UBC Summer Science Program Information

What is the Summer Science Program?

A one-week cultural, health and science program for Indigenous students in grades 9-12.

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 and Indigenous 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 2023. 


When is it?

UBC Summer Science will be held from July 9th-22nd, 2023 at the UBC Vancouver campus.

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! 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). 

We are now accepting applications for 2023, please click here to apply ONLINE!

Applying via mail, please feel free to download the document:

Download Doc here to apply via MAIL

Please send to the following address:

Attn: UBC Summer Science Program

(Drew St. Laurent)

277-2206 East Mall

Vancouver BC

V6T 1Z3 Canada

Contact Information

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