Events and Visits

Changing the World: Engineering the Future

High school girls in grades 10-12 are invited to explore why engineering is an amazing career for women who want to change the world, help improve the lives of others and the environment around us, and who like teamwork and problem-solving. Hear from current students, recent alumni, and connect with other high school students at this virtual event!

Date: March 27, 2021

Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm

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UBC Engineering Prospective Student Online Presentations

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What do you actually learn in UBC Engineering and how do you prepare?
You know what math, chemistry, and physics are, but what do those courses look like in an engineering degree? Do you need to know about computer programming before beginning an engineering degree? What should you do to make sure that you are prepared before entering engineering? Hear from current students about their experiences and gain insight into what an engineering degree is all about!
Exploring Careers in Engineering
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Time: 5:00-5:30PM Pacific Time
If you've seen our past presentations, you'll know that engineers solve problems -- but what does that look like as a job? We'll explore several UBC Engineering program specializations and share what some of our recent grads are up to. You'll get to see various career options in engineering and learn about how you can set yourself up to take similar paths as our highlighted role models. 

We held several virtual presentations in the fall of 2020. In case you missed them, you can find the links to the recordings below. Video recordings are hosted on YouTube.

UBC Engineering: What to know about and How to Get Started


Transfer Pathways to UBC Engineering 


Design, Create, Innovate: A Career with Unlimited Possibilities


Supporting your Student's Passion to Design, Create, and Innovate (For parents and care givers)


Science vs. Engineering: What's the Difference? 



UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach Summer Programs

Registrations for UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach Summer Camps are opening this Monday, March 1st, at 1:00PM!! Geering Up is excited to be running Online Camps for both High School and Elementary Ages. We encourage you to register quickly as many Geering Up camps can fill up quickly.

Online High School Summer Courses

Geering Up will be running their newly popular Online Summer High School Summer Courses again virtually this year for Grade 8 through Grade 12! These week-long online camps run at 2-hour long daily sessions, with courses running both in mornings and afternoons to help fit your schedule. Be sure to check out all of the available online courses from Quantum Computing through to Biomedical Engineering. We are also excited to announce newly added High School Python and JavaScript Level 1 and Level 2 courses. For any Grade 10-12 students looking to get involved in STEM Outreach, make sure to check out our Volunteer Opportunities as well.


Elementary Summer Camps

Our Elementary Summer Camps can be both found Online or In-Person at the UBC Vancouver Point Grey Campus. Be sure to check out all of the available themes including All-Girls and CodeMakers online camps.


UBC Engineering and School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture Open House

The UBC Engineering & SALA Open House was hosted on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Thanks for attending! If you missed it, be sure to check out our recorded presentations linked from the schedule! 

Our next open house is planned for November 2021.


All-Girls* Events

All-Girls* Events are an exciting opportunity for girls across BC to explore how they can use their creativity to help the world. Girls will learn about engineering design and will enjoy fun, hands-on activities led by current university students and meet inspiring mentors. Connect with other like-minded students and talk to current engineering students and professionals who will share their stories and experience. All events are free of cost.  All events in the 2020 – 21 school year will be offered virtually – you will need a device (laptop or desktop computer) at home in order to participate.

Learn more about these events on Geering Up's website ! 
Design out Future - FOR GRADE 10 GIRLS
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
The Future of Tech - FOR GRADE 11 GIRLS
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Inivitation to create - FOR GRADE 8 GIRLS
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Register for All-Girls Events Here.
* If you have a boy that is interested in similar programming, we highly encourage you to explore our website Geering Up. As well, please be aware that we have an inclusive view of the word “girl” and we welcome trans*, genderqueer and non-binary folks interested in these workshops.


Let's Talk Tech

Each co-ed workshop shows the exciting possibilities of the tech industry through digital skills literacy! We dive into different emerging technologies by incorporating programming activities, links to real-life applications, and hands-on experiential learning. Learn more about these events on Geering Up's website.

All events are free of cost.  All events in the 2020 – 21 school year will be offered virtually – you will need a device (laptop or desktop computer) at home in order to participate.

Elementary & Middle School - GRADES 4-9

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Register for Tech Events Here.

Geering Up Clubs

Geering Up clubs are a mix of science and engineering through hands-on projects, demos, design challenges, lab tours! All clubs are taught by experienced university students with a passion for their field of study. 

Register for Geering Up Clubs here



Geering Up offers engineering and science workshops consisting of exciting demonstrations, interactive experiments, and hands-on activities. Workshops include two Geering Up instructors equipped with all the supplies, enthusiasm and excitement needed for a hands-on 1 to 1.5 hours of discovery.
Register for Geering Up Workshops for your class here
Teachers are experts at connecting lessons to everyday life, and bringing their classrooms into the world. Engineering is about applying science to everyday life, connecting theories and practice.
Join us to test out three engineering activities that you can use in your grade 4 – 9 classrooms to help create the connection between science and society. Emphasis will be given to activities that relate to the ADST curriculum, including computational thinking and digital skills activities. Leave with ideas, inspiration, and free supply kits. For more information please visit the Geering Up Website  
All events are free of cost.  All events in the 2020 – 21 school year will be offered virtually – you will need a device (laptop or desktop computer) in order to participate.
Register for Self Guided Online Courses Here
Register for the one day event on Friday, October, 23 2020 Here
Request a Pro-D Workshop Here


Engineering Tours

Virtual lab tours are available on our UBC Engineering & SALA Open House website.

Campus Tours

UBC offers campus tours for prospective students that want to explore the larger UBC experience - the campus, residences, libraries, recreational and social facilities and student services. Visit the UBC Vancouver Campus Tour website for more information.