All Hands On Tech

For students entering grades 6 & 7

The All Hands On Tech program will provide students with the opportunity to explore and learn about the many forms of digital creation that are encountered in their daily lives. Students will have the opportunity to engage with and to learn about coding, digital imaging and 3D modeling. As well, learning opportunities will be presented depending upon the passion, skill and enthusiasm of the group!

2019-2020 Schedule

Day: Mondays
Start Date: September 9, 2019
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
End Date: June 1, 2020

Students interested in this course must first fill out the Student Information Form to receive a full application package.

TeacherLocationCostRequirementsPlease fill out form
Mahesh ChuganiWest Vancouver Secondary
Room C236
$1250Students must bring their own laptop with a minimum i5 processor and dedicated video card.Student Information Form

Refund Policy: The deposit cheque of $125 is non refundable. If a student withdraws, a fee total of $500 must be provided to cover the cost of the VEX IQ Robotics Kit.


Todd Ablett

Todd Ablett

2015 – Teacher at West Vancouver Secondary School
2000 – 2015 – Began teaching basic robotics in his classroom

Realized that competitive robotics engaged students who were considering career paths that required a strong background in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Provided education, instruction & coaching to over 70 students per year
Coached up to 20 competitive robot teams each year
Qualified and attended the VEX Robotics World Championships since 2007

2012 – Won the VEX Robotics World Championship title winning over teams from countries that included United States, Australia, Singapore, China and the United Kingdom

Dr. Mahesh Chugani

Dr. Mahesh Chugani is an Electronics Engineer who has worked as a Software Engineer at National Instruments (Austin, Texas, USA), and as Director of Support and Training at Momentum Data Systems (Huntington Beach, California, USA).

He holds the following credentials:

(a) Diploma in Electronics and Radio Engineering from Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune, India.

(b) Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from College of Engineering, Pune, India.

(c) M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA.

He has authored numerous technical publications, and has also coauthored two books.

Recently selected to be on the Educational Advisory Committee of Canada’s ICTC (Information and Communications Technology Council) Digital DASH initiative.

Cari Wilson

Cari Wilson is an educator with over 20 years of classroom experience, much of that in a BYOD environment. Cari is currently the Elementary Innovation and Technology Lead Teacher in West Vancouver Schools. With a Masters Degree in Education Technology, Cari is passionate about helping students use and explore technology in a meaningful, engaging way. Cari is currently the 1st Vice-President of CUEBC (Computer Using Educators of BC) and she sits on several Ed-Tech related committees. Cari hopes to encourage more girls to get excited about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) related careers!

For more information:

Diane Nelson
Director of Instruction
Ignite Your Passion program

Office Direct Line: 604-981-1150

Chris Parslow
Directeur-adjoint/Vice Principal
École Pauline Johnson
Ignite Your Passion program

Phone: 604-981-1225


Robot moves in a square


Lightweight robots