Explore our Institutes

As a WIC student you will have countless experiential opportunities to explore your passions. Currently, WIC has five institutes: Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Fine Arts.

WIC’s various institutes will provide you with hands-on learning experiences to prepare you for success at a post-secondary level. For more than seven years, a vast majority of our students have pursued post-secondary education in business, engineering, health sciences, liberal arts, and Fine Arts. In response, the Institute programs were created in order to provide you with significant learning opportunities that will connect you with your areas of interest.

Institute Overview

  • You will work in teams focused around project-based plans.
  • Partnering with universities and colleges, you will enjoy educational interactions with post-secondary business, engineering, health sciences, liberal arts, and fine arts programs and communities.
  • You will learn to think critically, to work in teams and to use your academic knowledge and skills to solve complex problems.
  • You will be given opportunities for mentoring, internship, networking and job shadowing within the business, engineering health sciences, liberal arts, and fine arts communities.

Experiential Learning

Our students continue to benefit from the leadership opportunities our institute programs provide. Through these real-world learning experiences, students gain career exploration and interaction with professionals and develop a better understanding of the difference between theory and practice of professional occupations.

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WIC Entrepreneurial Thinking in Action Camp

2018 dates coming soon
Scurfield Hall, Haskayne School of Business
University of Calgary

This three-day learning camp focuses on entrepreneurial thinking and action. This year’s camp is designed for motivated and enthusiastic students who have completed Grade 9 and suggested for students up to the completion of Grade 11.

The camp experience is designed to empower future entrepreneurs, employees, volunteers, business and community leaders to identify opportunities for innovation, understand customer value, create a real new venture or social enterprise business idea and ultimately, how to communicate or pitch a new venture idea to a panel of community experts and investors.

Students will work in teams to develop their own business model for a new venture of social enterprise while they are mentored by University of Calgary students and alumni.

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Camp Overview

  • TBD (Morning) – Falling Forward “Learning how to move forward in spite of failure”
  • TBD (Afternoon) – Design Thinking “Meeting individual’s needs & desires in a strategic way”
  • TBD (Morning) – Value Proposition “What do consumers value?”
  • TBD (Afternoon) – Validating a Business Model “Testing your idea”
  • TBD (Morning) -Creating that Perfect Pitch “Learning the critical info for an investor pitch”
  • TBD (Afternoon) – Final Pitch “All teams will pitch their idea to a panel of entrepreneurs and community leaders”

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WIC - Business Institute

Business Institute Highlights:

  • University of Calgary Haskayne Case Competition
  • New York City’s Financial District Trip
  • Interaction with the business community
  • WIC Business Leadership Camp
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WIC - Health Sciences Institute

Health Sciences Institute Highlights:

  • University of Calgary Discovery Day
  • Suturing Workshop
  • eSIM – Provincial Simulation Program
  • TotalCardiology Rehabilitation and Risk Reduction Centre at the Talisman Centre
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WIC - Engineering Institute

Engineering Institute Highlights:

  • The University of Calgary’s Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Challenge
  • Women in Engineering Day – Schulich School of Engineering
  • Telus Spark Science Centre Excursion
  • Alta Injection Molding (AIM) Group Project
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WIC -Liberal Arts Institute

Liberal Arts Institute Highlights: 

  • Model United Nations
  • Calgary Courthouse Tour
  • Up 97.7FM Tour
  • Global TV Studio Tour
  • Boardroom Negotiations Experience
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WIC - Fine Arts Institute

Fine Arts Institute Highlights:

  • WIC Fine Arts Cabaret
  • Senior High Band Trip
  • Calgary High School Drama Festival
  • WIC Talent Show
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