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Media Advisory: Victory Square Girls Tech Camp launches in Surrey

July 13, 2017
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CONTACT:

Suraaj Aulakh, Faculty of Applied Sciences, 778.782.7029, fascomms@sfu.ca

Ian Bryce, University Communications, 604.773.8134, ian_bryce@sfu.ca

 

Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Applied Sciences is launching a new summer camp for girls in grades six and seven that will focus on building skills in computer programming and electronics. The five-day camp is running in two Surrey elementary schools this month: Cindrich Elementary School from July 10-14, and Green Timbers Elementary School from July 17-21.

The camp recently received generous support from Vancouver-based tech entrepreneur Shafin Diamond Tejani, CEO and founder of Victory Square Technologies, who has established a $75,000 matching fund to help grow the program for future years.

Recently named “Person of the Year” by the B.C. Tech Association, Tejani is calling on other members of the tech and business communities to join him in supporting this initiative and help encourage girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In recognition of this donation, the camp has been named the Victory Square Girls Tech Camp.

Media are invited to attend the camp on the following dates and times. Please email fascomms@sfu.ca if you will be attending.

WHAT:

See what impact the new Victory Square Girls Tech Camp is having on young girls in Surrey, meet the participants, organizers and donor Shafin Diamond Tejani. Representatives from SFU and Surrey School District will also be in attendance.

WHEN:

The following times are available for media to attend:

  • Friday, July 14, 2017
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (See the girls building their projects)
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (See the finished projects)

Note: Shafin Diamond Tejani will be at the camp on July 14 and will be available for interviews from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:

  • Cindrich Elementary School
  • 13455 90 Avenue, Surrey 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

On July 21, 2017, media can attend the camp at Green Timbers Elementary School (8824 144 Street, Surrey) between 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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