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Summer adventures: International high school students explore university’s programs

A student from Saltus Grammar School in Bermuda participates in a sailboat racing activity at an enrichment camp hosted this summer at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
A student from Saltus Grammar School in Bermuda participates in a sailboat racing activity at an enrichment camp hosted this summer at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

What’s life like at a Canadian university and what will you learn once you’re here? High school students from Jamaica, Bermuda and Brazil recently visited the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to find out.

A total of 61 students in grades 10 and 11 from five different schools came to campus this summer to participate in hands-on enrichment camps, where they explored the university’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs and got a taste of the post-secondary experience. Activities included:

Students from Hillel Academy in Jamaica visited campus May 25 to 31, followed by Warwick Academy students from Bermuda June 12 to 17. The next groups of students were from Bermuda’s Saltus Grammar School and Mount Saint Agnes Academy (June 25 to 30), and from Lato Sensu Educational Centre in Brazil (July 7 to 15).

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“All of these schools are known for their academically rigorous, STEM-focused programs, and for preparing their students to be tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology was pleased to provide these students with valuable experiences to complement their studies. We hope the enrichment camps inspired curiosity, nurtured their passion for science and technology, and showed them how it’s possible to turn that passion into a career.”
-Joe Stokes, Registrar, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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