Nomination deadline: March 21, 2018

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.


As part of this application process, you will be required to upload a letter of support of no more than 500 words provided by your nominating sponsor (e.g., a teacher, guidance counselor, coach) outlining how you have demonstrated the following criteria:
·        Independent thought
·        Taking on and overcoming challenges
·        Desire to contribute to a better world

Please have this document ready to attach (in a Word or PDF file) before you fill out this application form.

All applicants will be informed of selections on April 12, 2018 by email. Confirmation of participation is due April 19, 2018.

Program Dates
May 25-27, 2018 at St. John's College on the UBC campus in Vancouver
Please note that in order to participate you must be be able to attend the entire weekend

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 will be part of the Learning to Lead™ weekend. All participants are asked to enter these conversations with an open and respectful heart and mind.

Please contact our Youth Programs Coordinator, Ashley Milbury:

Phone: 604-683-7635 ext. 221

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* 2. One of the goals of Minerva BC is to create leadership opportunities for Indigenous women and girls. Are you of Indigenous ancestry? Please specify your affiliation, if applicable.

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* 3. Why would you like to participate in the 2017 Learning to Lead™ program? (100 - 200 words)

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* 4. What would you like to learn more about? (100 - 200 words)

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* 5. What would you like to leave with? (100 - 200 words)

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* 6. 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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* 7. Please submit a letter of support of no more than 500 words from your nominating sponsor (e.g., a teacher, guidance counselor, coach) outlining how you have demonstrated the following criteria: independent thought, taking on and overcoming challenges, and desire to contribute to a better world.

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

Please submit your application by clicking the "done" button below.
A Minerva representative will follow up with you in the next day or so to discuss your participation in the program.