UBC Summer Science Program

Applications for Summer Science 2024 are now OPEN! Deadline has been extended to May 15th

What is Summer Science?

A one-week cultural, health and science program for Indigenous students in grades 8 – 11. The program promotes interest in health and science programs through firsthand experience at the University of British Columbia. You will make friends and memories that will last a lifetime! Throughout the program, you will learn from our Summer Science Elder(s) as well as the numerous program coordinators and workshop facilitators! You will also get the opportunity to go out and enjoy some of the things Vancouver has to offer (i.e Jericho beach).

Frequently asked Questions

How much does UBC Summer Science and VISE cost?

There is a $200 program fee for UBC Summer Science. This fee goes towards accommodation and meals during the program. All other expenses (such as workshops, transit fares, admission to museums or attractions, etc) are covered while students are at UBC. The program fee does not include travel to and from Vancouver. Students are encouraged to apply for funding from their band or school district. There is a bursary application within the UBC Summer Science application to cover the program fee, if needed. 

When is the deadline for UBC Summer Science?

The deadline is May 15th, 2024 at 11:59PM

Is UBC Summer Science a two-week program?

For UBC Summer Science, students in grades 11 and 12 will participate from June. 30th – July 6th, 2024. Students in grades 9 and 10 will participate from July 7th – July 13th, 2024. Overall, each student will only be staying at the Vancouver campus for one week.

Is VISE going to be offered in July 2023?

If COVID-19 restrictions do not allow us to gather in-person, we will then offer the Virtual Indigenous Science Experience (VISE), which is Summer Science’s online counterpart.

Our program offerings

Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters who have made the Summer Science Program possible. Our supporters include FNHA, NSERC, and the UBC Longhouse, and many more!

Got a question? Contact us:

For any inquiries or questions regarding the Summer Science Program, please contact the Summer Science Program staff at:

Email (preferred way of contact)summer.science@ubc.ca

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