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  • 19 Mar 2019 by DigiBC

    The Irving K Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society provides scholarships and financial awards to help BC post-secondary students achieve their educational goals. The society awards 10 scholarships annually to recognize women in tech (computer science, engineering or mathematics), and at least one of these scholarships is dedicated to a woman of Aboriginal ancestry.

    They are pleased to announce that applications for 2019 Women in Technology & Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.  Ten scholarships valued at $10K each will be awarded in June.

     

    Application Deadline

    The deadline to submit your application is May 15, 2019

    Instructions on how to apply, links to application forms, and full eligibility criteria can be found at https://www.ikbbc.ca/women-in-tech/about-this-scholarship/

    You can learn more about last year’s Women in Technology Scholarship recipients at https://www.ikbbc.ca/student-stories/

    For more information, visit the Society’s website https://www.ikbbc.ca/or contact them at info@ikbbc.ca or by phone (toll-free) at 1-844-478-4645

     

    What You Should Know

     

    You must have completed a minimum of one-year of full-time studies leading to an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate in computer science, engineering, or mathematics, and be continuing in your studies at a BC public post-secondary institution for at least one additional year. Women in Technology Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement (Minimum B+ GPA required), and a demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of a career in the technology sector.

  • 01 Mar 2019 by DigiBC

    British Columbia’s future innovators and science leaders have been preparing projects since the early fall for school, community and district science fairs across the province. 2,000 finalists from these local competitions are now putting the final touches on their presentations for the Regional Science Fairs where they will compete for awards and the chance to attend the 58th Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Fredericton, New Brunswick. In celebration of their achievements, the Province of British Columbia has declared March 2019 as 'Youth Science Month'.

    Support from the provincial government and corporate sponsors enables The Science Fair Foundation of BC and The Regional Science Fair Network – the largest volunteer science outreach network in British Columbia - to recognize young scientists and their project work, encouraging them to further develop their ideas and excel beyond their communities. Last year, 67 students from throughout B.C. and the Yukon presented their projects at the CWSF in Ottawa and brought home $187,000 in awards and scholarships, including two platinum awards, six gold medals, 11 silver medals, and 25 bronze medals. Learn More >>

    BC students are also standing out on the international stage. In September, Nicolas Fedrigo earned a spot at the European Union Contest for Young Scientist held in Dublin, Ireland where his project was awarded first prize. In January, Mr. Fedrigo also received a gold medal at the 2019 Taiwan International Science Fair (TISF) competing alongside his teammate, Natasha Burgert, who earned bronze. This marks the fifth consecutive year that both B.C. students attending the TISF have earned top honours for their innovative projects.