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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.


We are excited to invite you to the 6th Annual Calgary World Health Organization Simulation (CalWHO). We would be grateful if you could please distribute the below message and attachments to interested students to attend and/or present at this unique annual Global Health and Debate opportunity.

6th Annual Calgary World Health Organization Simulation (CalWHO)
2019 Theme: Big Data, Privacy and the Rise of Genomic Testing

What: World Health Organization simulation designed to address healthcare issues at the national and international level by bringing in a diversity of student viewpoints to discuss effective, long-lasting solutions to various global problems from a healthcare perspective
Who: High school, undergraduate, graduate, professional students
Where: University of Calgary Health Sciences Centre
When: Jan 12-13, 2019
How: So many ways to get involved! Learn more at www.CalWHO.wixsite.com/health and see attached Call for Abstracts and Conference Proceedings

1) Register to debate as a country delegate ($75)
2) Present research or extracurricular activities on Global Health or 2019 Theme at Global Health Fair (afternoon Jan 13, 2019, calwhoghf@gmail.com)
3) Register as a delegate ($75) AND present at Global Health Fair!



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/

Past Events

Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Advisory Committee

The Honourable Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks, is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a Member on the Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Advisory Committee. There are two member positions that need to be filled:

  • One faculty member that conducts training related to municipal water supply and wastewater operations.
  • One municipal government employee in a managerial position (not elected) responsible for potable water supply and/or wastewater system.
Appointments are for a term of up to three years, and Members may be eligible for re-appointments at the end of the term. An individual may serve for up to 10 consecutive years.

Visit www.alberta.ca/public-agency-opportunities.cfm to learn more about this opportunity and to apply online. Competition #571. Closing date: July 2, 2018