Thursday, 17 November 2016

SHAD Summer 2017

The SHAD experience is a lifelong experience and begins with our month-long summer program, which will show you what you can achieve if you think big and pursue your extraordinary potential.

Each year, top-performing Grades 10, 11 and 12 students (Secondaire IV, V, or CEGEP 1 in Quebec) or the international equivalent, compete for a place in the month-long program, which is focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) disciplines. Approximately 700 students are accepted annually to participate and live in-residence on one of our host university campuses across Canada during the July program.

“SHAD is a time in your life when anything you think of can become a reality. I really believe if you go through high school without SHAD, you’re not getting the complete experience. It’s that essential. You have to go!” - Bruce Gao, SHAD '12

SHAD provides the unique opportunity to explore a university campus while still in high school, and experience higher learning in a supportive yet challenging environment. Included are lectures, seminars and workshops, presentations by industry leaders, working in teams to simulate a ‘startup’ project, and recreational activities.

For more information, click here. Application deadline is November 28, 2017.

Waterloo Unlimited Grade 11 Design Theme

From engineering and the environment to science fiction and virtual reality, students will spend a week exploring the theme of “Design” with a community of like-minded peers.

Program fee: $550 (includes meals; HST); Supervised hotel accommodation: $330

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Our ideal candidates are:

  • well-rounded academic achievers: literate, articulate, numerate, and collaborative
  • engaged with and contribute positively to family, community, and public good; and
  • curious about an array of subjects, creative, positive, responsible, and enthusiastic self-starters!
For more information, click here.

Silicon Halton TU20 Cup 2016/2017

The TU20 Cup is a multi-month event run by Tech Under 20; a division of Silicon Halton focused on motivating youth to get involved with technology and business. Teams of 2-6 students will work with the help of a mentor to innovate a solution using technology relating to the yearly theme, in advance to the day of the event. When the date comes, teams will bring forth a 5-minute pitch of their project to a group of judges. Then follows a 5-minute Q&A period, where the judges will review the project based on specified criteria, and award prizes to the top 3 teams. The event also includes multiple workshops, and a project walk around session.

Registration Deadline: Dec 5, 2016 at midnight

For more information, click here.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Helix Summer Science Institute

Applications for Helix Summer Science Institute 2016 are now being accepted. Please go to Apply to Helix for more information.

Considered one of Canada’s premier high school summer science enrichment program for high-performing students, we have experienced very high demand for spaces. Please consider applying early for summer 2016 in order to avoid disappointment.

In this intense and academically rigorous series of week-long, non-credit courses, students learn cutting-edge research through interactive lectures and hands-on labs, while experiencing life as an undergraduate student.

Helix Summer Science Institute runs during the month of July each summer. We offer streams in Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics, Biomedical Science, Applied Mathematics, and Environmental Biology and Chemistry. Each course draws upon actual research conducted within the Faculty of Science at York University and is developed and delivered by professors, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and graduate students.

Applications are accepted now.

First round application deadline: May 2, 2016
Second round application deadline: May 30, 2016
Final Deadline: June 1, 2016

For more information, click here.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Engineers without Borders "Social Change and Youth Leadership Conference"

Students are invited to attend the Social Change and Youth Leadership Conference (SCYLC) hosted by the Engineers Without Borders chapter at the University of Toronto. This conference is an exciting opportunity for high school students to develop leadership skills and learn about international development issues, including sustainability, climate change and risk management. The conference will be held at the University of Toronto, St. George campus from May 28 to 29 (we will be providing accommodation and food for students).

This year, the theme of the conference is Risk It! On Saturday, students will hear from guest speakers on risk and resource management in a global context. After a day of listening to our amazing speakers, they will stay overnight in one of the university’s residences and participate in meaningful discussions and fun activities. On Sunday, the students will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in a design challenge. Students will be divided into teams and given three hours to tackle a real-world development issue and the winning team will receive a prize.

The registration cost is $89 CAD and includes residence, all meals, conference materials, a t-shirt and other conference takeaways. Students may earn free admissions through referrals!

For more information about the conference, you can visit the following links below:

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Scientifically Yours @ Brock University May 12 & 13, 2016

What is Scientifically Yours?

Scientifically Yours is a two day residential workshop designed to encourage young people to continue their studies in the sciences and to pursue careers in science-related fields. Scientifically Yours provides an opportunity for students to learn more about science in a university setting.

What will I learn from the workshop?

You will learn about career opportunities from professionals who have careers in the sciences, including medicine, university research, and industry. Everyone will participate in six science and mathematics projects. Through the projects, you will get hands-on laboratory experience. The two-day event also includes a plenary lecture by a distinguished scientist, recreational activities, networking, and an opportunity to dine with a number of professional scientists. The workshops will be conducted with the assistance of Brock University student mentors, staff and faculty members.

For more information, click here.

DX Canadian High School Design Competition

Design Exchange is proud to announce the 20th Annual DX Canadian High School Design Competition. This competition promotes the study and awareness of all design disciplines in schools across Canada and is open to all high school students at junior (grades 9 and 10) and senior (grades 11 and 12) levels.

Prizes are awarded at both levels in five categories:

  • Industrial Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Costume Design
  • Architecture/Interior Design
  • Graphic Design

Submission deadline: April 25, 2016

More information can be found here.

Waterloo Unlimited - Grade 10 Program

Just a quick reminder of the application deadline: MARCH 9, 2016

Waterloo Unlimited is a Canada-wide enrichment program for students of exceptional potential. High school students will experience lectures, seminars, workshops, labs and social time with faculty and students on campus at the University of Waterloo.

Waterloo Unlimited Grade 10 program | Theme of "Change" | Sunday, May 15 - Thursday, May 19, 2016

We live in the midst of change: technological change, social change, political change, environmental change. In modern times humankind has experienced an unprecedented rapidity of change. How do we adapt, or not adapt... and what are the consequences? Students will consider the perspectives of scientists, engineers, writers, and philosophers, as they examine the dynamics of "Change".

Program fee, includes meals: $500
Supervised overnight shared residence accommodation: $160

Details and a printable brochure for students:

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Inspiring Future Women in Science conference

Perimeter Institute (in Waterloo, Ontario) is hosting its third Inspiring Future Women in Science conference on Friday April 15, 2016 from 9:00 am – noon. The conference is aimed at bringing together like minded young women currently in high school with a strong interest in pursuing science as a career path.

The conference is tailored to giving female high school students an opportunity to interact with STEM professions through keynotes, panel discussions and mentoring.

Additional information and registration form may be found at:

Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on an as received basis.