Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District

 Check out the new Career Center Website for course informationi, assignments, resources and work opportunities; http://hsscareercenter.weebly.com


​UBC "Greeting Up" Summer Employment Hello,
I am one of the Volunteer Coordinators for Geering Up, which is a non-profit organization that is run by the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC. Geering Up has the mandate of promoting science, engineering and technology to youth across British Columbia.
I am connecting with you because Geering Up has some great summer opportunities that I think your students will be interested in.
Students currently in grades 10-12 can apply to volunteer as a Junior Instructor with us this summer. Volunteers help instructors deliver week-long science and engineering camps to kids on the UBC campus. This position is an excellent opportunity for your students to gain volunteering experience, develop their leadership, communication and organizational skills, and give back to their community.
During camps, experienced undergraduate UBC students run a dynamic mix of hands-on activities, demonstrations, tours, mentors, and design challenges. You can find more information on our website.​​​​
Geering Up has an exciting High School summer program for students in grades 7-12. Students will explore cutting-edge innovations and concepts in the STEM field through hands-on projects, discussions and lectures. They will learn from top UBC graduate and undergraduate students both in laboratory, classroom and real world settings. High school students in grades 10-12 have the option of participating in our overnight program, where they will live in first-year residence at UBC. It is an excellent way to experience what it is like to live and learn at University. More information can be found on our website.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
Zoe Bethune & Trevor Wou
Volunteer Coordinators
Geering Up UBC Engineering & Science for Kids
604.822.2858 | www.geeringup.ca
Room 417 - 2356 Main Mall, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z4
UBC PHYSICS SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYUBC Physics Camp Bursary Volunteer Application 2017.pdf
​Seymour Golf Spring Break Camps
UBC Engineering Upcoming Events UBC Engineering Upcoming Events Poster.pdf

​BC Children's Hospital Open House


BC Children's Hospital invites teachers to nominate promising future scientists and researchers to attend the 2017 Research Open House.

The Research Open House is a free interactive morning event that offers students in grades 10-12 an opportunity to visit research labs, participate in research activities and interact with BC Children's Hospital researchers.

The event is scheduled for Monday, March 6, 8:45am to 12:30pm at BC Children's Hospital (950 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver). Students will attend 2 short presentations focused on mental health and injury research. After they will be separated into smaller groups to visit 3 different research facilities onsite. Additional details will be announced closer to the date.

Students must be nominated by a teacher to attend this events, students cannot register themselves. Each school can nominate a maximum of 5 students to attend. Teacher are invited but not required to attend.

As this event is very popular and space is limited to 150 students, we encourage you to submit the online nomination form shortly after registration opens on Tuesday, February 14 at 10:00am.

Please note the Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital is a working health care research facility. While onsite students will be encouraged to participate in supervised research activities so should be comfortable around a variety of samples and specimens found in a clinical laboratory environment.

More information and nominations forms >


Now Streaming Online

Mini Med School 2016: Genetic Counselling. The 6-part series provides an overview of genetic counselling while exploring the latest in biomedical research, clinical applications and the social/ ethical implications related to the field. Watch Online.

Ex Minima Fiat Maxima. Presented by Dr. Cindy Verchere, Pediatric Plastic Surgeon; Director, Burn Unit, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor & Head, UBC Department of Surgery - Division of Plastic Sugery. Watch Online

Video records of past education events may be useful for classes, or of interest to students who are unable to attend our education events.

Research Education Office: www.bcchr.ca
604 875-2000 x5397 | reseduc@bcchr.ca
Environment Canada Student Forensic Course Volunteer Agreement​For grade 10-12 Science focused students.

5 day High School Student Spring Break Environmental Forensics Course with Environment Canada
Lectures on Environmental Forensics 
Preparation for Field Exercise and Field exercise out doors 
Preparation of Prosecution Brief    
Presentation of Evidence and Mock Trial

See attached application for more info. 2017-01-05 Student ForensicCourseVolunteer Agreement 2017.pdf
Environment Canada offers this to a maximum of  14  students every year at Spring Break. It's an incredible experience. 

Any students interested  please have them see me or Mrs. Johnson right away.
Peggy Louise   
Work Experience Facilitator
Handsworth Secondary School

Never predict what a child will be.....or not be.
​UBC Upcoming Events2016 12 Upcoming Events Poster.pdf
​Rotary Club Student Exchange InformationPoster - Rotary District 5040 - Youth Exchange 2017.pdf
​UBC Engineering Events 2016 UBC Engineering Events.pdf
​2016 Gairdner National Program

Please note that registration will open on Wednesday, September 14  the Gairdner high school event. To register please go to- http://www.cmmt.ubc.ca/sform/index.htm on September 14, 2016


This event is FREE, however, space is limited. Please ensure that you have all the final names and information of the students when registering. Only complete submissions will be processed.


The Gairdner National Program [http://www.gairdner.org/], established over 15 years ago, takes place in 16-18 academic centres across the country, is unique in the world of awards. Gairdner awardees travel across the country, from St. John's to Vancouver, to present their work and meet with students.


Please feel free to forward this information to your colleagues that might be interested as this will be a wonderful opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of science.  This event is always well received by the students and teachers. See some of the comments below.


 Student comments:

1.        It has shown me that there are many different ways of achieving my career goals

2.        It has made me aware of the different fields in health science, besides medical school

3.       It made me want to go into research even more

4.       Enjoyed the advice on pursuing a career

5.       I feel more confident in my choice of courses

6.       Inspirational, Motivational and an introduction to different fields

7.       I learnt a lot about what happens after high school and it made me give a lot of thought about my future.

8.       I learned about the daily life of researchers in a lab/ learnt about work in a lab

9.       The lecture made me question what I’d really love to do

10.   Opened up some options that I never thought about before

11.   The wide variety of options that I learned will give me more to choose from

12.   I gained knowledge about various forms of health science that will impact my choice in what to study

13.   It made biology look more appealing and interesting

14.   Listening to the speakers gave me more insights into their career paths and visiting the person working with biology/ computers gave me the idea to take broader classes

15.   It gives me an exposure to what I want to go into

16.   I was hesitant in studying Science as it is so broad; years of specialization are required. However, the lecturers inspired me to pursue this specialization.

17.   The presenters motivated me towards learning science even further

18.   These lectures will impact what classes I take in the future

19.   The lectures were very encouraging and inspiring

20.   The lectures sprouted multiple ideas of learning strategies and research

21.   I have a better understanding about the goals I would like to achieve

22.   I realized that jobs in the labs are not that horrible after all. And that there is more interaction than I thought


Seetha Kumaran

Research Manager, Hayden Lab

Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) - Researching Life to Change Lives


CMMT, The University of British Columbia | Child & Family Research Institute

3024-950 West 28th Ave | Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 4H4

phone: 604 875 3823 | fax: 604 875 3819

skumaran@cmmt.ubc.ca| www.cmmt.ubc.ca

http://twitter.com/cmmt_UBC | www.facebook.com/CMMT.UBC.CA | http://vimeo.com/cmmt


​Summer Jobs & opportunities can be found on the Career Center bulletin board across from the vending machines near the cafeteria, OR at www.HSScareerCenter.weebly.com OR see Ms. Louise in the Career Center in Room 216.
CBC Broadcast Centre Junior School
Special opportunity for Metro Vancouver students in grades 10, 11, and 12!
Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are invited to attend in-person at CBC Vancouver's Broadcast Centre on January 23rd. Registration is limited!

JuniorJSchool_8.5x11_EVite_BC.jpg (Please note:There is no contact info on the flyer. Students should send an email to rsvp.vancouver@cbc.ca )  Please note that registration is on a first come first serve basis and subject to availability.

Junior J-School 2016 Minor Participant Release.pdf  Additional Information

​RCMP Youth Academy

RCMP Youth Academy - Apply by December 4, 2015

The RCMP Youth Academy gives students a unique opportunity to experience police training and simulated police work. It's an eight-day program for 50 Grade 11 and 12 students who aspire to a career in policing. To learn more about a career in policing:


The 2016 RCMP Youth Academy will be held:

*Thursday, March 24 to Friday, April 1, 2016 inclusive*. (The Academy is scheduled before, during, and after the Easter Statutory Holiday.) [*Please note change in date.*]


Application & Information Package

The 2016 RCMP Youth Academy Application and Information Package is posted here. Completed applications are due to the student's Work Experience Facilitator or School Counsellor on or before Friday, December 4, 2015.

​Mental Health Resource List for ParentsResource list for parents June 2 2015.pdf
Trades Training​Learn more about trades training in BC at TradesTrainingBC.ca.
Become a Senate Page Each year, fifteen university students from across Canada are selected to participate in the Senate Page Program. The Senate pages are responsible for a wide variety of activities associated with the legislative process. Moreover, they are given a direct opportunity to further their knowledge of parliamentary procedure by exposure to the rich tradition of Canada's parliamentary system and the Senate of Canada.

Senate pages are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. They are hired on a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Pages also have the opportunity of remaining for a third year, if chosen as Chief Page or Deputy Chief Page.

The Senate Page Program provides a diverse and talented group of students the unique opportunity to enhance their understanding of the Senate of Canada. Under the direction of the Usher of the Black Rod, these leaders of tomorrow are given a remarkable opportunity to be the leaders of today.