Summer Camp Opportunities for Aboriginal Students

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



2017 SFU Academic Summer Camp for Aboriginal Students - July 4th to July 29th



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.


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

 9:00 -  9:30 am Breakfast
 9:30 - 12:15 pm Math/English
12:15 -  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)


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