Emerging Aboriginal Scholars Summer School

TitleEmerging Aboriginal Scholars Summer School
Faculty/College/UnitScience
StatusActive
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2013
Project Summary

We would like to continue the implementation of a five week summer school where Aboriginal high school students will be: taking courses at UBC; working with members of the university community; discussing issues relevant to Aboriginal cultures; exposed to career possibilities.

Aboriginal students currently attending high school will come to UBC five days a week for five weeks to take courses in math and English in the morning; three afternoons a week they will be working with a member of the university community in an area of their choice and they will be paid $100 for 7.5 hours of work a week for their work.

Thursday afternoons they will meet in a circle with Elders and various members of the Aboriginal community to discuss a variety of issues regarding Aboriginal cultures, and learn about career possibilities among other things.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2013/2014
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorMelania Alvarez
Year 1: Funded Amount29,000
Year 1: Team Members

Melania Alvarex, Mathematics, Faculty of Science
Debra Martel, First Nations House of Learning
Rick Ouellet, First Nations House of Learning

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2014/2015
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorMelania Alvarez
Year 2: Funded Amount30,000
Year 2: Team Members

Melania Alvarez, Mathematics, Faculty of Science / Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
Debra Martel, First Nations House of Learning
Rick Ouellet, First Nations House of Learning