By | October 7, 2016

Greetings from UBC Engineering!

Please help us get the word out – UBC Engineering has some amazing opportunities for high school students to explore growing and ever more important STEM fields.
In less than 2 weeks!
We need your help to change increase the diversity in Engineering. Please share these events with your high school aged girls and their parents. We will have weekend workshops for Grades 8, 10 & 11 in term 2. 
Saturday, October 15
Grade 9 girls – join us for an exciting day of exploration. Get creative and test your engineering skills in activities that incorporate your math and science skills to solve real problems. Tour engineering labs, connect with other like-minded students and talk to current engineering students and professionals who will share their stories and experience.
November Events:
Saturday, November 5
Are you a grade 12 girl who is curious about engineering? Want to see what university is like? Come to the University of British Columbia for our inaugural grade 12 girls conference in November! The conference is an exciting opportunity for grade 12 girls to participate in hands-on workshops, explore the University of British Columbia, meet engineering students and compete in a design competition!
                UBC Engineering Open House – open to all students
                Saturday, November 26
Engineers Save the World – we would like to invite you and your students to come and find out how. Join us, Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. 
Did you know engineers do more than build bridges and design fast cars? Engineers help prevent disease, reduce poverty and create solutions to protect people and our planet.
There’ll be cool demonstrations, fascinating lab tours, and informative presentations. Talk to academic advisors, professors and current students about all your options. Learn how engineering can make a world of difference. Bring your friends and family to explore – we suggest you plan to attend the whole day, as there are activities happening throughout the day. This year, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture as well as the School of Nursing will also be at our Academic Booth Fair.
                Sept 30 – Nov 4 | Fridays at 4:00pm
Girls in Grades 6-9 are invited to take part in the Maker Girls Club Series. Maker Girls are Engineering and Science workshops with exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments and make and take creations. Workshops include 2 instructors and a VPL librarian equipped with all the supplies, enthusiasm, and excitement for each 1.5-hour workshop. Registration is required.
Register by phone (604-665-3955) or email (
                Winter Clubs (for grades 1-12 students) – run by Geering Up! – open to all students
                September 24 – December 2 | Saturdays at 10am
Our after-school 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.
                Register online.
UBC Engineering Tours
Are you a prospective UBC Engineering student? Do you want to apply to Engineering but aren’t sure of what exciting adventures UBC holds? Come on an hour long tour of the study spaces, buildings and lab spaces in Engineering! A different engineering student team will be featured each week and there will be an optional 30 min Q&A session with an advisor at the end of the tour.
For the fall term, UBC Engineering Tours will be scheduled onTuesdays at 3:30pm.
Kind regards,
UBC Engineering Outreach
Faculty of Applied Science
Faculty of Applied Science | Engineering
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver
5000 – 2332 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4