Guides from all four units got together for a fantastic evening on January 8th. It's magical to see the Aquarium after hours, when the visitors have gone home and many animal inhabitants become more active. Of course, all those late-night activities mean that the girls can be a bit sleepier than usual on Saturday morning - but it's worth it!
West Point Grey has plenty of opportunities for older girls - our Pathfinder and Ranger units are large and busy having fun. Whether it's exploring diverse interests and skills at weekly meetings, developing 'delicious' recipes on campstoves, or rafting down a river, there is something for everyone.
Some Rangers want to develop their leadership skills and work with younger girls. We have Ranger girl assistants in every Spark and Brownie unit, as well as in 2 of our 4 Guide units. Several Guides also help with Sparks, so there's a strong service ethic developing in our community.
The units got off to an exciting start in September - check out a small sample of the good times, with much more coming up!
Medieval-themed ceremony at laser tag enrolment
UBC's Engineering Department is offering a wide variety of open houses, tours, workshops, and camps. If your daughter - or niece or granddaughter - likes to figure out how things work and create new stuff, put these dates on your calendar! Brothers (and other boys) are welcome too.
FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
APEGBC Science Games – for elementary school students Saturday, March 5, 2016
Teams of students from Grade 1 – 6 can explore the principles and theories of science first hand at the APEGBC Science Games - Register here
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
UBC Engineering Physics Info Event – for all high school students
Sunday January 24th, 2016
UBC: 10:30-3:30pm (doors open at 10am) - This event is FREE of charge.
Lab tours, student discussion, and light refreshments
Registration at: www.engphys.ubc.ca or www.projectlab.engphys.ubc.ca/eventsandtalk/engphysinfoevent-2016jan/
UBC Engineering Physics is inviting talented and motivated high school students and their parents to a free orientation event where they can visit our research and teaching facilities, meet students and faculty, and discover the unique breadth and opportunities provided by our program.
Engineering Explorations 10 – for Grade 10 Girls
Saturday, March 5, 2016
UBC: Fred Kaiser Building Room 2020/2030
Cost: Free! Lunch included.
Registration: Register here. Registration closes February 29 or when the event is full.
Grade 10 girls - join us for an exciting day of exploration. Find out more about this expanding field. Get creative and participate in fun engineering activities. Tour engineering labs, connect with like-minded students, and talk to current engineering students and professors who will share their stories and experiences.
UBC Engineering Lab Tours - for all high school students
A one-hour session through engineering labs and student team spaces at UBC, followed by an optional 30-minute question and answer session with an advisor.
· Friday, February 19 - 3 - 4:30pm (Langley, Surrey, Delta, Richmond, New Westminster, Burnaby and Coquitlam District Pro-D Day)
· Friday, March 18 - 3 - 4:30pm (Spring Break)
· Friday, April 15 - 3 - 4:30pm (Delta, Coquitlam and Langley Pro-D Day)
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive the tour details, location and other info from us within a day or two of receiving your RSVP.
UBC Mechanical Engineering Department Tours
This two-hour session will allow you to look inside two MECH labs at UBC. For those interested, there will be a half-hour long advising session held after the tour where participants can ask questions about the mechanical engineering department, curriculum, programs, enrollment, and more.
· Tuesday, February 9
· Monday, April 18
· Friday, May 20
RSVP at email@example.com. You will receive the tour details, location and other info from us within a day or two of receiving your RSVP.
Geering Up After-School Clubs – for all high school students
January to April: Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for hands on engineering and science every Wednesday. Dissect a squid, build a rocket, or program your own video game. Projects are decided by the group, so bring your biggest ideas and come on down! www.engineering.ubc.ca/student-events
Geering Up Summer Camps – for all high school students
July & August
Week-long summer camps offering a dynamic mix of Science, Technology and Engineering. Hands-on projects, demonstrations, tours, mentors, design challenges, and labs, with one hour each day participating in active outside games.
APEGBC EG-FestSaturday, March 19, 2016
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
See how the many facets of engineering and geoscience affect our everyday lives. Explore interactive exhibits and displays in celebration of National Engineering and Geoscience Month.
UBC Engineering is committed to increasing diversity within our student body to better reflect the diverse society engineers serve. We hope to encourage all students, both girls and boys, to explore the rewarding options available in engineering.
We're excited to get outside, have fun, make friends, and try new things!