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06/05/2018 - 13:48

Genome BC is hiring for their summer program, Geneskool!

Description of role:

The Genome BC Geneskool Summer Science Program for Teens runs 20-24 Aug, 2018 at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Throughout the week, participants aged 14-18 utilize real-world scientific techniques to solve a crime. Reporting to the Summer Program Director, the successful candidate will be a lead facilitator of workshops during camp and support the Summer Program Director in other duties (more details below). This position is best suited to someone with a strong background in genetics and a demonstrated passion for youth education. Previous experience with the Genome BC Geneskool program is preferred.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Evelyn Sun at esun@genomebc.ca

Duties and responsibilities as Summer Program Assistant:

● Lead facilitation of Genome BC Geneskool Summer Program workshops on: DNA

structure & function, pedigrees, blood spatter analysis, fingerprinting, karyotyping,

genetic testing, karyotyping and bioethics.

● Assist the Summer Program Director with training and supervision of volunteers.

● Delegate facilitation responsibilities and other tasks to volunteers, as appropriate.

● Assist the Summer Program Director with development and delivery of camp

activities, ensuring that there is a compelling narrative for participants. Strike a

balance between rich learning outcomes and entertainment value.

● Assist in preparing materials and supplies needed for the program.

● Assist the Summer Program Director in recruitment, training and supervision of

volunteer instructors.

● Work with the Summer Program Director to create a written report evaluating the

10/08/2017 - 19:34

Register for Let's Talk Neuroscience HERE!

05/15/2017 - 18:57

StemCellTalk is a a nation-wide annual symposium aimed at bridging dialogue between academics and high school students about the science and ethics of stem cell research. The event is sponsored by Let's Talk Science, the Stem Cell Network, and other biotechnology partners. This year the focus of the event is Stem Cell and Multiple Sclerosis. We are looking for enthusiastic breakout leader volunteers to guide student debates during the science and ethnic vignette sessions. Our website is here.

When: Orientation 5:30-7:30PM, Tuesday June 6th; Event 8:00AM-5:00PM, Friday June 9th.

Where: Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, UBC

Who: High school students

What you need to do: As a breakout leader, you will guide student debates during the scientific and ethnic vignettes with educational points prepared for you through a 2-hour mandatory training session on Tuesday evening, June 6th. We expect you to be with us throughout the day of the event.

Interested volunteers please sign up for breakout leaders and click sign up FORM. For any questions please contact Fangwu at fwwang@bccrc.ca

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04/28/2017 - 14:07

Two Awesome May Events Happening on Campus! Volunteer Now!

The Let's Talk Science Challenge!

Every year, Let's Talk Science invites over 200 Grade 6-8 students to our campus to engage in some competitive science! This year we are bringing back our jeopardy styled gameshow and amazing engineering challenges.

When: Fri May 12th, 2017 from 9:00-2:00pm

Where: Forest Science Centre at UBC

Interested volunteers should contact Evelyn at community@ubclts.com or sign up here!

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Science Rendezvous

Join us at the Old Barn Community Centre to run science-filled booths and put on demonstrations that will put students at awe!

When: Sat May 13th, 2017 from 10-2pm

Where: Old Barn Community Centre at UBC

Interested volunteers should contact Evelyn at community@ubclts.com or sign up here!


 

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04/18/2017 - 14:15

Let's Talk Science -  University Hill Elementary Earth Day BBQ!

What: Volunteer with Let's Talk Science for University Hill Elementary's Annual uHill Elementary Earth Day BBQ! The Earth Day BBQ is an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the environment.

Aim: To provide inspiring role models and inspire younger generations to pursue STEM in their post-secondary education.

Volunteer Role:
We are looking for 4-6 volunteers to run some prearranged fun, crowd pleasing activities for students and their families. Materials and training will be provided and volunteers will be provided with delicious barbecue!

When: THIS Thursday 20th April 4.30pm to 7pm

Who:
Grad students, undergrad students and postdocs. You are welcome to sign up alone or with friends!

Where:
UHill Elementary School (5395 Chancellor Blvd, UBC Campus)

Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUWoWQ1LAElv306HsjXpKPiQq-KrY2Ui15QvoSP4lWKjfkyQ/viewform

 

02/24/2017 - 15:20

New for 2017!!

Classroom visits for Brain Awareness Week. Email ubcbaw.gmail.com if interested. For more information see here.

 

12/05/2016 - 17:57

Volunteers: Come to our Volunteer Appreciation Night

When: Wed, Dec 7th 7:30 PM

Where: Coppertank Bar and Grill 
What: Trivia Night for our beloved volunteers!
 

 

10/13/2016 - 17:05

NEW!! Office Hours at BC Cancer Research Centre -  675 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3

  • Tuesday 9-10 am: Eva - SMaRT Coordinator

Find Eva in the Rix Family Discovery Centre on the main floor. Look out for the Let's Talk Science sign. If you want to pick up equiment we may be able to get it to BC Cancer if you tell us what you want a week in advance by email at supplies@ubclts.com. 
 
**There will be no longer be office hours on Point Grey Campus on Tuesdays.**

 
 

09/17/2016 - 14:09

Office hours for this term - 19th Sept - 9th December 2016

  • Monday 3-4 pm: Evelyn - Community Events Coordinator
  • Tuesday 9-10 am: Eva - SMaRT Coordinator
  • Wednesday 2-3 pm: Gillian - Volunteer Coordinator
  • Thursday 12-1 pm: Claire - Teacher Partnership Coordinator
  • Friday 12-1 am: Deborah - Mentorship Coordinator
09/13/2016 - 14:22

 Come to Let’s Talk Science Information Sessions (with free pizza)

Volunteer for one of our many programs to improve youth literacy of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields with the largest science communication organization in Canada, all while building your skills and having a blast!

Anyone can volunteer, grad students, postdocs, undergrads and even faculty!

**See how you can make an impact at one of our information sessions:**

  • Thursday, Sept. 15th 12-1 PM at BC Cancer Research Centre
  • Friday, Sept. 16th from 12-1 PM PHRM 1101
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21st from 6-7 PM in CHEM D200 

RSVP at: lts@ubclts.com or just show up!

Details here: www.ubclts.com/InfoSession2016.pdf