Tackle engineering challenges, develop critical thinking skills, and design solutions to global issues during CREATE Weekends.
Updates regarding winter 2024 programming coming soon. Please join our mailing list for updates on future programs and registration times.
Winter dates TBA
UofT’s St George Campus
Unleash your creative problem solving on a journey that keeps getting more awesome every week
Turn your existing knowledge from math and science classes in school into real-world solutions.
Meet other high school students who love tinkering, building, and solving puzzles as much as you do!
Climate change, futuristic gadgets – how will you change the world?
CREATE Weekends encourages you to explore science, engineering, math and technology from a design perspective. Led by university students, you will explore advanced engineering topics and a range of projects engineers work on in order to build a better society.
Classes are divided by grade. Please read the course descriptions carefully to see which courses are offered to which grade group.
All classes run from 10:30am to 1:30pm, with a short break at halfway point at the instructor’s discretion. You are welcome to arrive from 10:00am onwards.
Winter dates TBA
10:00 AM–10:30 AM — Arrival
10:30 AM–1:30 PM — Lectures & Activities
1:30 PM — Dismissal
This program is offered to students in Grades 9–12 (2023/2024 academic year.)
Creating an Active Account
If this is your first time registering for one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account as you register. If you are successful in getting a spot in the workshop, your spot will be held for you as you complete the registration form, so no need to rush.
Please note that it is not possible to create an account before the registration date.
If you see that a course is waitlisted on the registration page, that means there are no available spaces. If a space opens up in the course, those on the waitlist will be notified immediately in the order that they registered.
A refund or a credit, less a $80 administrative fee is available for cancellation requests received by 11:59 PM ET on the Monday before the session start date. No refunds or credits will be issued after this point. Please note that this charge is to cover administrative processing fees. Thank you for your understanding! For more details regarding cancellation deadlines, please refer to your confirmation email once you have completed the registration process.
Your health and the health of our community are important to us. In light of circumstances around assessing symptoms, refund requests for programs that are received after the cancellation deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons who demonstrate financial need. To find out more about our bursary application process and to apply, please click here.
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Robotics: Build, Program, Innovate
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