APPRENTICE GARAGE PROGRAM

Similar to approaches from organizations such as IBM, Google and Microsoft, the INSPIRE Apprenticeship Program engages teams of students in experiential-learning projects that tackle real-world, society-impactful problems. Guided by industry mentors, the student teams apply the state-of-the-practice techniques and technologies in science and engineering fields (software, electrical, mechanical or civil) through phases of problem and stakeholder analysis, design thinking, solution prototyping and validation and MVP presentation. The teams are also provided with training in effective strategies for working in diverse and inclusive multicultural teams.

BridgingRoots in Tuk

BridgingRoots in Tuk

Indigenous language and culture revitalization for the Mangilaluk School in...

FireForce

FireForce

Software Development for Security and Wildfire Management.

RainWise

RainWise

Sustainable Water Management in the Vancouver Island Area.

SanghSangai

SanghSangai

Impact measurement dashboard for Community Transformation across Nepal.

Bridging Roots

Bridging Roots

Software Development for Indigenous Education.

BloodSync

BloodSync

Live blood donation requests and Inventory Management.

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Helpline

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Helpline

Research on opinion of student on EDI accommodation satisfaction.

The Herluma Project

The Herluma Project

Project connects women+ to shelters and services for the GVECH.

CIFAL X Claremont Project

CIFAL X Claremont Project

A project to connect university and school build sustainable solutions.

Victoria Brain Injury Society (Fall)

Victoria Brain Injury Society (Fall)

Project with VBIS to help brain injury survivors.

INSPIRE Nepal – Team AKAS Project

INSPIRE Nepal – Team AKAS Project

Project that visualizes the impacts of Tearfund’s projects in Nepal.

ClimAct (Fall)

ClimAct (Fall)

Carbon Footprint Awareness for Teens.

INSPIRE Podcast: Empower You

INSPIRE Podcast: Empower You

Project to publish about innovation in science and engineering.

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

Project to track visitor traffic and park usage.

Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness (GVCEH)

Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness (GVCEH)

Project connects women+ to shelters and services for the GVCEH.

Victoria Brain Injury Society (Summer)

Victoria Brain Injury Society (Summer)

Project with VBIS to help brain injury survivors.

Resilient Urban Systems & Habitat (RUSH)

Resilient Urban Systems & Habitat (RUSH)

RUSH initiative fosters ecological healing through community engagement.

ClimAct (Summer)

ClimAct (Summer)

Carbon Footprint Awareness for Teens

Carbon Impact of Web Browsing (CIWB)

Carbon Impact of Web Browsing (CIWB)

Carbon footprint measurement and awareness of web browsing.