experience is not necessary: Our highly skilled senior team members will offer training and mentorship to help you into becoming a certified Journeyman/woman. Your apprenticeship will be managed through the ITA (Industry Training Authority) and you will complete your Plumbing Certificate Levels 1-4 through one of the many providers in the Lower Mainland.

Duties will include, but not limited to:

Assisting with service callouts to light commercial, single and multifamily family residences

All aspects of construction plumbing

Assist in the installations of heating systems

Assist with hot water tank replacements

Learning the different tools and safe use

Keeping worksites clean and tidy

Collecting parts and materials

You will possess:

Clean drivers license (or working towards your N)

Fluency in English

Good physical fitness

CSA certified work boots

Sense of humour

If you are up for the challenge, drop us an email with your resume and a covering note telling us why you are the next new member of DRC Mechanical Ltd: