GENERAL INFORMATION

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Geering Up STEM workshops are back in person! Our team offers in-person and select virtual workshops (available by request) to accommodate your needs. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at instem.geeringup@ubc.ca.

What is InSTEM?

We want to make hands-on curriculum and exciting activities more accessible to more all students! Our InSTEM (Indigenous Youth in STEM) program collaborates with Indigenous communities to create and deliver high-impact STEM programming to over 200 classrooms and 17 communities across BC every year.

Since 2018, our specialized teams of InSTEM Instructors who throughout from September through May, and we also travel throughout the year to hold workshops directly in B.C. communities. This helps us reach over 2,700 additional kids and youth, many of whom are Indigenous, outside of the Greater Vancouver Area. We work with our community partners to identify opportunities to co-develop curriculum and design custom workshops to complement existing teachings.

We hope to grow and deepen our relationships with all of the communities we visit.


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What are our goals?

Our goal is to make high-quality STEM content accessible to all students. A large part of this is made possible through collaboration with our community partners to identify opportunities for curriculum co-development and targeted workshops to complement existing teachings.

We aim to grow and deepen our relationships with all of the communities we visit. Since 2018, our specialized teams of InSTEM Instructors who throughout the school year to deliver workshops to students from September through May, and we also travel throughout the year to hold workshops directly in B.C. communities. This helps us reach over 2,700 additional kids and youth, many of whom are Indigenous, outside of the Greater Vancouver Area.

InSTEM PROGRAMS

InSTEM Mentorship Program

A program that cultivates supportive relationships between mentors and youth, exposing them to the available opportunities at the post-secondary level.

GRADES 8-12

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InSTEM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

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InSTEM INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

InSTEM Internship Program

An online internship program for Indigenous students to help them develop key professional skills as STEM instructors.

GRADES 11-12

Workshops

Engineering and science workshops based on the B.C. curriculum consisting of exciting demonstrations, interactive experiments, and hands-on activities.

GRADES K-12

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WORKSHOPS

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SUMMER CAMPS

Summer Camps

During the summer months, Geering Up can run week-long science and engineering day camps in your community.

GRADES K-7

Land Based Programming

Allow us to collaborate with your community and Elders to incorporate traditional knowledge with STEM programming.

GRADES 5-12

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LAND BASED PROGRAMMING