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Med Show 2019

The University of Calgary medical students want to invite WISE members to the Med Show at The Den on February 15th from 7-10 pm. Med Show is a variety show hosted each year by the first year med students which showcases the various talents of their class. The proceeds for this event are split towards a fund for their graduation as well as a local charity - this year it's the Reciprocity Project, which is a student run initiative that helps fund medical students from low and middle income countries to participate in medical electives in Canada. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with the medical students, network with them, and get a glimpse of what it's really like being a med student. The event is 18+ and tickets are $15 advanced or $20 at the door. If anyone is interested in purchasing tickets, please email at enreed@ucalgary.ca.

Designed to inspire the scientists of tomorrow, the Amgen Scholars program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in a compelling, 10-week, scientific research experience at a world-leading university in Asia over the summer. We are excited to announce that the application period for the program is now open for Summer 2019, with an application deadline of February 1, 2019. To find out more, or to apply, please visit http://amgenscholars.com/asia-program.

Science Engineering and Technology Challenge (SETC)

Lets Talk Science (LTS) University of Calgary is recruiting station designers for our annual Science, Engineering, and Technology Challenge (SETC)!

The SETC is a local event for Grade 10-12 students, which will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019. It will simulate the Amazing Race where challenge stations will be distributed throughout the UofC campus. Student teams will go through each station and complete the challenges. On behalf of the SETC Organizing Committee, I am putting out a call for station designers. The challenge should tie into the high school curriculum but expand to more practical problems. The top three stations as voted by the participants will be awarded prizes.

There are 6 students per team and monetary prizes are given to the top 3 teams at the end of the challenge. This year, we are expecting over 200 participants. The format of the SETC will be about 4 challenge stations in the morning and 6 more challenge stations in the afternoon. The SETC is an opportunity that allows high school students to learn about science, engineering, technology as well as teamwork.

I encourage any interested members to email ltsyyc@gmail.com should they require more information. We are aiming to have all stations submitted by Feb 15, 2018 to allow us time to review each station and prepare any necessary supplies. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.


Currently, we are looking for the volunteers to volunteer for our Afterschool and Mentorship Program for the Winter/Spring Term (beginning of February to end of May) for the following positions:


The Afterschool Program:

1.NxtGen Sr. High Tutor Assistant: Tutor high school newcomer youth.

2.Homework Club Tutor Assistant: : Tutor mostly elementary and junior high school students.

3.Bridge Club Program Assistant: Work with elementary students.

4.NxtGen Jr. High Program Assistant: Work with junior high students.


Mentorship Program Assistant: Support the integration and settlement of high school youth


The attached PPT slide provides a brief overview of the volunteer positions. Detailed volunteer positions are available on our website at the following link: http://www.cbfy.ca/programs/volunteer-program/