Summer 

 

Join high school students from Toronto and around the world and actively engage in problem-solving and inquiry learning. Experience learning with exceptional teachers and university instructors with exciting full-day programming. Extended care included and lunch option available.

 

For students ages 10 to 13

The Aerospace Program integrates real-world applications of science, technology, engineering and math education.  Learn about exciting topics and innovations such as the International Space Station, the Mars rovers, and the James Webb and Hubble space telescopes.  Engage in hands-on activities such as model rocket-building, digital gaming (e.g. Kerbal Space Program), and simulating GPS technology.  Discover the latest developments in space exploration through expert guest-speakers, videos, and field trips such as visiting a planetarium.  The Aerospace Program is conducted on the University of Toronto Campus in downtown Toronto, easily accessible by the Bloor and Yonge/University/Spadina subway lines.   

 

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For students who have completed grade 5 Science but not started grade 8 Science.
 
We use our brains to think, but how often do we think about the brain? This summer day camp allows young brainiacs to learn about how their brain works and how they can use the principles of neuroscience to improve brain health, focus and take joy in their learning on the way to high school. The camp uses hands-on activities, field trips and art to introduce neuroscience and its applications to the real world to students.

 

This summer day camp develops more advanced neuroscience training for high school students in preparation for university. The focus is on independent lab design and experimentation to help students mature as experimenters both in data gathering and analysis. This camp simulates the environment of a research lab to help students develop a deeper understanding of how neuroscience research develops new knowledge in our world.

For students who have completed grade 10 Science.
 
This summer day camp develops more advanced neuroscience training for high school students in preparation for university. The focus is on independent lab design and experimentation to help students mature as experimenters both in data gathering and analysis. This camp simulates the environment of a research lab to help students develop a deeper understanding of how neuroscience research develops new knowledge in our world.

For more information email: brightlights@fireflyfoundation.org

 

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For students ages 10 to 13
 
Game Design Academy provides a fun and engaging introduction to concepts of game design and computer science. Over the course of a week, students will explore game mechanics, remix existing games and create new games from scratch. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on giant touchscreen TVs, create original music using code, and playtest each other’s games. The program takes a student-centred learning approach and seeks to equip the students with the knowledge and tools to continue delving into game design and computer science after the camp is over. No previous programming experience is required.

 

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GHEI Participant Dr. Aleksandra Leligdowics at MSF Ebola Treatment Centre, Monrovia, Liberia, December 2014.
For Students ages 13 to 16
 
Global Health Mini-Masters (GHMM) offers a specially designed curriculum for middle and high school level students who want to understand critical health challenges facing our world’s people and environment. If you want to learn and think about how you can contribute to making our world better than the GHMM Summer Program is for you. Your instructors will include health care practitioners,  researchers and advocates who in addition to their training and work in Toronto have experience across the world. The program will include case-studies with real social, economic, political, legal, ethical and health problems faced by world populations for you to think about solving and in so doing become an agent for change; an advocate and global citizen!  This program is in collaboration with the Global Health Education Initiative (GHEI) led by Postgraduate Medical Education at University of Toronto. For information on the GHEI and on the Global Health Mini-Masters Summer faculty and program click here.

 

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For students ages 9 to 12

Who are the people who bring about great changes in our world? How do they do it? Inspired by Getting Beyond Better, the new book by Roger L. Martin and Sally R. Osberg, participants in the I-Think Summer Institute will explore the mindsets and tools of social entrepreneurs, those dedicated individuals who target unfair systems and transform them for the good of all.  These inspiring leaders - call them disrupters, visionaries, or change makers - develop, build, and scale their solutions to bring about truly lasting social change - But to succeed in bringing about that change requires a different kind of thinking. 
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This one-week summer program offers students who really want to change the world the opportunity to learn to think like a social entrepreneur and apply Integrative Thinking to a real-world challenge.

 

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 Junior Program: For students ages 10 & 11
Intermediate Program:  For students ages 12 & 13
 
The UTS Summer Math Academy is a five-day program for grade 5 and 6 students who are interested in mathematical problem solving. The focus will be on interesting problems with elegant solutions. Participants in the UTS Summer Math Academy will have a chance to connect with other students with similar interests, become more creative and insightful problem solvers, and above all, have fun with mathematical ideas!

 

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Maximum City is an award-winning summer program and enriched curricular experience for young city builders entering grades 4-7 (Junior Camp) and 8-12 (Senior Camp) operating since 2010. It is taught by leading experts and is hosted on the University of Toronto campus and nearby sites. Maximum City has partnered with local museums and artists on citybuidling themes, and the program includes a range of hands-on activities in urban topics such as architecture, urban design, the environment, technology, civic engagement and transit. The program culminates in a design challenge which asks students to solve a real-life problem in our urban environment. Each week at Maximum City focuses on a different urban theme such as designing better public spaces or welcoming newcomers; students are encouraged to sign up for single or multiple weeks as each theme will be a stand-alone topic that relates to the next. For more information visit the Maximum City website.

Program spots will be filled on an ongoing admissions basis. Please register early to avoid disappointment. There is a limited number of scholarships available for those who qualify based on financial need; please email info@maximumcity.ca for more details.

 

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Open to students ages 10 to 13

If you are new to the art of debate and public speaking, this summer program is ideal to get you ready to think on your feet. Students will work with seasoned debaters and coaches to learn about public speaking and presentation, current events, civics, and core debate skills. Whether you are seeking to get involved in competitive debate or just want to feel more comfortable speaking in public, this program is sure to build confidence in your verbal skills.

No debate experience necessary!

 

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