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Let’s Talk Tech – Technology Workshops for Girls in Grades 4-10

Calling all girls between grades 4 – 10! Join us for half-day workshops of tech-focused excitement! We are hosting workshops focused on how 3D printers are changing the way we design solutions. We will connect the engineering design process with the usage of digital tools through multi-disciplinary activities.

Parents are welcomed to a parent information session later in the day. Learn why engineering is an amazing career opportunity for your daughter, and how to encourage her to consider all of her options as she moves forward in her secondary and post-secondary education.

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Location: Microsoft Vancouver, 725 Granville St

Times:

Grades 4 – 7: 9:00am – 12:00pm | Registration 8:45am | Parent Session 11:00am – 12:00pm
Grades 8 – 10: 1:00pm – 4:30pm | Registration 12:45pm | Parent Session 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: Free! Snacks + Supplies included.
Registration: http://engcite.engineering.ubc.ca/events/lets-talk-tech/

Spring Break Tours at SFU

Spring Break Tours

With spring break just around the corner, SFU will be hosting a number of expanded tours to accommodate all of their campus visitors and to provide more information about undergraduate academic opportunities on campus. Spring break tours will begin in late March. Please keep an eye on their tours website for updates and registration.

Explore Aviation Summer Camp

To encourage the next generation of female leaders to soar to new heights, NAV CANADA is announcing a new educational camp for girls, called Explore Aviation Summer Camp. 
Explore Aviation Summer Camp will offer 20 girls entering Grade 10 insider access to learn how aviation works in Canada, and about the people who help keep aircraft flying safely. This one week, all-expenses-paid camp uses hands-on learning to explore exciting career choices in aviation to allow participants to experience the power and potential of a science education and to be empowered to reach for success.
Who can apply: Girls entering Grade 10 in September 2018
Where: NAV CENTRE, Cornwall, ON, with day trips to Montreal and Ottawa
When: July 15-20, 2018
Cost: Paid for by NAV CANADA bursaries
Why: To inspire girls to explore their personal and career potential in aviation
Explore Aviation Summer Camp points the spotlight on careers in aviation where STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is the key to success for tomorrow’s workforce. Science-based careers are predicted to dominate the marketplace, with up to 70 percent of Canada’s top jobs already requiring a STEM education, according to Let’s Talk Science, a Canadian charity dedicated to education and outreach to support youth development.
Participants will be selected from across Canada by a NAV CANADA committee composed of aviation professionals. Applicants must submit an essay of 350 to 500 words explaining why they want to attend Explore Aviation Summer Camp. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader must be included with the application.
The application deadline is March 9, 2018.
If you know a girl who is a good fit for this program, please visit NAV CANADA’s website for more information and to apply at www.navcanada.ca/summercamp.

Free “One Stop” Resource Tool on Post Secondary Schools – BC

FREE “ONE STOP” RESOURCE TOOL ON POST SECONDARY SCHOOLS – BC

This is a free “one stop” resource, that brings to “one site” a zillion sites for exploration, and broadening knowledge of the vast array of careers available to our young people.

This website focuses specifically on post-secondary information and other career-related links that I believe will be an excellent tool for Grade 9-12 High School Career Counsellors, teachers, parents and students.

 Highlights of the site:

  • Universities, colleges, bible colleges and trades schools across Canada and USA;
  • Parent page (if available) links that answer some very important questions for students applying for the very first time
  • Counsellor page links (if available)
  • There are many other tools on the site which I also believe can be incorporated into any career class lesson plans or career workshops that are offered at the high school.

This website can be viewed on any handheld device, computers, chrome books etc and is quite user-friendly.

One Stop High School Career Counsellor

SFU Admission Requirement Changes (Fall 2019 and Fall 2020)

Beginning Fall 2019, SFU is changing its admission requirements for high school students. The university’s current admission model, which calculates an average on only four approved grade 12 courses, has provided an inflexible and incomplete view of our students’ academic high school achievements.

Their goal is to identify high school students who demonstrate the capacity to be successful in their program of choice at SFU. The flexibility of the new admission process allows the institution to uncover potential in students who may not have risen to the surface in the more restrictive four-course evaluation model.

The new admission model will be phased in over two years; detailed information at www.sfu.ca/students/adm-req-2019-2020.html.

The grade 11 and 12 courses required for admission to some programs at SFU will continue to be quite specific, while other programs will have more flexible requirements. SFU’s new admission process values and considers all approved courses completed by a student in grade 11 and 12, and reflects their institution’s interest in encouraging a holistic approach to their students’ academic preparation for their post-secondary career.

The changes below will impact course selection for current high school students.

FALL 2019 Incoming cohort (current grade 11 students)

Grade 11 requirements: no changes. Students must present:

  • English 11
  • Language 11
  • Science 11
  • Math 11 (minimum 60%)

Grade 12 requirements:

  • minimum of 5 approved grade 12 courses, including English 12
  • minimum final blended grade of 70% in English 12
  • two lists of approved grade 12 courses for each program/faculty:
    • List A: includes grade 12 courses required or recommended for the program
    • List B: includes additional approved grade 12 courses
  • admission evaluation is based on all approved grade 12 courses, with greater emphasis on List A courses, and allowances made for students who have completed 6 or more grade 12 courses

FALL 2020 Incoming cohort (current grade 10 students)

Grade 11 requirements: one additional grade 11 course required

  • English 11
  • Language 11
  • Science 11
  • Math 11 (minimum 60%)
  • Social Studies 11*

Grade 12 requirements:  inclusion of grade 11 courses in the evaluation

  • minimum of 5 required grade 12 courses* including English
  • minimum final grade of 70% in English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
  • literacy assessment must be written at the time of admission – further details will be announced when available
  • two lists of approved grade 11 and grade 12 courses for each program/faculty:
    • List A: includes grade 11 and grade 12 courses required or recommended for the program
    • List B: includes additional approved grade 11 and grade 12 courses
  • admission evaluation is based on all approved grade 11 and grade 12 courses, with greater emphasis on List A courses, and allowances made for students who have completed 6 or more grade 12 courses

*Course lists will be adjusted with new courses as the new curriculum is finalized; information to be released by January 2019.

 

Changes are bolded.

Current (Fall 2018) Effective Fall 2019 Effective Fall 2020

Required Grade 11 courses:

·English 11

·Science 11

·Language 11

·Math 11

Required Grade 11 courses:

·English 11

·Science 11

·Language 11

·Math 11

Required Grade 11 courses:

·English 11

·Science 11

·Language 11

·Math 11

·Social Studies 11*

English 12 with a minimum final blended grade of 60% English 12 with a minimum final blended grade of 70% English Studies 12 with a minimum final grade of 70%
Minimum of 4 Grade 12 courses from SFU’s approved course list (including English 12) Minimum of 5 Grade 12 courses from SFU’s approved course list (including English 12) Minimum of 5 Grade 12 courses* from SFU’s approved course list (including English Studies 12)
Admission average based on 4 Grade 12 courses (including English 12) required by program  Admission evaluation based on all Grade 12 courses taken from SFU’s approved course list.  Admission evaluation based on all Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses taken from SFU’s approved course list.

*Course lists will be adjusted with new courses as the new curriculum is finalized; information to be released by January 2019.

Reminder: RE/MAX Quest for Excellence Bursary due on March 12, 2018

RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest for Excellence bursary program closes March 12, 2018!
This year they are once again offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students.
This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at www.remax.ca.

B.C. girls and women get a step up in the navy and coast guard

Achieve Anything Foundation offers chance to learn about high-tech careers

January 27 – Day sail on the Navy warship HMCS Ottawa – departing from Vancouver, BC Jan 27

February 3 – Canadian Coast Guard / Fisheries & Oceans Canada – SAR & Science at Sea to be held at the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney BC

March 31 – Search & Rescue with Canadian Coast Guard – Hovercraft Base, Richmond BC

Find out more information in the linked article.  You will also find the sign-up link in the article.

B.C. girls and women get a step up in the navy and coast guard

2017 Faraday Science Show – Physics of Winter

2017 Faraday Show – Physics in Movies (& Reality!)
14th Annual Faraday Science Show

Time/Date: 2:00-3:30pm on Sunday, December 10, 2017

Location: UBC Hebb Theatre (2045 East Mall) . The North Parkade is the closest parking lot to the Hebb Theatre.

The show is free of charge and open to the public – everybody is invited!
But bring non-perishable food items to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

The Faraday Show is UBC’s annual science lecture, designed for children, presented by UBC Physics & Astronomy. This year the show will be about the wonderful season of winter! We’ll use fun experiments and demonstrations to answer questions like: Why do the seasons change? How do clouds, snow, and icicles form? How can we see heat and keep it in? And, what is the science behind the warmest winter jacket, or your favourite winter sports?

This show is for children of ALL AGES, and adults who are young at heart!

No RSVP required, though we recommend arriving 15-20 minutes earlier to get good seats.

For more information, visit the Faraday Show website (https://ubc.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=67ec2171f242bca2e9ca8e0ad&id=8b0931aa7a&e=c24db6d4ac) or contact the outreach program at: outreach@phas.ubc.ca  / 604-822-0596.