In weekly meetings, students learn essential skills, meet top experts and innovators and apply their new knowledge and skills. We have modeled the program after excellence programs in high performance sports, such as Own the Podium and the farm system in hockey. There is a progression where students are increasingly supported and challenged. With the extra support of this program, students will be expected to excel in national and international science, technology, engineering and math challenges.
- Future Science Leaders covers many areas of science and is a multi-year program. Students must enter in the Discover Year (see below).
The program runs every Tuesday after school starting in September 2018 and through to May 2019.
- There is a cost of $500 for the program. Bursaries are available and no student will be excluded on the basis of financial need.
Students connect with a powerful peer network of future science leaders, taken from BC's most talented students. With the experiences and lessons of the Future Science Leaders, we expect that they will also connect with students of their calibre from around the world. Future Science Leaders students meet and learn from BC's top science and technology and business leaders. Each week, students participate in innovative learning and skill building activities after learning of cutting edge research, academic theory and industry opportunities.
The Future Science Leaders students are recognized and profiled throughout the province as role models to inspire younger students to reach for science excellence.
This is the entry point for Future Science Leaders (grades 10 and 11). The year is divided into six themes. To get an idea of what we do check out these pages from our year-end magazine.
After completing the Discover Year, students can apply to the Research or Engineering streams of the Innovate Year. These options allow students to apply their skills to real world challenges. The Engineering students participate in robotics competitions and the Research students do original research with the goal of publishing their work.
We have 3 sites for Future Science Leaders:
- Vancouver at Telus World of Science, Tuesday afternoons (4:00pm–6:00pm and 6:30pm–8:30pm)
- Abbotsford at Rick Hansen Secondary, Wednesday afternoons (3:30pm–5:30pm)
- Surrey, location to be confirmed, Thursday afternoons (4:30pm–6:30pm)
All applicants fill out the same application and indicate their site within the application.
We recommend downloading our checklist before starting the online application. It contains the application questions and a list of documents needed.
Applications will be accepted until May 22, 2018 at 11:59pm. Applicants must be grade 10 or 11 students in September 2018.
Only completed applications will be reviewed. Please note that we cannot accommodate space for all applicants in the program and we aim to find students that are the best fit for the program.