Helix Summer Science Institute

Helix Summer Science Institute 2016 is now closed. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about Helix Summer Science Institute 2017.

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Considered one of Canada’s premier high school summer science enrichment program for high-performing students, we have experienced very high demand for spaces. Please consider applying early for summer 2017 in order to avoid disappointment.

In this intense and academically rigorous series of week-long, non-credit courses, students learn cutting-edge research through interactive lectures and hands-on labs, while experiencing life as an undergraduate student.

Find out what the Helix programs are like:

Helix Summer Science Institute runs during the month of July each summer. We offer streams in Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics, Biomedical Science, Applied Mathematics, and Environmental Biology and Chemistry. Each course draws upon actual research conducted within the Faculty of Science at York University and is developed and delivered by professors, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and graduate students.

Applications for Helix Summer Science Institute 2016 is now closed. Applications for Helix Summer Science Institute 2017 will be accepted starting in March 2017.

  • First round application deadline: May 1, 2017
  • Second round application deadline: May 31, 2017
  • After June 1, 2017 applications will only be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and subject to space availability.