Summer Science Program for Teens

This year’s Summer Science Program runs August 19-23, 2019

in partnership with:


Registration opens May 6, 2019

The Geneskool Summer Science Program offers teens a unique week long opportunity to learn the molecular biology techniques that scientists use every day. Through hands-on experiments and exciting guest speakers, this summer, you or your teen can explore aspects of biotechnology, genomics, inheritance, virology, forensics and microbiology to solve a murder mystery! 

The details:

  • Open to students who are entering grade 9 or higher in the fall
  • The week-long program packs each day with interesting science and fun, hands-on activities
  • Participants navigate the twists and turns of a murder mystery!
  • Guest speakers talk about their profession and the fascinating career opportunities out there involving science
  • The program is hosted at a university lab, giving participants a rare opportunity to conduct real experiments using state-of-the-art equipment
  • Cost to attend is $275. Note: Geneskool believes that our programs should be accessible to everyone, and we may be able to offer bursaries to students who otherwise could not afford to attend our Summer Science Program. To be considered for a bursary, please complete the application form and let us know that you are interested in applying for a bursary


Other benefits to attending the Geneskool Summer Science Program include:

  • Tour of the hosting university campus
  • Make new friends that have similar interests and aspirations
  • Have Fun!!!


How to register for Geneskool 2019 Summer Science Program

If you have questions about registration, please contact Eva Yap at or call (604) 675-1030. If you’re an international student and would like to participate in our program, please inquire first by contacting Eva.

  1. Purchase a ticket on Eventbrite to secure a spot in the program. Password to view the event page is geneskool19. Spots will not be secured until payment is received.
  2. Fill out and sign code of conduct/waiver form . Please see options below. Completed forms must be received in order for the student to participate in all activities and labs.
    1. You can fill out and sign this form digitally. Here’s a short tutorial on how to complete the form using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
    2. You can also print and fill out the form then scan the completed form for submission.
    3. If you don’t have access to a printer and/or scanner, please send your name and home address to Eva at . A hard copy of the form will be mailed to the home address you provided.
  3. See instructions below on how to submit the completed code of conduct/waiver form.
    1. If you completed the form digitally or are able to scan the completed form, please name the file “StudentLastName_StudentFirstName_Geneskool19.pdf” (e.g. Yap_Eva_Geneskool19.pdf) and submit the form via email to Eva at .
    2. If you are unable to submit the form via email, please mail the form to:

    Genome British Columbia
    Attn: Geneskool
    400-575 West 8th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Z 0C4


    Bursary Program

    We offer bursaries to students who otherwise could not afford to attend our Summer Science Program. Bursaries are intended to cover the registration fee only. Please see instructions below on how to apply to our bursary program.

      1. Fill out this form and submit it to Geneskool via email (Evelyn Sun, ) or by mail to:

    Genome British Columbia
    Attn: Geneskool
    400-575 West 8th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Z 0C4

    1. Wait for details on whether your application has been approved. You will receive a free Eventbrite ticket if your bursary application is approved.
    2. Complete and submit code of conduct/waiver form (please refer to instructions in the section above).


    What have past students had to say about the Summer Science Program?

    “[The Geneskool Summer Science Program] brought me to realize how amazing the experiments in genetics were, and that there were so many unknown things waiting to be explored. This really motivated me to go further into this fascinating field.”

    “This program has not only enhanced my knowledge in the world of biology but it has also deepened my interest of sciences. In the coming fall, I will be attending university for sciences and I can genuinely say Geneskool has inspired me to pursue a career in this field. In my personal opinion, I think doing university-style labs during this program has provided me with beneficial exposure to the type of education I will be receiving in my post-secondary studies.”

    “[The Geneskool Summer Science Program] helped me understand the extent of application of genomics and how that relates to my preferred areas of study, which is biochemistry.”