Tuesday, 12 December 2017

York University Biophysics Contest

The York University Biophysics Contest is a competition for Ontario high school students to create a presentation on a topic in the field of biophysics. The contest aims to investigate a rapidly growing frontier of science, and to promote skills in the communication of science. The goal is to demonstrate the interdisciplinary threads that connect together the physical and life sciences, which can seem and feel like disparate areas of science in high school and university! Students present a 12 minute presentation on a wide variety of topics. Top prize is $1000!!!

For more informaion, click here.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Shad Valley - Summer 2018

SHAD is a lifelong experience and begins with our month-long summer program, which will show you what you can achieve if you think big and pursue your extraordinary potential.

Each year, top-performing Grades 10, 11 and 12 students (Secondaire IV, V, or CEGEP 1 in Quebec) or the international equivalent, compete for a place in the month-long program, which is focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) disciplines. Approximately 900 students are accepted annually to participate and live in-residence on one of our host university campuses across Canada during the July program.

“SHAD is a time in your life when anything you think of can become a reality. I really believe if you go through high school without SHAD, you’re not getting the complete experience. It’s that essential. You have to go!” - Bruce Gao, SHAD '12

SHAD provides the unique opportunity to explore a university campus while still in high school, and experience higher learning in a supportive yet challenging environment. Included are lectures, seminars and workshops, presentations by industry leaders, working in teams to simulate a ‘startup’ project, and recreational activities. Meanwhile, parents can rest assured that SHAD works intensively with our university campus partners to ensure student safety, well-being, and access to needed services.

The SHAD Entrepreneurship Challenge is part of the program: teams of participants will collaborate, innovate and create a product or service by applying scientific principles, engineering a prototype, and developing business and marketing plans. A winning team is selected at each campus to polish off their projects for the SHAD - John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup held each fall. Take a look at last year's SHAD Cup in Pictures.

SHAD participants are also eligible for a volunteer summer internship for the month of August, immediately following the July in-residence university program.

The Application is extensive, and is due November 20, 2017. For more info, visit https://www.shad.ca/Apply.htm.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

TEDxYouth@Toronto November 12, 2017

TEDxYouth@Toronto is held annually in conjunction with Universal Children’s Day. The event follows the TED format, featuring a line-up of innovative and inspiring speakers and performers. The seventh edition of TEDxYouth@Toronto will be hosted for second year at the beautiful, historic old Masonic Temple in the heart of Toronto.

The event also features carefully chosen TED videos and interactive activities to fully engage the GTA’s brightest youth. The day incorporates networking sessions during and after the event to encourage participants, organizers, and presenters explore, share, and grow “ideas worth spreading.” The live audience will be made up of high school students from all over the city. All on-stage content will also be also be streamed live for audiences both local and global.

Follow TEDxYouth@Toronto at @TEDxYouthTO or at facebook.com/tedxyouthto for exciting updates throughout the year!

Also visit: https://www.tedxyouthtoronto.ca/

Go Eng Girl @ McMaster University Saturday October 21, 2017

Explore the exciting field on engineering through this special event for girls in grades 7 to 10! You will have the opportunity to:
    • Learn about Engineering @ McMaster University
    • Meet women currently studying engineering
    • Learn about some of the amazing things women engineers are doing
    • Participate in cool-hands on activities
    • Hear special guest speakers
To register, visit http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/engalumni/women_in_eng/go_eng_girl.html

John Willmott Architect 2017 Student Design Competition

The John Willmott Architect 2017 Student Design Competition allows high school students interested in the design field to participate in a university level design challenge. The competition gives students valuable experience, assists them in building their portfolio and provides the opportunity to win some great prizes.
There will be an information night on Thursday, September 28th. To secure a spot in the competition, students are encouraged to preregister by emailing studio@jwarchitect.com. Information for the competition is also available on our website www.jwarchitect.com. If you have any questions please direct them to studio@jwarchitect.com.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

National Youth Ambassador 150 Opportunities

Global Vision is pleased to launch the National Youth Ambassador Caucus: Canada 150 this June 2-6th, 2017 at the University of Ottawa/Parliament Hill. We are looking to engage youth leaders ages 16-25 to represent their region as Ambassadors and join with their peers from Coast to Coast to Coast. At the Caucus, the delegates will take on the challenges of Climate Change, Poverty Reduction, Governance and building a stronger economy. They will be joined by business, government and community leaders to open up the dialogue and seek innovative solutions to these challenges as we celebrate Canada’s 150th. Take a look at last year’s video of the NYAC http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/on-the-bright-side/episodes/48381357/2016.
Interested youth are welcome to apply by making a video outlining why they would like to have this opportunity and all details are available on our website http://www.globalvision.ca/nyac17/. The deadline for applications is May 1 2017.
Global Vision is also accepting applications for this summer’s Junior Team Canada Trade Mission to China. Thirty Five youth Ambassadors will be chosen to represent their region, as well as Canadian companies and educational institutions to further strengthen Canada’s trade ties with China. For details and how to apply for the trade mission, please refer to our linkhttp://www.globalvision.ca/jtc/. The trade mission to China will be held July 28th to August 15th. The deadline for applications is May 12, 2017.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

TORCH Operations Research Contest

The TORCH challenge will be held by University of Toronto Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Students. TORCH is a one-day contest where teams of three to four high school students solve problems related to operations research. You can join as a team with up to 3 other friends or sign up as an individual and meet other High School Students from around the city who passionate about Operations Research! For more information please see the attached document. 

Date: Saturday, March 18th
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street
Entry: Free

If you have any questions please feel free to contact info@orchallenge.com or visit their website http://orchallenge.org/

Engineers without Borders -- Social Change and Youth Leadership Conference

The Social Change and Youth Leadership Conference (SCYLC) hosted by the University of Toronto Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. This conference provides an opportunity for ambitious high school students to get involved and learn more about global development problems as well as being able to experience 2 days of university life!

The event will take place at the University of Toronto, St. George campus from May 27 to 28 (we will be providing accommodation and food for students).

This year, the theme of the conference is Technology Raceway. On Saturday, students will hear from guest speakers on risk and resource management in a global context. After a day of listening to our amazing speakers, they will stay overnight in one of the university’s residences and participate in meaningful discussions and fun activities. On Sunday, the students will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in a design challenge. Students will be divided into teams and given three hours to tackle a real-world development issue and the winning team will receive a prize.

The registration cost is $89 CAD which includes residence, all meals, conference materials, a t-shirt and other conference takeaways. Students may earn free admissions through referrals!

For more information, e-mail  info.scylc@gmail.com.

Global Engineering Conference

The sixth annual Global Engineering Conference is to be held on Saturday March 11th, 2017 at the McMaster Innovations Park.

The Global Engineering Conference 2017 features: Engineering a Healthier World. Since engineering is an interdisciplinary field that has a vital impact on several fields including healthcare, our conference will be themed around a central question:
How is engineering facilitating innovation within the healthcare field?
Through this interdisciplinary event, we hope to encourage our delegates to collaborate and reflect on how engineering can address the dynamic and growing healthcare needs that our society faces. It is critical that engineers and healthcare professionals work together to provide innovative solutions for current and long term medical needs. Our conference will provide the avenue to do just that.

The McMaster University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders is arranging this conference to provide a wide range of workshops, presentations and a panelist discussion to explore issues and developments with engineering and healthcare fields.

For additional information, please visit our website at: www.gecmcmaster.com.

You can also check out our Facebook event page where we will be constantly posting updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843725869236541/.

Tickets are now available through eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gec-2017-engineering-a-healthier-world-tickets-32020876303.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at: mailto:macgec2017@gmail.com.

In closing, we would be sincerely honoured if you will accept our invitation to attend the 2017 Global Engineering Conference.

McMaster Engineering/Programming Events for Girls

There are Two Free Outreach Events for High School Girls being held at McMaster University in May and June this year.

For more information on Outreach for Girls Conference for girls in Grade 9 to 12 – Thursday, June 1, 2017 visit our web site:  http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/engalumni/women_in_eng/OutreachForGirls.html

Eng Overnight: for Grade 11 Girls – Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13, 2017 visit our web site: http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/engalumni/women_in_eng/EngOvernightGirls.html

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Waterloo Unlimited - Grade 10

Grade 10 Program | Theme of “Change”
We live in the midst of change: technological change, social change, political change, environmental change. In modern times humankind has experienced an unprecedented rapidity of change. How do we adapt, or not adapt... and what are the consequences? Students will consider the perspectives of scientists, engineers, writers, and philosophers, as they examine the dynamics of “Change”.

May 14 - 18, 2017 | 5-day program
Program fee: $550 (includes meals; HST)
Supervised residence accommodation fee: $180

Our ideal candidates are:

  • well-rounded academic achievers: literate, articulate, numerate, and collaborative
  • engaged with and contribute positively to family, community, and public good; and
  • curious about an array of subjects, creative, positive, responsible, and enthusiastic self-starters!

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Women in Engineering Excellence Day

McMaster University will be hosting Women in Engineering Excellence Day on Friday, February 3, 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for Grade 11 and 12 female students hoping to pursue a career in STEM. Students will have the opportunity to shadow current female students to their engineering classes, engage in a keynote panel discussion over lunch, and experience a selection of technical workshops, all while building connections with female student mentors and Faculty members. More information about the day can be found here.