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: https://form.jotform.com/93074695667978

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.