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SFU holding academic day camp for aboriginal students

Aboriginal math/english camp
Simon Fraser University is holding an aboriginal day camp for young mathematicians.

The day camp is from July 2nd to 31st at SFU’s Burnaby Mountain campus.

Students will participate in what essentially will be a month’s worth of university life.

That will include classes on math, science, and English.

But since it’s university life, activities will also include sports, as well as cultural and social activities.

As a bonus, students will get transit passes, breakfast and lunch, as well as a $20 a day stipend.

Veselin Jungic is a senior lecturer at SFU’s math department, he’s also directing the camp.

He says the goal of the camp is to engage aboriginal students academically and provide them with a foundation for them to succeed in math and science.

He also says the program will give the participants a taste of university life, and give them the academic confidence to succeed.

Jungic was recently in Kitimat and says he met many enthusiastic teachers and students, and hopes that students from the northwest will apply.

But because it’s only a day camp, he understands travel and accommodations for a month may be an issue.

There are only 25 spots open, and the application deadline is April 27.

More information can be found at: mathcatcher.irmacs.sfu.ca/math-camps/2015.

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