Each week, you learn through hands-on activities and special projects related to your field of choice. You have weekly meet and greets with mentors who talk about their experiences in the field and answer your questions. Mentors can be students in the program, professors or people working in the field.
Our enrichment programs
Introduction to Science
Thinking about studying science at university? This program is for you! Learn more about biology, biomedical science, biochemistry, chemistry and physics. Get a better idea of what you might want to study!
Software Engineering and Computer Science
This program introduces you to the anatomy and physiology of the human body at the cellular level. Hands-on activities cover sutures, injections, cast making and much more! Meet professors and students in medicine while touring and using University laboratories. You’ll also discover neurobiology and learn more about other health-care careers, including nursing, physiotherapy and pharmacy!
Biomedical Mechanical Engineering
The Biomedical Mechanical Engineering enrichment program lets you learn about current research in this field at the University of Ottawa. Visit campus laboratories and design a model of a prosthesis or artificial organ. Then, turn your design into a three-dimensional prototype using design software and 3D printers.
The STEM Leadership enrichment program helps you gain knowledge about STEM leadership and learn and build on leadership skills that will help you in your postsecondary studies as well as your future work. Leadership skills covered include stress management, project management, sustainable innovation and much more!
Electrical and Environmental Engineering
The Electrical and Environmental Engineering enrichment program lets you learn about current research in the field at the University of Ottawa. Visit campus laboratories and design solutions to environmental problems using electrical engineering concepts. Then, turn your design into a three-dimensional prototype using design software and 3D printers.
Crash Course: Introduction to Engineering
Discover five different types of engineering: biomedical mechanical, civil, computer, software, and electrical and environmental. Learn about possible careers in each one and participate in related activities. Use the University’s computer and science labs and classrooms. If you’re interested in engineering, but not quite sure which type, this is the right program for you!
Schedule: Summer 2023
Please note we’re closed July 3 (Canada Day statutory holiday) and August 7 (Civic Holiday).
- July 4 to 7 (4-day week): STEM Leadership
- July 10 to 14: Pre-medicine
- July 17 to 21: Introduction to Science
- July 24 to 28: Biomedical Mechanical Engineering
- July 31 to August 4: Software Engineering and Computer Science
- August 8 to 11 (4-day week): Electrical and Environmental Engineering
- August 14 to 18: Crash Course: Introduction to Engineering
Enrichment programs details
Completion of Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 by summer 2023.
All teen programs are generally taught in English with a bilingual instructor offering French support.
University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, SITE building
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$350 per week ($280 per week for four-day week programs)