UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO National Biology Competition
Competition Date: Thursday, April 27
Registration: Opens Monday, January 23, Closes Friday, March 3
Cost: $7 per student
Time: The exam is 75 minutes in length
Eligibility: Any student can participate in the National Biology Competition, and on more than one occasion (e.g., a student can write both the 2016 and 2017 exams).
You can register with Ms. Jay in room A216
The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources. Each year, the Clean Tech Competition addresses an issue that is grounded in core technological competency areas and focuses on the next great engineering challenges. The competition is designed to foster a deeper understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related concepts, recognize outstanding talent, and prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators. Find out more at:
Archimedes Talks - 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, as well as lunch.
Students are nominated to participate by their teachers. Go to:
UBC Physics and Astronomy Outreach
Many excellent upcoming events! Physics Olympics, Prize Exams, Summer Camps and more! Please go to:
Oxbridge Academic Programs
Science programs designed for students of ages 13-18 are available in the topics of medicine, physics, zoology, astronomy, astrophysics and more! Would you like to study in New York, LA, or Paris??!! Find out more at: www.oxbridgeprograms.com
Art of Physics Competition
The challenge of the annual Art of Physics competition is to capture a beautiful or unusual physics phenomenon in a photograph and explain it in less than 200 words in terms that everyone can understand. The deadline is April 15th each year to allow physics teachers the opportunity to tie this competition to a wider range of possible physics segments in their curriculum.
The Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program
This program addresses the under-representation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students at Canadian universities. One of the factors contributing to this is the lack of academic role models for these students. The Foundation addresses this by offering scholarships to Aboriginal grade 11 students to spend a week at a Canadian university interacting with scientists in their research laboratories. During their week on campus the students have the opportunity to meet role models, learn about the support systems that are available to them on campus and experience the excitement of doing research. Find out more by following the link below:
Upcoming Events at UBC - see the flyer below!
BC Green Games
- Science World's digital eco-storytelling contest supports BC teachers and promotes place-based environmental education. This project-style, inquiry-based program is a 21st century learning opportunity in scientific exploration, storytelling, media arts and advocacy. Document and share your green stories, win prizes and celebrate your team’s greenest achievements
! Find out more and register at: www.bcgreengames.ca/
Greater Vancouver High School Science Association - a student-run non-profit society dedicated to making science opportunities accessible to youth. Looking to get involved and participate in fun, educational science events with other High School students? There are essentially three current activities: Science Olympics, Portal Tours – see scientists in action and tour science facilities, and Scope Distribution – an opportunity to read and write about science. Check out: http://gvhssa.com/
Tomatosphere™ - Students investigate the effects of the space environment on the growth of food that will inevitably support long-term human space travel. For more details and to register, visit www.tomatosphere.org