Beyond the classroom. ENHANCING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Langara recognizes the importance of providing
In March 2013, Langara hosted the Vancouver School
opportunities for students to grow and excel beyond the
Board's District Science Fair, one of the largest science
fairs in Canada. Over 200 students exhibited their projects
In 2011, Langara established a partnership with the C.A.R.E. Society to offer the C.A.R.E. Langara Global Travel Award Volunteer Program. The program provides international volunteer opportunities for students to
to nearly 100 judges and were treated to a science magic show by Langara's Chemistry Department, as well as presentations on 3D printing, endangered species, and microcomputers.
develop their leadership skills, civic engagement, and
March 14 was a popular date at Langara. Hundreds of
community-based learning. In 2012 and 2013, participants
students participated in Langaraâ€™s annual Math & Science
spent three to eight weeks in destinations like Costa Rica,
Open House, where they challenged themselves with math
Nepal, India, Peru, and Kenya where they volunteered in a
puzzles, played with giant bugs, witnessed chemistry
rehabilitation centre, a school, a monastery, an orphanage,
experiments, tasted fresh ice cream made with liquid
an animal rescue centre, and with local nutrition and
nitrogen, and attended a chemistry/physics magic show.
The open house culminated in a Pi(e) Day giveaway at precisely 3:14 pm, when students and employees gave out 314 slices of apple and pumpkin pie. Students were also invited to enter for a chance to win $314 in tuition.