Southlands Elementary School [FULL]

About the project

We will be creating a series of short workshops to introduce children to makerspaces and the maker movement. We will emphasize the value in collaborative workspace for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech and no tech tools.

UBC students will help show the students what it means to be a maker, and how they can foster their own creativity. UBC students will gain experience working with children in a focused, project-based way, and develop interpersonal and collaborative skills.


Kick-off Orientation :

Saturday, February 2 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Project :

Tuesday, February 19 from 8:00am– 3:00pm

Wednesday, February 20 from 8:00am– 3:00pm

Thursday, February 21 from 8:00am– 3:00pm

What you will do

  • UBC students will lead groups of elementary children through maker style workshops using high tech and no tech tools. The UBC student volunteers will be given the opportunity to learn and develop leadership/mentoring skills while exploring and making with the students.
  • Facilitate and host workshops and discussion groups
  • Lead children through maker related activities
  • Engage with students through a range of interactive activities
  • Photograph the event and solicit feedback from the students about future programming
  • Help set up and take down work stations


  • Enthusiasm and interest in engaging with elementary aged children
  • Has a passion for creativity and is comfortable with experimentation and the unknown
  • Enjoys making things
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience using a 3D printer

Placement location

Southlands Elementary School

Southlands Elementary School

Southlands Elementary School
5351 Camosun St
Vancouver, BC V6N 2C4

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