BCIT Big Info Session – Home Edition

Big Info: At-home Edition

Big Info is the largest program expo and information session at BCIT. It’s your chance to find out about all our programs – from businesscomputing, and health to engineeringtrades, and applied sciences.

Join us online February 22-25 from 4-8pm.

This winter, we’re hosting Big Info on Zoom over four nights. Join us from the comfort of your home to explore multiple areas of study, learn more about what it’s like to study at BCIT, and find a program that’s right for you. Each night will cover specific industry sectors as well as key student services areas.

While the event may look a little different, you’ll still be able to hear from faculty and staff, and get all your questions answered without leaving your couch. Think of it as Big Info: At-home Edition.


UBC Engineers Without Borders Youth Venture – Contest

COVID-19 Mask Case Competition

Explore the challenges faced by individuals who are unable to wear traditional face masks at this unique event hosted by the UBC Engineers Without Borders Youth Venture.


Held over 2 days in January, participants will have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Uncover the effectiveness and challenges of face masks in the fight against COVID-19
  • Discover the engineering design process behind the development of face masks
  • Design a face mask that is personalized for those who cannot properly wear traditional face masks



Day #1 – Panel Discussion | Saturday January 30 | 11:00 am – 4:15 pm

Engage with professionals from different backgrounds to learn more about the role of face masks.


Day #2 – Case Competition & Pitch | Sunday, January 31 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Time to tackle the design process! Throughout the day, videos will be released describing the different stages of the engineering design cycle to help guide you through the design process. Working within a time limit, your team will be guided through a series of associated deliverables that will ultimately be compiled and used for a final design pitch. Your team pitch will then be evaluated by a panel of professional engineers as well as medical professionals. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams!


Interested in participating?
Registration is now open to grade 10-12 students across BC. All participants will receive a certificate of participation for attending this event.


To register, visit https://forms.gle/d1pnicEggJj6wwvm7.


For any questions or concerns, please contact youthventure.ewb.ubc@gmail.com or visit https://ubcyouthventure.weebly.com/covid-19-mask-case-competition.html.

Duke of Edinburgh Virtual Open House


Equip students with life-skills that prepare them for life beyond the classroom


The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award framework provides an outlet for youth to discover their leadership potential, develop valuable life-skills, and improve their employability.


Build student confidence, strategic thinking, physical health and fitness, and leadership through implementing The Award framework at your school.

Join our Virtual Open House to learn how implementing the Award will:

  • Provide students with a prepared program that builds work-ready skills employers recognize
  • Offer a zero barrier education framework that recognizes students’ achievements regardless of background, heritage, circumstance, and abilities.
  • Allow students to earn external credits, a way to enhance their resume, and recognition for post secondary applications
  • Engage students safely during Covid-19

Join us virtually on January 26, at 4:00 – 4:45 PM to learn more about how you can implement the Award framework at your school.



Register Now


Operation Med School Virtual Sessions

Operation Med School

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Operation Med School (OMS) Vancouver has planned a new and exciting webinar series (several weekends of 1-2 hour presentations on Zoom). This program is designed to maximize attendee engagement while providing a multitude of information to educate students about the route to medical school and beyond.

All of OMS Vancouver’s webinars will fall under the common theme of “Reimagining Medicine”, which consists of expanding attendees’ views on the various ways to join healthcare and educating them on how 2020 has changed the medical school admissions process in addition to showcasing a wider variety of health-care professionals (including leaders in public health).


All sessions begin at 11:00 AM PST.

  • January 30: Med School 101 (Presented By MDconsultants)
  • February 6: Infectious Diseases and Epidemics
  • February 20: Diversity of Healthcare
  • February 27: Healthcare’s Complexities & Partnership with the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada
  • March 6: Oncology & Owning the Medical School Interview


The all-access pass is your opportunity to get in on all five OMS Vancouver webinar sessions at a reduced price of $20. You’ll gain access to every session upon registering just once for our conference. But act fast! The all-access pass is only available until January 22, 2021.

Not ready to commit? No worries! You can still purchase tickets to our individual events for $5 until January 22, 2021. After that, tickets increase to $7, with the price difference going towards OMS Vancouver’s fundraising partnership with the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada.

Sign up here: Operation Med School

Upcoming JIBC Law Enforcement Studies Online Information Sessions

Justice Institute Info Session

The JIBC Justice & Public Safety Division is pleased to announce a special afternoon virtual information session for our law enforcement studies diploma and degree programs.

This session is open to individual students and secondary school groups interested in learning about the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma and Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies programs.

The online event will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Students, teachers or groups of students/classes are invited to attend this session. Please complete the following online registration form, and a link to join will be sent to you before the session date.


Our next public online information session for our Law Enforcement Studies programs will be held on February 11, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Free registration is now open via Eventbrite:


The Working Forest Virtual Event


Our Upcoming Virtual Event

November 25, 26, 27 – 2020 (1:00- 9:00 pm EST)
This is your personal invitation for School Faculty and the Students to attend a virtual educational event promoting forestry careers and job paths.
By the use of videos and virtual education booths; attendees will be informed of potential careers within the dynamic industry of forestry and sciences.
Please find enclosed an introductory video and our program schedule.
The Working Forest Team


Operation Med School – Volunteer Opportunities

Operation Med School is an international student-led nonprofit organization that aims to empower high school students through connection to the medical field. Through our annual conferences in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and New York, we provide students with opportunities to attend skill-building workshops, connect with peers, and interact with medical professionals. In light of COVID-19, Operation Med School Vancouver will be hosting a six-part webinar series through February/March on the theme of “Reimagining Medicine”.

We are currently in the process of hiring associates ambassadors for our conference to promote our conference within their respective communities and provide assistance to the executive team. The deadline for applications is October 30, 2020 at 11:59 PST. The application and information about the roles can be found here.

However, if you are simply interested in registering for the conference, please email and we will be sure to update you when ticket sales commence.

If you are interested in our event, we encourage you to follow us on Instagram to stay updated on our event.


Operation Med School Vancouver Executive Team
President — Maya Kennedy | Outreach Directors — Kanas Leung and Dennis Zhao
Instagram: @OMSVancouver
E: vancouver@operationmedschool.com
W: www.operationmedschool.com

BC Children’s Hospital Discovery Days

***Any WEX students focussing on Health and Human Services or Science and Applied Science should talk to Ms. Knapp or Mr. Clancy . You could get credit for WEX hours.

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute Virtual Discovery Days

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Vancouver BC



While so much of our world has changed this year due to COVID-19, our commitment to outreach and program delivery remains the same. Although we can’t be onsite for an in-person event this Fall, we invite high school students and teachers to meet us online to explore careers in medicine and the health sciences.

Our modified virtual half day program comprises a keynote lecture, an interactive workshop and a career panel discussion. As always, participants will have the opportunity to select their own workshop. Please note that, although our delivery model has been adapted temporarily, the program is still considered an individual learning opportunity and workshop spaces continue to be limited. As we have in the past, we ask you to identify select Grade 10 – 12 students interested in science to attend the event.

Our virtual event will also include two 15-minute breaks, one of which offers participants an optional “Peer Networking Opportunity”. Virtual display ‘booths’ may also be available.

Participants will require access to a computer, headphones, video capabilities (optional), internet connection and a quiet space. This may mean they attend virtually from home that morning or are in front of a computer in a dedicated space at school