IDEA—Indigenous Design and Engineering Academy
The IDEA (Indigenous Design and Engineering Academy) is a series of Indigenous-led programs grounded in Land-based learning.
These programs explore connections and interactions between Land-based knowledge systems and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Select the program area below to learn more about us!
IDEA: LEADER IN TRAINING
This program is designed for Indigenous secondary students who are interested in exploring leadership concepts and taking on community-serving leadership roles. Participants will engage with traditional and cultural knowledge, learn about STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math), and work with our team to share their enthusiasm for leadership and learning with a broad audience. Participants will be supported in exploring connections between Indigenous Land-based knowledge systems and STEM related activities.
This program includes the opportunity to earn volunteer hours with our summer programming for children and youth during the summer of 2022. The LIT program is excellent preparation for participants interested in taking on instructional or advisory roles with the Engineering Outreach Office.
This is an Indigenous-led program for Indigenous students in Grades 3-6 grounded in Land-based learning. This fun, unique, free program explores STEM concepts while making connections to the Land. Through a wide-range of engaging hands-on activities, participants will engage with traditional and cultural knowledge to explore cutting-edge topics in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.) Participants will also spend time exploring the University of Toronto's St. George campus with our team of Instructors. Our Instructors are current undergraduate and graduate students who will share their experiences and excitement for learning.
ABOUT IDEA PROGRAMMING
IDEA is committed to creating an environment that is inclusive of all persons and treats all members of the community in a respectful and equitable manner.
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