IMAGINING UVic is a summer camp and seminar series intended to encourage young women to pursue STEM fields. The program will be held at the UVic campus, providing participants with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the university environment. 

The summer camp portion of the program will run July 4 – 8, 2022, from 10:00am to 3:30pm each day. Interactive sessions lead by cutting-edge researchers will introduce participants to new and exciting math concepts which go beyond the BC curriculum. Participants will also have various opportunities to interact and form connections with professors and graduate students in mathematics.

Collaborative problem-solving will be emphasized throughout the week.  Participants will also have the opportunity to work together to present new mathematical concepts to the rest of the group. The camp will conclude with a fun team math challenge, designed to allow participants to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned throughout the week. 

In order to maintain a sense of community amongst the participants, the program will continue throughout the 2022/23 school year in the form of monthly seminars held on Saturdays (exact dates/times TBD). These half-day sessions will build upon the concepts introduced during the summer, while providing further opportunities for collaboration.

The program is open to girls (which we interpret in the broadest sense of the word) in the Victoria area who will be entering grade 11 or 12 in September 2022. We welcome non-binary, two-spirit, trans, and genderqueer individuals, as well as any other youth who identify with the program.

This program is by invitation only. In order to be considered, students must submit a personal application form, along with a reference form from a high school math or science teacher. Personal application and reference forms are both due by end of day on April 30, 2022. Late applications will only be considered if space is available.

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