Day 1 of Bootcamp
Enjoy an opening ceremony with greetings from Huron, a civic leader as well as a Vipla Foundation Representative.
You’ll then begin to learn all about Design Thinking Methodology & Innovation, and receive your Challenge assignment.
Day 2 of Bootcamp
You’ll start brainstorming solutions to challenges with your peers all while receiving feedback from Vipla Foundation
Interactive Lecture with Huron Professor, Dr. Steve Bland, Chair of Huron’s Philosophy Department
Dr. Steve Bland
Experience an interactive sample lecture that will give you a glimpse into what you would experience in a Huron classroom. See for yourself how innovative, creative-thinking is valued in a Liberal Arts education and get a head-start on knowing what post-secondary learning challenges you to think and explore.
Dr. Bland studies issues in the theory of knowledge, including: the limits of knowledge; common obstacles to knowledge; and the status of scientific knowledge. He makes a concerted effort to apply what he learns in his research to his teaching on these topics.
Day 3 of Bootcamp
Turn your ideas into reality as you learn about the art of prototyping and begin to work on creative solutions to your assigned challenge Looking for some inspiration and guidance? We’re bringing a very special guest to share their real-life experiences with you! Enjoy a talk and interactive Q+A session with Jash Kalyani, an international student from Dubai who recently graduated as part of the Huron Class of 2022.
During his time as a Huron student, Jash was the Team Leader of Huron’s Governance, Leadership & Ethics program Innovation Catalogue – an impressive collection of case studies that explores major solution-oriented policy approaches to real life challenges. Since then, Jash has held multiple internships at the Royal Bank of Canada, the City of London Government as well as on campus at Huron. Now graduating, he’s already secured his full-time job after graduation at a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 company! Hear from Jash on how to use your new camp skills and Huron education to prepare you for the careers and global challenges of the future, and how these skills prepared him for all the dynamic experiences he’s had in his career so far.
Day 4 of Bootcamp
On this final day, you will prepare for your pitches! Using all the skills, guidance, creative thinking and inspiration from your first few camp days.
Wondering how to use your new-found skills and experiences to prepare you for university? We’re bringing current university students to share their tips and advice for how to prepare for life after high school. Who better to hear it from than current students who are involved in undergraduate research, student government, and have experienced the benefits of Huron’s student services, such as the offerings from our Career Development office – guaranteed paid internships, valuable volunteering opportunities, and career preparation workshops.