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Enrichment opportunities

Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at University of Waterloo – panel on careers in quantum and STEM 

Are curious where an undergraduate degree in mathematics, science or engineering can take you? Join IQC to hear from panelists as they discuss their career journeys that were launched from STEM degrees.


  • Kristine Boone, PhD candidate, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), University of Waterloo
  • Na Young Kim, Associate Professor, IQC, University of Waterloo
  • Adele Newton, Executive Director, CS-Can | Info-Can

Join live on Youtube on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m!

Spot the Hoax!  King’s College Halifax, School of Journalism webinar – March 28 at 3 p.m. (E.T.)

Wonder how to verify headlines on your newsfeed? How do you tell fact from fiction on social media and the news? Interested in learning how journalists fact check news stories? Join our virtual workshop and learn how to spot a hoax!

Tim Currie, the Director of the King’s School of Journalism, will lead a workshop that examines viral headlines to help you learn how to fact check and debunk false headlines and to recognize actual news stories. This workshop will help you build media literacy skills that will help you navigate the digital media landscape. Tim Currie will also be able to answer any questions you may have about King’s journalism programs.

Register here.

Science Unlimited Summer Camp at University of Toronto

Science Unlimited offers high school students in grade 10 or 11 (students must have completed grade 10 or 11 by August 2021) a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a week of workshops from the Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Math, Physics and the School of the Environment.

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, for 2021, Science Unlimited will run a 50 participant, one-week virtual camp with half day workshops. 25 students will have their workshop in the morning and 25 will have their workshop in the afternoon.

  • Dates: August 9-13, 2021
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m. daily
  • Location: UofT Downtown Campus
  • Cost: $150 (Financial assistance in the form of bursaries and scholarships available, contact outreach@physics.utoronto.ca for more information before the application deadline)

Application Deadline: April 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 

Apply for SummerCamp 2021

University of Waterloo – enter the quantum world (virtually)

Apply for a freevirtual enrichment program called Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS). Hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, QCSYS will run August 3 – 13, 2021 and will be offered online. At QCSYS, discover how physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, and more combine into one of the most exciting topics in modern science: quantum information.

You will get to:

  • See how the world works at the quantum level
  • Understand phenomenon like quantum superposition and entanglement
  • Learn how quantum technology will transform computing, imaging and cryptography

This school is for students who are:

  • In Grades 11 or 12 (or equivalent) — exceptional Grade 10 students may be accepted, space permitting
  • Age 15 and older
  • Enrolled in or have completed Grade 11 mathematics or higher (Grade 11 physics is recommended but not mandatory)
  • Fluent in English

Spaces are limited! Applications, including references, are due April 30, 2021. 

Start your application today.

Government of Ontario Student Jobs

Student jobs with the provincial government are now posted on their website.