Location: Town of Deep River, Ontario, 200 km north west of Ottawa in the Ottawa Valley, close to Algonquin Park.
Deep River Campus
2008 Program Dates:
June 29, 2008 – Arrival
August 9, 2008 – Graduation and departure
Program Research Opportunities:
At the Chalk River Laboratories, there is a wide range of research in science and engineering with AECL, and in material science with NRC (National Research Council). At Bubble Technology Industries Inc, the focus is on manufacturing research and development related to detection and measurement of ionizing radiation. Activities in this private-sector laboratory span physics, chemistry and engineering. The Petawawa Research Forest hosts DRSA projects in forest ecology, biodiversity, and old growth and ecosystem science. Cosray Technology Center provides research opportunities in molecular biology and proto-type development. A significant portion of the research projects are related to environment and climate change issues.
Deep River Campus program engages students as active participants in this research, requiring them to conduct experiments, analyze results, write a final report and give an oral presentation of their findings, under the direction of a professional scientist or engineer, and a graduate or undergraduate tutor. The research projects are developed by the hosting laboratories each year. The exact nature of each project is not finalized until April/May and students will be notified of the details of the research projects after they are offered a place.
Deep River Campus awards two Ontario high school credits* on successful completion of their program. There are two options for study at the Deep River Campus: either
a) Co-op credit in research combined with academic credit
Students spend three days per week working on a research project in a laboratory for which they are awarded a co-op credit in a work place based research project, and two and a half days a week in classroom study, working towards a Grade 11 or Grade 12 Academic credit SBI3U, SBI4U or SPH3U. Research in the laboratory will complement the classroom study subject area.
or b) Co-op credits in research
There is also an option to do research five days a week resulting in two co-op credits being awarded. The credits awarded depend on the type of research students undertake and the qualifications they have already attained. In the past, students have achieved co-op credits at the Grade 11 or Grade 12 level in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Mathematics and Computer Science.
*subject to Ministry inspection
NEW! In Ontario, the Grade 12 credits awarded, including co-op credits, are now eligible for university entrance and Ontario scholarships.
Accommodation & Recreation:
Students share double rooms in cottages grouped around a small lake. Hiking, canoeing and swimming are all available and weekend trips are organized to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities in the Deep River area.