Category Archives: Opportunities

U of T: Youth Summer Program

University of Toronto – Youth Summer Program

Register Now! This summer, step into the University of Toronto and explore the worlds of law and medicine. The Youth Summer Program (YSP) was established in 2008 and every summer students from across North America and around the world are offered an exclusive glimpse into the world of Medicine and Law.

Columbia River Field School

Here is a summer opportunity for RSS students this summer:

Columbia River Field School: Summer 2019

Wildsight is pleased to tell you about our upcoming summer youth program, the Columbia River Field School, August 15-28.
This summer, 16 inspiring Columbia Basin youth will take up paddles and navigate the complex social, economic and natural history of the mighty Columbia River. Traveling by canoe through key sections of the river, participants will learn from local expert voices as varied as the river itself. Along the way they will gain important canoe and camping skills, will earn certifications from the Recreational Canoe Association of BC and will be inspired to engage and help shape the future of the watershed.

This new program, which debuted last summer with great success, is open to youth aged 15-18. The curriculum will explore aspects of the river’s story through geography, ecology, hydrology, technology, economics, politics, history and culture. Guest presenters will include indigenous leaders, local and provincial government officials, scientists, conservationists, writers, artists, adventurers, and other lifelong residents.

To be eligible, youth must live within the Columbia Basin and must be 15-18 years old by August 15th. Applications are now open and are due by May 15th. Students can apply here. The trip cost is $500 (includes food, gear rental, travel, accommodation—everything except travel to the start and end points). Some bursaries are available and can be requested at the time of application.
Please visit our website for more information and check out this one-minute promotional video. Please contact us with any questions via email at or by phone at 250 427 9325 extension 230.

Monica Nissen, Wildsight Education Manager

Quit Now!

Not school….

Quit smoking, vaping, cannabis, and/or chewing tobacco!

The Revelstoke CYMHSU has teamed up with First Nations Health Authorityand Revelstoke Secondary School to bring you an exciting opportunity!

If you, or someone you know, is thinking about quitting or cutting back on cigarettes, vaping, cannabis or chew, there is no better time than now!  Find out more on our Quit Now Revelstoke Facebook Group (link below).

You could win up to $475 for signing up with Quit Now, a support system that will stick by you during your journey!  Join the Facebook group below to learn more or sign up be emailing Stacie at

Contest closes Tuesday, March 5th, 2019.

Operation: This is You!

The Achieve Anything Foundation is launching a new series of hands-on experience events to inspire more women in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine & Defence and other STEM fields.

Click here for more information about Operation: This is You!

The Achieve Anything Foundation defines as girls & women any persons that identify as female, including transgender. This definition applies to any reference of girls, women and/or females.

To be eligible to apply for Operation: This IS You! events, the applicant must identify as female.

A Lower age limit may be applicable to some events, please refer to specific event details before applying.  Signed Guardian consent required for those under the age of 19, a signed waiver is also applicable to everyone

Government issued photo identification may be required, please refer to specific event details before applying

Grade 9/10 Girls: Computer Science Camp

Fly to the University of Waterloo for a week in May for $150!

Click here for more details about the camp.

The CEMC Workshop in Computer Science for Young Women exists to encourage young women, and people of other under-represented genders,* who are considering computer science as a career for the first time.

It is a unique opportunity designed to ignite enthusiasm for computer science in interested students from across Canada who have had little or no previous exposure to computer science. Attendees learn that computer science is about much more than using and programming computers.

Free flight to the U of A

The University of Alberta has an exciting opportunity available to Grade 11 students.

Twenty lucky grade 11 students from across Canada will be chosen to visit the University of Alberta for the weekend of May 24-26. This includes cost of flights, accommodations, and activities on campus and in Edmonton. Applications are due by Sunday February 10. Please see your counsellor for more details if you’re interested.