Biospecs is a science-and-health-focused summer camp for newcomer youth. This weekend camp will consist of group research projects, guest speaker talks on career planning, and hands-on workshops and experiments. To ensure accessibility for all, the program will be delivered free of charge. By providing an introduction to topics like the brain, medical technology, and scientific communication – facilitated by professionals and/or professional school students in healthcare – we hope to spark newcomer youth's curiosity in STEM and grow exposure to scientific fields that might be of interest to them.
To learn more about the program itinerary and details on the learning sessions (which includes exciting practical knowledge workshops like suturing!), please feel free to browse through our schedule overview.
The July cohorts of the Biospecs summer program will be running at Richmond Hill Central Library. The August cohort will be running at Toronto Public Library Fairview Branch.
Dates for July Cohort at Richmond Hill
July 8th: 10am - 2pm
July 16th: 12 - 4pm
July 22nd: 10am - 2pm
July 29th: 10am - 2pm
Dates for August Cohort in Toronto
August 5th: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
August 13th: 2 - 4 pm
August 19th: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
August 26th: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Biospecs can accommodate up to 25 newcomer youth, from grades 7-12, to join our camp for each session. Spots are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
If yourself or someone you know may be interested in partaking in this opportunity to nurture your scientific curiosity in a supportive environment amidst like-minded peers, join in the fun!