Summer Science Program 2019 – Applications Closed

Thank you for another wonderful turnout this year at the UBC Summer Science, we look forward to you all joining us next year!

What is the Summer Science Program?

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.

The Summer Science Program is a great opportunity to meet new friends, eat great food, connect with Elders/role models while enjoying fun, laughter and learning.

Program Goals

  • Inform students of health and science careers.
  • Provide information on post-secondary prerequisites, course planning, and admissions.
  • Offer a holistic education experience that includes cultural practices.
  • Provide Indigenous role models in health care and sciences.
  • Incorporate cultural knowledge into daily activities.

Who can apply?

Open to all students who are of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry. Students must be  going into grades 9 – 12 in the fall of 2019


When is it?

Session 1 Grades 10 & 11:  June 30th – July 6th, 2019.

Session 2 Grades 8 & 9: July 7th – July 13th, 2019.


How much does it cost?

  • Upon acceptance into the program, students must provide a $200.00 program fee.
  • 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.
    • Bursaries to cover the program fee of $200 can be available upon acceptance and as per request.

Why apply to the Summer Science Program?

You will gain valuable insight into future academic and career choices. You will make friends and memories that will last a lifetime! You will learn from our Summer Science elder, the many camp coordinators, and teachers throughout the program. You will get to go out and enjoy some of the things Vancouver has to offer.

How do I apply?

Fill out the Application form: SSP Application 2019

Submit the following to “Apply Now” below:

  1. Application Form
  2. Your most recent grades
  3. One reference letter


Contact Information

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

Telephone: 604.827.1444


Want to share the program with others? Download our printable info sheet here

Check out our Promo postcard with pictures and quotes from previous students!


Like our Instagram and Facebook pages for pictures from last year’s SSP!




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