Join brilliant young minds from across the GTA at Experience Innovation @ UTS. Students who have completed Gr. 5 – Gr. 11 can choose from a variety of week-long programs that will shape their understanding of how the world works and how they can work in the world. Our programs offer participants the chance to explore advanced studies in a collaborative environment.
Type: Need based Age: 10 to 18 Details: Experience Innovation @ UTS GATE Initiative
Gaining Access Through Enrichment
University of Toronto Schools (UTS) welcomes interested students to attend our Experience Innovation programs in the summer of 2020.
Sometimes families need a little help, and UTS would like to lend a hand! Eligible students could receive one of a limited number of grants available for summer programs, which may include the cost of lunch and transportation.
Interested? Apply online now.
If you are not able to use the online application, please send an email to [email protected] to be sent a hard copy application form or call 416-946-5334 to make a request.
The application deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by at a later date. Application Details: Applicants are required to submit a copy of their most recent report card no more than one week after submission of the online application. As well, the teacher listed as a reference on the application will be contacted for said reference directly by our staff.
UTS is remarkable for all kinds of reasons, including an alumni that boasts two Nobel Laureates, twenty Rhodes Scholars, eleven Olympians, and three ambassadors. In the century since it was founded, UTS weathered some interesting times, including student protests in the 1960s. (At one point a student presented the headmaster with a blank sheet of paper saying "this is a list of our demands.") For many years, the school was at the centre of the debates that would, in time, bring some important advances to public schooling in Canada, including the abolition of matriculation exams and a 4-year secondary school program. In that and in so much else, UTS has marched to the beat of its own drummer, charting an innovative path through everything it has done. That’s true of the summer programs as well. They are of a kind that only UTS could supply. The sessions are unique, and uniquely inspiring, and lead by experienced school faculty. Kids who take part will find themselves in a group of peers who share their perspectives, their curiosities, and in many cases, their academic inclinations. That’s a lot. And it’s fun, too, all taking place in the heart of the country’s most diverse metropolis, and within one of the country's foremost academic institutions.
UTS’ “Experience Innovation" programs provide a fresh approach to the March break and summer experience. They offer students and parents a unique opportunity to explore what can be accomplished in a short period of time through creative learning experiences that combine education and fun, for an innovative experience that is second to none.
Our dedicated Program Leaders and Operations team work hard to make these experiences meaningful and enjoyable for all participants. All of our programs are run by UTS teachers in collaboration with our partners, including University of Toronto faculty and staff, and not for profit community organizations such as the Firefly Foundation. These partnerships open doors for participants to stretch themselves through inspired engagement.
If you’ve participated in one of our programs in the past, we look forward to welcoming you back! If you want to experience something that will stimulate and motivate you…look no further! We look forward to having you join us.
~“I used to think that wherever I was living, I should just accept it and I never once thought that I could change my community. Now, wherever I’m walking I think about how that place can be improved.”