Interested in: Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Run by York University; Science Engagement
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York University; Science Engagement

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  

Run by York University; Science Engagement


About this Day Camp


  • Day Camp
  • Age 11 - 18 (Coed)
  • Specialized in Science (multi) and STEM—offers 7 activities
  • 1 session date to choose from
  • Cost starting from $440
  • Busing not available
  • Special needs support not available  

This camp is designed to build the following character traits:

  • Curiosity: Our programs use a discovery and inquiry-based learning approach with a focus on ‘learning by doing’.
  • Creativity: Our outreach model provides students with a chance to work on a variety of projects. This model helps foster problem solving, critical thinking, and an overall passion for STEM.

Each of our camps are high-energy, hands-on learning, and include a broad exposure to a variety of topics in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM). 

York University's Spark Lab Programs are week-long sessions designed for students in grades 9 to 12 who want more hands-on science. Using experiment-based learning, students explore physics, biology, chemistry and coding through lab work. Escape the traditional classroom and learn science by doing science. Programs run from 9:30am to 3:30pm daily, for four- or five-days depending on the week. Each session will allow participants to be involved in hands-on experiments, participate in mentor visits, and experience working in a university environment.

Research Spark courses are developed and delivered by graduate students and/or Professors and are based on the research they are doing at York.

Are you curious about how medications are discovered, produced, and how they work in our bodies? In the Pharmaceutical Chemistry course, you will learn answers to these and many other interesting questions about common medicines like Tylenol or Pepto Bismol and more complex drugs that treat heart disease, cancer, and viral and bacterial infections. In addition to classroom lectures and discussions of these topics, students partaking in the course will gain hands-on experience working with several drugs in a chemical laboratory performing their synthesis and analysis. Students will also explore the structure of the drugs and how they interact with their targets using Virtual Reality (VR) technology. By the end of the course, the participants will have learned several interesting examples, methods and techniques used in modern pharmaceutical chemistry and have learned the foundations of drug action in the human body.

About the Instructors: Chemistry Professors Kyle Belozerov and Derek Jackson have won a provinical honour for innovative teaching: the Minister’s Award of Excellence in the Future-Proofing Ontario’s Students, which recognizes faculty and staff who have led the way in adapting programs that support new ways of learning. 

They received the award for their work with virtual reality (VR) in chemistry courses. Motivated by the desire to help students learn the structure and behavior of complex molecules, the team leveraged the unique capabilities of VR to teach students about these molecules in a completely new, immersive and engaging, as well as accessible and equitable, way. The team developed a variety of interactive VR activities designed to help students manipulate molecules and research crucial aspects of the structure underlying their reactivity and biological function. The ability to mentally manipulate complex objects in three-dimensional space, known as “3D literacy,” is a crucial skill for all students majoring in STEM disciplines, and it is highly valued in the modern science and technology work environment.
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Science Engagement Programs offer innovative and engaging programs designed to inspire youth and discover exciting topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Our programs use a discovery and inquiry-based learning approach with a focus on ‘learning by doing’. Our outreach model provides students with a chance to work in small groups on a variety of projects. This model helps foster problem solving, critical thinking, and an overall passion for STEM.

Testimonials about our in-person programs:

  • Without exaggeration, this was a life changing week for our daughter. She arrived with a curious spark about science and left with a brightly burning passion. Her instructors Vanessa and Joey inspired her like no other educators. She would leave camp totally energized. Some nights she spent 2 hours recreating her day and sharing what she had learned. Then she would spend another couple of hours researching sigma and pi bonds, chemical reactions and brainstorming ideas for next year's science fair. 

    This was the summer camp she had been wanting her whole life to be part of. It wouldn't surprise me if years from now she will look back on this week and the impact it had on her.
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  • My daughter's main focus is dance. It's all she cares about. Wasn't sure how she much she would enjoy Mini Med. She was hooked from the first day. It was refreshing to hear her talk about everything she learned and how much fun she had! 
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  • This program is a chance for my child to do and learn more. The school system limits children; it doesn’t allow them to fly. We all look for programs that give our young ones wings. 
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  • A mix of hands-on experience and lectures, this unique introduction to the medical field beats all our expectations! It is one-of-a-kind, this seems to be the only camp that really talks about medicine and sciences which is fantastic! 

    Coming home from camp, my children go on and on about what they've learned and they talk about how they can discuss science with counselors who are studying science in university. My children will continue to delve into their science interests every summer with York University's camps. 
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  • My son told me that it was easy to make friends at this camp and that he learned something new that he never did before everyday. The teachers and volunteers have a lot to do with the success of this camp. I found them so enthusiastic and keen as well as knowledgeable, approachable and caring with the kids. Thank you.
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Session Dates and Rates

Jul 22 - 26. '24
Sentinel Park, Toronto, ON
334 Lumbers Building , 4700 Keele Street

09:30 - 13:30
$440
2024-07-22440

Activities

  Recreational         Instructional      
  Intense or Competitive

  Health Science
  Math
  Medical Science
  Nature/Environment
  STEM
  Technology
  Virtual Reality

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