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Mini Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair

Mini Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair

When: Tuesday, May 28 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: Engineering and Computer Science building, room 660
Categories: Fairs
Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca - 250-472-5803

Looking to connect with employers in the hi-tech industry? Come meet employers from several local companies at the Mini Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair. 

  • Learn what companies are looking for
  • Discover co-op and career opportunities
  • Ask questions about everything from job benefits to companies’ work cultures
  • Network with professionals in your future field

Check back soon to see a list of employers attending!

Event details for: Students

Attending Employers

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2013 UVic Congress Hiring

When: 09:30, Monday, Apr 8, 2013 to 10:00, Monday, Apr 8, 2013

This is where there will be some information regarding Congress Hiring

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within - (Mitacs Step Workshop)

When: 09:00, Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Where: HHB 116
Categories: Forums and workshops
Contact: step-west@mitacs.ca

Attention Grad Students and Postdocs!! Are you looking to develop your professional and transferrable skills to help you succeed in academia and beyond? Check out Mitacs Step workshops!

Regardless of your academic background, Mitacs Step workshops are holistic, interdisciplinary, and focus on the additional skills required to build a great career. Workshops are FREE to attend and include:

  • Hands-on, interactive, experiential learning
  • Learning applications in both academic and non-academic settings
  • Multi-disciplinary networking opportunities
  • Access to industry expertise

Interested? Sign up today!

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within - Victoria, BC

 REGISTER HERE!

Materials, breakfast basics, and lunch provided!

When: Friday, April 12, 2013
Time:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration opens at 8:30am)
Where: University of Victoria / Harry Hickman Building
Room:
116

 

*Please note:

  • A valid credit card is REQUIRED to complete and secure your registration.
  • There is a $50.00 charge for no-shows and late cancellations
  • You have 5 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop to modify or cancel your registration at no penalty.
  • Participants are required to attend the workshop in its entirety. Students who choose to not participate for the entire duration of the workshop will be charged a $50.00 “Withdrawal” fee.

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming Mitacs Step workshops or would like more information on the program in general, please do not hesitate to contact step-west@mitacs.ca  

For more information on Mitacs please visit http://www.mitacs.ca.  Mitacs gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Online Summer Job Expo

When: March 18 - April 5, 2013
Where: Online
Categories: Fairs

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Thinking about your summer job prospects? This online job expo can help you kick your work search into higher gear. 

  • Learn how to best prepare for your work search 
  • Find out where to look for work
  • Browse featured summer job employers and opportunities

Check in daily between March 18 and April 30 for newly added postings!

http://uvic.ca/coopandcareer/summerjobs

    Vikes Recreation Job Fair

    When: 11:30, Friday, Mar 15, 2013
    Where: University Centre

    WHAT: Job Fair
    WHEN: Friday, March 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    WHERE: University Centre

    Come meet Vikes Recreation staff and learn about the many jobs available within our department! We offer outstanding student experiences where you will learn, grow and develop skills that can be used well after graduation.

    Hiring for positions in all areas: intramurals, health & fitness, weightroom, aquatics, athletic events, summer camps , customer service, office staff, racquet sports, and dance!

    For more information, visit: http://vikesrec.ca

    Investors Group Info Session

    When: Thursday, March 21, 2013 (11:30 a.m.)
    Where: David Strong Building C108
    Categories: Employer info sessions

    FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED!

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    Take charge and get paid what you're worth!

    At Investors Group, we are ready to help you build your own practice as a professional Consultant.

    We offer the advantage of:

    • Unlimited income potential
    • Flexibility and independance
    • Industry-leading training

    Come to our info session on Thursday March 21st at 11:30 a.m. in DSB C108, and find our how we can help you build a practice that can bring you personal and professional rewards far beyond those associated with a traditional job.

    USA Summer Swap Program Info Session

    When: 11:30, Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013
    Where: Cornett A128

    Interested in working in the USA over the summer? Consider the SWAP USA program! Come listen to Colleen Jackson, Manager of Travel Cuts, explain the program and why it could be a good option for you. *Attention Co-op Students* the Swap Summer USA Program could be a great way to help arrange for the necessary travel and work documents required for a co-op term in the US.

    Summer USA registration 2013 is now open

    Eligibility: Full time students of the 2012/2013 academic year in Canadian post-secondary education.

    Visa Duration: Any 4 month period between April 24th and September 15th, 2013

    Registration Fee: $650 w/ insurance; $500 without insurance (conditions apply)

    http://www.swap.ca/out_eng/destinations/usa_summer.aspx

    Résumania

    Résumania

    When: Tues. March 5, 2013 from 10 - 2
    Where: Bob Wright Centre lobby, Clearihue Building lobby (near computer labs), Strong Building lobby AND Engineering Lobby
    Categories: Resumania

    Want to improve your résumé? Need to tweak the content? The format? Maybe give it a complete overhaul? Stop by Résumania with a copy of your résumé and get expert feedback from our career educators.

    Event details for: Students and alumni

    Why attend?

    Everyone struggles with writing a résumé, but you don’t have to! Attend this free drop-in event to learn how to create a strong résumé for your job search.

    You’ll spend 5-10 minutes reviewing your résumé with a career educator. If you need more help, you can drop by Co-op and Career for a longer session.

    What to bring

    Bring a copy of your résumé, or two! It will help to have a goal in mind—what do you want to accomplish with this résumé? What type of job are you applying to?

    Indigenous Career Panel and Networking Session

    When: 11:30, Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
    Where: Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House
    Categories: Forums and workshops

    Indigenous Career Panel and Networking Session

    When: Thursday, February 14th
    Where: Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House
    Time: 11:30 - 1:00

    Please register at: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

    Are you an Indigenous student? Curious about career options? Stop by this panel and networking session to:

    • hear from Indigenous alumni about their career experiences
    • learn about career and co-op opportunities available for Indigenous students
    • network with company representatives and ask questions
    • meet the Indigenous co-op officer and discover resources offered by Co-op and Career

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    There will be an opportunity for some mingling after the presentation, so come prepared with questions!

    Confirmed panellists include:

    • BC Hydro Aboriginal Employment and Education
    • BC Government Aboriginal Youth Intership Program
    • Scotiabank Business Alumnus
    • Vancouver Island Health Authority

    What can you do with your degree?

    What can you do with your degree?

    When: March 5-7 and 12-14, 2013
    Where: Various on-campus locations
    Categories: What can you do with your degree sessions

    Wondering how to make the leap from university to a rewarding career? Sign up for a “What can you do with your degree?” session to:

    • hear from industry experts about career options in specific industries—and how they broke into their sectors
    • learn about the current job market
    • get meaningful advice on your career plans
    • figure out your next steps after graduation

    Register for sessions on the Co-op and Career portal (events calendar).

    Event details for: Students and alumni

    Panel topics

    Panel topics for 2013:
    • Biomedical and health sector
    • Sustainability and green technology
    • Banking, finance and investment
    • Community development and non-profit
    • Small business and entrepreneurship
    • Arts, culture and communications

    Check out the links below for information on each of these sessions.

    Looking for more career inspiration? Check out our "What can I do with my degree in...?" playlist on our YouTube channel.

    Have you considered a career in the biomedical and health sector?

    For students studying Science, Exercise Science, Recreation and Health Education, Engineering

    WHEN: Tuesday, March 5 from 5:30–7 p.m.
    WHERE: ECS 124

    Visit the Co-op and Career portal (events calendar) to sign up for this and other “What can you do with your degree?” sessions.

    Speaker Biographies:

    Name: Andra Li
    Degrees(s) and year: 
PhD in Biochemistry (2010)
    Current position:  Director of Research and Development at ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.
    Other related employment/information since completing degree:  BIOC406 and BIOL432 instructor 2010-2011


    Name: Evan McKay
    Degree and year: 
BSc Biomechanics (Kinesiology Faculty at U of Calgary 2000)
    Current position: 
Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Advisor
    Current employer: 
Vancouver Island Health Authority
    Number of years in position: 5
    Other related employment/information since completing degree:
    • Exercise Therapist (Stoke and Cardiac Rehab), University of Calgary (1998-2000)
    • Exercise Therapist (Return to work conditioning program) Canadian Back Institute (2000-2007)
    • Project Lead (Injury reduction program) , VIHA (2007-2010)
    • MSIP Advisor, VIHA (2009-2013)
    • Syndicated columnist, Active Communities (2009-2010)
    • International Speaker- World Congress Of Safe Patient Handling – Florida, March 2012-spoke on implementation of peer educators on high injury units in VIHA

    Name: Martin Poulin
    Degree and year: 
BASc (Mech Eng), 1988, M. Eng. (Clinical Engineering),1993
    Current position:
    
Manager, Biomedical Engineering
    Current employer: 

    VIHA
    Number of years in position: 15

    Other related employment/informationsince completing degree:
 5 years in medical device development companies in regulatory affairs and manufacturing


    Name: Michael Kuzyk
    Degree and year: 
Biochemistry (UVic), PhD, 2000
    Current position: 
Senior Product Manager
    Current employer: 
GenoLogics Life Sciences Software
    Other related employment/informationsince completing degree:

    After completing my doctorate at UVic in 2000, I've had the opportunity to work as a post-doc at a biotech in Victoria, a Field Scientist for a Bay Area company, a Staff Scientist at the Michael Smith Genome Science Centre in Vancouver, as Research Manager for the UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre, and in my current role as the Senior Product Manager at GenoLogics Life Sciences Software in Victoria.

    My interests lay in all facets of high throughput biological research and I have had to opportunity to work in world-class proteomics & genomics centres. I am particularly fascinated with how emerging technologies are dramatically challenging traditional research paradigms that I truly believe will ultimately result in great advances that have broad benefit in our day-to-day lives.

    My current role as Sr. Product Manager, at GenoLogics, allows me to apply my domain expertise in leading the design & implementation of a new generation of user interfaces for our Lab Information Management System product, Clarity LIMS, with a strong focus on the rapidly expanding market of clinical next generation DNA sequencing. We are using HTML 5 and Javascript frameworks to create a modern web application. We are using a goal-directed design approach to create persona-specific, web-based user interfaces that solve key goals for each user in our customer environments.


    Eleanor Kallio, Senior Policy Analyst, Policy Unit, Planning and Innovation Division, BC Ministry of Health

    Have you considered the sustainability and green technology Industry?

    For students studying Science, Social Sciences, Engineering, Business

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 6 from 5:30–7 p.m.
    WHERE: David Strong Building, C103

    Visit the Co-op and Career portal (events calendar) to sign up for this and other “What can you do with your degree?” sessions.

    Speaker Biographies

    Name: Jill Doucette
    Degree and year: 
BSc in Biology, 2011
    Current position: 
Founder and Director for Synergy Sustainability Institute
    Current employer: 
Synergy
    Number of years in position: 4
    Other related employment/information since completing degree: Chair, 2009 World Student Environmental Summit, CRD Roundtable for the Environment, Clean Tech Entrepreneurship Research, Gustavson School of Business


    Name: Michael D'Antoni
    Degree and year: 
MBA 2003
    Current position: 
Lead, Carbon Project Analysis
    Current employer: 
Pacific Carbon Trust
    Number of years in position: 3.5
    Other related employment/information since completing degree: 6years in the BC Public Service in various roles in the Energy Ministry.
    Name: Shirley Lyons
    Degree and year:Environmental Technology Diploma – 1993 – CamosunCollege – Victoria CanadaBachelor of Applied Science – First Class Honorsin Toxicology 1997 – Victoria University – Melbourne Australia
    Current position: Marine Scientist
    Current employer: Capital Regional District
    Number of years in position: 13
    Related employment/information since completing degree: After completion of my degree, there were no immediate jobs in Melbourne, so I worked for free for a curator at the Melbourne Museum. Luckily, the fellow I was working for, received a call from the EPA looking for field technicians sampling rivers and lakes throughout the state of Victoria (paid!). After a stint at the EPA, it was on to consulting where I specialized in risk assessment of industrial and sewage discharges to marine and freshwater receiving environments. When I moved backto Canada in 2000, I took a job at the Capital Regional District as a Marine Scientist, studying the effects of the CRD's 9 sewage outfalls on the marine receiving environment

    Diana Parker, Eco-Care Technologies

    Have you considered a career in banking, finance or investment?

    For students studying Business and Economics

    WHEN: Thursday, March 7 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
    WHERE: ECS 660

    Visit the Co-op and Career portal (events calendar) to sign up for this and other “What can you do with your degree?” sessions.

    Speaker Biographies:

    Name: Greg Middleton
    Degree and year: 
BCom
    Current position: 
Personal Banking Officer
    Current employer: 
Scotiabank
    Number of years in position: 18 months


    Name: Roderick MacMillan
    Degree and year: 
BCom, with distinction (UVic), 1996
    Current position: 
Investment Advisor
    Current employer: 
TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice
    Number of years in position: 13
    Related employment/information since completing degree: I worked for Royal Bank as an Account Manager prior to becoming an Investment Advisor in 2000.  I had also worked from the time I was in grade 4 (paper route) right through university.  Along the way I gained a great deal of sales experience,which is critically helpful in working with clients.


    Name: Jim Hopkins
    Degree and year: 
Political Science and History, 1976 (UVic)
    Current position: 
Assistant Deputy Minister
    Current employer: 
BC Ministry of Finance, Provincial Treasury
    Number of years in position: Since 2004
    Other related employment/information since completing degree:
 In 1979, Jim joined the Ministry of Finance.  He has held positions as research analyst in economic policy and planning, executive assistant to the deputy minister, and director of policy in the government's purchasing commission.  In 1987, Jim joined the Debt Management Branch, Provincial Treasury and was appointed as Director of Borrowing and Project Finance in 1999. In February 2002, Jim was appointed Executive Director of the Debt Management Branch. In April 2004, Jim was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of Provincial Treasury.


    Name: Eric Erikson
    Degree and year: 
BCom, Finance Major, (University ofAlberta), Chartered Accountant
    Current position: 
Chief Financial Officer
    Current employer: 
Redlen Technologies
    Number of years in position: Since Aug 2011
    Other related employment/information since completing degree: 
Spent many years in various controller roles; Discovery Trust, Versacold Canada and Island Farm Dairies. I became the Director of Finance and then the General Manager/CEO of Island Farms before moving on to a CEO/CFO role of Steel Pacific Recycling. In 2011 I joined Redlen Technologies. I have workedin Financial, Commercial, Transportation, Finished Packaged Goods, Metals and now, High Tech Industries.


    Name: Rob Gareau
    Degree and year: 
MBA 2004
    Current position: Director, CIBC Commercial Banking
    
Current employer: 
CIBC
    Number of years in position: With CIBC for 8 years in various roles
    Other related employment/information since completing degree:
 With CIBC since completing my MBA


    Amarjit (AJ) Grewal, Senior Research Analyst, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation


    Have you considered a career in community development, international development or the non-profit sector?

    For students studying Social Sciences, Humanities, Human and Social Development

    WHEN: Tuesday, March 12 from 5:30–7 p.m.
    WHERE: ECS 124

    Visit the Co-op and Career portal (events calendar) to sign up for this and other “What can you do with your degree?” sessions.

    Speaker Biographies:

    Name: Katherine Boyes
    Degree and year: BA Honours, Environmental Studies, University of Ottawa, 2005
    Current position: Public Affairs Officer
    Current employer: Aga Khan Foundation Canada
    Number of years in position: 3.5 years
    Other related employment/information since completing degree: Worked with the Canadian Improv Games for 11 years (high school improve theatre tournament), worked in interpretation in Museums and other youth outreach programs (school programs and other public programming) since 2002.


    Name: Tim Cormode
    Degree and year: Social Sciences
    Current position: Founder and Executive Director for Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society
    Related employment/information since completing degree: Inspired after completing an outdoor leadership and mountaineering course in Canmore, AB in 1998, Tim founded Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society. Climbed Kilimanjaro with a dedicated group of supporters for Power To Be.


    Name: Ashley Hodgins
    Degree and year: BA Recreation and Health Education, 2006
    Current position: Managerof Development
    Current employer: MSSociety of Canada, South & Central Vancouver Island Chapter
    Number of years in position: 6 months
    Other related employment/information since completing degree: I held the position of Special Events and Volunteer Resources Coordinator with the MS Society of Canada from March 2007 to September 2012.  
I volunteered on the Emerging Leaders Network Advisory Group from 2010 to 2012 and am currently a general member.
 Member of Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC (AVRBC) since 2007.
 Logistics Chair for the 2013 AVRBC Conference.


    Name: Tim Maloney
    Degree and year: Bachelor of Arts, 1973 Notre Dame College – Wilcox, Saskatchewan; Bachelor of Social Science – Honours Recreology,1981 University of Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario
    Current position: National Director
    Current employer: Mercy Ships Canada
    Number of years in position: 4 years
    Other related employment/information since completing degree: I have had varied career starting out as a Salesman, then Group worker, on to being a Dean, back to frontline work with kids in challenge, then started farming, to Consultant, to Case Worker, then to Executive Director and so on... I have spent some 36 years in the non-profit world.


    Name: Karen Morgan
    Degrees(s) and year: 
B.A. (Hons.), Trent University 1974; M.B.A. University of Manitoba, 1982
    Current position: Executive Director, Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation (since 2000)
    Related employment/information since completing degree: Assistant Director of Development, The Fraser Institute (1998-2000); various consulting projects in the area of marketing strategy



    Have you considered a career in small business or as an entrepreneur?

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 13 from 5:30–7 p.m.
    WHERE: ECS 660

    Visit the Co-op and Career portal (events calendar) to sign up for this and other “What can you do with your degree?” sessions.

    Speaker Biographies:

    Name: Charlotte Cowley
    Degree and year: BCom (UVic), 2009
    Current Position: Director of Marketing and Co-founder
    Current Employer: Rooof.com
    Number of Years in position: 1
    Related employment information since completing degree: I was the Marketing Manager for UsedEverywhere (aka Used Victoria)


    Name: Robert Cooper
    Degree and year: BA Honours English, Minors in History and Geography (UVic)
    Current Position: President/Strategic Director, Plus ROI Online Marketing Inc.
    Current Employer: Self-employed
    Number of Years in position: 6
    Related employment information since completing degree: Worked in Desktop Publishing and Printing (1992-2000). Worked independently for a couple of years and then launched and ran a digital print shop for 5 years, before selling it in 1999. Restarted a new career in tech/software marketing in 2001 and worked locally and internationally for 3 different software companies before starting my own company/agency in 2007


    Name: Peter Locke
    Degree and year: Software Engineering(Uvic)
    Current Position: CTO and Co-Founder, Kiind Inc.
    Current Employer: Self-employed
    Related employment information since completing degree: I have spent over a decade in the field of software engineering, architecting and implementing large scale online software systems, and directly leading and managing teams that do so. I have now entered the exciting world of entrepreneurship, and have led Kiind (http://www.kiind.me) from inception through launch and growth.


    Name: Clay Potter
    Degree and year: Microbiology (Uvic), 2009
    Current Position: Brewmaster at Moon Brewing Co.
    Current Employer: Self-employed
    Number of Years in position: 6 months
    Related employment information since completing degree: Completed MSc in Brewing and Distiling at Heriot Watt University in 2011. Worked as a microbiologist and brewer, then started a consultancy for the brewing industry before buyin my own Brewery and Pub 


    Name: Tami Tate
    Degree and year: 1989 BA, Leisure Studies; 1992, MA Sport Administration
    Current Position: President, Triple T Consulting and Event Management
    Current Employer: Self-employed
    Number of Years in position: Started company in 1998
    Related employment information since completing degree: My main job post-degree was working for the Sport and Recreation Branch. I worked there from 1991 - 2000

    Have you considered a career in arts, culture or communications?

    For students studying Fine Arts, Humanities, Business, Social Sciences

    WHEN: Thursday, March 14 from 5:30–7 p.m.
    WHERE: ECS 124

    Visit the Co-op and Career portal (events calendar) to sign up for this and other “What can you do with your degree?” sessions.

    Speaker Biographies:

    Name: Alice Martine Bacon
    Degree and year: Associate of Arts, Applied Communication, 1988
    Current position: Creative Director/Partner
    Current employer: Shine*ola Communications
    Number of years in position: 13
    Other related employment/information since completing degree: Worked as a publicist and general manager for professional (live) theatre, launched communications and special event company in 2000. Founding producer of Luminara Victoria Lantern Festival, producer of Enchanted Halloween, City of Victoria 150th Anniversary events, 2010 Olympic Torch Relay launch celebration and other special events around the region.


    Name: Jane Butler MacGregor, CEO, Victoria Conservatory of Music
    Degree: BA in Psychology, UBC
    Current position: CEO, Victoria Conservatory of Music
    Related employment/information since completing degree: Prior to serving as the CEO of the Victoria Conservatory of Music Jane served on The Board of Directors of Pacific Opera Victoria before stepping in as Interim Executive Director during a transitional period.  Previously she lived in the United States for 13 years where she helped found two new non- profit organizations and served on The Board of several others.  Before moving to the USA she served as the Corporate Director, Human Resources for the Jim Pattison Group in Vancouver, BC after managing Guest Relations and VIP services for Expo 86. Jane currently sits on the Board of Governors at the University of Victoria and is a member of the Victoria Telus Community Board. 


    Name: Janelle Heron
    Degree and year: Bachelor of Commerce, UVIC, 2008

    Current position: Staffing and Development Officer, Human Resources

    Current employer: Government Communications and Public Engagement, BC Provincial Government

    Number of years in position: 4 ½ years
    Related employment/information since completing degree:
I have been working with government since graduating in 2008. Currently on a temporary assignment in the marketing department. Prior to completing my degree, I completed an 8 month co-op term with the Human Resources Department at UVIC.


    Name: Sarah Smith
    Degree and year: BFA in Visual Arts
    Current position: Festival Coordinator
    Current employer: Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society
    Number of years in position: 2 years
    Other related employment/information since completing degree: Have worked for the VDBFS in several capacities since starting in 2011 as a co-op student, as well as on other projects like the TC10K and the UVic United Way campaign.


    Jan Ross, Curator, Emily Carr House


    Communications Security Establishment Canada Info Session

    When: 15:30, Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
    Where: ECS 124
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

    Communications Security Establishment Canada Info Session

    Date:
    Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    Time:
    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Location:
    ECS 124
    Target Students:
    Computer Science, Engineering, CEng, SEng, Math 


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    CSEC is…

    • Canada’s national cryptologic agency;
    • The national foreign intelligence authority;
    • The technical lead for information security for the Government of Canada; and
    • An integral member of the Canadian and international security and intelligence community.

    What we do…

    • Collect foreign signals intelligence
    • Break codes
    • Defeat new technology to prevent cyber attacks on the Government’s electronic information and information infrastructures
    • Develop leading-edge technologies to predict, prevent and defend against cyber-attacks
    • Provide information technology security advice and guidance to the Government of Canada

    And much more…

     Are you looking for…

    • A challenging job
    • In a highly dynamic technical environment
    • Where sharing knowledge and expertise comes naturally?

     Would you like to have…

    • Access to exceptional career development opportunities?
    • Flexible work weeks?
    • A casual work environment?
    • Competitive salary and benefits?

     If you answered YES, consider a work term at CSEC!

    www.cse-cst.gc.ca

    Deloitte Management Consulting Info Session

    When: 17:00, Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
    Where: ECS 116
    Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

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    Deloitte Management Consulting Info Session

    When: Tuesday, January 22
    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Where: ECS 116

    Register: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

    Target Students: Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Commerce and MBA

    Discover Management Consulting – and then take a closer look at what sets Deloitte Consulting apart. Our consultants play a pivotal role in helping clients analyze and solve their most complex business challenges. This requires a truly collaborative spirit and an ability to offer practical solutions that work. Knowledge of the consulting process and engagement management techniques is needed, as is a strong commitment to business, client relationships and practice development. We seek out people who tell it like it is; people who are objective and can give unbiased advice.

    Your career is important to you. It’s important to us, too. If you believe you’d fit with our culture of collaboration and excellence, our Consulting group would like to know more about you. We’re searching for talented individuals to join our Human Capital, Strategy & Operations, and Technology practice in various offices across Canada.

    Visit www.deloitte.ca/careers for more information and look for postings on Learning in Motion

    Government of Northwest Territories - Teacher Recruitment

    When: 16:30, Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 to 18:00, Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
    Where: MacLaurin D111
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca - 250-721-8840

    Event details for: Students and Alumni

    Event Details

    Thursday, January 17th
    4:30 - 6:00
    MacLaurin D111

    Important Information below:

    TEACH IN CANADA'S NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

    Are you looking for an exciting and challenging teaching experience in a unique part of Canada? If so, look up North. Many opportunities exist for classroom teachers, consultants and school administrators. The Government of the Northwest Territories needs energetic and talented people to join their team of educators and to fill a variety of positions in eight school jurisdictions.

    Qualifications:

    • Hold a Bachelor of Education Degree or a certificate from a recognized teacher training program
    • Have experience in multi-graded instruction strategies
    • Have experience in cross-cultural environments
    • Have a strong commitment to community, students and their families.


    Salary:

    • The salary range for teachers working in NWT is $64,609 - $117,224 dependent on education and teaching experience.
    • Depending on the community of employment, teachers receive a northern allowance between $3,250 - $28,891.
    • School administrators receive a base Administrator's Allowance and an additional amount based on student enrolment.

    Applying:

    Submit online applications at www.newteachersnwt.ca

    For more information about living and teaching in the NWT, email newteachers@gov.nt.ca, phone 867-873-7458 or visit us online at www.newteachersnwt.ca

    Promodoc - Think Doctorate, Think Europe

    When: 16:30, Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Marina -  eusprog@uvic.ca

    Promodoc Info Session

    Think Doctorate, Think Europe

    When: Tuesday, January 29
    Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Where: MacLaurin D116

    Attend this session to find out more about living and studying in Europe, how to find the best PhD program, and learn about funding opportunities.

    Our presenters are UVic folks who have recently studied in Europe:

    • Donna Wood, Postdoctoral Fellow, Political Science
    • Reuven Gordon, Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Fraser Hof, Associate Professor, Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry

    Please RSVP by Jan 22nd at eusprog@uvic.ca

    For more information, please visit:  http://web.uvic.ca/europe/PromoDoc_Europe.php

    Alumni Week

    When: Monday, Feb 4, 2013
    Contact: Alumni Relations -  alumni@uvic.ca

    Alumni Week, February 3 - 9, 2013

    Alumni Week is the annual celebration of everything that UVic grads do for their communities. It's a great time to come back to campus, renew friendships, and remember your UVic days.

    Visit the Alumni Week website for more information around campus wide events: https://alumni.uvic.ca/events/alumniweek.php#section0-0

    Master of Management and Professional Accounting Program Information Session

    When: 12:00, Monday, Jan 14, 2013 to 13:00, Monday, Jan 14, 2013
    Where: MacLaurin, D107
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca

    Date: Monday, January 14th, 2013
    Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
    Location: MacLaurin, room D107

    Register online at: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

    The MMPA program covers the core of the MBA curriculum plus those subjects that are vital for technical leadership in the accounting profession of the future, delivered in an integrated academic and co-op work experience. It is designed to be the most time-concentrated, Master’s level gateway to professional accounting and financial markets employment, particularly for students graduating from non-business programs. Advanced standing is available for business students.

    http://www.utoronto.ca/mmpa/

    Alumni Week 2013: Use the Power of Online Networking to Achieve Your Goals

    When: 17:00, Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
    Where: ECS 116

    Learn strategies and basic tools to widen your professional network online.  Develop techniques to turn these connections into deeper business relationships and career opportunities. UVic's Career Educators will discuss how social media has changed hiring practices today and will provide tips to help you network more effectively with social media.

    Tara Coulter is a placement poordinator with Engineering and Computer Science/Math Co-op and Career. In this role she is a liaison between students and employers in the placement of students in co-op work terms.  A social media enthusiast with a passion for educational technology, Tara brings a rich perspective to her role as a co-instructor in the co-op prep class, ENGR 020 - Introduction to Professional Practice, a mandatory first year course with approximately 400 engineering students per year.
     
    Bev Stevens provides career development and mentoring assistance to students enrolled in the Gustavson School of Business, both during their studies, at graduation and beyond. This includes activities such as seminar delivery and one on one work in career planning, resume writing and interview preparation.  Inaddition, she is involved in curriculum, resource and service development for the integrated Gustavson School of Business Co-op and Career Centre.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Register now for this Alumni Week 2013 workshop at http://alumni.uvic.ca/events

    Not familiar with the Internet and social media?  Book time with one of UVic's Career Educators before attending this Alumni Week 2013 workshop.  Book appointments through www.learninginmotion.uvic.ca or call 250.721-8421.

    Alumni Week 2013: You, Trends in the Labour Market and Career Planning

    When: 17:00, Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013
    Where: SSM A104

     

    Uncertain about your career path or looking to make a change? In this interactive session you will learn about current trends in the labour market and explore the factors and influences involved in career decision making. Stepping back and describing your career motivators (work environment, interests, skills, lifestyle, etcetera… ) will allow you to clearly see your potential career options.  Leave this session with next steps and resources to help you further your career.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Register now for this Alumni Week 2013 workshop at http://alumni.uvic.ca/events


    Joy Andrews
    offers career exploration and work search coaching for UVic students and alumni. She draws from over 15 years of experience in career development with extensive experience working with internationally educated professionals. Joy, alumni of UVic herself, is pleased to work with you to support your career aspirations.
     
    April McNeil is a UVic career educator working with students, staff, faculty and alumni to support them in exploring and achieving their career goals. This includes developing curriculum, delivering workshops on resume and cover letters, work search and interview preparation and meeting with clients one-on-one. Her background in volunteer resource management and work with non-profits has provided a strong understanding of the employer perspective and the current labour market.  She looks forward to helping you explore the influences and factors in your career decisions.

    Psychology Student Volunteer Fair

    When: Monday, January 14, 2013 (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
    Where: Michele Pujol Room, SUB

    The Psychology Organization of Students and the UVic chapter of Psi
    Chi would like to invite you to the third annual Psychology Volunteer
    Fair; an opportunity to psychology students to test drive potential careers
    through volunteering opportunities with a wide range of both on and off campus
    organizations. Come narrow down potential career choices, get some
    on-the-job training, or start accumulating grad school application
    hours.

    Representatives from Coop and Career Services will be on hand giving a
    workshop on 'Making the Most of your Volunteer Experience' as well as being available to answer
    questions.

    Sponsored by Coop and Career Services as well as by the UVic Alumni
    Association.

    Pathways to Success: Professional Development and Career Transitions for Graduate Students

    When: Mon, Feb 18 and Tues, Feb 19, 2013 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Where: Social Sciences and Math A120
    Categories: Forums and workshops
    Contact: Co-op and Career -  careers@uvic.ca - (250) 721-8421

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    HOSTED BY CO-OP AND CAREER

    This free, intensive two-day program during Reading Break is packed with workshops and expert panels to help you launch your graduate degree into a satistying career.

    • Hear from experts in academic and other careers
    • Improve your résumé, CV and cover letter writing skills
    • Explore work search strategies
    • Learn about professional development opportunities

    Download a copy of the:

    • Conference agenda here
    • Professional development self-assessment tool here

    RESOURCES FROM PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS 2013

    Breakfast sponsored by:

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    Event details for: Graduate students

    Registration

    Registration for Pathways to Success 2013 is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

    Day 1: Workshops and presentations

    How to Write Successful CVs, Résumés, Cover Letters and Personal Statements

    Presenters: April McNeil and Jeremy Pearce, Career Educators, Co-operative Education and Career Services

    Curious about the difference between a résumé and a CV? Wondering if you need both? In this session, we will review the purposes and structures of résumés and CV's and provide strategies for starting to build your first CV as well as enhancing your current résumé. We will also review the resources and services available to you on campus to support you in building your résumé and CV. There will be lots of opportunity for questions and discussion.




    The Labour Market and Work Search Strategies for Non-Academic and Academic Careers

    Presenters:

    • Joy Andrews, Career Educator, Co-operative Education and Career Services
    • Janet Sheppard, Counselling Services
    What does it take to find meaningful work? In this interactive session designed specifically for graduate students, you will learn about trends in the labour market impacting academic and non-academic careers as well as effective strategies for your work search.

    Professional Presentation Skills

    Presenter: Heather Ranson, Senior Instructor and Associate Director, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

    Graduate students present in class all the time, but presenting your research to your peers, an academic committee or a conference group is a bit different.  Sometimes they know more than you do, sometimes they know less. Sometimes they want to hear you, and sometimes they’d rather be sailing.

    How do great presenters get their material across successfully?  They do it by making the topic understandable, relating it to what the audience already knows, and encouraging feedback. Key points we will cover in this one hour session include:

    - Know your audience
    - Prepare your materials and delivery
    - Make it look effortless



    Landing Your First Academic Job: Panel Presentation

    Moderator: Jan Nolan
    Panellists:

    • Dr. Sudhir Nair, Assistant Professor, International Business, UVic
    • Dr. Maureen Niwa - Chair of Department of English, Camosun College
    • Dr. Alexandra Branzan Albu - Associate Professor, Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, UVic
    • Dr. Colin Goldblatt, Assistant Professor, Earth and Ocean Sciences, UVic
    • Dr. Sikata Banerjee, Professor, Women’s Studies and Associate Dean, Humanities, UVic
    • Dr. Fraser Hof, Associate Professor, Chemistry, UVic

    Positioning yourself for a successful career as a faculty member takes planning. This workshop is a great opportunity for graduate students to consider what they can be doing now to prepare for an academic career and for the academic job market. You'll learn about the application process and gain a better understanding of what to expect from interviews for faculty positions. A panel of new and experienced professors will share their experiences and tips for impressing the search committee. Finally, we'll talk about strategies for negotiating your first offer of employment as a faculty member.

    Day 2: Workshops and presentations

    You, Graduate School, and Your Career: Making the Connections

    Presenter: Janet Sheppard, Counselling Services

    Are you wondering how your graduate education can best contribute to your career development? Do you know what content specific and transferable skills you want to utilize in your next job setting? How about connecting your values, skills and lifestyle preference to your career trajectory? This workshop is specially focused on graduate student professional development. It will help you recognize your core motivators, explore research and networking, and help you understand more about the learning you need to experience in order to move toward the rewarding career you want.



    Graduate Student Voices

    Hear personal reflections from two experienced graduate students on how they have overcome some of the challenges that many graduate students face.  They will share a few strategies with you and point to professional development opportunities that they feel were particularly helpful on their career paths.



    Landing an Academic Job: Role of the Teaching Dossier and the LATHE Program

    Presenter: Dr. Marty Wall, Teaching Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre

    In applying for an academic position at a college or university, your submitted teaching dossier can serve to set you apart from other academic job applicants.  If prepared well, it can be a decisive determinant in being invited to be interviewed for an academic position.  This session will go through the elements of a teaching dossier and help you to get started on documenting your teaching.  The teaching dossier is one of the components of UVic’s Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) program, which is open to graduate students in all departments and is designed to provide certification for participating in a sequence of workshops, practica, and teaching activities, including hands-on preparation for seeking a post-degree academic job. Some current LATHE participants will be present to provide their perspectives on the program.



    Developing Strong Professional Relationships to Support Your Career Goals

    Presenters: John Fagan and Bev Stevens, Career Educators, Co-operative Education and Career Services

    Discover how using the "right approach" in-person and on-line can help you to turn your existing academic and business connections into  future career opportunities. UVic's Career Educators will discuss strategies and techniques to strengthen and  widen your professional network including the do's and don't of networking, tips on how to make the process easier and what to keep in mind when networking on-line.  With  statistics showing that at least 70% of jobs are found through networking and  recent surveys showing over 90% of companies intend to use on-line social networking applications as part of their hiring strategy this is a session you can't afford to miss!



    Career Paths Outside Academia: Panel Presentation

    Moderator: April McNeil, Career Educator, Co-operative Education and Career Services
    Panellists:

    • Jessica Suryavanshi, Consumer Protection BC
    • Margot Cutcher, National Defence and Canadian Forces, MARPAC
    • Linda Hughes, United Way of Greater Victoria
    • Rahul Ray, TERA Environmental Consultants
    • Dr. Coreen Hamilton, UVic Department of Chemisty and AXYS Analytical

    Not sure what options are available to you outside of academia? In the current labour market, many areas of industry are recruiting graduate students for their strong research skills and areas of specialization. Learn how to transfer your skills from an academic environment to different sectors. Our panelists will share with you their own success stories and strategies for moving into industry.

    Western College of Veterinary Medicine Information Session

    When: Wed. January 23, 2013 (11:30 a.m.)
    Where: Clearihue C108

    western_collegeThe Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is the premier centre of veterinary education, research and expertise in Western Canada and a key member of Canada's veterinary, public health and food safety network. More than 450 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the internationally-recognized veterinary college that includes a veterinary medical centre, a provincial diagnostic laboratory and large-scale research facilities.

    Dr. Bruce Grahn, Associate Dean (Academic) and Heather Mandeville, Manager, Admissions and Recruitment will be on campus Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:30 in CLEA C108 to discuss the College's admission requirements and processes. It is highly recommended that anyone interested in veterinary medicine attend.

    Absolute Internship Information Session

    When: Tues, Nov 6, 2012 (1:30 p.m.)
    Where: MacLaurin D114
    Contact: sravlic@uvic.ca

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    Want to gain international work experience in London or in China?
     
    Create your own success with an internship in China, London or Hong Kong. Absolute Internship's Programs offers a fantastic opportunity to gain professional work experience in the world's most exciting and fastest growing economies. Absolute Internship is running a very successful program and been featured on Business Review Europe and BBC News.  
     
    Absolute Internship is a global internship provider and specializes in meaningful and beneficial work placements for students and graduates in China, London and Hong Kong. The program is highly regarded by employers. 
     
    Whether you’re looking for a career in finance, business or in law, Absolute Internship offers a wide range of opportunities across industries including business, fashion, finance, law, marketing and much more. 
     
    Don't miss out! Join Absolute Internship for a presentation about their internship programs and meet a former participant who interned through Absolute Internship last summer at MacLaurin D114 Tuesday Nov 6th between 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.
     
    For more information about Absolute Internship, please visit their website here: http://www.absoluteinternship.com

    Business Co-op and Career Interview Clinic

    When: Jan 22-24 and 28-30, 2013
    Categories: Forums and workshops
    Contact: Business Co-op and Career office -  yumim@uvic.ca - 250-721-6054

    Gustavson School of Business

    Business Co-op and Career is hosting a six-day interview clinic in January 2013!

    Sign up as a volunteer interviewer to:

    • meet UVic business students and learn what they can bring to your workplace
    • promote your organization to the UVic community
    • practice interviewing candidates or train your new managers and staff in interviewing
    • open a window on student or graduate recruitment
    • network with hundreds of reps from other organizations

    For more information or to volunteer, please contact yumim@uvic.ca at your earliest convenience.

    Event details for: Employers

    Event schedule

    In-person interviews (We encourage you to choose this option if you're local!)

    Dates: January 22, 23 and 24, 2013
    Location: Arbutus/Queenswood room, Cadboro Commons, UVic
    Timeslots: half day (five interviews) or full day (10 interviews)
    Time commitment: About two hours each for the day after and day before the interviews + your interview timeslot 

    Phone interviews

    Dates: January 28, 29 and 30, 2013
    Timeslots: half day (five interviews) or full day (10 interviews)
    Time commitment: About two hours each for the day after and day before the interviews + your interview timeslot 

    Both groups can a) select a sample premade job description or b) submit your own sample job description for students to mock-interview for.

    How to register

    1. Choose your interview type: in person (January 22, 23 or 24) or on the phone (January 28, 29 or 30).
    2. Choose your timeslot: a half day (five interviews) or a full day (10 interviews).
    3. Contact Business Co-op and Career at yumim@uvic.ca or 250-721-6054 by Sept 28, 2012. Let us know you'd like to participate and tell us your above choices.

    Western University of Health Sciences Info Session

    When: Monday, Nov 19, 2012 (4:30 p.m.)
    Where: Clearihue D132
    Categories: Employer info sessions

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    Combining a deep respect for patients with a commitment to training compassionate caregivers, Western University of Health Sciences is an innovative graduate university for the health professions dedicated to preparing you to flourish as a skilled, compassionate patient care provider.

    The College of Optometry offers an innovative Doctor of Optometry program that emphasizes optometric rehabilitation including neuro-optometry. This emerging specialty helps patients who have visual and perceptual problems as a result of brain injury, stroke, physical disability or neurological illness. Our emphasis on optometric rehabilitation also includes vision therapy, low vision rehabilitation, and care for vulnerable populations such as those with developmental disabilities. As a WesternU graduate, you will also be prepared for full scope optometric practice.

    Whether you choose to work in a private or group practice, a hospital-based setting, community clinics, or any other setting, you will be prepared for a rewarding career helping people to improve their vision and to maintain and restore their eye health.

    International American University College of Medicine Info Session

    When: Monday, Oct 29, 2012 (1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
    Where: Clearihue C108
    Contact: sravlic@uvic.ca

    AIUCM

    Founded in 2003, International American University College of Medicine (IAUCOM) is located in the heart of the Caribbean Islands, in the southern district (Vieux Fort) of St. Lucia, West Indies (W.I.). We offer a state of the art curriculum in medical education, using the latest technology and teaching methods which is based on the U.S. model and is delivered by a team of expert faculty. Every medical school has its own unique characteristics, a distinct personality and goals for the future. Our mission is to provide quality medical education to capable and highly motivated individuals who want to pursue a medical career. Through numerous collaborations with health care organizations, academic medical institutions, and other key stakeholders, we have played a major role in the development of the health and education infrastructure in St. Lucia and have provided training and education for hundreds of health care professionals and students around the world.

    To learn more about the programs offered please attend our information session taking place Monday Oct. 29th 1:30 - 3:00 in CLEA C108.

    University First Class Painters Info Session

    When: Tues, Oct 23, 2012 (4:30 p.m.)
    Where: CLE C109
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Edward Leung -  eleung@ufcp.ca

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    There will also be Pizzas and refreshments at the information session for anyone attending.

    We are excited to announce the opportunity to apply for our business manager position for the summer of 2013. This will count toward a required coop credit. We are currently looking to fill positions throughout the province for the summer 2013 work-term, you can check out our posting on the learning-in-motion website ( https://learninginmotion.uvic.ca/home.htm – Posting ID: 93442). The deadline for application is October 30th.

    As a University First Class Painting manager you would be among a select few of the brightest and most talented students across Canada. The position does require a lot of work but is also extremely rewarding. This past summer, we had 26 students working with us here in BC. Our average student ran their business for four months (May-September 1st) and had average earnings of $16,800. When compared to the average university student’s summer earnings of $3,200, we are very proud of the success that our managers achieve. That being said, the financial success does not come easy (and if it did everyone would be doing it) and our students work extremely hard to learn the business and work with our management team to become an efficient business owner. We do not pursue only business students for this position but being business minded definitely helps. The main two attributes that we look for in students are a good work ethic and common sense (which is not so common).

     As a manager you would be responsible for the day to day operations of the business and our management team assists you through every step of your business life. We know what it takes to run a successful painting company (30 years in business) and it is through this knowledge that we enable our students to be successful.

     If this sounds like a challenge that might be for you, please sign up for this information session on campus, whereby we give you even more information on the position and the application process. There will also be Pizzas and refreshments at the information session for anyone attending.

    Lattitude Global Volunteering Info Session

    When: Tues, Oct 30, 2012 (11:30)
    Where: Clearihue D132
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: sravlic@uvic.ca

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    Founded in the UK, Lattitude is the original Gap-Year charity.

     Since 1972 we have specialized in creating international volunteering opportunities for 17-25 year-olds to help develop ‘global citizens’.

     We have programs in 17 countries that allow our volunteers to do jobs that really make a difference. 

     We are committed to the host organizations and communities in which we work, and our placements deliver long-term, sustainable and measurable benefits to them. Having the opportunity to live and work in a new culture and environment allows our volunteers to learn about the world we live in.

    During their placements Lattitude volunteers grow in independence and confidence. They develop new skills such as team-working, cultural diversity and awareness, managing resources and communication skills, while gaining an international outlook. They return with a raised awareness of social, economic and environmental issues in the developing and developed world.

    Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair

    Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair

    When: Tues, Feb. 5 and Wed, Feb. 6, 2013 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Where: Engineering Lab Wing lobby
    Categories: Fairs
    Contact: Cindy Lowe, Susan Fiddler -  clowe@uvic.ca, sfiddler@uvic.ca -  250-472-5809, 250-472-5810

    A variety of employers will be on campus for this event to connect with students and alumni and showcase their organizations. This is a great networking event—come prepared to make connections. Join the conversation—use #uvichitech.

    Employers: Due to overwhelming response, we have sold out all available space for both days of the career fair. Registration is now closed. We look forward to meeting all exhibitors who will be joining us on February 5th and 6th, 2013 for our 10th annual event.

    Thank you to our event sponsors:

    Platinum sponsors

    Peter Kiewit Fast Enterprises Teck Resources
    Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. Fast Canadian Enterprises Teck Resources
    Schneider Electric          cbi
    Schneider Electric Horton CBI Limited

    Gold sponsor

    solaris

    Solaris Management Consultants Inc.

    Silver sponsors

           lafarge       

          Statoil                            

    LaFarge North America Statoil Canada

    Event details for: Exhibitors | Students |

    Register

    Due to overwhelming response, we have sold out all available space for both days of the career fair. Registration is now closed. We look forward to meeting all exhibitors who will be joining us on February 5th and 6th, 2013 for our 10th annual event.

    Which companies are attending?

    Why exhibit at the Hi-Tech Fair?

    As employers, you need to find motivated and skilled employees to make your business thrive. The Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair will give you the opportunity to showcase your organization, while putting you in contact with co-op and graduating students who are studying:

    Exhibitor package options

    One-day exhibitor package: $500 plus taxes

    • 8' x 8' draped trade show booth, 2' x 5' table and two chairs
    • Online promotion on the 2013 Co-op and Career Fair website and a link to your organization’s website
    • Complimentary electricity hook-up, bulletin boards by request, and internet access (you must bring a computer or laptop with a wireless network adapter and make sure your computer has all the software you’ll need at the event; on the day of the event, our technicians may ask for your passwords to re-configure the TCP/IP settings on your computer)
    • Coffee, tea, and water available throughout the day
    • Continental breakfast and lunch for up to two people
    • Up to two complimentary parking passes
    • Assistance with setting up and dismantling your booth
    • Assistance with arranging interviews, as required

    Sponsorship options

    Consider becoming a career fair sponsor. You’ll receive highly visible exposure on campus before, during and after the career fair and demonstrate your commitment to our students and programs.

    Platinum: $2,500

    (Limited number of platinum opportunities available on a first-come, first-serve basis)
    • Choice of prime booth location
    • Opportunity to host an information session during the week of the Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair
    • Corporate banner displayed inside career fair venue (supplied by sponsor)
    • Company logo included on Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair website and promotional material
    • Platinum sponsorship identification at your booth
    • Career fair participation, including registration of one exhibitor booth ($500 value)

    Gold: $2,000

    • Corporate banner displayed inside career fair venue (supplied by sponsor)
    • Company logo included on Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair website and promotional material
    • Gold sponsorship identification at your booth
    • Career fair participation, including registration of one exhibitor booth ($500 value)

    Silver: $1,500

    • Company logo included on Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair website and promotional material
    • Silver sponsorship identification at your booth
    • Career fair participation, including registration of one exhibitor booth ($500 value)

    Shipping your material

    Company display materials may be sent to UVic Co-op and Career no sooner than January 25, 2013. If you wish to have your materials returned after the fair, please label them and include a completed waybill. You are responsible for making arrangements with the courier of your choice for pick-up after the event at this same address.

    Courier address:

    ATTN: Cindy Lowe
    RE: Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair
    Engineering and Computer Science/Math Co-op and Career
    University of Victoria
    Room 204, Engineering and Computer Science Building
    3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
    Victoria, BC V8W 3P6

    Event day set-up

    Please ensure your booth is assembled by 10 a.m. and is not disassembled until 3 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist you throughout the day and help with set-up and dismantling of your booth.

    You may set up the morning of the Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair between 8 and 9:30 a.m. Please unload your displays from the metred parking area located in front of the Engineering Lab Wing before parking your vehicle. Two parking passes will be provided for exhibitors. Booths not occupied by 9:30 a.m. may be reassigned if needed.

    Parking

    Registration includes two general parking passes. If you have requested parking passes, you will receive them once you have checked in and picked up your registration package.

    Getting to campus

    UVic is located in Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. Depending on where you’re starting, there are different ways to get to campus. Once you’re here, unload your displays in one of the two loading zones outside the Engineering Lab Wing. You can pick up your registration package along with your parking pass and we’ll direct you to parking from there.

    Driving from Vancouver?

    Take the Swartz Bay ferry from Tsawwassen ferry terminal. The sailing takes 1 hr 35 minutes, plus 15 minutes offloading time. As you exit the ferry, you will be on the Patricia Bay Highway #17 south.

    After approximately 25 minutes, take the McKenzie Avenue exit. Turn left onto McKenzie Avenue and continue for 7 km. Turn right onto McGill Road, at the main UVic entrance, just in front of Centennial Stadium.

    Coming from Victoria International Airport

    Victoria International Airport is located off Highway 17, about 30-40 minutes north of the university. When driving from the airport, follow the signs to Victoria; they will lead you south onto Highway 17.

    After approximately 25 minutes on Highway 17, take the McKenzie Avenue exit. Turn left onto McKenzie Avenue and continue for 7 km. Turn right onto McGill Road, at the main UVic entrance, just in front of Centennial Stadium.

    Why should you attend?

    Searching for a way to connect with employers in the hi-tech industry? On Tuesday, Feb 5 and Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can connect with representatives from a wide range of high-tech companies all in one place. Visit employers' booths to learn what they're looking for and put your networking skills to work.

    It's never too early to think about your next steps. With so many employers all in one place, this is your chance to ask questions about upcoming opportunities and areas of development. By talking to representatives, you will:

    • learn what companies are looking for
    • compare job opportunities to help you figure out your next step
    • get to ask questions about everything from job benefits to companies' work cultures
    • network with professionals in your future field

    Which companies are coming?

    Networking opportunities

    Here is a list of employer Information sessions taking place during the Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair:

    • Fast/Gentax - Monday, Feb 4 (4:00 p.m.), ECS 104
    • Kiewit - Tuesday, Feb 5 ( 3:30 p.m. ), ECS 660
    • Teck - Tuesday, Feb 5 ( 5:30 p.m. ), ECS 660
    • Horton CBI Ltd. - Wednesday, Feb 6 ( 3:45 p.m. ), EOW 430

    Please visit http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca to register for any of these sessions

    Prepare for the fair

    It’s a good idea to give some thought to what you hope to accomplish at the fair. Identify the companies you want to connect with and do some research in advance. Here are a few quick tips.

    Before the fair

    Are you prepaired for the Hi-Tech Co-op & Career Fair? Attend a prep session to learn how to make the most out of your time at the fair. In ECS 130 on Monday February 4th 2013, from 2:30 –3:20. Registration will be open soon, please check back to sign-up for this prep session!

    During the fair

    • Introduce yourself, offer a handshake and ask your questions
    • Allow time for the employer to respond and listen
    • Take notes
    • Ask the employer for a business card
    • Ask if you can call the employer to follow up
    • Find out if the employer plans to hire in the future
    • Thank everyone you speak with
    • Record the information you collect for future reference, especially the names, positions and contact information of the people you meet at the fair

    After the fair

    • Send a thank you note to those you met at the fair
    • If there were immediate or future employment opportunities with a company, send your résumé and cover letter and make reference to meeting at the fair

    How to introduce yourself

    An effective introduction includes your name and some information about yourself. Here is a sample introduction:

    'Good morning. My name is [your name] (Pause for handshake). I am working on [your degree name] and I am looking for information about work in the area of [your area of interest]. I read on your website that you have internships for new graduates interested in this area. I would be interested in applying for one of those internships.'

    At this point you and the recruiter will have a brief conversation during which you could ask some questions about the internship or the organization. You will find out more about the application process, and possibly leave your résumé with the recruiter.

    Questions to ask employers

    • How does one enter this field? How did you enter it? What are typical entry-level titles and functions?
    • What skills (aptitudes, interests, and personal characteristics) are important for this work?
    • What is (are) the most relevant major(s) for this work?
    • What are the prospects for this work in Victoria? What are the prospects elsewhere?
    • What are the educational/training requirements?
    • Do you have any advice for someone who is interested in working in the field?
    • Do you know of anyone else I should be contacting to learn more about this work?
    • Can you suggest materials I should read to learn more about it?
    • Do you hire students for the summer (or co-op work terms)?
    • When and how do you advertise those positions?
    • Could you suggest any volunteer work that might help me get some experience in this area?
    • What kinds of positions will you be recruiting for and from which academic backgrounds?
    • How important is having related summer work?
    • Would I need more than an undergraduate degree for employment or advancement?
    • What is the culture of your workplace?
    • How is the company responding to (a current event)?
    • What do you like most about your work? What, if anything, do you not like?

    Target Information Session

    When: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 (4:30 p.m.)
    Where: MAC D116
    Categories: Employer info sessions

    targetFOOD PROVIDED!

    In 2013, Target stores will open across Canada. To make it happen, we're building a team of talented people. People with a variety of skills, abilities and backgrounds who are ready to jump into a fun, dynamic career. We offer a friendly, fun, collaborative work environment that rewards people who give their best.

    As the company expands its presence in Canada, we are excited to extend our legacy of giving, long history of being a good neighbour and active engagement with local and national partners to help build safer and healthier communities across the country.

    The objective of the Information Session is to provide you with the opportunity to hear about Target and career opportunities, specifically about the Executive Team Leader role. There will also be time at the end of the presentation to ask questions.

    Discover Japan with the JET Programme!

    When: Tues, Oct 23, 2012 (11 a.m.)
    Where: HSD A270
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Steve Chevalier -  education@vc.mofa.go.jp

    JET

    Discover Japan with the JET Programme!

    Information Session

    Tuesday, October 23 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Human and Social Development Building (HSD A270)

    Obtain valuable overseas work experience, gain in-depth knowledge of Japanese culture, and meet participants from around the world, while contributing to language education and international understanding.

    The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme offers university graduates a minimum, one-year opportunity to experience Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher or Coordinator for International Relations through an official Government of Japan Programme.

    Apply October through November for departure the following August. Bachelor degree graduates and students in their final year are eligible.

    More information at www.vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp

    Sauder School of Business, UBC Info Session

    When: Wed, Sept 20, 2012 (4 p.m.)
    Where: DSB C128
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Sarah Ravlic -  sravlic@uvic.ca

    Come hear from a UBC Diploma in Accounting Program (DAP) representative at this upcoming information session on Thursday, September 20th from 4 – 5pm, in the David Strong Building, room C128. Learn about the opportunities in the accounting field, and find out how DAP can jumpstart your career. For aspiring accountants, UBC DAP is the gateway between an undergraduate degree and professional accounting designation program (CA, CGA, CMA, or CPA in the US). Visit us today at www.sauder.ubc.ca/dap & attend our upcoming information session. Accelerate your future…take the gateway to accounting!

    Tesla employer session

    When: Monday, Sept 24, 2012 (5 p.m.)
    Where: ECS 660
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

    teslaTargeted students: MENG, EENG, CENG, SENG, Comp Sci

    Tesla's goal is to produce a full range of electric cars, from sports cars to mass-market vehicles – relentlessly driving down the cost of electric vehicles. It is currently the only U.S. automaker that builds and sells highway-capable EVs in serial production. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs and EV powertrain components. Tesla has delivered more than 1,600 Roadsters to customers in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific Region. Model S, the first premium sedan to be built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, goes on the market in mid-2012.

    Microsoft Meet the Company

    When: Wed, Sept 19, 2012 (7 p.m.)
    Where: ECS 125
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

    MicrosoftLearn about the cool technologies that you could develop, hear about all of our great job opportunities, get tips on how to land a job at Microsoft and what it’s like to live and work in the Seattle area.

    Bring your resume your chance to win an xbox! Free food!

    Co-op and Career Week

    When: 10:00, Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 to 15:00, Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011
    Categories: Co-op info days, Employer info sessions, Fairs
    Contact: evcoop@uvic.ca - 250-721-6378

    From September 11 to 21, explore your career options during Co-op and Career Week!

    It's the perfect time to:


    Can't make it to an event? You can also visit your Co-op and Career office all year long for one-on-one career support!

    Co-op and Career Info Day

    Co-op and Career Info Day

    When: Tuesday, September 10 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
    Where: Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building
    Categories: Co-op info days
    Contact: commcoop@uvic.ca - 250-853-3172

    UVic Co-op and Career is your on-campus resource for career help, programs and services. 

    More than 1,000 students attend Co-op and Career Info Day year—come learn how we can help you reach your career goals!

    University of Toronto Master of Management and Professional Accounting Info Session

    When: 11:00, Monday, Sep 24, 2012 to 13:30, Monday, Sep 24, 2012
    Where: Human and Social Development A250
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Vanessa Stofer -  vstofer@uvic.ca

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    Information Session

    Date: Tuesday, September 24th

    Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Location: Human and Social Development A250

    Target Audience:

    Business, Economics, MBA

    RSVP: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

    U of T Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program – Overview

    The Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program, offered by the University of Toronto at Mississauga, responds to this vision of changing client and employer needs by introducing bright, talented students with diverse interests and leadership potential to the ethical, human and technical foundations of business and the accounting profession. A lecture, case and co-operative work term format is used which emphasizes innovation with realism. Students learn at one of Canada's finest universities -- minutes away from the business and professional centre of the country -- in the company of those destined to assume leadership positions around the world.

    For more information, visit http://www.utoronto.ca/mmpa/

    Graduate and Professional Schools Education Fair

    Graduate and Professional Schools Education Fair

    When: Thurs, Sept 20, 2012 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
    Where: Student Union Building, Michele Pujol Room
    Categories: Fairs

    Wondering what it takes to apply for graduate school or professional programs like law or medicine? On October 1 and 2, 2013, students can connect with representatives from a wide range of programs from UVic and other post-secondary institutions and professional schools at the Graduate and Professional Schools Education Fair.

    Exhibitors: This year, the Graduate and Professional Schools Fair is being combined with our annual Co-op and Career Fair. Please visit the Co-op and Career Fair website for more details.

    Event details for: Students and alumni | Exhibitors |

    Why should you attend?

    It’s never too early to think about your next steps. Connect with a wide range of graduate and professional school exhibitors all in one place at the Graduate and Professional Schools Education Fair.

    This is your chance to ask questions about how to apply, what to look for in a program, and how to find the program that matches your interests. By talking to representatives, you will:

    • learn about program requirements
    • compare programs to find the one that meets your goals
    • gather materials on a wide range of post-graduate options

    Be sure to stay after the fair for our "Applying for Graduate School" workshop!

    When: Sept 20 from 3:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. (after the fair) |  Where: Upper Lounge (SUB)

    Thinking about grad school? This workshop hosted by our career educators will help you put together a solid application.


    Who’s coming?

    Networking opportunities

    Some schools will be hosting on-campus information sessions this fall. You can attend a session to find out more about a particular school or program. Please check the events page for upcoming sessions.

    How to prepare for the fair

    It’s a good idea to research graduate schools of interest by reading their program descriptions and visiting their websites. You might also want to:

    • prepare questions for schools of interest based on your research
    • prepare a 30-second personal introduction to highlight the skills and knowledge you are building and your areas of interest
    • be prepared to answer questions that representatives might ask
    • give yourself plenty of time to gather all the information you need

    Casual attire is acceptable, but we recommend that you look your best. First impressions count.

    Questions to ask

    General questions

    • What are the benefits of attending your institution?
    • How long do your students typically take to complete a master's or doctoral program?
    • Do you have open houses or regular information sessions?

    Admission-related questions

    • What is the admission average for your program of interest?
    • How is the admission average calculated?
    • What are the other important factors that an admission committee might take into account (e.g., volunteering, extracurricular activities, leadership experience, work experience)?
    • Is it possible to receive advanced standing for courses/work already completed?
    • If you took time off between your undergraduate degree and your program of interest, would this affect your admissibility?

    Program-related questions

    • Who makes up the faculty? What are these faculty members' areas of specialty?
    • Is there a practicum/co-op/internship option?
    • Does the program involve group work, individual work or both?
    • Is a thesis, dissertation or comprehensive exam required to complete the program?
    • Can the program be completed on a part-time basis?
    • What are the funding opportunities?
    • Are spots reserved for in-province residents?
    • Will completion of the program meet the educational requirements for the license or certification needed to enter your occupation of interest?
    • What percentage of graduates is employed in a relevant field within six to 12 months of graduation?
    • Is it possible to visit the campus and speak with faculty members and students?

    Steps towards graduate school

    If you're considering post-graduate studies, here are some steps to get you started:

    1. Talk to someone from your faculty of interest and ask for advice.
    2. Consider with whom you want to work.
    3. Research the school's reputation.
    4. Think about your future career. How will graduate school prepare you for it?
    5. Decide what you can afford.
    6. Consider the school's size and location. Does it fit with your plans?
    7. Visit the Graduate and Professional Schools Education Fair or attend an open house or information session.
    8. Choose programs that really interest you and chat with representatives to find out more.

    Register

    Thank you for your interest in the Graduate and Professional Schools Career Fair. Registration is now open!

    Why exhibit?

    This on-campus event lets you connect with UVic’s talented and motivated students as they explore their next educational steps.

    • Meet and recruit the right students for your graduate programs or professional school.
    • Showcase programs, faculty areas of interest and specialized facilities.
    • Build awareness of your graduate and professional programs.

    Who attends the fair?

    Thousands of students attend this event each year, connecting with more than 40 recruiting employers and community service providers.

    Who are UVic students?

    We're excited to see you at the fair!

    Package options

    Standard package: $300 plus HST

    • 8' x 8' draped trade show booth, 2' x 5' table and two chairs.
    • Online promotion on the 2010 Graduate and Professional Schools Education Fair website and a link to the organization’s website.
    • Complimentary electricity hook-up, bulletin boards by request, and internet access. (You must bring a computer or laptop with a wireless network adapter, and make sure your computer has all the software you’ll need at the event. On the day of the event, our technicians may ask for your passwords to re-configure the TCP/IP settings on your computer.)
    • Coffee, tea, and water available throughout the day.
    • Breakfast and lunch for up to two people.
    • One complimentary parking passes or two complimentary bus passes.
    • Assistance with setting up and taking down your booth.

    Sponsorship

    Consider becoming a career fair sponsor. You’ll receive highly visible exposure on campus before, during and after the career fair and demonstrate your commitment to our students and our programs.

    Platinum: $800
    • Career fair participation, including registration of one exhibitor booth ($300 value).
    • Choice of booth location.
    • Company/school logo included on fair website and promotional materials.
    • Corporate banner displayed inside career fair venue (supplied by sponsor).
    Gold: $500
    • Career fair participation, including registration of one exhibitor booth ($300 value).
    • Choice of booth location.
    • Company/school logo included on fair website and promotional material.
    Silver: $400
    • Career fair participation, including registration of one exhibitor booth ($300 value).
    • Company/school logo included on fair website and promotional material. 

    Shipping your material

    Company display materials may be sent to Co-op and Career no sooner than Friday, September 7, 2012. If you wish to have your materials returned after the fair, please label them and include a completed waybill. You are responsible for making arrangements with the courier of your choice for pick-up after the event at this same address.

    Courier Address:

    ATTN: Sarah Ravlic
    RE: Co-op and Career Fair
 

    Co-operative Education Program and Career Services
    Business and Economics Building
    Room 410
    University of Victoria
    3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
    Victoria, BC
    V8P5C2
    Canada

    Event day set-up

    Please ensure your booth is assembled by 10 a.m. and is not disassembled until 3:00 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist you throughout the day and help with set-up and dismantling of your booth.

    You may set up the morning of the event between 8 and 9:30 a.m. Please unload your displays in one of the two loading zones located just outside the Student Union Building before parking your vehicle. Booths not occupied by 9:30 a.m. may be reassigned if needed.

    Parking

    Registration includes two general parking passes. If you have requested parking passes, you will receive them once you have checked in and picked up your registration package.

    Tips for exhibitors

    How can you make the most out of your time at the fair? We’ve put together some tips:

    • Make sure your company or organization name and logo are clearly visible.
    • Be clear about whom you wish to recruit.
    • Have enough staff at your booth to be able to answer questions and receive résumés.
    • Be available. Turn off cell phones, PDAs, Blackberries and other devices while at your booth. Students are unlikely to approach you if you look busy.
    • Make eye contact and smile. Students are more likely to approach if they feel welcomed.
    • Acknowledge students who are waiting to approach your booth.
    • Staff your booth with interested, pleasant, professional representatives. This is more important than fancy or complex displays.
    • If you bring swag or giveaways, make sure it is something that students will use (bringing giveaways is not mandatory).

    Getting to campus

    UVic is located in Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. Depending on where you’re starting, there are different ways to get to campus.

    Once you’re here, unload your displays in one of the two loading zones outside the Student Union Building.  You can pick up your registration package along with your parking pass and we’ll direct you to parking from there. 

    Driving from Vancouver?

    Take the Swartz Bay ferry from Tsawwassen ferry terminal. The sailing takes 1 hr 35 minutes, plus 15 minutes offloading time. As you exit the ferry, you will be on the Patricia Bay Highway #17 south.

    After approximately 25 minutes, take the McKenzie Avenue exit. Turn left onto McKenzie Avenue and continue for 7 km. Turn right onto McGill Road, at the main UVic entrance, just in front of Centennial Stadium.

    Driving from up-island?

    Take Highway 1 south towards Victoria until you reach the McKenzie Avenue/Admiral Road intersection. Turn left here. Follow McKenzie Avenue for about 7 km east, until you reach the traffic lights at Gordon Head Road. Go through the traffic light and turn right onto McGill Road.

    Driving from Sooke?

    Follow Highway 14 east towards Victoria. In Colwood, turn onto Highway 1 to Victoria. At the McKenzie Avenue/Admiral Road intersection, turn left. Follow McKenzie Avenue for about 7 km east, then turn right onto McGill Road, just in front of Centennial Stadium.

    Coming from Victoria International Airport

    Victoria International Airport is located off Highway 17, about 30-40 minutes north of the university. When driving from the airport, follow the signs to Victoria; they will lead you south onto Highway 17.

    After approximately 25 minutes on Highway 17, take the McKenzie Avenue exit. Turn left onto McKenzie Avenue and continue for 7 km. Turn right onto McGill Road, at the main UVic entrance, just in front of Centennial Stadium.

    Volunteer Victoria Volunteer Fair

    When: September 17, 2012 (10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
    Where: Michele Pujol Room - SUB
    Categories: External events
    Contact: Ebony Logins -  ebony@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

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    Volunteer Recruitment Fair at the University of Victoria
     
    Date: Monday, September 17
    Time: 10:30 - 3:30pm
    Location: Michele Pujol Room - SUB

    Volunteer Victoria welcomes the UVic community and members of the public to attend our upcoming volunteer recruitment fair. Come find out about hundreds of volunteer opportunities from more than 50 non-profit agencies. Some of the organizations attending the fair include:

    BC Tech Fair (external event)

    When: July 24, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Where: Online fair (co-op and career opportunities)
    Categories: Fairs

    bctechfair

    BC Tech Fair is July 24th at 11 a.m.!

    It will showcase some of the fastest-growing tech companies in BC. It's a perfect place for new graduates and students to explore entry-level and co-op opportunities with innovative companies.

    At this fully virtual career fair, you can explore companies, chat with company representatives, take fun challenges to showcase your skills and apply for jobs with many BC companies.

    Pre-register at bctechfair.ca for priority access!

    Info session: Endurance Wind Power

    When: 17:00, Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 to 18:00, Thursday, Jun 7, 2012
    Where: ECS 660
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca - 250.472.5803

    EWP logo

    Information Session
    Date: Thursday, June 7
    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: ECS 660
    Target Audience: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Software Engineering, Computer Science (undergraduate, graduate and new grads/alumni).

    Endurance Wind Power Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of a complete line of small to mid-sized, grid-connected wind turbines. Endurance Wind Power was founded on the strong belief that our planet needs affordable, long lasting and sustainable clean energy.  Our Surrey based team is among the most talented in the industry and is positioned for growth in this exciting industry.  You too could be a part of our success.

    Students: Please register on Learning in Motion.

    Employer Information Session: Fortinet’s Annual New Grad Job Fair

    When: 13:00, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 to 14:30, Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    Where: Engineering and Computer Science Building room 108
    Categories: Employer info sessions
    Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca - 250-472-5803

    fortinet logo

    For Computer/Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students and alumni:

    Fortinet Technologies (FTNT), one of the fastest growing technology companies in Vancouver, is looking for the best and brightest to join our R&D team! Currently we have 30+ new graduate openings available for upcoming graduates, including: C Programmers, MacOS Developers, Java Developers, Web Developers, Mobile Developers, QA Engineers, Hardware Engineers, Antivirus Analyst, and much more!

    Employer Information Session:

    Date: Tuesday May 15th

    Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

    Location: ECS 108


    - Bring copies of your resume and transcripts

     -Learn about one of the fastest growing companies in BC

    -Learn about our company’s product, history, and much more



    For more information visit www.fortinet.com/careers or follow on Twitter:
    @FortinetJobs_Canada
    @Joyce_Fortinet

    Graduate and Professional Schools Education Fair

    When: 10:00, Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 to 15:00, Thursday, Sep 20, 2012
    Where: Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building
    Categories: Fairs

    Grad Fair

    Save the date!

    The Graduate and Professional Schools Education Fair will take place September 20, 2012.

    This annual event connects students with representatives from a wide range of programs at UVic and other post-secondary institutions and professional schools.

    All students are welcome, whether you are a first year student or almost ready to graduate — we hope to see you at the fair!

    Institutions and schools interested in attending the fair are invited to contact the marketing and events coordinator at evcoop@uvic.ca or 250-721-8840.

    More information will be posted here throughout the summer.

    Co-op and Career Fair

    When: 10:00, Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 to 15:30, Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012
    Where: Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building
    Categories: Fairs

    Coop and Career Fair

    Save the date!

    The Co-op and Career Fair will take place September 18 - 19, 2012.

    This annual event connects UVic students with employers and community service providers. All students are welcome, whether you are a first year student or almost ready to graduate — we hope to see you at the fair!

    Employers interested in attending the career fair are invited to contact the marketing and events coordinator at evcoop@uvic.ca or 250-721-8840.

    More information for students and employers will be posted here throughout the summer.

    Pathways to Success - Landing Your First Academic Job

    When: 15:00, Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 to 17:00, Thursday, Mar 29, 2012
    Where: Bob Wright Building, Room B150
    Categories: Forums and workshops

     

    Pathways to Success - Landing Your First Academic Job


    Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012
    Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
    Location: Bob Wright Building, Room B150

    Positioning yourself for a successful career as a faculty member takes planning. This workshop is a great opportunity for graduate students to consider what they can be doing now to prepare for an academic career and for the academic job market. You’ll learn about the application process and gain a better understanding of what to expect from interviews for faculty positions. A panel of new and experienced professors will share their experiences and tips for impressing the search committee. Finally, we’ll talk about strategies for negotiating your first offer of employment as a faculty member.

    PANEL MEMBERS

    • Moderator: Jan Nolan
      Director, Faculty Renewal and Academic Leadership Initiatives
    • David Atkinson
      Geography
    • Alexandra Branzen-Albu
      Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Stan Chung
      School of Arts and Science, Camosun
    • Brian Thom
      Anthropology
    • Reeta Tremblay
      Vice President Academic and Provost

    March 19-23 is National Co-op Week

    March 19-23 is National Co-op Week

    When: 08:30, Monday, Mar 19, 2012 to 16:30, Friday, Mar 23, 2012
    Categories: External events
    Contact: Joy Poliquin -  poliquin@uvic.ca - 250-721-6084

    National Co-op Week is a Canadian-wide celebration of co-operative education! Help us celebrate and win great prizes by sharing your stories on the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE)'s Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

    How to take part

    1. Visit www.coopweek.com for daily challenges from March 19 - 23 and you could win prizes like a $200 gift certificate to FutureShop!
    2. Share your comments through UVic Co-op and Career's Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
    3. Have a great story to tell? Contact us and you could be profiled on our student stories page or Youtube channel

    Info you need about UVic

      • UVic's hashtag: #uvic
      • UVic Co-op and Career's hashtag: #uviccoopcareer
      • UVic Co-op and Career's @ Twitter name: @uviccoopcareer

      Daily challenges for UVic students or grads

      (You can also find this info at www.coopweek.com)

      Mon, Mar 19

      Tues, Mar 20

      Wed, Mar 21

      Thurs, Mar 22

      Fri, Mar 23

      Twitter:

      Manually retweet the contest announcement from @CAFCE_CoopWeek AND

      • include the #uvic or #uviccoopcareer hashtag
      • send to @uviccoopcareer
      • include the #coopweek hashtag
      • make sure @CAFCE_CoopWeek is included in your tweet
      • if there's room, include @uviccoopcareer in your tweet

      Linked in:

      Answer the Linkedin poll: How many co-op students are there across Canada?

      Hint: Search for the answer on the CAFCE website.

      Facebook:

      Visit the Co-op Week fan page and click on the Wednesday challenge to answer the daily question.

      Linked in:

      Answer the Linkedin discussion question: What does CAFCE stand for and how many institutions are members?

      Hint: Search for the answer at www.cafce.ca.

      Facebook:

      Visit the Co-op Week fan page and answer the poll:

      Co-op has:

      • confirmed my career choice
      • changed my career choice
      • helped me decide what to do with my degree
      • other

      Get an extra grand prize entry if you share the poll publicly!

      Facebook:

      Share the contest announcement from the Co-op Week page on your wall. Be sure to:

      • select 'Public' on your post
      • include the name "UVic" in the caption or post

      Facebook:

      Download the Co-op Week image and post it to your wall. Be sure to:

      • Select 'public' on your post
      • @ tag Co-op Week (you must like this fan page to @ tag it)

      Twitter:

      Complete this tweet:

      "#coopweek My fave thing about co-op is..."

      Facebook:

      Click the link to the Thursday challenge on the Co-op Week fan page and answer the discussion question: What does CAFCE stand for and how many institutions are members?  

      Hint: Search for the answer at www.cafce.ca.

      Twitter:

      Tweet what co-op means to you:

      BONUS FRIDAY CHALLENGE:

      Get 5 extra entries in the grand prize draw by downloading the "I heart co-op" sign, take photos of yourself holding it and post the photos to CAFCE's Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

      You can also post pics to UVic Co-op and Career's Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin

      Mock interview clinic for co-op students

      When: 09:00, Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 to 16:00, Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012
      Where: Campus Services Building, room 110
      Categories: Forums and workshops
      Contact: Victoria Lougheed -  vlou@uvic.ca - 250-721-6600

      Co-op is hosting a Mock Interview Clinic on March 21! Sign up for an interview (or two!) and get some real experience with employers who regularly hire Co-op students. You’ll get an interview, feedback on your performance and resume and a chance to network with an employer of interest.

      Please sign up, even if you don’t think you can get a résumé organized in time.

      How to sign up

      1. Go to the Events Tab in the Co-op and Career Portal and navigate to March 21.
      2. Look through the list of available interviews available select one that you're interested in. You’ll see time slots and instructions to e-mail your resume and preferred interview time slots to oppcoop@uvic.ca with the subject “Mock Interview #___ – Your Name”.

      Need help?

      Check out this video for a step-by-step tutorial on how to sign up.  video that shows you where to sign up:
       

      If you have any questions, contact Victoria or Sarah and they’ll help you out.

      IdeaFest

      When: 09:00, Monday, Mar 5, 2012 to 21:00, Saturday, Mar 10, 2012
      Where: Various locations

      IdeaFest logo

      UVic students who participate in work-integrated education—like the co-op program, work experience program or community service learning—are actively involved in cutting-edge research and creative projects. Take the "Tour de Co-op and Career" below to learn about the amazing work they do!

      IdeaFest 2013 celebrates UVic research, scholarship and creativity. 

      Prepare for Liftoff: Graduating Class of 2012 Expo

      When: 10:00, Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 to 14:00, Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012
      Where: SUB (Michele Pujol room)
      Categories: Fairs
      Contact: Linda Nicoll -  lnicoll@uvic.ca

      Grad Expo Logo

      Graduating in 2012? Congratulations! Your alumni association is here to help you launch into life after graduation.

      On Wednesday March 28, learn about:
      • alumni card discounts and benefits
      • career services for alumni
      • student loan repayment
      • convocation, regalia and ticket details
      • graduation photos
      • young alumni events
      • Homecoming - Sept. 28-30, 2012 
      • Alumni Direct
      Refreshments, free 'class of 2012' t-shirts, and prize draws!
      FREE! Must register at: http://alumni.uvic.ca/events/index.php 

      Drop in between 10 am and 2 pm on March 28 in the SUB's Michele Pujol room.

      External event: "The Practice of HR: A Conversation"

      When: 18:00, Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 to 21:00, Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012
      Where: Location to be confirmed
      Categories: External events

      BCHRMA logo

       

      Interested in a career in Human Resources? Attend "The Practice of HR: A Conversation". Hosted by BC HRMA (British Columbia Human Resources Management Association), this external event is a great networking opportunity.

      At this event, you can:

      • connect with HR leaders about their experiences, trends and practices
      • learn from professionals about BC HRMA

      Free for UVic students - Register by March 25 at https://learninginmotion.uvic.ca


      Coastal Communities Symposium

      When: 08:30, Monday, Feb 27, 2012 to 17:00, Monday, Feb 27, 2012
      Where: Senate Boardroom (University Centre A180)
      Categories: Resumania
      Contact: Jennifer Guest -  jsguest@uvic.ca

      What's on the horizon for Canada's coastal communities?

       

      Find out at the Coastal Communities Symposium

      presented by the University of Victoria and the

      Department of Fisheries and Oceans of the Government of Canada

       

      WHEN: Monday, Feb 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      WHERE: Senate Boardroom (University Centre A180)

      WHAT: Hear from experts about the environmental, socio-economic and scientific challenges and opportunities facing Canada's coastal communities.

       

      The schedule includes a keynote presentation by Dr. Evelyn Pinkerton and the following panel discussions:

      • Coastal Communities and Climate Change
      • Coastal Communities and Economic Development
      • Coastal Communities and Ocean Sciences

       

      Register by February 23 at jsguest@uvic.ca

      Info session: Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Public Health

      When: 12:00, Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 to 13:00, Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012
      Where: HSD A264
      Categories: Employer info sessions

      Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Public Health and Primary Care

      Information session 
      Tuesday February 28th
      12:00pm - 1pm
      Human & Social Development building, room A 264

      Attend this information session to learn about the following programs:
      • Master of Public Health - Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
      • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship
      Who should apply to these programs?
      • Individuals, including both health and non-health professionals, with deep commitment to the improvement of public health and the betterment of society.
      • Our alumni include students from Canada, United Kingdom, United States, India, China, etc.
      Email nboulet@uvic.ca to recieve an informational poster of this session. 
      Visit www.sphpc.cuhk.edu.hk for details about these university programs.

      Western College of Veterinary Medicine (University of Saskatchewan)

      When: 11:30, Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 to 12:30, Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012
      Where: Social Sciences and Math building, room A144
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Nicole Boulet -  nboulet@uvic.ca - 250-721-8840

      Info session Wednesday Feb 29th 11:30am - 12:30pm
      Social Sciences and Math building, room A144

      The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan, invites all students interested in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Program to attend a presentation on admission requirements/processes.  

      The WCVM is a regional veterinary college with seats allotted to each of the western Canadian provinces – currently, there are 20 seats allocated to British Columbia residents entering each year.

      http://www.usask.ca/wcvm/

      The location for this info session is being confirmed - please check back later.

      Please RSVP at http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      External event: Job Fair of Northern BC

      When: 12:00, Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 to 20:00, Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012
      Where: Four Seasons Hotel (791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver)
      Categories: External events, Fairs

      What: Job Fair of Northern BC

      When: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 (Noon to 8:00 pm)

      Where: Four Seasons Hotel - 791 Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

       

      CME, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and The BC Jobs Plan are hosting the Job Fair of Northern BC on Wednesday, February 29th (from Noon-8:00 pm) in Vancouver BC. This unique opportunity will connect skilled job seekers with Northern BC employers who are facing significant challenges in attracting skilled staff. Current labour market information identifies occupations in high demand in Northern BC across all industries. Among those rating highest are:

      Electrical trades and telecommunication occupations, Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters, Carpenters and cabinetmakers, Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (ex. Motor vehicle), Motor vehicle and transit drivers, Heavy equipment operators, Logging machinery operators, Supervisors, processing occupations, Central control and process operators in manufacturing and processing.

       

      This event is FREE of charge to all Job Seekers. Please note that all attending Job Seekers MUST Register before the event.

       

      Confirmed Exhibiting Companies to date:

      Canfor

      Rio Tinto Alcan

      West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

      Wolftek Industries

      Ridley Terminals

      ecoTECH Energy Group, Inc.

      Geotech Drilling

      Trimac Transportation Services LP

      BID Group

      Tembec

      Flint Energy Services

      Ledcor

      Finning Canada

      Walter Energy

      101 Industries

      Taseko Mines

      B.C. Oil + Gas Commission

      E.B. Horsman & Son

      H.D Mining International

      Acklands-Grainger

      ALLNORTH

       

      Check out a list of the "5 HOT JOBS !!!!" posted by each of the Exhibiting Companies.

       

      Visit again soon to see the schedule Presenters who will be participating at our Panel Discussions.

      Click here to learn more about working and living in the north, and here to check out it's like to 'Live, Work, Play....' in Prince George, BC.

      UBC Diploma in Accounting Program

      When: 16:00, Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 to 17:00, Thursday, Feb 9, 2012
      Where: Harry Hickman 119

      The Diploma in Accounting Program (DAP) at UBC prepares university graduates with limited or no training in accounting for entry into a professional designation (CA, CGA, CMA, or CPA in the US).

      Learn about the opportunities in the accounting field, and find out how DAP can lead you in the right direction.

      For aspiring accountants, UBC DAP is the gateway between an undergratuate degree and professional accounting designation.

      Information Session:

      Thursday February 7, 2012

      4-5pm in Harry Hickman 116

      RSVP to Laura.Smith@sauder.ubc.ca

      “Chasing Dreams” with Lauren Woolstencroft, Paralympian and Distinguished Alumna

      When: 15:30, Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 to 16:30, Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012

      Paralympian and Distinguished Alumna
      Lauren Woolstencroft presents
      “Chasing Dreams”

      woolstencroft

      Wednesday, February 8 | 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Apparatus Gym, McKinnon Building, UVic

      Multi-gold medalist Lauren Woolstencroft, BEng '05, will speak about how she combined her UVic studies and high-performance alpine skiing, as well as how she successfully managed her career and Paralympic pursuits. The five-time gold medalist at the Vancouver Paralympics is the 2012 recipient of the Faculty of Engineering's Distinguished Alumni Award.

      Register now!

      All alumni who attend Alumni Week 2012 events will be eligible to
      win a pair of Vancouver Canucks tickets 
      courtesy of UVic MasterCard, an official partner of the UVic Alumni Association

      External event - TD Canada Trust open house

      When: 17:30, Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 to 18:30, Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012
      Where: Royal Colwood Golf Course
      Categories: External events
      Contact: Grant Ackerman -  grant.ackerman@td.com - 250 356 4142

      Come and learn about an exciting career as a TD Mobile Mortgage Specialist. This is your chance to speak to current Mobile Mortgage Specialists, Sales Managers and District Managers of the Mobile Mortgage Sales group. 

       

      Date:   Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 

      Time:   5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 

      Where:  Royal Colwood Golf Club: 629 Goldstream Avenue , Victoria, BC V9B 6K8 

       

      Agenda:

      •        Benefits of building a career as a TD Mobile Mortgage Specialist  

      •        Learn how you can increase your personal wealth and at the same time spend more time with your family 

      •        Meet TD Mobile Mortgage Specialists who will answer your questions regarding TD’s sales culture, support, technology or training    

       

      Light refreshments will be served. 

       

      R.S.V.P. 

      To reserve your spot, contact:

      Grant Ackerman, B.Comm, CFP, FCSI, FMA, CSWP 

      Investment Advisor I Ackerman Wealth Management Group I TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice

      1070 Douglas Street 5th Floor, Victoria, BC V8W 2C4

      T: 250 356 4142 I F 250 356 4166 I Toll Free 1 888 356 4142 I grant.ackerman@td.com


      A Year in Silicon Valley

      When: 13:30, Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 to 14:30, Thursday, Feb 2, 2012
      Where: EOW 430
      Categories: Forums and workshops

      A Year in Silicon Valley

      Feb 02, 2012

      1:30PM - 2:30PM

      EOW 430

      Lior will talk about his experience at Intel with security, compilers, HW&SW co-design, his role as a security champion in a binary translation group and a security architect in one of the projects in this group.

      Lior Malka is a computer security specialist working on binary translation technology in Intel, Santa Clara, California. Prior to Intel, Lior did a postdoc in cryptography with Prof. Katz at the University of Maryland. Lior did his PhD at UVic under the supervision of Prof. Kapron and Prof. Srinivasan. While serving as a graduate representative, Lior founded the free Internet course for senior citizens, for which he was awarded the Blue and Gold award.

      WHO SHOULD COME? An informal talk useful for undergraduate and graduate students.

      Policy Officer Recruitment Programme (Department of National Defence)

      When: 16:00, Monday, Jan 30, 2012 to 17:30, Monday, Jan 30, 2012
      Where: Engineering/Computer Science Building, room 124
      Contact: Nicole Boulet -  nboulet@uvic.ca

      DND logo

      Information Session – Policy Officer Recruitment Programme (Department of National Defence) | Séance d’information – Programme de recrutement d’agents des politiques (Ministère de la Défense nationale)

      Le texte français suit…

       

      The Department of National Defence (DND) is looking for qualified individuals to join the Policy Group at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.  Policy officers are hired as full-time indeterminate employees.  As part of our development programme, we place a strong emphasis on training and challenging policy officers with demanding 12-month working assignments.  There are also many opportunities to travel as part of regular work assignments; short-term assignments abroad and 12-month postings with other departments are also available.

      Ideal candidates will:

      • Have an interest in national and international defence and security issues;
      • Demonstrate strong analytical and writing abilities;
      • Be capable of articulating sound policy advice both orally and in writing; and,
      • Be team players who handle tight deadlines and, at times, significant pressure.

      Candidates must have a master’s degree and be proficient in English or French.

      A representative from the Policy Group at DND will be hosting an information session on the Policy Officer Recruitment Programme on 30 January, 2012, from 4pm to 5:30pm in Room 124, in the Engineering/Computer Science Building

      For more information and details on how to apply, please visit our website:  http://www.forces.gc.ca/admpol/


      Register for this information session at: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca/

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Le ministère de la Défense nationale (MDN) est à la recherche de personnes compétentes qui souhaitent se joindre au Groupe des politiques du Quartier général de la Défense nationale (QGDN) à Ottawa.  Les agents des politiques sont embauchés comme employés à temps plein et sont nommés pour une période indéterminée.  Dans le cadre de notre programme de développement, nous mettons l’accent sur la formation et le développement professionnel des agents des politiques par des affectations successives d’environ une année.  Le travail d’agent des politiques offre aussi des occasions de voyager; des affectations de courte durée à l’étranger de même que des affectations d’un an avec d’autres ministères.

      Les candidats idéaux :

      • Auront un intérêt pour les enjeux nationaux et internationaux actuels en matière de sécurité et de défense;
      • Démontreront des aptitudes en analyse et en écriture;
      • Seront capables de bien formuler des conseils politiques de vive voix et par écrit; et,
      • Seront capables de travailler en équipe, de respecter des délais serrés, et de travailler efficacement sous pression.

      Les candidats doivent posséder une maîtrise et maîtriser l’anglais ou le français.

      Un représentant du Groupe des politiques du MDN organisera une séance d’information au sujet de Programme de recrutement d’agents des politiques le 30 janvier, 2012, de 16h00 à 17h30 dans la pièce 124, (Engineering/Computer Science Building).

      Pour de plus amples renseignements sur le Programme et sur les démarches à suivre pour poser sa candidature, visitez notre site Internet à l’adresse suivante : http://www.forces.gc.ca/admpol


      Pacific and Asian Studies Career Workshop

      When: 12:30, Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012
      Where: MacLaurin Building D110
      Categories: Forums and workshops
      Contact: Hiroko Noro -  hnoro@uvic.ca

      Pacific and Asian Studies Career Workshop

      Wednesday, January 25

      12:30pm – 2:00pm

      MacLaurin Building D110

       

      This workshop consists of a panel of our former students who share their Pacific and Asian Studies experience that led to their career paths, information session on Coop, and a workshop by a Career Educator.

      Light lunch will be provided.

      If you are interested in attending, please contact Hiroko Noro (hnoro@uvic.ca).

      Intrax Cultural Exchange Canada

      When: 16:30, Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 to 17:30, Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012
      Where: David Strong Building C130
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Nicole Boulet -  nboulet@uvic.ca

      Intrax Logo
      INTRAX CULTURAL EXCHANGE CANADA
      Information Session

      January 31, 2012
      4:30-5:30pm
      David Strong Building C130

      Attend this session to:

      ·  Learn about overseas opportunities that will broaden your cultural horizons
      ·  Gain cross-cultural skills and international exchange program experience needed to distinguish yourself in the international workplace
      ·  Learn about our Intrax and ProWorld programs:
            o  Work, intern, career train, or au pair in the USA with our J-1 Experience USA program
            o  Volunteer, intern, or study abroad in Latin America, South America, Africa, or Asia with ProWorld
            o  Gain professional experience by interning overseas with Intrax Internships Abroad in Europe, South America, or Asia

      It is our mission at Intrax Canada to prepare students for academic and professional success. We believe that globalization presents great opportunities for today’s students and young professionals, and it is our objective to provide students with the cross-cultural skills and international exchange program experience needed to distinguish themselves in the international workplace and successfully compete for the best job opportunities worldwide.

      Intrax Cultural Exchange Canada is a subsidiary of Intrax Cultural Exchange based in San Francisco, California. Our 30 years experience combined with over 300,000 student alumni has provided us with the expertise needed to deliver the highest quality academic and cultural exchange programs.

      Our website is www.intraxcanada.com

      External event - Mining Virtual Career Fair

      When: Feb 8 and 9
      Where: Virtual fair
      Categories: External events
      Contact: info@nationalcareerevent.com - 1-866-397-1150 ext. 10

      The Mineral Exploration and Mining Virtual Career Fair is a collaborative initiative between the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

      The fair will be live February 8-9, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST. This event will benefit career seekers by maximizing their exposure to some of Canada’s top mining and exploration employers, without the cost of travel. 

      NOTE: This is an external event and is not hosted by UVic Co-op and Career.

      Event details for: Students and alumni

      What is a virtual career fair?

      Virtual fairs are comprised of 3D graphics, audio and video content, and replicate similar environments found at physical fairs, but without the restriction of location. For employers competing to attract the best candidates, this new recruitment tool will allow you to optimize your budget, and enhance your image as a leading employer through association with this innovative event.

      How to register

      Students and Career Seekers can register today!

      We appreciate you passing on the following link to career seekers in your network: http://www.mineralexplorationminingvirtualcareerfair.ca

      Teck

      When: 17:00, Monday, Feb 6, 2012 to 18:30, Monday, Feb 6, 2012
      Where: ECS 660/668
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

      Teck logo

      Information Session

      Date: Monday, February 6th
      Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
      Location: ECS 660/668

       

      Target Audience:

      Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering (undergraduate, graduate and new grads/alumni)

       

      See their campus ad here as a PDF.

      RSVP: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

       

      Teck Resources – Company Profile

      Teck is Canada’s largest diversified mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we are a world leader in the production of copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, molybdenum and specialty metals, with interests in several oil sands development assets.

      We own or have interests in 13 mines in Canada, the USA, Chile and Peru, as well as one metallurgical complex in Canada. We have expertise across the full range of activities related to mining, including exploration, development, smelting, refining, safety, environmental protection, product stewardship, recycling and research.

      Teck is committed to creating value for its shareholders while continually improving its performance as a responsible corporate citizen and a leader in its industry. We pursue development of new technologies that make mining more economically and environmentally sustainable and strive to be a Partner of Choice wherever we operate and with whomever we are associated.

      For more information, visit www.teck.com

      Wifarer

      When: 17:00, Thursday, Jan 26, 2012
      Where: Engineering/Computer Science building 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca - 250-472-5803

      wifarer logo

       

      With Wifarer on your smartphone you can easily find your way around big complex venues like universities, shopping malls, museums, airports, and convention centers in every major city in the world. Wifarer is like GPS, but it works inside. When you open the app, an interactive map of the venue you’re currently in appears on your screen with a beacon representing your real-time location. As you move, the beacon moves too, so you always know exactly where you are.

      Wifarer is looking for engaging Co-op students that are excited about writing software for mobile devices. Our goal is to provide Co-op students with an immersive experience in building a complex mobile application. Students can expect to grow as software developers and engineers while being mentored by our engineering and development team. 

      Wifarer will be holding an info session, it will include some info about us and some demonstration of mobile application development.

       

      Wifarer information session

      Thursday, January 26, 2012

      5:00 pm

      ECS 660

       

      RSVP: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

       

      Target Students:

      Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering, Computer Science, Math.

      Undergraduate and Graduate students welcome.

      Google

      When: 16:00, Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 to 18:00, Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012
      Where: Engineering/Computer Science 125
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca - 250-472-5803

      Google logo

      Google information session

      Date: Wednesday, January 18th

      Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

      Location: ECS 125

      RSVP: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

       

      Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. It's an enormous goal to accomplish and we need great people to help us achieve it. Come learn more about how we make that happen and how you fit in!

      Want to know what it's really like to work at Google? Have questions about the interview process, the technical projects, or the bowling alley at Google headquarters? Google engineer, Frank Worsley from the Android DigitalContent team, and UVic students Jen, Steven, and Dan will answer your questions. Bring your résumé for a special treat!

      For students in:

      • Engineering
      • Computer Science
      • Math

      Ministry of Education Singapore Info Session

      When: 16:00, Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 to 17:30, Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012
      Where: MacLaurin D114
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Nicole Boulet -  nboulet@uvic.ca

      Ministry of Education - Singapore Information Session
      WHEN:
      Tuesday, January 17th | 4:00pm - 5:30 pm
      WHERE: MacLaurin D114

      If you are looking for an international teaching opportunity and a challenging career that focuses on teacher development, come join us!

      Learn more about Singapore, our education system and teaching opportunities. It's a wonderful opportunity to network with educators, school principals and recruiters!

      Please send in your completed application form (compulsory): http://www.moe.gov.sg/careers/teach/files/trained-teacher-application-form.xls to MOE_FRU@moe.gov.sg, preferably latest by 10th Jan (Tuesday) if you wish to be considered for an interview.

       If you are unable to submit the application form by 10th Jan, or are unable to attend the Information on the 17th Jan but would like to find out more about teaching in Singapore, please feel free to email MOE_FRU@moe.gov.sg, or contact myself at Jolene_GOH@moe.gov.sg.

      Please RSVP at: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      International American University - College of Medicine

      When: 16:30, Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 to 18:30, Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012
      Where: Clearihue C111
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Nicole Boulet -  nboulet@uvic.ca

      What: International American University - College of Medicine Information Session
      Date: Wednesday, January 18
      Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Location: Clearihue C111


      Foreign Medical Education Information Session

      The American Medical Association (AMA) has forecast that the United States will face a shortage of 124,000 physicians by the year 2025, while Canada will face a shortage of 35,000 doctors in the same period. However, the average acceptance rate for a U.S. or Canadian medical school is only 10%, which means 9 out of every 10 applicants will be rejected, most of them well qualified. In recent years, Foreign Medical Education has become a popular alternate route to obtaining a MD degree and becoming a licensed physician in the United States or Canada.

      The International American University - College of Medicine would like to cordially invite you to join us for our information seminar on Foreign Medical Education for students considering study abroad. You will also be able to learn first-hand about our exciting 6 year Pre-Med/M.D and 4 year M.D programs.

      Please RSVP to http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      Teradici Corporation

      When: Jan 12 from 5 - 7 p.m.
      Where: Engineering and Computer Science Building, room 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca - 250-472-5803

      Teradici Corporation logo

      Teradici Corporation has developed PCoIP® (PC-over-IP®) technology, a unique remote display protocol which makes network delivered computing a viable corporate computing reality. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada, Teradici for the first time enables an exceptional end user experience for datacenter-based computing. Through a combination of unique graphics algorithms, flexible software solutions and high-performance silicon processing, and workstation/server add-in cards, the company is changing how personal computers are used, deployed and managed.

      We are looking for energetic coop students to join our software development team. Participate in the development and test of software components for our PCoIP family of products, as we shape the way desktops are delivered in the enterprise.

       Targeted students:

      • Computer science
      • Computer engineering
      • Software engineering
      • Electrical engineering

      Discover Tectoria 2011

      When: 10:00, Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 to 18:00, Thursday, Dec 8, 2011
      Where: Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street
      Categories: External events
      Contact: VIATeC

      Thursday, December 8, 2011
      10 am - 6 pm
      Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street
      Victoria

      WHAT IS DISCOVER TECTORIA?

      Discover Tectoria is the biggest tech event in the city!
      • A one-day explosive exposition
      • More than 70 local technology firms
      • An Innovation Showcase
      • Big shiny things you can see, feel and ride
      • A 300-seat theatre
      • Discussions & Demonstrations
      • Contests and giveaways!

      WHY DISCOVER TECTORIA?

      Listen up UVic Students...
      • Whether you're currently studying abroad in Vic or plan on moving after grad, you should know the opportunities that are right here in "Tectoria".
      • This event will allow you to network with the tech community and consider a career or co-op in technology.
      • There are 800 tech companies based here and 13,000 tech employees who love their high-paying careers. Why leave?
      • Learn more about Victoria's #1 industry and it's hidden talents that aren't so secret anymore.

      WHO?
      Just some of the peeps that will be there:
      • Companies hiring co-op students
      • Reps from just about every tech sector
      • Your teachers and your friends
      • Your potential future employers
      • Impressive speakers
      • People giving away free gadgets...

       http://discovertectoria.com

      Free admission by showing your student ID!

      Waterloo information session (graduate studies in English)

      When: 11:30, Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011 to 12:30, Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011
      Where: Clearihue C115
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca - 250-721-8840

      Interested in graduate school? Studying English and wondering about the next step?

      On Wednesday, November 2, the University of Waterloo will host an information session for students interested in grad studies in:
      • Literary Studies
      • Rhetoric and Communication Design
      • Experimental Digital Media
      WHERE: Clearihue C115
      WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 2 from 11:30 – 12:30

      PMC Sierra Info Session

      When: 17:00, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011
      Where: ECS 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

      pmc logo

      Date: Wednesday, October 26th
      Time: 5:00 pm
      Location: ECS 660 (Engineering and Computer Science building)

      PMC is the semiconductor innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store digital content. Building on a track record of technology leadership, we are driving innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. Our highly integrated solutions increase performance and enable next generation services to accelerate the network transformation.

      PMC is recognized as an employer of choice for interns and new graduates from around the world. We have always been committed to investing in up-and-coming talent with many of our previous students returning as new employees. As we continue to expand our campus hiring, more and more top students are choosing PMC as the best place to launch an extraordinary career.

      We are currently we are looking to hire 25 fulltime New Grad and 25 co-op positions in Canada to start as early as January 2012. Please join us at this info session to learn how you can become part of the PMC team. Please feel free to bring your resume.

      RSVP at http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      Electronic Arts Tech Talk

      When: 12:00, Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011 to 13:30, Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011
      Where: ECS 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

      ea logo

      WHAT: Electronic Arts Tech Talk
      WHEN: Oct 5, 2011 | 12:00 - 1:30pm
      WHERE: ECS 660

      Electronic Arts Canada (EAC) is one of the world’s largest development studios for interactive entertainment. EAC develops and produces video games for all major gaming platforms and is home to some of the largest video game franchises in the world.

      EA’s custom-designed Burnaby campus, which originally opened in 1998 and nearly doubled in size between 2005-06, now includes three distinctive buildings with more than 400,000 square feet of state-of-the-art production studios, meeting and continuing education facilities, fitness centre, coffee bars, cafeteria and more.  The campus also includes indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a beach volleyball court and a regulation soccer pitch.

      Come hear about what’s new at EA including co-op and new grad opportunities. Meet EA staff and learn what you have to do to become a co-op student with this dynamic company.

      JET Programme Info Session

      When: 11:30, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 to 13:00, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011
      Where: ECS 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca

      Discover Japan with the JET Programme!

      Information Session
      Wednesday, October 26 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
      Engineering and Computer Sciences Building (ECS 660)

      Obtain valuable overseas work experience, gain in-depth knowledge of Japanese culture, and meet participants from around the world, while contributing to language education and international understanding.

      The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme offers university graduates a minimum, one-year opportunity to experience Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher or Coordinator for International Relations through an official Government of Japan Programme.

      Apply October through November for departure the following July/August. Bachelor degree graduates and students in their final year are eligible.

      More information at www.vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp

      Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Info Session

      When: 12:30, Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011 to 13:30, Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011
      Where: Cornett B143 **New Location**
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca

      Interested in a global career?  TheDepartment of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is pleased to announce its participation in the fall 2011 Post-Secondary Recruitment Campaign.

      Wednesday, Oct 5
      Cornett B143 ***New Location***
      12:30 - 1:30pm

      RSVP at: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      Canada's Foreign Service offers fantastic and unique opportunities to travel and work abroad. The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is holding an information session entitled “Think International: A Career Without Borders” on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 12:30pm.  Marilyn Denton and Emily Nicholson, Political and Trade Officers with DFAIT will be on hand to speak to and answer questions about the life and career of a Foreign Service and International Trade Officer.

      What is Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade? DFAIT promotes and advances Canada’s international objectives including diplomatic and trade relations throughout the world. As a Foreign Service Officer, you will work with a range of internal and external partners to achieve increased economic opportunity and enhanced security for Canada and for Canadians at home and abroad.  Foreign Service Officers rotate positions every 2 to 4 years and are assigned to Canada's diplomatic missions abroad or regional offices in Canada.

      Whether posted abroad, serving in Ottawa or in our offices across Canada, international trade and political officers work with executives, entrepreneurs, academics, non-governmental organizations and foreign governments at all levels to promote Canada’s prosperity and competitiveness.

      By joining our worldwide team of international political and trade officers, you will work as a negotiator, networker, promoter, strategist and leader.

      We are looking for skilled and dedicated candidates who are:

      • Focused on client service,
      • Adaptable and flexible,
      • Sensitive to other cultures,
      • Networkers and alliance builders,
      • Able to show sound judgment,
      • Excellent communicators,
      • Natural team players,
      • Respectful, and
      • Proactive.

       If this sounds like you, we invite you to explore a career in international trade. Come help us shape a brighter economic future for Canada.

       To apply for a position, visit http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/psr-rp/index-eng.htm and click on the heading "Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada 2011 POST-SECONDARY RECRUITMENT".

       This year’s Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR) Campaign will take place from September 15 to October 11 with October 11 as the deadline for applications.


      Loblaws Employer Information Session

      When: Sept 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
      Where: David Strong Building, C112
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca - 250-721-8840

      Try Different Things. Build New Skills. Gain Experience.

      Loblaw is Canada’s largest retailer, with over 136,000 full-time and part-time colleagues in more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast.

      Come listen to representatives speak about the Grad@Loblaw program and different opportunities available.

      Here’s what you need to know about grad@Loblaw
      The program is not a temporary internship – it is a permanent, paid full-time position that focuses on learning and development and sets you up for long-term success with the company. During your first 18 months, you’ll move through three areas of our business with a final placement in store management throughout Canada, or a role in central operations, merchandising, quality assurance, supply chain, IT, human resources or finance in our store support or regional offices.

      How does it work?
      You’ll spend five months working in the core of our business – our stores. Your work will be both on the floor and in the classroom. The store environment is central to who we are as a company – so be prepared to jump right in from day one.

      You’ll spend three months in merchandising where you will learn the buy side of the business. You’ll experience different roles, work through projects and hear from those who make decisions about what products to carry and how best to service our customers.

      You’ll spend ten months in the department you were hired for, which could be in store management throughout Canada, or a role in central operations, merchandising, quality assurance, supply chain, IT, human resources or finance in our store support or regional offices

       Are you ready? Are you interested?
      Visit www.loblawgrad.ca to submit an application TODAY!

      **The job postings, for a January 2012 start, are open from September 12 – October 6, 2011.

       For more information on the program, visit us on Facebook and LinkedIn!

      Event details for: Students

      Applying for Graduate School workshop

      When: Oct 4 from 3:30 to 4:30
      Where: Michele Pujol Room (Student Union Building)
      Categories: Forums and workshops
      Contact: Ian Robertson -  iroberts@uvic.ca - 250-472-4286

      This workshop will help you find the school and program that matches your goals, determine what you want from grad school and put together a solid application. Register under "Events" on the Co-op and Career portal by Oct 4 at 1 p.m.

      AbeBooks.com, Johnny Bunko & the Art of Career Planning

      AbeBooks.com, Johnny Bunko & the Art of Career Planning

      When: September 22 at 1:00 p.m.
      Where: Engineering and Computer Science Building, room 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca - 250-472-5803

      Career planning is easily neglected amid the hustle and bustle of student life. AbeBooks.com Engineering Manager, Cliff McCollum, who has more than 15 years of experience in software engineering, will be discussing the fine art of career planning and using Daniel Pink’s bestselling book, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, as the basis for this seminar.

      Launched in 1996, Victoria-based AbeBooks.com is an ecommerce pioneer. This online marketplace for books offers more than 140 million books for sale and was acquired by Amazon in 2008. The Adventures of Johnny Bunko is a highly influential career guide in comic book format and it offers six rules that help young people avoid dead-end jobs and unrewarding careers.

      Discover those six rules of career planning. Ask Cliff about his career path from a programmer at the University of Victoria to various start-ups and eventually AbeBooks.

      Several other senior staff from AbeBooks are attending the seminar, including Director of Engineer Tim Munro and Engineering Manager Kerry Wright, and they will also be happy to answer your questions.

      Seeker Solutions Information Session

      Seeker Solutions Information Session

      When: September 22 at 4:00 p.m.
      Where: Engineering and Computer Science Building, room 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca - 250-472-5803

      Wise decisions begin with useful information.

      Seeker Solutions is changing the way decisions are made. The company has created a more natural way to access information and turn it into useful knowledge using natural Language Processing and other semantic technologies.

      Ready to set new standards of quality in decision making, creating real impact on the world? Join us and learn about the opportunity available with an exciting young company based right here in Victoria.

      Teck Information Session

      When: 17:00, Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011
      Where: ECS 660
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

      teck logo


      Come speak to one of the Co-op and Career Fair's Gold Sponsors!

      Teck Information Session

      Date: Wednesday, Sept 21
      Time: 5:00 pm
      Location: ECS 660
      Target Audience: Engineering (all disciplines), Computer Science, Math, Science


      Register Online: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca


      Teck is Canada’s largest diversified mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we are a world leader in the production of copper, steelmaking coal, zinc, molybdenum and specialty metals, with interests in several oil sands development assets.

      We own or have interests in 13 mines in Canada, the USA, Chile and Peru, as well as one metallurgical complex in Canada. We have expertise across the full range of activities related to mining, including exploration, development, smelting, refining, safety, environmental protection, product stewardship, recycling and research.

      Teck is committed to creating value for its shareholders while continually improving its performance as a responsible corporate citizen and a leader in its industry. We pursue development of new technologies that make mining more economically and environmentally sustainable and strive to be a Partner of Choice wherever we operate and with whomever we are associated.

      www.teck.com/careers

      Online Work: Offline Career

      Online Work: Offline Career

      When: 18:00, Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011
      Where: Social Sciences Math A120
      Categories: Forums and workshops
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca

      Online Work, Offline Career: How Using Social Media Can Help You Get the Job You Want
      Date: Wednesday, September 28
      Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Location: Social Sciences Math A120

      Social media is the No #1 activity online. Its various tools, including Facebook and Twitter, allow you to engage and network with others like never before. This seminar will explain how you can proactively use those platforms to create and grow your presence online to find new career opportunities offline.

      Join me from 6-7pm at the University of Victoria, SSM A120 for a social media seminar on tips you can actually use to increase your job opportunities and/or increase career potential. There will be coffee after for discussion.

      A bit about me: http://about.me/russellola cher

      Research in Motion Info Session

      When: 17:00, Monday, Oct 3, 2011
      Where: ECS 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

      RIM logo

      Research In Motion Information Session

      Date: Monday, October 3rd
      Time: 5:00 pm
      Location: ECS 660
      Target Audience: Engineering, Business


      Register Online: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      At Research In Motion® (RIM®), the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry® smartphone, you’ll experience student programs that are truly unique.

      This is your opportunity to do meaningful work with the world leader in mobile communication. Come introduce your ideas to our portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies. This is your chance to do something amazing. Do you have the passion? Discover what it means to love what you do at www.blackberry.com/students.

      Who we are: Founded in 1984 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, RIM is dedicated to building innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Our integrated hardware, software and services provide access to time-sensitive information through email, phone, text messaging, the Internet and more, and are used and relied upon by individuals and businesses worldwide.

      Nexen Information Session

      When: 16:30, Thursday, Sep 15, 2011
      Where: ECS 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

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      Nexen Information Session

      Date: Thursday, Sept 15
      Time: 4:30 p.m.
      Location: ECS 660
      Target Audience: Engineering students (Mechanical and Electrical), Geology and Business (Accounting/Finance, Marketing)

      Register Online: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca


      Vibrant and dynamic, Nexen Inc. is a global energy leader with an exciting future. Our suite of assets is unique. Our growth strategies are value-focused. Our commitment to ethics, integrity and sustainable business practices is unwavering.

      With a team of more than 3,800 talented individuals and over 40 years of profitability, we are building momentum and delivering solid long-term value for shareholders.

      http://www.nexeninc.com/

      Imperial Oil Information Session

      When: 17:00, Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011
      Where: ECS 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

      imperial oil logo

      Imperial Oil Information Session

      Date: Tuesday, September 20th
      Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm
      Location: ECS 660

      Register Online: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      Imperial Oil is one of Canada’s largest corporations and a leading member of the country’s petroleum industry. The company is a major producer of crude oil and natural gas, Canada’s largest petroleum refiner, a key petrochemical producer and a leading marketer with a coast-to-coast supply network that includes about 1,850 retail service stations.

      Imperial offers tremendous career opportunities, excellent training and mentoring and exciting projects.  To see the potential in your future, visit our Website for positions for recent graduates, student opportunities and an overview of Imperial’s operations.

      See the potential: www.imperialoil.ca/campus

      Our co-op posting deadline is September 25, 2011 and our graduate and summer posting deadline is October 2, 2011.  Please visit our website and apply!

      Gaba Corporation Info Session

      When: 16:30, Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011
      Where: BEC 408
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca

      gaba logo

      Teaching English in Japan!


      GABA Corporation Information Session

      Date: Tuesday, September 27th
      Time: 4:30 pm
      Location: BEC 408
      Target Audience: Humanities, Social Sciences


      Register Online:
      http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca


      Gaba Corporation is Japan’s leading provider of one-to-one English conversation lessons. Today we serve over 18,000 clients from our 36 Learning Studio locations in Tokyo, Osaka and other major urban centers. Clients appreciate the customized lessons that only the one-to-one approach can offer. For instructors, Gaba’s flexible scheduling system means the freedom to experience Japan to the fullest. There is certainly no shortage of adventure to be had!  Come for six months, a year, or more. Learn more about the opportunity to live and teach in Japan: http://teaching-in-japan.gaba.co.jp .

      Speak with a Gaba representative directly. We will be on campus the afternoon of Tuesday, September 27th.

      Hope to see you there!

      Bank of Canada Information Session

      When: 16:30, Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011
      Where: MacLaurin D110
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca

      bank of canada logo

      Bank of Canada Information Session

      Date: Wednesday, September 21st
      Time: 4:30 - 6:00
      Location: MacLaurin D110
      Target Audience: Economics and Finance

      Register online: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      The Bank of Canada’s 2011-12 University Recruitment Campaign is launching on September 6th, 2011. We are offering full-time positions to graduates who would be interested in conducting leading-edge research at Canada’s central bank and, in so doing, contribute to the economic and financial well-being of the country. The Bank will be hiring graduates in economics and finance at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

      Play a Central Role!

      At the Bank of Canada, the work we do is central to the economic well-being of Canadians.  Our success depends on varied talents across a range of professions. The work is challenging and exciting. We welcome different perspectives and we encourage debate. Collegiality, continuous learning, and a supportive work environment are critical to our success in providing economic leadership. Our will to excel underpins the Bank’s contribution to Canada and our reputation worldwide.

      http://www.bankofcanada.ca/

      Wifarer Information Session

      When: 16:00, Monday, Sep 19, 2011
      Where: ECS 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

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      Wifarer Information session

      DATE: SEPT 19, 2011
      TIME: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
      PLACE: ECS 660
      WHO: Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering, Computer Science, Math. Undergraduate and Graduate students welcome.


      Register Online
      : http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca


      With Wifarer on your smartphone you can easily find your way around big complex venues like universities, shopping malls, museums, airports, and convention centers in every major city in the world. Wifarer is like GPS, but it works inside. When you open the app, an interactive map of the venue you’re currently in appears on your screen with a beacon representing your real-time location. As you move, the beacon moves too, so you always know exactly where you are.

      Wifarer is looking for engaging COOP students that are excited about writing software for mobile devices. Our goal is to provide COOP students with an immersive experience in building a complex mobile application. Students can expect to grow as software developers and engineers while being mentored by our engineering and development team.

      http://www.wifarer.com/

      Lime Connect Canada's Corporate Recruitment Event for Experienced People with Disabilities

      When: 10:00, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 to 23:00, Tuesday, May 31, 2011
      Categories: External events
      Contact: Athena Goodfellow -  athena.goodfellow@limeconnect.com - 647-984-9424

      Lime Connect Canada's Corporate Recruitment Event for Experienced People with Disabilities

      Application Deadline:  Wednesday, May 31, 2011

      Lime Connect Canada (Lime Canada) is a not for profit organization founded in 2009 that uses a fresh, results-oriented approach to connect people with disabilities and global corporations as an untapped source of talent. Our initial focus has been on working with campuses where our corporate partners have proven hiring success to connect them with talented students who happen to have disabilities – students they would likely not have access to otherwise – for summer internships and full time positions.

      Lateral recruiting is a key talent acquisition component for our partners, and Lime Connect Canada also targets experienced, talented people with disabilities who are seeking career advancement. BMO Financial Group, Google, IBM Canada, PepsiCo, RBC and TD Bank Financial Group have worked with Lime Canada to integrate disability as a full component of their overall diversity strategy, and value the intellectual capital that is found in people with disabilities.  You won't want to miss this opportunity to network one-on-one and develop relationships with corporate execs and recruiters who are seeking to hire, and to potentially speak privately one-on-one at the event for current openings.  We put talent first, and this is no "job fair."

      By the way, we know that one in five people globally has a disability, and that the large majority of disabilities are invisible - including ADD, dyslexia, depression, medical conditions and many others – and all individuals with disabilities are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

      Date:                  Wednesday, June 8, 2011

      Time:                  6:00 – 8:00 pm
      Format:               Cocktail reception with brief panel discussion and potential private one-on-ones

      Dress:                 Business/business casual

      Location:             Downtown Toronto

      Opportunities:     More than 50 current openings include a wide variety of positions in finance, technology, consulting, marketing/sales, operations, management and more

      To apply to attend/RSVP, and to check out all professional opportunities available with our partners (ie. you don't necessarily need to go to Toronto!), go to: http://www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/opportunities-for-experienced-professionals today.  All candidates will apply via The Lime Network – our exclusive resource for candidates with disabilities.

      ***Please note that space is limited because of the event format.  If your background matches our partners' current needs, we will send you an official invitation and details of the event in advance.

      Prince Rupert Grain Information Session

      When: 17:00, Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 to 18:30, Thursday, Jun 2, 2011
      Where: ECS 660
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

      Prince Rupert Grain Information Session

      Date: Thursday, June 2nd
      Time: 5:00 pm
      Location: ECS 660
      RSVP: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. (PRG) operates a world-class, high-speed, grain-export terminal. PRG has been in operation since 1985 and is situated in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The PRG terminal is highly automated and has the highest throughput of any grain terminal in Canada. PRG is currently looking for a talented student to join the Systems Department during the Fall 2011 work term. The company's Systems Department consists of a small group of dedicated professionals in an informal work environment. Two of the department's members are alumni of BC post-secondary educational institutions; the Systems Superintendent is an alumnus of the University of Victoria, and another is from the University of British Columbia. Interested co-op students are invited to attend an info session to learn more about this great co-op opportunity with potential for full-time work after graduation.

      SAP Virtual Information Session

      When: 16:00, Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 to 17:00, Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011
      Where: Your Computer!
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

      SAP Virtual Information Session

      Date: Wednesday, June 1st

      Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Location: Your computer!

      Register here: <https://www.benchmarking.sap.com/cgi-bin/qwebcorporate.dll?idx=2RF884>

      Targeted Disciplines: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering and Business students, but all students, staff and faculty are welcome to participate.

      SAP has experienced tremendous growth and success thanks to its team of amazing people. SAP is looking for more amazing people for the fall work term. Want to learn more about this dynamic company? Then register to join our first virtual info session on June 1st and watch from the comfort of your own computer.

      Directors from SAP will talk about what it’s like to work at SAP and the exciting areas of Business Intelligence, Software Development and Quality Assurance. A current intern will share their experience working at SAP.

      If you want to ask a question, simply chat with the SAP representatives or speak with them though a 1-800 number provided.

      Pre-registration is required for the info session at the link provided above and an email will be sent to you from SAP with the login instructions for the virtual info session.

      If you have questions, please feel free to contact Tara Coulter at taracoul@uvic.ca.

      http://www.sap.com

      BM & M Screening Solutions Information Session

      When: 17:00, Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 to 19:00, Thursday, Mar 10, 2011
      Where: ECS 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

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      BM & M Screening Solutions Information Session
      Date: Thursday, March 10th
      Time: 5:00 pm
      Location: ECS 660
      RSVP required: Tara Coulter (taracoul@uvic.ca)

      We are very excited to be hosting another employer info session this week with BM & M Screening Solutions from Surrey, BC. This info session will be of particular interest to mechanical engineering students.

      The President and Chief Engineer from BM & M will be on campus this Thursday to make their presentation.  BM & M Screening Solutions is a privately held family owned company and an international equipment manufacturer with partners around the world. They offer a wide selection of screening products from standard machines, for which they hold technology patents, to fully customized screening applications.

      Please visit BM & M's website for more information:  www.bmandm.com.


       

      Federal Facility Tour - Centre for Plant Health

      When: 15:00, Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 to 17:00, Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011
      Where: Pick up at Student Union Building
      Categories: External events
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca - 250-721-8840

      Federal Facility Tour - Centre for Plant Health
      Wednesday, March 23rd
      3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

      Transportation will be provided - pick up at 2:30 outside of the Cinecenta entrance of the SUB

      Registration is required. To register, please visit http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca. Space are limited, so register today!

      The Centre for Plant Health provides virus-testing, virus-therapy, and technology development for viruses and related pathogens of grapevines, tree fruits and other crops. They also act as a plan introduction station for the safe importation of prohibited plant crops.

      This tour is part of an ongoing series of tours of federal scientific facilities.

      Amazon Web Service Seminar

      When: 17:30, Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011
      Where: ECS 125
      Categories: External events
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

      Amazon

      Amazon Web Service Seminar
      Tuesday, March 22, 2011
      ECS 125
      5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

      Have you heard the term "cloud computing"? Are you interested in learning more about it for your own coursework, research, startup, or enterprise? On Tuesday, March 22nd, Amazon's Jeff Barr will present an introduction to the Amazon Web Services from a technical and business point of view. After an introduction to the concept of cloud computing, Jeff will describe the principal Amazon Web Services including the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the Simple Storage Service (S3), the Relational Database Service, and the AWS Elastic Beanstalk. The talk will include technical details, use cases, and even a demonstration or two.

      An Amazon.com employee since 2002, Jeff Barr has been writing and speaking about web services for over eight years. Jeff writes the AWS blog (http://aws.typepad.com) and is the author of Host Your Web Site in the Cloud, published in the fall of 2010.

      RSVP required: please email taracoul@uvic.ca

      The Practice of HR: A Conversation

      When: 18:30, Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 to 21:00, Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011
      Where: Victoria Marriott Harbourside, 728 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC
      Categories: External events
      Contact: Bev Stevens -  bco@uvic.ca - 250-721-6087

      Interested in a career in Human Resources? Attend The Practice of HR: A Conversation. Hosted by BC HRMA, this external event is a great networking opportunity.

      At this event, you can:

      • connect with HR leaders about their experiences, trends and practices
      • learn from professionals about BC HRMA

      Register by March 3 at 4:30 p.m. by emailing Bev Stevens with your name, email address and student number. Registration is free.

      Federal Facility Tour - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics

      When: 15:00, Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 to 17:30, Thursday, Feb 10, 2011
      Where: Pick up at Student Union Building
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca - 250-721-8840

      Federal Facility Tour - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
      Thursday, February 10
      3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

      Transportation will be provided. Pick up outside of Student Union Building at 3:00.

      Registration Required: http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      The tour will include:

      48” and 72” research telescopes - We will explore the control rooms, hear the history of what once the largest telescope on the planet and walk through a spectrograph. The tour will include snapshots of images taken by the telescope as well as descriptions of the great scientific achievements they have seen.

      ALMA Band-3 lab - Come ‘scope out’ this world class laboratory which designed and produced the most sensitive receiver in the world! The receiver designed to operate at only a few degrees above absolute zero will form the Canadian contribution to the massive ALMA project in Chile.

      CADC - The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre archives astronomical data from around the world (including the famous Hubble telescope).

      HIA overview presentation - Glimpse the future of astronomy during a brief presentation highlighting the current and future astronomical projects taking place across the globe.

      DemonWare Information Session

      When: 17:00, Monday, Jan 24, 2011 to 18:30, Monday, Jan 24, 2011
      Where: ECS 660
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

      Event details for: Students and Alumni

      Event Details

      Monday, January 24, 2011
      5pm, ECS 660

      Please RSVP to taracoul@uvic.ca

      Demonware, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Inc., specializes in creating client- and server-side networking software for video games. We have worked with
      many publishers and games studios to create compelling online and multiplayer experiences for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, PC, and iPhone/iPad. Some of the
      franchises we have worked on include:

      * Call of Duty (most recently, Black Ops)
      * Guitar Hero
      * DJ Hero
      * Tony Hawk: Ride
      * Blur

      As of 2010, we have surpassed 2.6 million concurrent users and 140 million registered users on our network.

      Demonware is a team of exceptionally gifted people that, despite its small size, is able to accomplish a lot; we do this by making sure every individual plays a major role at Demonware. As such we value people who are smart, driven and capable of getting things done.

      Western University College of Optometry Info Session

      When: 16:30, Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011 to 18:00, Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011
      Where: Elliott 160
      Categories: Employer info sessions
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca - 250-721-8840

      Event details for: Students and Alumni

      Event Details

      Tuesday, February 1st
      4:30 - 6:00
      Elliott 160

      Attention all aspiring Optometrists: Come learn about the profession from Dr. Lance McNaughton, an Optometrist and faculty member at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Dr. McNaughton will talk about his experiences as an Optometrist, what makes you a competitive applicant for Optometry school, and will highlight one of the newest programs in the world. Plus, as a western Canada native, Dr. McNaughton can help you understand the process for applying to U.S. programs. WesternU is proud to have a UVic alum already enrolled in our program – find out how you can be the next one!

      http://www.westernu.edu/

      To register, please visit http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      Institute of of Ocean Sciences/Pacific Geoscience Centre Visit

      When: 15:00, Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 to 17:00, Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011
      Where: 9860 West Saanich Road. Sidney, BC
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca - 250-721-8840

      Tuesday, January 18
      3:00 - 5:00 (pick up outside of Cinecenta at 2:20)

      Duration: 2 hours

      Maximum number of students: 40

      Registration: Please visit: www.learninginmotion.uvic.ca

      This tour will profile the scientific and technical activities of two federal departments: Natural Resources Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Both are located in Sidney at the Institute of Ocean Sciences/Pacific Geosceince Centre on Patricia Bay.

      Fisheries and Oceans Tour: A review of some of the key scientific activities in oceanography, hydrography and ocean science including a tour of our laboratories, overview of the technical equipment deployed for ocean surveys and how the data results are used to advance our scientific understanding.

      Natural Resources Canada: The tour will provide examples of the instrumentation and work we undertake to monitor earthquake hazards in Western Canada. In addition, the tour will include an overview of our collaborative activities with Fisheries and Oceans to collect information from the seafloor and better understand sedimentary processes in the coastal waters of British Columbia. Lastly, the tour will include a laboratory tour of our rock properties lab to enable students to get a sense of what analysis we undertake on cores that we pull out of marine environments.

      Co-op and career workshops

      Co-op and career workshops

      When: Spring 2011
      Where: Career Services Building, room 110 and other locations
      Categories: Forums and workshops

      Co-op and Career holds regular workshops on topics like “Introduction to Interviewing,” “Résumés and Cover Letters That Get Results,” “Networking” and “Applying to Grad School.”

      Come learn from career educators who can help you make the most out of your job search.

      We’ll be holding various workshops in the spring—check back for topics, times and dates.

      Event details for: Students and alumni

      Why should you attend?

      Want free advice on how to find a job? This is where to start. Our workshops will give you a boost and provide you with new skills for your job search. Plus, you’ll get feedback and support from our career educators.

      What to bring

      What to bring depends on the topic of the workshop. It’s always a good idea to bring a copy of your résumé, and to come prepared to work on your career planning. Knowing what you want to accomplish will help you make the most of these workshops.

      Register

      You can sign up for these free workshops in advance, or show up on the day of the workshop.

      Past workshops

      We run free workshops on a wide range of job search topics each year. Past workshops have included:

      • Working abroad:
        Preparing for a job in another country can be challenging. This session provides tips and advice on topics including work permits, travel advisories and more.
      • Résumania:
        Want some quick advice on your résumé? At Résumania, Co-op and Career staff provide feedback to help make your résumé outstanding.
      • Finding work:
        Mystified by the process of finding work? Career educators will provide an overview of what makes a work search effective, along with some tips related to your particular faculty.
      • Résumés and cover letters that get results:
        Tired of sending off a résumé and cover letter and getting no answer? Maybe your work search documents are in need of an intervention! Come to the workshop and learn how to write résumés that will get noticed.
      • Interviews:
        So you've been called for an interview. You’re anxious and would call in sick except you haven't got the job yet. Come to the workshop on how to be a strong interview candidate.
      • Career exploration:
        Not sure what you want to do in the future? Worried about the next step? A career educator will help you understand how to approach the question "where to from here?"
      • Creating career portfolios:
        Career portfolios are dynamic and comprehensive tools for showcasing you and your accomplishments. A career educator will guide you through the process of assembling and presenting a career portfolio that will serve you well.
      • Identifying and researching career options
        Wondering about how to use that degree you’re working so hard on? A career educator will show you how to pinpoint some options and find out if they are a fit for you.
      • Introduction to networking
        Do you keep hearing the word "networking" and wonder what it is and why it works? Come to a session with a career educator who will give you an overview in about an hour.
      • Presenting yourself with confidence
        Do you get anxious when you’re about to meet a new person in a professional context? Do you worry about saying the right thing and asking the right questions? A career educator will give you some insight into how to introduce yourself and hold a conversation with just about anyone.
      • Conducting an informational meeting
        Is it ok to go and talk to someone and ask questions about the work they do? Absolutely! Come to a 90-minute session with a career educator and learn about how to ask for, prepare for, and conduct an informational meeting.
      • Applying for graduate school
        Are you contemplating grad school? Not sure where to start? A career educator will give you some insight into the things to consider when choosing and applying for grad school.
      • Want to do co-op in Japan?
        The Co-op Japan Program has a longstanding reputation in Canada and Japan. The program has offered undergraduate students technically challenging, relevant and paid international work experience with leading companies in Japan since 1991. The program provides preparation and support to student participants to ensure they receive the maximum benefit from their experience.
      • Career boot camp
        Spring training for after grad or summer work! Get coaching from career educators and walk away with: your list of competencies, a better resume, and new skills for writing cover letters.

      National Investment Banking Competition and Conference 2011

      When: Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 to Friday, Jan 14, 2011
      Where: Pan Pacific Hotel in downtown Vancouver
      Categories: External events

      The Sauder School of Business at UBC is hosting the National Investment Banking Conference and Competition, the #1 Investment Banking Conference and Competition in the country, this January 13th and 14th at the luxurious Pan Pacific Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

      Event details for: Students and alumni

      Event details

      The event features eight workshops put on by the top investment banking professionals in the country focusing on all aspects of the capital markets including a Trading Simulation, the IPO Process, M & A Trends, Valuation Methodologies, Equity Research Essentials, Industry Trends and Advanced Valuation Methodologies to name a few, as well as three keynote speakers.

      Two top tier keynotes have been confirmed. The first being Don Lindsay, CEO of Teck Resources, Canada's largest mining company with a market capitalization of $29 Billion, the second Kathy Butler, Managing Director of CIBC World Markets. The third and final keynote will be released once all details are finalized; making this keynote panel one of the best in Vancouver's history.

      Buy your tickets today.

      Facility Visit - Pacific Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada

      When: 15:00, Thursday, Nov 18, 2010
      Where: Pacific Forestry Centre - Burnside Rd
      Contact: Mike Deeth -  mdeeth@uvic.ca - 250-721-6583

      November 18th 2010, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Natural Resources Canada, Pacific Forestry Centre

      506 West Burnside Road. Victoria, BC

      Duration: 2 hours

      Maximum number of students: 30

      The Canadian Forest Service - more than trees!

      The Pacific Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada, is offering UVic students the opportunity to participate in a guided tour of our facilities. The forestry centre provides timely, relevant, and scientifically sound information and advice on national issues such as wildland fire, climate change, invasive forest insects and diseases and the forest industry’s competitive position.

      Students studying biology, computer science, entomology, geographic information systems and anyone interested in natural resources will see important and interesting science happening at the Pacific Forestry Centre.

      The tour will include:

      The Herbarium - Fungus! Managed by Dr. Brenda Callan, the Forest Pathology Herbarium at the Pacific Forestry Centre is an internationally recognized collection of over 35,300 preserved and catalogued forest fungi and disease specimens, and representing over 3,000 different fungal species.

      The Insectary - Bugs! Dr. Leland Humble and other entomologists at the Insectary study native and introduced forest insects, their identification, impacts and life histories, and develop detection tools for invasive species. The facility houses thousands of reference specimens of native and non-native forest insects that date back a century.

      National Forest Information System - Web 2.0! The NFIS provides Web tools, ranging from simple portrayal to sophisticated analyses over a distributed network across the country, to users from anywhere in the world. Brian Low will explain how users can discover, integrate, and display this current, authoritative and accurate information on Canada's forests. This will interest natural resource, geomatics, engineering, and computer science students.

      International Pre-Departure Session

      When: 15:00, Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010
      Where: Business and Economics Building, Room 408
      Contact: Karima Ramji -  ramjik@uvic.ca - 250-721-6076

      Are you going on an international co-op work term, or any international experience in January 2011? If so, take advantage of this informal session that will help you prepare for your upcoming adventure. Learn some safety tips, cultural tips, and much more!

      Sustainable Prosperity: How you can help the Federal Public Service make a difference

      When: 09:00, Thursday, Sep 30, 2010
      Where: Michele Pujol Room and Upper Lounge - SUB
      Categories: Fairs
      Contact: Amy Machin -  amachin@uvic.ca - 250-721-8840

      On September 30, 2010 the Government of Canada and the University of Victoria hosted a Federal Symposium and Career Fair on the UVic campus. Throughout the day students were able to make connections, engage on issues that matter to Canadians, and learn more about where their academic pursuits could lead them. Please visit our event website for further information regarding the day: www.federal.coop.uvic.ca

      *The event was video recorded and we are currently working on editing these video files. Please check back soon for these clips.




      In addition to the event on the 30th of September, a series of visits will be organized to various federal facilities in the Victoria area. You will have the opportunity to witness the type of work being done in these facilities and interact with subject matter experts.

      For more information about these visits, please contact Mike Deeth, Marketing and Events Assistant, Co-operative Education Program and Career Services

      Phone: 250-721-6583
      Email: mdeeth@uvic.ca


      Event details for: English | Français |

      Natural Resources Canada, Pacific Forestry Centre - November 18, 2010

      November 18th 2010, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Natural Resources Canada, Pacific Forestry Centre

      506 West Burnside Road. Victoria, BC

      Duration: 2 hours

      Maximum number of students: 30

      The Canadian Forest Service - more than trees!

      The Pacific Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada, is offering UVic students the opportunity to participate in a guided tour of our facilities. The forestry centre provides timely, relevant, and scientifically sound information and advice on national issues such as wildland fire, climate change, invasive forest insects and diseases and the forest industry’s competitive position.

      Students studying biology, computer science, entomology, geographic information systems and anyone interested in natural resources will see important and interesting science happening at the Pacific Forestry Centre.

      The tour will include:

      The Herbarium - Fungus! Managed by Dr. Brenda Callan, the Forest Pathology Herbarium at the Pacific Forestry Centre is an internationally recognized collection of over 35,300 preserved and catalogued forest fungi and disease specimens, and representing over 3,000 different fungal species.

      The Insectary - Bugs! Dr. Leland Humble and other entomologists at the Insectary study native and introduced forest insects, their identification, impacts and life histories, and develop detection tools for invasive species. The facility houses thousands of reference specimens of native and non-native forest insects that date back a century.

      National Forest Information System - Web 2.0! The NFIS provides Web tools, ranging from simple portrayal to sophisticated analyses over a distributed network across the country, to users from anywhere in the world. Brian Low will explain how users can discover, integrate, and display this current, authoritative and accurate information on Canada's forests. This will interest natural resource, geomatics, engineering, and computer science students.

      Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Natural Resources Canada - January, 2011

      January 2011 (Exact date to be announced) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Natural Resources Canada

      9860 West Saanich Road. Sidney, BC

      Duration: 2 hours

      Maximum number of students: 40

      This tour will profile the scientific and technical activities of two federal departments: Natural Resources Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Both are located in Sidney at the Institute of Ocean Sciences/Pacific Geosceince Centre on Patricia Bay.

      Fisheries and Oceans Tour (1 hour): A review of some of the key scientific activities in oceanography, hydrography and ocean science including a tour of our laboratories, overview of the technical equipment deployed for ocean surveys and how the data results are used to advance our scientific understanding.

      Natural Resources Canada (1 hour) The tour will provide examples of the instrumentation and work we undertake to monitor earthquake hazards in Western Canada. In addition, the tour will include an overview of our collaborative activities with Fisheries and Oceans to collect information from the seafloor and better understand sedimentary processes in the coastal waters of British Columbia. Lastly, the tour will include a laboratory tour of our rock properties lab to enable students to get a sense of what analysis we undertake on cores that we pull out of marine environments.

      National Research Council of Canada - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics - February, 2011

      February 2011 (Exact date to be announced) - National Research Council of Canada - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics

      5071 West Saanich Road. Victoria, BC

      Duration: 2 hours

      Maximum number of students: 60

      The tour will include:

      48 and 72 research telescopes - We will explore the control rooms, hear the history of what once the largest telescope on the planet and walk through a spectrograph. The tour will include snapshots of images taken by the telescope as well as descriptions of the great scientific achievements they have seen.

      ALMA Band-3 lab - Come and scope out this world class laboratory which designed and produced the most sensitive receiver in the world! The receiver designed to operate at only a few degrees above absolute zero will form the Canadian contribution to the massive ALMA project in Chile.

      CADC - The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre archives astronomical data from around the world (including the famous Hubble telescope).

      HIA overview presentation - Glimpse the future of astronomy during a brief presentation highlighting the current and future astronomical projects taking place across the globe.

      Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Centre for Plant Health, Sidney Laboratory - March, 2011

      March 2011 (Exact date to be announced) Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Centre for Plant Health, Sidney Laboratory

      8801 Saanich Road East. Sidney, BC

      Duration:3 hours

      Maximum number of students: 25

      The Centre for Plant Health provides virus-testing, virus-therapy, and technology development for viruses and related pathogens of grapevines, tree fruits and other crops. They also act as a plant introduction station for the safe importation of prohibited plant crops.

      Key Research Areas:

      - Plant introduction and post-entry quarantine testing of all imported tree fruit, grapes, and woody ornamentals that are not accompanied by an acceptable certificate of good health from the exporting country.

      - Testing promising selections from Canadian tree fruit and grape breeders to ensure that original releases to industry are free from potential viruses.

      - Eliminating virus infections from valuable fruit, grape and ornamental clones by heat therapy.

      - Auditing the reliability of recognized foreign certification programs by testing plant samples from imported commercial shipments for virus infection.

      - Research on the identification of the causal agent of plant diseases, and the development of effective diagnostic methods.

      Ressources naturelles Canada, Centre de foresterie du Pacifique - 18 Novembre 2011

      18 Novembre 2010, de 15h00 à 17h00 - Ressources naturelles Canada, Centre de foresterie du Pacifique

      506, rue Burnside Ouest, Victoria (Colombie-Britannique)

      Durée: 2 heures

      Nombre maximum d’étudiants 30

      Le Service canadien des forêts - Plus que des arbres!

      Le Centre de foresterie du Pacifique de Ressources naturelles Canada offre l’occasion aux étudiants de l’UVic de faire une visite guidée des installations. Le Centre fait des recommandations d’actualité, utiles et rigoureuses sur le plan scientifique qui s’appliquent à des questions d’intérêt national, comme les feux de végétation, les changements climatiques, les insectes forestiers envahissants, les maladies et la position concurrentielle de l’industrie forestière.

      Les étudiants qui étudient la biologie, les sciences informatiques, l’entomologie et les systèmes d’information géographique, de même que toute personne qui s’intéresse aux ressources naturelles, découvriront les activités scientifiques importantes et intéressantes sont menées lieu au Centre de foresterie du Pacifique.

      Les participants pourront visiter les lieux suivants :

      L’herbier: - Les champignons! Géré par Brenda Callan (Ph. D.), l’Herbier de pathologie forestière du Centre de foresterie du Pacifique est d’une renommée mondiale car il abrite une collection préservée et cataloguée de plus de 35 300 champignons forestiers et échantillons de maladies, et il compte plus de 3 000 espèces de champignons.

      L’insectarium: - Les bibittes! Leland Humble (Ph. D.) et d’autres entomologistes de l’insectarium étudient les insectes forestiers indigènes ou introduits afin de les identifier, de comprendre leur incidence sur le milieu, d’apprendre leur cycle de vie et de mettre au point des outils permettant de détecter les espèces envahissantes. L’installation abrite des milliers d’échantillons d’insectes indigènes et non indigènes qui datent d’un siècle.

      Système national d'information sur les forêts (SNIF): - Le Web 2.0! Le SNIF offre des outils en ligne, allant d’un simple portait à des analyses complexes englobant des réseaux à la grandeur du pays auxquels les utilisateurs peuvent accéder n’importe où dans le monde. Brian Low expliquera comment les utilisateurs peuvent découvrir, intégrer et afficher de l’information sur les forêts du Canada qui est non seulement actuelle et précise, mais qui fait autorité. Cette présentation intéressera les étudiants en ressources naturelles, en géomatique, en génie et en sciences informatiques.

      Pêches et Océans Canada et Ressources naturelles Canada - Janvier 2011

      Janvier 2011 (date exacte à être annoncée) - Pêches et Océans Canada et Ressources naturelles Canada

      9860, rue Saanich Ouest, Sidney (Colombie-Britannique)

      Durée: 2 heures

      Nombre maximum d’étudiants: 40

      Les activités scientifiques et techniques de deux ministères fédéraux, Ressources naturelles Canada et Pêches et Océans, seront présentées au cours de cette visite. Les deux ministères ont des installations à Sidney, notamment le Centre géoscientifique du Pacifique et l’Institut des sciences de la mer de la baie Patricia.

      Visite de Pêches et Océans (1 heure) - La visite permettra de présenter certaines activités scientifiques principales dans les domaines de l’océanographie, de l’hydrographie et des sciences océanologiques. Les participants visiteront les laboratoires, auront une vue d’ensemble de l’équipement technique utilisé pour effectuer des recherches océanographiques et apprendront comment les conclusions tirées des données servent à améliorer notre savoir scientifique.

      Ressources naturelles Canada (1 heure) - Dans le cadre de la visite, nous montrerons des instruments utilisés et le travail effectué pour évaluer le risque d’un tremblement de terre dans l’Ouest du Canada. De plus, la visite permettra de donner une vue d’ensemble des activités organisées en collaboration avec Pêches et Océans, notamment la collecte de données au fond de l’océan, qui ont pour but de mieux comprendre le processus de sédimentation dans les eaux côtières de la Colombie-Britannique. Finalement, les étudiants visiteront le laboratoire qui étudie les propriétés des roches afin de leur donner une idée des analyses effectuées sur les carottes prélevées des milieux marins.

      Conseil national de recherches Canada, Institut Herzberg d'astrophysique (IHA) - Février 2011

      Février 2011 (date exacte à être annoncée) - Conseil national de recherches Canada, Institut Herzberg d'astrophysique (IHA)

      5071 rue Saanich Ouest, Victoria (Colombie Britannique)

      Durée : 2 heures

      Nombre maximum d’étudiants: 60

      Les participants pourront visiter les lieux suivants de l’Institut Herzberg d'astrophysique du CNRC:

      Télescopes de recherche de 48 po et de 72 po : Nous explorerons les salles de commande, écouterons l’histoire d’un des plus importants télescopes de la planète et visiterons le spectrographe. Les participants pourront voir des images captées par les télescopes et en apprendre davantage sur les réalisations scientifiques auxquelles ils ont participé.

      Laboratoire des récepteurs de bande 3 de l’ALMA : Venez jeter un coup d’œil sur ce laboratoire de classe internationale qui a conçu et a produit le récepteur le plus sensible au monde! Ce récepteur a été conçu pour fonctionner à quelques degrés seulement au-dessus du zéro absolu. Il représente l’apport du Canada au projet du Grand réseau d'astronomie millimétrique d'Atacama (ALMA).

      Le Centre canadien de données en astronomie (CCDA) : Il archive des données sur l’astronomie en provenance du monde entier (notamment celles du célèbre télescope Hubble).

      Présentation d’ordre général sur l’IHA : Apprenez-en davantage sur l’avenir de l’astronomie au cours d’une brève présentation qui soulignera les projets d’astronomie actuels et prévus dans le monde entier.

      Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments, Centre pour la défense des végétaux, laboratoire de Sidney - Mars 2011

      Mars 2011 (date exacte à être annoncée) - Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments, Centre pour la défense des végétaux, laboratoire de Sidney

      8801, rue Saanich Est, Sidney (Colombie-Britannique)

      Durée:3 heures

      Nombre maximum d’étudiants: 25

      Le Centre pour la défense des végétaux effectue des dépistages de virus, offre des traitements et développe des technologies contre les virus et les pathogènes apparentés qui infectent les vignes, les fruits des arbres et d’autres produits cultivés. Il effectue des essais sur les plantes au point d’entrée du pays afin d’assurer l’importation sécuritaire des plantes cultivées interdites.

      Domaines principaux de recherche:

      - Le Centre effectue des tests sur les plantes avant et après qu’elles entrent au pays, et il met en quarantaine tous les arbres fruitiers, vignes et plantes ornementales ligneuses importés si le pays exportateur n’émet pas de certificat qui atteste de leur bonne santé.

      - Il teste les sélections prometteuses d’arbres fruitiers et de vignes pour s’assurer que des virus potentiels n’infectent pas les premières livraisons destinées à l’industrie.

      - Il élimine les infections virales dans les clones précieux d’arbres fruitiers, de vignes et de plantes ornementales par thermothérapie

      - Il vérifie la fiabilité des programmes de certification étrangers reconnus en procédant à des essais sur des échantillons de plantes provenant de cargaisons commerciales importées pour déterminer s’il y une infection virale.

      - If effectue des recherches pour identifier les agents étiologiques des maladies des plantes et développe de méthodes diagnostiques efficaces.

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