Vancouver Opera is excited to announce our 2017-2018 Work Experience season. This year we'll be embracing a "Festival within a season" model.
The Work Experience program at Vancouver Opera allows students in Grades 11 and 12 to get a backstage view of what goes into an opera production. Open to students in Metro Vancouver, this immersive experience provides students the opportunity to meet and work alongside professional artists and administrators throughout the final stages of producing a show for the main stage. Students will work with mentors from all departments within Vancouver Opera to personalize their experience based on their interests and potential career goals. Students will build connections between their secondary school course work and their experience at Vancouver Opera. The program culminates with the students attending the final dress rehearsal in advance of opening night.
The 2017/18 productions will be as follows:
· Turandot (Sept 18-Oct 12)
· The Elixir of Love (Dec 18-Jan 19)
· Eugene Onegin (Mar 30-Apr 27)
If you are interested contact Dr. Dean or come by Dr. Dean's office.
The Counsellor-In-Training (CIT) certification program provides training and volunteer to assist with employment as a camp counselor or recreation leader. The program offers students, aged 14 to 18 years valuable opportunities to develop essential skills, new friendships, and self-confidence. There are pre-camp training sessions that will attend to gain skills needed for this position and you will awarded upon successful completion of the CIT program.
If you are interested in this please come by Dr. Dean's office!
The UBC Faculty of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology is working on a project called 'Project Bhangra'. It involves an after-school fitness program for elementary school students at Newton, Beaver Creek, Coyote Creek and Jarvis Elementary.
They are recruiting high school students to be Bhangra instructors for the fitness program at Jarvis Elementary. This position would be an excellent opportunity for mature high school students to gain work experience and display their leadership skills.
If you are interested and would like more information, come visit Dr. Dean's office.
We’re excited to share the launch of Ocean Wise® as our new overarching global conservation organization. Building on the roots of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, which started as a community-based not-for-profit organization, Ocean Wise aims to inspire people in every corner of the planet to participate in creating healthy oceans.
We hope you will help fuel this movement for healthy oceans – explore more atwww.ocean.org and talk to us @oceanwise. There are summer work experience opportunities! There will be two mini info sessions this Tuesday June 13th and Wednesday June 14th, both from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Aquarium. If you are interested in attending, please email email@example.com.
Please note that they will continue to accept students throughout June, so if you cannot attend the sessions coming up, email them anyway!
The inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival is now only a few months away. There will be opportunities to meet with Canadian directors Joel Ivany, Michael Cavanagh and Rachel Peake as well as the multitude of artist and singers that will be on stage.
The deadline for Work Experience applications is January 31st.
For those that are interested there will be further opportunities to volunteer for the Festival after the work experience program is done in a number of roles that require knowledge of Vancouver Opera including backstage tours, pre-show talks and hands on workshops (throat singing, stage fighting J).
For further information, come visit Dr. Dean's office.
If you want to spend Wednesday evening or Saturday afternoon for volunteering, this is your best fit!
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If you are good at math and reading, here is an new opportunity at Kumon at Strawberry Hill. Also, the tutoring will be starting in January 2017. This could be a second placement if you are interested.
For more information, please come see Dr. Dean.
Are you looking for volunteering? Delta Animal Shelter maybe a best fit for you if you are an animal lover
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The Vancouver Aquarium is recruiting again and these placements run Monday through Friday ONLY, between 9:00am and 5:00pm. This is always an excellent place for students to start sharing their passion about the oceans with children, as well as getting some hands-on experience on animal handling (marine invertebrates), and learn customer service skills. Come in and see Dr. Dean if you would like to work at the aquarium. The deadline to apply is this Wednesday, September 14th.
Get involved with Geering Up at UBC!
Summer Camps: Join us on campus for a week of lab tours, design challenges and guest lectures. This is a great opportunity to sample life as an engineering student. The 2016 Summer Camp Schedule and Sign-Up is available here
Junior Instructors: Geering Up is always looking for High School volunteers to serve as Junior Instructors. School year and summer positions are available. This is a great opportunity to receive work experience while getting involved with UBC Engineering. Click here for more info and to apply.
After School Clubs: Join Geering Up for after school clubs in May and June. After-school clubs are a mix of science and engineering through hands-on projects, demos, design challenges, and lab tours taught by experienced University students that have a passion for their field of study. Register here.
For more information, visit http://www.geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/