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UBC Youth Programs

Have you participated in CEDAR for several years and are now ready to try something new? UBC has a number of other programs targeted towards Aboriginal youth between the ages of 12-18 that provide a great opportunity for continued learning well into high school. These programs get the CEDAR seal of approval for being both fun and educational and for giving participants a great insider’s view into campus life at UBC!
Check out these programs below:

NATIVE YOUTH PROGRAM

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What?
A paid collaborative work-study program offered through the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) in partnership with the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL). It provides students with an opportunity to learn about Northwest Coast cultures from their own experiences. They will also learn about the resources at the FNHL and MOA and develop skills in public presentations. Participants will share this knowledge with museum visitors through guided tours.

Where?
Students will work out of the Museum of Anthropology, located at 6393 Northwest Marine Drive, on UBC campus.

Who?
Aboriginal high school students between the ages of 15-18 with an interest in First Nations heritage.

When?
For seven weeks every summer, between July 9 and August 24 (2012). The position requires a commitment of 35 hours/week, between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

How can I find out more about this program?
See the official Native Youth Program website here.


SUMMER SCIENCE

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What?
A one-week summer camp, run by the Institute for Aboriginal Health in partnership with the First Nations House of Learning, which promotes interest in the field of health and human service programs through first-hand experience at UBC.

Where?

Participants will visit various departments around UBC, which could include Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Midwifery, or Nursing.

Who?
Students who have completed grades 8-11 and are of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis Ancestry.

When?
Each year the program takes place in 2 one-week sessions. The first week of programming is for youth in grades 10-12 and the second week is for youth in grades 8-9. Students stay on campus at UBC during their program week. In 2012, the Summer Science dates are as follows:

Session 1: Sunday, July 1 to Saturday, July 7, 2012,
Session 2: Sunday, July 8 to Saturday, July 14, 2012.

How can I find out more about this program?
Check out the official Summer Science website here.

 

GEERing UP!
What?

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An Engineering & Science camp for kids that offers week-long summer day camp programs. These programs include a mix of science, engineering and technology demonstrations, hands-on projects, design competitions and labs. GEERing Up! is a student-run, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting science and engineering to youth through fun, innovative and hands-on experiments and projects. Although the camp is not free, Aboriginal campers are eligible for a discounted rate of only $5 per week for one week of the summer and additional bursaries are available for the other weeks.

Where?
GEERing Up! operates in several locations over the summer, including UBC-Vancouver and UBC-Okanagan, as well as in Prince George and for the K’ómoks First Nations.

Who?
The camp is open to all children and youth in the Lower Mainland. Programs are available for children who have completed Grade 1 all the way up to youth who have completed Grade 9.

When?
The camp runs throughout the months of July and August. It operates for seven weeks at UBC-Vancouver, and one week at all other locations.

How can I find out more about this program?
More information is available at the GEERing Up! website here.

UBC PHYSICS OUTREACH SUMMER CAMPS
What?
A summer camp promoting learning about physics and astronomy through fun and interactive programming such as plane building, SCUBA diving, and learning about the physics of sound. Past camp programs have included:”Fun with Physics”, “Astronomy Camp” and “Advanced Physics”, among others. Although the camp is not free, 16 bursaries are available to those who would not be able to attend the camps without financial assistance. Bursaries are granted based on nominations submitted by School Principals.

Where?
The program is based out of the UBC-Vancouver campus.

Who?
Any child or youth in the Lower Mainland who have completed Grade 1, all the way up to youth who have completed Grade 9.

When?
This camp runs for several weeks between July and August. Check Physics Camp website for specific dates.

How can I find out more about this program?
Visit the Physics Camp website here.

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