Other Enrichment Opportunities

Other faculties, such as the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Law, offer enrichment opportunities for exceptional high school students. Check out the following interesting possibilities.

Apply now! Ethnography Lab Summer High School Program 2018

  • The Ethnography Lab in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto runs a week-long anthropology program for high-school students interested in culture, social change, and history. Students from local high-schools will have a chance to explore Kensington Market’s history as one of Canada’s most celebrated multicultural neighborhoods.
  • As they learn about the market and its place in Toronto’s changing social landscape, students are introduced to interview techniques, archival research, field-note writing, and participant-observation.
  • The program is run by senior anthropology undergraduate and graduate students. Participants in grade 10, 11, and 12 are welcome to apply for this exciting intensive program, which usually runs at the beginning of July since 2016.
  • Space in this course is usually limited to 10-15 students. Materials are provided.
  • If you are interested in this opportunity, visit the information page for the 2018 Summer High School Program, fill out the application by May 30th, 2018, and submit by email to ethnography.lab@utoronto.ca

Faculty of Medicine's and Faculty of Law's Youth Summer Program

  • The Youth Summer Programs (YSP) allow high school students to experience what it is to be a student in Canada's premier Medical and Law Schools
  • Participants have access to the university's top academic and research professionals and take part in "hands-on" academic programming
  • The Med YSP offers an exclusive glimpse into the world of medicine and medical research
  • The Law YSP introduces the legal system and a variety of legal concepts
  • YSPs are held in July on the University of Toronto's downtown campus, and range in length from one to four weeks


Summer Archaeology Program

  • The Archaeology Centre at the University of Toronto will be running a week-long summer program for high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12 interested in history and archaeology.
  • Students will be introduced to flint-knapping, pottery making, archival research, excavation techniques and artifact analyses and have chance to visit the Royal Ontario Museum's backroom vaults.


Programs in Engineering

  • The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is committed to inspiring youth within the community and across the world through outreach programming that focuses on engineering and applied sciences
  • These programs range from summer live-in programs to weekend courses during the fall and spring terms

Programs in Math for Exceptional High School Students

  • Math Academy is a weeklong intensive course on advanced topics in math (in other words, real math). Students apply for a spot by completing a challenging problem set. Applications are due Feb 4 for both the March Break and August sessions.
  • The Math Mentorship Program allows exceptional math students in grade 11 and 12 to pursue a research project under the guidance of a graduate student or faculty member.
  • The Math Outreach also offers many other programs for youth in grades 1-12 


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