WorkSafeBC 13th Annual Student Safety Video Contest

Submit your original production for a chance to win cash!

Theme: Listen to your gut

We’ve all heard that voice — the one that says, “This seems dangerous. I should probably stop what I’m doing and tell someone.” Ignoring that voice could have life-changing consequences. Remember: you have a responsibility for safety, too. Listen to your gut — in other words, trust your instincts and talk to your manager or supervisor if you feel or see something is unsafe at work.

This year’s contest theme, “Listen to your gut,” challenges students to create a video (maximum two minutes) that explores the topic of how trusting your instincts can help keep you safe at work.

Video considerations

Videos should focus on how to address concerns at work when your instincts tell you something is unsafe and how this helps to reduce the risk of workplace injuries. Consider your role in creating a safe and healthy workplace, the kinds of things you can say or do if something feels unsafe, and the role of other workers, supervisors, and employers. How can “listening to your gut” create positive change at work?

Think of a creative way to get your message across in your video. All styles of video are fair game: drama, comedy, documentary, music video, stop-motion, Claymation, animation — the choice is yours!

Need inspiration?

Check out the winning videos from 2006 to 2017. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities at work on the Listen to your gut website.

Eligibility and prizes

The contest is open to B.C. students in grades 8 to 12 who have a teacher sponsor. There’s one category for students in grades 8 to 10 and one for students in grades 11 to 12.

There’s over $10,000 in prize money for students and schools. Entries will be judged on the impact of their safety message, original creative concept, and technical execution. The top entry will also advance to the national Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest to compete for additional prizes.

Submission details

Post your video on YouTube and have your teacher sponsor fill out the entry form and include the link to your video. We’ll review your video and if it meets our criteria (no inappropriate language or images and no copyrighted music, please), we’ll post your entry on our website.

For more details, see the contest rules and the entry form.

Don’t want to make a video but still want to participate?

You can participate by viewing and rating your favourite videos. Check regularly to see new videos as they are posted — and don’t forget to get your family and friends to rate their favourites too!


Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5 p.m. But remember, the sooner your video is posted, the more time people will have to view and rate it.

Additional details can be found at

Simon Says – November 2017

Here is the latest news and information from Simon Fraser University

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This fall, SFU will be offering recruitment webinars for prospective students, counselors, and parents. All are welcome! Like their in-person information sessions, these webinars will discuss all that SFU has to offer for undergraduate students, as well as information regarding admissions, financial aid, and residence. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered live by SFU staff.

Register now

Program Fair: Explore your options

Counsellors, students, and their families are invited to attend our 2017 Program Fair on Wednesday, November 22 at SFU’s Surrey campus. This fun and informative event will help your students choose their post-secondary program with confidence.

Register and learn more


Sign up for the UBC Applied Science Open House

Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Fred Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall, Vancouver

Interested in engineering or architecture? You and your family are invited to join us on Saturday, November 18th. Meet with professors, staff, and students who can help you decide whether UBC Applied Science is right for you.

There’ll be cool demonstrations, fascinating lab tours, and informative presentations. Talk to advisors, professors and current students about all your options. Learn how applied science can make a world of difference. Bring your friends and family to explore – we suggest you plan to attend the whole day, as there are activities happening throughout the day.

Physics Workshops for Grade 9-10 Girls at SFU

The Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite female students in grades 9 and 10 to our Girls Exploring Physics workshop on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at our Burnaby Campus.
This FREE workshop includes two hands-on activities:
The Power of Water (New!) and The Quirks of Quarks.
We will end with a discussion of the career opportunities available to students who study physics at the university level. During the lunch provided to the participants they will have a chance to interact informally with women physics faculty and students from SFU, play with some fun physics demos and take a tour of the new Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard.
Information on how to register is posted on the Girls Exploring Physics website:
Students should sign up on an individual basis.

Event Overview

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus – Shrum Science Centre, Physics Building, Room
10:30 – 11:00 AM Sign In & Snacks
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon Hands-on Physics Activity #1
12:00 noon – 12:30 PM Pizza Lunch – provided to all participants
12:30 – 1:30 PM Tour of the Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard
1:30 – 2:30 PM Hands-on Physics Activity #2
2:30 – 3:00 PM Careers in Physics
Space is limited – this event is on a first-come, first-served basis – so register early.

High School Symposium on Neuroscience!

This coming November, Let’s Talk Science will be collaborating with the Belkin Art Gallery and Brain Bee to bring Let’s Talk Neuroscience on Mon Nov 20th, 2017 at 10:00am – 3:30pm

Let’s Talk Neuroscience is a one day symposium on the topic of Neuroscience for students in Grades 9 -12. The symposium will feature getting hands-on experience in a neuroscience lab at the Centre for Brain Health at UBC, hearing from professionals in the field, and a tour of the Belkin’s brain cell exhibit! This event is completely FREE to all students (including a FREE LUNCH) but they must register by Nov 10! Space is limited. Students who register by Nov 1 will be entered for an early-bird draw for a gift from one of the symposium sponsors!

The registration system is found online at

Scholarship Opportunity | Due October 25, 2017

There are 80 $5,000 Scholarships available through the Horatio Alger Association of Canada Canadian and National Entrepreneurial Scholarship program. Applicants for both the Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships are required to fill out only ONE application. The Association will use the one application to consider you for all programs for which you are eligible. Deadline: October 25th, 2017. Visit their website for full eligibility criteria:…/about-our-scholarships-progra…

Student Transcript Service

The Ministry of Education has just launched the StudentTranscripts Service (STS), a new online application for students to view their marks, scholarships, and transcripts, and send transcripts electronically to post-secondary institutions and third parties.

The Ministry is opening the ability to send transcripts to post-secondary institutions (PSIs) to all current grades 10, 11, 12, and adult students. These current students may access up to 25 complimentary selections (this represents the number of public PSIs in BC) – please note these 25 complimentary selections are not ongoing after graduation. Past graduates may access additional copies of their transcripts via this service for a fee of $10 per copy.

To access the service, students will go to the Ministry of Education’s transcripts and certificates website at

If you are in Grades 10-12, you should register on the Student Transcript service (STS) website.
You will need to create a Basic BCeID login to register for STS. BCeID is a common login used for B.C. government services. It is easy to do and important to have. To register for STS, you will need your 9-digit Personal Education Number (PEN), an email address, legal first and last name, and date of birth.

After registering for a BCeID, students follow the system prompts and register for STS. Finally, they log in to the StudentTranscripts Service using the BCeID. From a student’s STS Dashboard, they are able to make post-secondary institution selections, view their transcript and assessment results, and send transcripts immediately to post-secondary institutions and other third parties.

PLEASE NOTE THAT the ‘transcript send’ service is intended for grade 12 students.  Grade 10-11 students are discouraged from doing PSI selections unless they are applying for post-secondary studies.