University Exploration Day is an opportunity for grade 7-9 students to access the university campus in various faculty areas.

​This event can accommodate up to 60 students. Students have 2 options to choose from:

Option A: 

Session 1 – Dhillon School of Business-Stock Trading Simulation – Try your hand at buying and selling stocks in a trading simulation  – can you make a  $1,000,000?!?  In this session you will be introduced to the basics of trading, and given a chance to practice your skills, competing against the others in the room.  Prizes will be awarded!

Session 2 – Dhillon School of Business-Business Simulation – Can you run your own business?  Start a lemonade stand, and see how far you can get by making decisions about your business’s products, location, and pricing.  Compete with others in the room to see who can perform the best!  Prizes will be awarded!

Session 3 – Destination Exploration Session – Coding Creations – Become a software engineer and design a hand-held game using a micro:bit! Can you stump your friends?

Session 4 – Art Gallery session and tour – Students will get a behind the scenes look at the University Art Gallery, including a full tour of the gallery.

Option B:

Session 1 – Arts & Science Session 1 – Catch the Pokemon Cookie Thief with Science! In the quaint little town of Pallet, where Pokémon and humans coexist harmoniously, a curious incident unfolded in Professor Oak’s lab, leaving everyone baffled and amused! One sunny morning, the residents discovered a mysterious, gooey slime slathered all over the beloved community cookie jar, with not a single cookie left behind. The townspeople, with their detective hats perched and magnifying glasses in hand, embarked on a journey to unveil the cookie thief through the magic of science! Utilizing DNA testing and agarose gel electrophoresis, they meticulously analyzed the peculiar slime, tracing its genetic code through a colorful, zig-zagging journey across the gel, all in the hopes of identifying the mischievous Pokémon. Was it the cheeky Pikachu with a sweet tooth, or perhaps the sly Mewtwo, sneaking a midnight snack? Find out!

Session 2 – Arts & Science Session 2 – Herbarium Lab – Take a closer look at floral structures through microscopy and then dissect a variety of plant specimens to build your own new plant species!

Session 3 – Art Gallery session and tour – Students will get a behind the scenes look at the University Art Gallery, including a full tour of the gallery.

Session 4 – Destination Exploration Session – Coding Creations – Become a software engineer and design a hand-held game using a micro:bit! Can you stump your friends?

The day wraps up with students learning more about the University of Lethbridge overall and what they can do to prepare to apply and attend.

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Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Time: 9:00am-2:30pm

Location: University of Lethbridge

Registration Process:

  1. Now open – Registration request open (link HERE)
  2. October 24- Request link closes
  3. October 25 – Schools receive school-specific registration form containing their allocation
  4. November 8 – Deadline for student names and contact information

***Spots at the event are NOT guaranteed through the request form – please wait until you receive your school registration form to confirm your number of spots.
***Due to the limited number of spots available, this event is currently only open to schools participating in the Cardboard Boat Race.

Need more information? Check out the Teacher’s Package here: Teacher package – University Exploration Day 2023

2023 Event Schedule:

9:00 – check in and movement of students to assigned areas
9:30-10:30 – Session 1
10:30-10:45 – move to Session 2
10:45-11:45 – Session 2
11:45-12:15 – lunch ***students must bring a bag lunch***
12:15-1:15 – Session 3
1:15-2:15 – Session 4
2:15-3:00* – University of Lethbridge recruitment presentation

*This schedule is based on the posted schedule for the Cardboard Boat Race; the actual schedule will flex with the races.
*Every attempt to end this event at the same time as the Cardboard Boat Race will be made.

Parking Information (effective November 2, 2017)

Bus parking is available in Lot Q (outside the stadium) and will not require a pass.  Please park in the gravel area at the stadium.

General vehicle parking is available in Lot N for $1.50/hour up to a maximum of $10.00 for a full day of parking.

Please be aware that parking in any of the other lots could result in ticketing.  Career Transitions is not responsible for any parking tickets issued to participants.

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