Symposiums, Conferences & Opportunities

EF Global Citizen Award and 10-day tour of Europe

Where:  Varies each year
Audience: High school students
Description:  EF awards Global Citizen Scholarships annually to high school students dedicated to promoting global awareness. Recipients of the 2012 Global Citizen Scholarship will enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime: a free educational tour to Berlin designed to unite students around the world.
Cost:  Free to scholarship recipient
Deadline:  Check website
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Encounters with Canada / Rencontres du Canada

Where:  Ottawa
Audience: be 14 to 17 years of age when you take part, be a Canadian citizen or landed Immigrant, be enrolled in an educational institution recognized by the Ministry of Education in your province or territory, obtain authorization from a parent or guardian, and obtain a recommendation from your school.
Description:  Canada's largest youth forum!  Every week of the school year, 120 to148 teens from across Canada come to Ottawa, where they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience.
Cost:  $675
Deadline:  Varies depending on the week you are participating in.  Check website.
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Forum for Young Canadians

Where:  Ottawa at Parliament
Audience: Forum is open to students between the ages of 15 and 19 based on sound academic performance, social and leadership skills, extra curricular activities, interest in current national and community affairs.
Description:  Forum is about one week that may very well change the rest of your life.  It’s about giving smart, engaged and opinionated 15 – 19 year olds a chance to recreate parliament for a week in Ottawa, On the Hill, with other equally ambitious youth.  It’s about getting inside—deep inside—Canadian politics and public affairs and seeing what running the country looks like up close. It’s about learning how to collaborate and share ideas, and then turn them into real community action.
Cost:  Selected students are responsible for paying for or raising the funds necessary to cover the costs of attending FORUM FOR YOUNG CANADIANS.   Most transportation costs are covered by Exchanges Canada, a youth exchange program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.   The program fee to attend Forum 2010-2011 will be confirmed in autumn 2010. Please consult our website for details. The fee covers program costs, room and board, and transportation costs not covered by Exchanges Canada.   A limited number of bursaries are available. See our website for details.
Deadline:  Varies.  One week sessions offered at various times through the year.  Check website.
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Global Journeys Worldwide Student Educational Travel

Where:  A variety of destinations around the world. 
Audience: grade 7-12 students
Description:  Global Journeys designs meaningful and exciting study travel programs for students and offers secondary school credit courses to students in Ontario and across Canada in association with Appleby College a non-profit co-educational independent school for Grades 7 - 12 - world renowned for its educational excellence.  Programs are open to secondary to secondary school students registered in a public, private or separate school anywhere in the world.  Global Journeys will require an official transcript and a copy of your most recent report card to ensure that you have completed or will be completing the prerequisite for your course selection.
Cost:  Varies with location
Deadline:  Varies - Check website
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Heritage Youth Researcher Summer Program

Where:  University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge
Audience: Grade 11 high school student in Alberta who loves science.  You need a minimum of 85% standing in each of math 20, biology 20, and one other grade 11 science to apply for HYRS.
Description:  HYRS is an intensive six-week summer science program for high school students in Alberta. HYRS offers Alberta students who have completed grade 11 the opportunity to do hands-on scientific research in labs and research centres at three campuses: the University of Alberta in Edmonton, the University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge
Cost:  There is no charge to HYRS students.  HYRS students will be paid by a $2,000 (approximate figure) award.  Alberta students outside Calgary and Edmonton may apply for a limited number of student housing bursaries based on financial need.  All students will be responsible for meals, travel and entertainment costs.
Deadline:  Check website
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REDA Co-operative Youth Program

Where:  This experiential seven day program takes place at Goldeye Centre, Nordegg and runs over seven weeks of the summer, typically from late June to early August.
Audience: students who have completed grade 8,9,10, or 11
Description:  The REDA Co-operative Youth Program creates awareness and understanding in youth about co-operative ideals, leadership development, and the importance of community and the agriculture industry.  Some specific learning outcomes from the program include:  Working with people with different personalities, problem-solving techniques in groups, conflict management in groups, assertive communication skills and improved self confidence.
Cost:  approximately $450
Deadline:  Check website
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Shad Valley

Where:  The Shad Valley program is hosted by some of Canada's best universities, and we at Shad Valley International are quite proud to be associated with these institutions:  Carleton University, Dalhousie University, Lakehead University, University Laval, McMaster University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Queen’s University, University of New Brunswick, and University of Waterloo.
Audience: The program is offered to students currently completing grade 10, 11 or 12, Quebec secondaire IV, V or CEGEPI, or the international equivalent.
Description:  Shad Valley is a four week summer enrichment program.  Students spend a month living in residence at one of our host university campuses across Canada.
Cost:  The program fee is $3,850. This fee is available because each student automatically receives a $3,000 scholarship to offset the full cost of approximately $7,000.
Deadline:  Check website
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WISEST Summer Research Program

Where:  A paid six-week summer University research experience for young women and men
Audience: grade 11 students
Description:  Participants in the program will work as paid research assistants on a project in an area that is non-traditional for their gender for six weeks in July and August.   The young women will work on research projects in the Faculties of Engineering and Science, and the young men on research projects in the Faculty of Nursing and the Departments of Human Ecology and Nutrition. Participation in this program will help students to broaden their awareness of career opportunities and will encourage them to consider a future in the research culture.
Cost:  approximately $450
Deadline:  Check website
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