EUReKA! Staff and Volunteers

Information for and about EUReKA! Staff and Volunteers

 For information about becoming a EUReKA! volunteer, please scroll to the bottom of this page.


 Meet our 2022 E! Team!

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At the beginning of the summer, we interviewed our 2022 team and asked them the following questions.         

  1. What is your favourite jungle animal?
  2. What is your favourite jungle movie?
  3. What plant are you (based on an online quiz!)?

Read what they answered below!

o   Kiera Duffy (Director)

Kiera

Kiera is in her 4th year of her BioPsychology degree. Fun Fact: Kiera is deathly afraid of grasshoppers!

  1. Zebra
  2. George of the Jungle, or the last scene in Starwars Episode 6
  3. Calathea; Like the calathea, you can be a tad bit dramatic! You have a great appearance and tend to make everyone around you smile.

o   Keanna Pilkington (Supporting Director)

Keanna

Keanna just graduated her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and she is starting her Bachelor of Education degree in the Fall. Fun fact: Keanna is a twin!

  1. Giraffe
  2. Old Jumanji
  3. Monstera Deliciosa; You're the kind of person everyone wants to be with! You have a big personality that makes everyone around you happy.

o   Zach Bullock (Assistant Director) Zach

Zach is in his second year of his Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology. Fun fact: Zach can solve a Rubiks cube in under 20 seconds, and he also owns and can solve a 10x10 Rubiks cube! 

  1. Orangutans
  2. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. He was in a jungle for a while, right?
  3. I am a monstera deliciosa. This means that I am the kind of person everyone wants to be with! I have a big personality that makes everyone around me happy. 

o   Gursevak Uppal (Technology Coordinator)

Gursevak

Gursevak is a second-year Bachelor of Science student. Did you know? Gursevak can solve the rubix cube under 30 seconds... I'm sensing a little bit of competition with our Assistant Director!

  1. Does Tarzan count? If not, then monkeys are pretty cool.
  2. Jumanji - The Rock and Kevin Hart, greatest duo.
  3. Monstera Deliciosa; Youre the kind of person everyone wants to be with! You have a big personality that makes everyone around you happy.

o  Nathan Rancier

Nathan

Nathan just graduated his Bachelor of Science with a Chemistry major. This summer is Nathan's second year as an instructor with EUReKA!. Fun fact: Nathan is a self-taught coder using Lua programming language!

  1. My favourite jungle animal has got to be lions.
  2. Madagascar is definitely a classic!
  3. According to this unorothodox quiz, apparently, I am a cactus. Why? Because apparently cactuses are reliable friends and are social and extroverted.

o   Madeline McIntyre-Ponsioen

Madeline

Madeline is in her fourth year of her Bachelor of Science with a major in Math. This summer is also Madeline's second year as an instructor with EUReKA!. Did you know? Madeline can't whistle!

  1. Jaguar
  2. Madagascar
  3. Calathea; Like the calathea, you can be a tad bit dramatic! You have a great appearance and tend to make everyone around you smile.

o   Marie Busch

Marie

Marie just graduated her Bachelor of Education in STEM. Marie was an instructor with EUReKA! back in 2019 and she decided to come back for round 2 this summer! Fun fact: Marie has an amazing cat named Pemberton who she has trained to come when she uses chickadee calls.

  1. Jaguar, I really like big cats.
  2. The Jungle Book.
  3. Fiddle Leaf Fig; Youre unique! You like to stand out and do things your own way. While buzzfeed quizzes are the ultimate authority, I like to think that I am a cooler plant. Something like a fern, I like ferns.

o   Maggie Burwash

Maggie

Maggie is in her second year of her Bachelor of Science Degree. Fun Fact: Maggie loves to ski in winter!

  1. Toucan
  2. The original Jumanji
  3. Peace Lily; You're the parent in your friend group! You give the best advice and you're sweet.

o   Kacie Long

Kacie

Kacie is going into her second year of Population and Community Health: Aboriginal and Rural Health; Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree. Did you know? Kacie is known as "speaker kid" on the ski hill.

  1. A lemur
  2. The lion king, I cry every time
  3. Monstera Deliciosa; You're the kind of person everyone wants to be with! You have a big personality that makes everyone around you happy.

o   Abigail McIlravey

Abigail

Abigail is in her second year of her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies. Fun Fact: Abigail can't whistle. :( 

  1. Capybara
  2. The Jungle Book - the original. A classic. 
  3. Monstera Deliciosa; Youre the kind of person everyone wants to be with! You have a big personality that makes everyone around you happy. 

o   Luke Lindsay

Luke

Luke is beginning his Bachelor of Education program this fall. Luke volunteered with EUReKA! for a week last summer and is joining us as an instructor this year. Did you know? After wearing glasses and contacts for fifteen years, Luke recently had eye surgery to fully correct his vision. He hasn’t been able to see this well since he was in 1st grade!

  1. I find gorillas to be really fascinating!
  2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  3. Monstera Deliciosa; You're the kind of person everyone wants to be with! You have a big personality that makes everyone around you happy.

o   Taylor Carmichael

Taylor

Taylor just graduated her Bachelor of STEM Education, and she has her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Did you know? Taylor has been to 8 different countries, and has lived in Perth and Western Australia for school.

  1. Toucan
  2. The Jungle Book
  3. Cactus; Youre an honest and reliale friend! You love to be social and extroverted

o   Sophie Hirshmiller  

Sophie

Sophie is in her second year of her Bachelor of Education Elementary Studies. Fun Fact: Sophie played soccer in her university undergrad!

  1. Sloth
  2. The Jungle Book
  3. Monstera Deliciosa; You’re the kind of person everyone wants to be with! You have a big personality that makes everyone around you happy.

o   Carter Recchi 

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Carter just graduated his Bachelor of STEM Education. Did you know? Carter loves gardening, and is growing 12 different vegetables this year!


Volunteer for Summer 2022

If you would like to join the team as a volunteer please click here for more information. This link will allow access to the volunteer application document. Once the application is filled out it can be returned to the office either via email at eureka@tru.ca, dropped off in the office directly (room S230A in the Science Building Monday-Friday during the day), or mailed to:

EUReKA! Science Program
c/o TRU Science Office
805 TRU Way
Kamloops, B.C.
V2C 0C8


It is mandatory that all volunteers undergo a criminal record check (the police station does this service free for volunteers) and attend a short interview. No prior experience working with youth is mandatory, however, it is of course preferred. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. If you have any questions regarding volunteer applications feel free to call the office at 250 371-5534.

* Although we appreciate parent involvement with volunteer applications, we would prefer to correspond with you (the volunteer) about the possibility of volunteering with us.