UBC Engineering Physics Tour January 28th.

UBC’s Engineering Physics program is one of the top engineering programs in Canada.  With an unbeatable combination of scientific understanding, engineering expertise, and practical skills, our graduates play leading roles in the most interesting and exciting research and industry, in Canada and around the world:
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Biotechnology
  • Clean energy
  • UAVs, drones, aerospace
  • Quantum computing

Come join us for talks, tours, and free food to see if the challenging Engineering Physics program is right for you.

When: Sunday, January 28th, 2018.
Doors: 10:30 am
Tours: 11:00 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm
Keynote presentation (1 hour): 1:00 pm
Tours: 2:30 pm
End: 4:00 pm
For more details, please visit the event page.
Remember: register to attend, space is limited! >> https://survey.ubc.ca/s/EngPhys_tour_Jan_2018/

Not interested, but know someone who is?  Please forward this to them!


UBC Applied Science Fall Outreach Events

Geering Up Clubs – for all students
Geering Up clubs are a mix of science and engineering through hands-on projects, demos, design challenges, lab tours! All clubs are taught by experienced university students with a passion for their field of study.

Applied Science Open House – for all students
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.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sanofi Biogenius Canada 2018

For over two decades, the Sanofi Biogenius Canada (SBC) program has nurtured young minds and fostered great talent for the future by challenging high school students to carry out groundbreaking research projects in the field of biotechnology. Detailed information about the competition can be found at www.biogenius.ca

Students: This is your chance to work under the guidance of an expert scientific mentor and gain access to a real-world laboratory environment. Not only will you learn how to structure, conduct and report on your experiment, but you’ll also learn how to share your discovery with others and communicate high-level scientific concepts to a wide audience.

Ready to apply? Submit your application now! You DO NOT NEED a mentor to submit your application: http://biogenius.ca/apply/

I hope you will get involved! I have included two regionally specific promotional posters for your interest. More detailed information and promotional posters can be downloaded from our website: www.biogenius.ca. For more information about SBC’s key managing partner, Partners In Research, visit www.pirweb.org.

Archimedes Talks – Speaker Series at the University of British Columbia

Archimedes Talks is a speaker series aimed at talented high school students in Vancouver interested in mathematics and engineering. Our goal is to provide promising students with opportunities to explore different aspects of math and applied science in an engaging environment.

Once a month during the semester, students come to the University of British Columbia’s main Vancouver campus. Every session includes two expert speakers, a tour of an interesting location on campus, and lunch.

Students are nominated to participate by their teachers. Interested students and teachers should visit the “apply” section for more information.

Archimedes lived in ancient Greece. He made many important discoveries in mathematics and physics, and was also a gifted inventor and engineer.


Geneskool Summer Science Program for Teens


Genome BC Geneskool Summer Science Program for Teens: This week long high school summer program offers a unique opportunity for BC teens to learn the molecular biology techniques that scientists use every day. Through hands-on experiments and exciting guest speakers, this summer, you or your teen can explore aspects of biotechnology, genomics, inheritance, virology, forensics and microbiology to solve a murder mystery!

Volunteer Opportunity @ UBC Physics Summer Camp

About the Phenomenal Physics Summer Camp:

The Phenomenal Physics Summer Camp is an annual summer camp program run by UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy. Camp participants engage in fun scientific activities designed to encourage thinking and experimenting. In the past, they have experimented with electricity, designed hovercrafts, constructed Martian habitats, conducted chemistry experiments and played with tornado tubes and musical instruments. Our goal is to stimulate the minds of these young scientists, and inspire them to explore science further in the future.


2017 Clean Tech Competition

Registration is now open for the 2017 Clean Tech Competition, a global research and design challenge for 15-18 year old students. This year’s challenge is to “Create a Greener Future”. Nine different countries have already registered teams but we want Canada involved! You can help!

This educational opportunity challenges students to develop innovative, clean technology solutions to real-world issues. Solutions may take on aspects of buildings, materials, and efficiency, indoor environmental quality and “sick buildings”, among other available topics. Student participants will gain experience with focused research, critical thinking, and the scientific process – making it a great project based learning opportunity.

There is no entry fee, and students can participate through school, extracurricular programs or, on their own. Total prizes awarded will be over $30,000 and the Finalist Event will be held on at Stony Brook University, New York!

There is no limit to the number of Teams per organization – so spread the word! Each stage of the competition is designed to be a rewarding process, and more student participation means inspiring more young scientists to help build a better future for our planet. We want students from Lord Byng Secondary School in this year’s competition this year and for years to come.

Learn more and register at:


ATLAS Masterclass @ TRIUMF

Discover the world of High Energy Particle Physics by analyzing real data from the ATLAS Experiment

Explore a nearby university or research centre
Learn about research topics and methods that are fundamental to particle physics
Analyze measurements on real data from the ATLAS particle physics experiment at CERN
Network with other high school students and researchers in a video conference to discuss results

Spacing is limited, so apply early – there are 25 spaces available at TRIUMF and SFU. Upon applying, students will be notified if they are registered or on the waiting list.


UBC Engineering Physics Information Event – Sun Jan 29th, 2017

Please join us for a day of information about the UBC Engineering Physics Program, talking one-on-one with current students and alumni, viewing ongoing projects, and Lab Tours of our facilities, including:

Boreal Genomics cancer detection startup

UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute and AMPEL research facility

UBC Engineering Design Centre and Student Competition Teams