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Community outreach

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The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science provides a number of high-impact services to the wider community.

Opportunities for employers

Hire our amazing students through opportunities such as:

STEM programs for children & youth

Since 1991, UVic’s Science Venture has provided innovative, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming to youth ages 5 to 18 across Vancouver Island. UVic students from the Faculties of Engineering and Computer Science, Science and Education deliver year-round activities such as:

  • summer camps
  • workshops
  • after-school clubs

HighTechU is an innovative learning community for BC high-school-aged youth to:

  • make connections
  • build professional skills
  • explore diverse education and career pathways related to technology

Based at UVic’s Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, HighTechU participants work on hands-on projects that build a passion for technology.

GoEngGirl is a fun, free opportunity for girls who may be interested in exploring engineering as an academic path and career. Learn more and register for GoEngGirl 2022, taking place  Sat., Dec. 3, with activities that include:

  • a hands-on team design challenge
  • meeting engineering professionals, students and teams
  • a pizza lunch
  • a parent information session

GoCodeGirl is an exciting opportunity for girls to learn about coding, software development, and the fields of computing, technology and engineering. This event follows a similar lineup as GoEngGirl. The next session will take place Sat., Mar. 11, 2023.  Registration details will be posted here soon.

Sessions for seniors

Our Department of Computer Science offers free seniors program sessions, designed for seniors with little or no experience in the digital world:

  • search engines
  • email
  • social media
  • online privacy

Lifelong learning

Many of our faculty’s presentations and special events are free and open to the public. Find them in our Events Calendar.

If your community group, school or other organization is looking for a knowledgeable speaker from engineering or computer science, check out the UVic Speakers Bureau, selecting the area “Computers, Engineering & Technology.”