Power To Choose Aboriginal Youth STEM Camp

Largest Camp cohort to date - read UCalgary's Utoday story

Campers, staff, and volunteers from PTC STEM camp wish to send out a huge thank you to all the supporters and sponsors.  Besides all the University of Calgary and presenting/partnering groups that helped out with program content, sponsorship or discounts, we thank our corporate and private contributors. 


A special thank you to you to the corporate and private contributors who stepped up to our call, as we were able to take in all the kids who came: The A100, Janet Richardson, Enlighten Geoscience Ltd., Marion Kilgour, StartUpBySophia, VizworX Inc., RUN-WithIT Inc., Amanda Williams, and Elizabeth Burakowski. Other corporate community support includes VWR Scientific and SubWay. 


Thank you to all the special presenters/mentors for their inspirational stories and talks: Dean Lesley Rigg, Dean Bill Rosehart, Rob Cardinal (First Light Initiative), Sophia Fairweather (StartUPbySophia), and Rachael L'Orsa. 


Thank you to Chantal Chagnon for the smudge and sing, to Dr. Reg Crowshoe for the graduation blessing, and to Logan Arcilla (FIRST Robotics FRWestern Canada) for being there throughout. 


Read a story by Nicole Dunsdon,Schulich School of Engineering, about camp impact in UToday and to see all the UofCalgary partners or participating departments. 



A special thank you to the parents who encouraged their youth to come and to the kids for being such a great group!!!  Hope to see more of you next year. 


Finally, congratulations, thank you and job well done to Melody, Jenna and Rachel who were this year's summer camp staff and aboriginal biographer.  These positions were funded by a grant from Canada Summer Jobs and our camp would not go forward with out that support.