Summer Coding Course – BC Children’s Hospital

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.

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.

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

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.

To apply, interested students should email with the following information before
July 4, 2022. Late applications will be considered if space is available.
• First & Last Name
• Age
• 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.

GranFondo Volunteers Needed

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!

For details on volunteer roles available check out or email


Operation: This IS You!


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.

North Shore Hiring Fair June 22

Live on the North Shore? Need a summer job? Don’t miss this in-person hiring fair!

Register Here: Summer Hiring Fair | North Vancouver Tickets, Wed, 22 Jun 2022 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

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:

Register now! Registrations will close at 12pm on June 22.



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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