Emerging Aboriginal Scholars Summer Camp

  • Start Date: 07/03/2012
  • End Date: 08/03/2012
Location: 

First Nations House of Learning

Description: 

Format:

 

Implementation of a five week summer internship camp
where students will be taking courses, working with members of the
university community, and learning about aboriginal culture, and career
possibilities.

 

Students will come 5 days a week to take courses in math
and English in the morning, three afternoons a week they will be working
with a member of the University community in an area of their choice,
and on Thursdays they will meet in a circle with various members of the
aboriginal community to learn about their culture, and discuss career
possibilities among other things.

 

Objectives:

 

To increase Aboriginal student participation, retention
and high school graduation rates by providing a more solid foundation in
Mathematics, Science and English in preparation for admission and
success in post-secondary institutions.

 

To expose aboriginal students to real life working
experience with faculty and other members of the university community
while working on a field of their choice.
Expose students to research and employment possibilities in a variety of
professions.
A hands-on working experience in a setting which encourages excellence.

Organizers: 

Melania Alvarez

PIMS BC Education Coordinator

Tel. 604-822-0404

www.pims.math.ca

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This project is a partnership between the Pacific institute for the
Mathematical Sciences and the First Nations House of Learning.

Sponsor: