Learning By Doing In UBC Science Labs
By Gerry Brach
From May 13 to 18, UBC in partnership with the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Program, hosted 31 Indigenous high-school students for a unique experience on the West Point Gray campus.
During this week of immersion in campus life students spent quality time in science and engineering labs doing hands-on research projects. In addition to being mentored by professors and grad students, these grade 11 and 12 students lived in residence, met Indigenous role models and learned about what supports are available to them while attending U.B.C.
As scholarship recipients of the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Program, grade 12 students Tatsu Albert, Zoe Brewer, and Kye Hernandez from Brooks Secondary School, joined with 28 other students from across B.C., Alberta and Manitoba to participate in this informative and inspiring educational opportunity.