Inspiring and challenging top students to excel in science and innovation.

In weekly meetings, students learn essential skills, meet top experts and innovators and apply their new knowledge and skills. We have modeled the program after excellence programs in high performance sports, such as Own the Podium and the farm system in hockey. There is a progression where students are increasingly supported and challenged. With the extra support of this program, students will be expected to excel in national and international science, technology, engineering and math challenges.

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Application Details

We are pleased to announce the opening of applications for next school year's Future Science Leaders program.

  • Applications will be open until 8pm on Friday, May 20.
  • Applicants must be entering grade 10 or 11 in September, 2016.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a keen interest in science and technology and an ability to excel as an individual and as part of a team.
  • Only completed applications will be reviewed.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to download our application checklist to ensure they are prepared to submit their applications.

Note: We generally receive twice as many applicants as we have space in the program, thus, we aim to find students that are the best fit.

Program Details

  • Future Science Leaders covers many areas of science and is a multi-year program. Students must enter in the Discover Year (see below).
  • The program runs every Tuesday from 4:30pm–7pm starting in September 2016 and through to May 2017.
  • There is a cost of $475 for the program. Bursaries are available and no student will be excluded on the basis of financial need.

Program Structure

Students connect with a powerful peer network of future science leaders, taken from BC's most talented students. With the experiences and lessons of the Future Science Leaders, we expect that they will also connect with students of their calibre from around the world. Future Science Leaders students meet and learn from BC's top science and technology and business leaders. Each week, students participate in innovative learning and skill building activities after learning of cutting edge research, academic theory and industry opportunities.

The Future Science Leaders students are recognized and profiled throughout the province as role models to inspire younger students to reach for science excellence.

Discover Year

This is the entry point for Future Science Leaders (grades 10 and 11). Students learn about advanced topics as described in the general program description.

Innovate Year

After completing the Discover Year, students can apply to the Research or Engineering streams of the Innovate Year. These options allow students to apply their skills to real world challenges. The Engineering students participate in robotics competitions and the Research students do original research with the goal of publishing their work.

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Future Science Leaders would not be possible without the generous support of:

STEMCELL Technologies
PNG Enterprise Foundation
Jenny Drake & Mike Cormack
Schneider Electric
Wertz Family Foundation
Craft Geeks
SAP Canada Inc

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.