Virtual Indigenous Science Experience

VISE 2023 will not be running this year. However, UBC Summer Science applications are open!

About VISE:

The Virtual Indigenous Science Experience (VISE) was created in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program was made to replace the CEIH’s long running Summer Science Program. In 2021, VISE took place online (mostly through Zoom), and high school students from grades 8 to 11 participated in workshops centered around science, math, engineering, pharmacy and more. They also participated in daily talking circles with Elders and learned about the Indigenous faculty, presence, and work at UBC. If COVID-19 restrictions do not allow us to gather in-person for UBC Summer Science from July 9th-22nd we will then offer VISE 2023. Closer to April 2023, we will announce if VISE 2023 will be running in July.

Who is VISE for? Indigenous students entering grades 9 – 12 in Fall 2023

When is VISE? July 2022 (exact dates TBD)

Where is VISE? Online via Zoom

Is there a cost? No, VISE is free to attend!

Feel free to get in touch with our team if you have any questions or comments at

Our Logo

Our beautiful logo was designed by Michelle Stoney a Gitxsan/Cree First Nations Contemporary artist. The 3 elements in the design include the feather, the mountain, and the salmon.

The feather represents peace, honour, resilience, and connects VISE with Summer Science.

The mountain represents foundational knowledge and the land/space which we greatly appreciate being a part of. This mountain, in particular, is called Stekyoden which is Gitxsan meaning “stands alone”.

The salmon represents the knowledge Elder Gerry shared with our team and many others. Salmon are determined and strong, they will do anything and work extremely hard to get up rivers where they need to be. Elder Gerry says, “Be like the salmon, they never give up. Follow their example, be determined and work hard to achieve your goals”.

VISE 2021 (Virtual Indigenous Science Experience)

Please find below the Virtual Indigenous Science Experience resources from all the 2021 workshops/sessions and check out the fabulous collage that celebrates and joins all the participants, elders, mentors, facilitators & volunteers from VISE.

2021 Resources here