We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

This information is collected to help us assess your suitability for the Learning to Lead™ program. Your personal information is treated as confidential by Minerva BC and is collected and managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please note that you cannot save your progress in this application. We encourage you to save your responses in a separate document to ensure you don't lose your work.
 
We are excited to offer two different cohorts of Learning to Lead™ in 2023 (dates below). Please note that successful applicants are selected to attend one of the program weeks. Students are welcome to apply to any of the program weeks. There is an increased chance of being selected if you are able to attend any program weeks. 

You will have the option of providing written responses in the text boxes below, OR submitting a video of yourself sharing these responses verbally. If you choose to submit a video, please use WeTransfer to upload your video and paste the link in the appropriate text box below. Please note that your video will not be made public and will only be viewed by the selection committee. Here is a guide on how to use WeTransfer: https://www.acecloudhosting.com/knowledgebase/how-to-transfer-files-using-wetransfer/ 

Acceptance
Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis. Get your application in early to save your spot!
All applicants will be informed of selections by mid-March. Confirmation of participation is required by late March.

2023 Program Dates (all times in PT)
Group 1: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm (April 4, 11, 18, 25)
Group 2: Wednesdays, 6-8pm (April 5, 12, 19, 26)

Please note that in order to participate, you must be able to attend all four days of the program. This is an invitation to fully devote four evenings to your own learning, growth, and fun!

The ongoing process of truth and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples is an integral part of all of Minerva BC’s work. Opportunities for conversation about this process as well as the complex nature of the intersectionality of diversity is an integral part of the Learning to Lead™ program. All participants are asked to enter these conversations with an open and respectful heart and mind.

Questions?
Please contact our Youth Programs Coordinator, Vib Wadhwa at vibhuti@minervabc.ca

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* 1. APPLICANT INFORMATION

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* 2. Please select all Learning to Lead™ program groups you would be able to attend. All times are in PT.
*Reminder that selected students attend one of the four groups.

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* 3. I acknowledge that all sessions take place over Zoom.

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* 4. Do you know what career field you are interested in exploring after high school? (Not knowing is perfectly fine, too!)

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* 5. What are your preferred pronouns? 

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* 6. What racial or population group(s) do you belong to? Select all that apply to you, or please specify in the other text box below.

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* 7. Do you identify as any of the following:

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* 8. Do you identify as a person with a disability?

(According to the Employment Equity Act (Canada), "persons with disabilities means persons who have a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment who:
- consider themselves to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that employment, or
- believe that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, and includes persons whose functional limitations owing to their impairment have been accommodated in their current job or workplace.)

[NOTE] Cisgender: The state of identifying with the sex and/or gender assigned to one at birth.

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* 9. How do you identify your gender?

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* 10. Do you self-identify with any other marginalized groups that you would like to share with us?

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* 11. As part of your application, please respond to the following three questions:
- Why would you like to participate in Learning to Lead?
- Tell us about something you care about.
- Tell us about a time you faced a challenge. How did you respond to it?

You have the option of providing written responses in the text boxes below, OR uploading a video (no more than 2 minutes) of yourself sharing these responses verbally. Please indicate how you would like to provide your responses.

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* 12. Why would you like to participate in the Learning to Lead™ program? (100 - 200 words)

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* 13. Tell us about something you care about. (100 - 200 words)

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* 14. Tell us about a time you faced a challenge. How did you respond to it? (100 - 200 words)

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* 15. If selected for Learning to Lead™, you could also be eligible for SHAD, a prestigious annual event that brings together 900 students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math). The main criteria for SHAD participation is intellectual curiosity. Would you describe yourself as intellectually curious? And would you like to be considered for this opportunity? If yes, please note that your application will be shared with a representative from SHAD.

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* 16. If you have chosen a video response, please submit a video (no more than 2 minutes) of yourself responding to the 3 prompting questions. Paste the WeTransfer link in the textbox below.

Please note that we assess the video according to the quality of your responses and not the quality of the video.

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* 17. How did you hear about Minerva BC and the Learning to Lead™ Program?

 
Please submit your application by clicking the "done" button below.

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