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Scientists

Who Can Become a Scientist?

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Who can become a scientist? is a symposium hosted by the University of Victoria for a high school-age audience that discusses equity, diversity, and inclusion issues in science. We will reflect on the traditional image of scientists and the importance of leveraging support from role models and mentors to increase diversity in STEM.

Engineer inspecting a solar panel

Careers In Sustainability

Students explore non-traditional careers related to sustainability and sustainable development.

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Create Your Own Small Business

Students will learn the fundamental skills and attitudes needed to set up and run a small business.

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Learning About Technological Careers

Students will research careers and post-secondary pathways related to their current course. 

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My STEAM Portfolio Website

Students will create a personal website to demonstrate the STEAM skills and concepts they have learned in class/school.

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Cybersecurity Career Exploration

Students will explore different possible working environments related to the field of cybersecurity.

Fleet of autonomous trucks driving on reserved lane

A Case Study of Autonomous Trucks

In this case study, teachers and students will study how artificial intelligence is affecting the trucking industry as a way to explore how technology and society are related.

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Demonstrating Skills in Technological Careers

Students will learn and demonstrate skills required in a career of interest.

Timothy Burkhart

Query a Career Profile

Students will explore career profiles and relate them to what they are learning in science class.

Ethical hacker

Careers of the Future

Students will learn about potential careers of the future and create their own job description.

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Learning about Careers by Interviewing Community Members

Students will create career profiles based on interviews they conduct with community members.

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Help Wanted: STEM Career

Students will produce a Help Wanted Ad that lists the skills, personality attributes and job conditions for a specific career/job title. 

Scientist testing water samples

Careers in the Great Outdoors

Students explore careers related to outdoors and the land and then design and build a water filter prototype.

Volcanologists looking at glowing lava

Career Exploration : Volcanologist

Students construct a model of a volcano and explore the career of a volcanologist.

Electrical engineers at work

Engineering a Future Career

Students explore the different branches of engineering and discover the similarities and differences between them.