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Chaperones needed for 11-day summer school

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is looking for chaperones for the Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS), August 5-15, 2020.

We accept 40 high school students from around the world to IQC at the University of Waterloo. They stay at the University of Waterloo campus, usually in the Ron Eydt Village (REV). The school runs August 6-14, 2020 with students arriving on Wednesday, August 5 and departing Saturday, August 15.

Chaperones are required to supervise the students the duration of the school, including staying with them during the lessons. Work begins Wednesday, August 5 with airport pickups, greeting students who are dropped off and helping students settle in.

While no two days will be exactly the same, you can expect the following format:

Time Activity
7:00 am Wake-up call
7:15 am Get ready and have breakfast at REV
8:30 am Walk to IQC
9:00 am Lectures
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Lectures
5:30 pm Dinner at IQC
7:00 pm Evening activity
9:00 pm Free time in REV
10:30 pm Lights out


Evening activities include outings such as laser tag, movies, a sports night and dinner. One day will include a group outing to Niagara Falls.

On Saturday, August 15, you will make sure students are ready and on time for their ride to the airport. Once all the students have departed your work is done.

We are looking for three female and three male chaperones who are 19 years old or older. All chaperones must get a Vulnerable Sector Police Check. You will be reimbursed for your police check.

During the school you will stay with the students in REV; you will get your own room. Your meals, accommodations and evening activities will be covered by the school. You will be paid $1100 for the 11 days.

Prior to the school we will hold mandatory meetings to introduce the chaperones to each other and to go over all expectations and rules for supervising minors.

If you are interested in applying to chaperone or have any questions please email kkuntz@uwaterloo.ca with a resume and a brief paragraph of why you'd be suited for this position.

Deadline to apply is May 31, 2020.