Events and visits

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Prospective Student Events

For events for current high school students who are interested in applying to UBC Engineering in the future, please check out all of our events to help you learn more about UBC Engineering.

Prospective Student Events

Applicants to UBC Engineering

If you have already submitted your application to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering), check out our exclusive events just for you.

Applicant Events

Changing the World: Engineering the Future

High school girls and gender non-conforming students 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. 
Saturday, March 26, 2022

10:00 am to 12:30 pm PST

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UBC Engineering Prospective Student Online Presentations

Check out the recordings from earlier this year: 

May 31: UBC Engineering: Everything You Need to Know

Engineers solve problems and make the world a better place to live. Discover some of the ways engineering impacts your life every day and everything you need to know in order to become an engineer, beginning with admissions details to UBC Engineering.  This session is great for younger high school students to learn about the courses you need to take in high school to be eligible for UBC Engineering. 

 March 1: Design, Create, Innovate

Interested in a future career where you'll get to design, create, and innovate? Want a career that can make an impacting change in our world? With over 14 engineering programs ranging from biomedical to environmental to manufacturing, all with a focus on sustainability and making a positive impact on our world, we invite you to learn about how a degree with UBC Engineering can lead to unlimited career opportunities.

October 19: UBC Engineering: Everything You Need to Know

Engineers solve problems and make the world a better place to live. Discover some of the ways engineering impacts your life every day and everything you need to know in order to become an engineer, beginning with admissions details to UBC Engineering.  

November 17: UBC Engineering: University Basics and Application Tips

Join us for a 'Post-secondary 101' lesson that will give you all of the basics you need to know when applying for UBC Engineering. Topics we'll cover include the difference between an Engineering Technology Diploma and the UBC Bachelor of Applied Science degree, what you need to know to apply, and tips and tricks for your personal profile. All are welcome to attend, but this presentation is designed for first-generation university applicants.

December 7: UBC Engineering: Engineering vs. Science -- What's the Difference? 

You've taken science courses in high school, but whether it is biology, chemistry, or physics, did you know you can also focus on these areas in engineering? Whether your interests are in sustainability, design and technology, or preserving our earth, engineering can open up doors for you. 

UBC Engineering Open House

The UBC Engineering Open House took place in November 2021. We are planning our next Open House for fall 2022. 
If you missed the On-Campus or Online event, we encourage you to check out the recordings of all of our presentations including information about admissions, Co-op, and all of our engineering programs.

 Watch our Open House recordings  

All-Girls* Events

All-Girls* Events invites girls in Grades 8-12 to explore engineering as a career and participate in hands-on engineering workshops in person at the UBC Vancouver Campus or online. 
Jan 22, 2022 Innovative Engineering: The World of Biomedical Technology | Grade 11 | UBC Vancouver Campus 

Feb 5, 2022 Engineering into the Universe | Grade 10 | UBC Vancouver Campus

Feb 24, 2022 Engineering into the Universe | Grade 8-10 | Online 

Mar 5, 2022 Invitation to Create | Grade 8 | UBC Vancouver Campus 

* 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.

High School Engineering & Design Competition

April 2, 2022

With the theme “Tackling Food Shortages”, students will work in teams to develop innovative solutions on the competition day. After developing their solution, groups will present their work and have it evaluated by a panel of judges and the winning team will be awarded.

Please note that although each student will register individually, you are able to select your own team. Don't have a team? Don't worry! Simply let us know in the registration form and we will place you in a team.  The High School Engineering and Design Competition is co-hosted by Outward Engineering and UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach.

Register here

Tech Events

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 Geering Up Tech events here

Geering Up Clubs

Geering Up clubs are a mix of science and engineering through hands-on projects, demos and design challenges! All clubs are taught by experienced university students with a passion for their field of study at the UBC Vancouver Campus or Online.

Learn more and register for Geering Up Clubs here


STEM Info Session for Parents/Guardians

March 31, 2022

UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach invites all Parents/ Guardians to our virtual Info Session Evening. 

How can you continue to support your child/youth’s journey in STEM? 

Explore innovative ideas and activities to help integrate STEM in daily life.  Connect with current engineering students, alumni and our UBC admissions team.

Register here


Geering Up In-class Workshops

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

Geering Up Professional Development

Geering Up offers online courses and hosts professional development events for teachers focused on integrating STEM activities into your classroom! We focus on activities related to BC’s ADST and Science Curriculum. Our professional development days will leave you with fresh ideas, inspiration, and resources to effectively deliver STEM content to your students.

This fall we are offering free virtual and in-person Pro-D events on “Engineering With Empathy” and “Artificial Intelligence & Ethics”.

Find more information on Geering Up Pro-D Events here

All of our online courses are free, self-guided, and aimed towards educators who are interested in developing their capabilities and confidence in teaching engineering activities in their classrooms. To further our goal of breaking STEM barriers in classrooms, these courses make STEM activities, resources, and tools, more accessible to educators.

Find more on Geering Up online courses here


Engineering Tours

Check out our YouTube playlist of UBC Engineering Tours to see a campus tour, lab tours, and residence tours. 

Youtube Playlist of Tours

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 

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