- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Canada
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: February, March, April, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Other
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Business, Writing, Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Mathematics, Biology, Geology, Arts, Environmental Science
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: <$500
- Career Clusters: Health Science
- Credit Awarded: No
- Call: (613) 533-3181
Queen's University Enrichment Studies Unit connects students in grades 5 to 12 with the community built on growth, learning, and optimism. Students participate in on-campus and virtual programming leveraging the exceptional resources and accomplished members of the Queen's Community. Queen's ESU delivers industry-leading innovative academic University Experiences for Elementary and Secondary school students.
For more than 30 years, the Enrichment Studies Unit at Queen’s University has connected students in grades 5 to 12 with challenging and inspiring academics alongside the dynamic learning and living environment of university life. Providing an inclusive and unmatched mix of opportunities, ESU makes an unmistakable difference: nurturing curiosity, fostering development, and enriching the potential of all students.
Enrichment Online: Week-long online courses designed and delivered by Queen's University graduate students and professionals designed for engaged students in secondary and upper year elementary school. These engaging programs can be completed in the evenings with at least 2 live sesssions for students to discuss and learn together.
March Break Virtual University Experience: A live virtual program designed to engage students in group collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. Participants will work together to solve real-world problems and learn from Queen's professionals and graduate students in the areas of Engineering, Business, Innovation and much more.
In-Person Programs on the Queen’s University Campus:
Three to five-day programs in academics and leadership are offered during the spring and summer. Students take a course of their choice, stay in residence, experience campus life in a supervision environment with an undergraduate mentor.
* Due to the restrictions and challenges presented from the spread of COVID-19, many of these programs may move online with a program schedule set for the time and week.
Spring Programs: Enrichment Mini Course (EMC) for grade 9-12 students, Seven Eight Enrichment Days (SEEDS) for grade 7-8 students, and Five Six Enrichment Days for grade 5-6 students.
Summer Programs: Summer Enrichment Experience @ Queen's (SEEQ) for students going to grades 8 to 12.
Highlights of our programs:
Choice of one academic course from a variety of disciplines with 15 hours or 20 hours of classroom instruction over 3 to 5 days
Intensive hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities with Courses taught by Queen's students, faculty, and community professional who are experts in their field
Mentorship provided by Queen's University undergraduate students with full supervision at a 8:1 student:supervisor ratio
Program fees are inclusive of all costs, activities, and fees.
Cost and Session Information
Please check our website for detailed information on dates and programs fees.
During 6th and 7th grade I was fortunate enough to have participated in the E=MC2 and Seeds in Residence programs run by the Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's University. As a kid, I struggled to connect with the regular programing taught through my elementary school and often found myself board and unmotivated. When the ESU program was presented to my class I jumped at the opportunity to attend classes in a University setting! During my first year I completed the 'drama and dance' program and after an incredible experience I decided to come back to Queen's to study the 'medical studies and anatomy' program. The educators for this program were so incredible. They made science accessible and fun all while teaching me content that I would have never had the opportunity do learn at school. The ESU program impacted me so strongly that I decided (at age 13) that I was going to do whatever it took to attend Queen's University. I am now 24 and have completed a BAH in Sociology and am in the middle of an MSc in Epidemiology.- both at Queen's. This program is so important and I could not stress enough what ESU has given me. Thank You!- J. Aman - May 7, 2020