Choices Conference

Would you like to help show girls and gender-diverse students in Grade 6 that science is fun, interesting and a career field where they can excel? Volunteers are fundamental to the success of the CHOICES Conference, so come have a fun and rewarding experience over Reading Week by sharing your passion for science or engineering with 600 grade six students! Volunteer opportunities will open on December 1.

Science Activity Volunteers

Who: Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students, researchers, lab coordinators, industry professionals.

WHEN: February 21 & 22, 2024 (In Person), February 23, 2024 (Virtual)

What: This is your chance to help deliver a hands-on lab activity for grade 6 girls and gender-diverse students. Activities should be interactive, engaging and fun! This is an excellent opportunity for you to share your science, engineering or technology interests with the students and to have a positive influence on a group of students who are at a critical point in their educational pathway. Scientific Activity Leaders must communicate with WISEST regularly while coordinating activities and must complete online safety training prior to the CHOICES Conference. There will also be an opportunity to present a hands-on activity virtually on February 23rd to rural schools. 

We welcome creative new ideas for scientific activities through the proposal form below. Please note, while we appreciate the offer to create a new activity, we are limited in the number of new activities we can support.  We can also provide volunteers with activities used at past CHOICES Conferences and offer to train them.

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New Activity Proposal

Campus Ambassador and General Volunteers

Who: Undergraduate, graduate, PhD and high school students

When: February 21 & 22, 2023 at the University of Alberta North Campus 

What: With over 600 grade 6 girls and gender-diverse students on campus over a two-day period, there is a lot to do at the CHOICES Conference! Campus Ambassadors assist with escorting groups of students to various activity locations and act as key points of contact for students. General Volunteers can assist with a variety of duties such as preparation of delegate packages before the conference, event set up and take down, registration and assisting with activity delivery.

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