Science Ambassador Program

The Science Ambassador program connects undergraduate Science students with faculty, staff, and students to collaboratively advance the strategic mission of the Faculty of Science. Science Ambassadors engage in an experiential learning opportunity and become leaders in the Science student community by supporting their peers through the development of leadership, mentorship, and community-building opportunities.

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Positions

The Science Ambassadors volunteer from Fall 2022-Winter 2023, with possibility of extension into the summer and future years. When applying, students indicate which Ambassador team(s) they are most interested in volunteering with and if they are interested in becoming a Team Leader. Learn more about the roles of the Science Ambassador and the Science Ambassador Team Lead:

Science student ambassadors

Teams

The Experiential Learning Team supports student professional development by supporting the Student Advisory Council for Science, promoting scientific literacy and undergraduate research, and helping students discover the experiential learning opportunities available to them, including Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and Community Engaged Learning (CEL). This team collaborates with units across campus to advance the strategic mission and goals of the Faculty of Science, including the support of research information nights, poster sessions, conference, and institutional opportunities such as UCalgary Open House and You at UCalgary. 

The Community Engagement Team specialize in student life, wellbeing, and building an inclusive, welcoming Science community of peers. They host events for undergraduate students to connect with their peers and support the Science Mentorship Program by offering events and activities to facilitate student connection opportunities. They promote self-care and resilience, and help their peers develop communication and collaboration skills. Projects include seasonal social events and targeted student engagement activities (ex. social media events, ad-hoc Science student engagement through drop-in activities). 

The Communications Ambassador Team amplifies and promotes the various activities, events, and opportunities identified and developed by the other Ambassador teams and the Faculty of Science. Their work spans the different portfolios of the Science Ambassadors and aims to create impactful, inspiring communications and creative content. This will include social media (Instagram), video and photo content creation, graphic design, and strategic communications planning in alignment with University of Calgary communications standards. 


How to apply

Applications are now open for the 2022-23 Science Ambassador program.

  • Log into Elevate via the following link:  https://elevate.ucalgary.ca
  • Click on Science Experiences found under Faculty of Science on the Dashboard
  • Click View under Courses/Program and find the Science Ambassadors
  • Start the application by clicking on "Apply".

Deadline to apply

Application Deadline: August 26, 2022