The Lighthouse Labs Prize at SFU

Currently accepting applications for this award!

  • Please submit online application by January 26th, 2018
  • Submit a letter of reference to fcatsec@sfu.ca by January 26th, 2018
  • In order to be considered for this award, you must attend our mandatory information session on January 24, 2018 at 6:00pm at Lighthouse Labs office in downtown Vancouver.

This annual prize was established in 2014 thanks to a generous donation from Lighthouse Labs and provides one student the opportunity to attend the Lighthouse Labs Web Development Bootcamp cost-free. The Lighthouse Labs Prize, valued at $8,000, is intended to recognize promising, creative students in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) at Simon Fraser University who have a demonstrated interest in web development. The prize is open to all FCAT undergraduate and graduate students.

Lighthouse Labs is a Vancouver-based coding school, where students learn full-stack web development through immersive bootcamp-style courses.  Fast paced and rigorous, classes are focus on minimizing lectures and maximizing the time spent on building things in supervised labs so that students learn more in a shorter amount of time.  

Lighthouse Labs' Web Development bootcamp takes students through the fundamentals of source control using Git, HTML, CSS and stylesheet preprocessors, Ruby on Rails framework, Javascript and the jQuery framework as well as Node.js. As part of the course, students also have the opportunity contribute to open source projects and build their own apps under the supervision of a team of industry experts.

SIAT student Yan Hong won the very first Lighthouse Labs Prize in 2014. When asked if the program was worthwhile to students, Yan is confident: “Definitely. I learned a lot of web development skills in those eight weeks, and am now able to pick up any new web development technology with ease."

This course is ideal for anyone looking to enter the startup community or that wants to build their own web applications.

Lighthouse Labs boasts a 100% career placement rate amongst job seeking students. Lighthouse Labs graduates are highly sought-after, and they have a dedicated career services team that leverages industry partnerships to match graduates with full-time careers.

To learn more about Lighthouse Labs and their partnership with SFU visit our Successful Partnership page.

Application Form

What FCAT school/program are you currently enrolled in?
Do you give permission to the FCAT Dean's Office staff to verify the information you provided above by reviewing your SFU Academic Record for the purpose of this award?
As part of the application, a letter of reference from a faculty member or employer is required. Please confirm that you will submit a letter of reference to fcatsec@sfu.ca by January 26th, 2018. This is a mandatory requirement for all applicants.
I understand that there is a information session on January 24, 2018 at 6:00pm at Lighthouse Labs office in downtown Vancouver - and attendance is mandatory to be considered for this prize.