Summer Camp Opportunities for Aboriginal Students

The Mathematics Departments at SFU along with the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) is offering a summer camp opportunity for aboriginal students.

 

This camp is free.

 

2015 CMS/PIMS/UBC Aboriginal Math Camp

 

This new camp is a week-long day camp that will provide Aboriginal students with a unique and unforgettable experience within the beautiful world of mathematics. The atmosphere is friendly and non-competitive.

Participants will enhance their mathematical understanding through hands on activities and advanced problem solving while learning about career possibilities within science and engineering.

There are also some social and cultural activities, as well as a guided tour of UBC.

For more information please visit the 2015 CMS/PIMS/UBC Aboriginal Math Camp Website.

 

2015 SFU Academic Summer Camp for Aboriginal Students - July 2nd to July 31st

 

We invite Aboriginal students from Grades 8-11 to complete the application form. Applications should be scanned and emailed to irmacs-summercamp2015@sfu.ca or mailed to:

Summer Camp 2015
The IRMACS Centre
ASB 10905
8888 University Dr.
Burnaby, BC
V5A 1S6

 

The submission deadline is Monday, April 27. We will accept 25 applicants in the program.
The camp will take place at SFU Burnaby Campus between July 2-31, 2015.

 

The camp is organized and supported by the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the SFU Faculty of Science, the SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, the IRMACS Centre, and the SFU Department of Mathematics. The NSERC PromoScience Program will provide a partial financial support for the camp.

Our main objectives are 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.
  • Expose Aboriginal students to real life working experience with faculty and other members of the University community while working in a field of their choice.
  • Help Aboriginal students to realize that the University is a place for them and to feel empowered while here.

 

We invite Aboriginal students from Grades 8-11 to send us the completed application form. Applications should be scanned and emailed to irmacs-summercamp2015@sfu.ca or mailed to:

 

Summer Camp 2015,
The IRMACS Centre
ASB 10905
8888 University Dr.
Burnaby,BC
V5A 1S6

 

A typical day for the camp participants will go as follows:

 9:00 -  9:30 am Breakfast
 9:30 - 11:00 am Math/English
11:00 - 11:15 am Snack
11:15 - 12:45 pm Math/English
12:45 -  1:30 pm Lunch
 1:30 -  4:00 pm Various activities including chemistry, physics, engineering, computing science, earth science, sports & recreation, cultural and special events.

Camp participants will be paid $20/day.



 

For more information, please contact

Dr. Veselin Jungic
Department of Mathematics & The IRMACS Centre
Simon Fraser University
Phone: 778.782.3340
Email: vjungic (AT) irmacs.sfu.ca

 

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