Our Mission

Established in 1991, the University of Victoria's Science Venture program is operated in partnership with the Faculties of Science, Engineering, and Education.  Programs include hands-on workshops, summer camps, school workshops, and community events for youth 5 to 18 years of age.


To inspire all Vancouver Island youth to explore their potential and discover their vital role in the world through life changing science, engineering, and technology experiences.


  • Ensure that socio-economic backgrounds do not limit youth who may participate in our programs
  • Provide positive role models and dispel stereotypes associated with the fields of science, technology and engineering
  • Introduce youth to the university environment in a non-threatening and fun manner
  • Inform youth about science, engineering and technology as career choices